Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2154
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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            By Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee:
       H.R. 2154.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article I Section 1. All legislative Powers herein granted 
     shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which 
     shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
       Section 8.
       1) The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, 
     Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for 
     the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; 
     but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform 
     throughout the United States;