Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
May 23, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 74 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2168
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)
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[Page H2957] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. HECK of Washington: H.R. 2168. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I Section 8 clause 12, which gives Congress the authority to ``raise and support Armies''; Article I Section 4, which gives Congress the authority to enact legislation pertaining to the time and manner by which Representatives and Senators are elected; The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees, in part, that no State shall ``deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws,'' which the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled to be inclusive of those laws pertaining to the right to vote.