Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2159
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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            By Mr. FOSTER:
        H.R. 2159.
        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article 1, Section 8: The Congress shall have power to lay 
     and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the 
     debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare 
     of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises 
     shall be uniform throughout the United States.