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. 2197
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)
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[Page H2958] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Ms. PINGREE of Maine: H.R. 2197. Congress has the power to enact legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause 1--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; and Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3--The Congress shall have Power . . . To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.