Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2197
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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           By Ms. PINGREE of Maine:
       H.R. 2197.
       Congress has the power to enact legislation pursuant to the 
       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.