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. 2199
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)
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[Page H2958] By Mr. RICHMOND: H.R. 2199. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This bill is introduced pursuant to the powers granted to Congress under the General Welfare Clause (Art. 1 Sec. 8 Cl. 1), the Commerce Clause (Art. 1 Sec. 8 Cl. 3), and the Necessary and Proper Clause (Art. 1 Sec. 8 Cl. 18). Further, this statement of constitutional authority is made for the sole purpose of compliance with clause 7 of Rule XII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and shall have no bearing on judicial review of the accompanying bill.