Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2499
(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)

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            By Mr. McDERMOTT:
        H.R. 2499.
        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Clause I of Section VIII of Article I: ``The Congress shall 
     have power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and 
     Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence 
     and general Welfare of the United States''