Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 25, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 92 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2499
(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)
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[Page H4039] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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''