Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
November 19, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 165 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 3539
(House of Representatives - November 19, 2013)
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[Page H7252] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. LONG: H.R. 3539. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause 1--The Congress shall have Power to . . . '' provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States . . .'' Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18--``To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.''