Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 27, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 94 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2542
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)
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[Page H4144] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. BACHUS: H.R. 2542. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, in that the legislation concerns the exercise of legislative powers generally granted to Congress by that section, including the exercise of those powers when delegated by Congress to the Executive; Article I, Sections 8 and 9 of the United States Constitution, in that the legislation concerns the exercise of specific legislative powers granted to Congress by those sections, including the exercise of those powers when delegated by Congress to the Executive; Article I, Section 8, clause 18 of the United States Constitution, in that the legislation exercises legislative power granted to Congress by that clause ``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;'' and Article III, in that the legislation defines or affects powers of the Judiciary that are subject to legislation by Congress.