April 15, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 65 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2325; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 65
(House of Representatives - April 15, 2019)
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[Page H3271] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Miss GONZALEZ-COLON of Puerto Rico: H.R. 2325. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clauses 1 and 18 of the U.S. Constitution, which provide as follows: 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; [. . .]--And 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.