Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
August 2, 2019
116th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 165, No. 132 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 4156; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 132
(House of Representatives - August 02, 2019)
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[Page H4789] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. MEADOWS: H.R. 4156. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause II ``The Congress shall have Power To declar War . . .'' And, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 14 ``The Congress shall have Power To . . . make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces. . . .'' And, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18 ``The Congress shall have Power 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.''