Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
May 9, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 65 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 5663; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 65
(House of Representatives - May 09, 2012)
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[Page H2567] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. BONNER: H.R. 5663. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: ``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; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.''