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Constitutional Authority Statement

Pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the following statements are submitted regarding the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the accompanying bill or joint resolution. By Mr. POE of Texas: H.R. 1277. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article 1 Section 8 Clause 1 By Mr. SULLIVAN: H.R. 1278. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article IV, Sec 3, Clause 2 The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State. By Mr. CHAFFETZ: H.R. 1279. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This law is enacted pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause 1, and the 4th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. By Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN: H.R. 1280. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, section 8, clause 18. By Mr. RIBBLE: H.R. 1281. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Clause 18 of Section 8 of Article 1 of the Constitution. By Ms. EDWARDS: H.R. 1282. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section I ``All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.'' By Mr. LATHAM: H.R. 1283. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, section 8 of the United States Constitution (clauses 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18), which grants Congress the power to raise and support an Army; to provide and maintain a Navy; to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces; to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia; and to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the foregoing powers. By Mr. BACA: H.R. 1284. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, section 8 of the United States Constitution clauses 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18. By Mrs. BACHMANN: H.R. 1285. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article One, Section Eight, wherein it states ``Congress shall have power . . . to raise and support Armies.'' By Mrs. BACHMANN: H.R. 1286. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This legislation returns to Congress its power to review this funding annually and exercise full oversight as defined by Article I Section 7 of the United States Constitution. Additionally, this bill makes specific changes to existing law in a manner that returns power to the States and to the people, in accordance with Amendment X of the United States Constitution. By Mr. BISHOP of Utah: H.R. 1287. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: The constitutional authority of Congress to enact this legislation is provided by Article IV, section 3, clause 2 (relating to the power of Congress to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States). By Mr. BUTTERFIELD: H.R. 1288. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. By Mr. COHEN: H.R. 1289. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2. By Mr. COHEN: H.R. 1290. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause 1. By Mr. COLE: H.R. 1291. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This bill is enacted pursuant to Article I, Section 8 which grants Congress the power to regulate Commerce with the Indian Tribes. This bill is enacted pursuant to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2. By Mr. CUELLAR: H.R. 1292. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: According to Article 1: Section 8: Clause 18: of the United States Constitution, seen below, this bill falls within the Constitutional Authority of the United States Congress. 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. By Mr. ELLISON: H.R. 1293. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4. By Mr. FATTAH: H.R. 1294. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This bill is enacted pursuant to the power granted to Congress under Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, which states 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. By Mr. FATTAH: H.R. 1295. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This bill is enacted pursuant to the power granted to Congress under Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, which states 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; By Mr. FORBES: H.R. 1296. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article IV, Section 3 and Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 By Mr. GOHMERT: H.R. 1297. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution sets for the power of appropriations states that ``No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law . . . .'' In addition, Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 states that ``The Congress shall have the Power . . . to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. . . .'' Also, Article I, Section 8, Clauses 12 and 13 states that Congress shall have power ``[t]o raise and support Armies . . .'' and ``[t]o provide and maintain a Navy.'' Together, these specific constitutional provisions establish the congressional power of the purse, granting Congress the authority to appropriate funds to ensure that U.S. servicemembers will not lose pay due to a funding gap. By Mr. LoBIONDO: H.R. 1298. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18 of the United States Constitution By Mrs. MILLER of Michigan: H.R. 1299. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Preamble: Provide for the common defense By Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut: H.R. 1300. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution By Ms. NORTON: H.R. 1301. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Clauses 1 and 18 of section 8 of article I of the Constitution. By Mr. QUIGLEY: H.R. 1302. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: The constitutional authority on which this bill rests is the power of Congress as enumerated in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. By Mr. RANGEL: H.R. 1303. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Constitutional Authority of Congress to enact this legislation is provided by Article 1, section 8, clause 1, (relating to the general welfare of the United States) and clause 5 (relating to the coinage of money) By Mr. SABLAN: H.R. 1304. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States. Under Section 8, Congress may make laws necessary or proper for the execution of its powers. By Mr. SHULER: H.R. 1305. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This bill is enacted pursuant to Clause 1 of Section 6 of Article I of the United States Constitution. By Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: H.R. 1306. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2 and Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3. By Mr. PRICE of Georgia: H.J. Res. 53. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article V whereby the U.S. Constitution may be altered.