Legislators Must Cite Constitutional Power to Enact Bills

House Resolution 5 passed 240-191 on a strict party line. The resolution contains a number of housekeeping rules that the current Congress has decided to enact, but the most important is the requirement that a bill’s sponsor shall place a statement in the Congressional Record citing as specifically as practicable the power or powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the bill or joint resolution.


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