[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 15, 2011)]
[Page H924]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

            By Mr. FILNER:
       H.R. 719.
       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 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 to execute these powers.