Organization of Congress. Congress’ Constitutional responsibilities. To provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States … …Lay and collect Taxes… …Borrow Money; …Regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
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…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.
Why might it be hard for 435 Representatives and 100 Senators to write all of the laws that “provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare?”
Agriculture Senators to write all of the laws that “provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare?”
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