[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 182 (Wednesday, November 30, 2011)]
[Page H7999]
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           By Mr. ROGERS of Michigan:
       H.R. 3523.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       The intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the 
     United States government are carried out to support the 
     national security interests of the United States.
       Article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United 
     States provides, in pertinent part, that ``Congress shall 
     have power .  .  . to pay the debts and provide for the 
     common defense and general welfare of the United States''; 
     and ``To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper 
     for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers and all 
     other Powers vested in this Constitution in the Government of 
     the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.''