[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 182 (Wednesday, November 30, 2011)] [House] [Page H7999] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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.''