H.R. 450 (111th): Enumerated Powers Act


Jan 9, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 9, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Shadegg

Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/9/2009--Introduced.Enumerated Powers Act - Requires each Act of Congress to contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 9, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 450”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


70 cosponsors (70R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 1359 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 6, 2007

S. 1319 (Related)
Enumerated Powers Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2009

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