The Commerce Clause is one of Congress’ enumerated powers found in the Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8., clause 3:
(Clause 3 – Commerce power)
[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
The “commerce clause” is one of the most far-reaching grants of power to Congress.
From the U.S. Senate web site.
“Wheat, Weed, and ObamaCare: How the Commerce Clause Made Congress All-Powerful,” from reason.tv
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