User Taxes for the Inland Waterways of the United States: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session ... July 21 and 22, 1977

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Page 240 - Should Congress, in the execution of its powers, adopt measures which are prohibited by the Constitution; or should Congress, under the pretext of executing its powers, pass laws for the accomplishment of objects not entrusted to the Government...
Page 418 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 232 - The tax is uniform when it operates with the same force and effect in every place where the subject of it is found.
Page 225 - The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imports and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.
Page 248 - Provided, that licenses for the development, transmission or distribution of power by states or municipalities shall be issued and enjoyed without charge to the extent such power is sold to the public without profit or is used by such state or municipality for state or municipal purposes...
Page 168 - I ask unanimous consent that the text of the bill be printed in the RECORD. There being no objection, the bill was ordered to be printed in the RECORD, as follows: S.
Page 235 - By necessary implication from the dominant right of navigation, title to such submerged lands is acquired and held subject to the power of Congress to deepen the water over such lands or to use them for any structure which the interest of navigation, in its judgment, may require.
Page 237 - The navigability of the New river is, of course, a factual question but to call it a fact cannot obscure the diverse elements that enter into the application of the legal tests as to navigability. We are dealing here with the sovereign powers of the Union, the nation's right that its waterways be utilized for the interests of the commerce of the whole country.
Page 174 - For the purposes of this section — " (1) continuity of session is broken only by an adjournment of Congress sine die ; and "(2) the days on which either House is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three days to a day certain are excluded in the computation of any period of time in which Congress is in continuous session.
Page 217 - ... do whatever is authorized by its terms. Thus, Congress having power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes, may. without doubt, provide for granting coasting licenses, licenses to pilots, licenses to trade with the Indians, and any other licenses necessary or proper for the exercise of that great and extensive power ; and the same observation is applicable to every other power of Congress, to the exercise of which the granting of licenses...

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