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Necessary and Proper Clause
After providing Congress with a long list of specific powers, Article I, Section 8 granted Congress authority to make all laws that are "necessary and proper" to implement those powers. Because this broad phrase covers such an extensive sweep of activities, it has been called the "elastic clause."


www.justicelearning.org, The United States Constitution, what it says, what it means, A Hip Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press)