The Enumerated Powers Act
is a proposed bill in the United States House of Representatives
which requires legislation passed by Congress
cite those provisions of the Constitution
that give them the power to pass such legislation. The bill has been proposed by Congressman John Shadegg
in every Congress since the 104th
, and frequently draws many co-sponsors. It has never been passed. However, at the beginning of the 105th Congress
, significant portions of the bill were adopted into House rules.