What Are Some Things Congress Cannot Do?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 2:28:31 PM ET

While the United States Constitution grants Congress power to do many things, examples of what they are prohibited from doing is the grant or issue of a title of nobility to any person or pass laws restricting religious pursuits, including the development of new religions. While the Constitution primarily states what Congress is charged with doing, there are many things Congress cannot lawfully do.