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The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation

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"The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation" is the language used in the United States Constitution by Amendments 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 23, 24, and 26 to extend the powers of Congress originally enumerated in Article One, Section 8.

(Actually, Amendment 13 leaves out the "the", Amendment 15 states "The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article." and 18 states "The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.")



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