Enabling Clause

Author:Jeffrey Lehman, Shirelle Phelps
 
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The section of a constitution or statute that provides government officials with the power to put the constitution or statute into force and effect.

Seven of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution contain clauses that give Congress the power to enforce their provisions by appropriate legislation.

An example of an enabling clause is Clause 2 of the Nineteenth Amendment.

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