General Welfare Clause
- A section in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that grants Congress the authority to help secure the well-being of the nation, such as by imposing taxes
- The General Welfare Clause is often cited as legal basis for social programs in the country.
- Under the General Welfare Clause, Congress has the right to levy taxes to fund public services.
- The scope of Congress' powers under the General Welfare Clause is a topic of ongoing legal debate.