In the first episode of The Constitution Line By Line, U.S. Senator Mike Lee discusses Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution, wherein the Framers granted Congress all legislative powers and explains why the Founders designed the lawmaking powers to be nondelegable. The Senator also reflects on the modern growth of regulation and offers his views on how to properly address it.

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