Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
February 14, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 24 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 683
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)
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[Page H547] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. SMITH of Washington: H.R. 683. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: The constitutional authority on which this bill rests is the power of Congress ``to make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces'' as enumerated in Article I, section 8 of the United States Constitution and in pursuit of the Equal Protection Clause found in section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.