Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 690
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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           By Mr. LATHAM:
       H.R. 690.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article I, section 8 of the United States Constitution 
     (clauses 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18), which grants Congress the 
     power to raise and support an Army; to provide and maintain a 
     Navy; to make rules for the government and regulation of the 
     land and naval forces; to provide for organizing, arming, and 
     disciplining the militia; and to make all laws necessary and 
     proper for carrying out the foregoing powers.