Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 730
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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           By Mr. MULVANEY:
       H.R. 730.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article I, Section 8, Clause 14. ``To make Rules for the 
     Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces.''
       Article I, Section 8, Clause 18. ``To make all Laws which 
     shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the 
     foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this 
     Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in 
     any Department or Officer thereof.''
       This bill provides rules for the Government, specifically, 
     for the Wildlife Services program of the Animal and Plant 
     Health Inspection Service. This law is necessary and proper 
     for carrying out the power to make rules for the proper 
     operation of a division of the government of the United 
     States.