Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 716
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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           By Ms. HERRERA BEUTLER:
       H.R. 716.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2
       The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all 
     needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or 
     other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in 
     this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any 
     Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.