Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1604
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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            By Mr. LAMBORN:
        H.R. 1604.
        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article IV, Section 3--
       Article IV--The States
       Section 3--New States
       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.