Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 17, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 52 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1604
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)
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[Page H2124] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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.