Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1764
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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           By Mr. LUCAS:
       H.R. 1764.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States 
     Constitution. This bill places a temporary prohibition on 
     covered agencies from purchasing ammunition. The purpose of 
     the prohibition is to determine the effect government 
     purchases have on the price of ammunition, an instrument of 
     interstate commerce.