Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1782
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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           By Mr. RIGELL:
       H.R. 1782.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution: 
     ``The Congress shall have the 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.''