Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1785
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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           By Mr. REICHERT:
       H.R. 1785.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       ``The constitutional authority of Congress to enact this 
     legislation is provided by Article 1, section 8 of the United 
     States Constitution, specifically clause 1 (relating to 
     providing for the general welfare of the United States) and 
     clause 18 (relating to the Power to make all laws necessary 
     and proper' for carrying out the powers vested in Congress), 
     and Article IV, section 3, clause 2 (relating to the power of 
     Congress to dispose of and make all needful rules and 
     regulations respecting the territory or other property 
     belonging to the United States).''