Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 26, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 59 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1808
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)
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[Page H2395] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. MICHAUD: H.R. 1808. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause 18: The Congress shall have Power to make allLaws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof. Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2: 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.