Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1808
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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            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.