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. 1797
(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. FRANKS of Arizona: H.R. 1797. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, clause 17: ``The Congress shall have Power . . . to exercise exclusive legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of the particular states, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the seat of government of the United States.