Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1797
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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           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.