Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2157
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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            By Mr. FITZPATRICK:
        H.R. 2157.
        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article 1, section 8 of the United States Constitution 
     (clauses 12, 13, 14, and 16), which grants Congress the power 
     to raise and support an Army; to provide and maintain a Navy; 
     to make rules for the government and regulations of the land 
     and naval forces; and to provide for organizing, arming, and 
     disciplining the militia, and for governing such

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     part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United