Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2199
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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           By Mr. RICHMOND:
       H.R. 2199.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       This bill is introduced pursuant to the powers granted to 
     Congress under the General Welfare Clause (Art. 1 Sec. 8 Cl. 
     1), the Commerce Clause (Art. 1 Sec. 8 Cl. 3), and the 
     Necessary and Proper Clause (Art. 1 Sec. 8 Cl. 18).
       Further, this statement of constitutional authority is made 
     for the sole purpose of compliance with clause 7 of Rule XII 
     of the Rules of the House of Representatives and shall have 
     no bearing on judicial review of the accompanying bill.