Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2491
(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)

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            By Mr. DeFAZIO:
        H.R. 2491.
        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 (relating to the power to 
     make all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the 
     powers vested in Congress), and
       Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2 (relating to the power of 
     Congress to dispose of and make all needful rules and 
     regulations respecting the territory or other property 
     belonging to the United States).