Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
November 19, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 165 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 3533
(House of Representatives - November 19, 2013)
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[Page H7252] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. AMODEI: H.R. 3533. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: The constitutional authority of Congress to enact this legislation is provided by Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, specifically clause 1 (relating to providing for the general welfare of the United States) and 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).