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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 2122
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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           By Mr. GOODLATTE:
       H.R. 2122.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, in 
     that the legislation concerns the exercise of legislative 
     powers generally granted to Congress by that section, 
     including the exercise of those powers when delegated by 
     Congress to the Executive; Article I, Sections 8 and 9 of the 
     United States Constitution, in that the legislation concerns 
     the exercise of specific legislative powers granted to 
     Congress by those sections, including the exercise of those 
     powers when delegated by Congress to the Executive; Article 
     I, Section 8, clause 18 of the United States Constitution, in 
     that the legislation exercises legislative power granted to 
     Congress by that clause ``to make all Laws which shall be 
     necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the 
     foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this 
     Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in 
     any Department or Officer thereof;'' and Article III of the 
     United States Constitution, in that the legislation defines 
     or affects powers of the Judiciary that are subject to 
     legislation by Congress.




    

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