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Author: Katie Hoover, Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

Release Date: 2/27/2019

Number of Pages:  2

Price: $5.99

The Property Clause in the U.S. Constitution (Article IV, Section 3, clause 2) provides Congress the authority to acquire, dispose of, and manage federal property. Currently, approximately 640 million acres of surface land are managed by the federal government, accounting for nearly 28% of the 2.3 billion acres of land in the 50 states and District of Columbia.