In this episode of the Constitution Line By Line, Senator Mike Lee covers Article I, Section 8, Clause 17, which is also known as the enclave clause. In this clause, Congress was given the authority to establish what would become Washington DC as the seat of the national government.
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Article I of the US Constitution: https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/article-1/