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H.R. 7330 (115th): Agriculture Research Integrity Act of 2018


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 19, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7330

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 19, 2018

(for herself, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Pocan, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Hoyer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to reaffirm the authority of the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as Agriculture Research Integrity Act of 2018.

2.

Reaffirming authority of the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

Subtitle F of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

253.

Reaffirming authority of the Under Secretary

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding the authority specified in Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953 (5 U.S.C. App.; 7 U.S.C. 2201 note) or any other provision of Federal law relating to the authority of the Secretary, including section 296—

(1)

the Agricultural Research Service, the Economic Research Service, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, and any successor agencies shall be within the research, education, and economics mission area of the Department;

(2)

the authority to administer such agencies is vested in the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; and

(3)

such authority may not be vested in the head of another agency within the Department.

(b)

Location

The Secretary shall locate each agency referred to in subsection (a)(1) and the majority of the staff of each such agency within the National Capital Region to ensure maximum coordination and interaction with each other such agency, with the agencies delivering food and agricultural programs and services of the Department, and with other Federal Government science agencies (including science agencies of the Department).

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