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Passed House without amendment (06/25/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Recognizes the Foreign Agricultural Service of the Department of Agriculture (FAS) and its employees and partners, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, for: (1) leading the U.S. agricultural community in developing and expanding export markets for U.S. agricultural commodities and products; (2) identifying the private partners capable of carrying out its mission; (3) providing international food assistance; (4) addressing unfair barriers to U.S. agricultural exports; (5) implementing strict procedures governing the use and evaluation of FAS programs and funds; and (6) overseeing the efficient and effective use of Federal funds to carry out FAS programs.