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Reported to House without amendment, Part I (03/25/2009)

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

Smithsonian Institution Facilities Authorization Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to: (1) design and construct laboratory and support space to accommodate the Mathias Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland; (2) construct laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program of the Smithsonian tropical research institute in Gamboa, Panama; and (3) construct a greenhouse facility at its museum support facility in Suitland, Maryland, to maintain its horticultural operations and preserve the orchid collection it holds in trust.

Authorizes appropriations for: (1) FY2009-FY2011 for the design and construction of the laboratory and support space to accommodate the Mathias Laboratory; (2) FY2009-FY2010 for the construction of the laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program; and (3) the construction of the greenhouse facility.