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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1221

 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.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 14, 2019

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

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                                 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.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as ``Agriculture Research Integrity Act of 
2019''.

SEC. 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:

``SEC. 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 or office 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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