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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Legislative Affairs


Marshall Tarkington
Senior Legislative Analyst
Jamie L. Whitten Building, 353-A Phone: 202-720-3173
14th & Independence Ave., SW Fax: 202-720-6882
Washington, D.C. 20250 EMail:
Mission: The ARS Legislative Affairs Office (LAO) coordinates the agency's legislative program, serves as the focal point for the exchange of information with the Congress, advises on the implementation of congressional directives, and provides the ARS leadership with information on congressional activities and legislation of interest or affecting the agency. In addition, LAO helps ARS locations plan events involving participation of their elected officials, and is the point of contact for the Secretary's Office of Congressional Relations and the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics for ARS information requested by Congress
ARS-related Legislation   Senate Committee on Appropriations

Compilation of Statues for REE

  Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies

House Committee on Agriculture

  Table for Congressional Delegations for ARS Locations (includes staff, address, phone and fax information)

House Committee on Agriculture /Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research

  Congressional Calendars

House Committee on Appropriations

  Other Legislative Resources

House Committee on Appropriations /Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

  Location Event Planning
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry   Congressional Relationships
Senate Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittees   Report of Congressional Conversation
Form ARS-213

Making Further Continuing Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2003, and for Other Purposes
(House Rpt.108-010)
(Note: this bill includes agricultural appropriations; for specific ARS line items go to Division A - Agricultural, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs Appropriations, 2003 Congressional Directives and scan down to the ARS section)

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