H. Rept. 115-125 1 (2017-05-16)

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                    115TH CONGRESS                                       REPORT
                       1st Session   HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES            115-125





                    EDWARD T. SCHAFER AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER



                        MAY 16, 2017.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed


                            Mr. CONAWAY, from the Committee on Agriculture,
                                        submitted the following


                                            REPORT

                                          [To accompany H.R. 2154]

                             [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                      The Committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred the bill
                    (H.R. 2154) to rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research
                    Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricul-
                    tural Research Center, having considered the same, report favor-
                    ably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as
                    amended do pass.
                      The amendment is as follows:
                      Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:
                    SECTION 1. RENAMING OF THE RED RIVER VALLEY AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER IN
                           FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA AS THE EDWARD T. SCHAFER AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
                           CENTER.
                     (a) RENAMING.-The Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo,
                     North Dakota, shall hereafter be known and designated as the Edward T. Schafer
                     Agricultural Research Center.
                     (b) REFERENCES.-Any reference in any law, regulation, map, document, paper, or
                     other record of the United States to the facility referred to in subsection (a) shall
                     be considered to be a reference to the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Cen-
                     ter.
                                           BRIEF EXPLANATION
                      H.R. 2154 renames the Red River Valley Agricultural Research
                    Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricul-
                    tural Research Center.
                                   PURPOSE AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION
                      Edward T. Schafer served as North Dakota's Governor from 1992
                    to 2000, and as our nation's Secretary of Agriculture from 2008 to
                    2009. Renaming the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center
                    in Fargo, North Dakota, to honor Secretary Schafer is a fitting trib-
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