An Act To extend and revise agricultural price support and related programs, to provide for agricultural export, resource conservation, farm credit, and agricultural research and related programs, to continue food assistance to low-income persons, to ensure consumers an abundance of food and fiber at reasonable prices, and for other purposes

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The Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131) is amended by adding the following new subsections: "(k) The term 'Federal agency' means an Executive agency as such term is defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, and with respect to any research facility means the agency from which the research facility receives a Federal award for the conduct of research, experimentation, or testing, involving the use of animals." "(o) The term 'Federal research facility' means each department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States which uses live animals for research or experimentation.".


  • United States Animal Welfare Act of 1970
  • Food Security Act of 1985


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 99 Stat. 1354
  • Title 07, Agriculture
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


This Act may be cited as the "Food Security Act of 1985".

Contained within

99 Stat. 1354 (1985); Pub. L. No. 99-198 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1987
  • 12/23/1985


  • Animal experimentation
  • Animals
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Animal welfare
  • Research


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1354, 1650-51

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