DATE:  January 13, 1977
SUBJECT:    Authority for Congressional Relations Activities
By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of the Treasury in 31 U.S.C. 321, the Assistant Secretary (Legislative Affairs) is delegated authority and responsibility for coordinating Congressional relations activities, and the efforts of all personnel while performing these activities, throughout the Department of the Treasury. In carrying out this responsibility, the Assistant Secretary (Legislative Affairs) shall, among his or her other duties:
1.      assist the Secretary in determining feasible Congressional relations policy;
2.      direct, coordinate, and evaluate the Department's Congressional Relations Program;
3.      act as a conduit for the continuous exchange of information between the Congress and the Department;
4.      service Congressional mail, inquiries, requests, letters, hearings, etc.; and
5.      promulgate such directives as are necessary to implement this authority.
The bureaus shall continue to provide positions and funds and otherwise exercise administrative authority over employees involved in Congressional relations activities.
Treasury Order 109-01, “Authority for Congressional Relations Activities,” dated February 23, 1977, is superseded. 
William E. Simon
Secretary of the Treasury
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