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The Texas Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR) serves as the State's liaison in Washington, DC and monitors all federal legislation and regulatory actions that impact Texans. In this capacity, OSFR promotes communication between these governmental levels and strives to increase the influence of the Governor and the Legislature over federal action anticipated to have a direct or indirect economic, fiscal, or regulatory impact on the state and its citizens, maintaining an active role for Texas in the national decision-making process.
The Texas OSFR was established in 1965, as a division of the Governor's office, and became a separate agency in 1971. In 2009, the Office became a trusteed agency, administratively attached to the Governorís office. The Executive Director is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2023.