DATE:  October 19, 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE EDIT:  October 27, 2023

SUBJECT:  Legislative Procedures

  1. PURPOSE.  This Order updates the Department’s legislative procedures and transmittal process to better align with the mission of the Office of Legislative Affairs. The Office develops strategies to implement legislative initiatives, communicates Treasury’s positions to the Congress, and keeps the Department informed of Congressional objectives, concerns, activities, and interest.
  2. SCOPE.  This Order applies to all bureaus, offices, and organizations in the Department of the Treasury, with the exception of the offices of inspectors general. The provisions of this Order shall not be construed to interfere with or impede the authorities or independence of the offices of inspectors general.
  3. DELEGATION.  By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Treasury, it is hereby ordered that:
    1. Draft legislation, proposed Executive Orders, legislative reports, legislative comments, questions for the record, budget submissions, congressional correspondence, responses to Congressional requests for documents and information, and congressional testimony shall be reviewed and coordinated within the Department prior to transmittal to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, or any other agency or department of the Federal Government or otherwise being made public.
    2. The Assistant Secretary (Legislative Affairs), General Counsel, Assistant Secretary (Management), and Executive Secretary shall establish procedures and assign responsibilities to govern the Departmental review and coordination of such transmittals.
    3. Nothing in this Order shall be construed to interfere with the authority of the Assistant Secretary (Legislative Affairs) to conduct the Department's congressional relations program and policies pursuant to Treasury Order (TO) 109-01, "Authority for Congressional Relations Activities," or the functions of the General Counsel relating to legislation under TO 107-04, "The Authority of the General Counsel," or with the role of the Assistant Secretary (Management) to coordinate all reports flowing from requirements imposed through the appropriations process.
  4. CANCELLATION.  Treasury Order 113-02, “Legislative Procedures,” dated July 25, 1990, is superseded.
    1. 31 USC 321(b)
  6. OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST.  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs.


Janet L. Yellen
Secretary of the Treasury​