land office

noun

Definition of land office 

: a government office in which entries upon and sales of public land are registered

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The land office will have to repeat the planning process for the additional $5 billion allocated to Texas on Tuesday. Kevin Diaz, Houston Chronicle, "Houston, Harris County get another $2 billion in Harvey recovery funds," 10 Apr. 2018 The land office will have to repeat the planning process for the additional $5 billion allocated to Texas on Tuesday. Rebecca Elliott, San Antonio Express-News, "HUD sending another $5B to Texas for Harvey recovery," 10 Apr. 2018 The land office oversees millions of acres, including a patchwork along the state’s border with Mexico. Washington Post, "US reviews New Mexico land boss’ concerns on border access," 15 Mar. 2018 The land office oversees millions of acres, including a patchwork along the state's border with Mexico. Susan Montoya Bryan, Fox News, "US reviews New Mexico land boss' concerns on border access," 15 Mar. 2018 Texas now expects to spend just $1.1 billion of the more than $2.6 billion land office officials say FEMA budgeted for short-term housing programs. Rebecca Elliott And James Drew, San Antonio Express-News, "Experiment with post-Harvey housing helps far fewer than expected," 11 Mar. 2018 But that cannot happen without specific direction from Congress that remains tangled up in the budget showdown, said Brittany Eck, a spokeswoman for the land office. Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle, "Shutdown so far has limited impact on Texas," 20 Jan. 2018 Homesteaders were registering their claims at a federal land office in La Grande. Daniel J. Sharfstein, Slate Magazine, "“We Only Ask an Even Chance to Live as Other Men Live”," 24 May 2017 The land office is acting as the liaison between local officials and the Federal Emergency Management Administration to determine how best to either get people back into their homes or into alternative accommodations. John C Moritz, USA TODAY, "The cost of Harvey recovery will be staggering, lawmakers learn," 2 Oct. 2017

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1681, in the meaning defined above

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