H.Res. 271: H.R. 1947 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 239-177 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-187 on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. 

MANAGERS: McGovern/Sessions

113th Congress
1st Session

H.RES. 271

[Report No. 113-117]

 

 

H.R. 1947 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

1. Provides for further consideration of H.R. 1947 under a structured rule.

2. Provides no additional general debate.

3. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-14, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read.

4. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

5. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. Each amendment printed in part B of the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by its proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report or against amendments en bloc as described in section 3 of the resolution.

7. Section 3 of the resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Agriculture or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record.

8. Section 4 of the resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration of the bill (H .R. 1947) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. No further general debate shall be in order.

Sec. 2. (a) In lieu of the amendments recommended by the Committees on Agriculture and the Judiciary now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-14, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived.

(b) No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution.

(c) Each amendment printed in part 8 of the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by its proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

(d) All points of order against amendments printed in part 8 of the report of the Committee on Rules or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution are waived.

Sec. 3. It shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Agriculture or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part 8 of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

Sec. 4. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

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1. Lucas (OK)

230

(LATE) (REVISED) Makes technical corrections to section 1412 and section 1435 resolving potential violations of clause 4 of rule XXI.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

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Summary

Debate Time

  1.  

McGovern (MA), Wilson (FL), Grayson (FL), Meeks (NY), Chu (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Conyers (MI), Wasserman Schultz (FL), Deutch (FL), Esty (CT), Capuano (MA), Tsongas (MA), Fudge (OH), Crdenas (CA), Langevin (RI), Doggett (TX), Ellison (MN), Welch (VT), DelBene (WA), Cicilline (RI), Doyle (PA), Bonamici (OR), Gallego (TX), Blumenauer (OR), Holt (NJ), Kennedy (MA), Horsford (NV), DeGette (CO), Courtney (CT), Pallone (NJ), Serrano (NY), Tonko (NY), Kilmer (WA), Pingree (ME), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Edwards (MD), DeFazio (OR), Cohen (TN), McDermott (WA), Brown, Corrine (FL), Clarke (NY), Veasey, Marc (TX), Green, Gene (TX), Johnson, Hank (GA), Norton (DC), Frankel (FL), Titus (NV), Pocan, Mark (WI), Sarbanes (MD), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Roybal-Allard (CA), Brady, Robert (PA), Lowenthal (CA), Lujan (NM), Crowley (NY), Matsui (CA), Beatty, (OH), Meng (NY), Waters (CA), Honda (CA), Green, Al (TX), Himes (CT), Bera, (CA), Huffman (CA), Engel (NY), Kuster, Ann (NH), O'Rourke (TX), Jeffries (NY), Rush (IL), Loebsack (IA), Castor (FL), Smith, Adam (WA)

146

Revised Restores the $20.5 billion cuts in SNAP by offsetting the Farm Risk Management Election Program and the Supplemental Coverage Option.

(20 minutes)

2.

Gibbs (OH), Kind (WI)

3

Sets the target price for all crops at 55 percent of the five year rolling Olympic average. The amendment also changes the acreage available for target price support to 85 percent of the farmer’s base acres.

(10 minutes)

3.

Foxx (NC)

79

Caps spending on the Farm Risk Management Election program at 110% of CBO-predicted levels for the first five (5) years in which payments are disbursed (FY 2016 – 2020).

(10 minutes)

4.

Ellison (MN)

188

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to complete a study on the climate impacts of the Price Loss Coverage program.

(10 minutes)

5.

Broun (GA)

62

Repeals permanent law from the Agriculture Act of 1949 that pertains to dairy support. Prevents the currently suspended law from becoming reactivated should Congress not reauthorize programs under the Department of Agriculture.

(10 minutes)

6.

Enyart (IL)

33

Establishes a revenue neutral National Drought Council and a National Drought Policy Action Plan to streamline the federal response in times of drought.

(10 minutes)

7.

Graves, Tom (GA)

83

Ensures that corn growers who sell their crop for ethanol production may not receive farm payments. Prohibits a producer on a farm that sells corn, directly or through a third party, to an ethanol production facility from receiving any farm bill payments or benefits.

(10 minutes)

8.

Blumenauer (OR), Capps (CA), Moran, James (VA)

73

Requires that twenty percent of the acreage enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program be set aside for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program and the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program, which allows states to target high priority and environmentally sensitive land, and to continuously re-enroll that land in CRP.

(10 minutes)

9.

Blumenauer (OR), Huffman (CA), Moran, James (VA)

74

Reforms the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to increase access for farmers, and eliminate payments to projects that do not show strong conservation benefits.

(10 minutes)

10.

Lujan (NM)

69

Revised Allows small-scale Hispanic irrigators to be eligible EQIP funding.

(10 minutes)

11.

Thompson, Bennie (MS)

88

Makes the ownership eligibility requirement for Wetland Reserve Program equal to other conservation programs by returning the 7-year ownership rule to 1 year, eliminates a percentage of the funds dedicated for Wetland Reserve Programs agricultural easements, and allows owners of land capability classes IV - VIII, with subclass designation w, from the Wetlands Reserve county/parish caps.

(10 minutes)

12.

Gardner (CO), Polis (CO), Lamborn (CO), Coffman (CO), Perlmutter (CO)

119

Specifies that the Secretary should give priority consideration for the use of Emergency Watershed Protection funding for those areas seeking assistance to protect public safety from flooding and repair damaged infrastructure caused by catastrophic wildfires.

(10 minutes)

13.

Thompson, Mike (CA), Fortenberry (NE)

28

Require a conservation compliance plan be filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and followed for all crops in wetlands and all annually tilled crops on highly erodible lands in order to qualify for crop insurance premium subsidy assistance.

(10 minutes)

14.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)

129

Improves federal coordination in addressing the documented decline of managed and native pollinators and promotes the long-term viability of honey bee, wild bees, and other beneficial insects in agriculture.

(10 minutes)

15.

Royce (CA), Engel (NY)

55

Reforms U.S. international food aid to allow for not more than 45 percent of authorized funds to be used for assistance other than U.S. agricultural commodities, yielding $215 million in annual efficiency savings, enabling the U.S. to reach an additional 4 million disaster victims. Curtails practice of “monetization” which, according to the GAO, is inefficient and led to a loss of $219 million over three years. Reductions in mandatory spending result in $150 million in deficit reduction over the life of the bill.

(20 minutes)

16.

Chabot (OH), McClintock (CA)

43

Repeals Section 3102, which reauthorizes the Market Access Program (MAP) until 2018.

(10 minutes)

17.

 

 

Titus (NV)

56

Continues USDA’s Hunger-Free Communities grant program, which has been included in the Senate Farm Bill. The program was created to foster collaborative public-private partnership efforts at the community level to root out and address the causes of hunger and help increase community access to nutritious foods.

(10 minutes)

18.

Brooks (AL)

178

Revised Terminates funding for the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) after September 30, 2013.

(10 minutes)

19.

Castor (FL)

122

Seeks to ensure that Department of Agriculture certificates of origin are accepted by any country that has entered into a free trade agreement with the United States.

(10 minutes)

20.

Messer, Luke (IN)

128

Ensures that increased oversight of the Restaurant Meals Program is achieved in the most cost-effective manner. Would require states to include, in a report that already is required by the bill, information on the cost and impact of security measures prescribed by the Secretary and recommendations for additional or alternative security enhancements to prevent fraud and ensure that only eligible recipients are participating in the program in the most cost effective manner.

(10 minutes)

21.

Grimm (NY)

121

Revised Amends Sec. 4016 by specifying that at least one such pilot program shall be conducted in a large urban area that administers its own SNAP program and otherwise complies with the pilot program requirements.

(10 minutes)

22.

Hudson (NC), LaMalfa (CA), Yoho, Ted (FL)

46

Allows states to conduct drug testing on SNAP applicants as a condition for receiving benefits.

(10 minutes)

23.

Conaway (TX)

160

Requires a 10% reduction in the Thrifty Food Plan calculation in any year that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is not authorized.

(10 minutes)

24.

Kingston (GA), Westmoreland (GA), Austin, Scott (GA)

222

Late Eliminates the provision that allows people to receive 113.6% of your normal (100%) SNAP benefits.

(10 minutes)

25.

Butterfield (NC)

204

Late Adds a section at the end of subtitle A of title IV to include items for personal hygiene for household use in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

(10 minutes)

26.

Marino (PA)

168

Revised Directs the Comptroller General to establish a pilot program within nine states using the data required to be reported for SNAP under the Food and Nutrition Act. After the pilot program ends, the Comptroller General shall determine whether item specific data purchased with SNAP benefits can be collected using existing reporting requirements, and how to improve current SNAP reporting.

(10 minutes)

27.

Chabot (OH)

58

Shortens the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit expunging statute and require a State agency to expunge benefits that have not been accessed by a household after a period of 60 days

(10 minutes)

28.

Black (TN)

8

Terminates an agreement the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has entered in with the Mexican government known as the “Partnership for Nutrition Assistance Program.”

(10 minutes)

29.

Kaptur (OH)

20

Requires that at least 50 percent of the funds made available for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program be reserved for seniors.

(10 minutes)

30.

Schweikert (AZ)

198

Late Strikes the Health Food Financing Initiative.

(10 minutes)

31.

Welch (VT)

223

Late Removes term limits on USDA guaranteed farm operating loans.

(10 minutes)

32.

Tierney (MA), Keating (MA), Markey, Edward (MA), Lynch (MA), Bishop, Tim (NY), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH)

78

Allows commercial fishermen to be eligible recipients of the Emergency Disaster Loan program

(10 minutes)

33.

Costa (CA)

111

Creates a pilot program that will use funds from the Rural Utility Service to address nitrate contamination of rural drinking water in communities with less than 10,000 residents.

(10 minutes)

34.

Gingrey (GA)

11

Strikes section 6105 from the bill which provides the authorization for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program.

(10 minutes)

35.

Rice, Tom (SC)

189

Reauthorizes Pasture Based Beef Systems for the Appalachia Research Initiative.

(10 minutes)

36.

Palazzo (MS)

209

Late Authorizes funding for the Agriculture Technology Innovation Partnership program that is already set up through USDA. The amendment would make authorize $500K for the pilot program.

(10 minutes)

37.

Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR), Massie (KY)

192

Allows institutions of higher education to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research. The provision only applies to states that already permit industrial hemp growth and cultivation under state law.

(10 minutes)

38.

Garamendi (CA), Gibson (NY)

86

Modifies the Forest Legacy program to allow qualified third party, non-governmental entities to hold the conservation easements financed with Forest Legacy revenue.

(10 minutes)

39.

Polis (CO), Napolitano (CA)

193

Would help the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) streamline forest management decisions to treat insect infestations on public lands so that USFS can better protect our natural resources and critical infrastructure while reducing the fuel loads that contribute to wildfires. Adds to the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 and directs the USFS to designate and treat at least one subwatersheds on at least one National Forest in each state that is experiencing insect epidemics or diseases that impair forest health.

(10 minutes)

40.

Peters, Scott (CA)

126

Gives parity to renewable chemicals and biobased product manufacturing under the energy title and the Biorefinery Assistance Program.

(10 minutes)

41.

 

Marino (PA)

170

Repeals the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program, which awards federal grants to educate fleet operators and the public on the benefits of using biodiesel fuels, instead of fossil fuels.

(10 minutes)

42.

Neugebauer (TX), Vela, Filemon (TX)

216

Late Makes fermentable sugar biomass crops eligible for payments under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.

(10 minutes)

43.

McClintock (CA)

92

Strikes Sec. 10003 – the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. This duplicative program funds lessons on food preparation, promotions of locally-grown crops and advertising of farmers markets.

(10 minutes)

44.

Gibson (NY), Grimm (NY), Hanna (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY), Collins, Chris (NY)

45

Strikes the olive oil import restriction contained in section 10010 of the bill. Under 10010, if a marketing order for olive oil is established, olive oil imports would be subject to restrictions such as taste testing.

(10 minutes)

45.

Walorski, Jackie (IN)

10

Continues the prohibition on the Christmas tree tax by striking the section of the bill that lifts the stay on the tax.

(10 minutes)

46.

Courtney (CT), Wittman (VA)

25

Adds farmed shellfish to the list of specialty crops listed in Section 3 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004. This would allow these products to be eligible for USDA marketing and research assistance.

(10 minutes)

47.

Kind (WI), Petri (WI), Blumenauer (OR), Conyers (MI), Cooper (TN), DeFazio (OR), Connolly (VA), DeLauro (CT), McGovern (MA), Radel, Trey (FL), Sensenbrenner (WI), Waxman (CA)

149

Limits premium subsidies to those producers with an AGI under $250,000 and limits per person premium subsidies to $50,000 and caps crop insurance providers’ reimbursement of administrative and operating at $900 million and reduces their rate of return to 12%. Introduces transparency into the crop insurance program.

(20 minutes)

48.

Carney (DE), Radel, Trey (FL)

1

Strikes section 11012 of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act.

(10 minutes)

49.

Radel, Trey (FL)

12

Repeals the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center.

(10 minutes)

50.

Walberg (MI)

97

Strikes the addition of “natural stone” to the list of commodity products that can petition the USDA for the issuance of a promotion and research order.

(10 minutes)

51.

Benishek (MI)

214

Late Requires a scientific and economic analysis of the FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act prior to final regulations being enforced. The primary focus of the analysis will be the impact of this legislation on agricultural businesses of all sizes.

(10 minutes)

52.

Bachus (AL)

71

Revised Ensures that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will consider regulations in accordance with provisions in the Regulatory Flexibility Act – so that that small business impacts are considered in actions and alternatives that the USDA considers.

(10 minutes)

53.

 

Sinema, Kyrsten (AZ), LaMalfa (CA)

163

Revised Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide technical assistance to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on identifying produce claiming to be made in the United States when in fact it is not. Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide Congress with a report on produce represented as grown in the United States when in fact it was not.

(10 minutes)

54.

Wittman (VA)

164

Provides performance based measures, including crosscut budgeting, adaptive management and an Independent Evaluator, to assure federal dollars currently spent on Bay restoration activities produce results.

(10 minutes)

55.

Herrera-Beutler (WA), Schrader (OR)

107

Codifies the EPA's longstanding silviculture rule. It protects federal, state, county, tribal, and private forest roads from costly permit requirements or other point source regulation along with litigation expenses and citizen suit liability.

(10 minutes)

56.

Crawford (AR)

54

Modifies the exemption levels of EPA’s SPCC rules for small farmers and ranchers, which require producers to construct a containment facility around above-ground oil tanks.

(10 minutes)

57.

Crawford (AR), Terry (NE)

219

Late Revised Prohibits the EPA from procuring or disclosing the private information of farmers and ranchers.

(10 minutes)

58.

Foxx (NC)

80

Sunsets all discretionary programs in the bill upon the expiration of the 5-year authorization period.

(10 minutes)

59.

Kuster, Ann (NH)

36

Increases the cap for wildlife habitat funding within the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) from 5 percent to 7.5 percent.

(10 minutes)

60.

Thompson, Bennie (MS)

90

Allows the Healthy Forest Reserve Program to be a participating program of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

(10 minutes)

61.

Thompson, Glenn (PA)

142

Requires the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide data and consultation to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with regard to water quality and nutrient management relating to ongoing modeling for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including EPA’s ongoing implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

(10 minutes)

62.

Pearce (NM), Neugebauer (TX), Conaway (TX)

23

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on current USDA programs related to the Lesser Prairie Chicken to analyze the economic impact and effectiveness of these programs.

(10 minutes)

63.

Cramer, Kevin (ND)

6

Caps mitigation for enhancement, restoration or creation of wetlands at a 1-for-1 acreage basis. Due to this amendment the greater than 1-for-1 mitigation appeals provision is no longer necessary, and therefore is struck.

(10 minutes)

64.

Keating (MA), Markey, Edward (MA), Lynch (MA), McGovern (MA), Tierney (MA)

167

Directs the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture to conduct an economic analysis of the existing market for US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish.

(10 minutes)

65.

Reed (NY)

47

Makes technical changes to Section 4015 regarding data exchange standardization for improved operability

(10 minutes)

66.

Young, Don (AK), Cole (OK)

41

Grants the Secretary of Agriculture authority to permit the donation, preparation, and consumption of traditional Native food in public facilities primarily serving Alaska Natives and American Indians, as long as specific food safety requirements are met.

(10 minutes)

67.

Negrete McLeod, Gloria (CA), Vargas, Juan (CA)

138

Revised Authorizes a feasibility study to identify which federal food programs tribes have the capacity to administer on their own.

(10 minutes)

68.

Duckworth (IL)

185

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study and report back to Congress on the impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cuts on demand seen at charitable food providers.

(10 minutes)

69.

Crowley (NY), Grimm (NY)

32

Facilitates cost-neutral purchasing of Kosher and Halal food within the Emergency Food Assistance Program and improve information provided to participating food banks on availability of Kosher and Halal food

(10 minutes)

70.

Huizenga (MI)

2

Requires the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct a study of sole-source contracts in Federal nutrition programs, and the effect such contracts have on program participation, program goals, non-program consumers, retailers, and free-market dynamics. The findings must be reported back to Congress within one year after the date of enactment of this act.

(10 minutes)

71.

Gardner (CO)

227

Late Gives Rural Utilities Services (RUS) borrowers the ability to hire contractors to perform NEPA studies without going through the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) process. Almost every other agency allows contractors to be hired without using the FAR.

(10 minutes)

72.

Ruiz, Raul (CA)

130

Amends the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program to add designated Health Professional Shortage Areas as a priority in awarding funding.

(10 minutes)

73.

Michaud (ME), Welch (VT), Owens (NY), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH), McIntyre (NC), O'Rourke (TX)

34

Reauthorizes through fiscal year 2018 the Northern Border Regional Commission, the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, and the Southwest Border Regional Commission.

(10 minutes)

74.

Turner (OH), Chabot (OH), Fudge (OH), Beatty, (OH)

104

Adds a sense of the Congress in support of improving agricultural research and education through a USDA land grant program.

(10 minutes)

75.

Gabbard (HI), Hanabusa (HI), Pierluisi (PR)

106

Authorizes research, development, and a pest management plan to combat the coffee berry borer.

(10 minutes)

76.

Faleomavaega (AS)

98

Include American Samoa and the Federated Sates of Micronesia (FSM) as provided for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The intent is to amend the McIntire-Stennis Act to include American Samoa, CNMI, and the FSM as already provided for Virgin Islands and Guam. American Samoa and FSM have land-grant colleges. The amendment will align with S. 984.

(10 minutes)

77.

Slaughter (NY), Polis (CO)

85

Reauthorizes the Research and Education Grants for the Study of Antibiotic Research program through 2018; it does not explicitly authorize or appropriate any funds. Reauthorization ensures that research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria remains a priority of NIFA and that NIFA retains the flexibility to fund the best research proposals on a competitive basis.

(10 minutes)

78.

Gosar (AZ)

40

Establishes parity among the fire-liability provisions in stewardship contracts by incorporating the liability provisions from timber contracts into integrated resource service contracts, companies are more likely to participate in the stewardship program, protecting communities and fostering healthy forests.

(10 minutes)

79.

Cotton (AR)

16

Amends Section 8304 Good Neighbor Authority in H.R. 1947. The amendment would clarify that all types of projects may be delegated by the U.S. Forest Service to the state foresters, including projects involving commercial harvesting or other mechanical vegetative treatments. These projects would still be subject to all applicable NEPA regulations. The reference to "insect-infected trees" would be corrected to read "insect-infected forests".

(10 minutes)

80.

Tipton (CO), Coffman (CO), Gardner (CO), Lamborn (CO)

39

Establishes a program providing the US Forest Service a large airtanker and aerial asset lease program.

(10 minutes)

81.

Griffith (VA)

4

Conveys a small parcel of National Forest System land in Pound, Virginia. The parcel, which is located in the Jefferson National Forest, is a family cemetery.

(10 minutes)

82.

Meadows (NC)

5

Waives NEPA requirements for timber cleanup projects on forest service land after a disaster.

(10 minutes)

83.

Loebsack (IA)

77

Reinstates feasibility studies under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) in the Energy Title, Title IX.

(10 minutes)

84.

Grimm (NY), Gibson (NY), Bishop, Tim (NY)

14

Revised Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study and no later than 180 days after enactment report back to the relevant committees in the House and Senate and analysis of energy use in USDA facilities, a list of energy audits that have been conducted at USDA facilities, a list of energy efficiency projects that have been conducted at USDA facilities and a list of energy savings projects that could be achieved with additional mechanical insulation at USDA facilities.

(10 minutes)

85.

Cardenas (CA)

109

Expands food safety education initiatives to include training farm workers on how to identify sources of food contamination and how to decrease bacterial contamination of food.

(10 minutes)

86.

Austin, Scott (GA), Schrader (OR)

132

Mandates the Secretary of Agriculture to consult with the Secretary of Labor to ensure that producers of perishable commodities are afforded a transparent and equitable process related to the labor disputes.

(10 minutes)

87.

Kaptur (OH)

114

Requires the Secretary to submit an annual report on invasive species in the United States. The report is required to be made available to the public.

(10 minutes)

88.

Foxx (NC), Ellison (MN)

76

Requires the government to disclose the names of certain persons and entities receiving federal crop insurance subsidies. Specifically, disclosure would be required for Members of Congress and their immediate families, Cabinet Secretaries and their immediate families, and entities of which any of the preceding parties is a majority shareholder.

(10 minutes)

89.

Schock (IL)

30

Includes pennycress as a research and development priority at the Risk Management Agency.

(10 minutes)

90.

Barr, (KY), Hudson (NC), Radel, Trey (FL), Whitfield (KY)

70

Requires that any changes to current crop insurance policies be published and open for public comment at least 60 days before June 30 and at least 60 days before November 30 of the year before the change would take effect.

(10 minutes)

91.

Takano, Mark (CA), Markey, Edward (MA)

103

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to report to Congress on the economic implications for consumers, fishermen, and aquaculturists of fraud and mislabeling in wild and farmed seafood.

(10 minutes)

92.

Fudge (OH), Sewell (AL)

110

Requires USDA agencies that serve farmers and ranchers to provide a time and date stamped receipt for service to each farmer and rancher requesting information or service from USDA.

(10 minutes)

93.

Velzquez (NY)

211

Late Directs USDA to coordinate opportunities for urban agriculture.

(10 minutes)

94.

Jackson Lee (TX)

181

Establishes the sense of Congress that the Federal Government should increase business opportunities for small businesses, black farmers, women, and minority businesses.

(10 minutes)

95.

Ross (FL), Rooney (FL)

99

Revised Expresses the sense of Congress that agricultural nutrients and chemicals play an important role in the production of American agriculture. Also expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of Agriculture should coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security in the development of regulations and procedures for handling these agricultural chemicals.

(10 minutes)

96.

Conaway (TX), Vela, Filemon (TX)

161

Requires the Secretary of State to submit a report on water sharing with Mexico.

(10 minutes)

97.

Flores (TX)

94

Requires USDA to conduct and submit a study detailing all activities engaged in and resources expended in furtherance of Executive Order 13547 relating to the Administration’s continued attempts to establish the National Ocean Policy without Congressional authorization. The study also should include any budget requests for fiscal year 2014 for support of implementation of Executive Order 13547, and be submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

(10 minutes)

98.

Pitts (PA), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Goodlatte (VA), Blumenauer (OR)

13

Reforms the Federal sugar program, and for other purposes.

(20 minutes)

99.

Goodlatte (VA), Scott, David (GA), Collins, Chris (NY), Moran, James (VA), Duffy (WI), Polis (CO), Coffman (CO), Meeks (NY), DeGette (CO), Issa (CA), Sessions (TX), Lee, Barbara (CA)

194

Removes Subtitle D PART I—"DAIRY PRODUCER MARGIN PROTECTION AND DAIRY MARKET STABILIZATION PROGRAMS" and replaces it with a new "Dairy Producer Margin Insurance Program". Provides dairy producers with the option to annually enroll in a new margin insurance program at levels of $4.00 and up to $8.00 in increments of fifty cents. Based on the highest annual of three previous calendar years of their milk marketings, dairy producers are allowed to elect their coverage level and the percentage of coverage up to 80% at the start of the program and annually thereafter. Dairy producers are also allowed to update their production history annually. The Secretary is required to make payments to dairy producers enrolled in the program whenever the actual dairy producer margin drops below $4.00 (or below a higher level of coverage up to $8.00). Leaves the rest of the underlying dairy title intact, including the removal of the Dairy Product Price Support Program, the MILC Program, and the Dairy Export Assistance Program and the reauthorization of the 1996 FMMO additional order provision.

(20 minutes)

100.

Fortenberry (NE)

93

Reduces farm program payment limits, capping commodity payments at $250,000 per year for any one farm. The legislation also closes loopholes in current law to ensure payments reach working farmers, their intended recipients.

(10 minutes)

101.

Huelskamp (KS), Goodlatte (VA), Neugebauer (TX), Jordan (OH), DeSantis (FL), Stewart, Chris (UT), Bentivolio, (MI)

151

Creates additional work requirements for SNAP recipients and raises the total reduction in spending to $31 billion.

(10 minutes)

102.

 

Southerland (FL), Westmoreland (GA), Kingston (GA), Bentivolio, (MI), Schweikert (AZ)

101

Applies federal welfare work requirements to the food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, at state option.

(10 minutes)

103.

Reed (NY), Walberg (MI), Yoho, Ted (FL)

49

Ends eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for convicted violent rapists, pedophiles and murderers after enactment into law.

(10 minutes)