Federal - HR 2642

The Agriculture Act of 2014

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HR 2642, The Agriculture Act of 2014 authorizes agricultural, environmental and community assistance programs through the end of fiscal year 2018.  To read full text of the legislation, click here.

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  • Dec. 8, 2014Wyden, D-Ore., Senate speech: Lauds enactment of the bill. Congressional Record p. S6381

  • Dec. 8, 2014M. Pryor, D-Ark., Senate speech: Lauds enactment of the bill. Congressional Record p. S6366-S6369

  • Nov. 19, 2014Stabenow, D-Mich., Senate speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. S6120-S6121

  • May 7, 2014McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Discusses a provision in the bill. Congressional Record p. H3452-H3453

  • Feb. 26, 2014G. Thompson, R-Pa., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H1944

  • Feb. 24, 2014Casey, D-Pa., Senate speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. S997-S999

  • Feb. 10, 2014McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Opposes a provision of the conference report on the bill. Congressional Record p. H1689-H1690

  • Feb. 7, 2014 — Became Public Law, PL 113-79, 128 Stat. 649. Congressional Record p. H5821

  • Feb. 7, 2014 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H5821

  • Feb. 6, 2014Whitehouse, D-R.I., Senate speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. S813-S814

  • Feb. 6, 2014Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate speech: Lauds passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. S813

  • Feb. 5, 2014McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Opposes provisions of the conference report on the bill. Congressional Record p. H1595-H1596

  • Feb. 4, 2014H. Reid, D-Nev., Senate speech: Provides the Senate schedule for the day. Congressional Record p. S707

  • Feb. 4, 2014M. Landrieu, D-La., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 20, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S757

  • Feb. 4, 2014R. Larsen, D-Wash., House speech: Discusses a provision of the bill. Congressional Record p. E161

  • Feb. 4, 2014G. Thompson, R-Pa., House speech: Lauds the bill. Congressional Record p. H1552-H1553

  • Feb. 4, 2014 — Submitted to the president. Congressional Record p. H1656

  • Feb. 4, 2014 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H1591

  • Feb. 4, 2014 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S759

  • Feb. 4, 2014 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S736

  • Feb. 4, 2014Senate Vote 21 Farm Programs — Conference Report
    Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize most federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2018, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and food stamps (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). It would modify SNAP to prohibit undocumented immigrants, major lottery winners, traditional college students, convicted murderers and violent sex offenders from receiving SNAP benefits. It also would reduce funding for nutrition programs by $8 billion over 10 years and would reauthorize the federal sugar program, through fiscal 2018, without any changes. It would reauthorize three dairy programs and repeal four others - replacing them with a new voluntary margin insurance program to protect dairy farmers from economic loss. It also would eliminate $5 billion in annual direct payments to farmers and replace it with two new subsidy programs to cover, in certain circumstances, a portion of a farmer's revenue losses. Subsidy caps would be set at $125,000 per person or $250,000 per couple. It also would establish a new crop insurance program for producers to purchase additional insurance to cover a portion of losses not covered by individual crop insurance policies when losses exceed 14 percent. Adopted (thus cleared for the president) 68-32. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S736

  • Feb. 4, 2014 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S710-S736

  • Feb. 3, 2014Doyle, D-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 31, and would have voted no if present. Congressional Record p. H1526

  • Feb. 3, 2014C. McCarthy, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 31, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E155

  • Feb. 3, 2014 — Warren, D-Mass., unanimous consent request that when the Senate completes its business on Feb. 3, it adjourn until 10 a.m on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014; that following the prayer and pledge, the morning hour be deemed expired, the Journal of proceedings be approved to date, and the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day; that following any leader remarks, the Senate resume consideration of the conference report to accompany HR 2642, the farm bill, with the time until 12:30 p.m. equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees; and that the Senate recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus meetings, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S705

  • Feb. 3, 2014Senate Vote 20 Farm Programs — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize most federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2018, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and food stamps (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Motion agreed to 72-22. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture for legislation. Congressional Record p. S689-S690

  • Feb. 3, 2014 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S666-S699

  • Jan. 31, 2014Langevin, D-R.I., House speech: Opposes the conference report on the bill. Congressional Record p. E149

  • Jan. 30, 2014 — Reid, D-Nev., unanimous consent request that when the Senate completes its business on Jan. 30, it adjourn until 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014; that following the prayer and pledge, the morning hour be deemed expired, the Journal of proceedings be approved to date, and the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day; that following any leader remarks, the Senate resume consideration of the conference report to accompany HR 2642, the farm bill, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S658

  • Jan. 30, 2014 — Reid, D-Nev., motion to close debate (cloture motion) on consideration of the conference report for HR 2642 (60 votes required) (vote to occur on Mon. Feb. 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.). Congressional Record p. S619

  • Jan. 30, 2014 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S619

  • Jan. 30, 2014 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S652

  • Jan. 29, 2014Y. Clarke, D-N.Y., House speech: Opposes the conference report on the bill. Congressional Record p. E154

  • Jan. 29, 2014Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Opposes the conference report on the bill. Congressional Record p. E152-E153

  • Jan. 29, 2014Holt, D-N.J., House speech: Opposes the conference report on the bill. Congressional Record p. E149-E150

  • Jan. 29, 2014Harkin, D-Iowa, Senate speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. S561-S562

  • Jan. 29, 2014Adrian Smith, R-Neb., House speech: Supports the bill Congressional Record p. H1484

  • Jan. 29, 2014Shimkus, R-Ill., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H1501-H1502

  • Jan. 29, 2014Woodall, R-Ga., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H1503

  • Jan. 29, 2014S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Opposes certain provisions in the bill. Congressional Record p. H1502

  • Jan. 29, 2014G. Thompson, R-Pa., House speech: Lauds passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. H1502

  • Jan. 29, 2014Stutzman, R-Ind., House speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. H1484

  • Jan. 29, 2014Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H1484

  • Jan. 29, 2014 — Provisions of S 463, Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013, are included in the bill.

  • Jan. 29, 2014 — Provisions of HR 979, the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013, are included in the bill.

  • Jan. 29, 2014House Vote 31 Farm Programs — Conference Report
    Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize most federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2018, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and food stamps (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). It would modify SNAP to prohibit undocumented immigrants, major lottery winners, traditional college students, convicted murderers and violent sex offenders from receiving SNAP benefits. It also would reduce funding for nutrition programs by $8 billion over 10 years and would reauthorize the federal sugar program, through fiscal 2018, without any changes. It would reauthorize three dairy programs and repeal four others - replacing them with a new voluntary margin insurance program to protect dairy farmers from economic loss. It also would eliminate $5 billion in direct payments to farmers and replace it with two new subsidy programs to cover, in certain circumstances, a portion of a farmer's revenue losses. Subsidy caps would be set at $125,000 per person or $250,000 per couple. It also would establish a new crop insurance program for producers to purchase additional insurance to cover a portion of losses not covered by individual crop insurance policies when losses exceed 14 percent. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 251-166. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H1500-H1501

  • Jan. 29, 2014 — Conference report considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H1485-H1501

  • Jan. 28, 2014S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Opposes provisions in the conference report. Congressional Record p. H1440

  • Jan. 28, 2014McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Opposes provisions in the conference report. Congressional Record p. H1436-H1437

  • Jan. 28, 2014House Vote 27 Abortion Funding and Farm Programs — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 465) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 7) that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services and debate on the conference report for the bill (HR 2642) that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. Adopted 224-192. Congressional Record p. H1458

  • Jan. 28, 2014House Vote 26 Abortion Funding and Farm Programs — Previous Question
    Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 465) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 7) that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services and debate on the conference report on the bill (HR 2642) that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. Motion agreed to 222-194. Congressional Record p. H1457-H1458

  • Jan. 28, 2014Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Jan. 28, 2014 — A bill focusing on nutrition program provisions, HR 3102, passed the House on Sept. 28, 2013.

  • Jan. 27, 2014Jeffries, D-N.Y., House speech: Discusses pending legislation. (Colloquy with several members.) Congressional Record p. H1263-H1269

  • Jan. 27, 2014S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Opposes provisions in the conference report. Congressional Record p. H1262

  • Jan. 27, 2014DeLauro, D-Conn., House speech: Discusses the conference report. (Colloquy with Cicilline, D-R.I.) Congressional Record p. H1425-H1428

  • Jan. 27, 2014 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 465, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2642.

  • Jan. 27, 2014 — House Rules Committee granted by record vote of 9-3, a closed rule for HR 7; the rule provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, the chair and ranking minority member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the chair and ranking minority member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill; the rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of House Rules Committee Print 113-334 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read; the rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended; the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions; in section 2, the rule waives all points of order against the conference report to accompany HR 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 and against its consideration; the rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read; the rule provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable; the rule provides that debate on the conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII; testimony was heard from Reps. Goodlatte, R-Va., Lucas, R-Okla., Smith, R-N.J., Blackburn, R-Tenn., DeGette, D-Colo., Nadler, D-N.Y., Norton, D-D.C., Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Johnson, D-Ga., Levin, D-Mich., and Van Hollen, D-Md. Congressional Record p. H1428, H1430, D75

  • Jan. 27, 2014 — Conference report filed in the House. H Rept 113-333Congressional Record p. H1269-H1425, H1428

  • Jan. 27, 2014 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Jan. 27, 2014 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 7, Federal Spending on Abortions, and HR 2642, Farm Bill — Unemployment Insurance Legislation
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Motion to make in order an amendment by Sander M. Levin, D-Mich., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., to consider legislation after adoption of the farm bill conference report to use savings from the bill, except for nutrition-related savings, to extend emergency unemployment benefits.

    Rejected 3-9.

    Jan. 27, 2014 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 7, Federal Spending on Abortions, and HR 2642, Farm Bill — Separate Rules
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Motion to make in order an amendment to separate the rule for HR 7, the abortion bill, and the rule for the conference report on the farm bill, HR 2642, into two resolutions.

    Rejected 3-9.

    Jan. 27, 2014 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 7, Federal Spending on Abortions, and HR 2642, Farm Bill — Vote to Report

    Provide a closed rule for HR 7, a bill that would bar federal spending on abortions and block individuals from receiving tax credits to help pay for health insurance through exchanges established under the 2010 health care law if the insurance plan covers abortions.

    The rule would allow for one hour of debate to be equally divided and controlled among the chairmen and ranking Democrats on the Judiciary, Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce panels.

    It also would provide for a substitute amendment consisting of a Rules Committee print to be considered adopted. The Rules Committee print would modify the bill to remove provisions to prevent individuals from deducting abortion expenses as a tax-eligible medical expense or using pre-tax flex health or health savings accounts for abortion expenses.

    It would add provisions that would require the Office of Personnel Management to ensure that no multistate qualified health plan the agency oversees that is offered in a state insurance exchange covers abortion.

    Additionally, it would add provisions to require insurance offered on the exchanges that cover abortion to prominently disclose that information to enrollees. In the case of insurance plans that cover abortions for which federal funding is prohibited and where the premium for the plan is disclosed, a surcharge attributable to those abortion services would also need to be disclosed.

    The rule would allow for one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

    It would waive all points of order against considering the bill and provisions in the bill, as amended.

    For the conference report to the farm bill, HR 2642, the rule would waive all points of order against the conference report and its consideration. It also would provide that the previous question be considered ordered without intervening motion except for one hour of debate and one motion to recommit, if applicable.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 9-3.
  • Jan. 16, 2014D. Davis, D-Ill., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. E92

  • Jan. 15, 2014McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Opposes provisions of the bill. Congressional Record p. H230-H231

  • Jan. 8, 2014DeLauro, D-Conn., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H45

  • Dec. 11, 2013McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H7632-H7633

  • Dec. 11, 2013 — Text of the bill, as amended, was included in HR 3695, a temporary extension of farm programs.

  • Dec. 9, 2013Durbin, D-Ill., Senate speech: Discusses the fiscal 2014 farm bill conference. Congressional Record p. S8547-S8548

  • Dec. 5, 2013Hudson, R-N.C., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. E1794

  • Dec. 3, 2013Titus, D-Nev., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H7406

  • Nov. 18, 2013Horsford, D-Nev., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H7170-H7176

  • Nov. 14, 2013McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. H7057-H7058

  • Oct. 30, 2013Yoder, R-Kan., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H6914

  • Oct. 30, 2013 — Conference committee proceeding held by House and Senate conferees.

  • Oct. 23, 2013Pingree, D-Maine, House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H6695

  • Oct. 22, 2013C. McCarthy, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 546, and intended to vote yea. Congressional Record p. E1538

  • Oct. 16, 2013McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H6608

  • Oct. 14, 2013Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 546, and intended to vote nay. Congressional Record p. E1507

  • Oct. 14, 2013Huizenga, R-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 545, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1507

  • Oct. 12, 2013 — House conferees named: Lucas, R-Okla., King, R-Iowa, Neugebauer, R-Texas, Rogers, R-Ala., Conaway, R-Texas, Thompson, R-Pa., Scott, R-Ga., Crawford, R-Ark., Roby, R-Ala., Noem, R-S.D., Denham, R-Calif., Davis, R-Ill., Peterson, D-Minn., McIntyre, D-N.C., Costa, D-Calif., Walz, D-Minn., Schrader, D-Ore., McGovern, D-Mass., DelBene, D-Wash., Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., Vela, D-Texas, Royce, R-Calif., Engel, D-N.Y., Marino, R-Pa., Camp, R-Mich., Johnson, R-Texas, Levin, D-Mich., Southerland, R-Fla., and Fudge, D-Ohio. Congressional Record p. H6557

  • Oct. 12, 2013House Vote 546 Farm Programs — Motion to Instruct
    Peterson, D-Minn., motion to instruct conferees to agree to Senate-passed farm bill provisions that would suspend the permanent price support authority for certain commodities through fiscal 2018 and reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for at least five years. Motion rejected 195-204. Congressional Record p. H6557

  • Oct. 11, 2013 — Peterson, D-Minn., motion to instruct conferees on the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H6514-H6520

  • Oct. 11, 2013 — Lucas, R-Okla., motion to take the bill from the Speaker's table, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, with the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, to insist on the House amendment, and agree to the conference requested by the Senate, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H6514

  • Oct. 11, 2013House Vote 544 Farm Programs — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 380) that would provide for House floor consideration of a motion to disagree with the Senate amendments and request a conference on the farm bill (HR 2642). The rule also would provide for House floor consideration of a measure (H Res 378) that would express the sense of the House that House farm bill conferees should propose repeal of provisions in the 2008 farm programs law regarding tariffs in the federal sugar support program and legislation (H Res 379) that would express the sense of the House that House farm bill conferees should agree to Senate provisions that would limit the federal subsidy that farmers with adjusted gross incomes above $750,000 receive for federal crop insurance. Adopted 223-189. Congressional Record p. H6513

  • Oct. 11, 2013House Vote 543 Farm Programs — Previous Question
    Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 380) that would provide for House floor consideration of a motion to disagree with the Senate amendments and request a conference on the farm bill (HR 2642). The rule also would provide for House floor consideration of resolutions that would express the sense of the House on the repeal of existing sugar tariff rate quotas (H Res 378) and on crop insurance premium limits (H Res 379). Motion agreed to 219-193. Congressional Record p. H6513

  • Oct. 11, 2013 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 380, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2642.

  • Oct. 11, 2013 — House Rules Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule that makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the House Agriculture Committee or his designee that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 2642 and agree to a conference with the Senate thereon; the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion; any debate on the motion is pursuant to clause 2 of rule XVII; the rule also grants a closed rule for H Res 378; the rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by Rep. Pitts, D-Pa., or his designee and an opponent; the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution; the rule provides that the resolution shall be considered as read; lastly, the rule grants a closed rule for H Res 379; the rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by Rep. Ryan, R-Wisc., or his designee and an opponent; the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution; the rule provides that the resolution shall be considered as read. Testimony was heard from Rep. Lucas, R-Okla. Congressional Record p. H6504, H6544, D977

  • Oct. 11, 2013 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Oct. 11, 2013 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 2642, Farm Bill — Vote to Report

    Make in order a motion by the Agriculture Committee chairman or a designee for the House to insist on the House’s amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 2642, the farm bill, and agree to a conference with the Senate.

    The rule would let the House consider the following two resolutions under closed rules:

    • A measure (H Res 379) by Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., would establish a sense of the House that the chamber’s conferees on the farm bill should support limiting crop insurance premium subsidies for people who make more than $750,000, agree to provisions that would require the Agriculture Secretary to study the impact of this limitation and reject proposals for a delayed effective date.
    • A measure (H Res 378) by Joe Pitts, R-Pa., that would establish a sense of the House that the chamber’s conferees should support a repeal of sugar tariff provisions in the 2008 farm law (PL 110-246).
    • Points of order against considering the motion as well as the two resolutions would be waived. The rule would provide for one hour of debate each for both resolutions and both resolutions would be considered as read.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.

  • Oct. 10, 2013S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Discusses pending legislation. (Colloquy with Davis, D-Ill.) Congressional Record p. H6489-H6492

  • Oct. 10, 2013Yoho, R-Fla., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. E1483

  • Oct. 10, 2013R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Supports the bill. (Colloquy with several members.) Congressional Record p. H6483-H6489

  • Oct. 10, 2013Denham, R-Calif., House speech: Supports the bill. (Colloquy with several members.) Congressional Record p. H6482-H6483

  • Oct. 10, 2013Noem, R-S.D., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H6465

  • Oct. 9, 2013Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Senate speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. S7341-S7342

  • Oct. 8, 2013Noem, R-S.D., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H6350

  • Oct. 1, 2013 — Reid, D-Nev., unanimous consent request that the Senate disagree in the House amendment and the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees with a ratio of seven to five on the part of the Senate, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S7084-S7085

  • Oct. 1, 2013 — Senate conferees named: Stabenow, D-Mich., Leahy, D-Vt., Harkin, D-Iowa, Baucus, D-Mont., Brown, D-Ohio, Klobuchar, D-Minn., Bennet, D-Colo., Cochran, R-Miss., Chambliss, R-Ga., Roberts, R-Kan., Boozman, R-Ark., and Hoeven, R-N.D. Congressional Record p. S7085

  • Sept. 28, 2013 — Other bill, HR 3102, passed the House in lieu.

  • Sept. 28, 2013House Vote 493 Same-Day Authority, Farm Bill — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 361) that would waive through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2013, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. The waiver would apply to legislation regarding fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations or the debt limit. The rule also would provide for House concurrence in the Senate amendment to the farm bill (HR 2642) with a substitute amendment containing the House-passed version of the bill that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018 and legislation (HR 3102) that would reauthorize through fiscal 2016 the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Adopted 226-191. Congressional Record p. H5945-H5946

  • Sept. 27, 2013Garamendi, D-Calif., House speech: Discusses the bill. (Colloquy with several members.) Congressional Record p. H5909-H5914

  • Sept. 26, 2013Walz, D-Minn., House speech: Discusses House and Senate-passed farm bills. Congressional Record p. H5844

  • Sept. 26, 2013 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 361, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2642.

  • Sept. 26, 2013 — House Rules Committee granted, by record vote of 9-3, a rule, which waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported from the House Rules Committee; the rule applies the waiver to any resolution reported through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2013, relating to any of the following: (1) A measure making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sep. 30, 2014; and (2) a measure relating to the public debt limit; in section 2, the rule provides that the House concurs in the Senate amendment to HR 2642 with an amendment consisting of the text of HR 2642, as passed by the House, modified by the insertion of a new Title IV consisting of the text of HR 3102, as passed by the House, with designations, short titles, and cross-references conformed accordingly. Congressional Record p. H5881, H5882, D915

  • Sept. 26, 2013 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Sept. 26, 2013 — Committee Vote: Same-Day Authority, Farm Bill — Vote to Report

    Waive the two-thirds vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee.

    The rule would apply the waiver to legislation reported through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2013 regarding fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations or legislation related to the debt limit.

    The rule would also include self-executing language for the House to add the text of the nutrition bill (HR 3102), as passed by the House, to the chamber’s farm bill, which includes only agriculture policy. The resolution would provide that upon the rule’s adoption the House concur in the Senate amendment to the farm bill, with an amendment consisting of the text of the House-passed version of the farm bill, plus the text of the bill (HR 3102) that would reduce eligibility waivers for the nation’s largest food assistance program.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 9-3.
  • Sept. 17, 2013Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Opposes the bills. Congressional Record p. H5575

  • Aug. 2, 2013D. Young, R-Alaska, House speech: Discusses provisions of the bill. Congressional Record p. E1225

  • Aug. 2, 2013Hoyer, D-Md., House speech: Discusses pending legislation. Congressional Record p. H5383-H5386

  • Aug. 2, 2013Gohmert, R-Texas, House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H5386-H5389

  • Aug. 2, 2013McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H5374

  • Aug. 2, 2013Walz, D-Minn., House speech: Discusses the House and Senate farm bills. Congressional Record p. H5352

  • Aug. 1, 2013Costa, D-Calif., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H5270

  • Aug. 1, 2013 — Senate conferees named: Stabenow, D-Mich., Leahy, D-Vt., Harkin, D-Iowa, Baucus, D-Mont., Brown, D-Ohio, Klobuchar, D-Minn., Bennet, D-Colo., Cochran, R-Miss., Chambliss, R-Ga., Roberts, R-Kan., Boozman, R-Ark., and Hoeven, R-N.D. Congressional Record p. S6259-S6260

  • July 30, 2013C. McCarthy, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 350-353, and would have voted nay on 350, 351 and 353 and yea to 352 if present. Congressional Record p. E1155

  • July 23, 2013Perlmutter, D-Colo., House speech: Discusses the bills. Congressional Record p. H4865

  • July 23, 2013Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 350-353, and would have voted nay on 350, 351 and 353 and yea on 352 if present. Congressional Record p. E1119

  • July 18, 2013Butterfield, D-N.C., House speech: Discusses alternative farm bills. Congressional Record p. H4609

  • July 18, 2013 — Stabenow, D-Mich., motion that the Senate insist on its amendments and request a conference with the House, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S5794

  • July 18, 2013 — Measure, as amended, passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S5794

  • July 18, 2013 — Stabenow, D-Mich., unanimous consent request that the Senate strike all after the enacting clause of HR 2642 and insert in lieu thereof the text of S 954 as passed by the Senate, agreed to by unanimous consent.

  • July 18, 2013 — Considered and amended by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5794-S5795

  • July 17, 2013G. Thompson, R-Pa., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H4577-H4578

  • July 17, 2013McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Discusses the bills. Congressional Record p. H4527-H4528

  • July 16, 2013Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. H4490

  • July 16, 2013Clarke, D-N.Y., House speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. E1061

  • July 16, 2013Stabenow, D-Mich., Senate speech: Discusses impending conference on farm bills. (Colloquy with Brown, D-Ohio.) Congressional Record p. S5705

  • July 16, 2013 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S5707

  • July 15, 2013Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 351-353, and would have voted yea on 352 and nay on 351 and 353 if present. Congressional Record p. E1057

  • July 11, 2013Gohmert, R-Texas, House speech: Supports the bill. (Colloquy with Gohmert, R-Texas, and Fortenberry, R-Neb.) Congressional Record p. H4476-H4481

  • July 11, 2013Sewell, D-Ala., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H4375

  • July 11, 2013Beatty, D-Ohio, House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H4375

  • July 11, 2013F. Wilson, D-Fla., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H4374

  • July 11, 2013Butterfield, D-N.C., House speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. H4374

  • July 11, 2013House Vote 353 Farm Programs — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. It would permanently reauthorize the sugar program, which provides a price guarantee to processors and producers of sugarcane and sugar beets. It would create two risk-management programs to replace the direct and countercyclical payments to agriculture commodity producers repealed by the bill. It also would replace several major dairy programs with a new dairy margin insurance program. The permanent 1938 and 1949 farm laws that set commodity support and other agriculture support levels would be repealed. It would reauthorize most conservation activities through fiscal 2018 but consolidate the 23 programs into 13. Passed 216-208. Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H4474-H4475

  • July 11, 2013House Vote 352 Farm Programs — Recommit
    Esty, D-Conn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would direct the Agriculture secretary to conduct annual on-site audits of the food regulatory system of countries eligible to export meat, poultry and egg products to the United States. It also would allow the Agriculture secretary to transfer department funds to the Food Safety and Inspection Service to respond to a food safety emergency. Motion rejected 198-226. Congressional Record p. H4470-H4474

  • July 11, 2013 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H4394-H4475

  • July 11, 2013House Vote 349 Farm Programs — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 295) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2642) that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. Adopted 223-195. Congressional Record p. H4394

  • July 10, 2013McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. H4315-H4316

  • July 10, 2013 — F. Lucas, R-Okla., Submits a constitutional authority statement on the legislation. Congressional Record p. H4370

  • July 10, 2013 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 295, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2642.

  • July 10, 2013Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • July 10, 2013Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • July 10, 2013 — House Rules Committee granted, by a record vote of 9-4, a closed rule for HR 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013; the rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee; the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill; the rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read; the rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill; the rule provides one motion to recommit. Congressional Record p. H4368, H4369, D686

  • July 10, 2013 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    July 10, 2013 — Committee Vote: Rule for Consideration of HR 2642, Revised Farm Bill — Open Rule
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Amendment that would provide an open rule for House floor consideration of HR 2642, which would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018.

    Rejected 4-9.

    July 10, 2013 — Committee Vote: Rule for Consideration of HR 2642, Revised Farm Bill — Vote to Report

    Provide a closed rule for consideration of HR 2642, which would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018.

    The rule would provide for one hour of debate, controlled and equally divided by the chairman and ranking Democrat of the Agriculture Committee.

    It would provide that the bill be considered as read, and it would waive all points of ordered against consideration of the bill and provisions of the bill.

    The rule would provide for one motion to recommit.

    Adopted 9-4.
  • July 10, 2013 — Read twice and referred to: House Agriculture.Congressional Record p. H4369

  • May 16, 2013 — Provisions of HR 2026 are included in final version of to HR 2642.

  • May 13, 2013 — Provisions of HR 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, are included in an amendment to the bill.

  • March 4, 2013 — Related measure, HR 935, introduced by Gibbs, R-Ohio.