Federal - HR 2

2018 House Farm Bill - 4/12/2018

Introduced

April 12, 2018

Description

A bill to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes (official title to be confirmed).

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  • Dec. 20, 2018 — Became Public Law, PL 115-334, 132 Stat. 4490.

  • Dec. 20, 2018 — Signed by the president.

  • Dec. 19, 2018 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7924

  • Dec. 19, 2018 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H10333

  • Dec. 17, 2018Keating, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.434, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1677

  • Dec. 17, 2018Keating, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.432, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1677

  • Dec. 17, 2018Keating, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.431, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1677

  • Dec. 13, 2018Moore, D-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.434, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1666

  • Dec. 12, 2018 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H10152

  • Dec. 12, 2018House Vote 434 Farm Programs — Conference Report
    Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It would reauthorize and extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, sugar policies and loan rates, several international food aid programs, nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities, and several dairy programs, including the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program). It would create new pilot programs that would test strategies for improving the accuracy of the SNAP income verification process. It would allow industrial hemp to be grown in the United States, subject to close regulation at the state level. It would modify the activities permitted on land contracted under the conservation reserve program. Adopted (thus cleared for the president) 369-47. Congressional Record p. H10151-H10152

  • Dec. 12, 2018 — Conference report on the bill considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H10142-H10152

  • Dec. 12, 2018House Vote 432 Farm Programs — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 1176) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the Farm Bill (HR 2), that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023. The rule would also waive section 7 of the War Powers Resolution for a concurrent resolution related to hostilities in Yemen. Adopted 206-203. Congressional Record p. H10127-H10128

  • Dec. 12, 2018House Vote 431 Farm Programs — Previous Question
    Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 1176) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the Farm Bill (HR 2), that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, and would waive section 7 of the War Powers Resolution for a concurrent resolution related to hostilities in Yemen. Motion agreed to 220-191. Congressional Record p. H10127

  • Dec. 11, 2018 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 1176, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2.

  • Dec. 11, 2018Senate Vote 259 Farm Programs — Conference Report
    Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It would reauthorize and extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, sugar policies and loan rates, several international food aid programs, nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities, and several dairy programs, including the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program). It would create new pilot programs that would test strategies for improving the accuracy of the SNAP income verification process. It would allow industrial hemp to be grown in the United States, subject to close regulation at the state level. It would modify the activities permitted on land contracted under the conservation reserve program. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) (thus sent to the House), 87-13. Congressional Record p. S7411-S7412

  • Dec. 11, 2018 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7406-S7412

  • Dec. 11, 2018 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H10101, 10102

  • Dec. 11, 2018 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Dec. 10, 2018 — Reported to the House by the Conference Committee and ordered printed. H Rept 115-1072Congressional Record p. H9819

  • Sept. 5, 2018 — Conference committee proceeding held by House and Senate conferees.

  • Aug. 1, 2018 — Senate conferees named: Sens. Roberts, R-Kan., McConnell, R-Ky., Boozman, R-Ark., Hoeven, R-N.D., Ernst, R-Iowa, Stabenow, D-Mich., Leahy, D-Vt., Brown, D-Ohio, and Heitkamp, D-N.D. Congressional Record p. S5547

  • July 31, 2018 — Moran, R-Kan., motion that the Senate insist on its amendments to the bill, agree to the request from the House for a conference, and allow the Chair to appoint conferees, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S5503

  • July 18, 2018Goodlatte, R-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.336, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H6495

  • July 18, 2018 — House conferees named: Reps. Conaway, R-Texas, Thompson, R-Pa., Goodlatte, R-Va., Lucas, R-Okla., Rogers, R-Ala., Scott, R-Ga., Crawford, R-Ark., Hartzler, R-Mo., Davis, R-Ill., Yoho, R-Fla., Rouzer, R-N.C., Marshall, R-Kan., Arrington, R-Texas, Foxx, R-N.C., Allen, R-Ga., Shimkus, R-Ill., Cramer, R-N.D., Hensarling, R-Texas, Duffy, R-Wis., Royce, R-Calif., Chabot, R-Ohio, Walker, R-N.C., Comer, R-Ky., Bishop, R-Utah, Westerman, R-Ark., Abraham, R-La., Dunn, R-Fla., Denham, R-Calif., Gibbs, R-Ohio, Peterson, D-Minn., Scott, D-Ga., Costa, D-Calif., Walz, D-Minn., Fudge, D-Ohio, McGovern, D-Mass., Vela, D-Texas, Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., Kuster, D-N.H., O'Halleran, D-Ariz., Adams, D-N.C., Tonko, D-N.Y.,Waters, D-Calif., Engel, D-N.Y., Grijalva, D-Ariz., Plaskett, D-V.I., Johnson, D-Texas, Bustos, D-Ill. Congressional Record p. H6501

  • July 18, 2018House Vote 336 Farm Programs — Motion to Instruct
    Peterson, D-Minn., motion to instruct House conferees to insist on provisions related to mandatory funding for animal disease preparedness and response programs. Motion agreed to 392-20. Congressional Record p. H6493-H6495

  • July 18, 2018 — Conaway, R-Texas, motion that the House disagree with the Senate amendment to the bill and request a conference with the Senate, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H6493

  • June 28, 2018Duckworth, D-Ill., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.140, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S4726

  • June 28, 2018Alexander, R-Tenn., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.143, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S4717

  • June 28, 2018Alexander, R-Tenn., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.142, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. S4716

  • June 28, 2018Senate Vote 143 Farm Programs — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It would reauthorize and extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, the current sugar policies and loan rates, several international food aid programs, nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities, and several dairy programs, including the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program). As amended, it would create new pilot programs that would test strategies for improving the accuracy of the SNAP income verification process. It would allow industrial hemp to be grown in the United States, subject to close regulation at the state level. It would reauthorize the national flood insurance program through Jan. 31, 2019. It would modify the activities permitted on land contracted under the conservation reserve program. Passed 86-11. Note: By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority required for passage of the bill to 60 votes. Congressional Record p. S4717

  • June 28, 2018Senate Vote 142 Farm Programs — Checkoff Program Regulation
    Roberts, R-Kan., for Lee, R-Utah, amendment no. 3074, that would prohibit the boards that manage checkoff programs from entering into contracts with any entities that engage in activities for the purpose of influencing government policy. Rejected 38-57. Note: By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority required for adoption of the Lee amendment to 60 votes. Congressional Record p. S4716

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan., en bloc amendments, adopted by unanimous consent. (En bloc package consisting of amendment nos.: 3348, 3346, 3181, 3221, 3390, 3287, 3364, 3303, 3321, 3388, 3389, 3323, 3365 3171 and 3371.) Congressional Record p. S4713-S4716

  • June 28, 2018Senate Vote 141 Farm Programs — Motion to Table
    Roberts, R-Kan., motion to table (kill) the Kennedy, R-La., amendment no. 3383 that would modify work requirements for certain beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and would require SNAP electronic benefit cards to list all adult beneficiaries on the card, and would require such individuals to show photographic identification when using the card. It would exempt an individual designated as the head of a household from the ID requirement if the EBT card displays a photo of the individual. Motion agreed to 68-30. Congressional Record p. S4709

  • June 28, 2018 — Kennedy, R-La., amendment no. 3383 to the language proposed to be stricken by Roberts, R-Kan., substitute amendment no. 3224, related to work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, tabled by roll call vote, 68-30. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S4707-S4709

  • June 28, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill (60 votes required), withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S4689-S4714

  • June 28, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the Roberts, R-Kan., substitute amendment no. 3224 (60 votes required), withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S4689-S4714

  • June 28, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Thune, R-S.D., amendment no. 3134 to the Roberts, R-Kan., substitute amendment no. 3224, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S4717

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan., substitute amendment no. 3224, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S4689-S4717

  • June 28, 2018 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S4689-S4700, S4701-S4717

  • June 28, 2018 — Amendment original cosponsor(s): 0

  • June 28, 2018 — Amendment original cosponsor(s): 0

  • June 28, 2018 — Barrasso, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3387 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4767

  • June 28, 2018 — Sasse, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3386 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4767

  • June 28, 2018 — Sasse, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3385 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4767

  • June 28, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3384 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4766-S4767

  • June 28, 2018 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3383. Congressional Record p. S4748, S4764-S4766

  • June 28, 2018 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3382 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4761-S4764

  • June 28, 2018 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3381 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4761

  • June 28, 2018 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3380 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4761

  • June 28, 2018 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3379 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4760-S4761

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Gillibrand, D-N.Y.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3390 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4748, S4770

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Durbin, D-Ill.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3389 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4748, S4770

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Cortez Masto, D-Nev.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3388 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4748, S4767-S4770

  • June 28, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3353 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4747-S4748, S4752-S4753

  • June 28, 2018 — Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3361 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4755

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Wyden, D-Ore.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3346 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4747, S4748

  • June 28, 2018 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3360 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4755

  • June 28, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3375 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4759

  • June 28, 2018 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3359. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4755

  • June 28, 2018 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3374 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4759

  • June 28, 2018 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3358. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4754-S4755

  • June 28, 2018 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3373 (3176). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4759

  • June 28, 2018 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3357. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4754

  • June 28, 2018 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3372 (3176). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4759

  • June 28, 2018 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3356 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4754

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Thune, R-S.D.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3371 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4748, S4758-S4759

  • June 28, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3355 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4753-S4754

  • June 28, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3354 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4753

  • June 28, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3370. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4758

  • June 28, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3369 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4757-S4758

  • June 28, 2018 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3368. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4757

  • June 28, 2018 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3347 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4747, S4748-S4749

  • June 28, 2018 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3367. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4757

  • June 28, 2018 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3352 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4747, S4752

  • June 28, 2018 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3366. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4757

  • June 28, 2018 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3351 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4747, S4752

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Cantwell, D-Wash.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3365 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4748, S4757

  • June 28, 2018 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3350 (3134) (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4747, S4751-S4752

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3364 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4748, S4756-S4757

  • June 28, 2018 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3349 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4747, S4749-S4751

  • June 28, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3363 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4756

  • June 28, 2018 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3378 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4760

  • June 28, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan. (for Isakson, R-Ga.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3348 (3224). Congressional Record p. S4747, S4749

  • June 28, 2018 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3362 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4755-S4756

  • June 28, 2018 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3377 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4760

  • June 28, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3376 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4748, S4759-S4760

  • June 27, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4491-S4492

  • June 27, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the Roberts, R-Kan., substitute amendment no. 3224 (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4491-S4492

  • June 27, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Thune, R-S.D., amendment no. 3134 to the Roberts, R-Kan, substitute amendment no. 3224, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4460-S4492

  • June 27, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan., substitute amendment no. 3224, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S4460-S4492

  • June 27, 2018 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S4460-S4492

  • June 27, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S4460

  • June 27, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3341 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4685-S4686

  • June 27, 2018 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3340. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4685

  • June 27, 2018 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3335. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4677

  • June 27, 2018 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3336 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4677

  • June 27, 2018 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3338 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4677-S4685

  • June 27, 2018 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3337 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4677

  • June 27, 2018 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3339 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4685

  • June 27, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3342 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4686

  • June 27, 2018 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3344 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4686-S4687

  • June 27, 2018 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3343 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4686

  • June 27, 2018 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3345 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4687

  • June 27, 2018 — Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3325 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4673

  • June 27, 2018 — Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3327 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4673

  • June 27, 2018 — Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3326 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4673

  • June 27, 2018 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3328 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4673

  • June 27, 2018 — Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3324 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4672-S4673

  • June 27, 2018 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3332 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4676

  • June 27, 2018 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3334. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4677

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3333. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4676-S4677

  • June 27, 2018 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3329 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4673

  • June 27, 2018 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3330. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4673-S4676

  • June 27, 2018 — Enzi, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3331 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4676

  • June 27, 2018 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3260 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4653

  • June 27, 2018 — Rubio, R-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3261. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4653

  • June 27, 2018 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3310. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4670

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3256 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4650-S4652

  • June 27, 2018 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3311. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4670

  • June 27, 2018 — Burr, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3258. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4653

  • June 27, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3257. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4652-S4653

  • June 27, 2018 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3259. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4653

  • June 27, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3307 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4669

  • June 27, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3306 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4669

  • June 27, 2018 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3308 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4669-S4670

  • June 27, 2018 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3309 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4670

  • June 27, 2018 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3267. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4654

  • June 27, 2018 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3266. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4654

  • June 27, 2018 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3268. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4654

  • June 27, 2018 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3319. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3318. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3225 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4639

  • June 27, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3263. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4653

  • June 27, 2018 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3320. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Rubio, R-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3262. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4653

  • June 27, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3226 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4639

  • June 27, 2018 — S. Collins, R-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3264. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4653-S4654

  • June 27, 2018 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3227 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4639-S4640

  • June 27, 2018 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3265. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517-S4518, S4654

  • June 27, 2018 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3312 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4670-S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3313. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3315. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3314 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3317. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Rubio, R-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3316 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518-S4519, S4671

  • June 27, 2018 — Roberts, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3224. Congressional Record p. S4517, S4519-S4639

  • June 27, 2018 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3274. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4657-S4658

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3233 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4642

  • June 27, 2018 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3269. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4654

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3234 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4642-S4643

  • June 27, 2018 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3270 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4654

  • June 27, 2018 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3271. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4654-S4656

  • June 27, 2018 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3273 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4656-S4657

  • June 27, 2018 — Boozman, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3272 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4656

  • June 27, 2018 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3229 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4640-S4641

  • June 27, 2018 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3228 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4640

  • June 27, 2018 — Grassley, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3231 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4641

  • June 27, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3230 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4641

  • June 27, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3232 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4641-S4642

  • June 27, 2018 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3279. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4658-S4659

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3255 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4647-S4650

  • June 27, 2018 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3240 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4644

  • June 27, 2018 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3275 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4658

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3254 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4647

  • June 27, 2018 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3276. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4658

  • June 27, 2018 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3241 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4644-S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3277. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4658

  • June 27, 2018 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3278 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4658

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3236 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4643

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3235 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4643

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3251 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4647

  • June 27, 2018 — Smith, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3238 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4644

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3237 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4643-S4644

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3253 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4647

  • June 27, 2018 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3239 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4644

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3252 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4647

  • June 27, 2018 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3281 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4659

  • June 27, 2018 — Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3247 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3282. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4659

  • June 27, 2018 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3283 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4659

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3285. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4659-S4660

  • June 27, 2018 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3284. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4659

  • June 27, 2018 — Jones, D-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3242 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — Coons, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3243 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3244 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3280 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4659

  • June 27, 2018 — Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3246 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3245 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3288 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4661

  • June 27, 2018 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3289 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4661

  • June 27, 2018 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3290 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4661

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3248 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3250 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4646-S4647

  • June 27, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3249 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4517, S4645-S4646

  • June 27, 2018 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3286 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4660

  • June 27, 2018 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3287. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4660-S4661

  • June 27, 2018 — Barrasso, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3294. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4664-S4665

  • June 27, 2018 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3321 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4672

  • June 27, 2018 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3295 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4665

  • June 27, 2018 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3323 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4672

  • June 27, 2018 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3297. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4666-S4667

  • June 27, 2018 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3322 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4519, S4672

  • June 27, 2018 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3296. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4665-S4666

  • June 27, 2018 — Barrasso, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3292. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4661-S4662

  • June 27, 2018 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3291 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4661

  • June 27, 2018 — Barrasso, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3293. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4662-S4664

  • June 27, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3302. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4667-S4668

  • June 27, 2018 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3304 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4668-S4669

  • June 27, 2018 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3303 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4668

  • June 27, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3305 (3224). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4669

  • June 27, 2018 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3298. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4667

  • June 27, 2018 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3299. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4667

  • June 27, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3301. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4667

  • June 27, 2018 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3300. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4518, S4667

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.205, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.203, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.204, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.202, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.201, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.200, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.199, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.198, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.197, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.196, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.195, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.194, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.193, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.191, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.190, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E917

  • June 26, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4382-S4398

  • June 26, 2018Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • June 26, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3219. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4455

  • June 26, 2018 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3220. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4455

  • June 26, 2018 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3221. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4455

  • June 26, 2018 — Coons, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3222. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4455-S4456

  • June 26, 2018 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3218. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4454-S4455

  • June 26, 2018 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3223. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4456

  • June 26, 2018 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3211. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4453

  • June 26, 2018 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3209. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4453

  • June 26, 2018 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3210. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4453

  • June 26, 2018 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3217. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4454

  • June 26, 2018 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3213. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4453-S4454

  • June 26, 2018 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3214. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4454

  • June 26, 2018 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3215. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4454

  • June 26, 2018 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3216. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4454

  • June 26, 2018 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3190. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4447

  • June 26, 2018 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3195. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4448-S4449

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3189. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4447

  • June 26, 2018 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3197. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4449

  • June 26, 2018 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3191. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4447

  • June 26, 2018 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3196. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4449

  • June 26, 2018 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3192. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413-S4414, S4447-S4448

  • June 26, 2018 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3193. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4448

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3187. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4447

  • June 26, 2018 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3194. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4448

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3188. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4447

  • June 26, 2018 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3204. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4451-S4452

  • June 26, 2018 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3203. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4451

  • June 26, 2018 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3205. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4452

  • June 26, 2018 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3198. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4449-S4450

  • June 26, 2018 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3199. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4450-S4451

  • June 26, 2018 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3201. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4451

  • June 26, 2018 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3200. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4451

  • June 26, 2018 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3202. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4451

  • June 26, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3206. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4452

  • June 26, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3208. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4452-S4453

  • June 26, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3207. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4414, S4452

  • June 26, 2018 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3186. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4447

  • June 26, 2018 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3185. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4446-S4447

  • June 26, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3166. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4439-S4440

  • June 26, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3154. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4436-S4438

  • June 26, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3167. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4440

  • June 26, 2018 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3155. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4438

  • June 26, 2018 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3156. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4438

  • June 26, 2018 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3177. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4443

  • June 26, 2018 — Sasse, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3163. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4439

  • June 26, 2018 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3178. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4443-S4444

  • June 26, 2018 — Rubio, R-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3162. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4439

  • June 26, 2018 — G. Peters, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3164. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4439

  • June 26, 2018 — S. Collins, R-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3179. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4444

  • June 26, 2018 — Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3165. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4439

  • June 26, 2018 — Crapo, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3180. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4444

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3175. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4443

  • June 26, 2018 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3176. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4443

  • June 26, 2018 — S. Collins, R-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3160. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4438

  • June 26, 2018 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3161. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4439

  • June 26, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3183. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4444-S4446

  • June 26, 2018 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3170. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4441-S4442

  • June 26, 2018 — Isakson, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3169. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4441

  • June 26, 2018 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3168. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4441

  • June 26, 2018 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3172. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4442

  • June 26, 2018 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3157. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4438

  • June 26, 2018 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3184. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4446

  • June 26, 2018 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3171. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4442

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3173. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4442

  • June 26, 2018 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3158. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4438

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3174. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4442-S4443

  • June 26, 2018 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3159. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4438

  • June 26, 2018 — Enzi, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3181. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4444

  • June 26, 2018 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3182. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4444

  • June 26, 2018 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3141. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4432-S4433

  • June 26, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3140. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4432

  • June 26, 2018 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3151. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4435

  • June 26, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3142. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4433

  • June 26, 2018 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3128. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4427

  • June 26, 2018 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3152. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4435

  • June 26, 2018 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3153. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4435-S4436

  • June 26, 2018 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3137. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4430-S4431

  • June 26, 2018 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3138. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4431

  • June 26, 2018 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3139. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4431-S4432

  • June 26, 2018 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3148. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4434

  • June 26, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3147. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4434

  • June 26, 2018 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3149. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4434-S4435

  • June 26, 2018 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3150. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4435

  • June 26, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3133. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4428

  • June 26, 2018 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3132. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4428

  • June 26, 2018 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3135. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4429

  • June 26, 2018 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3134. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4428-S4429

  • June 26, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3144. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4434

  • June 26, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3143. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4433-S4434

  • June 26, 2018 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3136. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4429-S4430

  • June 26, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3146. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4434

  • June 26, 2018 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3145. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4413, S4434

  • June 26, 2018 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3130. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4427

  • June 26, 2018 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3129. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4427

  • June 26, 2018 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3131. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4427-S4428

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3112. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4424-S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3106. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4420

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3120. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3114. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3108. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4421

  • June 26, 2018 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3125. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4426

  • June 26, 2018 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3127. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4426-S4427

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3121. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425-S4426

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3115. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3126. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4426

  • June 26, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3109. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4421-S4423

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3122. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4426

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3116. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3110. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4423-S4424

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3117. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3105. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4420

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3111. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4424

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3118. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3123. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4426

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3119. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3113. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4425

  • June 26, 2018 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3107. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4420-S4421

  • June 26, 2018 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3124. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4426

  • June 26, 2018 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3098. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4418-S4419

  • June 26, 2018 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3089. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4415

  • June 26, 2018 — Corker, R-Tenn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3091. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4415-S4416

  • June 26, 2018 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3085. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4414

  • June 26, 2018 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3099. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4419

  • June 26, 2018 — Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3090. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4415

  • June 26, 2018 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3101. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4419

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3092. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4416-S4418

  • June 26, 2018 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3100. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4419

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3093. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4418

  • June 26, 2018 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3102. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4419-S4420

  • June 26, 2018 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3086. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4414

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3095. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4418

  • June 26, 2018 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3103. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4420

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3094. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4418

  • June 26, 2018 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3087. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4414-S4415

  • June 26, 2018 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3097. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4418

  • June 26, 2018 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3104. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4420

  • June 26, 2018 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3096. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4418

  • June 26, 2018 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3088. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4412, S4415

  • June 25, 2018Senate Vote 140 Farm Programs — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs through fiscal 2023. Motion agreed to 89-3. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S4364

  • June 25, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4364

  • June 25, 2018 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3084. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4376

  • June 25, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3076. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4373

  • June 25, 2018 — K. Harris, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3069. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371

  • June 25, 2018 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3074. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4372-S4373

  • June 25, 2018 — Smith, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3082. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4376

  • June 25, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3078. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4374

  • June 25, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3077. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4373-S4374

  • June 25, 2018 — Smith, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3070. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371

  • June 25, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3080. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4374

  • June 25, 2018 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3072. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371

  • June 25, 2018 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3079. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4374

  • June 25, 2018 — Smith, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3071. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371

  • June 25, 2018 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3073. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371-S4372

  • June 25, 2018 — Jones, D-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3081. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4374-S4376

  • June 25, 2018 — G. Peters, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3083. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4371, S4376

  • June 21, 2018Payne, D-N.J., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.284, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5450

  • June 21, 2018Payne, D-N.J., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.283, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5450

  • June 21, 2018Jeffries, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.284, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5450

  • June 21, 2018Jeffries, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.283, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5450

  • June 21, 2018Perry, R-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.284, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5449

  • June 21, 2018 — Received in the Senate and Placed on the Senate and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S4341, S4342

  • June 21, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4336-S4337

  • June 21, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4336

  • June 21, 2018House Vote 284 Farm Programs — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It would require individuals receiving SNAP benefits, who are 18-59 years old, to work or participate in work training programs for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and would require the Department of Agriculture to establish a database to track individuals receiving SNAP benefits. The bill would reauthorize and extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, the current sugar policies and loan rates, several international food aid programs, nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities, several dairy programs, including the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program) and would modify certain utility standards in the Home Energy Assistance Program to require SNAP benefits recipients to provide documentation of such expenses in order to receive increased benefits using the Standard Utility Allowance. The bill would authorize, with modifications, the farm risk-management program, which gives agriculture producers a choice of receiving price loss coverage or agriculture risk coverage, on a covered-commodity-by-covered-commodity basis, for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. The bill would reauthorize several conservation programs, and would increase the conservation reserve program from 24 to 29 million acres and reduce from 750,000 to 500,000 acres the cap for Farmable Wetland Program enrollment. It would also increase the amount authorized annually for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the 2019 through 2023 crop years, with a maximum authorization of $3 billion in 2023. It would eliminate the conservation stewardship program and would also allow the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a pesticide is likely to jeopardize the survival of a federally designated threatened or endangered species, or the habitat of such a species, without having to consult with federal agencies. Passed 213-211. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H5448-H5449

  • June 21, 2018 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H5448-H5449

  • June 21, 2018House Vote 283 Farm Programs — Motion to Reconsider
    Ryan, R-Wis., motion to reconsider the vote on passage of the bill. Motion agreed to 233-191. Congressional Record p. H5448

  • May 24, 2018Polis, D-Colo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.205, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E731

  • May 23, 2018Polis, D-Colo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.205, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E721

  • May 23, 2018Walz, D-Minn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.205, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E717

  • May 21, 2018M. Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E699

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.204, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.201, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.200, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.197, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.195, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.194, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.193, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 21, 2018H. Rogers, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E696

  • May 20, 2018Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.204, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H4233

  • May 20, 2018Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.202, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H4233

  • May 20, 2018Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.205, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4233

  • May 20, 2018Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.203, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4233

  • May 20, 2018Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.201, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4233

  • May 20, 2018Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.200, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4233

  • May 20, 2018Sewell, D-Ala., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.200, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E689

  • May 18, 2018 — Ryan, R-Wis., motion to reconsider the vote on passage of the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H4233

  • May 18, 2018House Vote 205 Farm Programs — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It would require individuals receiving SNAP benefits, who are 18-59 years old, to work or participate in work training programs for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and would require the Department of Agriculture to establish a database to track individuals receiving SNAP benefits. The bill would reauthorize and extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, the current sugar policies and loan rates, several international food aid programs, nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities, several dairy programs, including the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program) and would modify certain utility standards in the Home Energy Assistance Program to require SNAP benefits recipients to provide documentation of such expenses in order to receive increased benefits using the Standard Utility Allowance. The bill would authorize, with modifications, the farm risk-management program, which gives agriculture producers a choice of receiving price loss coverage or agriculture risk coverage, on a covered-commodity-by-covered-commodity basis, for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. The bill would reauthorize several conservation programs, and would increase the conservation reserve program from 24 to 29 million acres and reduce from 750,000 to 500,000 acres the cap for Farmable Wetland Program enrollment. It would also increase the amount authorized annually for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the 2019 through 2023 crop years, with a maximum authorization of $3 billion in 2023. It would eliminate the conservation stewardship program and would also allow the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a pesticide is likely to jeopardize the survival of a federally designated threatened or endangered species, or the habitat of such a species, without having to consult with federal agencies. Rejected 198-213. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H4232-H4233

  • May 18, 2018House Vote 204 Farm Programs — Recommit
    Maloney, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment. Motion rejected 183-226. Congressional Record p. H4230-H4232

  • May 18, 2018 — Substitute amendment, as amended, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H4230

  • May 18, 2018House Vote 200 Farm Programs — Value-Added Agricultural Products
    Russell, R-Okla., amendment that would exclude beer, wine, distilled spirits, hard cider, and other alcoholic products from counting as value-added agricultural products, thus making such products ineligible for agricultural product market development grants, and would rescind $8 million in unobligated funds from value-added agricultural product market development grant program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 54-356. Congressional Record p. H4227-H4228

  • May 18, 2018House Vote 203 Farm Programs — EPA Water Rule
    Banks, R-Ind., amendment that would repeal the EPA's rule regarding the definition of the "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-173. Congressional Record p. H4225-H4227, H4229-H4230

  • May 18, 2018 — Johnson, R-La., amendment no. 29A, that would require the secretary of Interior to consider the off-setting effects of existing or proposed conservation measures when determining if a federal agency action is likely to jeopardize an endangered or threatened species, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4223-H4224

  • May 18, 2018House Vote 202 Farm Programs — Animal Fighting Prohibitions
    Roskam, R-Ill., amendment that would extend the prohibition on animal fighting ventures to all states and U.S. territories. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 359-51. Congressional Record p. H4221-H4223, H4228-H4229

  • May 18, 2018 — Noem, R-S.D., amendment no. 27A, that would require the secretary of Agriculture to provide funds to colleges and universities in amounts equal to the funds expended for providing educational programs and services to Native Americans enrolled in such institutions, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4220-H4221

  • May 18, 2018 — Costello, R-Pa., amendment no. 26A, that would require the secretary of Agriculture to designate an individual from existing employee ranks to serve as the state beginning farmer and rancher coordinator, to assist beginning farmers and ranchers in accessing Agriculture Department programs and services, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4219-H4220

  • May 18, 2018House Vote 201 Farm Programs — Unpasteurized Milk Product Transportation
    Massie, R-Ky., amendment that would prohibit federal interference in the interstate transportation of unpasteurized milk and milk products between states that allow for the distribution of such products for direct human consumption. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 79-331. Congressional Record p. H4217-H4219, H4228

  • May 18, 2018 — Faso, R-N.Y., amendment no. 23A, that would require a pest's environmental impact on an ecosystem to be a considered factor in instances in which a genus of a plant is under consideration for being added to the Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis list, and would require proper coordination between the department of Agriculture and appropriate agencies when dealing with forest plant pests, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4216-H4217

  • May 18, 2018 — Stefanik, R-N.Y., amendment no. 22A, that would prioritize grants for forest restoration under the Competitive Forestry, Natural Resources, and Environmental Grants Program, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4215-H4216

  • May 18, 2018 — Pearce, R-N.M., amendment no. 21A, that would establish a Forest Service pilot project within the Lincoln National Forest, Cibola National Forest and Gila National Forest in New Mexico to determine the effectiveness of tools and techniques used to address forest health, watershed improvement and habitat restoration, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4213-H4215

  • May 18, 2018 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H4213-H4233

  • May 17, 2018 — Cheney, R-Wyo., amendment no. 20A, that would direct the U.S. Forest Service and the department of the Interior to make grazing allotments available to grazing permit holders whose land is made unusable because of a natural disaster, court-issued injunction, or conflict with wildlife, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4204-H4205

  • May 17, 2018 — Stefanik, R-N.Y., amendment no. 19A, that would include invasive vegetation as a qualifying reason for an area to be designated as a treatment area under Section 602 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4204

  • May 17, 2018 — Turner, R-Ohio, amendment no. 18A, that would treat any recently designated 1890 Institution as having been designated on or before Sept. 30, 1978 for funding purposes, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4203-H4204

  • May 17, 2018 — Russell, R-Okla., amendment no. 17A, that would exclude beer, wine, distilled spirits, hard cider, and other alcoholic products from counting as value-added agricultural products, thus making such products ineligible for agricultural product market development grants, and would rescind $8 million in unobligated funds from value-added agricultural product market development grant program, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4201-H4203

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 197 Farm Programs — Biomass and Bioenergy Programs
    Biggs, R-Ariz., amendment that would repeal the Department of Agriculture biomass and bioenergy subsidy programs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 75-340. Congressional Record p. H4195-H4196, H4198-H4199

  • May 17, 2018 — Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R., amendment no. 15A, that would require the Department of Agriculture to extend a study of comparable access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Puerto Rico, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4194-H4195

  • May 17, 2018 — Young, R-Alaska, amendment no. 14A, that would expand the allowance of traditional foods for native populations in food service programs, to include federally funded child nutrition and senior meal programs, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4194

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 196 Farm Programs — States' Ability to Run SNAP
    Faso, R-N.Y., amendment that would allow states to carry out program eligibility and other administrative functions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in a number of different ways, including the use of non-governmental contractors, as long as such personnel have no direct or indirect financial interest in an approved retail food store. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 222-192. Congressional Record p. H4192-H4194, H4198

  • May 17, 2018 — Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R., amendment no. 12A, that would require the secretary of Agriculture to study the feasibility of developing a thrifty food plan for the purpose of calculating the amount of the Nutritional Assistance Program accessible to Puerto Rico, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4191-H4192

  • May 17, 2018 — Holding, R-N.C., amendment no 11A, that would exclude convicted violent rapists, pedophiles and murderers from receiving SNAP benefits, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4191

  • May 17, 2018 — MacArthur, R-N.J., amendment no. 9A, that would specify that if an individual becomes ineligible for SNAP as a household member, that remaining members of the household may still be eligible to apply for SNAP benefits, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4189-H4191

  • May 17, 2018 — Fortenberry, R-Neb., amendment no. 7A, that would set standards for sequencing and prioritization of volunteer efforts within the Department of Agriculture in coordination with its partners. It would also establish a geographically defined crop yield metrics system to assess changes in crop yields in countries and areas that receive USDA assistance, and an internet-based resource to house the data, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4188-H4189

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 195 Farm Programs — SNAP Benefits Work Requirements
    McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce work-requirement exemptions from 15 percent to five percent of SNAP benefit recipients; would reduce the qualifying age of children from three-years-old to six-years-old with respect to work requirement-exempted parents; would set the same hour-per-week work requirement for married parents as for single parents; and would require employment and training program participants to have their work eligibility electronically verified through the E-verify system. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 83-330. Congressional Record p. H4186-H4188, H4197-H4198

  • May 17, 2018 — Faso, R-N.Y., amendment no. 6A, that would expand the Department of Agriculture's ability to assess natural resource concerns through monitoring and evaluation of the results of conservation programs, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4185-H4186

  • May 17, 2018 — Rogers, R-Ala., amendment no, 5A, that would allow a maximum of 24 million acres to be enrolled in the conservation reserve program for the fiscal years of 2019 through 2023, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4185

  • May 17, 2018 — LaHood, R-Ill., amendment no. 4A, that would allow producers on a farm to file once for enrollment in agricultural risk coverage or price loss coverage through crop year 2023, and would allow producers to file an updated program contract within one year of a change, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4184

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 194 Farm Programs — Ending Agriculture Subsidies
    McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would phase out agricultural crop subsidies by 2030. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 34-380. Congressional Record p. H4181-H4184, H4196-H4197

  • May 17, 2018 — Conaway, R-Texas, amendment no. 2A, that would make technical and conforming changes to the bill, including an adjustment to the work-requirement exemptions for SNAP benefit recipients after 2026, and changes to the consultation and approval process for rural broadband loan and grant programs, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4177-H4181

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 193 Farm Programs — Sugar Programs
    Foxx, R-N.C., amendment that would adjust loan rates for the sugar program, would terminate the feedstock flexibility program, and would establish tariff rate quotas for raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-278. Congressional Record p. H4174-H4177, H4196

  • May 17, 2018 — Thornberry, R-Texas, amendment no. 20, that would establish up to three Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation and Training Centers that would offer instructional training programs to cattle beef graders, cattle producers and other professionals involved in the cattle industry, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4173

  • May 17, 2018 — Tipton, R-Colo., amendment no. 19, that would authorize the secretary of Agriculture to transfer approximately 3.61 acres of National Forest Service land to Dolores County, Colo., for the purpose of constructing a fire station, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4172-H4173

  • May 17, 2018 — Pearce, R-N.M., amendment no. 18, that would reauthorize the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program through 2023, and would allow the secretary of Agriculture to waive the requirement that proposals eligible for funding under the program prioritize ecological restoration treatments for a 10-year period, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4172

  • May 17, 2018 — Westerman, R-Ark., amendment no. 17, that would require the secretary of Agriculture and the secretary of Interior to report to Congress on a variety of factors related to wildfires, insect infestations, disease treatments and timber production on federal lands, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4172

  • May 17, 2018 — LaMalfa, R-Calif., amendment no. 16, that would require the secretary of Agriculture to standardize the application process for modifying communications facilities on Forest Service land, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4170-H4172

  • May 17, 2018 — Pearce, R-N.M., amendment no. 15, that would allow the village of Santa Clara, N.M., to purchase 1,520 acres of nearby land from the National Forest Service, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4170

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 199 Farm Programs — Forest Service Rule Exemption
    Young R-Alaska, amendment that would exempt Alaska from a 2001 Forest Service rule that prohibits road construction and timber harvesting on approximately 58.5 million acres of roadless Forest Service lands. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 208-207. Congressional Record p. H4168-H4170, H4200-H4201

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 198 Farm Programs — Forest Management Studies
    Westerman, R-Ark., amendment that would require environmental impact statements for certain forest management activities to only study and describe the forest management activity in question and the alternative of not taking any action. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 224-191. Congressional Record p. H4167-H4168, H4199-H4200

  • May 17, 2018 — Gianforte, R-Mont., amendment no. 12, that would provide for expedited salvage operations or reforestation activities following the conclusion of a large-scale catastrophic event, and would require 75 percent of the impacted lands to be reforested within five years of the event, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4166-H4167

  • May 17, 2018 — Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment no. 11, that would allow counties and tribal governments to enter into cooperative agreements with governors or the secretaries of Agriculture and Interior for forest, rangeland and watershed restoration services, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4165-H4166

  • May 17, 2018 — Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., amendment no. 10, that would state that services received by the chief of the Forest Service or the director of the Bureau of Land Management under stewardship contracting projects would not be considered monies received from the National Forest System or the public lands, but payments made by a contractor to the chief or director would be considered monies received, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4164-H4165

  • May 17, 2018 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H4164-H4205

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 191 Farm Programs — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 900) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Adopted 228-188. Congressional Record p. H4162-H4163

  • May 17, 2018House Vote 190 Farm Programs — Previous Question
    Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 900) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Motion agreed to 228-189. Congressional Record p. H4162

  • May 16, 2018Webster, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H4008

  • May 16, 2018Webster, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H4008

  • May 16, 2018Cicilline, D-R.I., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4007

  • May 16, 2018 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 900, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2.

  • May 16, 2018 — Thompson, R-Pa., amendment no. 9, that would add chronic wasting disease to the list of high-priority research and extension grant initiatives, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4128-H4129

  • May 16, 2018 — Latta, R-Ohio, amendment no. 8, that would require the FCC and the Department of Agriculture to establish a task force for the purpose of reviewing the connectivity and technological needs of precision agriculture in the United States, and would require the task force to coordinate with public and private stakeholders to examine the use and availability of technology in rural areas, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4127-H4128

  • May 16, 2018 — Jones, R-N.C., amendment no. 7, that would exclude the first 1,500 individuals who reside on a military base from counting toward the region's population when determining whether an area is "rural" or a "rural area" for the purposes of certain programs and grants, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4126-H4127

  • May 16, 2018 — Arrington, R-Texas, amendment no. 6, that would modify Department of Agriculture guaranteed loan program requirements to permit the use of funds for the purpose of refinancing the debt of rural hospitals, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4125-H4126

  • May 16, 2018 — Bergman, R-Mich., amendment no. 5, that would require the Government Accountability Office to report to Congress within 90 days of the bill's enactment on the agricultural credit needs of farms, ranches, and related agricultural businesses that are owned or operated by members of Indian tribes or that are located on tribal lands, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4125

  • May 16, 2018 — Rogers, R-Ala., amednment no. 4, that would allow recipeints of SNAP benefits to utilize the benefits for the purchase of multivitamin-mineral dietary supplement beverages that meet certain nutritional requirements as established by the FDA, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4124-H4125

  • May 16, 2018 — Gibbs, R-Ohio, amendment no. 2, that would express the sense of Congress that the federal government should recognize and encourage partnerships at the watershed level between nonpoint pollution sources and regulated point pollution sources to advance the goals of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and provide benefits to farmers, landowners, and the public, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4124

  • May 16, 2018 — King, R-Iowa, amendment no. 1, that would allow payments from the Agriculture Department to producers and producer cooperatives for water conservation and irrigation efficiency practices to also be used for upgrades to existing drainage systems, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H4123-H2124

  • May 16, 2018 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H4046-H4050, H4050-H4057, H4058-H4129

  • May 16, 2018House Vote 186 Assault of Law Enforcement Penalties, Veterans' Health Care, and Agricultural Programs — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 891) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5698) that would permit federal prosecution of, and set certain penalties for, crimes in which a person knowingly causes harm to a law enforcement officer; would provide for consideration of the bill (S 2372) that would establish a single program for veterans seeking healthcare outside of the VA system; and would provide consideration for the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Adopted 229-185. Congressional Record p. H4007

  • May 16, 2018House Vote 185 Assault of Law Enforcement Penalties, Veterans' Health Care, and Agricultural Programs — Previous Question
    Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 891) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5698) that would permit federal prosecution of, and set certain penalties for, crimes in which a person knowingly causes harm to a law enforcement officer; would provide for consideration of the bill (S 2372) that would establish a single program for veterans seeking healthcare outside of the VA system; and would provide consideration for the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Motion agreed to 230-184. Congressional Record p. H4006-H4007

  • May 16, 2018House Vote 184 Assault of Law Enforcement Penalties, Veterans' Health Care, and Agricultural Programs — Question of Consideration
    Question of wether the House should consider the rule (H Res 891) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5698) that would permit federal prosecution of, and set certain penalties for, crimes in which a person knowingly causes harm to a law enforcement officer; would provide for consideration of the bill (S 2372) that would establish a single program for veterans seeking healthcare outside of the VA system; and would provide consideration for the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Agreed to consider 223-181. Note: McGovern, D-Mass., had raised a point of order that the rule would violate section 426(a) of the Congressional Budget Act, after which the chair put the question of consideration to the House. Congressional Record p. H3991-H3994

  • May 16, 2018 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H4136

  • May 16, 2018 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • May 15, 2018 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 891, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2.

  • May 15, 2018Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • May 15, 2018 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H3964, H3975

  • May 15, 2018 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • May 3, 2018 — Reported to the House amended by the House Agriculture Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-661Congressional Record p. H3749

  • May 2, 2018Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • April 18, 2018 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Agriculture Committee.

    April 18, 2018 — Committee Vote: Farm Bill — En Bloc Amendments

    Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    --Hartzler, R-Mo., that would modify the bill's rural broadband service standards to require a baseline speed for broadband service of 25 megabits per second for download and 3 megabits per second for upload. It also would require the Rural Utility Service to identify administrative and legislative options for incentivizing utilization and streamlining of the program's loan and loan guarantee programs, for the purpose of expanding broadband service in rural areas.

    --Bost, R-Ill., that would modify the bill's provision related to conservation innovation grant trials to include nutrient recovery systems in the bill's definition of "new and innovative conservation approaches."

    --Rouzer, R-N.C., that would exclude from any requirement to produce an environmental statement or environmental impact statement under Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act small electrical generating facilities which generate an average of 10 megawatts rating or less, including those fueled by wind, solar or biomass.

    --Dunn, R-Fla., that would establish a Biotechnology and Agricultural Trade Program in the Agriculture Department to remove, resolve or mitigate significant regulatory non-tariff barriers to the export of U.S. agricultural commodities to foreign markets.

    --Dunn, that would modify the bill's provision regarding high priority research and extension initiatives to include programs related to the development and testing of algae and algae systems.

    --Dunn, that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report detailing an updated estimate of the number of dogs imported into the U.S., including the number imported but barred for resale because they did not meet adequate health screening requirements.

    --Dunn, that would require the Agriculture Department to develop and carry out a national science-based education program to increase public awareness of the use of technology in food and agriculture production.

    --Crawford, R-Ark., that would require the Agriculture Department to establish a program to recognize as a Century Farm such farms that have been in production for at least 100 years, and owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years.

    --Comer, R-Ky., that would clarify that the bill would exclude individuals incarcerated on a long-term basis or in regional jail facilities from considered populations when determining whether an area qualifies as a "rural area."

    --Marshall, R-Kan., that would allow agricultural producers to receive up to 75 percent of the total allowable cost from the Agriculture Department for repair or replacement of fencing upon demonstrating that such property was destroyed in a qualifying natural disaster such as a wildfire or hurricane.

    --Yoho, R-Fla., that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report outlining its plans for improving the federal government's policies and procedures regarding gene editing and other precision plant breeding methods within 180 days of the bill's enactment.

    --Yoho, that would repeal a provision in current law which limits entities from receiving grant funding from the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Program for more than three years.

    --Scott, R-Ala., that would authorize the Rural Utilities Service to make loans or loan guarantees to middle mile infrastructure projects.

    --Scott, that would require the Agriculture Department to consider any portion of a service territory that receives Rural Utilities Service grants, but does not meet the bill's minimum broadband speed standards, as unserved for the broadband loan program, unless the broadband provider has started construction of facilities that would allow them to meet the standards.

    --Davis, R-Ill., that would replace language that would give the Agriculture secretary discretion over the list of approved and prohibited substances for organic farming or handling operations with a provision that would direct the National Organic Standards Board to establish procedures to petition the board to evaluate substances for inclusion on the list. It also would require the Agriculture secretary to develop procedures to expedite review of food safety related substances.

    --Davis, that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit producers that elect to use agriculture risk coverage from using margin protection plans.

    --Arrington, R-Texas, that would modify the bill's definition of a Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture institution in order to eliminate the bill's exclusion of Hispanic Service Agriculture Colleges and Universities and McIntire Stennis institutions from the bill's definition.

    --Conaway, R-Texas, that would make technical changes to the bill.

    Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    --Hartzler, R-Mo., that would modify the bill's rural broadband service standards to require a baseline speed for broadband service of 25 megabits per second for download and 3 megabits per second for upload. It also would require the Rural Utility Service to identify administrative and legislative options for incentivizing utilization and streamlining of the program's loan and loan guarantee programs, for the purpose of expanding broadband service in rural areas.

    --Bost, R-Ill., that would modify the bill's provision related to conservation innovation grant trials to include nutrient recovery systems in the bill's definition of "new and innovative conservation approaches."

    --Rouzer, R-N.C., that would exclude from any requirement to produce an environmental statement or environmental impact statement under Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act small electrical generating facilities which generate an average of 10 megawatts rating or less, including those fueled by wind, solar or biomass.

    --Dunn, R-Fla., that would establish a Biotechnology and Agricultural Trade Program in the Agriculture Department to remove, resolve or mitigate significant regulatory non-tariff barriers to the export of U.S. agricultural commodities to foreign markets.

    --Dunn, that would modify the bill's provision regarding high priority research and extension initiatives to include programs related to the development and testing of algae and algae systems.

    --Dunn, that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report detailing an updated estimate of the number of dogs imported into the U.S., including the number imported but barred for resale because they did not meet adequate health screening requirements.

    --Dunn, that would require the Agriculture Department to develop and carry out a national science-based education program to increase public awareness of the use of technology in food and agriculture production.

    --Crawford, R-Ark., that would require the Agriculture Department to establish a program to recognize as a Century Farm such farms that have been in production for at least 100 years, and owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years.

    --Comer, R-Ky., that would clarify that the bill would exclude individuals incarcerated on a long-term basis or in regional jail facilities from considered populations when determining whether an area qualifies as a "rural area."

    --Marshall, R-Kan., that would allow agricultural producers to receive up to 75 percent of the total allowable cost from the Agriculture Department for repair or replacement of fencing upon demonstrating that such property was destroyed in a qualifying natural disaster such as a wildfire or hurricane.

    --Yoho, R-Fla., that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report outlining its plans for improving the federal government's policies and procedures regarding gene editing and other precision plant breeding methods within 180 days of the bill's enactment.

    --Yoho, that would repeal a provision in current law which limits entities from receiving grant funding from the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Program for more than three years.

    --Scott, R-Ala., that would authorize the Rural Utilities Service to make loans or loan guarantees to middle mile infrastructure projects.

    --Scott, that would require the Agriculture Department to consider any portion of a service territory that receives Rural Utilities Service grants, but does not meet the bill's minimum broadband speed standards, as unserved for the broadband loan program, unless the broadband provider has started construction of facilities that would allow them to meet the standards.

    --Davis, R-Ill., that would replace language that would give the Agriculture secretary discretion over the list of approved and prohibited substances for organic farming or handling operations with a provision that would direct the National Organic Standards Board to establish procedures to petition the board to evaluate substances for inclusion on the list. It also would require the Agriculture secretary to develop procedures to expedite review of food safety related substances.

    --Davis, that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit producers that elect to use agriculture risk coverage from using margin protection plans.

    --Arrington, R-Texas, that would modify the bill's definition of a Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture institution in order to eliminate the bill's exclusion of Hispanic Service Agriculture Colleges and Universities and McIntire Stennis institutions from the bill's definition.

    --Conaway, R-Texas, that would make technical changes to the bill.

    Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

    April 18, 2018 — Committee Vote: Farm Bill — Gene Editing Report
      Yoho, R-Fla. —

    Amendment that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report on federal laws governing products produced by animal biotechnology within 180 days of the bill's enactment.

    Amendment that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report on federal laws governing products produced by animal biotechnology within 180 days of the bill's enactment.

    Withdrawn.

    April 18, 2018 — Committee Vote: Farm Bill — Report on Interstate Commerce
      Denham, R-Calif. —

    Amendment to the King, R-Iowa, amendment that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report providing a review of the laws governing agricultural production and its interstate commerce thereof, for each of the individual states and territories in the United States.

    Amendment to the King, R-Iowa, amendment that would require the Agriculture Department to submit to Congress a report providing a review of the laws governing agricultural production and its interstate commerce thereof, for each of the individual states and territories in the United States.

    Rejected 12-33.

    April 18, 2018 — Committee Vote: Farm Bill — Interstate Commerce Protection
      S. King, R-Iowa —

    Amendment that would bar states from imposing a standard or condition on the production or manufacturing of any agricultural product sold or offered for sale in interstate commerce. It also would allow a producer, transporter or individual otherwise affected by such conditions to seek damages in court for economic losses.

    Amendment that would bar states from imposing a standard or condition on the production or manufacturing of any agricultural product sold or offered for sale in interstate commerce. It also would allow a producer, transporter or individual otherwise affected by such conditions to seek damages in court for economic losses.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    April 18, 2018 — Committee Vote: Farm Bill — Dog and Cat Meat Trading
      Denham, R-Calif. —

    Amendment that would prohibit individuals from knowingly slaughtering, transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for human consumption, or knowingly transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for that purpose. It also would make such actions a felony, punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine or both.

    Amendment that would prohibit individuals from knowingly slaughtering, transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for human consumption, or knowingly transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for that purpose. It also would make such actions a felony, punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine or both.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    April 18, 2018 — Committee Vote: Farm Bill — Vote to Report

    Expand work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility by requiring recipients between the ages of 18 to 59 to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, or participate in a minimum of 20 hours of work training a week, in order to remain eligible for such benefits. It would eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for SNAP recipients that receive non-cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. It would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a national database of SNAP recipients to track individuals receiving duplicative benefits from multiple states.

    The bill would establish a pilot program that would authorize retail food stores to give bonus assistance to SNAP households based on purchases of fruits, vegetables and milk, and would provide for participating stores to be reimbursed by up to 25 percent of the dollar value of bonuses earned by households and used to purchase goods with SNAP assistance.

    It would prevent states from using heating or cooling payments made via the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program when calculating a standard utility allowance deduction to determine the level of monthly benefits. The bill would require applicants that do not classify as elderly to produce utility bills or other documentation to use when determining the standard utility allowance.

    The bill would allow agriculture producers to make a new election of receiving price loss coverage or agriculture risk coverage, on a covered-commodity-by-covered-commodity basis, for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. It would extend current authorization of nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities for 2019 through 2023 and would require that producers comply with certain conservation and wetlands requirements in order to remain eligible for such loans. The bill would continue most commodity loan rates set under current law through 2023. It would establish a $.25 per pound loan rate for seed cotton and would provide for an adjustment to the upland cotton loan rate to be set based on the average of the adjusted prevailing world price for the preceding two marketing years.

    The bill would extend current sugar policies and loan rates through the 2023 crop year.

    For dairy, the bill would authorize the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program) through the 2023 crop year and would provide for milk production not covered under the dairy risk management program to be eligible for a crop insurance policy. It would reauthorize several dairy programs through 2023, including the dairy forward pricing program, dairy indemnity program and dairy promotion and research program. The bill would eliminate the dairy products for donation to public and private non-profit organizations that provide nutrition assistance to low-income populations.

    It would require the USDA to review the data it uses for calculating average animal feed costs for dairy production and would require the department to submit a report detailing the review to Congress within 60 days of the bill's enactment.

    The bill would reauthorize several conservation programs, including the conservation reserve program and the farmable wetland program. The bill would increase the enrollment cap for the conservation reserve program from 24 to 29 million acres. It would reduce the acreage cap for farmable wetland enrollment from 750,000 to 500,000 acres and would eliminate the prohibition for commercial use of enrolled lands.

    The bill would increase by $3 billion the amount authorized annually for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. It would eliminate the conservation security and conservation stewardship programs. It would authorize the USDA to use up to $25 million in EQIP funds to enter into agreements for on-farm conservation innovation trials, where payments are provided to producers for three or more years when adopting new or innovative conservation technologies, including precision agriculture technologies or enhanced nutrient management pans and fertilization systems. It also would authorize $100 million for the USDA to establish a pilot program for the eradication and control of feral swine.

    The bill would reauthorize supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs such as the Livestock Indemnity Program and coverage for losses from fire and drought. It would expand the Livestock Indemnity Program to include death or sale loss as a result of diseases caused or transmitted by a vector that cannot be controlled by vaccination or other management practices. It would eliminate the payment limitation of $125,000-per-crop year for the emergency assistance program for livestock, honeybees and farm raised-fish.

    It would reauthorize several international food aid programs through 2023, including those for food aid quality assurance, stockpiling and rapid transportation assistance and promotion of agricultural exports to emerging markets. It would consolidate multiple current international market assistance programs, including the Market Access Program, into a unified international market development program.

    The bill also would allow the EPA to forgo consultations with federal agencies such as the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service when determining whether a pesticide is likely to jeopardize the survival of a federally designated threatened or endangered species or the habitat of such a species.

    As amended it would:

    • Prohibit individuals from knowingly slaughtering, transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for human consumption, or knowingly transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for that purpose. It would make such activities a felony, punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine or both.
    • Exclude from any requirement to produce an environmental statement or environmental impact statement under Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act regarding small electrical generating facilities which generate an average of 10 megawatts rating or less, including those fueled by wind, solar or biomass.
    • Establish a Biotechnology and Agricultural Trade Program in the Agriculture Department to remove, resolve or mitigate significant regulatory non-tariff barriers to the export of U.S. agricultural commodities to foreign markets.
    • Allow agricultural producers to receive up to 75 percent of the total allowable cost from the Agriculture Department for repair or replacement of fencing upon demonstrating that such property was destroyed in a qualifying natural disaster such as a wildfire or hurricane.

    Expand work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility by requiring recipients between the ages of 18 to 59 to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, or participate in a minimum of 20 hours of work training a week, in order to remain eligible for such benefits. It would eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for SNAP recipients that receive non-cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. It would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a national database of SNAP recipients to track individuals receiving duplicative benefits from multiple states.

    The bill would establish a pilot program that would authorize retail food stores to give bonus assistance to SNAP households based on purchases of fruits, vegetables and milk, and would provide for participating stores to be reimbursed by up to 25 percent of the dollar value of bonuses earned by households and used to purchase goods with SNAP assistance.

    It would prevent states from using heating or cooling payments made via the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program when calculating a standard utility allowance deduction to determine the level of monthly benefits. The bill would require applicants that do not classify as elderly to produce utility bills or other documentation to use when determining the standard utility allowance.

    The bill would allow agriculture producers to make a new election of receiving price loss coverage or agriculture risk coverage, on a covered-commodity-by-covered-commodity basis, for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. It would extend current authorization of nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities for 2019 through 2023 and would require that producers comply with certain conservation and wetlands requirements in order to remain eligible for such loans. The bill would continue most commodity loan rates set under current law through 2023. It would establish a $.25 per pound loan rate for seed cotton and would provide for an adjustment to the upland cotton loan rate to be set based on the average of the adjusted prevailing world price for the preceding two marketing years.

    The bill would extend current sugar policies and loan rates through the 2023 crop year.

    For dairy, the bill would authorize the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program) through the 2023 crop year and would provide for milk production not covered under the dairy risk management program to be eligible for a crop insurance policy. It would reauthorize several dairy programs through 2023, including the dairy forward pricing program, dairy indemnity program and dairy promotion and research program. The bill would eliminate the dairy products for donation to public and private non-profit organizations that provide nutrition assistance to low-income populations.

    It would require the USDA to review the data it uses for calculating average animal feed costs for dairy production and would require the department to submit a report detailing the review to Congress within 60 days of the bill's enactment.

    The bill would reauthorize several conservation programs, including the conservation reserve program and the farmable wetland program. The bill would increase the enrollment cap for the conservation reserve program from 24 to 29 million acres. It would reduce the acreage cap for farmable wetland enrollment from 750,000 to 500,000 acres and would eliminate the prohibition for commercial use of enrolled lands.

    The bill would increase by $3 billion the amount authorized annually for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. It would eliminate the conservation security and conservation stewardship programs. It would authorize the USDA to use up to $25 million in EQIP funds to enter into agreements for on-farm conservation innovation trials, where payments are provided to producers for three or more years when adopting new or innovative conservation technologies, including precision agriculture technologies or enhanced nutrient management pans and fertilization systems. It also would authorize $100 million for the USDA to establish a pilot program for the eradication and control of feral swine.

    The bill would reauthorize supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs such as the Livestock Indemnity Program and coverage for losses from fire and drought. It would expand the Livestock Indemnity Program to include death or sale loss as a result of diseases caused or transmitted by a vector that cannot be controlled by vaccination or other management practices. It would eliminate the payment limitation of $125,000-per-crop year for the emergency assistance program for livestock, honeybees and farm raised-fish.

    It would reauthorize several international food aid programs through 2023, including those for food aid quality assurance, stockpiling and rapid transportation assistance and promotion of agricultural exports to emerging markets. It would consolidate multiple current international market assistance programs, including the Market Access Program, into a unified international market development program.

    The bill also would allow the EPA to forgo consultations with federal agencies such as the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service when determining whether a pesticide is likely to jeopardize the survival of a federally designated threatened or endangered species or the habitat of such a species.

    As amended it would:

    • Prohibit individuals from knowingly slaughtering, transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for human consumption, or knowingly transporting, possessing, buying, selling or donating a dog or cat for that purpose. It would make such activities a felony, punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine or both.
    • Exclude from any requirement to produce an environmental statement or environmental impact statement under Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act regarding small electrical generating facilities which generate an average of 10 megawatts rating or less, including those fueled by wind, solar or biomass.
    • Establish a Biotechnology and Agricultural Trade Program in the Agriculture Department to remove, resolve or mitigate significant regulatory non-tariff barriers to the export of U.S. agricultural commodities to foreign markets.
    • Allow agricultural producers to receive up to 75 percent of the total allowable cost from the Agriculture Department for repair or replacement of fencing upon demonstrating that such property was destroyed in a qualifying natural disaster such as a wildfire or hurricane.
    • Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 26-20.

  • April 13, 2018Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • April 12, 2018Draft bill text released by Rep. Conaway, R-Texas, House Agriculture Committee., Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • April 12, 2018 — Read twice and referred to: House Agriculture.Congressional Record p. H3208