H. Res. 900: H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-3 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-188 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-189 on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Woodall

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 900

Report No. 115-679

 

H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

  1. Provides for further consideration of H.R. 2 under a structured rule.
  2. Provides for no additional general debate.
  3. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  4. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
  5. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) 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. No further amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such further amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment pursuant to this resolution the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Foxx (NC), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Shuster (PA), Blumenauer (OR), Chabot (OH), Speier (CA), Barletta (PA), Kind (WI), Perry (PA), Biggs (AZ)

#32

(REVISED) Modernizes and reforms the sugar program by removing barriers to domestic production and implementing market reforms.

(20 minutes)

  1. Conaway (TX)

#112

(LATE) MANAGERS Makes technical and conforming changes, in addition to making amendments to titles IV, VI and XI of H.R. 2. These amendments consist of changes to nutrition programs, requiring consultation between USDA and NTIA on broadband loan and grant programs and establishing a food access liaison at USDA.

(10 minutes)

  1. McClintock (CA)

#93

(LATE)Phases out agricultural subsidies.

(10 minutes)

  1. LaHood, Darin (IL)

#13

Streamlines the sign up process for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) by directing the Secretary of Agriculture to change the regulatory requirements from an annual sign up to a “one and done” process for ARC and PLC only.

(10 minutes)

  1. Rogers (AL)

#101

(LATE) Amends the Conservation Title to cap the number of CRP acres at 24 million a year.

(10 minutes)

  1. Faso (NY)

#42

(REVISED) Expands USDA's ability to assess natural resource concerns through enhanced measurement, evaluation, and reporting on conservation program outcomes. Directs USDA to use up to one percent of funds available for new enrollments of conservation programs to support the measurement and evaluation process.

(10 minutes)

  1. Fortenberry (NE)

#79

(REVISED) Provides sequencing and prioritization for volunteer visits and improves communication and coordination between USDA, USAID and implementing partners. The amendment also establishes a geographically defined crop yield metrics system and an Internet-based resource for data and knowledge sharing among the participants, stakeholders and the public.

(10 minutes)

  1. McClintock (CA), Grothman (WI), Gohmert (TX)

#102

(LATE) (REVISED) Amends SNAP work requirements to repeal geographic area waivers to allow states to exempt only 5% of SNAP recipients, set the same hour per week work requirement for married parents as for single parents, exempt parents of children under 3 instead of children under 6, require participants in training programs to go through E-Verify.

 

(10 minutes)

  1. MacArthur (NJ)

#107

(LATE) Ensures that if an individual becomes ineligible to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program as a household member due to failure to meet the requirements under subparagraph (B), the remaining household members (including children), shall not become ineligible to apply to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program due to such individual’s ineligibility.

(10 minutes)

  1. Davidson (OH)

#96

(LATE) Instructs USDA to distribute employment and training funds based on actual usage of the program rather than eligibility. Any unused funds would be sent back to the treasury.

(10 minutes)

  1. Holding (NC), Reed (NY)

#74

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

(10 minutes)

  1. Gonzalez-Colon (PR)

#25

(REVISED) Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on developing a Thrifty Food Plan to calculate the amount of the Nutritional Assistance Program for Puerto Rico.

(10 minutes)

  1. Faso (NY), Hartzler (MO), Poliquin (ME), Marshall (KS)

#108

(LATE) Provides states the flexibility to contract out administrative functions of SNAP

(10 minutes)

  1. Young, Don (AK)

#92

(LATE) Expands access to traditional foods for native populations first created in Sec. 4033 of PL 113-79.

(10 minutes)

  1. Gonzalez-Colon (PR)

#26

(REVISED) Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide an extension of study on comparable access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico.

(10 minutes)

  1. Biggs (AZ), Rooney, Francis (FL)

#10

Repeals the bioenergy subsidy programs established in title IX of the 2002 farm bill.

(10 minutes)

  1. Russell (OK)

#50

Amends the Agricultural Risk Protection act of 2000 to prohibit the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from awarding value-added agricultural product market development grants to support the marketing of beer, wine, distilled spirits, hard cider, or other alcohol products. The amendment also rescinds $8 million of the unobligated funds that were previously provided to USDA for grants.

(10 minutes)

  1. Turner (OH)

#58

(REVISED) Ensures that newly designated 1890 Institution’s base funding is calculated by using the same formula as already established 1890 Institutions.

(10 minutes)

  1. Stefanik (NY)

#19

Adds invasive vegetation to Section 602 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cheney (WY), Newhouse (WA)

#106

(LATE) Directs the USFS and DOI to make vacant allotments available to grazing permit or lease holders in the even of a natural disaster, conflict with wildlife, or court-issued injunction. To prevent a court injunction in the event that the federal agency is unable to make a vacant allotment available.

(10 minutes)

  1. Pearce (NM)

#7

Establishes a pilot program to demonstrate effective tools and techniques for safeguarding national forests and watersheds.

(10 minutes)

  1. Stefanik (NY)

#20

(REVISED) Prioritizes grants for forest restoration under the Competitive Forestry, Natural Resources, and Environmental Grants Program.

(10 minutes)

  1. Faso (NY)

#97

(LATE) (REVISED) Improves cooperation with the Forest Service to intercept tree and wood pests and would require a report on the interception of forest pests.

 

(10 minutes)

  1. Brat (VA), Blumenauer (OR), Titus (NV)

#71

Establishes transparency and accountability requirements for checkoff programs. It requires that a checkoff board or its employees or agents acting in their official capacity may not engage in any act that may involve a conflict of interest, anti-competitive activity, unfair or deceptive act or practice, or act that may be disparaging to, or in any way negatively portray, another agricultural commodity or product.

(10 minutes)

  1. Massie (KY), Rohrabacher (CA), Polis (CO)

#30

(REVISED) Prohibits federal interference with the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products between States that allow the distribution of unpasteurized milk or milk products for direct human consumption.

(10 minutes)

  1. Costello (PA), Emmer (MN)

#48

Directs the Secretary to designate, among existing USDA staff, a Beginning Farmer and Rancher (BFR) Coordinator in each state, without associated cost.

(10 minutes)

  1. Noem (SD)

#60

(REVISED) Creates a new initiative to allow the United States Department of Agriculture to match funds invested in educational programs or services for Indians.

(10 minutes)

  1. Roskam (IL), Blumenauer (OR), Faso (NY), Knight (CA)

#14

Strengthens prohibitions against animal fighting by ensuring the law applies to all US territories.

(10 minutes)

  1. Johnson, Mike (LA), Gosar (AZ)

#94

(LATE) Requires the Secretary to consider the totality of conservation measures already in place, or proposed, to mitigate species or habitat loss when determining whether Federal action is likely to jeopardize either.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hollingsworth (IN), Goodlatte (VA), Womack (AR), Palazzo (MS), Comer (KY), DesJarlais (TN), Luetkemeyer (MO), Stivers (OH), Crawford (AR), Rokita (IN)

#111

(LATE) Allows the Secretary of the Interior, in conjunction with the Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to issue depredation permits to livestock farmers authorizing the taking of black vultures otherwise prohibited by law to prevent damage to livestock during calving season.

(10 minutes)

  1. Banks (IN), Gosar (AZ), Pearce (NM), Smith, Jason (MO), Cramer, Kevin (ND), Rokita (IN), Walorski (IN), Hollingsworth (IN), Walker (NC), Duncan (SC), Mullin, Markwayne (OK), Rohrabacher (CA), Estes, Ron (KS), Tipton (CO), Herrera-Beutler (WA), Hunter (CA), Amodei (NV)

#16

Repeals the final rule issued by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of the Army entitled ‘‘Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’’’ (80 Fed. Reg. 37053 (June 29, 2015)).

(10 minutes)