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H.R.2290: Rural Energy Investment Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 16 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Rural Energy Investment Act of 2013 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 regarding the biobased markets program to: (1) extend program funding through FY2018, (2) increase the number of categories of biobased products designated and individual biobased products eligible for preferred purchasing, and (3) provide for a program of biobased product education and promotion activities.

Amends the Rural Energy for America Program to: (1) extend Program funding through FY2018; (2) make nonprofit organizations eligible for assistance; (3) provide loan guarantees and grants to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy system purchases, with a tiered loan and grant application process that reflects project cost; and (4) permit the combined amount of a grant and a loan guarantee to cover all eligible activity costs.

Extends funding through FY2018 for: (1) biorefinery assistance, (2) the biodiesel fuel education program, (3) b...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
June 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
June 6, 2013 Referred to House Budget
June 6, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
June 6, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
June 6, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture