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H.R.2431: National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Ralph M. Hall, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 19, 2013
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on February 10, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Amends the National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006 to specify that the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program's purpose shall be to better inform and provide for more timely decisionmaking to reduce drought related impacts and costs.

Revises NIDIS functions to require the NIDIS, among other things, to: (1) provide an effective drought early warning system consisting of certain information, forecasts, and assessments on both national and regional levels; (2) build upon existing forecasting and assessment programs and partnerships through designation of one or more cooperative institutes to assist with NIDIS functions; and (3) continue ongoing research and monitoring activities related to drought and the ro...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-86.
March 6, 2014 Signed by President.
Feb. 27, 2014 Presented to President.
Feb. 26, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Feb. 25, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1132)
Feb. 11, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 307.
Feb. 10, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 365 - 21 (Roll no. 55). (text: CR H1691)

Feb. 10, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1697-1698)
Feb. 10, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Feb. 10, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2431.
Feb. 10, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1691-1693)
Feb. 10, 2014 Mr. Hall moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Feb. 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 258.
Feb. 6, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-348.
Dec. 5, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Dec. 5, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
June 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.