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H.R.2642: Agricultural Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced July 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 7, 2014
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Bill Summary

Agricultural Act of 2014 - Title I: Commodities - Subtitle A: Repeals and Reforms - Part I: Repeals - (Sec. 1101) Repeals: (1) direct payments under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008; and (2) countercyclical payments and the average crop revenue election program (ACRE) under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Continues countercyclical payments and ACRE, however, for crop year 2013.

Part II: Commodity Policy - (Sec. 1111) Includes peanuts as a covered commodity.

(Sec. 1112) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) (the Secretary in this bill unless otherwise indicated) to notify farm owners regarding their opportunity to elect to:

  • retain base acres, including generic base acres; or
  • reallocate any base acres other than generic base acres for covered commodities, as in effect on September 30, 2013, among covered commodities planted on the farm during the 2009-2012 crop years.
  • (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 7, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-79.
Feb. 7, 2014 Signed by President.
Feb. 4, 2014 Presented to President.
Feb. 4, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Feb. 4, 2014

Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 32. Record Vote Number: 21.

Feb. 4, 2014 Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S710, S710-726, S729-734, S735-736)
Feb. 3, 2014

Cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 72 - 22. Record Vote Number: 20. (consideration: CR S689-690; text: CR S689)

Feb. 3, 2014 Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S666-667, S667-677, S678-690, S693-695, S695-697)
Jan. 30, 2014 Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S619; text: CR S619)
Jan. 30, 2014 Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S619, S627-647)
Jan. 30, 2014 Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement and message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
Jan. 29, 2014 Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 29, 2014

On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 166 (Roll no. 31). (consideration: CR H1500-1501)

Jan. 29, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1500)
Jan. 29, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Conference report to accompany H.R. 2642.
Jan. 29, 2014 Mr. Lucas brought up conference report H. Rept. 113-333 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 465. (consideration: CR H1485-1501)
Jan. 28, 2014 Conferees agreed to file conference report.
Jan. 27, 2014 Conference report H. Rept. 113-333 filed. (text of conference report: CR H1269-1425)
Oct. 30, 2013 Conference held.
Oct. 12, 2013 The Speaker appointed conferees for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Southerland and Fudge. (consideration: CR H6557)
Oct. 12, 2013 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of secs. 1207 and 1301 of the House amendment, and secs. 1301, 1412, 1435, and 4204 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Camp, Sam Johnson of Texas, and Levin. (consideration: CR H6557)
Oct. 12, 2013 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of title III of the House amendment, and title III of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Royce, Marino, and Engel. (consideration: CR H6557)
Oct. 12, 2013 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Lucas, King of Iowa, Neugebauer, Rogers of Alabama, Conaway, Thompson of Pennsylvania, Austin Scott of Georgia, Crawford, Roby, Noem, Denham, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Peterson, McIntyre, Costa, Walz, Schrader, McGovern, DelBene, Negrete McLeod, and Vela. (consideration: CR H6557)
Oct. 12, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 12, 2013

On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 - 204, 2 Present (Roll no. 546). (consideration: CR H6556-6557)

Oct. 11, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peterson motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peterson demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642 until a time to be announced.
Oct. 11, 2013 The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6520)
Oct. 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Peterson motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede to section 1602 of the Senate amendment (relating to suspension of permanent price support authority), and recede to the Senate position in title IV of the Senate amendment providing at a minimum a five-year duration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other nutrition programs.
Oct. 11, 2013 Mr. Peterson moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6514-6520; text: CR H6514)
Oct. 11, 2013 On motion that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H6514)
Oct. 11, 2013 The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6514)
Oct. 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to a conference.
Oct. 11, 2013 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, Mr. Lucas moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference. (consideration: CR H6514-6520)
Oct. 1, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Oct. 1, 2013 Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Stabenow; Leahy; Harkin; Baucus; Brown; Klobuchar; Bennet; Cochran; Chambliss; Roberts; Boozman; Hoeven. (consideration: CR S7084-7085)
Oct. 1, 2013 Senate disagreed to the House amendment to Senate amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7084-7085)
Oct. 1, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7084-7085)
Sept. 30, 2013 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
Sept. 28, 2013 House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H.Res. 361. (consideration: CR H5945-5946)
Aug. 2, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Aug. 1, 2013 Senate appointed conferees Stabenow; Leahy; Harkin; Baucus; Brown; Klobuchar; Bennet; Cochran; Chambliss; Roberts; Boozman; Hoeven. (consideration: CR S6259-62660)
July 18, 2013 See also S. 954.
July 18, 2013 Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference. (consideration: CR S5794)
July 18, 2013 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
July 18, 2013 Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 954 amended.
July 18, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5794-5795)
July 16, 2013 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 136.
July 11, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 11, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 208 (Roll no. 353). (text: CR H4395-4458)

July 11, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 226 (Roll no. 352). (consideration: CR H4474)

July 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct annual audits of the food regulatory systems for each country that is eligible to export meat, poultry, or egg products to the United States. The motion would also give the Secretary the authority to transfer funds from any Department of Agriculture account to the Food Safety and Inspection Service account in order to address any food safety emergency.
July 11, 2013 Ms. Esty moved to recommit with instructions to Agriculture. (consideration: CR H4470-4471; text: CR H4470-4471)
July 11, 2013 The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4394)
July 11, 2013

On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to by recorded vote: 221 - 181 (Roll no. 351). (consideration: CR H4383-4384)

July 11, 2013 Mr. Lucas moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair (consideration: CR H4463)
July 11, 2013 Mr. Thompson (MS) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
July 11, 2013 POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Thompson (MS) raised a point of order against the ruling of the Chair regarding what constitutes embellishment of a unanimous consent request. The point of order was overruled.
July 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 2642.
July 11, 2013 WORDS TAKEN DOWN - During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have words taken down. Subsequently, the demand was withdrawn.
July 11, 2013

On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 189 (Roll no. 350).

July 11, 2013 Mr. Lucas moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair
July 11, 2013 Mr. Watt appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair. (consideration: CR H4383)
July 11, 2013 POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Watt raised a point of order against the ruling of the Chair regarding what constitutes embellishment of a unanimous consent request. The point of order was overruled. (consideration: CR H4383, H4467)
July 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2642.
July 11, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2642 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
July 11, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 295. (consideration: CR H4376-4389, H4390-4394, H4394-4475)
July 11, 2013 Rule H. Res. 295 passed House.
July 10, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 295 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2642 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
July 10, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.