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H.R. 2646 (107th): Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002

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Source: Wikipedia

The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, also known as the 2002 Farm Bill, includes ten titles, addressing a great variety of issues related to agriculture, ecology, energy, trade, and nutrition.

The act directs approximately 16.5 billion dollars of funding toward agricultural subsidies each year. These subsidies have a dramatic effect on the production of grains, oilseeds, and upland cotton. The specialized nature of the farm bill, as well as the size and timing of the bill, made its passage highly contentious.

Debated in the U.S. House of Representatives during the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks in 2001, the bill drew criticism from the White House and was nearly amended. The amendment, which failed by a close margin, was proposed by Rep. Ron Kind …

Sponsor and status

Larry Combest

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 19th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 10, 2002
Length: 407 pages
Jul 26, 2001
107th Congress (2001–2002)

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 13, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 13, 2002.

Pub.L. 107-171

1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)



Jul 26, 2001

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 27, 2001
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 5, 2001
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 13, 2002
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Feb 14, 2002
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Feb 20, 2002
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

May 2, 2002
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

May 8, 2002
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

May 13, 2002
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2646 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2646. This is the one from the 107th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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