H.R. 3242 (108th): Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004

To ensure an abundant and affordable supply of highly nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops for American consumers and international markets by enhancing the competitiveness of United States-grown specialty crops, and for other purposes.



Oct 2, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-465


Doug Ose

Representative for California's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2004
Length: 6 pages


Oct 2, 2003

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Sep 30, 2004
Reported by Committee

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Oct 7, 2004
Passed House

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Dec 7, 2004
Passed Senate

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Dec 21, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3242 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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