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H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

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The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress on June 18, 2008. The bill was a continuation of the 2002 Farm Bill. It continues the United States' long history of agricultural subsidies as well as pursuing areas such as energy, conservation, nutrition, and rural development. Some specific initiatives in the bill include increases in Food Stamp benefits, increased support for the production of cellulosic ethanol, and money for the research of pests, diseases and other agricultural problems.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2008
Length: 628 pages
May 22, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Enacted — Veto Overridden on May 22, 2008

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on May 22, 2008.

Pub.L. 110-234

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2302: Food and Energy Security Act of 2007

Ordered Reported on Nov 2, 2007. 37% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2242: Heartland, Habitat, Harvest, and Horticulture Act of 2007

Ordered Reported on Oct 25, 2007. 17% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 163: Small Business Disaster Response and Loan Improvements Act of 2007

Passed Senate (House next) on Aug 3, 2007. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2348: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2007

Introduced on May 16, 2007. 24% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1412: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2007

Introduced on May 16, 2007. 24% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1460: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2007

Introduced on May 23, 2007. 24% incorporated. (compare text)


May 22, 2007

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

Jul 19, 2007
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.

Jul 27, 2007
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Dec 14, 2007
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.

Jan 4, 2008
Text Published

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

May 14, 2008
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 15, 2008
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 21, 2008

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

May 21, 2008
House Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the House. The Senate must do the same.

May 22, 2008
Senate Overrides Veto

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

H.R. 2419 (110th) 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. 2419. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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