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H.R. 2088 (114th): United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015

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About the bill

H.R. 2088 would:

  • Reauthorize the Department of Agriculture's process for grain inspections until September 30, 2020.
  • Force the Secretary of Agriculture to waive weighting and inspections of grain in an "emergency, a major disaster"; currently, the Secretary has the option to do so, but does not have to.
    • A "major disaster" is defined to specifically include "a severe weather incident causing a region-wide interruption of government services".
  • Change the location of export inspections to specifically "export elevators" at export port locations.
  • Widen the criteria for who is qualified to perform official inspections by deleting a list of requirements.
  • Delegations of authority to conduct grain inspections to a State would expire every five years, and may be renewed.

Sponsor and status

Michael Conaway

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015
Length: 18 pages
Apr 29, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 9, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

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3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)



Apr 29, 2015

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Apr 30, 2015
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May 29, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Agriculture

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Jun 9, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2088 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2088. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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