H.R. 2088: United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015

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Apr 29, 2015


Passed House on Jun 9, 2015

This bill passed in the House on June 9, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Michael Conaway

Representative for Texas's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015
Length: 18 pages


22% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the United States Grain Standards Act to improve inspection services performed at export elevators at export port locations, to reauthorize certain authorities of the Secretary of Agriculture under such Act, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


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.

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Apr 29, 2015

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Apr 30, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jun 9, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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