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H.R. 2: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill.


H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and nutrition, land conservation, trade promotion, rural development, research, forestry, horticulture, and other miscellaneous programs administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for five years through 2023. The bill is budget neutral and $112 billion below baseline funding. A summary provided by the Committee on Agriculture can be found here. Specifically, the legislation:

Title I: Commodities

  • Continues the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC ...

Sponsor and status

Michael Conaway

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

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 1242 pages
Introduced:

Apr 12, 2018

Status:

Passed Senate with Changes (back to House) on Jun 28, 2018

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on June 28, 2018.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2 will add $30.2 billion in new spending through 2028.

History

Apr 4, 2017
 
Considered by Water, Power and Oceans

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 11, 2018
 
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 12, 2018
 
Introduced

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

Apr 18, 2018
 
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.

May 3, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Agriculture

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 18, 2018
 
Failed House

A vote on the bill failed in the House. The bill is now dead.

Jun 21, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 28, 2018
 
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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
House Approves Senate Changes

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2 is 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.

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