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H.R. 2 (115th): Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

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: Dec 14, 2018
Length: 529 pages
Introduced
Apr 12, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2018.

Law
Pub.L. 115-334
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

ICYMI: President Signs Final Farm Bill with Key Brown Provisions
    — Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] on Dec 21, 2018

Hastings Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill
    — Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20] on Dec 13, 2018

Cartwright Statement on Passage of Farm Bill
    — Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8] on Dec 14, 2018

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

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

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3042: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Jun 13, 2018. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5485: Hemp Farming Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 12, 2018. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2667: Hemp Farming Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Apr 16, 2018. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3005: Urban Agriculture Act of 2018

Introduced on Jun 6, 2018. 33% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1966: Regional Conservation Partnership Program Improvement Act of 2017

Introduced on Oct 17, 2017. 41% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5487: Regional Conservation Partnership Program Improvement Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 12, 2018. 43% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 909: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

Introduced on Feb 7, 2017. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 322: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

Introduced on Feb 7, 2017. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1705: Forest Service Flexible Partnerships Act of 2017

Introduced on Aug 2, 2017. 82% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2343: Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 6, 2018. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4881: Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 23, 2018. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1417: Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2018

Passed Senate (House next) on Sep 6, 2018. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4420: Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017

Introduced on Nov 16, 2017. 39% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2139: Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017

Introduced on Nov 16, 2017. 40% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5462: Dairy Risk Management Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 10, 2018. 47% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2762: Next Generation in Agriculture Act

Introduced on Apr 26, 2018. 50% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3543: Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017

Introduced on Jul 28, 2017. 81% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2508: Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2018

Introduced on Mar 7, 2018. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2654: Community Connect Grant Program Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 12, 2018. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2941: Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 31, 2017. 93% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2978: Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Improvement Act of 2018

Introduced on May 24, 2018. 40% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1434: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act

Introduced on Mar 8, 2017. 81% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 571: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act

Introduced on Mar 8, 2017. 81% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1380: Timber Innovation Act of 2017

Introduced on Mar 7, 2017. 86% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 538: Timber Innovation Act of 2017

Introduced on Mar 7, 2017. 86% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5071: Agricultural Research Advisory Board Improvement Act

Introduced on Feb 20, 2018. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 973: Tennessee Wilderness Act

Introduced on Apr 27, 2017. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3567: To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other purposes.

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 31, 2017. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5299: Okhissa Lake Rural Economic Development Land Conveyance Act

Introduced on Mar 15, 2018. 73% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2558: Okhissa Lake Rural Economic Development Land Conveyance Act

Introduced on Mar 15, 2018. 73% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2830: SIREN Act of 2018

Introduced on May 10, 2018. 74% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3566: Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities Act

Introduced on Jul 28, 2017. 75% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5429: SIREN Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 5, 2018. 79% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2054: A bill to amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to establish a program to provide advance payments under the Emergency Conservation Program for the repair or replacement of fencing.

Introduced on Nov 1, 2017. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4609: West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 16, 2018. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2218: West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017

Introduced on Dec 12, 2017. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2894: Rural Health Liaison Act of 2018

Introduced on May 22, 2018. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6720: Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 12, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Apr 4, 2017
 
Considered by Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

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

Oct 24, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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.

Dec 11, 2018
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House 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 Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Dec 12, 2018
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 20, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2 (115th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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