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H.R. 2521: South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017

Oct 31, 2017 at 6:55 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2521 (115th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 2521 amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include South Carolina as a part of the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region for purposes of appoint to the Peanut Standards Board.

The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The Board is comprised of 18 members equally divided between producers and industry representatives by region. The Secretary appoints members to the Board, but is required to select three producers from each of the three regions (Southeast, Southwest, and Virginia/Carolina). As it is currently written, only the states of Virginia and North Carolina are considered a part of the Virginia/Carolina region.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 100%
 
 
394
218
 
176
 
Nay 0%
 
 
1
0
 
1
 
Not Voting
 
 
37
20
 
17
 

Passed. 2/3 Required. Source: house.gov.

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