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Amendments to H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act

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Washington, May 17, 2018 | comments
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Amendments are debatable for 10 minutes each unless otherwise noted. Amendments offered En Bloc are debatable for 20 minutes.

Amendments to H.R. 2 made in order under H.Res. 891:

King, Steve (R-IA)
– Amendment No. 1 - Allows Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to go into contracts with drainage districts to provide irrigation or water efficiency.
Adopted Voice Y     ✓ N

Gibbs (R-OH)
– Amendment No. 2 - Expresses a sense of congress encouraging partnerships at the watershed level between nonpoint sources and regulated point sources to advance the goals of the Water Pollution Control Act.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Marino (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 3 - Requires the Government Accountability Office(GAO) to establish a pilot program in 9 states to determine whether specific items being purchased with supplemental nutrition assistance program(SNAP) benefits can be collected using existing reporting requirements and whether such reporting requirements can be improved.
Not Offered Y N
 
Rogers, Mike (R-AL)
– Amendment No. 4 – Amends the Nutrition title to allow SNAP users to purchase a multivitamin with their SNAP benfits.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Bergman (R-MI)
– Amendment No. 5 - Directs GAO to study the agricultural credit needs of farms, ranches, and related agricultural businesses that are owned or operated by Indian tribes on tribal lands or enrolled members of Indian tribes on Indian allotments. If needs are not being met, report shall include legislative and other recommendations that would result in a system under which the needs are met in an equitable and effective manner.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Arrington (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 6 - Modifies the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Guarantee Loan Program and the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program to permit rural hospitals to refinance existing debt.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Jones (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 7 - Removes the first 1,500 individuals residing on military bases from calculation into population thresholds set for 'rural areas.'
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Latta (R-OH)
– Amendment No. 8 - Requires the Federal Communications Commission, in consultation with the United States Department of Agriculture, to establish a task force for reviewing the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.
Adopted Voice     N
 
Thompson, Glenn (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 9 - Adds Chronic Wasting Disease to Sec.7208, High-Priority Research and Extension Initiatives.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
– Amendment No. 10 - Directs the payment of a portion of stewardship project revenues to the county in which the stewardship project occurs.
Adopted Voice Y      N

Gosar (R-AZ)
– Amendment No. 11 - Authorizes counties to be included in Good Neighbor Authority cooperative agreements and contracts in order to improve forest health and bolster watershed restoration.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Gianforte (R-MT)
– Amendment No. 12 - Authorizes expedited salvage operations for areas burned by wildfire to salvage dead trees and reforest to prevent re-burn, provide for the utilization of burned trees, or to provide a funding source for reforestation. Requires a two month environmental assessment for reforestation activities and at least 75% of the burned area be reforested.
Adopted Voice Y      N

Westerman (R-AR)
– Amendment No. 13 - Requires the Forest Service to consider long-term health of our nation's forests when developing collaborative management plans, and shields agency decision making from certain injunctions on sustainable forest management.
   224  191
 
Young, Don (R-AK)
– Amendment No. 14 - Exempts all National Forests in Alaska from the U.S. Forest Service Roadless Rule
  Y   208  207
 
Pearce (R-NM)
– Amendment No. 15 - Allows the Village of Santa Clara to purchase land from the United States Forest Service that was formerly part of Fort Bayard Military Reservation.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
LaMalfa (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 16 - Streamlines the Forest Service application process required to construct broadband infrastructure on federal land
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Westerman (R-AR)
– Amendment No. 17 - Instructs the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior to provide Congress a yearly report tabulating the metrics surrounding wildfire prevention, including the number of acres treated and agency response time.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Pearce (R-NM)
– Amendment No. 18 - Reauthorizes the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program for another 10 years.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Tipton (R-CO)
– Amendment No. 19 - Authorizes the U.S. Forest Service to convey 3.61 acres of Forest Service Land to Dolores County, Colorado for the strict purpose of building a fire station.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Thornberry (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 20 - Establishes Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation and Training Centers to limit subjectivity and increase the accuracy of grading cattle across the country.
Adopted Voice     N
 
Amendments to H.R. 2 Made in Order under H. Res. 900:

Foxx (R-NC) -
Amendment No. 1 - Modernizes and reforms the sugar program by removing barriers to domestic production and implementing market reforms
  Y   137  278
 
Conaway (R-TX) -
Managers Amendment No. 2 - Makes technical and conforming changes, in addition to making amendments to titles IV, VI and XI of H.R. 2. These amendments consist of changes to nutrition programs, requiring consultation between USDA and NTIA on broadband loan and grant programs and establishing a food access liaison at USDA.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
McClintock (R-CA) –
Amendment No. 3 - Phases out agricultural subsidies.
  Y     34  380
 
LaHood (R-IL) –
Amendment No. 4 - Streamlines the sign up process for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) by directing the Secretary of Agriculture to change the regulatory requirements from an annual sign up to a “one and done” process for ARC and PLC only.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Rogers (R-AL) –
Amendment No. 5 - Amends the Conservation Title to cap the number of CRP acres at 24 million a year
Withdrawn Y N
 
Faso (R-NY) –
Amendment No. 6 - Expands USDA's ability to assess natural resource concerns through enhanced measurement, evaluation, and reporting on conservation program outcomes.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Fortenberry (R-NE) –
Amendment No. 7 - Provides sequencing and prioritization for volunteer visits and improves communication and coordination between USDA, USAID and implementing partners. The amendment also establishes a geographically defined crop yield metrics system and an Internet-based resource for data and knowledge sharing among the participants, stakeholders and the public.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
McClintock (R-CA) –
Amendment No. 8 - Amends SNAP work requirements to repeal geographic area waivers to allow states to exempt only 5% of SNAP recipients, set the same hour per week work requirement for married parents as for single parents, exempt parents of children under 3 instead of children under 6, require participants in training programs to go through E-Verify.
  Y    83 N   330
 
MacArthur (R-NJ) -
Amendment No. 9 - Ensures that if an individual becomes ineligible to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program as a household member due to failure to meet the requirements under subparagraph (B), the remaining household members (including children), shall not become ineligible to apply to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program due to such individual’s ineligibility.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Davidson (R-OH) –
Amendment No. 10 - Instructs USDA to distribute employment and training funds based on actual usage of the program rather than eligibility. Any unused funds would be sent back to the treasury.
Not Offered Y N
 
Holding (R-NC) –
Amendment No. 11 - Ends eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for convicted violent rapists, pedophiles and murderers after enactment into law.
Adopted Voice Y      N

Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR) –
Amendment No. 12 - Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on developing a Thrifty Food Plan to calculate the amount of the Nutritional Assistance Program for Puerto Rico.
Passed Voice Y      N
 
Faso (R-NY) –
Amendment No. 13 - Provides states the flexibility to contract out administrative functions of SNAP
  Y     75 N   340
 
Young, Don (R-AK) –
Amendment No. 14 - Expands access to traditional foods for native populations first created in Sec. 4033 of PL 113-79
Adopted Voice Y       N
 
Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR) –
Amendment No. 15 - Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide an extension of study on comparable access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Biggs (R-AZ) –
Amendment No. 16 - Repeals the bioenergy subsidy programs established in title IX of the 2002 farm bill.
  Y    75 N   340
 
Russell (R-OK) –
Amendment No. 17 - Amends the Agricultural Risk Protection act of 2000 to prohibit the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from awarding value-added agricultural product market development grants to support the marketing of beer, wine, distilled spirits, hard cider, or other alcohol products. The amendment also rescinds $8 million of the unobligated funds that were previously provided to USDA for grants.

Y    54 N   356
 
Turner (R-OH) –
Amendment No. 18 - Ensures that newly designated 1890 Institution’s base funding is calculated by using the same formula as already established 1890 Institutions.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Stefanik (R-NY) –
Amendment No. 19 - Adds invasive vegetation to Section 602 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act
Adopted Voice     N
 
Cheney (R-WY) –
Amendment No. 20 - Directs the USFS and DOI to make vacant allotments available to grazing permit or lease holders in the even of a natural disaster, conflict with wildlife, or court-issued injunction. To prevent a court injunction in the event that the federal agency is unable to make a vacant allotment available.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Pearce (R-NM) –
Amendment No. 21 - Establishes a pilot program to demonstrate effective tools and techniques for safeguarding national forests and watersheds.
Adopted Voice Y      N

Stefanik (R-NY) –
Amendment No. 22 - Prioritizes grants for forest restoration under the Competitive Forestry, Natural Resources, and Environmental Grants Program.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Faso (R-NY) –
Amendment No. 23 - Improves cooperation with the Forest Service to intercept tree and wood pests and would require a report on the interception of forest pests.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Brat (R-VA) –
Amendment No. 24 - Establishes transparency and accountability requirements for checkoff programs. It requires that a checkoff board or its employees or agents acting in their official capacity may not engage in any act that may involve a conflict of interest, anti-competitive activity, unfair or deceptive act or practice, or act that may be disparaging to, or in any way negatively portray, another agricultural commodity or product
Not Offered Y N
 
Massie (R-KY) –
Amendment No. 25 - Prohibits federal interference with the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products between States that allow the distribution of unpasteurized milk or milk products for direct human consumption.
  Y     79 N    331
 
Costello (R-PA) –
Amendment No. 26 - Directs the Secretary to designate, among existing USDA staff, a Beginning Farmer and Rancher (BFR) Coordinator in each state, without associated cost.
Adopted Voice     N
 
Noem (R-SD) –
Amendment No. 27 - Creates a new initiative to allow the United States Department of Agriculture to match funds invested in educational programs or services for Indians.
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
Roskam (R-IL) –
Amendment No. 28 - Strengthens prohibitions against animal fighting by ensuring the law applies to all US territories.
   359 N    51
 
Johnson, Mike (R-LA) –
Amendment No. 29 - Requires the Secretary to consider the totality of conservation measures already in place, or proposed, to mitigate species or habitat loss when determining whether Federal action is likely to jeopardize either
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Hollingsworth (R-IN) –
Amendment No. 30 - Allows the Secretary of the Interior, in conjunction with the Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to issue depredation permits to livestock farmers authorizing the taking of black vultures otherwise prohibited by law to prevent damage to livestock during calving season
Adopted Voice Y       N
 
Banks (R-IN) –
Amendment No. 31 - Repeals the final rule issued by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of the Army entitled ‘‘Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’’’ (80 Fed. Reg. 37053 (June 29, 2015)).
   238 N    173
 
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