|Sponsor||Rep. Lucas, Frank|
|Date||July 11, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Kimberly Betz|
On Thursday, July 11, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, under a closed rule. H.R. 2642 was introduced on July 10, 2013 by Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture.
H.R. 2642 accomplishes the following:
Fully funds specialty crop industry priorities, such as specialty crop block grants
As with H.R. 1947, H.R. 2642 is the result of more than three years of debate and discussion, including 46 hearings and a two year audit of every farm program. H.R. 2642 includes 11 of the 12 titles of H.R. 1947, as amended, saving approximately $20 billion, including $6 billion in sequestration. The bill repeals or consolidates more than 100 programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, including direct payments. Like H.R. 1947, H.R. 2642 eliminates and streamlines duplicative and overlapping conservation programs. Finally, H.R. 2642 repeals the underlying 1949 permanent law and replaces it with current law.
No CBO estimate is available at this time.
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