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FY 2019 House Ag Appropriations Action:
Subcomm: 5/9/18: approved by voice vote | Bill | R-Sum | D-Stmt
Full Comm: 5/16/18: approved 31-20 | HR.5961 | Rpt-706 | R-Sum | D-Stmt
Floor: [no Floor action; House went to conference with committee-reported bill]
FY 2019 Senate Ag Appropriations Action:
Subcomm: 5/22/18: approved | R-Sum | D-Sum
Full Comm: 5/24/18: approved 31-0 | S.2976 | Rpt-259 | R-Sum | D-Sum
Floor: 8/1: Senate voted 92-6 to pass the 4-bill minibus (HR 6147)Interior – FSGG – THUD – Ag | R-Stmt | D-Stmt | Floor amendments | Stmt of Administration Policy (SAP)
FY 2019 Conference Action on Ag Appropriations:
Conferees: 9/6: House and Senate named conferees on HR 6147, the IntEnv–FSGG–THUD–AG (HR 6147, the 3rd minibus): House GOP conferees: Frelinghuysen, Aderholt, Simpson, Calvert, Cole, Diaz-Balart, Graves, David Young, Rutherford. House Dem conferees: Lowey, Price, Bishop, McCollum, Quigley, Pingree. Senate GOP conferees: Shelby, Collins, Murkowski, Hoeven, Lankford, Hyde-Smith; Senate Dem conferees: Leahy, Reed, Udall, Merkley, Coons.
Status: Negotiations not completed. Agencies funded by the four bills (IntEnv–FSGG–THUD–AG), as well as agencies funded by the C-J-S, H-Sec, and State-FOps bills, are funded through Dec. 21 by a two-week continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress on 12/6 and signed by the President on 12/7. Text of H.J.Res. 143 – the 2-week CR. Agencies funded by the 7 unfinished bills face a shutdown at midnight Dec. 21 without completion of the bills or enactment of a further CR. While a number of issues remain to be resolved, a key sticking point is border wall funding, with the White House demanding $5 billion for a border wall, while Senate bipartisan negotiators agreed to $1.6 billion for general border security.
CRS funding summaries:
The AG bill funds the following agencies:
Food and Drug Administration (HHS)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (Except Forest Service)
–Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)
–Agricultural Research Service (USDA)
–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
–Child Nutrition Programs (USDA)
–Commodity Credit Corporation (USDA)
–Economic Research Service (USDA)
–Farm Service Agency (USDA)
–Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (USDA)
–Food and Nutrition Service (USDA)
–Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)
–Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA)
–Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (USDA)
–Inspection and Weighing Services (USDA)
–National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)
–National Appeals Division (USDA)
–National Institute of Food and Agriculture [NIFA] (USDA)
–Native American Institutions Endowment Fund (USDA)
–Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)
–Nutrition Program Administration (USDA)
–Risk Management Agency (USDA)
–Rural Business-Cooperative Service (USDA)
–Rural Housing Service (USDA)
–Rural Utilities Service (USDA)
–Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children [WIC] (USDA)
–Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (USDA)
Farm Credit Administration
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