Agriculture, Rural Dev, FDA, and Related Agencies

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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 IntEnvFSGGTHUDAG (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 (IntEnvFSGGTHUDAG), 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.
Conf. Report:

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)
Related Agencies:
Farm Credit Administration

In most respects House and Senate appropriations subcommittee jurisdictions are parallel.

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Historical Database – Ag-Rural Dev-FDA: 

Open a document below, press the Ctrl + F buttons, and enter relevant terms to locate the
bill or report provisions you need; or contact us and we’ll be happy to do the research for you.

Omnibus:  all (or most) regular appropriations bills packaged together.
Minibus:  several regular appropriations bills packaged together.
CR:  continues agency funding at a particular level–often the previous year–without detailed appropriations.
Cromnibus:  a CR for some agencies and detailed appropriations for others.
Note on Joint Statements:  In many cases, (House-Senate) joint explanatory statements on omnibus appropriations bills are printed only in the Congressional Record–which is impossible to read on mobile devices.  In those cases, we have uploaded House Rules Committee PDFs.
Please note:  When you click on the links below, the bill your browser opens may not be what you expect, because the appropriations language you need has been included by the Committee in a bill with an unrelated title.  For example, LHHS appropriations might be included in a bill titled Mil-Con-VA.  Rest assured, you have opened the correct document; simply proceed to the relevant “title” or “division” of the bill.  If you need assistance, contact us at
  FY   Omnibus,
Individual Bill or CR
Joint Stmt
2018 Omni-18 Div A Jt Stmt 18 Ag Hse Ag Rpt 18 Sen Ag Rpt 18
2017 Omni-17 Div A Jt Stmt 17 Ag Hse Ag Rpt 17 Sen Ag Rpt 17
2016 Omni-16 Div A Jt Stmt 16 Div A  Hse Ag Rpt 16 Sen Ag Rpt 16
2015 Omni-15 Div A Jt Stmt 15 Ag Hse Ag Rpt 15 Sen Ag Rpt 15
2014 Omni-14 Div A Jt Stmt 14 Div A Hse Ag Rpt 14 Sen Ag Rpt 14
2013 Cromni-13 Div A Jt Stmt 13 Div A Hse Ag Rpt 13 Sen Ag Rpt 13
2012 Cromni-12 Div A Conf. Rpt Div A Hse Ag Rpt 12 Sen Ag Rpt 12
2011 CR-11  n/a n/a Sen Ag Rpt 11
2010 Ag Approps 2010 Conf Rpt Ag 2010  Hse Ag Rpt 10 Sen Ag Rpt 10
2009 Omni-09 Div A Jt Stmt 09 Div A  n/a Sen Ag Rpt 09
2008 Omni-08 Div A Conf Rpt 08 Div A Hse Ag Rpt 08 Sen Ag Rpt 08
2007 CR-07  n/a Hse Ag Rpt 07 Sen Ag Rpt 07
2006 Ag Approps 06 Ag Conf Rpt 2006 Hse Ag Rpt 06 Sen Ag Rpt 06
2005 Omni-05 Div A Conf Rep 05 Div A Hse Ag Rpt 05 Sen Ag Rpt 05
2004 Omni-04 Div A Conf Rep 04 Div A Hse Ag Rpt 04 Sen Ag Rpt 04
2003 Omni-03 Div A Conf Rep 03 Div A Hse Ag Rpt 03 Sen Ag Rpt 03
2002 Ag Approps 02 Ag Conf Rpt 2002 Hse Ag Rpt 02 Sen Ag Rpt 02
2001 Ag Approps 01 Ag Conf Rpt 2001 Hse Ag Rpt 01 Sen Ag Rpt 01
2000 Ag Approps 00 Ag Conf Rpt 2000 Hse Ag Rpt 00 Sen Ag Rpt 00
1999 Omni-99 Title I Conf Rpt 99 Title I Hse Ag Rpt 99 Sen Ag Rpt 99
1998 Ag Approps 98 Ag Conf Rpt 1998 Hse Ag Rpt 98 Sen Ag Rpt 98