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S 1150 - Agricultural Research bill - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-185 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (364-50) - (Key vote)

Title: Agricultural Research bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill appropriating $2.3 billion for the creation and reformation of federal agriculture programs, research, and education.

Highlights:
  • Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish procedures regarding scientific peer review of research grants and scientific peer review of ARS research.
  • Instructs the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain a national food and agricultural education information containing information on enrollment, faculty, employment placement, and other similar information.
  • Establishes the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems to be used for matching grants regarding food safety, natural resource management, farm profitability, and other multi-state or multi-institutional projects.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to create an agricultural research and development program between the United States and Mexico which should focus on food safety, pest control, and natural resources.
  • Allows the Secretary of Agriculture to begin a pilot project to provide grants to encourage innovative and collaborative science and to develop biobased products with commercial potential.
  • Reduces the funding of employment and training programs.
  • Mandates the Secretary of Agriculture to study crop insurance issues such as improving crop insurance service to agricultural producers and privatizing crop insurance coverage.
  • $850 million to existing and certain new agricultural research programs.
  • $500 million to the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (92-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Agricultural Research bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill appropriating $2.3 billion for the creation and reformation of federal agriculture programs, research, and education.

Highlights:
  • Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish procedures regarding scientific peer review of research grants and scientific peer review of ARS research.
  • Instructs the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain a national food and agricultural education information containing information on enrollment, faculty, employment placement, and other similar information.
  • Establishes the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems to be used for matching grants regarding food safety, natural resource management, farm profitability, and other multi-state or multi-institutional projects.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to create an agricultural research and development program between the United States and Mexico which should focus on food safety, pest control, and natural resources.
  • Allows the Secretary of Agriculture to begin a pilot project to provide grants to encourage innovative and collaborative science and to develop biobased products with commercial potential.
  • Reduces the funding of employment and training programs.
  • Mandates the Secretary of Agriculture to study crop insurance issues such as improving crop insurance service to agricultural producers and privatizing crop insurance coverage.
  • $850 million to existing and certain new agricultural research programs.
  • $500 million to the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act.
Legislation - Passage With Amendment (House) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Agricultural Research bill

Sponsors

  • Richard G. 'Dick' Lugar (IN - R) (Out Of Office)