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HR 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 - National Key Vote

Rob Wittman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (369-47) -

Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

Legislation - Confirmation Vote (Senate) (87-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report, commonly known as the "farm bill," that amends funding for, and regulations of, various Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

Highlights:

Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of HR 2. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.

 

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (86-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill, commonly known as the "farm bill," that amends funding for, and regulations of, various Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

Highlights:

 

  • Reduces the gross salary limit for farmers to receive subsidies from $900,000 to $700,000 (Sec. 1706).

  • Requires individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 to work or do job-training for at least 20 hours a week in order to be eligible for benefits under the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP) (Sec. 4015).

  • Exempts individuals who are pregnant or caring for a child under the age of 6 or for an individual with substantial health limitations from the requirements mentioned above (Sec. 4015).

  • Amends the federal pesticide law by prohibiting local governments from restricting pesticide use on private property within their jurisdictions (Sec. 9111).

  • Requires farmers to make a one-time election to obtain either price loss coverage or agricultural risk coverage for the crop years 2019 to 2023 (Sec. 1112).

  • Reduces the years of experience required for a farmer or rancher to be eligible for a farm ownership loan from 3 years’ experience to 2 years’ experience (Sec. 5101).

  • Increases the farm ownership loan limit from $700,000 to $1.75 million (Sec. 5103).

  • Establishes new minimum broadband standards for projects financed through the USDA (Sec. 6101).

  • Repeals the Conservation Stewardship Program (Sec. 2801).

  • Exempts forest management activities that have a rating of 10 average megawatts or less from any EPA requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement (Sec. 8312).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (213-211) - (Key vote)
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Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill, commonly known as the "farm bill," that amends funding for, and regulations of, various Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 to work or do job-training for at least 20 hours a week in order to be eligible for benefits under the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP) (Sec. 4015).

  • Exempts individuals who are pregnant or caring for a child under the age of 6 or for an individual with substantial health limitations from the requirements mentioned above (Sec. 4015).

  • Amends the federal pesticide law by prohibiting local governments from restricting pesticide use on private property within their jurisdictions (Sec. 9111).

  • Requires farmers to make a one-time election to obtain either price loss coverage or agricultural risk coverage for the crop years 2019 to 2023 (Sec. 1112).

  • Reduces the years of experience required for a farmer or rancher to be eligible for a farm ownership loan from 3 years’ experience to 2 years’ experience (Sec. 5101).

  • Increases the farm ownership loan limit from $700,000 to $1.75 million (Sec. 5103).

  • Establishes new minimum broadband standards for projects financed through the USDA (Sec. 6101).

  • Repeals the Conservation Stewardship Program (Sec. 2801).

  • Exempts forest management activities that have a rating of 10 average megawatts or less from any EPA requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement (Sec. 8312).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

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