Category Archives: Agriculture

H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill claims ‘To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities’ Report underway (Full text of H.R. 1029 at congress.gov) Sponsor:  […]

Trump Ex Orders Manufacturing Regulations

Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing January 24, 2017 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby […]

H.R.5538 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 15, 2016 H.R.5538 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 Brief – The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 totals $32,095,000,000. This amount reflects a $63,859,000 reduction from the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2016 and a […]

S.1252 Global Food Security Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 8, 2016 S.1252 Global Food Security Act of 2016 Brief – The bill requires the President to develop and implement a Global Food Security Strategy to promote global food security, resilience, and nutrition as in the interest of US national security. The plans and activities would place food insecure countries […]

S.J.RES.28 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 27, 2016 S.J.RES.28 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes. Brief – The bill provides for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title […]

H.R.3714 Small Agriculture Producer Size Standards Improvements Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 22, 2016 H.R.3714 Small Agriculture Producer Size Standards Improvements Act of 2015 Brief – The bill states its intent “To amend the Small Business Act to allow the Small Business Administration to establish size standards for small agricultural enterprises using the same process for establishing size standards for small business […]

H.R.1567 Global Food Security Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 15, 2016 H.R.1567 Global Food Security Act of 2015 Brief – The bill aims to “authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive, sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially […]

H.R.2898 Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending July 17, 2015 H.R.2898 Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 Brief – The bill aims to provide drought relief in the State of California. First up the bill creates a permitting office which shall be composed of 11 members appointed by the Secretary and run by the Bureau of […]