Category Archives: Agriculture

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 […]

H.R.2393 Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending June 12th, 2015 H.R.2393 Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 Brief – “This bill amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef (including veal), pork, and chicken. Country of origin labeling requirements are administered by the Department of Agriculture and require […]

H.R.2088 United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending June 12th, 2015 H.R.2088 United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 Brief – “Under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) of 1916, the Federal Government is authorized to establish official marketing standards for grains and oilseeds, and to provide procedures for grain inspection and weighing.” From the bill […]

H.R.2051 Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending June 12th, 2015 H.R.2051 Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015 Brief – “CBO – H.R. 2051 would reauthorize, through fiscal year 2020, reports that are produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the marketing and prices of cattle, swine, lambs, and products of such livestock.” “The Livestock Mandatory Reporting […]

RV 27 S1Leahy30MTT

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table Leahy Amdt. No. 30 ) Vote Number: 27 Vote Date: January 22, 2015, 11:10 PM […]

H.R.4 Jobs for America Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending September 19, 2014 H.R.4   Jobs for America Act Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 9/15/2014) The bill is made of several previously-passed House bills and aims to reduce or modify government actions, such as regulations, supporters believe will make life easier for businesses and create jobs. The bill does repeal previously […]

H.R.1528 Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2014

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending July 11, 2014 H.R.1528 Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2014 The objective of this legislation is to allow veterinarians to dispense controlled substances in the field when treating animals away from their registered place of business. The bill’s stated purpose is, “The bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to […]