Rules Wrap-Up: H.R. 2642 – Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

Rules WrapDashUp

June 10, 2013

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H.R. 2642 – Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013


Bill Summary

H.R. 2642 is the product of a multi-year, bipartisan effort to reform, streamline and consolidate our nation’s federal agriculture programs. This legislation provides farmers, ranchers, and producers with the tools they need to cultivate the vast resources of the United States in order to provide American families with affordable, safe, and reliable access to food.

Type of Rule

Closed rule (prohibiting amendments) for consideration of H.R. 2642.  Reported by a vote of 9 yeas to 4 nays. 

Other Elements of the Rule

  • Debate time: Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.
  • Provides one motion to recommit.
  • Floor Managers: Sessions/McGovern 
Floor Action Expected

The rule and the bill are expected to be debated on the floor: July 11, 2013.