Legislation

111th Congress

110th Congress Archive
109th Congress Archive

 

Digest of bills within the jurisdiction of the Committee on which action was taken in the 111th Congress:

H.R. 5509, Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act

Sponsored by Rep. Holden, Tim, D-PA (introduced 6/10/2010)  To support efforts to reduce pollution of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and to verify that reductions in pollution have been achieved, and for other purposes. Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee, as amended by, voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass on July 28, 2010.

Adopted amendments (all adopted by voice vote):

Section-by-Section Analysis of the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

 

H.R. 3519, Veterinarian Services Investment Act

Sponsored by Rep. Smith, Adrian, R-NE (introduced 7/31/2009) To amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a grant program to promote efforts to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services, and for other purposes. Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee, as amended by, voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass on July 28, 2010.


H.R. 5852, Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010

Sponsored by Rep. Peterson, Collin C., D-MN (introduced 7/26/2010) To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to improve the reporting on sales of livestock and dairy products, and for other purposes.Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass on July 28, 2010.

 

H.R. 4785, Rural Energy Savings Program Act

Sponsored by Rep. Clyburn, James E. D-SC (introduced 3/9/2010)  To amend the miscellaneous rural development provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make loans to certain entities that will use the funds to make loans to consumers to implement energy efficiency measures involving structural improvements and investments in cost-effective, commercial off-the-shelf technologies to reduce home energy use.

  • Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Peterson of Minnesota; introduced on July 14, 2010; Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee as amended by voice vote and ordered reported on July 14, 2010.

Adopted amendments (all adopted by voice vote):

Amendments where a roll call vote was requested:

Section-by-Section Analysis of the Amendment to H.R.4785

Statement of Chairman Peterson prior to consideration of the draft, entered into the record

 

 

H.R. 4645, Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act

Sponsored by Rep. Peterson, Collin C. D, MN (introduced 2/23/2010) To remove obstacles to legal sales of United States agricultural commodities to Cuba and to end travel restrictions on all Americans to Cuba. Passed Committee by a roll call vote of 25 to 20 and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, June 30, 2010


Amendments where a roll call vote was requested:

  • Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Rooney/Baca
    amendment, Roll Call # 1
  • Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Conaway #1
    amendment, Roll Call # 2
  • Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Conaway #2
    amendment, Roll Call # 3
  • Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Lucas amendment, Roll Call # 4
  • Costa motion to table the Goodlatte motion to report the bill without
    recommendation, Roll Call # 5
  • Goodlatte motion to report H.R. 4645 to the House without recommendation, Roll Call # 6
  • Holden motion to report H.R. 4645 favorably to the House, Roll Call # 7

H.R. 2476, Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2009

Sponsored by Rep. DeGette, DianaD, CO (introduced 5/19/2009) To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that are subject to ski area permits, and for other purposes.

  • Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee as amended by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, June 30, 2010

 

H.R. 4658, Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Lane Consolidation Act

Sponsored by Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr.R, TN (introduced 2/23/2010) To authorize the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Cherokee National Forest and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to use the proceeds from that conveyance to acquire a parcel of land for inclusion in that national forest, and for other purposes.

  • Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee as amended by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, June 30, 2010

 

H.R. 5414, a bill to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest system land in the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina, and for other purposes

Sponsored by Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr.R, SC (introduced 5/26/2010)  Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, June 30, 2010.



Peterson-Frank Amendement to H.R. 4173 (as filed with the House Rules Committee)

Amendment reported by the House Rules Committee on December 10, 2009; Considered and passed by the House of Representatives by voice vote on December 10, 2009.

 

H.R. 3795 (as ordered reported by the House Agriculture Committee)

H.R. 3795, to enact the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 (Sponsor: Rep. Frank D-MA)

  • Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Peterson of Minnesota; introduced on October 21, 2009; Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee as amended by voice vote and ordered reported on October 21, 2009.

Adopted amendments (all adopted by voice vote):

Amendments where a roll call vote was requested:

Section-by-Section Analysis of the Amendment to H.R. 3795

Summary of the Manager's Amendment

Statement of Chairman Peterson prior to consideration of the draft, entered into the record

 

H.R. 3954, Florida National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2010

Sponsored by Rep. Allen Boyd, D-FL, introduced 10/28/2009, To release Federal reversionary interests retained on certain lands acquired in the State of Florida under the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, to authorize the interchange of National Forest System land and State land in Florida, to authorize an additional conveyance under the Florida National Forest Land Management Act of 2003, and for other purposes. Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that is pass, on March 3, 2010

 

H.R. 3509, Agricultural Credit Act of 2009

Sponsored by Rep Collin C. Peterson, D-MN (introduced 7/31/2009) To reauthorize State agricultural mediation programs under title V of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987. Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, on March 3, 2010.

 

H.R. 511

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to terminate certain easements held by the National Resource Conservation Service on land owned by the Village of Caseyville, Illinois, allowing the land to be used by the village for flood protection. (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Costello of Illinois; Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, July 29, 2009)

Summary of H.R. 511

 

H.R. 940

A bill to provide for the conveyance of 50 acres of National Forest System land in the State of Louisiana.  It would give the U.S. Forest Service the authority to sell certain residential parcels of land in the Kisatchie National Forest in Winn Parish, Louisiana. (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Alexander of Louisiana; Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, July 29, 2009)

Section by Section of H.R. 940

 

H.R. 1002

A bill to adjust the boundaries of the Pisgah National Forest in McDowell County, North Carolina, and to authorize the purchase of privately held land by the U.S. Forest Service. (Sponsored by Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina; Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, July 29, 2009)

Section by Section of H.R. 1002

 

H.R. 3175

A bill to convey to Miami-Dade County certain federally owned land in Florida. The bill would provide for the sale of two acres of land at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Subtropical Horticulture Research Station.  (Sponsored by Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida; Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, July 29, 2009)

Section by Section of H.R. 3175

 

H.R. 977, Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009

A bill to amend the Commdity Exchange Act to bring greater transparency and accountability to commodity markets, and for other purposes. (Sponsor: Rep. Peterson D-MN)

  • Introduced on Febuary 11, 2009; Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee by voice vote on February 12, 2009.

Adopted amendments:

Amendments where a roll call vote was requested:

Section-by-Section Analysis of H.R. 977

Statement of Chairman Peterson prior to consideration of the draft