Summary: H.R.2883 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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House receded and concurred with amendment (11/16/1989)

Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1990 - Title I: Agricultural Programs - Appropriates funds for FY 1990 for the following programs and services: (1) Office of the Secretary of Agriculture; (2) Office of the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; (3) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Services; (4) Office of Budget and Program Analysis; (5) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governmental and Public Affairs; (6) Office of the Inspector General; (7) Office of the General Counsel; (8) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Economics; (9) Economic Research Service; (10) National Agricultural Statistics Service; (11) World Agricultural Outlook Board; (12) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science and Education; (13) Agricultural Research Service; (14) Cooperative State Research Service; (15) Extension Service; (16) National Agricultural Library; (17) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Inspection Services; (18) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; (19) Food Safety and Inspection Service; (20) Federal Grain Inspection Service; (21) Agricultural Cooperative Service; (22) Agricultural Marketing Service; (23) Office of Transportation; (24) Packers and Stockyards Administration; (25) Office of the Under Secretary for International Affairs and Commodity Programs; (26) Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service; (27) Dairy Indemnity Program; (28) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; and (29) Commodity Credit Corporation.

Title II: Rural Development Programs - Appropriates funds for rural development assistance as follows: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Small Community and Rural Development; (2) Farmers Home Administration; (3) Rural Electrification Administration; (4) Soil Conservation Service; (5) Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service; and (6) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment.

Title III: Domestic Food Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Food and Consumer Services; (2) Food and Nutrition Service; (3) Human Nutrition Information Service; and (4) Food Stamp Program.

Title IV: International Programs - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Foreign Agricultural Service; (2) Agricultural Trade Missions; (3) Public Law 480 (financing the sale of agricultural commodities for convertible foreign currencies); (4) the Office of International Cooperation and Development; and (5) scientific activities overseas.

Title V: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Food and Drug Administration; (2) Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation; (3) Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and (4) Farm Credit Administration.

Title VI: General Provisions - Specifies certain uses and limits on or prohibitions against use of funds appropriated by this Act.

Prohibits the use of funds to carry out any activity related to phasing out the Resource Conservation and Development Program.

Prohibits the payment of any funds out of the Treasury to any private individual or corporation in satisfaction of a loan guarantee entered into by a Federal agency or corporation with respect to loans made and credits extended to the Polish People's Republic, unless: (1) the Republic has been declared to be in default of its debt to such individual or corporation; or (2) the President has provided a monthly written report to specified congressional leaders justifying any such payments during the previous month.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to initiate construction on not less than 20 new projects under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act and not less than five new projects under the Flood Control Act.

Prohibits the use of funds under any Act to relocate the Hawaii State Office of the FmHA from Hilo, Hawaii, to Honolulu, Hawaii.

Prohibits employee reductions below specified levels for the FmHA, the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, the Rural Electrification Administration, and the Soil Conservation Service.

Prohibits the use of funds under specified conditions to pay the salaries of personnel carrying out: (1) the targeted export assistance program; and (2) the export enhancement program.

Earmarks additional funds to purchase sunflower and cottonseed oil to facilitate international sales of such oil.

Requires the absorption of FY 1990 pay raises within appropriated levels.

Prohibits the use of funds to pay indirect costs on research grants awarded competitively by the Cooperative State Research Service that exceed 25 percent of total direct costs under each award.

Authorizes the Secretary to make Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodities available to sugar refiners, operators, and processors at levels necessary to let them purchase specified minimum tons of raw sugar grown in the Philippines and in Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act beneficiary countries at prices equivalent to U.S. market prices, on the condition that equivalent tons of U.S.-refined sugar are exported to world markets within 60 days. Requires competitive bidding for such CCC commodities. States that this program is in addition to, not in place of, any other program authorities of the Secretary or the CCC.

Requires the Secretary to make annual reports to Congress on departmental obligations and expenditures for the procurement of advisory and assistance service during each fiscal year. Requires the Comptroller General to review such reports and make comments and recommendations to the Congress.