H.R.1976 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] (Introduced 06/30/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations | Senate - Appropriations|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 104-142; H. Rept. 104-172; H. Rept. 104-268 (Conference Report)|
|Latest Action:||10/21/1995 Became Public Law No: 104-37. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||10/12/1995 : Resolving Differences; 09/20/1995 : Passed Senate; 07/21/1995 : Passed House|
This bill has the status Became Law
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- Resolving Differences
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.1976 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Conference report filed in House (09/28/1995)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I: Agricultural Programs
Title II: Conservation Programs
Title III: Rural Economic and Community Development Programs
Title IV: Domestic Food Programs
Title V: Foreign Assistance and Related Programs
Title VI: Related Agencies and Food and Drug Administration
Title VII: General Provisions
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 - Title I: Agricultural Programs - Appropriates funds for FY 1996 for the following Department of Agriculture programs and services: (1) Office of the Secretary of Agriculture; (2) executive operations (Chief Economist, National Appeals Division, Office of Budget and Program Analysis); (3) Chief Financial Officer; (4) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration; (5) agriculture buildings and facilities and rental payments; (6) advisory committees; (7) hazardous waste management; (8) departmental administration; (9) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations; (10) Office of Communications; (11) Office of the Inspector General; (12) Office of the General Counsel; (13) Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; (14) Economic Research Service; (15) National Agricultural Statistics Service; (16) Agricultural Research Service; (17) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; (18) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs; (19) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; (20) Agricultural Marketing Service; (21) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; (22) Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; (23) Food Safety and Inspection Service; (24) Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; (25) Consolidated Farm Service Agency; (26) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund; and (27) Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.
Prohibits the use of specified funds for tobacco export promotion or research.
Title II: Conservation Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment; (2) Natural Resources Conservation Service; and (3) Consolidated Farm Service Agency.
Title III: Rural Economic and Community Development Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Economic and Community Development; (2) Rural Housing and Community Development Service (including discretionary funding for rural housing loans for properties in the Pine View Subdivision, Gibsonville, North Carolina); (3) Rural Business and Cooperative Development Service; and (4) Rural Utilities Service.
Title IV: Domestic Food Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; and (2) Food and Consumer Service, including the Food Stamp Program.
Title V: Foreign Assistance and Related Programs - Appropriates funds for the Foreign Agricultural Service.
Title VI: Related Agencies and Food and Drug Administration - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services; (2) Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation; and (3) Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Sets forth administrative provisions with respect to Farm Credit Administration health benefits enrollment.
Title VII: General Provisions - Specifies certain uses and limits on or prohibitions against the use of funds appropriated by this Act, including: (1) Buy-American provisions; (2) honey payments or loan forfeitures; (3) salary payments in connection with a market program on behalf of the U.S. Mink Export Development Council or any mink industry trade association; (4) wetlands and conservation reserve program acreage; (5) certain Food Safety and Inspection Service compliance guidelines; (6) an exemption for certain Small Business Innovation Development grants from specified overhead caps; (7) operation of the Board of Tea Experts; and (8) restrictions on water use or increased cost to private owners of supply facilities on National Forest lands.