Summary: S.2976 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (05/24/2018)

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

Provides FY2019 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.

Provides appropriations to USDA for Agricultural Programs, including:

  • the Office of the Secretary,
  • Executive Operations,
  • the Office of the Chief Information Officer,
  • the Office of the Chief Financial Officer,
  • the Office of Civil Rights,
  • Agriculture Buildings and Facilities,
  • Hazardous Materials Management,
  • the Office of Inspector General,
  • the Office of the General Counsel,
  • the Office of Ethics,
  • the Economic Research Service,
  • the National Agricultural Statistics Service,
  • the Agricultural Research Service,
  • the National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
  • the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,
  • the Agricultural Marketing Service, and
  • the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Provides appropriations to USDA for Farm Production and Conservation Programs, including:

  • the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center,
  • the Farm Service Agency,
  • the Risk Management Agency, and
  • the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Provides appropriations to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund and the Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.

Provides appropriations to USDA for Rural Development Programs, including:

  • Rural Development Salaries and Expenses,
  • the Rural Housing Service,
  • the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and
  • the Rural Utilities Service.

Provides appropriations to USDA for the Food and Nutrition Service, including:

  • Child Nutrition Programs;
  • the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC);
  • the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program);
  • the Commodity Assistance Program; and
  • Nutrition Programs Administration.

Provides appropriations to USDA for the Foreign Agricultural Service, including Food for Peace Title II Grants and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Grants.

Provides appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration and the Farm Credit Administration.

Sets forth permissible and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.