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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2458

To prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment 
                        in agriculture research.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 10, 2019

  Mr. Durbin introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
                referred to the Committee on the Budget

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                                 A BILL


 
To prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment 
                        in agriculture research.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``America Grows Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. FUNDING.

    (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to each 
funding recipient described in subsection (b), as determined by the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget--
            (1) for fiscal year 2020, not less than 105 percent of the 
        amount of new budget authority made available in appropriation 
        Acts for that recipient for fiscal year 2019, adjusted for 
        inflation;
            (2) for fiscal year 2021, not less than 105 percent of the 
        amount determined under paragraph (1) for that recipient, 
        adjusted for inflation;
            (3) for fiscal year 2022, not less than 105 percent of the 
        amount determined under paragraph (2) for that recipient, 
        adjusted for inflation;
            (4) for fiscal year 2023, not less than 105 percent of the 
        amount determined under paragraph (3) for that recipient, 
        adjusted for inflation; and
            (5) for fiscal year 2024, not less than 105 percent of the 
        amount determined under paragraph (4) for that recipient, 
        adjusted for inflation.
    (b) Funding Recipients Described.--The funding recipients referred 
to in subsection (a) are--
            (1) the Agricultural Research Service;
            (2) the Economic Research Service;
            (3) the National Agricultural Statistics Service; and
            (4) the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

SEC. 3. BUDGETARY PROVISIONS.

    (a) Cap Adjustments.--Section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(b)(2)) is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(G) Agriculture research.--
                            ``(i) Adjustment for additional funding.--
                        If a bill or joint resolution making 
                        appropriations for a fiscal year is enacted 
                        that specifies amounts for an agricultural 
                        research funding recipient, then the 
                        adjustments for that fiscal year shall be the 
                        amount of additional new budget authority 
                        provided in that Act for that agricultural 
                        research funding recipient for that fiscal 
                        year, but shall not exceed--
                                    ``(I) for fiscal year 2020, the 
                                difference between--
                                            ``(aa) the amount of new 
                                        budget authority made available 
                                        in appropriation Acts for that 
                                        agricultural research funding 
                                        recipient for fiscal year 2019; 
                                        and
                                            ``(bb) the amount 
                                        determined by the Director 
                                        under section 2(a)(1) of the 
                                        America Grows Act of 2019 with 
                                        respect to that agricultural 
                                        research funding recipient;
                                    ``(II) for fiscal year 2021, the 
                                difference between--
                                            ``(aa) the amount of new 
                                        budget authority made available 
                                        in appropriation Acts for that 
                                        agricultural research funding 
                                        recipient for fiscal year 2019; 
                                        and
                                            ``(bb) the amount 
                                        determined by the Director 
                                        under section 2(a)(2) of the 
                                        America Grows Act of 2019 with 
                                        respect to that agricultural 
                                        research funding recipient;
                                    ``(III) for fiscal year 2022, the 
                                difference between--
                                            ``(aa) the amount of new 
                                        budget authority made available 
                                        in appropriation Acts for that 
                                        agricultural research funding 
                                        recipient for fiscal year 2019; 
                                        and
                                            ``(bb) the amount 
                                        determined by the Director 
                                        under section 2(a)(3) of the 
                                        America Grows Act of 2019 with 
                                        respect to that agricultural 
                                        research funding recipient;
                                    ``(IV) for fiscal year 2023, the 
                                difference between--
                                            ``(aa) the amount of new 
                                        budget authority made available 
                                        in appropriation Acts for that 
                                        agricultural research funding 
                                        recipient for fiscal year 2019; 
                                        and
                                            ``(bb) the amount 
                                        determined by the Director 
                                        under section 2(a)(4) of the 
                                        America Grows Act of 2019 with 
                                        respect to that agricultural 
                                        research funding recipient; and
                                    ``(V) for fiscal year 2024, the 
                                difference between--
                                            ``(aa) the amount of new 
                                        budget authority made available 
                                        in appropriation Acts for that 
                                        agricultural research funding 
                                        recipient for fiscal year 2019; 
                                        and
                                            ``(bb) the amount 
                                        determined by the Director 
                                        under section 2(a)(5) of the 
                                        America Grows Act of 2019 with 
                                        respect to that agricultural 
                                        research funding recipient.
                            ``(ii) Definitions.--As used in this 
                        subparagraph:
                                    ``(I) Additional new budget 
                                authority.--The term `additional new 
                                budget authority' means, with respect 
                                to an agricultural research funding 
                                recipient, the amount of new budget 
                                authority provided for a fiscal year in 
                                an appropriation Act for that 
                                agricultural research funding recipient 
                                that is in excess of the amount of new 
                                budget authority provided in fiscal 
                                year 2019 in an appropriation Act for 
                                that agricultural research funding 
                                recipient.
                                    ``(II) Agricultural research 
                                funding recipient.--The term 
                                `agricultural research funding 
                                recipient' means a funding recipient 
                                described in section 2(b) of the 
                                America Grows Act of 2019.
                                    ``(III) Director.--The term 
                                `Director' means the Director of the 
                                Office of Management and Budget.''.
    (b) Minimum Continued Funding Requirement.--The amount of new 
budget authority made available in appropriation Acts for a funding 
recipient described in section 2(b) for each of fiscal years 2020 
through 2024, and each subsequent fiscal year, shall not be less than 
the amount of new budget authority made available in appropriation Acts 
for that funding recipient for fiscal year 2019.
    (c) Exemption of Certain Appropriations From Sequestration.--
            (1) In general.--Section 255(g)(1)(A) of the Balanced 
        Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (2 U.S.C. 
        905(g)(1)(A)) is amended by inserting after ``Advances to the 
        Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds (16-0327-0-1-600).'' 
        the following:
                            ``Appropriations pursuant to section 2(a) 
                        of the America Grows Act of 2019.''.
            (2) Applicability.--The amendment made by this section 
        shall apply to any sequestration order issued under the 
        Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 
        U.S.C. 900 et seq.) on or after the date of enactment of this 
        Act.
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