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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 26, 2018)]
[Pages S4414-S4456]
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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 3085. Mr. YOUNG (for himself, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Blunt, and Mr. 
Donnelly) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       After section 3304, insert the following:

     SEC. 3305. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURAL TRADE PROGRAM.

       Section 1543A of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
     Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5679) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``the biotechnology'' 
     and all that follows through the period at the end and 
     inserting ``of Agriculture a program to be known as the 
     `Biotechnology and Agricultural Trade Program'.'';
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
       (i) by striking ``program'' and inserting ``Biotechnology 
     and Agricultural Trade Program''; and
       (ii) by striking ``public and private sector projects 
     funded by grants'' and inserting ``policy advocacy and 
     targeted projects'';
       (B) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``or new agricultural 
     production technologies'' after ``biotechnology''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``or'' at the end; 
     and
       (C) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following: 
     ``
       ``(2) issues relating to United States agricultural 
     commodities produced with the use of biotechnology or new 
     agricultural production technologies; or
       ``(3) advocacy for science-based regulation in foreign 
     markets of biotechnology or new agricultural production 
     technologies.''; and
       (3) in subsection (d), by striking ``$6,000,000 for each of 
     fiscal years 2002 through 2007'' and inserting ``$2,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023''.
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  SA 3086. Mr. JOHNSON (for himself, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Young, Ms. 
Baldwin, Mrs. Ernst, and Mrs. Fischer) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and 
continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of 
Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 42__. FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Section 19 of the Richard B. Russell 
     National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769a) is amended--
       (1) in the section heading, by striking ``fresh''; and
       (2) in subsections (a), (b), and (e), by inserting ``, 
     canned, dried, frozen, or pureed'' after ``fresh'' each place 
     it appears.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 14222(c) of the Food, 
     Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 612c-6(c)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Fresh''; and
       (2) by striking ``fresh''.
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  SA 3087. Mr. RISCH (for himself and Mr. Crapo) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125___. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS.

       Section 320301 of title 54, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``The President may'' 
     and inserting ``After obtaining congressional approval of the 
     proposed national monument, certifying compliance with the 
     National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
     seq.) with respect to

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     the proposed national monument, and determining that the 
     State in which the proposed national monument is to be 
     located has enacted legislation approving the designation of 
     the proposed national monument, the President may''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(e) Restrictions on Public Use.--The Secretary shall not 
     implement any restrictions on the public use of a national 
     monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period 
     (as determined by the Secretary) providing for public input 
     and congressional approval.''.
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  SA 3088. Mr. RISCH (for himself and Mr. Crapo) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 7302, insert the following:

     SEC. 73__. INDIRECT COSTS.

       Section 408(a) of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and 
     Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7628(a)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Indirect costs.--Indirect costs associated with a 
     grant awarded under paragraph (1) may be not more than 10 
     percent of the total of the funds provided under the 
     grant.''.
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  SA 3089. Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, and Ms. Collins) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 74__. RESEARCH ON OCEAN AGRICULTURE.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary, in coordination with the 
     Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
     Administration, shall establish a working group (referred to 
     in this section as the ``working group'')--
       (1) to study how mangroves, kelp forests, tidal marshes, 
     and seagrass meadows could help deacidify the oceans;
       (2) to study emerging ocean farming practices that use kelp 
     and seagrass to deacidify the oceans while providing 
     feedstock for agriculture and other commercial and industrial 
     inputs; and
       (3) to coordinate and conduct research to develop and 
     enhance pilot-scale research for farming of kelp and seagrass 
     in order--
       (A) to deacidify ocean environments;
       (B) to produce a feedstock for agriculture; and
       (C) to develop other scalable commercial applications for 
     kelp, seagrass, or products derived from kelp or seagrass.
       (b) Membership.--The working group shall include--
       (1) the Secretary;
       (2) the Administrator of the National Oceanic and 
     Atmospheric Administration; and
       (3) representatives of any relevant offices within the 
     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the working group shall submit to 
     Congress a report that includes--
       (1) the findings of the research described in subsection 
     (a);
       (2) the results of the pilot-scale research described in 
     subsection (a)(3); and
       (3) any policy recommendations based on those findings and 
     results.
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  SA 3090. Mrs. ERNST submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In paragraph (2) of section 6(d) of the Food and Nutrition 
     Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(d)) (as added by section 
     4103(a)(1)(B)), strike subparagraph (D) and insert the 
     following:
       ``(D) Waiver.--
       ``(i) Definition of area.--In this subparagraph, the term 
     `area' means--

       ``(I) a State;
       ``(II) a county; and
       ``(III) a city that is located in more than 1 county.

       ``(ii) Waiver by secretary.--On the request of a State 
     agency, the Secretary may waive the applicability of 
     subparagraph (B) to any group of individuals in the State if 
     the Secretary makes a determination that the area in which 
     the individuals reside--

       ``(I) has an unemployment rate of over 10 percent;
       ``(II) has a State `on' indicator for extended compensation 
     under the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation 
     Act of 1970 (26 U.S.C. 3304 note; Public Law 91-373); or
       ``(III) has--

       ``(aa) an unemployment rate that is greater than 7 percent; 
     and
       ``(bb) an average unemployment rate for the most recent 12-
     month period that is not less than 120 percent of the 
     national average unemployment rate for that period.
       ``(iii) Report.--The Secretary shall report the basis for a 
     waiver under clause (ii) to the Committee on Agriculture of 
     the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate.''.
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  SA 3091. Mr. CORKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12609. CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL BEFORE ADJUSTMENT BY 
                   PRESIDENT OF IMPORTS DETERMINED TO THREATEN TO 
                   IMPAIR NATIONAL SECURITY.

       (a) In General.--Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 
     1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by striking subparagraph (B);
       (ii) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``(A) 
     Within'' and inserting ``Within'';
       (iii) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively; and
       (iv) in subparagraph (B), as redesignated by clause (iii)--

       (I) by striking ``determine'' and inserting ``submit to 
     Congress, not later than 15 days after making that 
     determination, a proposal regarding''; and
       (II) by striking ``must'' and inserting ``should''; and

       (B) by striking paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(2) The President shall submit to Congress for review 
     under subsection (f) a report describing the action proposed 
     to be taken under paragraph (1) and specifying the reasons 
     for such proposal. Such report shall be included in the 
     report published under subsection (e).'';
       (2) by redesignating the second subsection (d) as 
     subsection (e); and
       (3) by striking subsection (f) and inserting the following:
       ``(f) Congressional Approval of Presidential Adjustment of 
     Imports; Joint Resolution of Approval.--
       ``(1) In general.--An action to adjust imports proposed by 
     the President and submitted to Congress under subsection 
     (c)(2) shall have force and effect only upon the enactment of 
     a joint resolution of approval, provided for in paragraph 
     (3), relating to that action.
       ``(2) Period for review by congress.--The period for 
     congressional review of a report required to be submitted 
     under subsection (c)(2) shall be 60 calendar days.
       ``(3) Joint resolutions of approval.--
       ``(A) Joint resolution of approval defined.--In this 
     subsection, the term `joint resolution of approval' means 
     only a joint resolution of either House of Congress--
       ``(i) the title of which is as follows: `A joint resolution 
     approving the proposal of the President to take an action 
     relating to the adjustment of imports entering into the 
     United States in such quantities or under such circumstances 
     as to threaten or impair the national security.'; and
       ``(ii) the sole matter after the resolving clause of which 
     is the following: `Congress approves of the recommendation of 
     the President to Congress relating to the adjustment of 
     imports to protect the national security as proposed by the 
     President in the report submitted to Congress under section 
     232(c)(2) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 
     1862(c)(2)) on _____ relating to _____.', with the first 
     blank space being filled with the appropriate date and the 
     second blank space being filled with a short description of 
     the proposed action.
       ``(B) Introduction.--During the period of 60 calendar days 
     provided for under paragraph (2), a joint resolution of 
     approval may be introduced and shall be referred to the 
     appropriate committee.
       ``(C) Floor consideration in house of representatives.--If 
     a committee of the House of Representatives to which a joint 
     resolution of approval has been referred has not reported the 
     joint resolution within 10 calendar days after the date of 
     referral, that committee shall be discharged from further 
     consideration of the joint resolution.
       ``(D) Consideration in the senate.--
       ``(i) Committee referral.--A joint resolution of approval 
     introduced in the Senate shall be referred to the Committee 
     on Finance.
       ``(ii) Reporting and discharge.--If the committee to which 
     a joint resolution of approval was referred has not reported 
     the joint resolution within 10 calendar days after the date 
     of referral of the joint resolution, that committee shall be 
     discharged from further consideration of the joint resolution 
     and the joint resolution shall be placed on the appropriate 
     calendar.
       ``(iii) Proceeding to consideration.--Notwithstanding Rule 
     XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, it is in order at 
     any time after the Committee on Finance reports a joint 
     resolution of approval or has been

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     discharged from consideration of such a joint resolution to 
     move to proceed to the consideration of the joint resolution. 
     The motion to proceed is not debatable. The motion is not 
     subject to a motion to postpone. A motion to reconsider the 
     vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to shall 
     not be in order.
       ``(iv) Rulings of the chair on procedure.--Appeals from the 
     decisions of the Chair relating to the application of the 
     rules of the Senate, as the case may be, to the procedure 
     relating to a joint resolution of approval shall be decided 
     by the Senate without debate.
       ``(E) Rules relating to senate and house of 
     representatives.--
       ``(i) Treatment of senate joint resolution in house.--In 
     the House of Representatives, the following procedures shall 
     apply to a joint resolution of approval received from the 
     Senate (unless the House has already passed a joint 
     resolution relating to the same proposed action):

       ``(I) The joint resolution shall be referred to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
       ``(II) If the Committee on Ways and Means has not reported 
     the joint resolution within 2 calendar days after the date of 
     referral, that committee shall be discharged from further 
     consideration of the joint resolution.
       ``(III) Beginning on the third legislative day after each 
     committee to which a joint resolution has been referred 
     reports the joint resolution to the House or has been 
     discharged from further consideration thereof, it shall be in 
     order to move to proceed to consider the joint resolution in 
     the House. All points of order against the motion are waived. 
     Such a motion shall not be in order after the House has 
     disposed of a motion to proceed on the joint resolution. The 
     previous question shall be considered as ordered on the 
     motion to its adoption without intervening motion. The motion 
     shall not be debatable. A motion to reconsider the vote by 
     which the motion is disposed of shall not be in order.
       ``(IV) The joint resolution shall be considered as read. 
     All points of order against the joint resolution and against 
     its consideration are waived. The previous question shall be 
     considered as ordered on the joint resolution to final 
     passage without intervening motion except 2 hours of debate 
     equally divided and controlled by the sponsor of the joint 
     resolution (or a designee) and an opponent. A motion to 
     reconsider the vote on passage of the joint resolution shall 
     not be in order.

       ``(ii) Treatment of house joint resolution in senate.--

       ``(I) If, before the passage by the Senate of a joint 
     resolution of approval, the Senate receives an identical 
     joint resolution from the House of Representatives, the 
     following procedures shall apply:

       ``(aa) That joint resolution shall not be referred to a 
     committee.
       ``(bb) With respect to that joint resolution--
       ``(AA) the procedure in the Senate shall be the same as if 
     no joint resolution had been received from the House of 
     Representatives; but
       ``(BB) the vote on passage shall be on the joint resolution 
     from the House of Representatives.

       ``(II) If, following passage of a joint resolution of 
     approval in the Senate, the Senate receives an identical 
     joint resolution from the House of Representatives, that 
     joint resolution shall be placed on the appropriate Senate 
     calendar.
       ``(III) If a joint resolution of approval is received from 
     the House, and no companion joint resolution has been 
     introduced in the Senate, the Senate procedures as described 
     in subparagraph (D) shall apply to the House joint 
     resolution.

       ``(F) Rules of house of representatives and senate.--This 
     paragraph is enacted by Congress--
       ``(i) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
     and the House of Representatives, respectively, and as such 
     is deemed a part of the rules of each House, respectively, 
     and supersedes other rules only to the extent that it is 
     inconsistent with such rules; and
       ``(ii) with full recognition of the constitutional right of 
     either House to change the rules (so far as relating to the 
     procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner, and 
     to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of that 
     House.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--
       (1) In general.--The amendments made by subsection (a) 
     shall apply to any proposed action covered by subsection (c) 
     of section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 
     1862), as so amended, on or after the date that is two years 
     before the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (2) Timing of certain proposals.--If the President makes a 
     determination described in subsection (c)(1)(A) of such 
     section, as so amended, during the period beginning on the 
     date that is two years before the date of the enactment of 
     this Act and ending on the day before such date of enactment, 
     the submission to Congress of the proposal described in 
     subsection (c)(1)(B) of such section, as so amended, shall be 
     required not later than 15 days after such date of enactment.
       (3) Modification of duty rate amounts.--
       (A) In general.--Any rate of duty modified under section 
     232(c) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862(c)) 
     during the period specified in paragraph (2) shall on the 
     date of the enactment of this Act revert to the rate of duty 
     in effect before such modification.
       (B) Retroactive application for certain liquidations and 
     reliquidations.--
       (i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), any entry of an 
     article that--

       (I) was made--

       (aa) on or after the date that is two years before the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, and
       (bb) before such date of enactment, and

       (II) to which a lower rate of duty would be applicable due 
     to the application of subparagraph (A),

     shall be liquidated or reliquidated as though such entry 
     occurred on such date of enactment.
       (ii) Requests.--A liquidation or reliquidation may be made 
     under clause (i) with respect to an entry only if a request 
     therefor is filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection not 
     later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act that contains sufficient information to enable U.S. 
     Customs and Border Protection--

       (I) to locate the entry; or
       (II) to reconstruct the entry if it cannot be located.

       (iii) Payment of amounts owed.--Any amounts owed by the 
     United States pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of 
     an entry of an article under clause (i) shall be paid, 
     without interest, not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the liquidation or reliquidation (as the case may be).
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  SA 3092. Mr. BENNET (for himself and Mr. Gardner) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 8635. PIKE NATIONAL FOREST LAND EXCHANGE.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are--
       (1) to authorize, direct, expedite and facilitate the land 
     exchange set forth herein; and
       (2) to promote enhanced public outdoor recreational and 
     natural resource conservation opportunities in the Pike 
     National Forest near Pikes Peak, Colorado, via acquisition of 
     the non-Federal land and trail easement.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) BHI.--The term ``BHI'' means Broadmoor Hotel, Inc., a 
     Colorado corporation.
       (2) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means all 
     right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
     approximately 83 acres of land within the Pike National 
     Forest, El Paso County, Colorado, together with a 
     nonexclusive perpetual access easement to BHI to and from 
     such land on Forest Service Road 371, as generally depicted 
     on the map entitled ``Proposed Crags Land Exchange-Federal 
     Parcel-Emerald Valley Ranch'', dated March 2015.
       (3) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-Federal land'' means 
     the land and trail easement to be conveyed to the Secretary 
     by BHI in the exchange and is--
       (A) approximately 320 acres of land within the Pike 
     National Forest, Teller County, Colorado, as generally 
     depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Crags Land Exchange-
     Non-Federal Parcel-Crags Property'', dated March 2015; and
       (B) a permanent trail easement for the Barr Trail in El 
     Paso County, Colorado, as generally depicted on the map 
     entitled ``Proposed Crags Land Exchange-Barr Trail Easement 
     to United States'', dated March 2015, and which shall be 
     considered as a voluntary donation to the United States by 
     BHI for all purposes of law.
       (c) Land Exchange.--
       (1) In general.--If BHI offers to convey to the Secretary 
     all right, title, and interest of BHI in and to the non-
     Federal land, the Secretary shall accept the offer and 
     simultaneously convey to BHI the Federal land.
       (2) Land title.--Title to the non-Federal land conveyed and 
     donated to the Secretary under this section shall be 
     acceptable to the Secretary and shall conform to the title 
     approval standards of the Attorney General of the United 
     States applicable to land acquisitions by the Federal 
     Government.
       (3) Perpetual access easement to bhi.--The nonexclusive 
     perpetual access easement to be granted to BHI as shown on 
     the map referred to in subsection (b)(2) shall allow--
       (A) BHI to fully maintain, at BHI's expense, and use Forest 
     Service Road 371 from its junction with Forest Service Road 
     368 in accordance with historic use and maintenance patterns 
     by BHI; and
       (B) full and continued public and administrative access and 
     use of FSR 371 in accordance with the existing Forest Service 
     travel management plan, or as such plan may be revised by the 
     Secretary.
       (4) Route and condition of road.--BHI and the Secretary may 
     mutually agree to improve, relocate, reconstruct, or 
     otherwise alter the route and condition of all or portions of 
     such road as the Secretary, in close consultation with BHI, 
     may determine advisable.
       (5) Exchange costs.--BHI shall pay for all land survey, 
     appraisal, and other costs to the Secretary as may be 
     necessary to process and consummate the exchange directed by

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     this section, including reimbursement to the Secretary, if 
     the Secretary so requests, for staff time spent in such 
     processing and consummation.
       (d) Equal Value Exchange and Appraisals.--
       (1) Appraisals.--The values of the lands to be exchanged 
     under this section shall be determined by the Secretary 
     through appraisals performed in accordance with--
       (A) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land 
     Acquisitions;
       (B) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal 
     Practice;
       (C) appraisal instructions issued by the Secretary; and
       (D) shall be performed by an appraiser mutually agreed to 
     by the Secretary and BHI.
       (2) Equal value exchange.--The values of the Federal and 
     non-Federal land parcels exchanged shall be equal, or if they 
     are not equal, shall be equalized as follows:
       (A) Surplus of federal land value.--If the final appraised 
     value of the Federal land exceeds the final appraised value 
     of the non-Federal land parcel identified in subsection 
     (b)(3)(A), BHI shall make a cash equalization payment to the 
     United States as necessary to achieve equal value, including, 
     if necessary, an amount in excess of that authorized pursuant 
     to section 206(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management 
     Act of l976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)).
       (B) Use of funds.--Any cash equalization moneys received by 
     the Secretary under subparagraph (A) shall be--
       (i) deposited in the fund established under Public Law 90-
     171 (commonly known as the ``Sisk Act''; 16 U.S.C. 484a); and
       (ii) made available to the Secretary for the acquisition of 
     land or interests in land in Region 2 of the Forest Service.
       (C) Surplus of non-federal land value.--If the final 
     appraised value of the non-Federal land parcel identified in 
     subsection (b)(3)(A) exceeds the final appraised value of the 
     Federal land, the United States shall not make a cash 
     equalization payment to BHI, and surplus value of the non-
     Federal land shall be considered a donation by BHI to the 
     United States for all purposes of law.
       (3) Appraisal exclusions.--
       (A) Special use permit.--The appraised value of the Federal 
     land parcel shall not reflect any increase or diminution in 
     value due to the special use permit existing on the date of 
     the enactment of this Act to BHI on the parcel and 
     improvements thereunder.
       (B) Barr trail easement.--The Barr Trail easement donation 
     identified in subsection (b)(3)(B) shall not be appraised for 
     purposes of this section.
       (e) Miscellaneous Provisions.--
       (1) Withdrawal provisions.--
       (A) Withdrawal.--Lands acquired by the Secretary under this 
     section shall, without further action by the Secretary, be 
     permanently withdrawn from all forms of appropriation and 
     disposal under the public land laws (including the mining and 
     mineral leasing laws) and the Geothermal Steam Act of 1930 
     (30 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).
       (B) Withdrawal revocation.--Any public land order that 
     withdraws the Federal land from appropriation or disposal 
     under a public land law shall be revoked to the extent 
     necessary to permit disposal of the Federal land parcel to 
     BHI.
       (C) Withdrawal of federal land.--All Federal land 
     authorized to be exchanged under this section, if not already 
     withdrawn or segregated from appropriation or disposal under 
     the public lands laws upon enactment of this Act, is hereby 
     so withdrawn, subject to valid existing rights, until the 
     date of conveyance of the Federal land to BHI.
       (2) Postexchange land management.--Land acquired by the 
     Secretary under this section shall become part of the Pike-
     San Isabel National Forest and be managed in accordance with 
     the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the National 
     Forest System.
       (3) Exchange timetable.--It is the intent of Congress that 
     the land exchange directed by this section be consummated no 
     later than one year after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act.
       (4) Maps, estimates, and descriptions.--
       (A) Minor errors.--The Secretary and BHI may by mutual 
     agreement make minor boundary adjustments to the Federal and 
     non-Federal lands involved in the exchange, and may correct 
     any minor errors in any map, acreage estimate, or description 
     of any land to be exchanged.
       (B) Conflict.--If there is a conflict between a map, an 
     acreage estimate, or a description of land under this 
     section, the map shall control unless the Secretary and BHI 
     mutually agree otherwise.
       (C) Availability.--Upon enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary shall file and make available for public inspection 
     in the headquarters of the Pike-San Isabel National Forest a 
     copy of all maps referred to in this section.

     SEC. 8636. BOLTS DITCH ACCESS.

       (a) Access Granted.--The Secretary shall permit by special 
     use authorization nonmotorized access and use, in accordance 
     with section 293.6 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, 
     of the Bolts Ditch Headgate and the Bolts Ditch within the 
     Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado, as designated by Public Law 
     96-560, for the purposes of the diversion of water and use, 
     maintenance, and repair of such ditch and headgate by the 
     Town of Minturn, Colorado, a Colorado Home Rule Municipality.
       (b) Location of Facilities.--The Bolts Ditch headgate and 
     ditch segment referenced in subsection (a) are as generally 
     depicted on the map entitled ``Bolts Ditch headgate and Ditch 
     Segment'', dated November, 2015.

     SEC. 8637. LAND CONVEYANCE, ELKHORN RANCH AND WHITE RIVER 
                   NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO.

       (a) Land Conveyance Required.--Consistent with the purpose 
     of the Act of March 3, 1909 (43 U.S.C. 772), all right, 
     title, and interest of the United States (subject to 
     subsection (b)) in and to a parcel of land consisting of 
     approximately 148 acres as generally depicted on the map 
     entitled ``Elkhorn Ranch Land Parcel-White River National 
     Forest'' and dated March 2015 shall be conveyed by patent to 
     the Gordman-Leverich Partnership, a Colorado Limited 
     Liability Partnership (in this section referred to as 
     ``GLP'').
       (b) Existing Rights.--The conveyance under subsection (a)--
       (1) is subject to the valid existing rights of the lessee 
     of Federal oil and gas lease COC-75070 and any other valid 
     existing rights; and
       (2) shall reserve to the United States the right to collect 
     rent and royalty payments on the lease referred to in 
     paragraph (1) for the duration of the lease.
       (c) Existing Boundaries.--The conveyance under subsection 
     (a) does not modify the exterior boundary of the White River 
     National Forest or the boundaries of Sections 18 and 19 of 
     Township 7 South, Range 93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, 
     Colorado, as such boundaries are in effect on the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (d) Time for Conveyance; Payment of Costs.--The conveyance 
     directed under subsection (a) shall be completed not later 
     than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. 
     The conveyance shall be without consideration, except that 
     all costs incurred by the Secretary of the Interior relating 
     to any survey, platting, legal description, or other 
     activities carried out to prepare and issue the patent shall 
     be paid by GLP to the Secretary prior to the land conveyance.

     SEC. 8638. MAP UPDATE; MAXIMUM ACREAGE AVAILABLE FOR 
                   INCLUSION IN THE FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS 
                   NATIONAL MONUMENT.

       The first section of Public Law 91-60 (83 Stat. 101) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``entitled `Proposed Florissant Fossil Beds 
     National Monument', numbered NM-FFB-7100, and dated March 
     1967, and more particularly described by metes and bounds in 
     an attachment to that map,'' and inserting ``entitled 
     `Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Proposed Boundary 
     Adjustment', numbered 171/132,544, and dated May 3, 2016,''; 
     and
       (2) by striking ``six thousand acres'' and inserting 
     ``6,300 acres''.

     SEC. 8639. ARAPAHO NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.

       (a) In General.--The boundary of the Arapaho National 
     Forest in the State of Colorado is adjusted to incorporate 
     the approximately 92.95 acres of land generally depicted as 
     ``The Wedge'' on the map entitled ``Arapaho National Forest 
     Boundary Adjustment'' and dated November 6, 2013, and 
     described as lots three, four, eight, and nine of section 13, 
     Township 4 North, Range 76 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, 
     Colorado. A lot described in this subsection may be included 
     in the boundary adjustment only after the Secretary obtains 
     written permission for such action from the lot owner or 
     owners.
       (b) Bowen Gulch Protection Area.--The Secretary shall 
     include all Federal land within the boundary described in 
     subsection (a) in the Bowen Gulch Protection Area established 
     under section 6 of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 
     U.S.C. 539j).
       (c) Land and Water Conservation Fund.--For purposes of 
     section 200306(a)(2)(B)(i) of title 54, United States Code, 
     the boundaries of the Arapaho National Forest, as modified 
     under subsection (a), shall be considered to be the 
     boundaries of the Arapaho National Forest as in existence on 
     January 1, 1965.
       (d) Public Motorized Use.--Nothing in this section opens 
     privately owned lands within the boundary described in 
     subsection (a) to public motorized use.
       (e) Access to Non-Federal Lands.--Notwithstanding the 
     provisions of section 6(f) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 
     1993 (16 U.S.C. 539j(f)) regarding motorized travel, the 
     owners of any non-Federal lands within the boundary described 
     in subsection (a) who historically have accessed their lands 
     through lands now or hereafter owned by the United States 
     within the boundary described in subsection (a) shall have 
     the continued right of motorized access to their lands across 
     the existing roadway.

     SEC. 8640. DESIGNATION OF FOWLER PEAK AND BOSKOFF PEAK, 
                   COLORADO.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) Charlie Fowler was--
       (A) one of the most experienced mountain climbers in North 
     America, having successfully climbed many of the highest 
     peaks in the world;
       (B) an author, guide, filmmaker, photographer, and 
     wilderness advocate;
       (C) the recipient of the 2004 Robert and Miriam Underhill 
     Award from the American Alpine Club, an award that--
       (i) honors outstanding mountaineering achievement; and
       (ii) is awarded annually to climbers who have 
     ``demonstrated the highest level of skill in mountaineering 
     and who, through the application of this skill, courage, and 
     perseverance, have achieved outstanding success in the 
     various fields of mountaineering''; and
       (D) a summiter of several 8,000-meter peaks, specifically--

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       (i) Everest;
       (ii) Cho Oyu; and
       (iii) Shishapangma;
       (2) Christine Boskoff--
       (A) was one of the leading female alpinists in the United 
     States, having climbed 6 of the 14 mountain peaks in the 
     world that are higher than 8,000 meters, specifically--
       (i) Everest;
       (ii) Cho Oyu;
       (iii) Gasherbrum II;
       (iv) Lhotse;
       (v) Shishapangma; and
       (vi) Broad Peak;
       (B) gave countless hours to nonprofit organizations that 
     supported--
       (i) the rights of porters and Sherpas;
       (ii) the education of women; and
       (iii) global literacy and gender equality; and
       (C) was recognized by the education communities in the 
     United States and Nepal as a role model for students;
       (3) Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff were long-time 
     residents of San Miguel County, Colorado, and champions for 
     the pristine backcountry of Colorado;
       (4) Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff died in an 
     avalanche in November 2006 while attempting to summit Genyen 
     Peak in Tibet;
       (5) 2 unnamed 13,000-foot peaks located west of Wilson Peak 
     on the boundary of San Miguel and Dolores Counties, Colorado, 
     offer spectacular recreational climbing and hiking 
     opportunities; and
       (6) the local community in the vicinity of the peaks 
     described in paragraph (5) and fellow climbers propose to 
     honor and commemorate Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff by 
     naming the peaks after Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff.
       (b) Designation of Fowler Peak.--
       (1) In general.--The 13,498-foot mountain peak, located at 
     37.8569  N, by -108.0117 W, in the Uncompahgre National 
     Forest in the State of Colorado, shall be known and 
     designated as ``Fowler Peak''.
       (2) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
     document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
     peak described in paragraph (1) shall be deemed to be a 
     reference to ``Fowler Peak''.
       (c) Designation of Boskoff Peak.--
       (1) In general.--The 13,123-foot mountain peak, located at 
     37.85549  N, by -108.03112  W, in the Uncompahgre National 
     Forest in the State of Colorado, shall be known and 
     designated as ``Boskoff Peak''.
       (2) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
     document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
     peak described in paragraph (1) shall be deemed to be a 
     reference to ``Boskoff Peak''.

     SEC. 8641. CONVEYANCE OF WEST FORK FIRE STATION CONVEYANCE 
                   PARCEL, DOLORES COUNTY, COLORADO.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) County.--The term ``County'' means Dolores County, 
     Colorado.
       (2) West fork fire station conveyance parcel.--The term 
     ``West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel'' means the parcel 
     of approximately 3.61 acres of National Forest System land in 
     the County, as depicted on the map entitled ``Map for West 
     Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel'' and dated November 21, 
     2017.
       (b) Conveyance.--On receipt of a request from the County 
     and subject to such terms and conditions as are mutually 
     satisfactory to the Secretary and the County, including such 
     additional terms as the Secretary determines to be necessary, 
     the Secretary shall convey to the County without 
     consideration all right, title, and interest of the United 
     States in and to the West Fork Fire Station Conveyance 
     Parcel.
       (c) Costs.--Any costs relating to the conveyance under 
     subsection (b), including processing and transaction costs, 
     shall be paid by the County.
       (d) Use of Land.--The land conveyed to the County under 
     subsection (b) shall be used by the County only for a fire 
     station, related infrastructure, and roads to facilitate 
     access to and through the West Fork Fire Station Conveyance 
     Parcel.
       (e) Reversion.--If any portion of the land conveyed under 
     subsection (b) is used in a manner that is inconsistent with 
     the use described in subsection (d), the land shall, at the 
     discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States.
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  SA 3093. Mr. BENNET submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86___. STUDY ON IMPACTS TO NATIONAL FORESTS OF CLIMATE 
                   CHANGE.

       (a) Study.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall enter into 
     appropriate arrangements with the National Academy of 
     Sciences to convene a committee of experts in natural 
     sciences (referred to in this section as the ``committee'') 
     to conduct a study to examine the impacts of climate change 
     and weather variability on national forest ecosystems, 
     including forests, plants, aquatic ecosystems, and wildlife.
       (2) Deadline.--The committee shall convene not later than 
     30 days after the date on which the Secretary and the 
     National Academy of Sciences enter into an arrangement under 
     paragraph (1).
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--On completion of the study under 
     subsection (a), the committee shall prepare an expert 
     consensus report that--
       (A) describes current scientific knowledge relating to the 
     impacts of climate change and weather variability on national 
     forest ecosystems; and
       (B) recommends the best strategies to ensure that national 
     forest ecosystems, including forests, plants, aquatic 
     ecosystems, and wildlife, are able to adapt to climate change 
     and weather variability.
       (2) Submission.--The National Academies of Sciences shall 
     submit the report prepared under paragraph (1) to--
       (A) the Secretary;
       (B) the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       (C) the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 
     of the Senate.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3094. Mr. BENNET submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title VIII, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 8___. SENSE OF THE SENATE RELATING TO THE FOREST 
                   SERVICE.

       It is the sense of the Senate that the Forest Service shall 
     remain a component of the Department of Agriculture.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3095. Mr. BENNET submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86____. SENSE OF THE SENATE RELATING TO WILDERNESS STUDY 
                   AREA LEGISLATION.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) wilderness study areas are an important component of 
     the National Forest System;
       (2) legislation to release wilderness study areas has, in 
     the past, been informed through a robust public process that 
     includes several meetings near the affected acreage attended 
     by a variety of local stakeholders; and
       (3) the release of the Molas Pass Wilderness Study Area in 
     the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado under 
     section 3062(f)(2) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
     McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2015 (16 U.S.C. 539q(f)(2)) was informed though multiple 
     public meetings conducted over a period of several years in 
     the region in which the wilderness study area was located.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that legislation to release wilderness study areas should be 
     informed by a robust stakeholder process that includes 
     numerous stakeholder meetings in the region in which the 
     wilderness study area is located.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3096. Mr. BENNET submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86__. PROHIBITION OF SALE OR TRANSFER OF NATIONAL FOREST 
                   SYSTEM LAND.

       Except as authorized by an Act of Congress, the sale or 
     transfer of National Forest System land is prohibited.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3097. Mr. KENNEDY (for himself, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Menendez, and Mr. 
Rubio) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION.

       (a) Financing.--Section 1309(a) of the National Flood 
     Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4016(a)) is amended by 
     striking ``September 30, 2017'' and inserting ``January 31, 
     2019''.
       (b) Program Expiration.--Section 1319 of the National Flood 
     Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4026) is amended by striking 
     ``September 30, 2017'' and inserting ``January 31, 2019''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3098. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
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him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 4104, redesignate subsections (c) and (d) as 
     subsections (d) and (e), respectively.
       In section 4104, insert after subsection (b) the following:
       (c) Identification for Card Use.--Section 7(h)(9) of the 
     Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2016(h)(9)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``Optional 
     photographic identification'' and inserting ``Identification 
     for card use'';
       (2) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses 
     (i) and (ii), respectively, and indenting appropriately;
       (3) by inserting before clause (i) (as so redesignated) the 
     following:
       ``(A) Listed beneficiaries.--A State agency shall require 
     that an electronic benefit card lists the names of--
       ``(i) the head of the household;
       ``(ii) each adult member of the household; and
       ``(iii) each adult that is not a member of the household 
     that is authorized to use that card.
       ``(B) Photographic identification required.--
       ``(i) In general.--Except as provided under clause (ii), 
     any individual listed on an electronic benefit card under 
     subparagraph (A) shall be required to show photographic 
     identification at the point of sale when using the card.
       ``(ii) Head of household.--A head of a household is not 
     required to show photographic identification under clause (i) 
     if the electronic benefit card contains a photograph of that 
     individual under subparagraph (C)(i).
       ``(C) Optional photographic identification.--'';
       (4) in subparagraph (C) (as so designated)--
       (A) in clause (i) (as so redesignated), by striking ``1 or 
     more members of a'' and inserting ``the head of the''; and
       (B) in clause (ii) (as so redesignated)--
       (i) by striking ``subparagraph (A)'' and inserting ``clause 
     (i)''; and
       (ii) by inserting ``subject to subparagraph (B)(i)'' after 
     ``the card''; and
       (5) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) Visual verification.--Any individual that is shown 
     photographic identification or an electronic benefit card 
     containing a photograph, as applicable, under subparagraph 
     (B) shall visually confirm that the photograph on the 
     identification or the electronic benefit card, as applicable, 
     is a clear and accurate likeness of the individual using the 
     electronic benefit card.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3099. Mr. COTTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

       None of the grants, funds, loans, or credit made available 
     under this Act shall be used for the purchase, lease, or 
     acquisition of equipment produced by or services provided by 
     Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any 
     subsidiary or affiliate of those entities).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3100. Mr. COTTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE TAKING OF DOUBLE-
                   CRESTED CORMORANTS.

       (a) Force and Effect.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to subsection (b), section 21.47 
     of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the 
     date of enactment of this Act), shall have the force and 
     effect of law.
       (2) Public notice.--The Secretary of the Interior, acting 
     through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife 
     Service (referred to in this section as the ``Director''), 
     shall notify the public of the authority provided by 
     paragraph (1) in a manner determined appropriate by the 
     Secretary of the Interior.
       (b) Sunset.--The authority provided by subsection (a)(1) 
     shall terminate on the date that is the earlier of--
       (1) the effective date of a regulation promulgated by the 
     Director after the date of enactment of this Act to control 
     depredation of double-crested cormorant populations; or
       (2) 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section limits 
     the authority of the Director to promulgate regulations 
     relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants under any 
     other law.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3101. Mr. COTTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

       (a) Waters of the United States Rule Termination.--The 
     final rule issued by the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency and the Secretary of the Army entitled 
     ``Clean Water Rule: Definition of `Waters of the United 
     States' '' (80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015)) is void.
       (b) Navigable Waters Definition.--Section 502 of the 
     Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is 
     amended by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(7) Navigable waters.--
       ``(A) In general.--The term `navigable waters' means--
       ``(i) waters that are used, were used before the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or are 
     susceptible to use in the natural and ordinary condition of 
     those waters, as a means to transport interstate or foreign 
     commerce, including all waters that are subject to the ebb 
     and flow of the tide;
       ``(ii) interstate waters, including interstate wetlands;
       ``(iii) other waters, such as intrastate lakes, rivers, 
     streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, 
     sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, 
     playa lakes, or natural ponds, the use, degradation, or 
     destruction of which could affect interstate or foreign 
     commerce, including any waters--

       ``(I) which are or could be used by interstate or foreign 
     travelers for recreational or other purposes;
       ``(II) from which fish or shellfish are or could be taken 
     and sold in interstate or foreign commerce; and
       ``(III) which are used or could be used for industrial 
     purposes by industries in interstate commerce;

       ``(iv) any impoundment of waters described under this 
     subparagraph;
       ``(v) tributaries of waters described in clauses (i) 
     through (iv);
       ``(vi) the territorial sea; and
       ``(vii) wetlands adjacent to waters (other than waters that 
     are wetlands) described in clauses (i) through (vi), 
     including wetlands separated from other waters through 
     objects such as--

       ``(I) manmade dikes or barriers;
       ``(II) natural river berms; or
       ``(III) beach dunes.

       ``(B) Exclusions.--The term `navigable waters' does not 
     include--
       ``(i) waste treatment systems, including treatment ponds or 
     lagoons designed to meet the requirements of this Act (other 
     than a cooling pond that meets the requirements under 
     subparagraph (A)); and
       ``(ii) prior converted cropland.
       ``(C) Associated definitions.--For the purposes of this 
     paragraph:
       ``(i) Adjacent.--The term `adjacent' means bordering, 
     contiguous, or neighboring.
       ``(ii) Territorial seas.--The term `territorial sea' means 
     the belt of the sea measured from the baseline, as determined 
     in accordance with the Convention on the Territorial Sea and 
     the Contiguous Zone (15 UST 1606; TIAS 5639).
       ``(iii) Wetlands.--

       ``(I) In general.--The term `wetlands' means areas that are 
     inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a 
     frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under 
     normal circumstances does support, a prevalence of vegetation 
     typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
       ``(II) Inclusion.--The term `wetlands' includes swamps, 
     marshes, bogs, and similar areas.''.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3102. Mr. THUNE (for himself, Mr. Nelson, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Blunt, 
Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Moran, Mr. Daines, Mr. Johnson, Mr. 
Boozman, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Donnelly, Ms. Smith, Mr. Jones, Ms. 
Klobuchar, Mr. Tester, Mrs. McCaskill, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. 
Barrasso, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Risch, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Crapo, and 
Mr. Rubio) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. HOURS OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL 
                   OPERATIONS.

       Section 229 of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 
     1999 (49 U.S.C. 31136 note) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(1)--

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       (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``during planting and harvest periods, as determined by each 
     State,''; and
       (B) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows:
       ``(A) drivers transporting agricultural commodities within 
     a 150 air-mile radius from--
       ``(i) the source of the agricultural commodities; or
       ``(ii) the destination of the agricultural commodities;''; 
     and
       (2) in subsection (e)(8)--
       (A) by striking ``during the planting and harvesting 
     seasons within each State, as determined by the State,''; and
       (B) by striking ``at any time of the year''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3103. Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Flake, Mrs. 
Shaheen, and Mr. McCain) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XI, add the following:

     SEC. 11____. LIMITATION ON PREMIUM SUBSIDY BASED ON AVERAGE 
                   ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME.

       Section 508(e) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1508(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(9) Limitation on premium subsidy based on average 
     adjusted gross income.--
       ``(A) Definition of average adjusted gross income.--In this 
     paragraph, the term `average adjusted gross income' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 1001D(a) of the Food 
     Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308-3a(a)).
       ``(B) Limitation.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this subtitle and beginning with the 2019 reinsurance year, 
     in the case of any producer that is a person or legal entity 
     that has an average adjusted gross income in excess of 
     $700,000 based on the most recent data available from the 
     Farm Service Agency as of the beginning of the reinsurance 
     year, the total amount of premium subsidy provided with 
     respect to additional coverage under subsection (c) or 
     section 508B issued on behalf of the producer for a 
     reinsurance year shall be 15 percentage points less than the 
     premium subsidy provided in accordance with this subsection 
     that would otherwise be available for the applicable policy, 
     plan of insurance, and coverage level selected by the 
     producer.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3104. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125___. APPLICABILITY OF CAPITAL AND MARGIN REQUIREMENTS 
                   TO COUNTERPARTIES.

       Section 4s(e)(4) of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 
     6s(e)(4)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``counterparty qualifies'' and inserting 
     the following: ``counterparty--
       ``(A) qualifies'';
       (2) in subparagraph (A) (as so designated), by striking the 
     period at the end and inserting ``; or''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B)(i) is a money transmitter (as defined in section 
     1010.100(ff)(5) of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations) (or 
     any successor regulation)) that--
       ``(I) is regulated by a State, the District of Columbia, or 
     a territory or possession of the United States for financial 
     adequacy;
       ``(II) is registered in accordance with section 1022.380 of 
     title 31, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor 
     regulation); and
       ``(III) enters only into swaps exclusively for the purpose 
     of offsetting risks generated from foreign currency contracts 
     with an entity that is not a financial end user (as defined 
     in section 23.151 of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations 
     (or any successor regulation)); and
       ``(ii) has total assets of $1,000,000,000 or less on the 
     last day of its most recent fiscal year.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3105. Ms. BALDWIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 6117, insert the following:

     SEC. 6118. USE OF AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL.

       Section 333A of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
     Act (7 U.S.C. 1983a) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(i) Use of American Iron and Steel.--
       ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       ``(A) Covered program.--The term `covered program' means--
       ``(i) water or waste disposal grants or direct or 
     guaranteed loans under paragraph (1) or (2) of section 
     306(a);
       ``(ii) rural water or wastewater technical assistance and 
     training grants under section 306(a)(14);
       ``(iii) emergency community water assistance grants under 
     section 306A;
       ``(iv) water and waste facility loans and grants under 
     section 306C;
       ``(v) grants for water and wastewater systems for rural and 
     Native villages in Alaska under section 306D;
       ``(vi) grants to finance the construction, refurbishing, 
     and servicing of individually owned household well systems in 
     rural areas under section 306E; and
       ``(vii) solid waste management grants under section 310B(b) 
     .
       ``(B) Iron or steel product.--The term `iron or steel 
     product' means any of the following products made primarily 
     of iron or steel:
       ``(i) Lined or unlined pipes or fittings.
       ``(ii) Manhole covers or other municipal castings.
       ``(iii) Hydrants.
       ``(iv) Tanks.
       ``(v) Flanges.
       ``(vi) Pipe clamps or restraints.
       ``(vii) Valves.
       ``(viii) Structural steel.
       ``(ix) Reinforced precast concrete.
       ``(x) Construction materials.
       ``(C) State.--The term `State' means--
       ``(i) a State;
       ``(ii) the District of Columbia; and
       ``(iii) the territory of an Indian tribe (as defined in 
     section 102 of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act 
     of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 5130)).
       ``(D) United states.--The term `United States' means each 
     of the States.
       ``(2) Requirement.--Except as provided in paragraphs (3) 
     and (4), and subject to paragraph (5), no funds provided 
     under a covered program shall be used for a project for the 
     construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public 
     water or wastewater system unless all of the iron and steel 
     products used in the project are produced in the United 
     States.
       ``(3) Waiver.--The Secretary may waive the requirement 
     under paragraph (2) on a case-by-case basis if the 
     Secretary--
       ``(A) receives a request for a waiver under this 
     subsection;
       ``(B) makes available to the public on an informal basis a 
     copy of the request and information available to the 
     Secretary concerning the request, including by electronic 
     means, including on the official public website of the 
     Department of Agriculture; and
       ``(C) allows for informal public input on the request for 
     not less than 15 days prior to making a determination on the 
     request.
       ``(4) Exemption.--Paragraph (2) shall not apply with 
     respect to a project for which the engineering plans and 
     specifications include the use of iron and steel products 
     otherwise prohibited by that paragraph if the plans and 
     specifications have received required approvals from State 
     agencies prior to the date of enactment of the Agriculture 
     Improvement Act of 2018.
       ``(5) International agreements.--This subsection shall be 
     applied in a manner consistent with United States obligations 
     under international agreements.
       ``(6) Funding.--Of the funds appropriated for a fiscal year 
     for the Rural Utilities Service-Rural Water and Waste 
     Disposal Program Account, the Secretary may use not more than 
     0.25 percent to carry out management and oversight under this 
     subsection.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3106. Mr. CARPER (for himself, Mr. Coons, and Mr. Isakson) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 2301(2), strike subparagraph (A) and insert the 
     following:
       (A) by striking ``to make beneficial, cost effective 
     changes to production systems (including conservation 
     practices related to organic production)'' and inserting ``to 
     address identified, new, or expected resource concerns 
     associated with changes to production systems, including 
     conservation practices related to organic production''; and
       In section 2302, strike paragraph (3) and insert the 
     following:
       (3) in paragraph (2) (as so redesignated), in subparagraph 
     (B)--
       (A) by redesignating clause (vi) as clause (vii);
       (B) by inserting after clause (v) the following:
       ``(vi) Land that facilitates the avoidance of crossing an 
     environmentally sensitive area, as determined by the 
     Secretary.''; and
       (C) in clause (vii) (as so redesignated), by inserting 
     ``identified or expected'' before ``resource'';
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3107. Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself and Ms. Warren) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


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       At the end of part II of subtitle D of title I, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 141__. DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR DAIRY FARMERS.

       Subtitle D of title I of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 
     U.S.C. 9051 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

              ``PART IV--DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR DAIRY FARMERS

     ``SEC. 1441. DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR DAIRY FARMERS.

       ``(a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this part, the Secretary shall provide a 1-time 
     payment to each eligible dairy farmer described in subsection 
     (b) in accordance with this section.
       ``(b) Eligibility.--To be eligible to receive a payment 
     under this section, a dairy farmer shall--
       ``(1) be licensed by the Secretary; and
       ``(2) have had a production history during the 1-year 
     period ending on the date of enactment of this part.
       ``(c) Amount of Payment.--
       ``(1) In general.--The amount of a payment under this 
     section shall be, as determined by the report of the Economic 
     Research Service entitled `Milk Cost of Production by Size of 
     Operation Report' and dated May 1, 2018, equal to the 
     quotient obtained by dividing--
       ``(A) the product obtained by multiplying--
       ``(i) the quantity (in pounds) of the national average milk 
     production of a dairy cow;
       ``(ii) the average number of cows per farm, as determined 
     under paragraph (2);
       ``(iii) the value of production less total costs, as 
     determined under paragraph (3); and
       ``(iv) \1/2\; and
       ``(B) 100.
       ``(2) Average number of cows per farm.--The average number 
     of cows per farm under paragraph (1)(A)(ii) shall be 
     determined based on the report described in paragraph (1) as 
     follows:
       ``(A) In the case of a farm with fewer than 50 cows, the 
     national average number of cows per farm in farms with fewer 
     than 50 cows.
       ``(B) In the case of a farm with not fewer than 50 cows and 
     not greater than 199 cows, the national average number of 
     cows per farm in farms with not fewer than 50 cows and not 
     greater than 199 cows.
       ``(C) In the case of a farm with not fewer than 200 cows 
     and not greater than 499 cows, the national average number of 
     cows per farm in farms with not fewer than 200 cows and not 
     greater than 499 cows.
       ``(D) In the case of a farm with not fewer than 500 cows, 
     the national average number of cows per farm in farms with 
     not fewer than 500 cows.
       ``(3) Value of production less total costs.--The value of 
     production less total costs under paragraph (1)(A)(iii) shall 
     be determined based on the report described in paragraph (1) 
     as follows:
       ``(A) In the case of a farm with fewer than 50 cows, the 
     national value of production less total costs in farms with 
     fewer than 50 cows.
       ``(B) In the case of a farm with not fewer than 50 cows and 
     not greater than 199 cows, the national value of production 
     less total costs in farms with not fewer than 50 cows and not 
     greater than 199 cows.
       ``(C) In the case of a farm with not fewer than 200 cows 
     and not greater than 499 cows, the national value of 
     production less total costs in farms with not fewer than 200 
     cows and not greater than 499 cows.
       ``(D) In the case of a farm with not fewer than 500 cows, 
     the national value of production less total costs in farms 
     with not fewer than 500 cows.
       ``(d) Payment Limitation.--The amount of a payment under 
     this section to an eligible dairy farmer described in 
     subsection (b) shall not be greater than $15,000.
       ``(e) Funding.--Of the funds of the Commodity Credit 
     Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this 
     section $500,000,000.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3108. Mrs. GILLIBRAND submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and 
continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of 
Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. URGENT REGULATORY RESPONSE FOR HONEYBEE AND 
                   POLLINATOR PROTECTION.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency (referred to in this section 
     as the ``Administrator'') shall suspend the registration of 
     imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinotafuran, and 
     any other members of the nitro group of neonicotinoid 
     insecticides to the extent that the insecticide is 
     registered, conditionally or otherwise, under the Federal 
     Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et 
     seq.) for use in seed treatment, soil application, or foliar 
     treatment on bee-attractive plants, trees, and cereals until 
     the Administrator has made a determination that the 
     insecticide will not cause unreasonable adverse effects on 
     pollinators based on--
       (1) an evaluation of the published and peer-reviewed 
     scientific evidence on whether the use or uses of those 
     neonicotinoids cause unreasonable adverse effects on 
     pollinators, including native bees, honeybees, birds, bats, 
     and other species of beneficial insects; and
       (2) a completed field study that--
       (A) meets the criteria required by the Administrator; and
       (B) evaluates residues, including residue buildup after 
     repeated annual application, chronic low-dose exposure, 
     cumulative effects of multiple chemical exposures, and any 
     other protocol determined to be necessary by the 
     Administrator to protect managed and native pollinators.
       (b) Conditions on Certain Pesticides Registrations.--
     Notwithstanding section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, 
     Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136a), for purposes 
     of the protection of honeybees, other pollinators, and 
     beneficial insects, the Administrator shall not issue any new 
     registrations, conditional or otherwise, for any seed 
     treatment, soil application, and foliar treatment on bee-
     attractive plants, trees, and cereals under that Act (7 
     U.S.C. 136 et seq.) until the Administrator has made a 
     determination under subsection (a), based on an evaluation 
     under subsection (a)(1) and a completed field study under 
     subsection (a)(2), with respect to that insecticide.
       (c) Monitoring of Native Bees.--The Secretary of the 
     Interior, in coordination with the Administrator, shall, for 
     purposes of protecting and ensuring the long-term viability 
     of native bees and other pollinators of agricultural crops, 
     horticultural plants, wild plants, and other plants--
       (1) regularly monitor the health and population status of 
     native bees, including the status of native bees in 
     agricultural and nonagricultural habitats and areas of 
     ornamental plants, residential areas, and landscaped areas;
       (2) identify the scope and likely causes of unusual native 
     bee mortality; and
       (3) beginning not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act and each year thereafter, submit to 
     Congress, and make available to the public, a report on the 
     health and population status described in paragraph (1).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3109. Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself, Mr. Cassidy, and Mr. Tillis) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 6105, insert the following:

     SEC. 6106. BUSINESS AND INNOVATION SERVICES ESSENTIAL 
                   COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

       Section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)) (as amended by section 
     6105) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(28) Business and innovation services essential community 
     facilities.--The Secretary may make loans and loan guarantees 
     under this subsection and grants under paragraphs (19), (20), 
     and (21) for essential community facilities for business and 
     innovation services, such as incubators, co-working spaces, 
     makerspaces, and residential entrepreneur and innovation 
     centers.''.
       After section 6123, insert the following:

     SEC. 6124. RURAL INNOVATION STRONGER ECONOMY GRANT PROGRAM.

       Subtitle D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
     Act (7 U.S.C. 1981 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 379I. RURAL INNOVATION STRONGER ECONOMY GRANT PROGRAM.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means a 
     rural jobs accelerator partnership established after the date 
     of enactment of this section that--
       ``(A) organizes key community and regional stakeholders 
     into a working group that--
       ``(i) focuses on the shared goals and needs of the industry 
     clusters that are objectively identified as existing, 
     emerging, or declining;
       ``(ii) represents a region defined by the partnership in 
     accordance with subparagraph (B);
       ``(iii) includes 1 or more representatives of--

       ``(I) an institution of higher education (as defined in 
     section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1001));
       ``(II) a private entity; or
       ``(III) a government entity;

       ``(iv) may include 1 or more representatives of--

       ``(I) an economic development or other community or labor 
     organization;
       ``(II) a financial institution, including a community 
     development financial institution (as defined in section 103 
     of the Community Development Banking and Financial 
     Institutions Act of 1994 (12 U.S.C. 4702));
       ``(III) a philanthropic organization; or
       ``(IV) a rural cooperative, if the cooperative is organized 
     as a nonprofit organization; and

       ``(v) has, as a lead applicant--

       ``(I) a District Organization (as defined in section 300.3 
     of title 13, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor 
     regulation));
       ``(II) an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
     U.S.C. 5304)), or a consortium of Indian tribes;
       ``(III) a State or a political subdivision of a State, 
     including a special purpose unit of a

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     State or local government engaged in economic development 
     activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;
       ``(IV) an institution of higher education (as defined in 
     section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1001)) or a consortium of institutions of higher education; 
     or
       ``(V) a public or private nonprofit organization; and

       ``(B) subject to approval by the Secretary, may--
       ``(i) serve a region that is--

       ``(I) a single jurisdiction; or
       ``(II) if the region is a rural area, multijurisdictional; 
     and

       ``(ii) define the region that the partnership represents, 
     if the region--

       ``(I) is large enough to contain critical elements of the 
     industry cluster prioritized by the partnership;
       ``(II) is small enough to enable close collaboration among 
     members of the partnership;
       ``(III) includes a majority of communities that are located 
     in--

       ``(aa) a nonmetropolitan area that qualifies as a low-
     income community (as defined in section 45D(e) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986); and
       ``(bb) an area that has access to or has a plan to achieve 
     broadband service (within the meaning of title VI of the 
     Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 950bb et seq.)); 
     and

       ``(IV)(aa) has a population of 50,000 or fewer inhabitants; 
     or
       ``(bb) for a region with a population of more than 50,000 
     inhabitants, is the subject of a positive determination by 
     the Secretary with respect to a rural-in-character petition, 
     including such a petition submitted concurrently with the 
     application of the partnership for a grant under this 
     section.

       ``(2) Industry cluster.--The term `industry cluster' means 
     a broadly defined network of interconnected firms and 
     supporting institutions in related industries that accelerate 
     innovation, business formation, and job creation by taking 
     advantage of assets and strengths of a region in the business 
     environment.
       ``(3) High-wage job.--The term `high-wage job' means a job 
     that provides a wage that is greater than the median wage for 
     the applicable region, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(4) Jobs accelerator.--The term `jobs accelerator' means 
     a jobs accelerator center or program located in or serving a 
     low-income rural community that may provide co-working space, 
     in-demand skills training, entrepreneurship support, and any 
     other services described in subsection (d)(1)(B).
       ``(5) Small and disadvantaged business.--The term `small 
     and disadvantaged business' has the meaning given the term 
     `small business concern owned and controlled by socially and 
     economically disadvantaged individuals' in section 8(d)(3)(C) 
     of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(3)(C)).
       ``(b) Establishment.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a grant 
     program under which the Secretary shall award grants, on a 
     competitive basis, to eligible entities to establish jobs 
     accelerators, including related programming, that--
       ``(A) improve the ability of distressed rural communities 
     to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new 
     businesses with high-growth potential, and strengthen 
     regional economies, including by helping to build capacity in 
     the applicable region to achieve those goals; and
       ``(B) help rural communities identify and maximize local 
     assets and connect to regional opportunities, networks, and 
     industry clusters that demonstrate high growth potential.
       ``(2) Cost-sharing.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Federal share of the cost of any 
     activity carried out using a grant made under paragraph (1) 
     shall be not greater than 80 percent.
       ``(B) In-kind contributions.--The non-Federal share of the 
     total cost of any activity carried out using a grant made 
     under paragraph (1) may be in the form of donations or in-
     kind contributions of goods or services fairly valued.
       ``(3) Selection criteria.--In selecting eligible entities 
     to receive grants under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
     consider--
       ``(A) the commitment of participating core stakeholders in 
     the jobs accelerator partnership, including a demonstration 
     that--
       ``(i) investment organizations, including venture 
     development organizations, venture capital firms, revolving 
     loan funders, angel investment groups, community lenders, 
     community development financial institutions, rural business 
     investment companies, small business investment companies (as 
     defined in section 103 of the Small Business Investment Act 
     of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 662)), philanthropic organizations, and 
     other institutions focused on expanding access to capital, 
     are committed partners in the jobs accelerator partnership 
     and willing to potentially invest in projects emerging from 
     the jobs accelerator; and
       ``(ii) institutions of higher education, applied research 
     institutions, workforce development entities, and community-
     based organizations are willing to partner with the jobs 
     accelerator to provide workers with skills relevant to the 
     industry cluster needs of the region, with an emphasis on the 
     use of on-the-job training, registered apprenticeships, 
     customized training, classroom occupational training, or 
     incumbent worker training;
       ``(B) the ability of the eligible entity to provide the 
     non-Federal share as required under paragraph (2);
       ``(C) the speed of available broadband service and how the 
     jobs accelerator plans to improve access to high-speed 
     broadband service, if necessary, and leverage that broadband 
     service for programs of the jobs accelerator;
       ``(D) the identification of a targeted industry cluster, 
     including a description of--
       ``(i) data showing the existence of emergence of an 
     industry cluster;
       ``(ii) the importance of the industry cluster to economic 
     growth in the region;
       ``(iii) the specific needs and opportunities for growth in 
     the industry cluster;
       ``(iv) the unique assets a region has to support the 
     industry cluster and to have a competitive advantage in that 
     industry cluster;
       ``(v) evidence of a concentration of firms or concentration 
     of employees in the industry cluster; and
       ``(vi) available industry-specific infrastructure that 
     supports the industry cluster;
       ``(E) the ability of the partnership to link rural 
     communities to markets, networks, industry clusters, and 
     other regional opportunities and assets--
       ``(i) to improve the competitiveness of the rural region;
       ``(ii) to repatriate United States jobs;
       ``(iii) to foster high-wage job creation;
       ``(iv) to support innovation and entrepreneurship; and
       ``(v) to promote private investment in the rural regional 
     economy;
       ``(F) other grants or loans of the Secretary and other 
     Federal agencies that the jobs accelerator would be able to 
     leverage; and
       ``(G) prospects for the proposed center and related 
     programming to have sustainability beyond the full maximum 
     length of assistance under this subsection, including the 
     maximum number of renewals.
       ``(4) Grant term and renewals.--
       ``(A) Term.--The initial term of a grant under paragraph 
     (1) shall be 4 years.
       ``(B) Renewal.--The Secretary may renew a grant under 
     paragraph (1) for an additional period of not longer than 2 
     years if the Secretary is satisfied, using the evaluation 
     under subsection (e)(2), that the grant recipient has 
     successfully established a jobs accelerator and related 
     programming.
       ``(5) Geographic distribution.--To the maximum extent 
     practicable, the Secretary shall provide grants under 
     paragraph (1) for jobs accelerators and related programming 
     in not fewer than 25 States at any time.
       ``(c) Grant Amount.--A grant awarded under subsection (b) 
     may be in an amount equal to--
       ``(1) not less than $500,000; and
       ``(2) not more than $2,000,000.
       ``(d) Use of Funds.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), funds from a 
     grant awarded under subsection (b) may be used--
       ``(A) to construct, purchase, or equip a building to serve 
     as an innovation center, which may include--
       ``(i) housing for business owners or workers;
       ``(ii) co-working space, which may include space for remote 
     work;
       ``(iii) space for businesses to utilize with a focus on 
     entrepreneurs and small and disadvantaged businesses but that 
     may include collaboration with companies of all sizes;
       ``(iv) job training programs; and
       ``(v) efforts to utilize the innovation center as part of 
     the development of a community downtown; or
       ``(B) to support programs to be carried out at, or in 
     direct partnership with, the jobs accelerator that support 
     the objectives of the jobs accelerator, including--
       ``(i) linking rural communities to markets, networks, 
     industry clusters, and other regional opportunities to 
     support high-wage job creation, new business formation, and 
     economic growth;
       ``(ii) integrating small businesses into a supply chain;
       ``(iii) creating or expanding commercialization activities 
     for new business formation;
       ``(iv) identifying and building assets in rural communities 
     that are crucial to supporting regional economies;
       ``(v) facilitating the repatriation of high-wage jobs to 
     the United States;
       ``(vi) supporting the deployment of innovative processes, 
     technologies, and products;
       ``(vii) enhancing the capacity of small businesses in 
     regional industry clusters, including small and disadvantaged 
     businesses;
       ``(viii) increasing United States exports and business 
     interaction with international buyers and suppliers;
       ``(ix) developing the skills and expertise of local 
     workforces, entrepreneurs, and institutional partners to 
     support growing industry clusters, including the upskilling 
     of incumbent workers;
       ``(x) ensuring rural communities have the capacity and 
     ability to carry out projects relating to housing, community 
     facilities, infrastructure, or community and economic 
     development to support regional industry cluster growth;
       ``(xi) establishing training programs to meet the needs of 
     employers in a regional industry cluster and prepare workers 
     for high-wage jobs; or
       ``(xii) any other activities that the Secretary may 
     determine to be appropriate.
       ``(2) Requirement.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), not more 
     than 10 percent of a grant awarded under subsection (b) shall 
     be used

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     for indirect costs associated with administering the grant.
       ``(B) Increase.--The Secretary may increase the percentage 
     described in subparagraph (A) on a case-by-case basis.
       ``(e) Annual Activity Report and Evaluation.--Not later 
     than 1 year after receiving a grant under this section, and 
     annually thereafter for the duration of the grant, an 
     eligible entity shall--
       ``(1) report to the Secretary on the activities funded with 
     the grant; and
       ``(2)(A) evaluate the progress that the eligible entity has 
     made toward the strategic objectives identified in the 
     application for the grant; and
       ``(B) measure that progress using performance measures 
     during the project period, which may include--
       ``(i) high-wage jobs created;
       ``(ii) high-wage jobs retained;
       ``(iii) private investment leveraged;
       ``(iv) businesses improved;
       ``(v) new business formations;
       ``(vi) new products or services commercialized;
       ``(vii) improvement of the value of existing products or 
     services under development;
       ``(viii) regional collaboration, as measured by such 
     metrics as--
       ``(I) the number of organizations actively engaged in the 
     industry cluster;
       ``(II) the number of symposia held by the industry cluster, 
     including organizations that are not located in the immediate 
     region defined by the partnership; and
       ``(III) the number of further cooperative agreements;
       ``(ix) the number of education and training activities 
     relating to innovation;
       ``(x) the number of jobs relocated from outside of the 
     United States to the region;
       ``(xi) the amount and number of new equity investments in 
     industry cluster firms;
       ``(xii) the amount and number of new loans to industry 
     cluster firms;
       ``(xiii) the dollar increase in exports resulting from the 
     project activities;
       ``(xiv) the percentage of employees for which training was 
     provided;
       ``(xv) improvement in sales of participating businesses;
       ``(xvi) improvement in wages paid at participating 
     businesses;
       ``(xvii) improvement in income of participating workers; or
       ``(xviii) any other measure the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate.
       ``(f) Interagency Task Force.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish an 
     interagency Federal task force to support the network of jobs 
     accelerators by--
       ``(A) providing successful applicants with available 
     information and technical assistance on Federal resources 
     relevant to the project and region;
       ``(B) establishing a Federal support team comprised of 
     staff from participating agencies in the task force that 
     shall provide coordinated and dedicated support services to 
     jobs accelerators; and
       ``(C) providing opportunities for the network of jobs 
     accelerators to share best practices and further collaborate 
     to achieve the purposes of this section.
       ``(2) Membership.--The task force established under 
     paragraph (1) shall--
       ``(A) be co-chaired by--
       ``(i) the Secretary of Commerce (or a designee); and
       ``(ii) the Secretary (or a designee); and
       ``(B) include--
       ``(i) the Secretary of Education (or a designee);
       ``(ii) the Secretary of Energy (or a designee);
       ``(iii) the Secretary of Health and Human Services (or a 
     designee);
       ``(iv) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (or a 
     designee);
       ``(v) the Secretary of Labor (or a designee);
       ``(vi) the Secretary of Transportation (or a designee);
       ``(vii) the Secretary of the Treasury (or a designee);
       ``(viii) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
     Agency (or a designee);
       ``(ix) the Administrator of the Small Business 
     Administration (or a designee);
       ``(x) the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional 
     Commission (or a designee);
       ``(xi) the Federal Co-Chairman of the Board of the Delta 
     Regional Authority (or a designee);
       ``(xii) the Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border 
     Regional Commission (or a designee);
       ``(xiii) national and local organizations that have 
     relevant programs and interests that could serve the needs of 
     the jobs accelerators;
       ``(xiv) representatives of State and local governments or 
     State and local economic development agencies;
       ``(xv) representatives of institutions of higher education, 
     including land-grant universities; and
       ``(xvi) such other heads of Federal agencies and non-
     Federal partners as determined appropriate by the co-chairs 
     of the task force.''.
       Strike section 6125 and insert the following:

     SEC. 6125. RURAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 384A of the Consolidated Farm and 
     Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``venture''; and
       (B) by striking ``venture''; and
       (2) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
       ``(4) Equity capital.--The term `equity capital' means--
       ``(A) common or preferred stock or a similar instrument, 
     including subordinated debt with equity features; and
       ``(B) any other type of equity-like financing that might be 
     necessary to facilitate the purposes of this Act, excluding 
     financing such as senior debt or other types of financing 
     that competes with routine loanmaking of commercial 
     lenders.''.
       (b) Purposes.--Section 384B of the Consolidated Farm and 
     Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-1) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``venture''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``venture''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``venture capital 
     investments in smaller enterprises'' and inserting ``capital 
     investments in business concerns, including smaller 
     enterprises''.
       (c) Selection of Rural Business Investment Companies.--
     Section 384D(b)(1) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-3(b)(1)) is amended by 
     striking ``developmental venture'' and inserting 
     ``developmental''.
       (d) Fees.--Section 384G of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-6) is amended--
       (1) in subsections (a) and (b), by striking ``a fee that 
     does not exceed $500'' each place it appears and inserting 
     ``such fees as the Secretary considers appropriate, so long 
     as those fees are proportionally equal for each rural 
     business investment company,''; and
       (2) in subsection (c)(2)--
       (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``solely to cover the 
     costs of licensing examinations'' and inserting ``as the 
     Secretary considers appropriate''; and
       (B) by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(C) shall be in such amounts as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate.''.
       (e) Limitation on Rural Business Investment Companies 
     Controlled by Farm Credit System Institutions.--Section 
     384J(c) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 
     U.S.C. 2009cc-9(c)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``25'' and inserting ``50'';
       (2) by striking ``shall not provide'' and inserting ``shall 
     provide''; and
       (3) by inserting before the period at the end the 
     following: ``, if the percentage of financing (in total 
     dollars) to the non-eligible entities does not exceed the 
     percentage of non-Farm Credit System institution capital 
     commitments to the rural business investment company''.
       (f) Flexibility on Sources of Investment or Capital.--
     Section 384J(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-9(a)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting 
     appropriately;
       (2) by striking the subsection designation and heading and 
     all that follows through ``Except as'' in the matter 
     preceding subparagraph (A) (as so redesignated) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(a) Investment.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Limitation on requirements.--The Secretary may not 
     require that an entity described in paragraph (1) provide 
     investment or capital that is not required of other companies 
     eligible to apply to operate as a rural business investment 
     company under section 384D(a).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3110. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself, Mr. Schatz, and Ms. Hirono) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 4303, insert the following:

     SEC. 4304. MICRO-GRANTS FOR FOOD SECURITY.

       The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 is amended 
     by inserting after section 4405 (7 U.S.C. 7517) the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 4406. MICRO-GRANTS FOR FOOD SECURITY.

       ``(a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to increase 
     the quantity and quality of locally grown food through small-
     scale gardening, herding, and livestock operations in food 
     insecure communities in areas of the United States that have 
     significant levels of food insecurity and import a 
     significant quantity of food.
       ``(b) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means an 
     entity that--
       ``(A) is--
       ``(i) an individual;
       ``(ii) an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
     U.S.C. 5304)) or a consortium of Indian tribes;
       ``(iii) a nonprofit organization engaged in increasing food 
     security, as determined by the Secretary, including--

       ``(I) a religious organization;
       ``(II) a food bank; and
       ``(III) a food pantry;

       ``(iv) a federally funded educational facility, including--

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       ``(I) a Head Start program or an Early Head Start program 
     carried out under the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et 
     seq.);
       ``(II) a public elementary school or public secondary 
     school;
       ``(III) a public institution of higher education (as 
     defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
     (20 U.S.C. 1001));
       ``(IV) a Tribal College or University (as defined in 
     section 316(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1059c(b))); and
       ``(V) a job training program; or

       ``(v) a local or Tribal government that may not levy local 
     taxes under State or Federal law; and
       ``(B) is located in an eligible State.
       ``(2) Eligible state.--The term `eligible State' means--
       ``(A) the State of Alaska;
       ``(B) the State of Hawaii;
       ``(C) American Samoa;
       ``(D) the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands;
       ``(E) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
       ``(F) the Federated States of Micronesia;
       ``(G) Guam;
       ``(H) the Republic of the Marshall Islands;
       ``(I) the Republic of Palau; and
       ``(J) the United States Virgin Islands.
       ``(c) Establishment.--The Secretary shall distribute funds 
     to the agricultural department or agency of each eligible 
     State for the competitive distribution of subgrants to 
     eligible entities to increase the quantity and quality of 
     locally grown food in food insecure communities, including 
     through small-scale gardening, herding, and livestock 
     operations.
       ``(d) Distribution of Funds.--
       ``(1) In general.--Of the amount made available under 
     subsection (g), the Secretary shall distribute--
       ``(A) 40 percent to the State of Alaska;
       ``(B) 40 percent to the State of Hawaii; and
       ``(C) 2.5 percent to each insular area described in 
     subparagraphs (C) through (J) of subsection (b)(2).
       ``(2) Carryover of funds.--Funds distributed under 
     paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended.
       ``(3) Administrative funds.--An eligible State that 
     receives funds under paragraph (1) may use not more than 3 
     percent of those funds--
       ``(A) to administer the competition for providing subgrants 
     to eligible entities in that eligible State;
       ``(B) to provide oversight of the subgrant recipients in 
     that eligible State; and
       ``(C) to collect data and submit a report to the Secretary 
     under subsection (f)(2).
       ``(e) Subgrants to Eligible Entities.--
       ``(1) Amount of subgrants.--
       ``(A) In general.--The amount of a subgrant to an eligible 
     entity under this section shall be--
       ``(i) in the case of an eligible entity that is an 
     individual, not greater than $5,000 per year; and
       ``(ii) in the case of an eligible entity described in 
     clauses (ii) through (v) of subsection (b)(1)(A), not greater 
     than $10,000 per year.
       ``(B) Matching requirement.--As a condition of receiving a 
     subgrant under this section, an eligible entity shall provide 
     funds equal to 10 percent of the amount received by the 
     eligible entity under the subgrant, to be derived from non-
     Federal sources.
       ``(C) Carryover of funds.--Funds received by an eligible 
     entity that is awarded a subgrant under this section shall 
     remain available until expended.
       ``(2) Priority.--In carrying out the competitive 
     distribution of subgrants under subsection (c), an eligible 
     State may give priority to an eligible entity that--
       ``(A) has not previously received a subgrant under this 
     section; or
       ``(B) is located in a community or region in that eligible 
     State with the highest degree of food insecurity, as 
     determined by the agricultural department or agency of the 
     eligible State.
       ``(3) Projects.--An eligible State may provide subgrants to 
     2 or more eligible entities to carry out the same project.
       ``(4) Use of subgrant funds by eligible entities.--An 
     eligible entity that receives a subgrant under this section 
     shall use the funds to engage in activities that will 
     increase the quantity and quality of locally grown food, 
     including by--
       ``(A) purchasing gardening tools or equipment, soil, soil 
     amendments, seeds, plants, animals, canning equipment, 
     refrigeration, or other items necessary to grow and store 
     food;
       ``(B) purchasing or building composting units;
       ``(C) purchasing or building towers designed to grow leafy 
     green vegetables;
       ``(D) expanding an area under cultivation or engaging in 
     other activities necessary to be eligible to receive funding 
     under the environmental quality incentives program 
     established under chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the 
     Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa et seq.) for a 
     high tunnel;
       ``(E) engaging in an activity that extends the growing 
     season;
       ``(F) starting or expanding hydroponic and aeroponic 
     farming of any scale;
       ``(G) building, buying, erecting, or repairing fencing for 
     livestock, poultry, or reindeer;
       ``(H) purchasing and equipping a slaughter and processing 
     facility approved by the Secretary;
       ``(I) travelling to participate in agricultural education 
     provided by--
       ``(i) a State cooperative extension service;
       ``(ii) a land-grant college or university (as defined in 
     section 1404 of the National Agricultural Research, 
     Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3103));
       ``(iii) a Tribal College or University (as defined in 
     section 316(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1059c(b)));
       ``(iv) an Alaska Native-serving institution or a Native 
     Hawaiian-serving institution (as those terms are defined in 
     section 317(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1059d(b))); or
       ``(v) a Federal or State agency;
       ``(J) paying for shipping of purchased items relating to 
     increasing food security;
       ``(K) creating or expanding avenues for--
       ``(i) the sale of food commodities, specialty crops, and 
     meats that are grown by the eligible entity for sale in the 
     local community; or
       ``(ii) the availability of fresh, locally grown, and 
     nutritious food; and
       ``(L) engaging in other activities relating to increasing 
     food security (including subsistence), as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       ``(5) Eligibility for other financial assistance.--An 
     eligible entity shall not be ineligible to receive financial 
     assistance under another program administered by the 
     Secretary as a result of receiving a subgrant under this 
     section.
       ``(f) Reporting Requirement.--
       ``(1) Subgrant recipients.--As a condition of receiving a 
     subgrant under this section, an eligible entity shall submit 
     to the eligible State in which the eligible entity is located 
     a report--
       ``(A) as soon as practicable after the end of the project; 
     and
       ``(B) that describes the quantity of food grown and the 
     number of people fed as a result of the subgrant.
       ``(2) Report to the secretary.--Not later than 120 days 
     after the date on which an eligible State receives a report 
     from each eligible entity in that State under paragraph (1), 
     the eligible State shall submit to the Secretary a report 
     that describes, in the aggregate, the information and data 
     contained in the reports received from those eligible 
     entities.
       ``(g) Funding.--
       ``(1) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section 
     $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year 
     thereafter, to remain available until expended.
       ``(2) Appropriations in advance.--Only funds appropriated 
     under paragraph (1) in advance specifically to carry out this 
     section shall be available to carry out this section.
       ``(h) Effective Date.--This section takes effect on the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 
     2018.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3111. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle III of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 43__. SERVICE OF TRADITIONAL FOODS IN PUBLIC FACILITIES.

       Section 4033 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (25 U.S.C. 
     1685) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c), by striking ``that primarily serve 
     Indians''; and
       (2) in subsection (d)(1), by striking ``and a tribal 
     organization'' and inserting ``a tribal organization, a 
     State, a county or county equivalent, a local government, an 
     operator of a food service program, and an entity or person 
     authorized to facilitate the donation, storage, preparation, 
     or serving of traditional food by the operator of a food 
     service program''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3112. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 4102(a), redesignate paragraph (3) as paragraph 
     (4).

       In section 4102(a), strike paragraph (2) and insert the 
     following:
       (2) by striking paragraph (5) and inserting the following:
       ``(5) Traditional food purchases.--Subject to the 
     availability of appropriations to carry out this paragraph, 
     the Secretary shall purchase, subject to availability, bison 
     meat, reindeer meat, wild salmon, and other traditional 
     indigenous foods for recipients of food distributed under 
     this subsection, including--
       ``(A) bison meat and reindeer meat from--
       ``(i) Native American bison or reindeer producers; and
       ``(ii) producer-owned cooperatives of bison and reindeer 
     ranchers;
       ``(B) wild salmon from an eligible entity described in 
     section 305(i)(1)(D) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
     Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1855(i)(1)(D));
       ``(C) blue cornmeal; and
       ``(D) wild rice.'';
       (3) in paragraph (6)(F), by striking ``$5,000,000 for each 
     of fiscal years 2008

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     through 2018'' and inserting ``$10,000,000 for each of fiscal 
     years 2019 through 2023''; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3113. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 7102, insert the following:

     SEC. 7103. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SUPPORT IN CERTAIN STATES.

       Section 1405 of the National Agricultural Research, 
     Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3121) is 
     amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``sciences, and the Secretary, in carrying 
     out the Secretary's responsibilities,'' and inserting the 
     following: ``sciences.
       ``(b) Requirements.--In carrying out the responsibilities 
     of the Secretary under this section, the Secretary''; and
       (B) by striking ``The Department'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(a) Designation of Department as Lead Agency.--The 
     Department'';
       (2) in subsection (b) (as so designated)--
       (A) in paragraph (11), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) by redesignating paragraph (12) as paragraph (13); and
       (C) by inserting before paragraph (13) (as so redesignated) 
     the following:
       ``(12) provide direct, place-based assistance to 1862 
     Institutions (as defined in section 2 of the Agricultural 
     Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 
     U.S.C. 7601)) and State agricultural agencies in States that 
     do not have Agricultural Research Service facilities--
       ``(A) to address the research priorities of those States, 
     such as invasive plant species and insects that cause 
     significant impacts to agriculture, aquaculture, and 
     communities in the States; and
       ``(B) to assist in the development of specialty and 
     horticultural crops to increase food security and expand 
     marketing opportunities for small farmers; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Planning Report.--Not later than 60 days after the 
     date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall 
     submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry of the Senate a report that describes the plans 
     of the Secretary to provide the assistance required under 
     subsection (b)(12).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3114. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XI, add the following:

     SEC. 111__. SUPPLEMENTAL AGRICULTURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

       Section 531(a)(12) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1531(a)(12)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (F), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) by redesignating subparagraph (G) as subparagraph (H); 
     and
       (3) by inserting after subparagraph (F) the following:
       ``(G) reindeer raised for food by members of an Indian 
     tribe (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-
     Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304)); 
     and''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3115. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. INCLUSION OF REINDEER UNDER FEDERAL MEAT 
                   INSPECTION ACT.

       Section 1(w) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 
     601(w)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs 
     (3) and (4), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
       ``(2) reindeer;''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3116. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 10107, redesignate paragraphs (2) through (6) as 
     paragraphs (3) through (7), respectively.

       In section 10107, after paragraph (1), insert the 
     following:
       (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``$100,000'' and 
     inserting ``$500,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3117. Ms. MURKOWSKI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 125__. COMMODITY PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION.

       Section 513(1) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
     Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7412(1)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``(including 
     peonies)'' after ``horticultural'';
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``livestock;'' and 
     inserting ``livestock (including reindeer);'';
       (3) by redesignating subparagraphs (E) through (G) as 
     subparagraphs (F) through (H), respectively; and
       (4) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following:
       ``(E) products derived from wild salmon;''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3118. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle E of title VII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 75__. GEOGRAPHICALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS AND RANCHERS.

       Section 1621(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act 
     of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8792(d)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``There are'' and all that follows through 
     ``necessary'' and inserting ``There is authorized to be 
     appropriated $15,000,000''; and
       (2) by striking ``2009'' and inserting ``2019''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3119. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. DEFINITION OF WILD FISH.

       Section 281(7)(B) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 
     (7 U.S.C. 1638(7)(B)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``includes a fillet'' and inserting the 
     following: ``includes--
       ``(i) a fillet'';
       (2) in clause (i) (as so designated), by striking the 
     period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(ii)(I) whole cooked king crab and whole cooked tanner 
     crab; and
       ``(II) sections of cooked king crab and cooked tanner 
     crab.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3120. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Wyden) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. MARKET NAME FOR GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, for purposes of applying the Federal Food, Drug, and 
     Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), the acceptable market 
     name of any salmon that is genetically engineered shall 
     include the words ``Genetically Engineered'' or ``GE'' before 
     the existing acceptable market name.
       (b) Definition.--For purposes of this section, salmon is 
     genetically engineered if it has been modified by recombinant 
     DNA (rDNA) techniques, including the entire lineage of salmon 
     that contain the rDNA modification.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3121. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


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       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. DEFINITION OF FISH.

       The Secretary shall revise any regulation relating to the 
     definition of the term ``fish'' to ensure that the definition 
     includes any aquatic gilled animal, and any mollusk, 
     crustacean, or other invertebrate, that exists in the wild or 
     is produced under controlled conditions in ponds, lakes, 
     streams, or similar holding areas.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3122. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. ORGANIC CERTIFICATION OF WILD SEAFOOD.

       Section 2107(c) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
     Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6506(c)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``harvested in a 
     sustainable manner under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
     Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.)'' 
     after ``seafood'';
       (2) by striking the subsection designation and heading and 
     all that follows through ``requiring'' in paragraph (1) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(c) Wild Seafood.--Notwithstanding the requirement under 
     subsection (a)(1)(A) that''; and
       (3) by striking paragraph (2).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3123. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12520. TRIBAL UNINHABITABLE HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

       Title V of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1471 et seq.) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 545. TRIBAL UNINHABITABLE HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `eligible entity' means an Indian tribe or a 
     tribal organization located in a rural area that has high 
     levels of overcrowded housing and homelessness; and
       ``(2) the term `tribal organization' has the meaning given 
     the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and 
     Educational Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304).
       ``(b) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to improve 
     living conditions and prevent homelessness in rural tribal 
     communities by assessing the condition of existing housing 
     resources and preventing those resources from deteriorating 
     and becoming uninhabitable.
       ``(c) Authorization of Grants.--The Secretary shall award 
     grants on a competitive basis to Indian tribes and tribal 
     organizations to repair overcrowded homes to prevent the 
     homes from becoming uninhabitable.
       ``(d) Priority.--In awarding grants under this section, the 
     Secretary may give priority to an eligible entity that is 
     located in a community with levels of overcrowded housing and 
     homelessness that the Secretary determines are among the 
     highest such levels for communities in which eligible 
     entities are located.
       ``(e) Use of Multiple Grants for Same Project.--Multiple 
     eligible entities that each receive a grant under this 
     section may use the grants for the same project.
       ``(f) Administrative Costs.--The Secretary may use not more 
     than 3 percent of the amounts made available to carry out 
     this section to--
       ``(1) administer the competition for grants under this 
     section;
       ``(2) provide oversight of grantees; and
       ``(3) collect data on the use of grants awarded under this 
     section.
       ``(g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are 
     authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section 
     $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year 
     thereafter.
       ``(h) Relation to Other USDA Assistance.--Receipt of a 
     grant under this section by an eligible entity shall not 
     affect the eligibility of the entity for any other assistance 
     from the Secretary.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3124. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 62__. INCLUSION OF SATELLITE IN RURAL BROADBAND 
                   SERVICES.

       Section 601(b)(1) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 
     (7 U.S.C. 950bb(b)(1)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The term'' and inserting the following:
       ``(A) In general.--The term''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Inclusion.--The term `broadband service' includes a 
     satellite project or technology with the capacity described 
     in subparagraph (A), as determined by the Secretary.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3125. Mr. HATCH (for himself and Mr. Blumenthal) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 4115 redesignate subsections (d) and (e) as 
     subsections (e) and (f).
       In section 4115 insert after subsection (c) the following:
       (d) Food Donation Standards.--Section 203D of the Emergency 
     Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7507) (as amended by 
     subsection (c)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(f) Food Donation Standards.--
       ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       ``(A) Apparently wholesome food.--The term `apparently 
     wholesome food' has the meaning given the term in section 
     22(b) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1791(b)).
       ``(B) Institution of higher education.--The term 
     `institution of higher education' has the meaning given the 
     term in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
     U.S.C. 1002).
       ``(C)  Qualified direct donor.--The term `qualified direct 
     donor' means a retail food store, wholesaler, agricultural 
     producer, restaurant, caterer, school food authority, or 
     institution of higher education.
       ``(2) Guidance.--
       ``(A) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, the 
     Secretary shall issue guidance to promote awareness of 
     donations of apparently wholesome food protected under 
     section 22(c) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 
     1791(c)) by qualified direct donors in compliance with 
     applicable State and local health, food safety, and food 
     handling laws (including regulations).
       ``(B)  Issuance.--The Secretary shall encourage State 
     agencies and emergency feeding organizations to share the 
     guidance issued under subparagraph (A) with qualified direct 
     donors.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3126. Mrs. ERNST submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 4106, redesignate paragraphs (1) through (3) as 
     paragraphs (2) through (4), respectively.
       In section 4106, insert before paragraph (2) (as so 
     redesignated) the following:
       (1) in paragraph (6), by striking subparagraph (B) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(B) personnel of the State agency or, at the option of 
     the State agency, through a contract with the State agency, 
     personnel of an entity that has no direct or indirect 
     financial interest in an approved retail food store, may 
     undertake the certification under subparagraph (A) or carry 
     out any other function of the State agency under the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program, without 
     restriction by the Secretary on the use of nongovernmental 
     employees by the State agency to perform program eligibility 
     or any other administrative function to carry out that 
     program;'';
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3127. Mr. WYDEN (for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Booker, Mr. Heller, 
and Mr. Blumenthal) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125___. EXTENDING PROHIBITION ON ANIMAL FIGHTING TO 
                   UNITED STATES TERRITORIES.

       (a) In General.--Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 
     U.S.C. 2156) is amended--
       (1) by striking the section designation and heading and all 
     that follows through ``paragraph (3), it'' in subsection 
     (a)(1) and inserting the following:

     ``SEC. 26. ANIMAL FIGHTING.

       ``(a) Sponsoring or Exhibiting Animal in, Attending, or 
     Causing Underage Individual To Attend, Animal Fighting 
     Venture.--
       ``(1) Sponsoring or exhibiting.--It'';

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       (2) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3);
       (3) in subsection (c)--
       (A) by striking ``subsection (e)'' and inserting 
     ``subsection (d)''; and
       (B) by inserting ``or'' before ``promoting'';
       (4) by striking subsection (d);
       (5) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), 
     and (j) as subsections (d), (e), (i), (f), (g), and (h), 
     respectively, and moving the subsections so as to appear in 
     alphabetical order;
       (6) in subsection (e) (as so redesignated), in the third 
     sentence, by striking ``paragraph (f)'' and inserting 
     ``subsection'';
       (7) in subsection (h) (as so redesignated), by striking 
     ``(e)'' and inserting ``(d)''; and
       (8) in paragraph (3) of subsection (i) (as so 
     redesignated), by adding ``and'' at the end.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 49(a) of title 18, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``(e) of section 
     26 of the Animal Welfare Act'' and inserting ``(d) of section 
     26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3128. Mr. WYDEN (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Bennet, and Mr. 
Gardner) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 654, strike line 14 and insert the following:
     deer populations.
       ``(15) Hop plant health initiative.--Research and extension 
     grants may be made under this section for the purposes of 
     developing and disseminating science-based tools and 
     treatments to combat diseases of hops caused by the plant 
     pathogens Podosphaera macularis and Pseudoperonospora 
     humuli.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3129. Mr. WYDEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 43__. PROCUREMENT OF UNPROCESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

       Section 6(f) of the Richard B. Russell National School 
     Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1755(f)) is amended--
       (1) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Pilot 
     Project'' and inserting ``Program'';
       (2) by striking ``pilot project'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``program'';
       (3) in paragraph (1), by striking ``shall conduct'' and all 
     that follows through the period at the end and inserting 
     ``shall carry out a program to facilitate the procurement of 
     domestically grown unprocessed fruits and vegetables in not 
     fewer than 15 States receiving funds under this Act.'';
       (4) in paragraph (2), in the matter preceding subparagraph 
     (A), by inserting ``domestically grown,'' before 
     ``unprocessed'';
       (5) in paragraph (3)(B), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by striking ``1 project is'' and inserting ``2 projects 
     are'';
       (6) in paragraph (4)--
       (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) the demonstrated ability of the States to 
     competitively procure domestically grown, unprocessed fruits 
     and vegetables.''; and
       (7) in paragraph (5)--
       (A) by striking the paragraph heading and inserting 
     ``Recordkeeping, reporting requirements, and evaluation''; 
     and
       (B) in subparagraph (B)--
       (i) in clause (i), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (ii) in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(iii) the assessment of the challenges and opportunities 
     presented by the program; and
       ``(iv) the quantity of fruits and vegetables purchased from 
     in-State producers.
       ``(C) Program evaluation.--
       ``(i) In general.--Using the information provided to the 
     Secretary under subparagraphs (A) and (B), the Secretary 
     shall periodically evaluate the program--

       ``(I) to measure the impact of the program; and
       ``(II) to assess barriers to implementation of the program, 
     such as water, environmental conditions, infrastructure, 
     labor, utilities, and State and local regulations.

       ``(ii) Requirement.--In carrying out an evaluation under 
     clause (i), the Secretary shall include an evaluation of 
     schools that, before February 7, 2014, were permitted to 
     operate cash in lieu of commodities programs.
       ``(iii) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, the 
     Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the 
     results of the first evaluation under clause (i), including a 
     thorough analysis of the outcomes of the evaluation.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3130. Mr. WYDEN (for himself and Mr. Crapo) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 7212, insert the following:

     SEC. 7213. REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.

       Section 1673 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
     Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5926) is amended--
       (1) in the section heading, by inserting ``regional'' 
     before ``centers'';
       (2) by inserting ``regional'' before ``center'' each place 
     it appears;
       (3) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by inserting ``regional'' before ``centers'';
       (B) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Requirement.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, in considering proposals submitted by regional centers 
     of excellence for funding described in paragraph (1), the 
     Secretary--
       ``(A) shall review and evaluate the proposal based on a 
     regional focus; and
       ``(B) shall not decline to provide funding or rank the 
     proposal lower based on the regional focus of the 
     proposal.''; and
       (4) in subsection (c), in the subsection heading, by 
     inserting ``Regional'' before ``Centers''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3131. Ms. BALDWIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 6105, insert the following:

     SEC. 6106. WATER OR WASTE DISPOSAL GRANTS OR DIRECT OR 
                   GUARANTEED LOANS.

       (a) Assistance for Unserved and Underserved Rural 
     Communities.--Section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and 
     Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)) (as amended by 
     section 6105) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(28) Assistance for unserved and underserved rural 
     communities.--
       ``(A) Definition of unserved or underserved rural 
     community.--In this paragraph, the term `unserved or 
     underserved rural community' means a rural area that, as 
     determined by the Secretary, lacks the technical, financial, 
     organizational, and managerial capacity to adequately 
     operate, maintain, and effectively serve the population of 
     the rural area.
       ``(B) Water and waste disposal direct loans.--The Secretary 
     may make water and waste disposal direct loans under 
     paragraph (1) to eligible entities described in subparagraph 
     (C) at the interest rate applicable to areas where the median 
     family income is below the poverty line, as determined under 
     section 307(a)(3)(A), for projects for unserved or 
     underserved rural communities.
       ``(C) Eligible entities.--To be eligible to receive a 
     direct loan under subparagraph (B), an applicant shall be a 
     contiguous or local utility outside of the unserved or 
     underserved rural community to be served by the project 
     funded by the direct loan that, as determined by the 
     Secretary--
       ``(i) has a demonstrated experience and capacity in 
     delivering water programs or wastewater programs under this 
     Act;
       ``(ii) demonstrates the capacity to provide service to the 
     applicable unserved or underserved rural community;
       ``(iii) demonstrates that--

       ``(I) the project funded by the direct loan is solely for 
     the purpose of serving the applicable unserved or underserved 
     rural community; and
       ``(II) the maximum financial benefit of the assistance 
     under this paragraph will be conferred to that unserved or 
     underserved rural community; and

       ``(iv) demonstrates that the applicable unserved or 
     underserved rural community--

       ``(I) has willingly entered into a formal agreement with 
     the applicant for service by the applicant; and
       ``(II) entered into the agreement described in subclause 
     (I) with the understanding that the unserved or underserved 
     rural community is eligible for water and waste disposal 
     direct loans under paragraph (1) independently of any direct 
     loan under this paragraph.''.

       (b) Direct and Guaranteed Loans.--Section 343(a)(13)(B) of 
     the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1991(a)(13)(B)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``For the purpose'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(i) Grants and direct loans.--For the purpose'';
       (2) in clause (i) (as so designated)--
       (A) by striking ``and guaranteed''; and
       (B) by striking ``(24)'' and inserting ``(28)''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(ii) Guaranteed loans.--For the purpose of water and 
     waste disposal guaranteed loans provided under paragraphs (1) 
     and (24) of section 306(a), the terms `rural' and `rural 
     area'

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     mean a city, town, or unincorporated area that has a 
     population of not more than 50,000 inhabitants.''.
       (c) Funding of Pending Rural Development Loan and Grant 
     Applications.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall use funds made 
     available under subsection (b) to provide funds for 
     applications that are pending on the date of enactment of 
     this Act in accordance with the terms and conditions of 
     section 6029 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
     2008 (Public Law 110-246; 122 Stat. 1955).
       (2) Funding.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     beginning in fiscal year 2019, of the funds of the Commodity 
     Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this 
     section $150,000,000, to remain available until expended.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3132. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86__. REPORT ON WILDFIRE, INSECT INFESTATION, AND 
                   DISEASE PREVENTION ON FEDERAL LAND.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act and every year thereafter, the Secretary and the 
     Secretary of Interior shall submit to the Committee on 
     Agriculture and the Committee on Natural Resources of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry and the Committee on Energy and 
     Natural Resources of the Senate a joint written report on--
       (1) the number of acres of Federal land treated by the 
     Secretary and the Secretary of the Interior, as applicable, 
     for wildfire, insect infestation, or disease prevention;
       (2) the number of acres of Federal land categorized as a 
     high or extreme fire risk;
       (3) the total timber production from Federal land;
       (4) the number of acres and average fire intensity of 
     wildfires affecting Federal land treated for wildfire, insect 
     infestation, or disease prevention;
       (5) the number of acres and average fire intensity of 
     wildfires affecting Federal land not treated for wildfire, 
     insect infestation, or disease prevention; and
       (6) the Federal response time for each fire on greater than 
     25,000 acres.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3133. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 8408 and insert the following:

     SEC. 8408. DESIGNATION OF TREATMENT AREAS.

       (a) Inclusion of Invasive Vegetation in Designated 
     Treatment Areas.--Section 602 of the Healthy Forests 
     Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6591a) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``, invasive 
     vegetation,'' after ``insect''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``, invasive 
     vegetation,'' after ``insects'';
       (2) in subsection (b)(2), by inserting ``, invasive 
     vegetation,'' after ``insect'';
       (3) in subsection (c)(2), by inserting ``, or invasive 
     vegetation'' after ``Service''; and
       (4) in subsection (d)(1), by inserting ``, invasive 
     vegetation,'' after ``insect''.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations for Designation of 
     Treatment Areas.--Section 602 of the Healthy Forests 
     Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6591a) is amended by 
     striking subsection (f).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3134. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 2103, strike subsections (b) and (c) and insert 
     the following:
       (b) Specified Activities Permitted.--Section 1233(b) of the 
     Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3833(b)) is amended--
       (1) by striking paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (5);
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (4) as subparagraph (C) and 
     indenting appropriately;
       (3) by inserting before subparagraph (C) (as so 
     redesignated) the following:
       ``(B) harvesting, grazing, or other commercial use of the 
     forage, without any reduction in the rental rate, in response 
     to--
       ``(i) drought;
       ``(ii) flooding;
       ``(iii) a state of emergency caused by drought or wildfire 
     that--

       ``(I) that is declared by the Governor, in consultation 
     with the State Committee of the Farm Service Agency, of the 
     State in which the land that is subject to a contract under 
     the conservation reserve program is located;
       ``(II) that covers any part of the State or the entire 
     State; and
       ``(III) the declaration of which under subclause (I) is not 
     objected to by the Secretary during the 5 business days after 
     the date of declaration; or

       ``(iv) any other emergency, as determined by the 
     Secretary;'';
       (4) in the matter preceding subparagraph (B) (as so 
     designated), by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary'';
       (5) in paragraph (1) (as so designated)--
       (A) by inserting before subparagraph (B) (as so designated) 
     the following:
       ``(A) consistent with the conservation of soil, water 
     quality, and wildlife habitat--
       ``(i) managed harvesting and other commercial use 
     (including the managed harvesting of biomass), in exchange 
     for a reduction in the annual rental rate of 25 percent for 
     the acres covered by the activity, except that in permitting 
     those activities, the Secretary, in consultation with the 
     State technical committee established under section 1261(a) 
     for the applicable State, shall--

       ``(I) develop appropriate vegetation management 
     requirements;
       ``(II) subject harvesting to restrictions during the 
     primary nesting season for birds in the area, as determined 
     by the Secretary, in consultation with the State technical 
     committee;
       ``(III) not allow harvesting to occur more frequently than 
     once every 3 years on the same land; and
       ``(IV) not allow more than \1/3\ of the acres covered by 
     all of the conservation reserve program contracts of the 
     owner or operator to be harvested during any year; and

       ``(ii) grazing, in exchange for a reduction in the annual 
     rental rate of 25 percent for the acres covered by the 
     activity, except that in permitting that grazing, the 
     Secretary, in consultation with the State technical committee 
     established under section 1261(a) for the applicable State, 
     shall--

       ``(I) develop appropriate vegetation management 
     requirements and stocking rates, based on stocking rates 
     under the livestock forage disaster program established under 
     section 1501(c) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 
     9081(c)) (referred to in this subsection as the `livestock 
     forage disaster program'), for the land that are suitable for 
     continued grazing;
       ``(II) identify the periods during which grazing may be 
     conducted, taking into consideration regional differences, 
     such as--

       ``(aa) climate, soil type, and natural resources;
       ``(bb) the appropriate frequency and duration of grazing 
     activities; and
       ``(cc) how often during a year in which grazing is 
     permitted that grazing should be allowed to occur;

       ``(III) not allow grazing to occur more frequently than 
     once every 3 years on the same land;
       ``(IV)(aa) in the case of a conservation reserve program 
     contract that covers more than 20 acres, not allow more than 
     \1/3\ of the acres covered by all of the conservation reserve 
     program contracts of the owner or operator to be grazed 
     during any year; or

       ``(bb) in the case of a conservation reserve program 
     contract that covers less than or equal to 20 acres, allow 
     grazing on all of the land covered by the contract at 25 
     percent of the stocking rate permitted under the livestock 
     forage disaster program; and

       ``(V) allow a veteran or beginning farmer or rancher to 
     graze livestock without any reduction in the rental rate; 
     and''; and

       (B) in subparagraph (C) (as so redesignated), by striking 
     ``; and'' and inserting a period; and
       (6) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Restrictions and conditions.--Paragraph (1)(A) shall 
     be subject to the following restrictions and conditions:
       ``(A) Severe or higher intensity drought.--Land located in 
     a county that has been rated by the United States Drought 
     Monitor as having a D2 (severe drought) or greater intensity 
     for not less than 1 month during the normal grazing period 
     established under the livestock forage disaster program for 
     the 3 previous consecutive years shall be ineligible for 
     harvesting or grazing under paragraph (1)(A) for that year.
       ``(B) Damage to vegetative cover.--The Secretary, in 
     coordination with the applicable State technical committee 
     established under section 1265(a), may determine for any year 
     that harvesting or grazing under paragraph (1)(A) shall not 
     be permitted on land subject to a contract under the 
     conservation reserve program in a particular county if 
     harvesting or grazing for that year would cause long-term 
     damage to the vegetative cover on that land.
       ``(C) State acres for wildlife enhancement.--The Secretary, 
     in consultation with the State technical committee 
     established under section 1261(a) for the applicable State, 
     may allow grazing or harvesting in accordance with paragraph 
     (1)(A) on land covered by a contract enrolled under the State 
     acres for wildlife enhancement program established by the 
     Secretary or established under section 1231(j) through the 
     duration of that contract, if grazing or harvesting is 
     specifically permitted under the applicable State acres for 
     wildlife enhancement program agreement for that contract.
       ``(D) Conservation reserve enhancement program.--The 
     Secretary, in consultation with the State technical committee 
     established under section 1261(a) for the applicable State, 
     may allow grazing or harvesting

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     under paragraph (1)(A) to be conducted on land covered by a 
     contract enrolled under the conservation reserve enhancement 
     program established by the Secretary under this subchapter or 
     under section 1231A, if grazing or harvesting is specifically 
     permitted under the applicable conservation reserve 
     enhancement program agreement for that contract.''.
       (c) Harvesting and Grazing.--Section 1233 of the Food 
     Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3833) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(e) Harvesting and Grazing.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     State technical committee established under section 1261(a) 
     for the applicable State, may permit harvesting and grazing 
     in accordance with subsection (b) on any land subject to a 
     contract under the conservation reserve program.
       ``(2) Exception.--The Secretary, in coordination with the 
     applicable State technical committee established under 
     section 1261(a), may determine for any year that harvesting 
     or grazing described in paragraph (1) shall not be permitted 
     on land subject to a contract under the conservation reserve 
     program in a particular county, or under a particular 
     practice, if harvesting or grazing for that year in that 
     county or under that practice, as applicable, would cause 
     long-term damage to vegetative cover on that land.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3135. Mr. WYDEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 573, strike lines 8 and 9 and insert the following:
       ``(C) Emerging harbor projects priority.--In addition to 
     the priority given under subparagraph (B), the Secretary 
     shall give equal priority to an application for a project 
     that would increase the availability of broadband service in 
     an emerging harbor project (as defined in section 210 of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2238)), 
     without regard to whether the application is from an emerging 
     harbor project.
       ``(D) Identification of unserved communities.--
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3136. Mrs. SHAHEEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86___. FOREST INCENTIVES PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Carbon incentives contract; contract.--The term 
     ``carbon incentives contract'' or ``contract'' means a 15- to 
     30-year contract that specifies--
       (A) the eligible practices that will be undertaken;
       (B) the acreage of eligible land on which the practices 
     will be undertaken;
       (C) the agreed rate of compensation per acre;
       (D) a schedule to verify that the terms of the contract 
     have been fulfilled; and
       (E) such other terms as are determined necessary by the 
     Secretary.
       (2) Conservation easement agreement; agreement.--The term 
     ``conservation easement agreement'' or ``agreement'' means a 
     permanent conservation easement that--
       (A) covers eligible land that will not be converted for 
     development;
       (B) is enrolled under a carbon incentives contract; and
       (C) is consistent with the guidelines for--
       (i) the Forest Legacy Program established under section 7 
     of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 
     2103c), subject to the condition that an eligible practice 
     shall be considered to be a conservation value for purposes 
     of such consistency; or
       (ii) any other program approved by the Secretary for use 
     under this section to provide consistency with Federal legal 
     requirements for permanent conservation easements.
       (3) Eligible land.--The term ``eligible land'' means forest 
     land in the United States that is privately owned at the time 
     of initiation of a carbon incentives contract or conservation 
     easement agreement.
       (4) Eligible practice.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``eligible practice'' means a 
     forestry practice, including improved forest management that 
     produces marketable forest products, that is determined by 
     the Secretary to provide measurable increases in carbon 
     sequestration and storage beyond customary practices on 
     comparable land.
       (B) Inclusions.--The term ``eligible practice'' includes--
       (i) afforestation on nonforested land, such as marginal 
     crop or pasture land, windbreaks, shelterbelts, stream 
     buffers, including working land and urban forests and parks, 
     or other areas identified by the Secretary;
       (ii) reforestation on forest land impacted by wildfire, 
     pests, wind, or other stresses, including working land and 
     urban forests and parks;
       (iii) improved forest management, with appropriate 
     crediting for the carbon benefits of harvested wood products, 
     through practices such as improving regeneration after 
     harvest, planting in understocked forests, reducing 
     competition from slow-growing species, thinning to encourage 
     growth, changing rotations to increase carbon storage, 
     improving harvest efficiency or wood use; and
       (iv) such other practices as the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate.
       (5) Forest incentives program; program.--The term ``forest 
     incentives program'' or ``program'' means the forest 
     incentives program established under subsection (b)(1).
       (b) Supplemental Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in 
     United States.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a forest 
     incentives program to achieve supplemental greenhouse gas 
     emission reductions and carbon sequestration on private 
     forest land of the United States through--
       (A) carbon incentives contracts; and
       (B) conservation easement agreements.
       (2) Priority.--In selecting projects under this subsection, 
     the Secretary shall provide a priority for contracts and 
     agreements--
       (A) that sequester the most carbon on a per acre basis, 
     with appropriate crediting for the carbon benefits of 
     harvested wood products; and
       (B) that create forestry jobs or protect habitats and 
     achieve significant other environmental, economic, and social 
     benefits.
       (3) Eligibility.--
       (A) In general.--To participate in the program, an owner of 
     eligible land shall--
       (i) enter into a carbon incentives contract; and
       (ii) fulfill such other requirements as the Secretary 
     determines to be necessary.
       (B) Continued eligible practices.--An owner of eligible 
     land who has been carrying out eligible practices on the 
     eligible land shall not be barred from entering into a carbon 
     incentives contract under this subsection to continue 
     carrying out the eligible practices on the eligible land.
       (C) Duration of contract.--A contract shall be for a term 
     of not less than 15, nor more than 30, years, as determined 
     by the owner of eligible land.
       (D) Compensation under contract.--The Secretary shall 
     determine the rate of compensation per acre under the 
     contract so that the longer the term of the contract, the 
     higher rate of compensation.
       (E) Relationship to other programs.--An owner or operator 
     shall not be prohibited from participating in the program due 
     to participation of the owner or operator in other Federal or 
     State conservation assistance programs.
       (4) Compliance.--In developing regulations for carbon 
     incentives contracts under this subsection, the Secretary 
     shall specify requirements to address whether the owner of 
     eligible land has completed contract and agreement 
     requirements.
       (c) Incentive Payments.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall provide to owners of 
     eligible land financial incentive payments for--
       (A) eligible practices that measurably increase carbon 
     sequestration and storage over a designated period on 
     eligible land, with appropriate crediting for the carbon 
     benefits of harvested wood products, as specified through a 
     carbon incentives contract; and
       (B) subject to paragraph (2), conservation easements on 
     eligible land covered under a conservation easement 
     agreement.
       (2) Compensation.--The Secretary shall determine the amount 
     of compensation to be provided under a contract under this 
     subsection based on the emissions reductions obtained or 
     avoided and the duration of the reductions, with due 
     consideration to prevailing carbon pricing as determined by 
     any relevant or State compliance offset programs.
       (3) No conservation easement agreement required.--
     Eligibility for financial incentive payments under a carbon 
     incentives contract described in paragraph (1)(A) shall not 
     require a conservation easement agreement.
       (d) Regulations.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue regulations 
     that specify eligible practices and related compensation 
     rates, standards, and guidelines as the basis for entering 
     into the program with owners of eligible land.
       (e) Set-Aside of Funds for Certain Purposes.--
       (1) In general.--At the discretion of the Secretary, a 
     portion of program funds made available under this program 
     for a fiscal year may be used--
       (A) to develop forest carbon modeling and methodologies 
     that will improve the projection of carbon gains for any 
     forest practices made eligible under the program;
       (B) to provide additional incentive payments for specified 
     management activities that increase the adaptive capacity of 
     land under a carbon incentives contract; and
       (C) for the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program of the 
     Forest Service to develop improved measurement and monitoring 
     of forest carbon stocks.
       (2) Program components.--In establishing the program, the 
     Secretary shall provide that funds provided under this 
     section shall not be substituted for, or otherwise used as a 
     basis for reducing, funding authorized or appropriated under 
     other programs to compensate owners of eligible land for 
     activities that are not covered under the program.

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       (f) Program Measurement, Monitoring, Verification, and 
     Reporting.--
       (1) Measurement, monitoring, and verification.--The 
     Secretary shall establish and implement protocols that 
     provide monitoring and verification of compliance with the 
     terms of contracts and agreements.
       (2) Reporting requirement.--At least annually, the 
     Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that contains--
       (A) an estimate of annual and cumulative reductions 
     achieved as a result of the program, determined using 
     standardized measures, including measures of economic 
     efficiency;
       (B) a summary of any changes to the program that will be 
     made as a result of program measurement, monitoring, and 
     verification;
       (C) the total number of acres enrolled in the program by 
     method; and
       (D) a State-by-State summary of the data.
       (3) Availability of report.--Each report required by this 
     subsection shall be available to the public through the 
     website of the Department of Agriculture.
       (4) Program adjustments.--At least once every 2 years the 
     Secretary shall adjust eligible practices and compensation 
     rates for future carbon incentives contracts based on the 
     results of monitoring under paragraph (1) and reporting under 
     paragraph (2), if determined necessary by the Secretary.
       (5) Estimating carbon benefits.--Any modeling, methodology, 
     or protocol resource developed under this section--
       (A) shall be suitable for estimating carbon benefits 
     associated with eligible practices for the purpose of 
     incentives under this section; and
       (B) may be used for netting by States or emission sources 
     under Federal programs relating to carbon emissions.
       (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as are 
     necessary.

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125___. MATERIAL CHOICES IN BUILDINGS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL 
                   GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REDUCTIONS IN UNITED 
                   STATES.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Eligible building.--The term ``eligible building'' 
     means a nonresidential building used for commercial or State 
     or local government purposes.
       (2) Eligible product.--The term ``eligible product'' means 
     a commercial or industrial product, such as an intermediate, 
     feedstock, or end product (other than food or feed), that is 
     composed in whole or in part of biological products, 
     including renewable agricultural and forestry materials used 
     as structural building material.
       (3) Program.--The term ``program'' means the greenhouse gas 
     incentives program established under this section.
       (b) Supplemental Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in 
     Buildings.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a greenhouse 
     gas incentives program to achieve supplemental greenhouse gas 
     emission reductions from material choices in buildings, based 
     on the lifecycle assessment of the building materials.
       (2) Financial incentive payments.--The Secretary shall 
     provide to owners of eligible buildings incentive payments 
     for the use of eligible products in buildings for 
     sequestering carbon based on a lifecycle assessment of the 
     structural assemblies, as compared to a model building as a 
     result of using eligible products in substitution for more 
     energy-intensive materials in--
       (A) new construction; or
       (B) building renovation.
       (c) Program Requirements.--
       (1) Applications.--To be eligible to participate in the 
     program, the owner of an eligible building shall submit to 
     the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, 
     and containing such information as the Secretary may require.
       (2) Components.--In establishing the program, the Secretary 
     shall require that payments for activities under the program 
     shall be--
       (A) established at a rate not to exceed the net estimated 
     benefit an owner of an eligible building would receive for 
     similar practices under any federally established carbon 
     offset program, taking into consideration the costs 
     associated with the issuance of credits and compliance with 
     reversal provisions;
       (B) provided to owners of eligible buildings demonstrating 
     at least a 20-percent reduction in carbon emissions 
     potential, based on a lifecycle assessment of the structural 
     assemblies, as compared to the structural assemblies of a 
     model building, subject to the requirements that--
       (i) the Secretary shall identify a model baseline 
     nonresidential building--

       (I) of common size and function; and
       (II) having a service life of not less than 60 years; and

       (ii) applicants shall evaluate the carbon emissions 
     potential of the baseline building and the proposed building 
     using the same lifecycle assessment software tool and data 
     sets, which shall be compliant with the document numbered ISO 
     14044; and
       (C) provided on certification by the owner of an eligible 
     building and verification by the Secretary, after 
     consultation with the Secretary of Energy, that--
       (i) the eligible building meets the requirements of the 
     applicable State commercial building energy efficiency code 
     (as in effect on the date of the applicable permit of the 
     eligible building); and
       (ii) the State has made the certification required pursuant 
     to section 304 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 6833).
       (3) Incentive payments.--A participant in the program shall 
     receive payment under the program on completion of 
     construction or renovation of the applicable eligible 
     building.
       (d) Reports.--Not less frequently than once each year, the 
     Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that contains--
       (1) an estimate of annual and cumulative reductions 
     achieved as a result of the program--
       (A) determined by using lifecycle assessment software that 
     is compliant with the document numbered ISO 14044; and
       (B) expressed in terms of the total number of cars removed 
     from the road;
       (2) a summary of any changes to the program that will be 
     made as a result of past implementation of the program; and
       (3) the total number of buildings under carbon incentives 
     contracts as of the date of the report.
       (e) Analytical Requirements.--For purposes of this 
     section--
       (1) any carbon emissions potential calculation shall--
       (A) be performed in accordance with standard lifecycle 
     assessment practice; and
       (B) include removal and sequestration of carbon dioxide 
     from the use of biobased products, as well as recycled 
     content materials;
       (2) a full lifecycle assessment shall be conducted taking 
     into consideration all lifecycle stages, including--
       (A) resource extraction and processing;
       (B) product manufacturing;
       (C) onsite construction of assemblies;
       (D) transportation;
       (E) maintenance and replacement cycles over an assumed 
     eligible building service life of 60 years; and
       (F) demolition;
       (3) structural assemblies shall be considered to include 
     columns, beams, girders, purlins, floor deck, roof, and 
     structural envelope elements;
       (4) primary materials shall be considered to include common 
     products used as the structural system, such as wood, steel, 
     concrete, or masonry; and
       (5) the effects of recycling, reuse, or energy recovery 
     beyond the boundaries of an applicable study system shall not 
     be taken in account.
       (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out 
     this section.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3137. Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Ms. Collins, and Mr. King) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 9112 and insert the following:

     SEC. 9112. COMMUNITY WOOD ENERGY AND WOOD INNOVATION PROGRAM.

       Section 9013 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8113) is amended to read as follows:

     ``SEC. 9013. COMMUNITY WOOD ENERGY AND WOOD INNOVATION 
                   PROGRAM.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Community wood energy system.--
       ``(A) In general.--The term `community wood energy system' 
     means an energy system that--
       ``(i) produces useful--

       ``(I) thermal energy; or
       ``(II) combined thermal energy and electricity, where 
     thermal energy is the primary energy produced;

       ``(ii) services--

       ``(I) public facilities owned or operated by State or local 
     governments, including schools, town halls, libraries, and 
     other public buildings; or
       ``(II) private or nonprofit facilities, including 
     commercial and business facilities, such as hospitals, office 
     buildings, apartment buildings, and manufacturing and 
     industrial buildings; and

       ``(iii) uses woody biomass, including residuals from wood 
     processing facilities, as the primary fuel.
       ``(B) Inclusions.--The term `community wood energy system' 
     includes--
       ``(i) single facility central heating systems;
       ``(ii) district heating systems serving multiple buildings;
       ``(iii) combined heat and electric systems, where thermal 
     energy is the primary energy produced; and
       ``(iv) other related biomass energy systems, as determined 
     by the Secretary.
       ``(2) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means--
       ``(A) a State;
       ``(B) a local government;
       ``(C) a nonprofit entity; or
       ``(D) a private commercial entity.
       ``(3) Eligible project.--The term `eligible project' means 
     a project described in subsection (b)(2).
       ``(4) Innovative wood product facility.--The term 
     `innovative wood product facility' means a manufacturing or 
     processing plant or mill that produces--

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       ``(A) building components or systems that use large 
     panelized wood construction, including mass timber;
       ``(B) wood products derived from nanotechnology or other 
     new technology processes, as determined by the Secretary; or
       ``(C) other innovative wood products that use wood that is 
     low-value and low-quality, as determined by the Secretary 
     (referred to in this section as `low-value, low-quality 
     wood').
       ``(5) Mass timber.--The term `mass timber' includes--
       ``(A) cross-laminated timber;
       ``(B) nail laminated timber;
       ``(C) glue laminated timber;
       ``(D) laminated strand lumber; and
       ``(E) laminated veneer lumber.
       ``(6) Secretary.--The term Secretary means the Secretary, 
     acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.
       ``(b) Grant Program.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a program, 
     to be known as the `Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation 
     Program', to provide to eligible entities grants to carry out 
     eligible projects described in paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Eligible projects.--
       ``(A) In general.--An eligible entity that receives a grant 
     under paragraph (1) shall use the grant to install a 
     community wood energy system or to build an innovative wood 
     product facility in an area in which the market for low-
     value, low-quality wood used by the community wood energy 
     system or innovative wood product facility has declined.
       ``(B) Limitation.--An eligible entity that receives a grant 
     under paragraph (1) may only use the grant to install a 
     community wood energy system that does not exceed a nameplate 
     capacity of 10 megawatts of thermal energy or combined 
     thermal and electric energy.
       ``(3) Selection of grant recipients.--
       ``(A) Applications.--An eligible entity desiring a grant 
     under paragraph (1) shall submit to the Secretary an 
     application at such time, in such manner, and containing such 
     information as the Secretary may require, including a 
     detailed plan that describes the engineering and design work 
     to be carried out for the proposed eligible project.
       ``(B) Selection.--The Secretary shall award grants under 
     paragraph (1) on a competitive basis, taking into account--
       ``(i) the energy efficiency of the proposed eligible 
     project;
       ``(ii) the cost effectiveness of the proposed eligible 
     project;
       ``(iii) whether the proposed eligible project represents 
     best-in-class commercially available technology;
       ``(iv) whether the applicant has demonstrated a high 
     likelihood of the eligible project succeeding, as 
     demonstrated in the plan required as part of the application 
     under subparagraph (A); and
       ``(v) other technical, economic, conservation, and 
     environmental criteria that the Secretary considers 
     appropriate.
       ``(C) Prioritization.--In selecting eligible entities for 
     grants under subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall give 
     priority to applicants proposing eligible projects that--
       ``(i) are located in areas in which markets are needed for 
     the low-value, low-quality wood;
       ``(ii) are located in areas with limited access to natural 
     gas pipelines;
       ``(iii) include the use or retrofitting of existing sawmill 
     facilities located in counties in which the average annual 
     unemployment rate exceeded the national average unemployment 
     rate by greater than 1 percent in the previous calendar year; 
     or
       ``(iv) are located in areas in which markets will aid with 
     forest restoration.
       ``(c) Funding Requirements.--
       ``(1) Cap on capital costs.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     the total installed capital cost of an eligible project that 
     receives a grant under subsection (b)(1) shall not exceed 
     $1,000,000.
       ``(B) Exception.--The Secretary may award a grant to an 
     eligible entity for an eligible project the total installed 
     capital cost of which exceeds the cap described in 
     subparagraph (A) but does not exceed $1,500,000 if, as 
     determined by the Secretary, special circumstances warrant 
     such a grant, such as the eligible project being carried out 
     at a school or hospital located in a low-income community.
       ``(2) Cost-sharing requirements.--
       ``(A) Federal share.--
       ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in clause (ii), the 
     Federal share of the installed capital cost of an eligible 
     project carried out by an eligible entity that receives a 
     grant under subsection (b)(1) shall be not greater than 35 
     percent.
       ``(ii) Exception.--The Federal share of the installed 
     capital cost of an eligible project carried out by an 
     eligible entity that receives a grant under subsection (b)(1) 
     may be not greater than 50 percent if the Secretary 
     determines that special circumstances warrant such a Federal 
     share, such as the eligible project being carried out at a 
     school or hospital located in a low-income community.
       ``(B) Non-federal share.--The non-Federal share of the 
     installed capital cost of an eligible project carried out by 
     an eligible entity that receives a grant under subsection 
     (b)(1) shall be not less than the Federal share provided 
     under clause (i) or (ii) of subparagraph (A), as applicable.
       ``(d) Report to Congress.--Not later than December 31, 
     2019, and not less frequently than once every 2 years 
     thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, the 
     Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Agriculture of the 
     House of Representatives a report that--
       ``(1) analyzes the impact of the Community Wood Energy and 
     Wood Innovation Program on supporting market investments in 
     low-value, low-quality wood; and
       ``(2) identifies specific opportunities and measures 
     necessary to enhance support for low-value, low-quality wood.
       ``(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       ``(1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
     to the Secretary to carry out this section $25,000,000 for 
     each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023, to remain available 
     until expended.
       ``(2) Limitation.--The Secretary may use not greater than 
     25 percent of amounts made available under paragraph (1) to 
     make grants to eligible entities to build innovative wood 
     product facilities, unless the Secretary has received no 
     other appropriate applications for grants to install 
     community wood energy systems.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3138. Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself and Mr. Flake) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XI, add the following:

     SEC. 11___. LIMITATION ON PAYMENT OF PORTION OF PREMIUM BY 
                   CORPORATION.

       Section 508(e) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1508(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(9) Limitation.--
       ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this title, the total amount of premium paid by the 
     Corporation on behalf of a person or legal entity, directly 
     or indirectly, with respect to all policies issued to the 
     person or legal entity under this title for a crop year shall 
     be limited to a maximum of $125,000.
       ``(B) Relationship to other law.--To the maximum extent 
     practicable, the Corporation shall carry out this paragraph 
     in accordance with section 1001 of the Food Security Act of 
     1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3139. Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Alexander, Mr. 
Casey, Ms. Collins, Mr. Coons, Mr. Corker, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Flake, 
Ms. Hassan, Mr. Heller, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Markey, Mr. McCain, 
Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Portman, Mr. Warner, and Ms. Warren) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1301 (relating to the sugar program) and 
     insert the following:

     SEC. 1301. SUGAR PROGRAM.

       (a) Loan Rates.--Section 156 of the Federal Agriculture 
     Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7272) is amended 
     by striking subsections (a) and (b) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(a) Sugarcane.--The Secretary shall make loans available 
     to processors of domestically grown sugarcane at a rate equal 
     to--
       ``(1) 18.75 cents per pound for raw cane sugar for the 2018 
     crop year; and
       ``(2) 18.00 cents per pound for raw cane sugar for the 2019 
     through 2023 crop years.
       ``(b) Sugar Beets.--The Secretary shall make loans 
     available to processors of domestically grown sugar beets at 
     a rate equal to 128.5 percent of the loan rate per pound of 
     raw cane sugar for the applicable crop year under subsection 
     (a) for each of the 2018 through 2023 crop years.''.
       (b) Avoiding Forfeitures While Ensuring Adequate Supplies 
     at Reasonable Prices.--Section 156(f) of the Federal 
     Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 
     7272(f)) is amended--
       (1) in the subsection heading, by inserting ``While 
     Ensuring Adequate Supplies at Reasonable Prices'' after 
     ``Forfeitures''; and
       (2) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``ensure adequate 
     supplies of sugar at reasonable prices and'' after ``shall''.
       (c) Effective Period.--Section 156(i) of the Federal 
     Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 
     7272(i)) is amended by striking ``2018'' and inserting 
     ``2023''.

     SEC. 1302. ADMINISTRATION OF TARIFF-RATE QUOTAS.

       Part VII of subtitle B of title III of the Agricultural 
     Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359aa et seq.) is amended 
     to read as follows:

                           ``PART VII--SUGAR

     ``SEC. 359. ADMINISTRATION OF TARIFF-RATE QUOTAS.

       ``(a) Establishment.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, at the beginning

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     of fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year thereafter through 
     the end of the effective period described in subsection (d), 
     the Secretary shall establish the tariff-rate quotas for raw 
     cane sugar and refined sugar to provide adequate supplies of 
     sugar at reasonable prices, but at no less than the minimum 
     level necessary to comply with obligations under 
     international trade agreements that have been approved by 
     Congress.
       ``(b) Adjustment Authority.--The Secretary shall adjust 
     tariff-rate quotas established under subsection (a) in such a 
     manner as to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that 
     stocks of raw cane and refined beet sugar are adequate 
     throughout the crop year to meet the needs of the 
     marketplace, including the efficient utilization of cane 
     refining capacity.
       ``(c) Transfer of Quota Shares.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall promulgate 
     regulations that--
       ``(A) promote full use of the tariff-rate quotas for raw 
     cane sugar and refined sugar and ensure adequate supplies for 
     cane refiners in the United States; and
       ``(B) provide that any country that has been allocated a 
     share of the quotas may temporarily transfer all or part of 
     the share to any other country that has also been allocated a 
     share of the quotas.
       ``(2) Transfers voluntary.--Any transfer under this 
     subsection shall be valid only pursuant to a voluntary 
     agreement between the transferor and the transferee, 
     consistent with procedures established by the Secretary.
       ``(3) Limitations on transfers with respect to fiscal 
     year.--
       ``(A) In general.--Any transfer under this subsection shall 
     be valid only for the duration of the fiscal year during 
     which the transfer is made.
       ``(B) Following fiscal year.--No transfer under this 
     subsection shall affect the share of the quota allocated to 
     the transferor or transferee for the following fiscal year.
       ``(d) Effective Period.--This section shall be effective 
     for fiscal years only through the 2023 crop year for 
     sugar.''.

       Strike section 9109 (relating to the feedstock flexibility 
     program for bioenergy producers) and insert the following:

     SEC. 9109. FEEDSTOCK FLEXIBILITY PROGRAM FOR BIOENERGY 
                   PRODUCERS TERMINATION.

       Section 9010 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8110) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(c) Termination.--The Secretary may not carry out the 
     feedstock flexibility program under subsection (b) for the 
     2019 or subsequent crops of eligible commodities.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3140. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title IV, insert the following:

     SEC. 4__. SENIORS FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Section 4402(e) of the Farm Security and 
     Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007(e)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
     Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Maximum amount.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law (including regulations), the maximum amount of 
     benefits an individual is eligible to receive under the 
     program under this section shall be $100 per year.''.
       (b) Regulation Limitation Invalid.--Effective beginning on 
     the date of enactment of this Act, the $50 maximum Federal 
     benefit limitation contained in section 249.8(b) of title 7, 
     Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on that date of 
     enactment), shall have no force or effect.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3141. Mr. COTTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 4103(a)(1), redesignate subparagraphs (A) and 
     (B) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively.
       In section 4103(a)(1), insert before subparagraph (B) (as 
     so redesignated) the following:
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``over the age of 15 and under the age of 60'' and inserting 
     ``over the age of 18 and under the age of 62'';
       (II) in clause (iv), by inserting ``, in accordance with 
     subparagraph (D)(iii)'' before the semicolon;
       (III) in clause (v)(II), by striking ``30 hours per week; 
     or'' and inserting ``80 hours per month for a period of not 
     fewer than 300 days during a calendar year;''; and
       (IV) in clause (vi), by striking ``20.'' and inserting the 
     following: ``20; or

       ``(vii) fails to secure income or earnings of at least $736 
     per month, as indexed for United States dollar inflation from 
     the date of enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 
     2018 (as measured by the Consumer Price Index), for a period 
     of not fewer than 300 days during a calendar year.'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (C)--

       (I) in each of clauses (i) through (iii), by inserting 
     ``during a single, short-term period'' after ``program under 
     subparagraph (A)'' each place it appears;
       (II) in each of clauses (i) and (ii), by redesignating 
     subclauses (I) through (III) as items (aa) through (cc), 
     respectively, and indenting the items appropriately;
       (III) in clause (iii), by redesignating subclauses (I) 
     through (IV) as items (aa) through (dd), respectively, and 
     indenting the items appropriately;
       (IV) by redesignating clauses (i) through (iii) as 
     subclauses (II) through (IV), respectively, and indenting the 
     subclauses appropriately;
       (V) by inserting before subclause (II) (as so redesignated) 
     the following:

       ``(i) Single, short-term period.--

       ``(I) Definition of single, short-term period.--In this 
     clause, the term `single, short-term period' means a period 
     of not more than 90 consecutive days during any 1 calendar 
     year.''; and
       (VI) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(ii) Longer-term period.--

       ``(I) In general.--An individual who becomes ineligible to 
     participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program 
     under subparagraph (A) for a period of longer than 90 
     consecutive days during a single calendar year shall remain 
     ineligible to participate in that program for the duration of 
     that calendar year.
       ``(II) Reapplication.--An individual who is ineligible to 
     participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program 
     under subclause (I) for the duration of a calendar year may 
     submit an application to participate in the program beginning 
     on January 1 of the following calendar year.''; and

       (iii) in subparagraph (D)(iii)--

       (I) in the clause heading, by striking ``Determination by'' 
     and inserting ``Authority of'';
       (II) in subclause (II), by striking ``may not use a 
     meaning'' and inserting the following: ``may not--

       ``(aa) establish any standard or requirement that is less 
     stringent than a comparable standard or requirement in effect 
     under this subsection; or
       ``(bb) use a meaning''; and

       (III) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(III) Reporting and evaluations.--Each State agency shall 
     establish procedures by which, not less frequently than once 
     each month--

       ``(aa) individuals in the applicable State who are 
     receiving benefits under the supplemental nutrition 
     assistance program shall submit to the State agency 
     documentation sufficient to demonstrate compliance with the 
     work requirements of this subsection; and
       ``(bb) the State agency shall evaluate the activities 
     carried out by individuals to achieve compliance with those 
     requirements.

       ``(IV) Effect of subsection.--Nothing in this subsection 
     prevents a State agency from establishing a standard, 
     requirement, meaning, procedure, or determination that is 
     more stringent than a comparable standard, requirement, 
     meaning, procedure, or determination in effect under this 
     subsection.'';

       In section 4103(a)(1), in subparagraph (B) (as so 
     redesignated), strike clauses (iii) and (iv) and insert the 
     following:
       (iii) by striking ``(E) employed'' and all that follows 
     through ``half-time basis.'' and inserting the following:
       ``(v) for a period of not fewer than 300 days during a 
     calendar year--

       ``(I) employed a minimum of 80 hours per month; or
       ``(II) receiving monthly earnings equal to not less than 
     $736, as indexed for United States dollar inflation from the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 
     (as measured by the Consumer Price Index);

       ``(vi) an elderly or disabled member of a household;
       ``(vii) a woman who--

       ``(I) is pregnant; or
       ``(II) gave birth during the preceding 60-day period;

       ``(viii) certified by a medical professional as being--

       ``(I) incapacitated in the short term, including due to an 
     acute medical condition; or
       ``(II) mentally or physically unfit to meet applicable work 
     requirements; or

       ``(ix) during the period beginning on the date of enactment 
     of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and ending on 
     December 31, 2018, under the age of 30.'';
       In section 4103(a)(1), in subparagraph (B) (as so 
     redesignated), redesignate clauses (v) through (ix) as 
     clauses (iv) through (viii), respectively.
       In section 4103(a)(1), in subparagraph (C) (as so 
     redesignated), strike ``(as amended by subparagraph (A))'' 
     and inserting ``(as amended by subparagraphs (A) and (B))''.
       In section 4103(b)(2), redesignate subparagraphs (D) and 
     (E) as subparagraphs (E) and (F), respectively.
       In section 4103(b)(2), insert after subparagraph (C) the 
     following:
       (D) by inserting after subclause (IX) (as so redesignated) 
     the following:

       ``(X) A community service program.'';

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       In section 4103(b)(3), strike subparagraph (C) and insert 
     the following:
       (C) adding at the end the following:
       ``(iii) Application to workforce partnerships.--To the 
     extent that a State agency requires an individual to 
     participate in an employment and training program, the State 
     agency shall consider an individual participating in a 
     workforce partnership to be in compliance with the employment 
     and training requirements.
       ``(iv) E-verify.--The Secretary shall not approve an 
     employment and training program of a State agency unless the 
     Secretary determines that the employment and training program 
     establishes and enforces a requirement that each participant 
     in the employment and training program shall be permitted to 
     engage in employment in the United States on the basis of the 
     status of the participant, as determined under the employment 
     verification system in effect under section 274A of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a).'';
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3142. Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself, Ms. Warren, Ms. Harris, Mr. 
Booker, Mr. Sanders, and Mr. Murphy) submitted an amendment intended to 
be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and 
continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of 
Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 41__. CALCULATION OF PROGRAM BENEFITS WITH REFERENCE TO 
                   LOW-COST FOOD PLAN.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 3 of the Food and Nutrition Act 
     of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(w) Low-Cost Food Plan.--
       ``(1) In general.--The term `low-cost food plan' means the 
     diet required to feed a family of 4 persons, consisting of a 
     man and a woman 19 through 50 years old, a child 6 through 8 
     years old, and a child 9 through 11 years old, at a cost that 
     is in the second quartile of food expenditures for those 
     families in the United States, as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       ``(2) Uniform use for small households including 
     children.--Subject to paragraph (3), the Secretary shall use 
     the cost of the diet determined under paragraph (1) as the 
     basis for uniform allotments for all small households that 
     include 1 or more children not less than 5 and not greater 
     than 17 years old (as determined on the first day of each 
     month), regardless of the composition of such a household.
       ``(3) Adjustments.--In determining the diet under paragraph 
     (1), the Secretary shall--
       ``(A) make household-size adjustments (based on the 
     unrounded cost of the diet), taking into account economies of 
     scale;
       ``(B) make cost adjustments in the diet for the State of 
     Hawaii and the urban and rural parts of the State of Alaska 
     to reflect the cost of food in the State of Hawaii and urban 
     and rural parts of the State of Alaska;
       ``(C) make cost adjustments in the separate low-cost food 
     plans for Guam and the United States Virgin Islands to 
     reflect the cost of food in those States, which shall not 
     exceed the cost of food in the 50 States and the District of 
     Columbia; and
       ``(D) on October 1, 2018, and each October 1 thereafter--
       ``(i) adjust the cost of the diet to reflect the cost of 
     the diet in the preceding June; and
       ``(ii) round the cost determined under clause (i) to the 
     nearest lower dollar increment.''.
       (b) Value of Allotment.--Section 8 of the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2017) is amended--
       (1) by striking the section heading and all that follows 
     through ``(a) The value'' and inserting the following:

     ``SEC. 8. VALUE OF ALLOTMENT.

       ``(a) In General.--
       ``(1) Determination of allotment.--Subject to paragraphs 
     (2) and (3), the value''; and
       (2) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1) (as so designated), by striking 
     ``dollar: Provided, That for households'' and inserting the 
     following: ``dollar.
       ``(2) Minimum allotment.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), for a 
     household'';
       (B) in paragraph (2) (as so designated), by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(B) Small households including children.--For a household 
     of 1 or 2 persons, not fewer than 1 of which is a child not 
     less than 5 and not greater than 17 years old (as determined 
     on the first day of each month), the minimum allotment shall 
     be 8 percent of the cost of the low-cost food plan for a 
     household containing 1 member, as determined by the Secretary 
     under section 3, rounded to the nearest whole dollar 
     increment.''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Additional allotment for certain households including 
     children.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2)(B), in the case 
     of a household that includes 1 or more children not less than 
     5 and not greater than 17 years old (as determined on the 
     first day of each month), a State agency shall issue an 
     additional allotment to the household in an amount (rounded 
     to the nearest lower whole dollar) equal to the sum of each 
     of the amounts determined under subparagraph (B).
       ``(B) Calculation of allotment.--The amount of an 
     additional allotment determined by the Secretary under 
     subparagraph (A) shall be an amount equal to the difference 
     (rounded to the nearest lower whole dollar) between--
       ``(i) the product obtained by multiplying--

       ``(I) the amount determined under paragraph (1), except by 
     substituting `thrifty food plan' in that paragraph with `low-
     cost food plan'; and
       ``(II) the quotient obtained by dividing--

       ``(aa) the number of children described in subparagraph 
     (A); by
       ``(bb) the number of members of the household; and
       ``(ii) the product obtained by multiplying--

       ``(I) the amount determined under paragraph (1); and
       ``(II) the quotient obtained by dividing--

       ``(aa) the number of children described in subparagraph 
     (A); by
       ``(bb) the number of members of the household.''.
       (c) Tolerance Level for Excluding Small Errors.--Section 
     16(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2025(c)(1)(A)(ii)) is amended--
       (1) in subclause (I), by striking ``for fiscal year 2014, 
     at an amount not greater than $37'' and inserting ``for 
     fiscal year 2018, at an amount not greater than $50''; and
       (2) in subclause (II), by striking ``June 30, 2013'' and 
     inserting ``June 30, 2018'';
       (d) Consolidated Block Grants for Puerto Rico and American 
     Samoa.--Section 19(a)(2)(A) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 2028(a)(2)(A)) is amended--
       (1) in clause (i) by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in clause (ii)--
       (A) by striking ``each fiscal year thereafter'' and 
     inserting ``each of fiscal years 2004 through 2018''; and
       (B) by striking the period at the end and inserting a 
     semicolon; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(iii) for fiscal year 2019, $2,011,992,716; and
       ``(iv) subject to the availability of appropriations under 
     section 18(a), for fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year 
     thereafter, the amount determined under clause (iii), as 
     adjusted by the percentage by which the thrifty plan has been 
     adjusted under section 3(u)(4) between June 30, 2019, and 
     June 30 of the immediately preceding fiscal year.''.
       (e) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made 
     by this section take effect on October 1, 2018.
       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. GLOBAL INTANGIBLE LOW-TAXED INCOME ON A COUNTRY-
                   BY-COUNTRY BASIS.

       (a) In General.--Section 951A of the Internal Revenue Code 
     of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(g) Determination of Global Intangible Low-taxed Income 
     on a Country-by-country Rather Than Aggregate Basis.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this section, the global intangible low-taxed income of any 
     United States shareholder for any taxable year shall be 
     determined separately with respect to each foreign country by 
     taking into account such shareholder's pro rata share of net 
     CFC tested income and net deemed tangible income return which 
     is properly allocable to such foreign country.
       ``(2) Application.--The Secretary shall take such actions 
     as are necessary to provide for the application of this 
     section, and any provision of this title to which this 
     section relates, on a country-by-country rather than an 
     aggregate basis.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
     shall apply to taxable years of foreign corporations 
     beginning after December 31, 2017, and to taxable years of 
     United States shareholders in which or with which such 
     taxable years of foreign corporations end.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3143. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:
       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED FOOD DISCLOSURE STANDARD.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 291(1)(A) of the Agricultural 
     Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1639(1)(A)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``and'' at the end and inserting ``or'';
       (2) by striking ``modified through in vitro'' and inserting 
     the following: ``modified through--
       ``(i) in vitro''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(ii) any other technique for the process of modification 
     of genetic material, including Clustered Regularly 
     Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) and 
     ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi); and''.
       (b) Applicability.--Section 292 of the Agricultural 
     Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1639a) is amended by striking 
     subsection (c) and inserting the following:
       ``(c) Application to Foods.--This subtitle shall apply to 
     any food that--

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       ``(1) is bioengineered; or
       ``(2) contains an ingredient that is bioengineered.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3144. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 63__. RURAL ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS.

       Section 6407 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8107a) (as amended by section 6302) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (ii) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; or''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) an entity comparable to an entity described in any of 
     subparagraphs (A) through (C) that the Secretary determines 
     provides energy efficiency services to rural consumers.'';
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) by striking ``The term'' and inserting the following:
       ``(A) In general.--The term''; and
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Inclusion.--The term `energy efficiency measures' 
     includes the replacement of a manufactured home with another 
     manufactured home if the eligible entity determines that the 
     replacement would be cost-effective in increasing energy 
     efficiency.'';
       (C) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs 
     (4) and (5), respectively;
       (D) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) Manufactured home.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), the term 
     `manufactured home' has the meaning given the term in section 
     982.4(b) of title 24, Code of Federal Regulations (or 
     successor regulations).
       ``(B) Requirement.--The term `manufactured home' includes 
     only an owner-occupied manufactured home that is located on 
     land--
       ``(i) that is owned by the owner of the manufactured home; 
     or
       ``(ii) for which the owner of the manufactured home has a 
     long-term lease arrangement that--

       ``(I) is not less than 2 years longer than the term of the 
     applicable loan under this section; and
       ``(II) includes a predetermined rental rate agreement.''; 
     and

       (E) in paragraph (4) (as so redesignated), by striking 
     ``served by'' and inserting ``located in the service area 
     of''; and
       (2) in subsection (d)(1)(B), by inserting ``(or not more 
     than 20 years in the case of a loan for the replacement of a 
     manufactured home with another manufactured home)'' after 
     ``10 years''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3145. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 1706, insert the following:

     SEC. 1707. STORAGE FACILITY LOANS FOR ORGANIC CROPS.

       Section 1614(b)(3) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy 
     Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8789(b)(3)) is amended by inserting 
     ``(taking into account the applicable contract, organic, 
     local, or other price of the commodity being stored under the 
     loan)'' after ``loan''.
       After section 11108, insert the following:

     SEC. 11109. PRICE ELECTIONS FOR ORGANIC CROPS.

       Section 508(c)(6)(D)(ii) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act 
     (7 U.S.C. 1508(c)(6)(D)(ii)) is amended--
       (1) in subclause (III), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) by redesignating subclause (IV) as subclause (VI); and
       (3) by inserting after subclause (III) the following:

       ``(IV) whether a maximum contract price under a contract or 
     contract price addendum--

       ``(aa) improperly limits the ability of an organic producer 
     to manage risk; and
       ``(bb) should be raised or eliminated;

       ``(V) for each State, data on the total number of crop 
     insurance policies or plans of insurance purchased for 
     certified organic or transitional land that shall--

       ``(aa) be organized by type of policy or plan of insurance 
     and type of crop; and
       ``(bb) include information on loss ratios, coverage levels, 
     and any other relevant factor, as determined by the 
     Corporation; and''.
       In paragraph (7) (as redesignated by section 11122(2)) of 
     section 522(c) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1522(c)), in subparagraph (E) (as added by section 11122(3)), 
     strike clause (ii)(II) and insert the following:

       ``(II) allowing a waiver to expand operations, especially 
     for--

       ``(aa) small and beginning farmers; and
       ``(bb) operations that have recently obtained access to a 
     premium market, such as the organic market;
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3146. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED FOOD DISCLOSURE STANDARD.

       Section 293(d) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 
     U.S.C. 1639b(d)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (4), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(6) all on-package, electronic, digital, or telephone 
     disclosure language uses commonly used terms, such as `GMO', 
     `genetically modified', or `genetically engineered'; and
       ``(7) each food manufacturer or other entity subject to 
     regulations promulgated in accordance with this section, for 
     the purpose of complying with those regulations with respect 
     to salmon, finfish, or other foods produced with 
     bioengineering, may choose to use `bioengineered', 
     `genetically engineered', or `genetically modified' in the 
     disclosure language for the food.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3147. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 2503, redesignate subsections (c) through (f) as 
     subsections (d) through (g), respectively.
       In section 2503, insert after subsection (b) the following:
       (c) Encouragement of Pollinator Habitat Development and 
     Protection.--Section 1244(h) of the Food Security Act of 1985 
     (16 U.S.C. 3844(h)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) the development of a conservation and recovery plan 
     for protection of pollinators through conservation biological 
     control or practices and strategies to integrate natural 
     predators and parasites of crop pests into agricultural 
     systems for pest control; and
       ``(4) training for producers relating to background 
     science, implementation, and promotion of conservation 
     biological control such that producers base conservation 
     activities on practices and techniques that conserve or 
     enhance natural habitat for beneficial insects as a way of 
     reducing pest problems and pesticide applications on 
     farms.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3148. Mr. TESTER (for himself and Mr. Daines) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 1104(6), strike the closing quotation marks and 
     the following period and insert the following:
       ``(i) Administrative Units.--
       ``(1) In general.--For purposes of agriculture risk 
     coverage payments in the case of county coverage, a county 
     may be divided into not greater than 2 administrative units 
     in accordance with this subsection.
       ``(2) Eligible counties.--A county that may be divided into 
     administrative units under this subsection is a county that--
       ``(A) is larger than 1,400 square miles;
       ``(B) in contained within a State that is larger than 
     140,000 square miles; and
       ``(C) contains more than 190,000 base acres.
       ``(3) Elections.--Before making any agriculture risk 
     coverage payments for the 2019 crop year, the Farm Service 
     Agency State committee, in consultation with the Farm Service 
     Agency county or area committee of a county described in 
     paragraph (2), may make a 1-time election to divide the 
     county into administrative units under this subsection along 
     a boundary that better reflects differences in weather 
     patterns, soil types, or other factors.
       ``(4) Administration.--For purposes of providing 
     agriculture risk coverage payments in the case of county 
     coverage, the Secretary shall consider an administrative unit 
     elected under paragraph (3) to be a county for the 2019 
     through 2023 crop years.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3149. Mr. BOOKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which

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was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 121__. REFUSAL TO PROVIDE CERTAIN STATISTICAL 
                   INFORMATION.

       Section 202 of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (42 
     Stat. 161, chapter 64; 7 U.S.C. 192), is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subdivisions (c) through (g) as 
     subdivisions (d) through (h), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after subdivision (b) the following:
       ``(c) Regardless of whether the refusal has any adverse 
     effect on competition, refuse to provide to a contract 
     poultry grower, swine production contract grower, or producer 
     delivering swine or cattle under a marketing or delivery 
     contract, on request, the relevant statistical information 
     and data used to determine the compensation paid to the 
     contract poultry grower, swine production contract grower, or 
     producer delivering swine or cattle under a marketing or 
     delivery contract, including--
       ``(1) feed conversion rates;
       ``(2) feed analysis;
       ``(3) breeder history;
       ``(4) quality grade;
       ``(5) yield grade; and
       ``(6) delivery volume for any certified branding program 
     (such as programs for angus beef or certified grassfed or 
     Berkshire pork); or''; and
       (3) in subdivision (h) (as so redesignated), by striking 
     ``or (e).''at the end and inserting ``(e), or (f).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3150. Mr. BOOKER (for himself, Mr. Blumenthal, and Mr. Wyden) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 125__. GRANTS FOR FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall 
     establish a program under which the Secretary shall provide 
     grants to reduce food waste in accordance with the Food 
     Recovery Hierarchy of the Environmental Protection Agency (or 
     a successor document), including for--
       (1) the development and implementation of a State organic 
     waste reduction plan;
       (2) food waste prevention and food rescue infrastructure 
     facilities, including storage, handling, and transportation 
     facilities; or
       (3) subject to subsection (c), large-scale composting or 
     anaerobic digestion food waste-to-energy projects, excluding 
     landfills.
       (b) Preferences.--In providing grants under subsection (a), 
     the Secretary shall give preference to projects--
       (1)(A) for the purpose described in subsection (a)(1); or
       (B) that are consistent with a State organic waste 
     reduction plan; and
       (2) in the case of a project for the purpose described in 
     subsection (a)(3), that use food scraps as undigested 
     biomass.
       (c) Requirement for Food Waste-to-energy Projects.--To 
     receive a grant under subsection (a)(3), a large-scale 
     composting or anaerobic digestion food waste-to-energy 
     project shall have in effect a written end-product recycling 
     plan that--
       (1) provides for the use of the material resulting from the 
     project, in accordance with guidelines that the Secretary, in 
     consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall establish; and
       (2) ensures that the use of the material resulting from the 
     project does not create an environmental hazard.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $100,000,000 for 
     each fiscal year.
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  SA 3151. Mr. BOOKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 121___. UNLAWFUL RETALIATION.

       (a) Retaliation for Exercise of Lawful Expression.--Section 
     202 of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 192), 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subdivisions (a) through (g) as 
     paragraphs (1) through (7), respectively, and indenting the 
     paragraphs appropriately;
       (2) in paragraph (6) (as so redesignated)--
       (A) by striking ``person (1) to'' and inserting the 
     following: ``person--
       ``(A) to'';
       (B) by striking ``business, or (2) to'' and inserting the 
     following: ``business;
       ``(B) to''; and
       (C) by striking ``article, or (3) to'' and inserting the 
     following: ``article; or
       ``(C) to'';
       (3) in paragraph (7) (as so redesignated), by striking 
     ``subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e)'' and inserting 
     ``any of paragraphs (1) through (5)'';
       (4) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) (as so 
     redesignated)--
       (A) by striking ``It shall'' and inserting the following:
       ``(a) In General.--It shall''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Unlawful Retaliation.--
       ``(1) In general.--No packer, swine contractor, or live 
     poultry dealer shall take or threaten to take retaliatory 
     action in response to any lawful spoken or written 
     expression, association, or action of a livestock producer, 
     swine production contract grower, or poultry grower.
       ``(2) Types of lawful expression.--The lawful expression 
     referred to in paragraph (1) shall include--
       ``(A) communication with officials of a Federal agency or 
     Members of Congress;
       ``(B) any lawful disclosure that demonstrates a reasonable 
     belief of a violation of this Act; and
       ``(C) any other communication that assists in carrying out 
     the purposes of this Act.
       ``(3) Alleged violations.--An alleged violation of 
     paragraph (1) may be reported to the Secretary for 
     appropriate action.''.
       (b) Definition of Retaliatory Action.--Section 2(a) of the 
     Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 182(a)), is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(15) Retaliatory action.--The term `retaliatory action' 
     means coercion, intimidation, or taking or failing to take 
     any other action that could discourage the exercise of rights 
     described in this Act against any livestock producer, swine 
     production contract grower, or poultry grower in the 
     execution, termination, extension, or renewal of a contract 
     or an agreement to purchase involving livestock or poultry, 
     regardless of whether the action has any adverse effect on 
     competition.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--Section 411 of the Packers and 
     Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 228b-2) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), in the first sentence, by inserting 
     ``section 202(b),'' after ``any provision of''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by striking 
     ``section 207'' and inserting ``section 202(b), section 
     207,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3152. Mr. BOOKER (for himself, Mrs. Capito, and Mr. Jones) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 306E(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926e(b)) (as amended by section 
     6108(3)(C)), add at the end the following:
       ``(5) Decentralized wastewater systems serving 2 or more 
     dwellings.--
       ``(A) In general.--The recipient of a grant under this 
     section may make a subgrant for the purpose of installing a 
     larger decentralized wastewater system designed to provide 
     treatment for all affected homes if--
       ``(i) site conditions are unsuitable for the installation 
     of an individually owned decentralized wastewater system; and
       ``(ii) multiple examples of unsuitable site conditions 
     exist in close geographic proximity to each another.
       ``(B) Requirement.--A subgrant under subparagraph (A) shall 
     include provisions to establish and implement an effective 
     and sustainable plan for ongoing management and operation of 
     the decentralized wastewater system.
       ``(C) Maximum amount.--The amount of a subgrant under 
     subparagraph (A) shall not exceed the total amount of 
     subgrants that could have been issued to eligible individuals 
     served by the larger decentralized wastewater system 
     described in that subparagraph.''.
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  SA 3153. Mr. UDALL (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, and Mr. Murphy) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12519. REPORT ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT.

       Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of 
     Education, shall submit to Congress and make publicly 
     available a report describing the impact of student loan debt 
     on farmers, ranchers, and the agricultural sector in the 
     United States. The report shall include the following:
       (1) An assessment and description of the extent to which 
     debt from student loans is--
       (A) impacting the ability of farmers and ranchers to 
     acquire or access credit, acquire or inherit farmland, start 
     new businesses, or expand existing farm operations;

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       (B) creating barriers to entry or preventing aspiring 
     farmers and ranchers from beginning careers in agriculture-
     related occupations; and
       (C) threatening the long-term economic viability of 
     agriculture in the United States.
       (2) How debt from student loans affects, as described in 
     paragraph (1), beginning farmers and historically underserved 
     producers, in particular.
       (3) The regulatory, operational, or statutory changes that 
     are necessary to address student loan debt as an impediment 
     for current and aspiring farmers and ranchers.
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  SA 3154. Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself, Mr. Cassidy, and Mr. Tillis) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 6105, insert the following:

     SEC. 6106. BUSINESS AND INNOVATION SERVICES ESSENTIAL 
                   COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

       Section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)) (as amended by section 
     6105) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(28) Business and innovation services essential community 
     facilities.--The Secretary may make loans and loan guarantees 
     under this subsection and grants under paragraphs (19), (20), 
     and (21) for essential community facilities for business and 
     innovation services, such as incubators, co-working spaces, 
     makerspaces, and residential entrepreneur and innovation 
     centers.''.
       After section 6123, insert the following:

     SEC. 6124. RURAL INNOVATION STRONGER ECONOMY GRANT PROGRAM.

       Subtitle D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
     Act (7 U.S.C. 1981 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 379I. RURAL INNOVATION STRONGER ECONOMY GRANT PROGRAM.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means a 
     rural jobs accelerator partnership established after the date 
     of enactment of this section that--
       ``(A) organizes key community and regional stakeholders 
     into a working group that--
       ``(i) focuses on the shared goals and needs of the industry 
     clusters that are objectively identified as existing, 
     emerging, or declining;
       ``(ii) represents a region defined by the partnership in 
     accordance with subparagraph (B);
       ``(iii) includes 1 or more representatives of--

       ``(I) an institution of higher education (as defined in 
     section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1001));
       ``(II) a private entity; or
       ``(III) a government entity;

       ``(iv) may include 1 or more representatives of--

       ``(I) an economic development or other community or labor 
     organization;
       ``(II) a financial institution, including a community 
     development financial institution (as defined in section 103 
     of the Community Development Banking and Financial 
     Institutions Act of 1994 (12 U.S.C. 4702));
       ``(III) a philanthropic organization; or
       ``(IV) a rural cooperative, if the cooperative is organized 
     as a nonprofit organization; and

       ``(v) has, as a lead applicant--

       ``(I) a District Organization (as defined in section 300.3 
     of title 13, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor 
     regulation));
       ``(II) an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
     U.S.C. 5304)), or a consortium of Indian tribes;
       ``(III) a State or a political subdivision of a State, 
     including a special purpose unit of a State or local 
     government engaged in economic development activities, or a 
     consortium of political subdivisions;
       ``(IV) an institution of higher education (as defined in 
     section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1001)) or a consortium of institutions of higher education; 
     or
       ``(V) a public or private nonprofit organization; and

       ``(B) subject to approval by the Secretary, may--
       ``(i) serve a region that is--

       ``(I) a single jurisdiction; or
       ``(II) if the region is a rural area, multijurisdictional; 
     and

       ``(ii) define the region that the partnership represents, 
     if the region--

       ``(I) is large enough to contain critical elements of the 
     industry cluster prioritized by the partnership;
       ``(II) is small enough to enable close collaboration among 
     members of the partnership;
       ``(III) includes a majority of communities that are located 
     in--

       ``(aa) a nonmetropolitan area that qualifies as a low-
     income community (as defined in section 45D(e) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986); and
       ``(bb) an area that has access to or has a plan to achieve 
     broadband service (within the meaning of title VI of the 
     Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 950bb et seq.)); 
     and

       ``(IV)(aa) has a population of 50,000 or fewer inhabitants; 
     or
       ``(bb) for a region with a population of more than 50,000 
     inhabitants, is the subject of a positive determination by 
     the Secretary with respect to a rural-in-character petition, 
     including such a petition submitted concurrently with the 
     application of the partnership for a grant under this 
     section.

       ``(2) Industry cluster.--The term `industry cluster' means 
     a broadly defined network of interconnected firms and 
     supporting institutions in related industries that accelerate 
     innovation, business formation, and job creation by taking 
     advantage of assets and strengths of a region in the business 
     environment.
       ``(3) High-wage job.--The term `high-wage job' means a job 
     that provides a wage that is greater than the median wage for 
     the applicable region, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(4) Jobs accelerator.--The term `jobs accelerator' means 
     a jobs accelerator center or program located in or serving a 
     low-income rural community that may provide co-working space, 
     in-demand skills training, entrepreneurship support, and any 
     other services described in subsection (d)(1)(B).
       ``(5) Small and disadvantaged business.--The term `small 
     and disadvantaged business' has the meaning given the term 
     `small business concern owned and controlled by socially and 
     economically disadvantaged individuals' in section 8(d)(3)(C) 
     of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(3)(C)).
       ``(b) Establishment.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a grant 
     program under which the Secretary shall award grants, on a 
     competitive basis, to eligible entities to establish jobs 
     accelerators, including related programming, that--
       ``(A) improve the ability of distressed rural communities 
     to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new 
     businesses with high-growth potential, and strengthen 
     regional economies, including by helping to build capacity in 
     the applicable region to achieve those goals; and
       ``(B) help rural communities identify and maximize local 
     assets and connect to regional opportunities, networks, and 
     industry clusters that demonstrate high growth potential.
       ``(2) Cost-sharing.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Federal share of the cost of any 
     activity carried out using a grant made under paragraph (1) 
     shall be not greater than 80 percent.
       ``(B) In-kind contributions.--The non-Federal share of the 
     total cost of any activity carried out using a grant made 
     under paragraph (1) may be in the form of donations or in-
     kind contributions of goods or services fairly valued.
       ``(3) Selection criteria.--In selecting eligible entities 
     to receive grants under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
     consider--
       ``(A) the commitment of participating core stakeholders in 
     the jobs accelerator partnership, including a demonstration 
     that--
       ``(i) investment organizations, including venture 
     development organizations, venture capital firms, revolving 
     loan funders, angel investment groups, community lenders, 
     community development financial institutions, rural business 
     investment companies, small business investment companies (as 
     defined in section 103 of the Small Business Investment Act 
     of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 662)), philanthropic organizations, and 
     other institutions focused on expanding access to capital, 
     are committed partners in the jobs accelerator partnership 
     and willing to potentially invest in projects emerging from 
     the jobs accelerator; and
       ``(ii) institutions of higher education, applied research 
     institutions, workforce development entities, and community-
     based organizations are willing to partner with the jobs 
     accelerator to provide workers with skills relevant to the 
     industry cluster needs of the region, with an emphasis on the 
     use of on-the-job training, registered apprenticeships, 
     customized training, classroom occupational training, or 
     incumbent worker training;
       ``(B) the ability of the eligible entity to provide the 
     non-Federal share as required under paragraph (2);
       ``(C) the speed of available broadband service and how the 
     jobs accelerator plans to improve access to high-speed 
     broadband service, if necessary, and leverage that broadband 
     service for programs of the jobs accelerator;
       ``(D) the identification of a targeted industry cluster, 
     including a description of--
       ``(i) data showing the existence of emergence of an 
     industry cluster;
       ``(ii) the importance of the industry cluster to economic 
     growth in the region;
       ``(iii) the specific needs and opportunities for growth in 
     the industry cluster;
       ``(iv) the unique assets a region has to support the 
     industry cluster and to have a competitive advantage in that 
     industry cluster;
       ``(v) evidence of a concentration of firms or concentration 
     of employees in the industry cluster; and
       ``(vi) available industry-specific infrastructure that 
     supports the industry cluster;
       ``(E) the ability of the partnership to link rural 
     communities to markets, networks, industry clusters, and 
     other regional opportunities and assets--
       ``(i) to improve the competitiveness of the rural region;
       ``(ii) to repatriate United States jobs;
       ``(iii) to foster high-wage job creation;

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       ``(iv) to support innovation and entrepreneurship; and
       ``(v) to promote private investment in the rural regional 
     economy;
       ``(F) other grants or loans of the Secretary and other 
     Federal agencies that the jobs accelerator would be able to 
     leverage; and
       ``(G) prospects for the proposed center and related 
     programming to have sustainability beyond the full maximum 
     length of assistance under this subsection, including the 
     maximum number of renewals.
       ``(4) Grant term and renewals.--
       ``(A) Term.--The initial term of a grant under paragraph 
     (1) shall be 4 years.
       ``(B) Renewal.--The Secretary may renew a grant under 
     paragraph (1) for an additional period of not longer than 2 
     years if the Secretary is satisfied, using the evaluation 
     under subsection (e)(2), that the grant recipient has 
     successfully established a jobs accelerator and related 
     programming.
       ``(5) Geographic distribution.--To the maximum extent 
     practicable, the Secretary shall provide grants under 
     paragraph (1) for jobs accelerators and related programming 
     in not fewer than 25 States at any time.
       ``(c) Grant Amount.--A grant awarded under subsection (b) 
     may be in an amount equal to--
       ``(1) not less than $500,000; and
       ``(2) not more than $2,000,000.
       ``(d) Use of Funds.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), funds from a 
     grant awarded under subsection (b) may be used--
       ``(A) to construct, purchase, or equip a building to serve 
     as an innovation center, which may include--
       ``(i) housing for business owners or workers;
       ``(ii) co-working space, which may include space for remote 
     work;
       ``(iii) space for businesses to utilize with a focus on 
     entrepreneurs and small and disadvantaged businesses but that 
     may include collaboration with companies of all sizes;
       ``(iv) job training programs; and
       ``(v) efforts to utilize the innovation center as part of 
     the development of a community downtown; or
       ``(B) to support programs to be carried out at, or in 
     direct partnership with, the jobs accelerator that support 
     the objectives of the jobs accelerator, including--
       ``(i) linking rural communities to markets, networks, 
     industry clusters, and other regional opportunities to 
     support high-wage job creation, new business formation, and 
     economic growth;
       ``(ii) integrating small businesses into a supply chain;
       ``(iii) creating or expanding commercialization activities 
     for new business formation;
       ``(iv) identifying and building assets in rural communities 
     that are crucial to supporting regional economies;
       ``(v) facilitating the repatriation of high-wage jobs to 
     the United States;
       ``(vi) supporting the deployment of innovative processes, 
     technologies, and products;
       ``(vii) enhancing the capacity of small businesses in 
     regional industry clusters, including small and disadvantaged 
     businesses;
       ``(viii) increasing United States exports and business 
     interaction with international buyers and suppliers;
       ``(ix) developing the skills and expertise of local 
     workforces, entrepreneurs, and institutional partners to 
     support growing industry clusters, including the upskilling 
     of incumbent workers;
       ``(x) ensuring rural communities have the capacity and 
     ability to carry out projects relating to housing, community 
     facilities, infrastructure, or community and economic 
     development to support regional industry cluster growth;
       ``(xi) establishing training programs to meet the needs of 
     employers in a regional industry cluster and prepare workers 
     for high-wage jobs; or
       ``(xii) any other activities that the Secretary may 
     determine to be appropriate.
       ``(2) Requirement.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), not more 
     than 10 percent of a grant awarded under subsection (b) shall 
     be used for indirect costs associated with administering the 
     grant.
       ``(B) Increase.--The Secretary may increase the percentage 
     described in subparagraph (A) on a case-by-case basis.
       ``(e) Annual Activity Report and Evaluation.--Not later 
     than 1 year after receiving a grant under this section, and 
     annually thereafter for the duration of the grant, an 
     eligible entity shall--
       ``(1) report to the Secretary on the activities funded with 
     the grant; and
       ``(2)(A) evaluate the progress that the eligible entity has 
     made toward the strategic objectives identified in the 
     application for the grant; and
       ``(B) measure that progress using performance measures 
     during the project period, which may include--
       ``(i) high-wage jobs created;
       ``(ii) high-wage jobs retained;
       ``(iii) private investment leveraged;
       ``(iv) businesses improved;
       ``(v) new business formations;
       ``(vi) new products or services commercialized;
       ``(vii) improvement of the value of existing products or 
     services under development;
       ``(viii) regional collaboration, as measured by such 
     metrics as--
       ``(I) the number of organizations actively engaged in the 
     industry cluster;
       ``(II) the number of symposia held by the industry cluster, 
     including organizations that are not located in the immediate 
     region defined by the partnership; and
       ``(III) the number of further cooperative agreements;
       ``(ix) the number of education and training activities 
     relating to innovation;
       ``(x) the number of jobs relocated from outside of the 
     United States to the region;
       ``(xi) the amount and number of new equity investments in 
     industry cluster firms;
       ``(xii) the amount and number of new loans to industry 
     cluster firms;
       ``(xiii) the dollar increase in exports resulting from the 
     project activities;
       ``(xiv) the percentage of employees for which training was 
     provided;
       ``(xv) improvement in sales of participating businesses;
       ``(xvi) improvement in wages paid at participating 
     businesses;
       ``(xvii) improvement in income of participating workers; or
       ``(xviii) any other measure the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate.
       ``(f) Interagency Task Force.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish an 
     interagency Federal task force to support the network of jobs 
     accelerators by--
       ``(A) providing successful applicants with available 
     information and technical assistance on Federal resources 
     relevant to the project and region;
       ``(B) establishing a Federal support team comprised of 
     staff from participating agencies in the task force that 
     shall provide coordinated and dedicated support services to 
     jobs accelerators; and
       ``(C) providing opportunities for the network of jobs 
     accelerators to share best practices and further collaborate 
     to achieve the purposes of this section.
       ``(2) Membership.--The task force established under 
     paragraph (1) shall--
       ``(A) be co-chaired by--
       ``(i) the Secretary of Commerce (or a designee); and
       ``(ii) the Secretary (or a designee); and
       ``(B) include--
       ``(i) the Secretary of Education (or a designee);
       ``(ii) the Secretary of Energy (or a designee);
       ``(iii) the Secretary of Health and Human Services (or a 
     designee);
       ``(iv) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (or a 
     designee);
       ``(v) the Secretary of Labor (or a designee);
       ``(vi) the Secretary of Transportation (or a designee);
       ``(vii) the Secretary of the Treasury (or a designee);
       ``(viii) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
     Agency (or a designee);
       ``(ix) the Administrator of the Small Business 
     Administration (or a designee);
       ``(x) the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional 
     Commission (or a designee);
       ``(xi) the Federal Co-Chairman of the Board of the Delta 
     Regional Authority (or a designee);
       ``(xii) the Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border 
     Regional Commission (or a designee);
       ``(xiii) national and local organizations that have 
     relevant programs and interests that could serve the needs of 
     the jobs accelerators;
       ``(xiv) representatives of State and local governments or 
     State and local economic development agencies;
       ``(xv) representatives of institutions of higher education, 
     including land-grant universities; and
       ``(xvi) such other heads of Federal agencies and non-
     Federal partners as determined appropriate by the co-chairs 
     of the task force.''.
       Strike section 6125 and insert the following:

     SEC. 6125. RURAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 384A of the Consolidated Farm and 
     Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``venture''; and
       (B) by striking ``venture''; and
       (2) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
       ``(4) Equity capital.--The term `equity capital' means--
       ``(A) common or preferred stock or a similar instrument, 
     including subordinated debt with equity features; and
       ``(B) any other type of equity-like financing that might be 
     necessary to facilitate the purposes of this Act, excluding 
     financing such as senior debt or other types of financing 
     that competes with routine loanmaking of commercial 
     lenders.''.
       (b) Purposes.--Section 384B of the Consolidated Farm and 
     Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-1) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``venture''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``venture''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``venture''.
       (c) Selection of Rural Business Investment Companies.--
     Section 384D(b)(1) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-3(b)(1)) is amended by 
     striking ``developmental venture'' and inserting 
     ``developmental''.
       (d) Fees.--Section 384G of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-6) is amended--

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       (1) in subsections (a) and (b), by striking ``a fee that 
     does not exceed $500'' each place it appears and inserting 
     ``such fees as the Secretary considers appropriate, so long 
     as those fees are proportionally equal for each rural 
     business investment company,''; and
       (2) in subsection (c)(2)--
       (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``solely to cover the 
     costs of licensing examinations'' and inserting ``as the 
     Secretary considers appropriate''; and
       (B) by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(C) shall be in such amounts as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate.''.
       (e) Limitation on Rural Business Investment Companies 
     Controlled by Farm Credit System Institutions.--Section 
     384J(c) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 
     U.S.C. 2009cc-9(c)) is amended by striking ``25'' and 
     inserting ``50''.
       (f) Flexibility on Sources of Investment or Capital.--
     Section 384J(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009cc-9(a)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting 
     appropriately;
       (2) by striking the subsection designation and heading and 
     all that follows through ``Except as'' in the matter 
     preceding subparagraph (A) (as so redesignated) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(a) Investment.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Limitation on requirements.--The Secretary may not 
     require that an entity described in paragraph (1) provide 
     investment or capital that is not required of other companies 
     eligible to apply to operate as a rural business investment 
     company under section 384D(a).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3155. Mr. CASEY (for himself and Mr. Moran) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title II, add the following:

     SEC. 24__. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO CONSERVATION 
                   PROGRAMS.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the investment in conservation provided by this Act is 
     critical to the protection of natural resources, 
     environmental enhancement, and the long-term food security of 
     the United States;
       (2) establishing clear objectives and anticipated outcomes 
     for conservation programs is essential for tracking progress 
     on achieving objectives over time;
       (3) a measurement, evaluation, and reporting system should 
     be established to help define and assess conservation 
     outcomes and thereby help ensure robust, positive returns on 
     the taxpayer investment in conservation programs;
       (4) an outcomes-based measurement, evaluation, and 
     reporting system for conservation programs under this Act and 
     Acts amended by this Act should be coordinated with the 
     broader existing activities by the Department of Agriculture 
     under the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of 1977 
     (16 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.) and the Conservation Effects 
     Assessment Project; and
       (5) determining a secure and ongoing funding source will be 
     critical to the success of the measure, evaluation, and 
     reporting system described in paragraph (4).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3156. Mr. TILLIS (for himself and Mrs. Gillibrand) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 11__. EXCEPTION TO PROHIBITION ON PRICE LOSS COVERAGE 
                   PAYMENTS OR AGRICULTURE RISK COVERAGE PAYMENTS 
                   FOR CERTAIN FARMS WITH MINIMAL PAYMENT ACRES.

       Section 1114(d)(1) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 
     U.S.C. 9014(d)(1)) is amended by adding before the period at 
     the end the following: ``, unless the sum of the base acres 
     on the farm, when combined with the base acres of other farms 
     in which the producer has an interest, is more than 10 
     acres''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3157. Mr. GARDNER (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 675, strike line 14 and insert the following:
     white-tailed deer populations.
       ``(15) Dryland farming agricultural systems.--Research and 
     extension grants may be made under this section for the 
     purposes of carrying out or enhancing research on the 
     utilization of big data for more precise management of 
     dryland farming agricultural systems.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3158. Mr. GARDNER (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 675, strike line 14 and insert the following:
     white-tailed deer populations.
       ``(15) Productivity of oilseeds.--Research and extension 
     grants may be made under this section for the purposes of 
     carrying out or enhancing research on the productivity of 
     oilseeds in varying water availability.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3159. Mr. MORAN (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. 
Wyden, Mr. Inhofe, Mrs. Murray, and Mr. Blunt) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 2414, add at the end the following:
       (d) Repair or Replacement of Fencing.--
       (1) In general.--Section 401 of the Agricultural Credit Act 
     of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201) is amended--
       (A) by inserting ``wildfires,'' after ``hurricanes,'';
       (B) by striking the section designation and all that 
     follows through ``The Secretary of Agriculture'' and 
     inserting the following:

     ``SEC. 401. PAYMENTS TO PRODUCERS.

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Agriculture (referred 
     to in this title as the `Secretary')''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Repair or Replacement of Fencing.--
       ``(1) In general.--With respect to a payment to an 
     agricultural producer under subsection (a) for the repair or 
     replacement of fencing, the Secretary shall give the 
     agricultural producer the option of receiving not more than 
     25 percent of the payment, determined by the Secretary based 
     on the applicable percentage of the fair market value of the 
     cost of the repair or replacement, before the agricultural 
     producer carries out the repair or replacement.
       ``(2) Return of funds.--If the funds provided under 
     paragraph (1) are not expended by the end of the 60-day 
     period beginning on the date on which the agricultural 
     producer receives those funds, the funds shall be returned 
     within a reasonable timeframe, as determined by the 
     Secretary.''.
       (2) Conforming amendments.--
       (A) Sections 402, 403, 404, and 405 of the Agricultural 
     Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205) are 
     amended by striking ``Secretary of Agriculture'' each place 
     it appears and inserting ``Secretary''.
       (B) Section 407(a) of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 
     (16 U.S.C. 2206(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (4).
       (e) Cost Share Payments.--Title IV of the Agricultural 
     Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.) is amended by 
     inserting after section 402 the following:

     ``SEC. 402A. COST-SHARE REQUIREMENT.

       ``(a) Cost-share Rate.--Subject to subsections (b) and (c), 
     the maximum cost-share payment under sections 401 and 402 
     shall not exceed, 75 percent of the total allowable cost, as 
     determined by the Secretary.
       ``(b) Exception.--Notwithstanding subsection (a), a payment 
     to a limited resource farmer or rancher, a socially 
     disadvantaged farmer or rancher (as defined in 2501(a) of the 
     Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 
     U.S.C. 2279(a)), or a beginning farmer or rancher under 
     section 401 or 402 shall not exceed 90 percent of the total 
     allowable cost, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(c) Limitation.--The total payment under sections 401 and 
     402 for a single event may not exceed 50 percent of the 
     agriculture value of the land, as determined by the 
     Secretary.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3160. Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Ms. Cantwell) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86__. REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGIES.

       The Chief of the Forest Service shall--
       (1) continue to find efficiencies in the operations of the 
     forest inventory and analysis program under section 3(e) of 
     the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 
     1978 (16 U.S.C. 1642(e)) through the improved use and 
     integration of advanced remote sensing technologies to 
     provide estimates for State- and national-level inventories, 
     where appropriate; and
       (2) partner with States and other interested stakeholders 
     to carry out the program described in paragraph (1).

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  SA 3161. Mr. RISCH (for himself, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Heller, 
and Mr. Lee) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. STATE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF SPECIES.

       (a) In General.--During the 10-year period beginning on the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the greater sage-grouse 
     (Centrocerus urophasianus) and the lesser prairie-chicken 
     (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) may not be listed as a 
     threatened species or endangered species under section 4 of 
     the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533).
       (b) Subsequent Determinations.--In determining whether to 
     list the species described in subsection (a) as a threatened 
     species or endangered species under section 4 of the 
     Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533) after the 10-
     year period described in that subsection, the Secretary of 
     the Interior shall fully consider all conservation actions of 
     States, Federal agencies, and military installations.
       (c) Judicial Review.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, this section shall not be subject to judicial review.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3162. Mr. RUBIO submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 250, line 17, insert after the period the 
     following: ``Funds may not be used as described in the 
     previous sentence until the date that is 30 days after the 
     date on which Cuba holds free and fair elections for a new 
     government--
       ``(1) with the participation of multiple independent 
     political parties that have full access to the media;
       ``(2) that are conducted under the supervision of 
     internationally recognized observers, such as the 
     Organization of American States, the United Nations, and 
     other election monitors; and
       ``(3) that are certified by the Secretary of State.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3163. Mr. SASSE (for himself, Mr. Daines, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Jones, 
Mr. Risch, Mr. Tester, Ms. Heitkamp, Mrs. Ernst, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. 
Crapo) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 121__. HOURS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION 
                   OF LIVESTOCK.

       The Secretary of Transportation shall amend part 395 of 
     title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, to ensure that, in the 
     case of a driver transporting livestock (as defined in 
     section 602 of the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 
     1988 (7 U.S.C. 1471)) or insects within a 300 air-mile radius 
     from the point at which the on-duty time of the driver begins 
     with respect to the trip--
       (1) the on-duty time of the driver shall exclude all time 
     spent--
       (A) at a plant, terminal, facility, or other property of a 
     motor carrier or shipper or on any public property during 
     which the driver is waiting to be dispatched;
       (B) loading or unloading a commercial motor vehicle;
       (C) supervising or assisting in the loading or unloading of 
     a commercial motor vehicle;
       (D) attending to a commercial motor vehicle while the 
     vehicle is being loaded or unloaded;
       (E) remaining in readiness to operate a commercial motor 
     vehicle; and
       (F) giving or receiving receipts for shipments loaded or 
     unloaded;
       (2) except as provided in paragraph (5), the driving time 
     under section 395.3(a)(3)(i) of that title is modified to a 
     maximum of not less than 15, and not more than 18, hours 
     within a 24-hour period;
       (3) the driver may take 1 or more rest periods during the 
     trip, which shall not be included in the calculation of the 
     driving time;
       (4) after completion of the trip, the driver shall be 
     required to take a rest break for a period that is 5 hours 
     less than the maximum driving time under paragraph (2);
       (5) if the driver is within 150 air-miles of the point of 
     delivery, any additional driving to that point of delivery 
     shall not be included in the calculation of the driving time; 
     and
       (6) the 10-hour rest period under section 395.3(a)(1) of 
     that title shall not apply.
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  SA 3164. Mr. PETERS (for himself and Mr. Perdue) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 5303, insert the following:

     SEC. 5304. USE OF ADDITIONAL COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION 
                   FUNDS FOR DIRECT OPERATING MICROLOANS UNDER 
                   CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

       Section 346(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1994(b)) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(5) Use of additional commodity credit corporation funds 
     for direct operating microloans under certain conditions.--
       ``(A) In general.--If the Secretary determines that the 
     amount needed for a fiscal year for direct operating loans 
     (including microloans) under subtitle B is greater than the 
     aggregate principal amount authorized for that fiscal year by 
     this Act, an appropriations Act, or any other provision of 
     law, the Secretary shall make additional microloans under 
     subtitle B using amounts made available under subparagraph 
     (B).
       ``(B) Funding.--Of the funds of the Commodity Credit 
     Corporation, the Secretary shall use to make microloans under 
     subtitle B, under the conditions described in subparagraph 
     (A), not more than $5,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 
     2019 through 2023.
       ``(C) Notice.--Not later than 15 days before the date on 
     which the Secretary uses the authority under subparagraphs 
     (A) and (B), the Secretary shall submit a notice of the use 
     of that authority to--
       ``(i) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives;
       ``(ii) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(iv) the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry of the Senate.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3165. Mr. WARNER (for himself, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Manchin, and Mr. 
Kaine) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 124__. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) the Department of Agriculture is the primary Federal 
     agency dedicated to improving the economy and quality of life 
     in rural areas of the United States;
       (2) the Department of Agriculture provides significant 
     financial resources and technical assistance to rural 
     communities, including loans, loan guarantees, and grants to 
     help support economic development in rural areas of the 
     United States;
       (3) the United States has a substantial interest in 
     ensuring that the nearly 45,000,000 individuals in the United 
     States living in rural communities have access to critical 
     infrastructure, broadband, telecommunications connectivity, 
     capital, health care, and other essential resources; and
       (4) renaming the Department of Agriculture the ``Department 
     of Agriculture and Rural Development'' would--
       (A) further establish the importance of rural development 
     to the mission of the Department; and
       (B) raise awareness in rural areas of the United States of 
     the essential role the Department has in supporting rural 
     communities throughout the United States.
       (b) Renaming.--Subtitle A of the Department of Agriculture 
     Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.) (as 
     amended by section 12403(a)) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 224. RENAMING AS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL 
                   DEVELOPMENT.

       ``(a) In General.--
       ``(1) Department.--The Department of Agriculture shall be 
     known and designated as the `Department of Agriculture and 
     Rural Development'.
       ``(2) Secretary.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall be 
     known and designated as the `Secretary of Agriculture and 
     Rural Development'.
       ``(b) References.--Except as provided in subsection (c), 
     any reference to the Department of Agriculture or the 
     Secretary of Agriculture in any law, regulation, map, 
     document, record, or other paper of the United States shall 
     be deemed to be a reference to the Department of Agriculture 
     and Rural Development and the Secretary of Agriculture and 
     Rural Development, respectively.
       ``(c) Limitation on Application.--The renaming of the 
     Department of Agriculture and the Secretary of Agriculture 
     under this section shall not apply to any acronyms used 
     before the date of enactment of this section by the Secretary 
     for the purposes of labeling.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3166. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for

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the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 61__. DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TO DECREASE OPIOID MISUSE BY 
                   STUDENTS.

       Subtitle D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
     Act (7 U.S.C. 1981 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 379I. DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TO DECREASE OPIOID MISUSE 
                   BY STUDENTS.

       ``(a) Definition of Eligible Entity.--In this section, the 
     term `eligible entity' means an extension program in a land-
     grant college or university (as defined in section 1404 of 
     the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching 
     Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3103)).
       ``(b) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a 
     demonstration project under which the Secretary shall award 
     grants to eligible entities to provide technical assistance 
     to support evidence-based programming for students in grades 
     5 through 8 that is proven to prevent the misuse of opioids 
     and other substances.
       ``(c) Applications.--
       ``(1) In general.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
     subsection (b), an eligible entity shall submit to the 
     Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and 
     containing such information as the Secretary may require.
       ``(2) Priority.--In allocating grants under subsection (b), 
     the Secretary shall give priority to an eligible entity 
     that--
       ``(A) has experience in implementing evidence-based 
     delivery systems for youth programming proven to reduce the 
     misuse of opioids and other substances among youths in grades 
     5 through 8;
       ``(B) promotes healthy life skills that have been 
     demonstrated to reduce drug misuse; and
       ``(C) proposes to serve a rural county or community of not 
     more than 50,000 residents, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(3) Submission deadline.--The Secretary shall not accept 
     an application under paragraph (1) that is submitted less 
     than 90 days before the date on which the demonstration 
     project terminates under subsection (h).
       ``(d) Duration of Grant.--A grant awarded under subsection 
     (b) shall be for a period of 5 years.
       ``(e) Grant Disbursement.--
       ``(1) Minimum grant amount.--An eligible entity that is 
     given priority under subsection (c)(2) shall receive a grant 
     of not less than $250,000.
       ``(2) Time of disbursement.--Not later than 30 days after 
     awarding a grant to an eligible entity under subsection (b), 
     the Secretary shall disburse to the eligible entity the total 
     amount of the grant funds awarded.
       ``(f) Use of Funds.--An eligible entity that receives a 
     grant under subsection (b)--
       ``(1) shall use the grant funds to provide technical 
     assistance to support--
       ``(A) evidence-based programs that strengthen families by 
     developing and improving communication skills between parents 
     or guardians and children;
       ``(B) evidence-based training programs during and after 
     school that build life skills and prepare students for 
     adulthood by providing the education and tools necessary to 
     teach students how to better communicate with their peers, 
     build stronger relationships, and resist risky behavior; and
       ``(C) any other programs, as determined by the Secretary; 
     and
       ``(2) may use the grant funds to reimburse the cost of 
     meals, child care, or other expenses to encourage students 
     and families to participate in any program implemented under 
     paragraph (1).
       ``(g) Reports.--
       ``(1) Interim reports.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     demonstration project is established under subsection (b), 
     and each year thereafter for the next 3 years, the Secretary 
     shall submit to Congress an interim report on the 
     demonstration project that includes--
       ``(A) a summary of the activities conducted by each 
     eligible entity receiving a grant under the demonstration 
     project;
       ``(B) an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
     demonstration project, including on participation rates; and
       ``(C) an assessment of the effectiveness of the use of 
     funds described in subsection (f)(2) to encourage students 
     and families to participate in any program implemented under 
     paragraph (1) of that subsection.
       ``(2) Final report.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     termination of the demonstration project under subsection 
     (h), the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the 
     demonstration project that includes--
       ``(A) a summary of the activities conducted by each 
     eligible entity receiving a grant under the demonstration 
     project;
       ``(B) an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
     demonstration project, including on--
       ``(i) reduction in the misuse of opioids and other 
     substances;
       ``(ii) reduction in the risk factors of misuse of opioids 
     and other substances;
       ``(iii) participation rates;
       ``(iv) cost savings, with a focus on savings from a 
     reduction in substance use disorders; and
       ``(v) changes in youth mental health;
       ``(C) an assessment of the effectiveness of the use of 
     funds described in subsection (f)(2) to encourage students 
     and families to participate in any program implemented under 
     paragraph (1) of that subsection;
       ``(D) an assessment of the sustainability of the 
     demonstration project; and
       ``(E) a description of the steps and funding necessary to 
     incorporate components of the demonstration project that are 
     proven to reduce rates of misuse of opioids and other 
     substances into Federal and State programs and services.
       ``(3) Public availability.--The Secretary shall make 
     publically available, including by posting on the website of 
     the Department of Agriculture, each report submitted under 
     paragraphs (1) and (2).
       ``(h) Termination.--The demonstration project established 
     under subsection (b) shall terminate on the date that is 5 
     years after the date of the establishment of the 
     demonstration project.
       ``(i) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for 
     each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.''.
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  SA 3167. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. HEALTH CARE FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Agriculture (referred to 
     in this section as the ``Secretary'') shall award grants to 
     States and nonprofit entities to establish and support 
     programs to mitigate the financial risk posed to farms and 
     ranches by high health costs by--
       (1) providing information and services to assist farmers 
     and ranchers to determine their eligibility for comprehensive 
     health coverage;
       (2) subsidizing out-of-pocket health expenditures for 
     farmers and ranchers who are enrolled in comprehensive health 
     coverage and have annual household incomes below 500 percent 
     of the Federal poverty rate; and
       (3) subsidizing the purchase of comprehensive health 
     coverage for farmers and ranchers who are described in 
     section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII)) but who reside in a 
     State that has not elected to provide coverage under the 
     State Medicaid plan under title XIX of such Act (or a waiver 
     of such plan) to individuals described in such section.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Farmers and ranchers.--The term ``farmers and 
     ranchers'' means individuals who work as farmers or ranchers, 
     and any spouse or dependant (as defined in section 152 of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986) of such an individual.
       (2) Comprehensive health coverage.--The term 
     ``comprehensive health coverage'' means public or private 
     health insurance coverage that--
       (A) offers--
       (i) benefits that are at least equivalent to the essential 
     health benefits package under section 1302(a) of the Patient 
     Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18022(a)); and
       (ii) consumer protections that are at least equivalent to 
     the consumer protections required under such Act and under 
     title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg 
     et seq.), including protections for individuals with pre-
     existing conditions; or
       (B) meets the requirements for being minimum essential 
     coverage under section 5000A(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue 
     Code of 1986, as in effect on June 1, 2018.
       (3) Out-of-pocket health expenditures.--The term ``out-of-
     pocket health expenditures'' means health insurance 
     deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing 
     incurred by individuals and families enrolled in 
     comprehensive health insurance benefits.
       (c) Number of Awards.--The Secretary shall make awards 
     under this section to eligible applicants located in not 
     fewer than 10 States.
       (d) Grant Period.--Grants under this section shall be 
     awarded for not longer than a 5-year period and may be 
     renewed at the Secretary's discretion.
       (e) Selection Priority.--In awarding grants under this 
     section, the Secretary shall--
       (1) give priority to States and nonprofit entities located 
     in States where, according to the most recent Census of 
     Agriculture the primary occupation of not less than half of 
     principal farm operators is farming; and
       (2) ensure that grantees and grant funds are distributed 
     across Census of Agriculture regions and divisions.
       (f) Supplement Not Supplant.--Funds made available under 
     this section shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, 
     other Federal, State, or private funds that are made 
     available for the purposes described in subsection (a).
       (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section 
     $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023, to 
     remain available until expended.

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  SA 3168. Mr. YOUNG (for himself, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Coons, 
and Mr. Gardner) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title XI, add the following:

     SEC. 11618. NATIONAL ECONOMIC SECURITY STRATEGY.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the national security of the United States depends in 
     large part on a vibrant, growing, and secure United States 
     economy;
       (2) the United States confronts more international economic 
     competition and threats today than at any time in the 
     Nation's history;
       (3) a failure of the United States to compete economically 
     will undermine the prosperity and security of the people of 
     the United States;
       (4) the United States is stronger when the national 
     security strategy integrates economic tools in the service of 
     foreign policy objectives;
       (5) it is in the national security and economic interests 
     of the United States--
       (A) to promote free, fair, and reciprocal economic 
     relationships between the United States and foreign 
     individuals and entities;
       (B) to promote and protect the United States innovation 
     base, including the defense industrial base;
       (C) to ensure that the United States leads in research, 
     technology, and innovation;
       (D) to counter anticompetitive economic behavior, policies, 
     and strategies by foreign individuals and entities;
       (E) to promote environmental stewardship; and
       (F) to ensure workers and families in the United States 
     have the opportunity to thrive with competitive wages and are 
     not unfairly disadvantaged;
       (6) the Federal Government has a limited, but important, 
     role in facilitating the ability of the United States to 
     compete successfully in the international economic 
     competition described in paragraph (2); and
       (7) the Federal Government should periodically produce a 
     national economic security strategy--
       (A) to ensure Federal policies, statutes, regulations, 
     procedures, data gathering, and assessment practices are 
     optimally designed and implemented to facilitate the 
     competitiveness, prosperity, and security of the United 
     States; and
       (B) maximally advance economic opportunity for present and 
     future generations of United States citizens.
       (b) Strategy Required.--
       (1) Initial strategy.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the President, in 
     coordination with the National Security Council and the 
     National Economic Council and the heads of other relevant 
     Federal agencies, shall submit to the appropriate 
     congressional committees a report setting forth a national 
     economic security strategy of the United States to support 
     the national security strategy for 2017.
       (2) Subsequent strategies.--Beginning in 2021, the 
     President, in coordination with the National Security Council 
     and the National Economic Council and the heads of other 
     relevant Federal agencies, shall submit to the appropriate 
     congressional committees a national economic security 
     strategy--
       (A) in any year in which a new President is inaugurated, 
     not later than October 1 of that year; and
       (B) in any other year, not later than 90 days after the 
     transmission to Congress in that year of the national 
     security strategy.
       (c) Elements.--Each report required by subsection (b) shall 
     set forth a national economic security strategy of the United 
     States and shall, at a minimum, include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the global competitive position of key 
     United States economic sectors, including strengths, 
     weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
       (2) An assessment of the national debt and its implications 
     for the economic and national security of the United States.
       (3) A description and discussion of the prioritized 
     economic security interests and objectives of the United 
     States, including key economic sectors vital to economic 
     security of the United States.
       (4) A description of the leading threats, challenges, and 
     opportunities associated with the interests and objectives 
     described in paragraph (3), including--
       (A) an assessment of the severity and likelihood of the 
     threats, both foreign and domestic, and an explicit linking 
     of each such threat to a national interest or objective;
       (B) an assessment of the nature of the challenges and how 
     each challenge will evolve if left unaddressed; and
       (C) an assessment of the opportunities and associated 
     potential benefits to United States interests or objectives.
       (5) An overview of the public and private sector tools 
     necessary to address or minimize the leading threats and 
     challenges described in paragraph (4) and to take advantage 
     of the leading opportunities described in that paragraph.
       (6) An assessment of whether the United States Government 
     or private sector possesses those tools.
       (7) For each such threat, challenge, or opportunity that 
     the United States Government or private sector lack 
     sufficient tools to address, minimize, or take advantage of, 
     a detailed plan to develop, improve, or foster those tools.
       (8) A plan to utilize available tools to address or 
     minimize the leading threats and challenges and to take 
     advantage of the leading opportunities, including--
       (A) a discussion of the optimal allocation of finite 
     resources and an identification of the risks associated with 
     that allocation;
       (B) specific objectives, tasks, metrics, and milestones for 
     each relevant Federal agency;
       (C) specific plans to eliminate obstacles for the private 
     sector in areas supportive of the national economic security 
     strategy and to maximize the prudent use of public-private 
     partnerships;
       (D) specific plans to eliminate obstacles to strengthening 
     United States energy security, sustainability, and resilience 
     in areas supportive of the national economic security 
     strategy, including energy diversity and sustainable 
     management and use of energy resources;
       (E) specific plans to promote environmental stewardship and 
     fair competition for United States workers;
       (F) a description of--
       (i) how the national economic security strategy supports 
     the national security strategy; and
       (ii) how the national economic security strategy is 
     integrated and coordinated with the most recent national 
     defense strategy under section 113(g) of title 10, United 
     States Code;
       (G) a plan to encourage the governments of countries that 
     are allies or partners of the United States to cooperate with 
     the execution of the national economic security strategy, 
     where appropriate; and
       (H) a plan to encourage certain international and 
     multilateral organizations to support the implementation of 
     the national economic security strategy.
       (9) An identification of any additional resources or 
     statutory authorizations necessary to implement the national 
     economic security strategy.
       (d) Form of Report.--Each report required by subsection (b) 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a 
     classified annex.
       (e) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
     ``appropriate congressional committees'' means--
       (A) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation, the Committee on Finance, and the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
       (B) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee 
     on Financial Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and 
     the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (2) National security strategy.--The term ``national 
     security strategy'' means the national security strategy 
     required by section 108 of the National Security Act of 1947 
     (50 U.S.C. 3043).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3169. Mr. ISAKSON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 15__. LOSSES DUE TO EXTREME COLD.

       Amounts made available under the heading ``office of the 
     secretary'' under the heading ``Processing, Research and 
     Monitoring'' under the heading ``AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS'' 
     under the heading ``DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'' in title I of 
     division B of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 
     115-123) for necessary expenses related to the consequences 
     of hurricanes and wildfires occurring in calendar year 2017 
     are authorized to be used for necessary expenses related to 
     peach and blueberry crop losses due to extreme cold occurring 
     in calendar year 2017, under such terms and conditions as 
     determined by the Secretary.
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  SA 3170. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. PROHIBITION ON LISTING OF LIVING NONNATIVE SPECIES 
                   AS THREATENED SPECIES OR ENDANGERED SPECIES.

       (a) Limitation.--The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 
     U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

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     ``SEC. 19. PROHIBITION ON LISTING OF LIVING NONNATIVE SPECIES 
                   AS THREATENED SPECIES OR ENDANGERED SPECIES.

       ``Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary 
     shall not list under section 4(c) any living nonnative 
     species.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents of the 
     Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. prec. 1531) is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 17 
     the following:

``Sec. 18. Annual cost analysis by the Fish and Wildlife Service.
``Sec. 19. Prohibition on listing of living nonnative species as 
              threatened species or endangered species.''.
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  SA 3171. Mr. MORAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 1104(5), redesignate subparagraphs (A) through 
     (C) as subparagraphs (B) through (D), respectively.
       In section 1104(5), insert before subparagraph (B) (as so 
     redesignated) the following:
       (A) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``in accordance with 
     subsection (h),'' before ``to the maximum extent 
     practicable'';
       In section 1104(6), strike ``(h) Publications.--'' and 
     insert the following:
       ``(h) Calculation of Separate Actual Crop Revenue and 
     Agriculture Risk Coverage Guarantee.--
       ``(1) In general.--On request of a county Farm Service 
     Agency committee, in coordination with a Farm Service Agency 
     State committee, the Secretary shall consider a 1-time 
     request to calculate a separate actual crop revenue and 
     agriculture risk coverage guarantee for irrigated and 
     nonirrigated covered commodities under subsection (g)(2) in a 
     county if, during the 2014 through 2018 crop years--
       ``(A) an average of not less than 5 percent of the planted 
     and considered planted acreage of a covered commodity in the 
     county was irrigated; and
       ``(B) an average of not less than 5 percent of the planted 
     and considered planted acreage of the covered commodity in 
     the county was nonirrigated.
       ``(2) Source of information.--In considering a request 
     described in paragraph (1) and calculating a separate actual 
     crop revenue and agriculture risk coverage guarantee for 
     irrigated and nonirrigated covered commodities in a county, 
     the Secretary may use other sources of yield information, 
     including the yield history of representative farms in the 
     State, region, or crop reporting district, as determined by 
     the Secretary.
       ``(i) Publications.--
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  SA 3172. Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Burr, 
and Mr. Reed) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to 
the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title IX, add the following:

     SEC. 91__. NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH ALLIANCE.

       (a) In General.--Section 713 of the National Oilheat 
     Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public 
     Law 106-469) is repealed.
       (b) Limitations on Obligations of Funds.--The National 
     Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; 
     Public Law 106-469) is amended by inserting after section 707 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 708. LIMITATIONS ON OBLIGATION OF FUNDS.

       ``(a) In General.--In each fiscal year of the covered 
     period, the Alliance may not obligate an amount greater than 
     the sum of--
       ``(1) 75 percent of the amount of assessments estimated to 
     be collected under section 707 in that fiscal year;
       ``(2) 75 percent of the amount of assessments actually 
     collected under section 707 in the most recent fiscal year 
     for which an audit report has been submitted under section 
     706(f)(2)(B) as of the beginning of the fiscal year for which 
     the amount that may be obligated is being determined, less 
     the estimate made pursuant to paragraph (1) for that most 
     recent fiscal year; and
       ``(3) amounts permitted in preceding fiscal years to be 
     obligated pursuant to this subsection that have not been 
     obligated.
       ``(b) Excess Amounts Deposited in Escrow Account.--
     Assessments collected under section 707 in excess of the 
     amount permitted to be obligated under subsection (a) in a 
     fiscal year shall be deposited in an escrow account for the 
     duration of the covered period.
       ``(c) Treatment of Amounts in Escrow Account.--
       ``(1) In general.--During the covered period, the Alliance 
     may not obligate, expend, or borrow against amounts required 
     under subsection (b) to be deposited in the escrow account.
       ``(2) Interest.--Any interest earned on amounts described 
     in paragraph (1) shall be--
       ``(A) deposited in the escrow account; and
       ``(B) unavailable for obligation for the duration of the 
     covered period.
       ``(d) Release of Amounts in Escrow Account.--After the 
     expiration of the covered period, the Alliance may withdraw 
     and obligate in any fiscal year an amount in the escrow 
     account that does not exceed \1/5\ of the amount in the 
     escrow account on the last day of the covered period.
       ``(e) Special Rule for Estimates for Particular Fiscal 
     Years.--
       ``(1) Rule.--For purposes of subsection (a)(1), the amount 
     of assessments estimated to be collected under section 707 in 
     a fiscal year described in paragraph (2) shall be equal to 62 
     percent of the amount of assessments actually collected under 
     that section in the most recent fiscal year for which an 
     audit report has been submitted under section 706(f)(2)(B) as 
     of the beginning of the fiscal year for which the amount that 
     may be obligated is being determined.
       ``(2) Fiscal years described.--The fiscal years referred to 
     in paragraph (1) are the 9th and 10th fiscal years that begin 
     on or after the date of enactment of the Agriculture 
     Improvement Act of 2018.
       ``(f) Covered Period Defined.--In this section, the term 
     `covered period' means the period that begins on the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and ends 
     on the last day of the 11th fiscal year that begins on or 
     after that date of enactment.''.
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  SA 3173. Mr. BENNET (for himself and Mr. Whitehouse) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 62__. LOANS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE AND UTILIZATION.

       (a) In General.--Title I of the Rural Electrification Act 
     of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) is amended by inserting after 
     section 19 the following:

     ``SEC. 20. LOANS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE AND UTILIZATION.

       ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law (including regulations), in carrying out any program 
     under this Act under which the Secretary provides a loan or 
     loan guarantee, the Secretary may provide such a loan or loan 
     guarantee to facilities employing commercially demonstrated 
     technologies for carbon dioxide capture and utilization.''.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 3 of the 
     Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 903) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``There are'' and inserting the following:
       ``(a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b)(2), there 
     are''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Loans for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization.--
       ``(1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     such sums as are necessary to carry out section 20.
       ``(2) Separate appropriations.--The sums appropriated under 
     paragraph (1) shall be separate and distinct from the sums 
     appropriated under subsection (a).''.

       Strike paragraph (1) of section 9103 and insert the 
     following:
       (1) in subsection (b)(3)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``produces an advanced 
     biofuel'' and inserting the following: ``produces any 1 or 
     more, or a combination, of--
       ``(i) an advanced biofuel;
       ``(ii) a renewable chemical; or
       ``(iii) a biobased product'';
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``produces an advanced 
     biofuel.'' and inserting the following: ``produces any 1 or 
     more, or a combination, of--
       ``(i) an advanced biofuel;
       ``(ii) a renewable chemical; or
       ``(iii) a biobased product.''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) a technology for the capture, compression, or 
     utilization of carbon dioxide that is produced at a 
     biorefinery producing an advanced biofuel, a renewable 
     chemical, or a biobased product.''; and
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  SA 3174. Mr. BENNET submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate finds that--
       (1) climate change is adversely impacting the agricultural 
     economy of the United States; and
       (2) the Government Accountability Office--
       (A) in a 2017 report, found that--
       (i) the Federal Government has spent more than 
     $350,000,000,000 during the last decade on disaster 
     assistance programs and losses from flood and crop insurance; 
     and
       (ii) due to losses from flood and crop insurance, climate 
     change is considered a high risk;

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       (B) expects the cost to taxpayers described in subparagraph 
     (A)(i) to increase; and
       (C) recommends that the Federal Government take the initial 
     step to establish government-wide priorities to manage the 
     adverse impact of climate change on the agricultural economy 
     of the United States.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the senate of the Senate 
     that the Secretary should prioritize efforts to minimize the 
     effects of climate change on--
       (1) food systems in the United States;
       (2) the business practices of agricultural producers; and
       (3) taxpayers.
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  SA 3175. Mr. BENNET submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 72__. STUDY ON NATIONAL BENEFITS OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION 
                   PRACTICES.

       The Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 
     is amended by inserting after section 1668 (7 U.S.C. 5921) 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 1669. STUDY ON NATIONAL BENEFITS OF CARBON 
                   SEQUESTRATION PRACTICES.

       ``(a) Study.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, the 
     Secretary of Agriculture shall offer to enter into a contract 
     with the National Academy of Sciences to convene a committee 
     of experts in natural sciences (referred to in this section 
     as the `Committee') to conduct a study to quantify the 
     benefits of land-sector carbon sequestration practices 
     implemented in national forests, grasslands, parks, wetlands, 
     and private voluntary conservation land.
       ``(2) Deadline.--The Committee shall convene not later than 
     30 days after the date on which the Secretary of Agriculture 
     and the National Academy of Sciences enter into a contract 
     under paragraph (1).
       ``(b) Report.--On completion of the study under subsection 
     (a)(1), the Committee shall submit to the Secretary of 
     Agriculture, the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry of the Senate an expert consensus report that--
       ``(1) describes current scientific knowledge relating to 
     the benefits of implementing land-sector carbon sequestration 
     across the United States; and
       ``(2) quantifies, to the maximum extent practicable, the 
     impact of land-sector carbon sequestration on carbon 
     sequestration, net primary productivity, biodiversity, water 
     quantity, and other ecosystem services.''.
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  SA 3176. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mr. McCain) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 11111, insert the following:

     SEC. 11112. PROHIBITION ON PAYMENT OF PORTION OF PREMIUM BY 
                   CORPORATION FOR TOBACCO.

       Section 508(e) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1508(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(9) Prohibition on payment of portion of premium by 
     corporation for tobacco.--
       ``(A) In general.--Effective beginning with the 2019 
     reinsurance year, notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     subtitle, the Corporation shall not pay any portion of the 
     premium for a policy or plan of insurance for tobacco under 
     this subtitle.
       ``(B) Deficit reduction.--Any savings realized as a result 
     of subparagraph (A) shall be deposited in the Treasury and 
     used for Federal budget deficit reduction.''.
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  SA 3177. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. Cornyn, Mrs. Murray, and 
Mr. Udall) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       In section 1401, strike subsection (b) and insert the 
     following:
       (b) Definitions.--Section 1401 of the Agricultural Act of 
     2014 (7 U.S.C. 9051) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (10) as 
     paragraphs (5) through (11), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
       ``(4) Catastrophic coverage.--The term `catastrophic 
     coverage' means coverage under section 1406(a)(2)(B).'';
       (3) in paragraph (6) (as so redesignated)--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``Margin 
     protection program'' and inserting ``Dairy risk coverage'';
       (B) by striking ``margin protection program'' the first 
     place it appears and inserting ``dairy risk coverage''; and
       (C) by striking ``the margin protection program'' and 
     inserting ``dairy risk coverage'';
       (4) in paragraph (7) (as so redesignated)--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``Margin 
     protection program'' and inserting ``Dairy risk coverage'';
       (B) by striking ``margin protection program'' the first 
     place it appears and inserting ``dairy risk coverage''; and
       (C) by striking ``the margin protection program pursuant 
     to''; and
       (5) in paragraphs (8) and (9) (as so redesignated), by 
     striking ``the margin protection program'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``dairy risk coverage''.
       In section 1401(e), strike paragraph (3) and insert the 
     following:
       (3) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in each of paragraphs (1), (3), and (4), by striking 
     ``the margin protection program'' and inserting ``dairy risk 
     coverage''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(5) Catastrophic coverage.--A participating dairy 
     operation may elect to receive catastrophic coverage instead 
     of paying a premium under section 1407.'';
       In section 1401(e)(4)(A), strike ``and'' at the end.
       In section 1401(e)(4), add at the end the following:
       (C) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) by striking ``The administrative'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) In general.--The administrative''; and
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Catastrophic coverage.--In addition to the 
     administrative fee under subparagraph (A), a participating 
     dairy operation that elects to receive catastrophic coverage 
     shall pay an additional administrative fee of $100.''; and
       In section 1401(g), strike paragraph (3) and insert the 
     following:
       (3) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by striking ``to $4.00'' and all that follows through 
     ``$5.50'' and inserting the following: ``to--
       ``(A) in the case of catastrophic coverage, $5.00;
       ``(B) $5.50''; and
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) in the case of production subject to premiums under 
     section 1407(b), any amount described in subparagraph (B), 
     $8.50, or $9.00; and''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) by striking ``(2) a percentage'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(2)(A) a percentage'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (A) (as so designated)--

       (I) by striking ``beginning with 25 percent and not 
     exceeding'' and inserting ``that does not exceed''; and
       (II) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; 
     or''; and

       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) in the case of catastrophic coverage, a coverage 
     level of 40 percent of the production history of the 
     participating dairy operation.''; and
       In section 1401(h)(3), strike subparagraph (A) and insert 
     the following:
       (A) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) by striking ``Except as'' and all that follows through 
     ``the'' and inserting ``The'';
       (ii) by striking the rows relating to the $4.00, $4.50, and 
     $5.00 coverage levels;
       (iii) by striking ``$0.009'' and inserting ``$0.02'';
       (iv) by striking ``$0.016'' and inserting ``$0.04'';
       (v) by striking ``$0.040'' and inserting ``$0.07'';
       (vi) by striking ``$0.063'' and inserting ``$0.10'';
       (vii) by striking ``$0.087'' and inserting ``$0.12'';
       (viii) by striking ``$0.142'' and inserting ``$0.14''; and
       (ix) by adding at the end of the table the following:

                     ``$8.50                                $0.16
                       $9.00                         $0.18''; and
 

       In section 1401(h), strike paragraph (4) and insert the 
     following:
       (4) in subsection (c)(2)--
       (A) by striking the rows relating to the $4.00, $4.50, and 
     $5.00 coverage levels;
       (B) by striking ``$0.100'' and inserting ``$0.144'';
       (C) by striking ``$0.155'' and inserting ``$0.24'';
       (D) by striking ``$0.290'' and inserting ``$0.42'';
       (E) by striking ``$0.830'' and inserting ``$1.08'';
       (F) by striking ``$1.060'' and inserting ``$1.32''; and
       (G) by striking ``$1.360'' and inserting ``$1.68'';
       In section 1431(j) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (as 
     amended by section 1413(a)), strike ``$5,000,000 for fiscal 
     year 2019 and'' and insert ``$8,000,000 for fiscal year 2019, 
     and $5,000,000 for''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3178. Mr. GARDNER (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural

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and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. PROHIBITION.

       (a) Amendment.--Chapter 2 of title 18, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 40A. Use of unauthorized unmanned aircrafts over 
       wildfires

       ``(a) Unmanned Aircraft Defined.--In this section, the term 
     `unmanned aircraft' has the meaning given the term in section 
     331 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 
     U.S.C. 40101 note).
       ``(b) Offense.--It shall be unlawful for any person to 
     operate an unmanned aircraft over a wildfire without 
     authorization from relevant Federal agency personnel or any 
     individual designated by a State or unit of local government 
     to authorize such activity.
       ``(c) Penalty.--Any person who violates subsection (b) 
     shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not less than 
     1 year, or both.''.
       (b) Table of Sections Amendment.--The table of section for 
     chapter 2 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by 
     inserting after the item relating to section 40 the 
     following:

``40A. Use of unauthorized unmanned aircrafts over wildfires.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3179. Ms. COLLINS (for herself, Mr. Brown, Ms. Hassan, and Mr. 
Tillis) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 43___. PURCHASES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED FOODS UNDER SCHOOL 
                   LUNCH PROGRAM.

       Section 9(j)(3) of the Richard B. Russell National School 
     Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(j)(3)) is amended--
       (1) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; 
     and'';
       (2) by striking ``Program, to use'' and inserting the 
     following: ``Program--
       ``(A) to use''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) to use `locally grown', `locally raised', or `locally 
     caught' as a product specification.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3180. Mr. CRAPO (for himself, Mr. Risch, and Mrs. McCaskill) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. USE OF AUTHORIZED PESTICIDES; DISCHARGES OF 
                   PESTICIDES; REPORT.

       (a) Use of Authorized Pesticides.--Section 3(f) of the 
     Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 
     136a(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(5) Use of authorized pesticides.--Except as provided in 
     section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
     U.S.C. 1342), the Administrator or a State shall not require 
     a permit under that Act for a discharge from a point source 
     into navigable waters of--
       ``(A) a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use 
     under this Act; or
       ``(B) the residue of the pesticide, resulting from the 
     application of the pesticide.''.
       (b) Discharges of Pesticides.--Section 402 of the Federal 
     Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(s) Discharges of Pesticides.--
       ``(1) No permit requirement.--Except as provided in 
     paragraph (2), a permit shall not be required by the 
     Administrator or a State under this Act for a discharge from 
     a point source into navigable waters of--
       ``(A) a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use 
     under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
     (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.); or
       ``(B) the residue of the pesticide, resulting from the 
     application of the pesticide.
       ``(2) Exceptions.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the 
     following discharges of a pesticide or pesticide residue:
       ``(A) A discharge resulting from the application of a 
     pesticide in violation of a provision of the Federal 
     Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et 
     seq.) relevant to protecting water quality if--
       ``(i) the discharge would not have occurred without the 
     violation; or
       ``(ii) the amount of pesticide or pesticide residue in the 
     discharge is greater than would have occurred without the 
     violation.
       ``(B) Stormwater discharges subject to regulation under 
     subsection (p).
       ``(C) The following discharges subject to regulation under 
     this section:
       ``(i) Manufacturing or industrial effluent.
       ``(ii) Treatment works effluent.
       ``(iii) Discharges incidental to the normal operation of a 
     vessel, including a discharge resulting from ballasting 
     operations or vessel biofouling prevention.''.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency, in consultation with the Secretary, shall 
     submit a report to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation 
     and Infrastructure and the Committee on Agriculture of the 
     House of Representatives that includes--
       (1) the status of intra-agency coordination between the 
     Office of Water and the Office of Pesticide Programs of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency regarding streamlining 
     information collection, standards of review, and data use 
     relating to water quality impacts from the registration and 
     use of pesticides;
       (2) an analysis of the effectiveness of current regulatory 
     actions relating to pesticide registration and use aimed at 
     protecting water quality; and
       (3) any recommendations on how the Federal Insecticide, 
     Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.) can be 
     modified to better protect water quality and human health.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3181. Mr. ENZI (for himself and Mr. Wyden) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 9107 and insert the following:

     SEC. 9107. RURAL ENERGY FOR AMERICA PROGRAM.

       Section 9007 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8107) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)(1)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) to purchase and install efficient energy equipment or 
     systems.'';
       (2) in subsection (e), by striking ``(g)'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``(f)'';
       (3) by striking subsection (f);
       (4) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (f); and
       (5) in subsection (f) (as so redesignated), in paragraph 
     (3), by striking ``$20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 
     through 2018'' and inserting ``$50,000,000 for each of fiscal 
     years 2019 through 2023''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3182. Mr. TESTER (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, and Ms. Heitkamp) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 62__. EXPANSION AND CLARIFICATION OF EXISTING AUTHORITY.

       Section 306F of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 
     U.S.C. 936f) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Rural Utilities 
     Service'' in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) and all 
     that follows through the period at the end of subparagraph 
     (B) and inserting ``rural development mission area.''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``, including a 
     community within any former Indian reservation,'' before 
     ``with respect to which''; and
       (2) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Rural Utilities Service 
     to qualified utilities or applicants'' and inserting ``rural 
     development mission area to qualified applicants''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Rural Utilities Service 
     to facilitate the construction, acquisition, or improvement 
     of infrastructure'' and inserting ``rural development mission 
     area''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3183. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 43__. MEDICALLY TAILORED MEALS PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' means an 
     entity that is a partnership between a food organization and 
     a health organization.

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       (2) Food organization.--The term ``food organization'' 
     means--
       (A) a medically tailored meals organization;
       (B) an emergency feeding organization (as defined in 
     section 201A of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 
     U.S.C. 7501));
       (C) a senior center or other organization that provides 
     meals to older individuals;
       (D) a farmer's market;
       (E) a community-supported agriculture program;
       (F) an agricultural cooperative;
       (G) a local public benefit corporation; and
       (H) a nonprofit organization focused on food insecurity or 
     improving local food systems, such as a food hub or a Meals 
     on Wheels program.
       (3) Health organization.--The term ``health organization'' 
     means--
       (A) a Federally-qualified health center (as defined in 
     section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1396d(l)(2)(B)));
       (B) a hospital or clinic operated by the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs;
       (C) a facility operated by the Indian Health Service or the 
     governing body of an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of 
     the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act 
     (25 U.S.C. 5304));
       (D) a nonprofit hospital that is--
       (i) a critical access hospital (as defined in section 
     1861(mm)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1395x(mm)(1)));
       (ii) a disproportionate share hospital that receives 
     payments under section 1886(d)(5)(F) of the Social Security 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(5)(F)); or
       (iii) a Medicare-dependent, small rural hospital (as 
     defined in section 1886(d)(5)(G)(iv) of the Social Security 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(5)(G)(iv))); and
       (E) a sole community hospital (as defined in section 
     1886(d)(5)(D)(iii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1395ww(d)(5)(D)(iii))).
       (4) Low-income household.--The term ``low-income 
     household'' means a household--
       (A) in which 1 or more individuals are receiving--
       (i) assistance under a State program funded under part A of 
     title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
       (ii) supplemental security income payments under title XVI 
     of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.);
       (iii) supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits 
     under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et 
     seq.);
       (iv) assistance under the Medicaid program under title XIX 
     of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.);
       (v) free or reduced price school meals under the Richard B. 
     Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) or 
     the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.);
       (vi) assistance under the low-income home energy assistance 
     program established under the Low-Income Home Energy 
     Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621 et seq.); or
       (vii) payments under--

       (I) section 1315, 1521, 1541, or 1542 of title 38, United 
     States Code; or
       (II) section 306 of the Veterans' and Survivors' Pension 
     Improvement Act of 1978 (38 U.S.C. 1521 note; Public Law 95-
     588); or

       (B) that has an income that, as determined by the State in 
     which the household is located, does not exceed the greater 
     of--
       (i) an amount equal to 200 percent of the poverty level for 
     that State; and
       (ii) an amount equal to 80 percent of the median income for 
     that State.
       (5) Medically tailored meals organization.--The term 
     ``medically tailored meals organization'' means an entity 
     that has experience providing medically tailored meals and 
     individualized medical nutrition therapy or nutrition 
     counseling to meal recipients, as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       (6) Medically tailored meals program.--The term ``medically 
     tailored meals program'' means a program under which meals 
     are designed by a registered dietitian or other nutrition 
     professional, as determined by the Secretary, to benefit a 
     low-income individual with a chronic condition.
       (7) Wellness.--The term ``wellness'' means the 8 dimensions 
     of wellness described by the Secretary of Health and Human 
     Services for purposes of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness 
     program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
     Services Administration.
       (b) Establishment.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, in coordination with other 
     applicable Federal agencies, shall establish a program under 
     which the Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities 
     to conduct pilot projects to demonstrate and evaluate the 
     impact of a medically tailored meals program on low-income 
     individuals with 1 or more chronic conditions that may be 
     improved by access to a healthy diet.
       (2) Duration.--The Secretary shall carry out the program 
     under paragraph (1) for a 5-year period beginning on the date 
     that is 5 months after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (3) Location.--The Secretary shall award grants under 
     paragraph (1) to eligible entities that are located in not 
     less than 10 States.
       (c) Grants.--
       (1) Application.--
       (A) In general.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
     subsection (b)(1), an eligible entity shall submit to the 
     Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and 
     containing such information as the Secretary shall require, 
     including the information described in subparagraph (B).
       (B) Contents.--An application submitted under subparagraph 
     (A) shall include--
       (i) a description of the methods by which a medically 
     tailored meals program will target low-income individuals 
     with 1 or more chronic conditions that may be improved by 
     access to a healthy diet;
       (ii) a plan for the screening and enrollment of the 
     individuals targeted under clause (i);
       (iii) a plan for the evaluation of each individual that is 
     participating in the medically tailored meals program--

       (I)(aa) at the time of entrance into the program, after 3 
     months of participation in the program, and after 6 months of 
     participation in the program; or
       (bb) halfway through the duration of the program and at the 
     completion of the program; and
       (II) that includes a plan to conduct an assessment of--

       (aa) the health of the individual, including--
       (AA) the effect on each identified chronic condition of the 
     individual and on the overall health of the individual;
       (BB) the reliance of the individual on medication to 
     control each identified chronic condition of the individual; 
     and
       (CC) the perception of the individual of the overall 
     personal health and wellness of that individual;
       (bb) any reduction of individual and household food 
     insecurity;
       (cc) any reduction in overall health care spending and 
     costs, including out-of-pocket costs, in-patient 
     hospitalization, emergency department visits, emergency 
     transport, and spending on medication;
       (dd) any increased consumption of domestic fruits and 
     vegetables; and
       (ee) any other clinically significant factor, as determined 
     by the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of 
     Health and Human Services.
       (iv) a description of a plan to include educational 
     opportunities relating to nutrition for individuals 
     participating in a medically tailored meals program;
       (v) a description of the partnership that constitutes the 
     eligible entity and the role of each partner in carrying out 
     a medically tailored meals program;
       (vi) documentation of any necessary partnership agreements 
     or memoranda of understanding with a State Medicaid agency or 
     other appropriate entity to evaluate the effectiveness of a 
     medically tailored meals program in reducing health care use 
     and associated costs; and
       (vii) a description of the methodology for the collection 
     and aggregation of data under subsection (d)(1) to analyze 
     the benefit of a medically tailored meals program on 
     individuals participating in that program.
       (C) Submission deadline.--The Secretary shall not accept an 
     application under subparagraph (A) that is submitted less 
     than 1 year before the date on which the program terminates 
     under subsection (b)(2).
       (2) Priority.--The Secretary shall give priority to an 
     eligible entity submitting an application under paragraph (1) 
     that--
       (A) is a nonprofit organization that has demonstrable 
     experience, as determined by the Secretary, in--
       (i) providing medically tailored meals to individuals;
       (ii) reducing individual and household food insecurity; or
       (iii) providing low-income individuals with access to 
     health care;
       (B) is located in a State that has one of the 5 oldest 
     populations, as measured by median age;
       (C) is located in a State that has an agreement with the 
     Federal Government that contains targets for health outcomes 
     and quality of care that include prioritization of chronic 
     conditions; or
       (D) has demonstrated support for the development of local 
     or regional agriculture and food systems, as determined by 
     the Secretary.
       (3) Grant duration.--A grant awarded under this section 
     shall be for a period of not less than 2 years.
       (d) Pilot Projects.--
       (1) In general.--An eligible entity conducting a pilot 
     project under a grant awarded under subsection (b)(1) shall 
     measure and evaluate the impact of the pilot project on the 
     factors described in items (aa) through (ee) of subsection 
     (c)(1)(B)(iii)(II).
       (2) Individual participation.--An eligible entity 
     conducting a pilot project under a grant awarded under 
     subsection (b)(1) shall ensure that an individual 
     participating in the pilot project is enrolled and active in 
     the pilot project for not less than 1 year.
       (e) Technical Assistance.--Of the funds under subsection 
     (g), the Secretary may use not more than $1,000,000 to 
     provide technical assistance to eligible entities awarded 
     grants under subsection (b)(1).
       (f) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the termination 
     of the program under subsection (b)(2), the Secretary shall 
     submit to the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on 
     Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the 
     Senate a report that contains the recommendations of the 
     Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Human 
     Services--

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       (1) on the advisability and feasibility of the continuation 
     or expansion of that program; and
       (2) that are based on the impact of the program on the 
     factors described in items (aa) through (ee) of subsection 
     (c)(1)(B)(iii)(II).
       (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000 for 
     each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3184. Mr. YOUNG (for himself, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Coons, 
and Mr. Gardner) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12520. NATIONAL ECONOMIC SECURITY STRATEGY.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the national security of the United States depends in 
     large part on a vibrant, growing, and secure United States 
     economy;
       (2) the United States confronts more international economic 
     competition and threats today than at any time in the 
     Nation's history;
       (3) a failure of the United States to compete economically 
     will undermine the prosperity and security of the people of 
     the United States;
       (4) the United States is stronger when the national 
     security strategy integrates economic tools in the service of 
     foreign policy objectives;
       (5) it is in the national security and economic interests 
     of the United States--
       (A) to promote free, fair, and reciprocal economic 
     relationships between the United States and foreign 
     individuals and entities;
       (B) to promote and protect the United States innovation 
     base, including the defense industrial base;
       (C) to ensure that the United States leads in research, 
     technology, and innovation;
       (D) to counter anticompetitive economic behavior, policies, 
     and strategies by foreign individuals and entities;
       (E) to promote environmental stewardship; and
       (F) to ensure workers and families in the United States 
     have the opportunity to thrive with competitive wages and are 
     not unfairly disadvantaged;
       (6) the Federal Government has a limited, but important, 
     role in facilitating the ability of the United States to 
     compete successfully in the international economic 
     competition described in paragraph (2); and
       (7) the Federal Government should periodically produce a 
     national economic security strategy--
       (A) to ensure Federal policies, statutes, regulations, 
     procedures, data gathering, and assessment practices are 
     optimally designed and implemented to facilitate the 
     competitiveness, prosperity, and security of the United 
     States; and
       (B) maximally advance economic opportunity for present and 
     future generations of United States citizens.
       (b) Strategy Required.--
       (1) Initial strategy.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the President, in 
     coordination with the National Security Council and the 
     National Economic Council and the heads of other relevant 
     Federal agencies, shall submit to the appropriate 
     congressional committees a report setting forth a national 
     economic security strategy of the United States to support 
     the national security strategy for 2017.
       (2) Subsequent strategies.--Beginning in 2021, the 
     President, in coordination with the National Security Council 
     and the National Economic Council and the heads of other 
     relevant Federal agencies, shall submit to the appropriate 
     congressional committees a national economic security 
     strategy--
       (A) in any year in which a new President is inaugurated, 
     not later than October 1 of that year; and
       (B) in any other year, not later than 90 days after the 
     transmission to Congress in that year of the national 
     security strategy.
       (c) Elements.--Each report required by subsection (b) shall 
     set forth a national economic security strategy of the United 
     States and shall, at a minimum, include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the global competitive position of key 
     United States economic sectors, including strengths, 
     weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
       (2) An assessment of the national debt and its implications 
     for the economic and national security of the United States.
       (3) A description and discussion of the prioritized 
     economic security interests and objectives of the United 
     States, including key economic sectors vital to economic 
     security of the United States.
       (4) A description of the leading threats, challenges, and 
     opportunities associated with the interests and objectives 
     described in paragraph (3), including--
       (A) an assessment of the severity and likelihood of the 
     threats, both foreign and domestic, and an explicit linking 
     of each such threat to a national interest or objective;
       (B) an assessment of the nature of the challenges and how 
     each challenge will evolve if left unaddressed; and
       (C) an assessment of the opportunities and associated 
     potential benefits to United States interests or objectives.
       (5) An overview of the public and private sector tools 
     necessary to address or minimize the leading threats and 
     challenges described in paragraph (4) and to take advantage 
     of the leading opportunities described in that paragraph.
       (6) An assessment of whether the United States Government 
     or private sector possesses those tools.
       (7) For each such threat, challenge, or opportunity that 
     the United States Government or private sector lack 
     sufficient tools to address, minimize, or take advantage of, 
     a detailed plan to develop, improve, or foster those tools.
       (8) A plan to utilize available tools to address or 
     minimize the leading threats and challenges and to take 
     advantage of the leading opportunities, including--
       (A) a discussion of the optimal allocation of finite 
     resources and an identification of the risks associated with 
     that allocation;
       (B) specific objectives, tasks, metrics, and milestones for 
     each relevant Federal agency;
       (C) specific plans to eliminate obstacles for the private 
     sector in areas supportive of the national economic security 
     strategy and to maximize the prudent use of public-private 
     partnerships;
       (D) specific plans to eliminate obstacles to strengthening 
     United States energy security, sustainability, and resilience 
     in areas supportive of the national economic security 
     strategy, including energy diversity and sustainable 
     management and use of energy resources;
       (E) specific plans to promote environmental stewardship and 
     fair competition for United States workers;
       (F) a description of--
       (i) how the national economic security strategy supports 
     the national security strategy; and
       (ii) how the national economic security strategy is 
     integrated and coordinated with the most recent national 
     defense strategy under section 113(g) of title 10, United 
     States Code;
       (G) a plan to encourage the governments of countries that 
     are allies or partners of the United States to cooperate with 
     the execution of the national economic security strategy, 
     where appropriate; and
       (H) a plan to encourage certain international and 
     multilateral organizations to support the implementation of 
     the national economic security strategy.
       (9) An identification of any additional resources or 
     statutory authorizations necessary to implement the national 
     economic security strategy.
       (d) Form of Report.--Each report required by subsection (b) 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a 
     classified annex.
       (e) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
     ``appropriate congressional committees'' means--
       (A) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation, the Committee on Finance, and the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
       (B) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee 
     on Financial Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and 
     the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (2) National security strategy.--The term ``national 
     security strategy'' means the national security strategy 
     required by section 108 of the National Security Act of 1947 
     (50 U.S.C. 3043).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3185. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. REGULATORY RELIEF FOR BANKS DURING DISASTERS.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section--
       (1) the terms ``depository institution'' and ``State'' have 
     the meanings given those terms in section 3 of the Federal 
     Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813); and
       (2) the term ``major disaster'' has the meaning given the 
     term in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
     and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).
       (b) Requirement.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 15 days after the date on 
     which a designated point of contact within the Federal 
     Deposit Insurance Corporation receives notice from the 
     President or the Governor of a State that the President has 
     declared a major disaster under section 401 of the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5170) or the Governor has declared a state of disaster 
     for all or part of that State, as applicable, the Federal 
     Deposit Insurance Corporation shall issue guidance to 
     depository institutions located in the area for which the 
     President declared the

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     major disaster or the Governor declared a state of disaster, 
     as applicable, for reducing regulatory burdens for borrowers 
     and communities in order to facilitate recovery from the 
     disaster.
       (2) Contents.--The guidance issued under paragraph (1) 
     shall include instructions from the Federal Deposit Insurance 
     Corporation consistent with existing flexibility for a major 
     disaster declared under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford 
     Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
     5170).
       (c) Additional Guidance.--Not later than 180 days of the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Office of the Comptroller 
     of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal 
     Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 
     and the National Credit Union Administration shall jointly 
     issue guidance for depository institutions affected by a 
     state of disaster that is comparable to the guidance issued 
     by those entities in December 2017 entitled ``Interagency 
     Supervisory Examiner Guidance for Institutions Affected by a 
     Major Disaster''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3186. Mr. CORNYN (for himself and Mr. Cruz) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 1501, strike ``(c) Tree Assistance Program.--'' 
     and insert the following:
       (c) Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and 
     Farm-raised Fish.--Section 1501(d)(2) of the Agricultural Act 
     of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9081(d)(2)) is amended by inserting ``, 
     including inspections of cattle tick fever'' before the 
     period at the end.
       (d) Tree Assistance Program.--
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3187. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86___. RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE LAND USE DESIGNATION 
                   FOR TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Associated facility.--The term ``associated facility'' 
     means any facility or corridor needed to access, develop, 
     construct, or maintain renewable a renewable energy resource 
     project.
       (2) Renewable energy resource.--The term ``renewable energy 
     resource'' means public or private hydropower, geothermal, 
     wind, hydrokinetic, solar, wave, or biomass.
       (b) Renewable Energy Resource Land Use Designation.--As 
     soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, 
     the Secretary shall amend the land and resource management 
     plan for the Tongass National Forest to include a renewable 
     energy resource land use designation to allow for the 
     planning, design, permitting, and development of renewable 
     energy resource projects, plans of operations, and associated 
     facilities.
       (c) Application of the Renewable Energy Resource Land Use 
     Designation.--The renewable energy resource land use 
     designation included in the land and resource management plan 
     for the Tongass National Forest under subsection (b) shall--
       (1) function as an overlay; and
       (2) take precedence over any underlying land use 
     designation, subject to applicable law, regardless of whether 
     the area is identified as an avoidance area in the land and 
     resource management plan for the Tongass National Forest.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3188. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 84___. STEWARDSHIP END RESULT CONTRACTING PROJECTS.

       Section 604(d)(3)(B) of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act 
     of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6591c(d)(3)(B)) is amended by striking 
     ``exceed 10 years.'' and inserting the following ``exceed--
       ``(1) in the case of a project carried out in Forest 
     Service Region 10, 20 years; and
       ``(2) in the case of a project carried out in any other 
     region of the Forest Service, 10 years.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3189. Ms. MURKOWSKI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 84___. MAXIMUM TERM OF CONTRACT FOR STEWARDSHIP END 
                   RESULT CONTRACTING PROJECTS.

       Section 604(d)(3)(B) of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act 
     of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6591c(d)(3)(B)) is amended by striking 
     ``10'' and inserting ``20''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3190. Mr. DONNELLY (for himself and Mr. Manchin) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 366, strike lines 5 through 14 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(v) for fiscal year 2019, $45,000,000;
       ``(vi) for fiscal year 2020, $48,000,000;
       ``(vii) for fiscal year 2021, $49,000,000;
       ``(viii) for fiscal year 2022, $50,000,000; and
       ``(ix) for fiscal year 2023, $50,000,000; and''; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3191. Mr. DONNELLY (for himself, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Fischer) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 6105, insert the following:

     SEC. 6106. FUNDING FOR RURAL-SERVING COMMUNITY COLLEGES; 
                   DEPOSIT IN RURAL FACILITIES ACCOUNT.

       (a) Funding for Rural-serving Community Colleges.--Section 
     306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1926(a)) (as amended by section 6105) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(28) Rural-serving community colleges.--
       ``(A) Definition of rural-serving community college.--In 
     this paragraph, the term `rural-serving community college' 
     means a community college (as defined in section 1473E(a) of 
     the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching 
     Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319e(a))) that--
       ``(i)(I) predominantly serves a rural area or is located in 
     a rural area; but
       ``(II) is not located in a town with a population greater 
     than 50,000; and
       ``(ii) submits to the Secretary an application for a loan, 
     loan guarantee, or grant under this paragraph at such time, 
     in such manner, and containing such information as the 
     Secretary may require.
       ``(B) Loans, loan guarantees, and grants.--The Secretary 
     may provide loans, loan guarantees, and grants to rural-
     serving community colleges in accordance with the purposes of 
     paragraphs (1), (19), (20), and (21).
       ``(C) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this 
     paragraph $10,000,000 for each fiscal year.''.
       (b) Deposit in Rural Facilities Account.--Section 
     381E(d)(1) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act 
     (7 U.S.C. 2009d(d)(1)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; or''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) loans, loan guarantees, and grants to rural-serving 
     community colleges under section 306(a)(28).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3192. Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. Thune, Mr. Durbin, Mr. 
Udall, Ms. Harris, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Heinrich, and Mrs. Feinstein) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 1601(1)(B), strike clause (iv) and insert the 
     following:
       (iv) in subparagraph (D) (as so redesignated)--

       (I) by striking ``This paragraph'' and inserting the 
     following:

       ``(i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), this 
     paragraph'';

       (II) in clause (i) (as so designated), by striking ``and 
     Nebraska'' and inserting ``Nebraska, California, Illinois, 
     and New Mexico''; and
       (III) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(ii) Election.--A governor of a State other than a State 
     described in clause (i) may elect to have this paragraph 
     apply to the State.'';

       In section 11114, strike paragraph (4) and insert the 
     following:
       (4) in paragraph (4) (as so redesignated)--
       (A) by striking ``This subsection'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), this 
     subsection'';
       (B) in subparagraph (A) (as so designated), by striking 
     ``and Nebraska'' and inserting

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     ``Nebraska, California, Illinois, and New Mexico''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Election.--A governor of a State other than a State 
     described in subparagraph (A) may elect to have this 
     paragraph apply to the State.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3193. Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. Thune, Mr. Durbin, Mr. 
Udall, Ms. Harris, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Heinrich, and Mrs. Feinstein) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 11114, strike paragraph (4) and insert the 
     following:
       (4) in paragraph (4) (as so redesignated)--
       (A) by striking ``This subsection'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), this 
     subsection'';
       (B) in subparagraph (A) (as so designated), by striking 
     ``and Nebraska'' and inserting ``Nebraska, Illinois, 
     California, and New Mexico''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Election.--A governor of a State other than a State 
     described in subparagraph (A) may elect to have this 
     paragraph apply to the State.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3194. Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. Thune, Mr. Durbin, Mr. 
Udall, Ms. Duckworth, Ms. Harris, Mr. Heinrich, and Mrs. Feinstein) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 1601(1)(B), strike clause (iv) and insert the 
     following:
       (iv) in subparagraph (D) (as so redesignated)--

       (I) by striking ``This paragraph'' and inserting the 
     following:

       ``(i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), this 
     paragraph'';

       (II) in clause (i) (as so designated), by striking ``and 
     Nebraska'' and inserting ``Nebraska, Illinois, California, 
     and New Mexico''; and
       (III) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(ii) Election.--A governor of a State other than a State 
     described in clause (i) may elect to have this paragraph 
     apply to the State.'';
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3195. Mr. UDALL (for himself, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Smith, Mr. 
Tester, and Ms. Heitkamp) submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and 
continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of 
Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12519. SELF-DETERMINATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT WITH 
                   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

       Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
     Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5321 et seq.) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 112. SELF-DETERMINATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT WITH 
                   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Adjacent land.--The term `adjacent land', when used 
     with respect to an Indian tribe, means National Forest System 
     land that is--
       ``(A) under the jurisdiction of the Secretary; and
       ``(B) bordering or adjacent to the Indian forest land or 
     rangeland under the jurisdiction of the Indian tribe.
       ``(2) Covered activity.--The term `covered activity' means 
     an activity authorized under section 2(b) of the Tribal 
     Forest Protection Act of 2004 (25 U.S.C. 3115a et seq.) on 
     adjacent land that--
       ``(A) addresses--
       ``(i) fire, disease, or any other threat to the Indian 
     forest land or rangeland under the jurisdiction of the Indian 
     tribe; or
       ``(ii) land restoration that will benefit the Indian forest 
     land or rangeland; and
       ``(B) complies with the applicable land management plan 
     prepared pursuant to section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland 
     Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1604).
       ``(3) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means an 
     Indian tribe that can demonstrate a history of success in 
     managing forest activities, including forestry activities 
     carried out through contracts or self-governance compacts 
     under this Act.
       ``(4) National forest system land.--The term `National 
     Forest System land' has the meaning given the term `Federal 
     land' in section 2(a)(1)(A) of the Tribal Forest Protection 
     Act of 2004 (25 U.S.C. 3115a(a)(1)(A)).
       ``(5) Indian forest land or rangeland.--The term `Indian 
     forest land or rangeland' has the meaning given the term in 
     section 2(a)(2) of the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004 
     (25 U.S.C. 3115a(a)(2)).
       ``(6) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary 
     of Agriculture.
       ``(b) USDA Forestry Self-determination Demonstration 
     Project Authorized.--The Secretary shall carry out a 
     demonstration project, to be known as the `USDA Forestry 
     Self-Determination Demonstration Project', through which the 
     Secretary shall enter into not more than 10 self-
     determination contracts with eligible entities to plan, 
     conduct, and administer 1 or more covered activities in 
     accordance with this section.
       ``(c) Self-determination Contract.--A self-determination 
     contract entered into under subsection (b) shall have the 
     same terms and conditions, and be subject to the same 
     procedures, regulations, and requirements, as a self-
     determination contract entered into under section 102, except 
     that--
       ``(1) the Secretary and the Department of Agriculture shall 
     be the appropriate Secretary and agency for purposes of a 
     self-determination contract under this section;
       ``(2) not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of 
     this section, the Secretary shall develop a procedure, in 
     consultation with Indian tribes, for Indian tribes to submit 
     proposals for participation in the demonstration project;
       ``(3) to the extent that a self-determination contract is 
     requested regarding a covered activity that is similar to 
     functions already carried out by a tribal organization under 
     a self-determination contract with the Secretary of the 
     Interior under section 102, the Secretary of Agriculture 
     shall structure the self-determination contract under this 
     section to complement, to the extent practicable, the self-
     determination contract entered into under section 102; and
       ``(4) the Secretary, in consultation with the eligible 
     entity, may waive any provision of this title (except for any 
     provision of this section)--
       ``(A) upon the request of the eligible entity in accordance 
     with this Act; or
       ``(B) that the Secretary determines to be appropriate.
       ``(d) Environmental and Other Requirements.--
       ``(1) Rule of construction regarding environmental laws.--
     This section shall be construed, in the same manner as the 
     Tribal Forest Protection Act is construed, to not alter or 
     abridge the application of any of the following:
       ``(A) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
     U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
       ``(B) The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
     seq.).
       ``(C) The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
     1251 et seq.).
       ``(D) Any other applicable Federal environmental law.
       ``(2) Environmental analyses.--Nothing in this section 
     shall be construed to allow the Secretary or an eligible 
     entity to waive completion of any necessary environmental 
     analysis under the Tribal Forest Protection Act (25 U.S.C. 
     3115a) or other applicable Federal law.
       ``(3) Retention of nepa responsibilities.--The Secretary 
     shall make any decision required to be made under the 
     National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
     seq.) and the Tribal Forest Protection Act (25 U.S.C. 3115a) 
     with respect to any covered activity to be carried out on 
     National Forest System land under this section.
       ``(4) Applicability of the administrative procedure act.--
     Nothing in this section shall alter or abridge the 
     application of subchapter II of chapter 5, or chapter 7, of 
     title 5, United States Code with respect to this section.
       ``(e) Technical Assistance.--The Office of Self-Governance 
     of the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall provide technical 
     assistance regarding the self-determination contracts 
     authorized under this section to the Secretary, and to Indian 
     tribes and tribal organizations who request such assistance.
       ``(f) Consideration Requirements.--In addition to the 
     criteria described in subparagraphs (A) through (E) of 
     section 102(a)(2) and the authority under subsection (c)(4), 
     the Secretary shall consider the selection criteria described 
     in section 2(c) of the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004 
     (25 U.S.C. 3115a(c)) and the evaluation factors found in 
     section 2(e) of that Act in considering a request to enter 
     into a self-determination contract under this section.
       ``(g) Limitations.--Any self-determination contract entered 
     into under this section, and the covered activities to be 
     carried out under such contract, shall--
       ``(1) not affect the title to or status of National Forest 
     System land;
       ``(2) be carried out in accordance with the National 
     Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), 
     the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et 
     seq.), and other laws (including regulations) generally 
     applicable to the National Forest System; and
       ``(3) not take place in a wilderness area, wilderness study 
     area, inventoried roadless area, or National Forest System 
     land on which the removal of vegetation is restricted or 
     prohibited.
       ``(h) Termination of Authority.--To provide sufficient 
     support for the USDA Forestry Self-Determination 
     Demonstration Project, the authority provided under 
     subsection (b) shall terminate 5 years after the date on 
     which the Secretary enters into the first self-determination 
     contract under this section.

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       ``(i) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     termination described in subsection (h), the Secretary shall 
     submit a report on the implementation of the USDA Forestry 
     Self-Determination Demonstration Project to the following:
       ``(1) The Committee on Agriculture of the Senate.
       ``(2) The Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate.
       ``(3) The Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(4) The Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3196. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT AMENDMENT.

       Section 2 of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Exception for Black Vultures.--Subsection (a) shall 
     not apply to any black vulture (Coragyps atratus) that an 
     individual reasonably believes to be endangering any real or 
     personal property, including--
       ``(1) livestock;
       ``(2) a vehicle; and
       ``(3) a building.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3197. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. ELECTRONIC FILING AND APPEALS SYSTEM FOR H-2A 
                   PETITIONS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     shall establish a process for filing petitions for 
     nonimmigrant visas under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a)) that ensures that--
       (1) petitioners may file such petitions through the website 
     of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services;
       (2) any software developed to process such petitions 
     indicates to the petitioner any technical deficiency in the 
     application before submission; and
       (3) any petitioner may file such petition in a paper format 
     if such petitioner prefers such format.
       (b) Request for Evidence.--Section 218(h) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1188(h)) is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issues a 
     Request for Evidence to an employer--
       ``(A) the employer may request such Request for Evidence to 
     be delivered in an online format; and
       ``(B) if the employer makes the request described in 
     subparagraph (A)--
       ``(i) the Request for Evidence shall be provided to the 
     employer in an online format; and
       ``(ii) not later than 10 business days after the employer 
     submits the requested evidence online, U.S. Citizenship and 
     Immigration Services shall provide an online response to the 
     employer--
       ``(I) indicating that the submitted evidence is sufficient; 
     or
       ``(II) explaining the reasons that such evidence is not 
     sufficient and providing the employer with an opportunity to 
     address any such deficiency.''.

     SEC. ___. H-2A PROGRAM UPDATES.

       (a) In General.--Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a)) is amended by inserting ``, labor as a 
     year-round equine worker, labor as a year-round livestock 
     worker (including as a dairy or poultry worker)'' before ``, 
     and the pressing of apples''.
       (b) Joint Application; Deficiency Remedy.--Section 
     214(c)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1184(c)(1)) is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(1)''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Multiple employers may submit a joint petition under 
     subparagraph (A) to import aliens as nonimmigrants described 
     in section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a). Upon the approval of such 
     petition, each joint employer shall be subject to the 
     provisions under section 218 with respect to each alien 
     listed in such petition. If any individual party to such a 
     joint contract violates any condition for approval with 
     respect to the application or provisions under section 218 
     with respect to each alien listed in such petition, after 
     notice and opportunity for a hearing, the contract may be 
     modified to remove the party in violation from the contract 
     at no penalty to the remaining parties.
       ``(C) If a petition to import aliens as nonimmigrants 
     described in section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) is denied or if the 
     issuance of visas requested through such petition is delayed 
     due to a problem with the petition, the Director of U.S. 
     Citizenship and Immigration Services shall promptly notify 
     the petitioner of the reasons for such denial or delay and 
     provide the petitioner with reasonable time to remedy the 
     problem.
       ``(D) The period of authorized admission for a nonimmigrant 
     described in section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) under this 
     paragraph may not exceed the shorter of--
       ``(i) the period for which a petitioner under this 
     paragraph has contracted to employ the nonimmigrant; or
       ``(ii) three years.''.
       (c) Labor Certification; Staggered Employment Dates.--
     Section 218(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1188(h)), as amended by section ____(b), is further 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(4) An employer that is seeking to rehire aliens as H-2A 
     workers who previously worked for the employer as H-2A 
     workers may submit a simplified petition, to be developed by 
     the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Labor, which shall include 
     a certification that the employer maintains compliance with 
     all applicable requirements with respect to the employment of 
     such aliens. Such petitions shall be approved upon completion 
     of applicable security screenings.
       ``(5) An employer that is seeking to hire aliens as H-2A 
     workers during different time periods in a given fiscal year 
     may submit a single petition to U.S. Citizenship and 
     Immigration Services that details the time period during 
     which each such alien is expected to be employed.
       ``(6) Upon receiving notification from an employer that the 
     employer's H-2A worker has prematurely abandoned employment 
     or has failed to appear for employment and such employer 
     wishes to replace such worker--
       ``(A) the Secretary of State shall promptly issue a visa 
     under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) to an eligible alien 
     designated by the employer to replace that worker; and
       ``(B) the Secretary of Homeland Security shall promptly 
     admit such alien into the United States upon completion of 
     applicable security screenings.''.
       (d) Satisfaction of Housing Requirements by Voucher.--
     Section 218(c)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1188(c)(4)) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding the first proviso--
       (A) by inserting ``or a voucher for housing'' after 
     ``furnish housing'';
       (B) by striking ``or to secure'' and inserting ``, to 
     secure'';
       (C) by inserting ``, or to provide a voucher to be used by 
     workers in securing such housing'' before the semicolon;
       (2) in the fourth proviso, by inserting ``or a voucher for 
     family housing'' after ``family housing'' the second place it 
     appears; and
       (3) in the fifth proviso--
       (A) by inserting ``or housing vouchers'' after ``secure 
     housing''; and
       (B) by inserting ``or housing voucher'' after ``whether the 
     housing''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3198. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title XI, add the following:

     SEC. 11618. SECURE AND FAIR BANKING ENFORCEMENT.

       (a) Safe Harbor for Depository Institutions.--A Federal 
     banking regulator may not--
       (1) terminate or limit the deposit insurance or share 
     insurance of a depository institution under the Federal 
     Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1811 et seq.) or the Federal 
     Credit Union Act (12 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) solely because the 
     depository institution provides or has provided financial 
     services to a hemp-related legitimate business;
       (2) prohibit, penalize, or otherwise discourage a 
     depository institution from providing financial services to a 
     hemp-related legitimate business or to a State or Indian 
     tribe that exercises jurisdiction over hemp-related 
     legitimate businesses;
       (3) recommend, incentivize, or encourage a depository 
     institution not to offer financial services to the owner, 
     operator, or an individual that is an account holder of a 
     hemp-related legitimate business, or downgrade or cancel 
     financial services offered to an account holder of a hemp-
     related legitimate business solely because--
       (A) the account holder later becomes a hemp-related 
     legitimate business; or
       (B) the depository institution was not aware that the 
     account holder is the owner or operator of a hemp-related 
     legitimate business; and
       (4) take any adverse or corrective supervisory action on a 
     loan to an owner or operator of--
       (A) a hemp-related legitimate business solely because the 
     business owner or operator is a hemp-related business without 
     express statutory authority, as in effect on the day before 
     the date of enactment of this Act; or

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       (B) real estate or equipment that is leased or sold to a 
     hemp-related legitimate business solely because the owner or 
     operator of the real estate or equipment leased or sold the 
     equipment or real estate to a hemp-related legitimate 
     business.
       (b) Protections Under Federal Law.--
       (1) In general.--In a State, political subdivision of a 
     State, or Indian country that allows the cultivation, 
     production, manufacturing, transportation, display, 
     dispensing, distribution, sale, or purchase of hemp pursuant 
     to a law (including regulations) of the State, political 
     subdivision of the State, or the Indian tribe that has 
     jurisdiction over the Indian country, as applicable, a 
     depository institution and the officers, director, and 
     employees of the depository institution that provides 
     financial services to a hemp-related legitimate business may 
     not be held liable pursuant to any Federal law (including 
     regulations)--
       (A) solely for providing the financial services pursuant to 
     the law (including regulations) of the State, political 
     subdivision of the State, or Indian tribe; or
       (B) for further investing any income derived from the 
     financial services.
       (2) Forfeiture.--A depository institution that has a legal 
     interest in the collateral for a loan made to an owner or 
     operator of a hemp-related legitimate business, or to an 
     owner or operator of real estate or equipment that is leased 
     or sold to a hemp-related legitimate business, shall not be 
     subject to criminal, civil, or administrative forfeiture of 
     that legal interest pursuant to any Federal law for providing 
     the loan or other financial services solely because the 
     collateral is owned by a hemp-related business.
       (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall 
     require a depository institution to provide financial 
     services to a hemp-related legitimate business.
       (d) Requirements for Filing Suspicious Activity Reports.--
     Section 5318(g) of title 31, United States Code, is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(5) Requirements for hemp-related businesses.--
       ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph--
       ``(i) the term `financial service' means a financial 
     product or service, as defined in section 1002 of the Dodd-
     Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (12 
     U.S.C. 5481);
       ``(ii) the term `hemp' has the meaning given the term in 
     section 10111 of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018;
       ``(iii) the term `hemp-related legitimate business' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 11618(e) of the Agriculture 
     and Nutrition Act of 2018;
       ``(iv) the term `Indian country' has the meaning given the 
     term in section 1151 of title 18; and
       ``(v) the term `Indian tribe' has the meaning given the 
     term in section 102 of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe 
     List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a).
       ``(B) Reporting of suspicious transactions.--A financial 
     institution or any director, officer, employee, or agent of a 
     financial institution that reports a suspicious activity 
     related to a transaction by a hemp-related legitimate 
     business shall comply with appropriate guidance issued by the 
     Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The Secretary shall 
     ensure that the guidance is consistent with the purpose and 
     intent of this paragraph and does not inhibit the provision 
     of financial services to a hemp-related legitimate business 
     in a State, political subdivision of a State, or Indian 
     country that has allowed the cultivation, production, 
     manufacturing, transportation, display, dispensing, 
     distribution, sale, or purchase of hemp, or any other conduct 
     relating to hemp, pursuant to law or regulation of the State, 
     the political subdivision of the State, or Indian tribe that 
     has jurisdiction over the Indian country.''.
       (e) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Company.--The term ``company'' means a partnership, 
     corporation, association, (incorporated or unincorporated), 
     trust, estate, cooperative organization, State, or any other 
     entity.
       (2) Depository institution.--The term ``depository 
     institution'' means--
       (A) a depository institution as defined in section 3(c) of 
     the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813(c));
       (B) a Federal credit union as defined in section 101 of the 
     Federal Credit Union Act (12 U.S.C. 1752); or
       (C) a State credit union as defined in section 101 of the 
     Federal Credit Union Act (12 U.S.C. 1752).
       (3) Federal banking regulator.--The term ``Federal banking 
     regulator'' means each of the Board of Governors of the 
     Federal Reserve System, the Bureau of Consumer Financial 
     Protection, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the 
     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National 
     Credit Union Administration, or any Federal agency or 
     department that regulates banking or financial services, as 
     determined by the Secretary of the Treasury.
       (4) Financial service.--The term ``financial service'' 
     means a financial product or service, as defined in section 
     1002 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
     Protection Act (12 U.S.C. 5481).
       (5) Hemp.--The term ``hemp'' has the meaning given the term 
     in section 10111.
       (6) Hemp product.--The term ``hemp product'' means any 
     article which contains hemp, including an article which is a 
     concentrate, an edible, a tincture, a hemp-infused product, 
     or a topical.
       (7) Hemp-related legitimate business.--The term ``hemp-
     related legitimate business'' means a manufacturer, producer, 
     or any person or company that--
       (A) engages in any activity described in subparagraph (B) 
     pursuant to a law established by a State or a political 
     subdivision of a State; and
       (B)(i) participates in any business or organized activity 
     that involves handling hemp or hemp products, including 
     cultivating, producing, manufacturing, selling, transporting, 
     displaying, dispensing, distributing, or purchasing hemp or 
     hemp products; or
       (ii) provides--
       (I) any financial service, including retirement plans or 
     exchange traded funds, relating to hemp; or
       (II) any business services, including the sale or lease of 
     real or any other property, legal or other licensed services, 
     or any other ancillary service, relating to hemp.
       (8) Indian country.--The term ``Indian country'' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 1151 of title 18, United 
     States Code.
       (9) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 102 of the Federally 
     Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a).
       (10) Manufacturer.--The term ``manufacturer'' means a 
     person or company who manufactures, compounds, converts, 
     processes, prepares, or packages hemp or hemp products.
       (11) Producer.--The term ``producer'' means a person or 
     company who plants, cultivates, harvests, or in any way 
     facilitates the natural growth of hemp.
       (12) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the several 
     States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, any territory 
     or possession of the United States.
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  SA 3199. Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Mr. Daines, Mr. Moran, and Mrs. 
Fischer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125___. ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUST FOR BENEFIT OF UNPAID 
                   CASH SELLERS OF LIVESTOCK.

       Title III of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 
     201 et seq.), is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 318. STATUTORY TRUST ESTABLISHED; DEALER.

       ``(a) Definition of Cash Sale.--In this section, the term 
     `cash sale' means a sale in which the seller does not 
     expressly extend credit to the buyer.
       ``(b) Establishment.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and 
     (3), all livestock purchased by a dealer in cash sales and 
     all inventories of, or receivables or proceeds from, that 
     livestock shall be held by the dealer in trust for the 
     benefit of all unpaid cash sellers of that livestock until 
     full payment has been received by those unpaid cash sellers.
       ``(2) Exemption.--This section shall not apply to a dealer 
     the amount of average annual purchases of livestock of which 
     does not exceed $250,000.
       ``(3) Waiver.--
       ``(A) In general.--A dealer and a cash seller may 
     voluntarily waive the applicability of this section to the 
     dealer and cash seller through a written agreement described 
     in subparagraph (B) that is signed before any sale to which 
     the written agreement applies takes place.
       ``(B) Written agreement.--A written agreement referred to 
     in subparagraph (A) shall indicate whether the written 
     agreement applies to--
       ``(i) 1 sale;
       ``(ii) all sales before a specific date; or
       ``(iii) all sales until the dealer or cash seller 
     terminates the agreement in writing.
       ``(C) Effect on payment terms.--A waiver under subparagraph 
     (A) shall not affect the payment terms of the sale.
       ``(4) Effect of dishonored instruments.--For purposes of 
     determining full payment under paragraph (1), a payment to an 
     unpaid cash seller shall not be considered to have been made 
     if the unpaid cash seller receives a payment instrument that 
     is dishonored.
       ``(c) Enforcement.--If a dealer fails to perform the duties 
     required by subsection (b), the Secretary shall take such 
     action as is necessary--
       ``(1) to enforce the trust, including by appointing an 
     independent trustee; and
       ``(2) to preserve the assets of the trust.
       ``(d) Preservation of Trust.--An unpaid cash seller shall 
     lose the benefit of a trust under subsection (b) if the 
     unpaid cash seller has not preserved the trust by--
       ``(1) providing a written notice to the applicable dealer 
     of the intent of the unpaid cash seller to preserve the 
     benefits of the trust; and
       ``(2) filing that notice with the Secretary--
       ``(A) not later than 30 days after the final date for 
     making a payment under section 409 in the event that a 
     payment instrument has not been received; or
       ``(B) not later than 15 business days after the date on 
     which the seller receives notice that the payment instrument 
     promptly presented for payment has been dishonored.

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       ``(e) Notice to Lien Holders.--Not later than 15 business 
     days after the date on which a dealer receives notice under 
     subsection (d)(1) with respect to a trust, the dealer shall 
     give notice of the intent of the unpaid cash seller to 
     preserve the benefits of the trust to all persons who have 
     recorded a security interest in, or lien on, the livestock 
     held in that trust.
       ``(f) Purchase of Livestock Subject to Trust.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding section 1324 of the Food 
     Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1631), a buyer in the ordinary 
     course that purchases livestock that is held in trust by a 
     dealer under subsection (b), including from a dealer that 
     engages in farming operations, shall receive good title to 
     the livestock free of the dealer trust--
       ``(A) if the buyer receives the livestock in exchange for 
     payment of new value; and
       ``(B) without regard to whether--
       ``(i) the dealer trust has been preserved in accordance 
     with this section; or
       ``(ii) the buyer knows of the existence of the dealer 
     trust.
       ``(2) Payment.--Payment shall not be considered to have 
     been made under paragraph (1)(A) if a payment instrument 
     given in exchange for the livestock is dishonored.
       ``(g) Transfer of Livestock Subject to Trust.--A transfer 
     of livestock that is held in trust by a dealer under 
     subsection (b) shall not be considered to be for new value 
     under subsection (f)(1)(A) if the transfer is--
       ``(1) in satisfaction of an antecedent debt; or
       ``(2) to a secured party pursuant to a security 
     agreement.''.
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  SA 3200. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 250, strike lines 12 through 19 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--In addition to any 
     other amounts provided under this section,
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3201. Mr. CORNYN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 41__. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.

       Section 17 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2026) (as amended by section 4108) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(n) Pilot Projects to Encourage the Use of Public-private 
     Partnerships Committed to Addressing Food Insecurity.--
       ``(1) In general.--On an application of an eligible entity, 
     the Secretary may permit not more than 10 eligible entities 
     to carry out pilot projects to support public-private 
     partnerships that address food insecurity and poverty.
       ``(2) Eligible entity.--For purposes of this subsection, an 
     eligible entity referred to in paragraph (1) is--
       ``(A) a State;
       ``(B) a unit of local government;
       ``(C) a nonprofit organization;
       ``(D) a community-based organization; or
       ``(E) an institution of higher education.
       ``(3) Project requirements.--A project approved under this 
     subsection shall--
       ``(A) be for a period of not less than 2 years; and
       ``(B) evaluate the ability of the eligible entity to--
       ``(i) improve the effectiveness and impact of the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program;
       ``(ii) develop food security solutions that are 
     contextualized to the needs of a community or region; and
       ``(iii) strengthen the capacity of communities to address 
     food insecurity and poverty.
       ``(4) Reporting.--
       ``(A) Report by eligible entities.--Not less frequently 
     than annually, an eligible entity carrying out a pilot 
     project under this subsection shall submit to the Secretary a 
     report on the pilot project of the eligible entity.
       ``(B) Report by secretary.--Not less frequently than 
     annually, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a 
     report on the pilot projects carried out under this 
     subsection, including--
       ``(i) a summary of the activities conducted under the pilot 
     projects;
       ``(ii) an assessment of the effectiveness of the pilot 
     projects; and
       ``(iii) best practices regarding the use of public-private 
     partnerships to improve the effectiveness of public benefit 
     programs to address food insecurity and poverty.
       ``(5) Funding.--
       ``(A) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $5,000,000, 
     to remain available until expended.
       ``(B) Appropriations in advance.--Only funds appropriated 
     under subparagraph (A) in advance specifically to carry out 
     this subsection shall be available to carry out this 
     subsection.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3202. Mr. SULLIVAN (for himself and Ms. Murkowski) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VI, insert the following:

     SEC. 61__. ELIGIBILITY FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING.

       Section 343(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1991(a)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``in, fish farming'' and 
     inserting the following: ``in--
       ``(A) fish farming; and
       ``(B) in the case of assistance under subtitle B, 
     commercial fishing''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``shall'' and all that 
     follows through the period at the end and inserting the 
     following: ``includes--
       ``(A) fish farming; and
       ``(B) in the case of assistance under subtitle B, 
     commercial fishing.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3203. Mr. SULLIVAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title IV, add the following:

     SEC. 43__. DOMESTIC FISH REQUIRED FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH 
                   PROGRAM.

       Section 12(n)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School 
     Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1760(n)(1)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) when used in the context of a fish or fish product, a 
     fish or fish product that substantially contains--
       ``(i) fish (including tuna) harvested within--

       ``(I) a State;
       ``(II) the District of Columbia; or
       ``(III) the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States, 
     as described in Presidential Proclamation 5030 (48 Fed. Reg. 
     10605; March 10, 1983); or

       ``(ii) tuna harvested by a United States flagged vessel.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3204. Mr. SULLIVAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title IV, insert the following:

     SEC. 43__. WAIVER TO PURCHASE FOREIGN COMMODITIES OR 
                   PRODUCTS.

       (a) In General.--Section 12(n) of the Richard B. Russell 
     National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1760(n)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses 
     (i) and (ii), respectively, and indenting appropriately;
       (B) in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so 
     redesignated), by striking ``(1) Definition'' and all that 
     follows through ``the'' and inserting the following:
       ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       ``(A) Domestic commodity or product.--The''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Foreign commodity or product.--The term `foreign 
     commodity or product' means an agricultural commodity or food 
     product other than a domestic commodity or product.''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``subparagraph (B)'' 
     and inserting ``subparagraphs (B) and (C)''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Waiver.--
       ``(i) Waiver request.--Except as provided in clause (ii), 
     to purchase a foreign commodity or product, a school food 
     authority shall request from the Secretary a waiver of 
     subparagraph (A).
       ``(ii) Exception.--A school food authority may purchase a 
     foreign commodity or product without a waiver under clause 
     (i) if the foreign commodity or product is--

       ``(I) produced domestically; or
       ``(II) available domestically.

       ``(iii) Requirements.--The Secretary shall not grant a 
     waiver to purchase a foreign commodity or product under 
     clause (i) unless--

       ``(I) as determined by the Secretary, the commodity or 
     product--

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       ``(aa) is not produced domestically in a sufficient 
     quantity or of a satisfactory quality; and
       ``(bb) if purchased domestically, would be significantly 
     higher in price than a foreign commodity or product; and

       ``(II) the school food authority requesting the waiver 
     agrees--

       ``(aa) to make the waiver publicly available on the website 
     of the school food authority; and
       ``(bb) to email a notification of the waiver to parents or 
     guardians of students who will be served the foreign 
     commodity or product purchased pursuant to the waiver.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 12(n) of the Richard B. 
     Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1760(n)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ``Paragraph (2)(A)'' and 
     inserting ``Subparagraphs (A) and (C) of paragraph (2)''; and
       (2) in paragraph (4), by striking ``Paragraph (2)(A)'' and 
     inserting ``Subparagraphs (A) and (C) of paragraph (2)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3205. Mr. CORNYN (for himself and Mr. Udall) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 72___. ALGAE RESEARCH INITIATIVE.

       Subtitle H of title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, 
     Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 is amended by inserting 
     after section 1680 (7 U.S.C. 5933) the following:

     ``SEC. 1681. ALGAE RESEARCH INITIATIVE.

       ``(a) Establishment.--The Secretary of Agriculture 
     (referred to in this section as the `Secretary') shall 
     establish an algae research initiative under which the 
     Secretary may make competitive grants to research 
     institutions--
       ``(1) to develop and test new agriculture-related uses of 
     algae, including--
       ``(A) the development and testing of alternative feeds and 
     feed ingredients; and
       ``(B) the application of algae in animal health and immune 
     stimulants;
       ``(2) to evaluate the economic opportunities from new algae 
     feedstocks or food products--
       ``(A) through production on marginal or unproductive land, 
     industrial systems, or coastal or open seawater; and
       ``(B) that significantly increase the yield of food, feed, 
     or other products from existing agricultural land;
       ``(3) to determine the potential of algae protein 
     production, including an analysis of--
       ``(A) current production trends, demand, and technology 
     needs;
       ``(B) the physical and economic feasibility of the United 
     States growing algae for application in animal health and 
     immune stimulants (including microalgae and macroalgae); and
       ``(C) the nutritional profile and benefits of algae as a 
     protein source;
       ``(4) to determine the benefits of the onfield application 
     of algae biomass (including microalgae and macroalgae) or 
     algae-derived components; and
       ``(5) to evaluate ways in which to improve the use of algae 
     in energy programs of the Department of Agriculture.
       ``(b) Report.--Not later than 4 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, the 
     Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report that describes 
     the results of the research conducted through the initiative 
     established under subsection (a).
       ``(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section 
     $10,000,000.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3206. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part II of subtitle F of title VIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 86__. EXPEDITED REVIEW OF PROJECTS ON FEDERAL LAND.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are--
       (1) to expedite wildfire prevention projects to reduce the 
     risk of wildfire on certain high-risk Federal land adjacent 
     to communities, private property, and critical 
     infrastructure;
       (2) to improve forest and wildland health; and
       (3) to promote the recovery of threatened or endangered 
     species or other species under consideration to be listed 
     under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
     seq.), including the sage-grouse species, the habitat of 
     which is negatively impacted by wildland fire.
       (b) Expedited Review.--Section 104 of the Healthy Forests 
     Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6514) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (e) through (h) as 
     subsections (f) through (i), respectively;
       (2) in subsection (c)(1)(C)(i), by striking ``subsection 
     (f)'' and inserting ``subsection (g)''; and
       (3) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
       ``(e) Categorical Exclusion of Certain Projects.--
       ``(1) In general.--An authorized hazardous fuel reduction 
     project shall be categorically excluded from the requirements 
     of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
     4321 et seq.) if the project--
       ``(A) involves the removal of--
       ``(i) insect-infected trees;
       ``(ii) dead or dying trees;
       ``(iii) trees presenting a threat to public safety; or
       ``(iv) other hazardous fuels threatening--

       ``(I) utility or communications infrastructure;
       ``(II) municipal water supply systems;
       ``(III) campgrounds;
       ``(IV) roadsides;
       ``(V) schools; or
       ``(VI) other infrastructure;

       ``(B) is conducted on Federal land that--
       ``(i) is not located in the wildland-urban interface;
       ``(ii) is located within not more than 1.5 miles of non-
     Federal land; and
       ``(iii) on which the Secretary determines that conditions, 
     such as the risk of wildfire, an insect or disease epidemic, 
     or the presence of invasive species, pose a risk to adjacent 
     non-Federal land; or
       ``(C) treats 10,000 acres or less of Federal land that--
       ``(i) is at particular risk for wildfire;
       ``(ii) contains threatened and endangered species habitat; 
     or
       ``(iii) provides conservation benefits to--

       ``(I) a species that is not listed as an endangered species 
     or a threatened species under section 4 of the Endangered 
     Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533), but is under 
     consideration to be listed;
       ``(II) a State-listed species; or
       ``(III) a special concern species.

       ``(2) Applicability.--This subsection shall not apply to 
     Federal land--
       ``(A) that is a component of the National Wilderness 
     Preservation System;
       ``(B) on which the removal of vegetation is specifically 
     prohibited by Federal statute; or
       ``(C) that is within a National Monument as of the date of 
     enactment of this subsection.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3207. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125__. PROHIBITION OF DIRECT MONETARY BENEFITS TO 
                   MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS.

       No Member of Congress shall receive direct monetary 
     benefits from a program authorized under this Act or an 
     amendment made by this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3208. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 2503, redesignate subsections (c) through (f) as 
     subsections (d) through (g), respectively.
       In section 2503, insert after subsection (b) the following:
       (c) Encouragement of Pollinator Habitat Development and 
     Protection.--Section 1244(h) of the Food Security Act of 1985 
     (16 U.S.C. 3844(h)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (3) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting 
     appropriately;
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) the development of a conservation and recovery plan 
     for protection of pollinators through conservation biological 
     control or practices and strategies to integrate natural 
     predators and parasites of crop pests into agricultural 
     systems for pest control; and
       ``(D) training for producers relating to background 
     science, implementation, and promotion of conservation 
     biological control such that producers base conservation 
     activities on practices and techniques that conserve or 
     enhance natural habitat for beneficial insects as a way of 
     reducing pest problems and pesticide applications on 
     farms.'';
       (5) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) (as so 
     redesignated), by striking ``In carrying out'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(1) In general.--In carrying out''; and
       (6) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Monarch milkweed corridor.--
       ``(A) In general.--In accordance with subparagraph (B), the 
     Secretary shall--

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       ``(i) designate as a `Monarch milkweed corridor' any area 
     in the United States that the Secretary, in consultation with 
     the Secretary of the Interior, determines to be an area of 
     prime habitat and forage for Monarch butterflies; and
       ``(ii) implement pollinator habitat development and 
     protection plans under this subsection in those Monarch 
     milkweed corridors for Monarch butterflies.
       ``(B) Applicable areas.--The Secretary may designate a 
     Monarch milkweed corridor under subparagraph (A) in areas 
     determined to be appropriate by the Secretary, including on 
     public lands (as defined in section 203 of the Public Lands 
     Corps Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1722)), including National 
     Forest System land and land under the jurisdiction of the 
     Secretary of the Interior, that have high forage and habitat 
     value for Monarch butterflies.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3209. Ms. CANTWELL (for herself, Mr. Crapo, Ms. Collins, and Mrs. 
Murray) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       In section 226(c) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (as 
     added by section 3201(a)), strike paragraph (5) and insert 
     the following:
       ``(5) Priority trade fund.--
       ``(A) In general.--In addition to the amounts allocated 
     under paragraphs (1) through (4), and notwithstanding any 
     limitations in those paragraphs, as determined by the 
     Secretary, for 1 or more programs under this subtitle for 
     authorized activities to access, develop, maintain, and 
     expand markets for United States agricultural commodities, 
     $6,000,000 for each fiscal year.
       ``(B) Considerations.--In allocating funds made available 
     under subparagraph (A), the Secretary may consider providing 
     a greater allocation to 1 or more programs under this 
     subtitle for which the amounts requested under applications 
     exceed available funding for the 1 or more programs.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3210. Ms. BALDWIN (for herself and Mr. King) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 12519, strike subsection (h) and insert the 
     following:
       (h) Funding.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, out of any funds in the Treasury not 
     otherwise appropriated, the Secretary of the Treasury shall 
     transfer to the Secretary to carry out this section 
     $20,000,000, to remain available until expended.
       (2) Receipt.--The Secretary shall be entitled to receive, 
     shall accept, and shall use to carry out this section the 
     funds transferred under paragraph (1), without further 
     appropriation.
       (3) Authorization of appropriations.--In addition to the 
     amounts appropriated under paragraph (1), there is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000 for 
     each fiscal year.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3211. Mr. BLUMENTHAL (for himself, Mr. Moran, Mr. Booker, and Mr. 
Gardner) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 124__. FOOD LOSS AND WASTE REDUCTION LIAISON.

       Subtitle D of title II of the Department of Agriculture 
     Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6951 et seq.) is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 244. FOOD LOSS AND WASTE REDUCTION LIAISON.

       ``(a) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish in the 
     Department the position of Food Loss and Waste Reduction 
     Liaison.
       ``(b) Duties.--The Food Loss and Waste Reduction Liaison 
     shall--
       ``(1) coordinate with other Federal agencies, including the 
     Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug 
     Administration, to reduce the incidence of food loss and 
     waste and increase food recovery;
       ``(2) support and promote Federal programs to measure and 
     reduce the incidence of food loss and waste and increase food 
     recovery;
       ``(3) serve as a resource for entities engaged in efforts 
     to reduce food loss and waste and increase food recovery, 
     including by providing information to those entities on the 
     availability of, and eligibility requirements for, 
     participation in Federal programs;
       ``(4) provide information on the liability protections 
     under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1791) to entities and individuals engaged in food loss 
     and waste reduction and food recovery; and
       ``(5) make recommendations on reducing the incidence of 
     food loss and waste and expanding food recovery efforts.
       ``(c) Cooperative Agreements.--In carrying out subsection 
     (b), the Food Loss and Waste Reduction Liaison may enter into 
     contracts or cooperative agreements with the research, 
     education, and economics mission area of the Department, 
     institutions of higher education (as defined in section 
     101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1001(a))), and nonprofit organizations for, with respect to 
     food loss and waste reduction and food recovery--
       ``(1) the development of educational materials;
       ``(2) the conduct of workshops and courses; and
       ``(3) the conduct of research on best practices.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3212. Mr. DAINES (for Mr. Schatz) proposed an amendment to the 
bill S. 2385, to establish best practices for State, tribal, and local 
governments participating in the Integrated Public Alert and Warning 
System, and for other purposes; as follows:

       Strike section 7(a) and insert the following:
       (a) In General.--
       (1) Authority.--Beginning on the date that is 120 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act, the authority to 
     originate an alert warning the public of a missile launch 
     directed against a State using the public alert and warning 
     system shall reside primarily with the Federal Government.
       (2) Delegation of authority.--The Secretary of Homeland 
     Security may delegate to a State, tribal, or local entity the 
     authority described in paragraph (1), if, not later than 60 
     days after the end of the 120-day period described in 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary of Homeland Security submits a 
     report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security 
     of the House of Representatives that--
       (A) it is not feasible for the Federal Government to alert 
     the public of a missile threat against a State; or
       (B) it is not in the national security interest of the 
     United States for the Federal Government to alert the public 
     of missile threat against a State.
       (3) Activation of system.--Upon verification of a missile 
     threat, the President, utilizing established authorities, 
     protocols and procedures, may activate the public alert and 
     warning system.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3213. Mr. GARDNER (for himself, Mr. Daines, Mr. Crapo, and Mr. 
Risch) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Before section 8401, insert the following:

     SEC. 84__. DEFINITIONS.

       Section 101 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 
     (16 U.S.C. 6511) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (11) through (16) as 
     paragraphs (13) through (18), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (10) the following:
       ``(11) Fire regime iv.--The term `fire regime IV' means an 
     area--
       ``(A) in which historically there are stand replacement 
     severity fires with a frequency of 35 through 100 years; and
       ``(B) that may be located in any vegetation type.
       ``(12) Fire regime v.--The term `fire regime V' means an 
     area--
       ``(A) in which historically there are stand replacement 
     severity fires with a frequency of 200 years; and
       ``(B) that may be located in any vegetation type.''.

     SEC. 84__. AUTHORIZED HAZARDOUS FUEL REDUCTION PROJECTS.

       Section 102(a)(3) of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 
     2003 (16 U.S.C. 6512(a)(3)) is amended by striking ``or fire 
     regime III'' and inserting ``fire regime III, fire regime IV, 
     or fire regime V''.

       After section 8408, insert the following:

     SEC. 84__. ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW.

       Section 603(c) of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 
     2003 (16 U.S.C. 6591b(c)) is amended by striking paragraph 
     (2) and inserting the following:
       ``(2) Location.--
       ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph, the terms `condition 
     class 2', `condition class 3', `fire regime I', `fire regime 
     II', `fire regime III', `fire regime IV', `fire regime V', 
     and `wildland-urban interface' have the meanings given those 
     terms in section 101.
       ``(B) Location.--A project under this section shall be--
       ``(i) limited to areas in the wildland-urban interface; or
       ``(ii) for projects located outside the wildland-urban 
     interface, limited to areas within condition class 2 or 
     condition class 3 in fire regime I, fire regime II, fire 
     regime III, fire regime IV, or fire regime V.''.

       At the end of subtitle D of title VIII, add the following:

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     SEC. 84__. WILDFIRE RESILIENCE PROJECTS.

       Section 605 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 
     (16 U.S.C. 6591d) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
     ``Hazardous fuels reduction projects, as defined in the 
     Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6511(2))'' 
     and inserting ``Authorized hazardous fuel reduction projects 
     (as defined in section 101)'';
       (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and sections 104 and 
     105''; and
       (C) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``subject to section 
     106,'' before ``considered'';
       (2) in subsection (b)(1)(A), by striking ``to the extent'' 
     and all that follows through ``disease,''; and
       (3) in subsection (c)(2)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``Prioritized'' and 
     inserting ``prioritized'';
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``If located outside 
     the wildland-urban interface, limited to areas within 
     Condition Classes 2 or 3 in Fire Regime Groups I, II, or 
     III'' and inserting ``if located outside the wildland-urban 
     interface, limited to areas within condition class 2 or 
     condition class 3 in fire regime I, fire regime II, fire 
     regime III, fire regime IV, or fire regime V (as those terms 
     are defined in section 101)''; and
       (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``Limited'' and 
     inserting ``limited''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3214. Mrs. MURRAY (for herself, Ms. Cantwell, and Mr. Leahy) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 6206(3)(A), strike clause (ii) and insert the 
     following:
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Relation to universal service high-cost support.--The 
     Secretary shall coordinate with the Federal Communications 
     Commission to ensure that any grants, loans, or loan 
     guarantees made under this section complement and do not 
     conflict with universal service high-cost support (as defined 
     in section 54.5 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, or 
     any successor regulation) provided by the Commission.
       ``(D) Appeal of ineligibility.--An entity that is 
     determined ineligible by the Secretary under subparagraph (A) 
     may appeal that determination in a timely manner according to 
     a procedure established by the Secretary.'';

       In section 6206(3)(B), strike clause (ii) and insert the 
     following:
       (ii) in subparagraph (C), by striking clause (ii) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(ii) Exceptions.--Clause (i) shall not apply if the 
     applicant is eligible for funding under another title of this 
     Act.''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) Overbuild and duplication of broadband.--
       ``(i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), an eligible 
     entity that receives a grant, loan, or loan guarantee under 
     this section shall not use the funds to overbuild or 
     duplicate broadband expansion efforts made by another entity 
     with a grant, loan, or loan guarantee received under this 
     section.
       ``(ii) Exception.--The prohibition in clause (i) shall not 
     apply if--

       ``(I) that other entity--

       ``(aa)(AA) rescinded or defaulted on the grant, loan, or 
     loan guarantee; or
       ``(BB) failed to meet the terms and conditions of the 
     grant, loan, or loan guarantee; and

       ``(II) the eligible entity has not rescinded, defaulted on, 
     or failed to meet the terms and conditions of any previous 
     grant, loan, or loan guarantee received under this 
     section.'';

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3215. Ms. HIRONO (for herself, Mr. Schatz, and Mr. Rubio) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 10111, insert the following:

     SEC. 10112. STUDY ON THE IMPACTS OF THE IMPORTATION OF 
                   ORCHIDS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress 
     a report that describes the economic and environmental 
     impacts of importing orchids in growing media.
       (b) Requirements.--The report under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       (1) a description of--
       (A) the economic impact of importing orchids in growing 
     media on a State-by-State basis, with data collected from 
     local growers; and
       (B) any incidents of pests detected on orchids imported 
     with growing media; and
       (2) an analysis from the Administrator of the Animal and 
     Plant Health Inspection Service with respect to the 
     additional resources that are necessary to prevent and 
     mitigate the introduction of pests resulting from importing 
     orchids in growing media.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3216. Ms. HIRONO submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 1602. ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR CERTAIN PRODUCERS.

       (a) Definition of Qualifying Natural Disaster 
     Declaration.--In this section, the term ``qualifying natural 
     disaster declaration'' means--
       (1) a natural disaster declared by the Secretary under 
     section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
     Act (7 U.S.C. 1961(a)); or
       (2) a major disaster or emergency designated by the 
     President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
     Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).
       (b) Availability of Additional Assistance.--As soon as 
     practicable after October 1, 2018, the Secretary shall make 
     available assistance under section 196 of the Federal 
     Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 
     7333) to producers of an eligible crop (as defined in 
     subsection (a)(2) of that section) that suffered losses in a 
     county covered by a qualifying natural disaster declaration 
     for production losses due to volcanic activity.
       (c) Amount.--The Secretary shall make assistance available 
     under subsection (b) in an amount equal to the amount of 
     assistance determined under paragraph (1) of section 196(l) 
     of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 
     (7 U.S.C. 7333(l)), less any fees that are owed by producers 
     under paragraph (2) of that subsection.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3217. Ms. HIRONO (for herself, Mr. King, and Mr. Wyden) submitted 
an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2, to 
provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 7403 and insert the following:

     SEC. 7403. RESEARCH FACILITIES ACT.

       (a) Definition of Agricultural Research Facility.--Section 
     2(1) of the Research Facilities Act (7 U.S.C. 390(1)) is 
     amended by striking ``a college, university, or nonprofit 
     institution'' and inserting ``an entity eligible under a 
     capacity and infrastructure program (as defined in section 
     251(f)(1) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act 
     of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)(1)))''.
       (b) Criteria for Approval.--Section 3(c)(2)(D) of the 
     Research Facilities Act (7 U.S.C. 390a(c)(2)(D)) is amended, 
     in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``college, 
     university, or nonprofit institution has the ability and 
     commitment to support the long-term, ongoing operating 
     costs'' and inserting ``entity has the ability and commitment 
     to support the long-term, ongoing operation and maintenance 
     costs''.
       (c) Competitive Grant Program.--The Research Facilities Act 
     is amended by inserting after section 3 (7 U.S.C. 390a) the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 4. COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM.

       ``The Secretary shall establish a program under which the 
     Secretary shall provide grants, on a competitive basis, to 
     assist in the construction, alteration, acquisition, 
     modernization, renovation, or remodeling of agricultural 
     research facilities.''.
       (d) Funding.--Section 6 of the Research Facilities Act (7 
     U.S.C. 390d) is amended--
       (1) by striking the section designation and heading and all 
     that follows through ``subsection (b),'' in subsection (a) 
     and inserting the following:

     ``SEC. 6. FUNDING.

       ``(a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Subject to 
     subsections (b), (c), and (d),'';
       (2) in subsection (a), by striking ``2018'' and inserting 
     ``2023, to remain available until expended,''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Maximum Amount.--Of the amounts made available under 
     this section, not more than 25 percent may be used during any 
     fiscal year for any single agricultural research facility 
     project.
       ``(d) Project Limitation.--An entity eligible to receive 
     funds under this Act may receive funds for only 1 project at 
     a time.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3218. Mr. GARDNER (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Wyden, Mr. 
Udall, Mr. Moran, Mr. Bennet, and Ms. Harris) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 2105(a), strike the closing quotation marks and 
     the following period and insert the following:
       ``(g) Drought and Water Conservation Agreements.--In the 
     case of an agreement under subsection (b)(1) to address 
     regional drought concerns, in accordance with the 
     conservation purposes of the program, the Secretary, in 
     consultation with the applicable State technical committee 
     established under section 1261(a), may--

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       ``(1) notwithstanding subsection (a)(1), enroll other 
     agricultural land on which the resource concerns identified 
     in the agreement can be addressed if the enrollment of the 
     land is critical to the accomplishment of the purposes of the 
     agreement;
       ``(2) permit dryland agricultural uses with the adoption of 
     best management practices on enrolled land if the agreement 
     involves the significant long-term reduction of consumptive 
     water use and dryland production is compatible with the 
     agreement; and
       ``(3) calculate annual rental payments consistent with 
     existing administrative practice for similar drought and 
     water conservation agreements under this subchapter and 
     ensure regional consistency in those rates.''.
       On page 123, line 3, insert ``or for addressing the 
     conservation of water to advance drought mitigation'' before 
     the semicolon.
       In section 2303, strike paragraph (5) and insert the 
     following:
       (5) in subsection (h)--
       (A) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
       ``(1) Availability of payments.--The Secretary may provide 
     water conservation and system efficiency payments under this 
     subsection to an entity described in paragraph (2) or a 
     producer for--
       ``(A) water conservation scheduling, water distribution 
     efficiency, soil moisture monitoring, or an appropriate 
     combination thereof;
       ``(B) irrigation-related structural or other measures that 
     conserve surface water or groundwater, including managed 
     aquifer recovery practices; or
       ``(C) a transition to water-conserving crops, water-
     conserving crop rotations, or deficit irrigation.'';
       (B) by redesigning paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);
       (C) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
       ``(2) Eligibility of certain entities.--
       ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding section 1001(f)(6), the 
     Secretary may enter into a contract under this subsection 
     with a State, irrigation district, groundwater management 
     district, acequia, or similar entity under a streamlined 
     contracting process to implement water conservation or 
     irrigation practices under a watershed-wide project that will 
     effectively conserve water, provide fish and wildlife 
     habitat, or provide for drought-related environmental 
     mitigation, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(B) Implementation.--Water conservation or irrigation 
     practices that are the subject of a contract entered into 
     under subparagraph (A) shall be implemented on--
       ``(i) eligible land of a producer; or
       ``(ii) land that is under the control of an irrigation 
     district, a groundwater management district, an acequia, or a 
     similar entity.
       ``(C) Waiver authority.--The Secretary may waive the 
     applicability of the limitations in section 1001D(b) or 
     section 1240G for a payment made under a contract entered 
     into under this paragraph if the Secretary determines that 
     the waiver is necessary to fulfill the objectives of the 
     project.'';
       (D) in paragraph (3) (as so redesignated)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``to a producer'' and inserting ``under this subsection'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``the eligible land 
     of the producer is located, there is a reduction in water use 
     in the operation of the producer'' and inserting ``the land 
     on which the practices will be implemented is located, there 
     is a reduction in water use in the operation on that land''; 
     and
       (iii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``except in the 
     case of an application under paragraph (2),'' before ``the 
     producer agrees''; and
       (E) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(4) Effect.--Nothing in this section authorizes the 
     Secretary to modify the process for determining the annual 
     allocation of funding to States under the program.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3219. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation 
of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 2503, redesignate subsections (c) through (f) as 
     subsections (d) through (g), respectively.
       In section 2503, insert after subsection (b) the following:
       (c) Encouragement of Pollinator Habitat Development and 
     Protection.--Section 1244(h) of the Food Security Act of 1985 
     (16 U.S.C. 3844(h)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (3) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting 
     appropriately;
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) the development of a conservation and recovery plan 
     for protection of pollinators through conservation biological 
     control or practices and strategies to integrate natural 
     predators and parasites of crop pests into agricultural 
     systems for pest control; and
       ``(D) training for producers relating to background 
     science, implementation, and promotion of conservation 
     biological control such that producers base conservation 
     activities on practices and techniques that conserve or 
     enhance natural habitat for beneficial insects as a way of 
     reducing pest problems and pesticide applications on 
     farms.'';
       (5) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) (as so 
     redesignated), by striking ``In carrying out'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(1) In general.--In carrying out''; and
       (6) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Monarch corridor.--
       ``(A) In general.--In accordance with subparagraph (B), the 
     Secretary may--
       ``(i) designate as a `Monarch corridor' any area in the 
     United States that the Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of the Interior, determines to be an area of prime 
     habitat and forage for Monarch butterflies; and
       ``(ii) implement pollinator habitat development and 
     protection plans under this subsection in those Monarch 
     corridors for Monarch butterflies.
       ``(B) Applicable areas.--The Secretary may designate a 
     Monarch corridor under subparagraph (A) in areas determined 
     to be appropriate by the Secretary, including on public lands 
     (as defined in section 203 of the Public Lands Corps Act of 
     1993 (16 U.S.C. 1722)), including National Forest System land 
     and land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the 
     Interior, that have high forage and habitat value for Monarch 
     butterflies.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3220. Ms. HEITKAMP (for herself, Mr. Hoeven, and Mr. Daines) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title I, insert the following:

     SEC. 11__. ELIGIBILITY OF FABA BEANS FOR PLANTING ON BASE 
                   ACRES.

       Section 1114(e)(1) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 
     U.S.C. 9014(e)(1)) is amended by inserting ``, faba beans,'' 
     after ``mung beans''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3221. Mr. KING (for himself and Ms. Collins) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 125_____. REPORT ON FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE 
                   OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AND OTHER EXTENSION 
                   PROGRAMS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 2 years after the date on 
     which the census of agriculture required to be conducted in 
     calendar year 2017 under section 2 of the Census of 
     Agriculture Act of 1997 (7 U.S.C. 2204g) is released, the 
     Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report that describes 
     the funding necessary to adequately address the needs of the 
     National Institute of Food and Agriculture, activities 
     carried out under the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.), 
     and research and extension programs carried out at an 1890 
     Institution (as defined in section 2 of the Agricultural 
     Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 
     U.S.C. 7601)) or an institution designated under the Act of 
     July 2, 1862 (commonly known as the ``First Morrill Act'') 
     (12 Stat. 503, chapter 130; 7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), to provide 
     adequate services for the growth and development of the 
     economies of rural communities based on the changing 
     demographic in the rural and farming communities in the 
     various States.
       (b) Requirements.--In preparing the report under subsection 
     (a), the Secretary shall focus on the funding needs of the 
     programs described in subsection (a) with respect to carrying 
     out activities relating to small and diverse farms and 
     ranches, veteran farmers and ranchers, value-added 
     agriculture, direct-to-consumer sales, and specialty crops.

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  SA 3222. Mr. COONS (for himself and Ms. Collins) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of 
the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
       Strike section 7512 (relating to the natural products 
     research program) and insert the following:

     SEC. 7512. NATURAL PRODUCTS RESEARCH PROGRAM.

       Section 7525 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 5937) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (C) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) research to improve the development and production of 
     sustainable chemicals derived from natural products that 
     improve 1

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     or more health or environmental attributes as compared to 
     existing chemicals already in use; and''; and
       (2) in subsection (e), by striking ``2018'' and inserting 
     ``2023''.
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  SA 3223. Mr. BOOKER (for himself and Mr. Lee) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2, to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 2307 (relating to a limitation on payments) 
     and insert the following:

     SEC. 2307. LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS.

       Section 1240G of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 
     3839aa-7) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``$450,000'' and inserting ``$150,000''; 
     and
       (2) by striking ``2014 through 2018'' and inserting ``2019 
     through 2023''.

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