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  • Conference Report on H.R. 2642, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2014


    A picture of Representative Frank D. Lucas

    Representative Frank D. Lucas

    From: OK District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    LUCAS. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 465, I call up the conference report on the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, is the gentleman from Minnesota opposed to the conference report? Mr. PETERSON. No, I am not, Mr. Speaker. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XXII, the gentleman...



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    Representative Collin C. Peterson

    From: MN District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    PETERSON. No, I am not, Mr. Speaker. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XXII, the gentleman from Oklahoma (Mr. Lucas), the gentleman from Minnesota (Mr. Peterson), and the gentleman...



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    Representative Eric A. "Rick" Crawford

    From: AR District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    CRAWFORD. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson for putting in so much hard work and dedication and getting where we are today, and I echo the ranking member's sentiments...



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    Representative Jim Costa

    From: CA District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    COSTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this conference committee report. There are a lot of reasons why, but first I would like to commend the chairman and the ranking members of both the House and...



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    Representative Ron Kind

    From: WI District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    KIND asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. KIND. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friend from Massachusetts for yielding me this time and for the leadership that...



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    Representative K. Michael Conaway

    From: TX District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the farm bill. This legislation provides much-needed reforms. It is fiscally responsible, saving billions in mandatory spending, promoting market- based...



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    Representative Kurt Schrader

    From: OR District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    SCHRADER. Mr. Speaker, I guess for some people, you just can't do enough. I would argue, respectfully, to a lot of my colleagues that the work that has gone on on both sides of the aisle over the last...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, while I deeply respect my friend and colleague from Oregon, I have a slightly different perspective on this because I think the bill that is before us today is absolutely the...



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    Representative Steve Womack

    From: AR District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    WOMACK. Mr. Speaker, I, too, would like to offer my congratulations to the chairman, to his ranking member, and to my colleague from Arkansas (Mr. Crawford), one of the committee members, for their...



    A picture of Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    FUDGE. Mr. Speaker, let me begin by thanking Democratic Leader Pelosi for her confidence in me in appointing me as her representative to the farm bill committee. I thank Representatives Peterson and...



    A picture of Representative Gwen Moore

    Representative Gwen Moore

    From: WI District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    MOORE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose this compromise bill, although I congratulate the people for working very hard on it. But the change in the heat and eat option is not just a little technical change;...



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    Representative Austin Scott

    From: GA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I want to first say thank you to Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson. The Ag Committee has some of the most conservative Members of the House and some of the most...



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    Representative Timothy J. Walz

    From: MN District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    WALZ. Mr. Speaker, thank you to the chairman and the ranking member for your incredible hard work. The folks of Oklahoma and Minnesota should be proud of the representatives that they have sent here. ...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, rather than producing a farm bill that meets our traditional responsibilities as a Congress to support working families and farmers, this bill will do great damage to the Nation's...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, thank you to Chairman Lucas for the leadership he has shown in getting this conference report to the floor. I rise in strong support of this conference committee report....



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    WELCH. Mr. Speaker, we serve in an imperfect Congress, and we are voting on an imperfect farm bill. In some cases, we spend far too much needlessly and irresponsibly, and in some cases we spend far too...



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    Representative Kristi L. Noem

    From: SD District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    NOEM. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding, and for his leadership on the farm bill, and also Ranking Member Peterson for all of his hard work and diligence in finding some common ground on...



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    Representative Glenn Thompson

    From: PA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this farm bill, and also to thank Chairman Lucas and Congressman Peterson for their leadership on agriculture. As many of my House...



    A picture of Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    From: WA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    DelBENE. Mr. Speaker, this farm bill is bipartisan legislation that is good for our farmers and families. It is an accomplishment that will create jobs, help our farmers, and preserve access to healthy...



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    Representative Dan Benishek

    From: MI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    BENISHEK. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman and the ranking member, who had to do a lot of work on this bill over the years, and I rise today in support of the Agriculture Act of 2014. This measure is...



    A picture of Representative David Scott

    Representative David Scott

    From: GA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I want to first say thank you to Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson. The Ag Committee has some of the most conservative Members of the House and some of the most...



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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend and colleague from Massachusetts for yielding me this time. This legislation is commonly referred to as the ``farm bill,'' but it is also a ``food bill.'' On...



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    Representative Tom Cole

    From: OK District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    COLE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, it is a great personal privilege and pleasure for me to come down here on behalf of 14,000 farmers and ranchers in my district and...



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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate all of the work of the Agriculture Committee and especially Chairman Lucas, to bring this very long farm bill negotiation to a conclusion. Agriculture and all of...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have joined the majority of Democrats and Republicans who unilaterally alike passed a bill that will fund our Nation's most important anti-hunger program...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson for their work on this issue. Although I have deep concerns about this bill, I understand that in divided...



    A picture of Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

    Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

    From: MD District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I would have voted ``yes'' on rollcall 31 on the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2642, ``The Farm Bill.'' This conference report has made great improvements in reducing...



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    Representative Richard Hudson

    From: NC District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak in support of Chairman Lucas and his determination to get the Farm Bill across the finish line. The Chairman and his staff have put tremendous work into this bipartisan,...



    A picture of Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I rise to offer my reluctant support to the Conference Report on H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the Farm Bill. This conference...



    A picture of Representative Martha Roby

    Representative Martha Roby

    From: AL District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    ROBY. Mr. Speaker, today is a monumental day for our nation's agriculture policy. After three years of hard work, today the House of Representatives finally approved a final Farm Bill that provides certainty...



    A picture of Representative Jeff Miller

    Representative Jeff Miller

    From: FL District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-29

    MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, due to being unavoidably detained, I missed the following rollcall vote: No. 31 on January 29, 2014. If present, I would have voted: rollcall vote No. 31--H.R. 2642-- Federal...



    A picture of Representative Donna F. Edwards

    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, due to attending a previously scheduled event with President Obama in the 4th Congressional District of Maryland, which I have the honor of representing in the House of Representatives,...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    BLUMENAUER of oregon in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I voted against...



    A picture of Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-29

    CLARKE of new york in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Ms. CLARKE of New York. Mr. Speaker, today I...