Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1093 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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Amendment as Submitted (05/22/2013)

This Amendment appears on page S3776 in the following article from the Congressional Record.



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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1059. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 380, between lines 19 and 20, insert the following:

     SEC. 40__. BAN ON RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES EFFORTS BASED ON 
                   ADDING INDIVIDUALS TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL 
                   NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

       Section 18 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2027) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(g) Ban on Recruitment Based on Adding Individuals to the 
     Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.--Not later than 
     180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the 
     Secretary shall issue regulations that forbid entities 
     (including contractors of the entities) that receive funds 
     under this Act to compensate any person for conducting 
     outreach activities relating to participation in, or for 
     recruiting individuals to apply to receive benefits under, 
     the supplemental nutrition assistance program if the amount 
     of the compensation would be based on the number of 
     individuals who apply to receive the benefits.
       ``(h) Repayment of Benefits Given to Ineligible 
     Individuals.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall issue 
     regulations that require, except as provided in paragraph 
     (2), that any entity receiving funds under this Act that has 
     been determined in accordance with criteria established by 
     the regulations to have purposefully recruited individuals 
     ineligible for benefits under the supplemental nutrition 
     assistance program or to have failed to verify the 
     eligibility of individuals recruited to apply to receive 
     benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program, 
     to deposit in the general fund of the Treasury an amount 
     equal to 200 percent of the amount of benefits provided by 
     the State agency or benefit issuer to the individual later 
     found to be ineligible to receive benefits under the program.
       ``(2) Exception for fraud.--The amount of benefits provided 
     to ineligible individuals described in paragraph (1) shall 
     not include any benefits received as a result of fraud by the 
     individual.''.
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  SA 1060. Mr. BARRASSO (for himself and Mr. Toomey) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. REPEAL OF RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.

       (a) In General.--Section 211 of the Clean Air Act (42 
     U.S.C. 7545) is amended by striking subsection (o).
       (b) Additional Repeal.--Section 204 of the Energy 
     Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 7545 note; 
     Public Law 110-140) is repealed.
       (c) Regulations.--Beginning on the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the regulations under subparts K and M of part 80 
     of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on 
     that date of enactment), shall have no force or effect.
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  SA 1061. Mr. COBURN (for himself, Mr. Durbin, and Mr. McCain) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs

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through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1101, between lines 5 and 6, insert 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)) (as amended by section 11030(b)) 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 2014 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 
     $750,000 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), section 
     508B, or section 508C 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.''.
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  SA 1062. Mr. MERKLEY (for himself and Mr. Wyden) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. AMOUNTS OWED TO ELIGIBLE COUNTIES.

       Not later than 7 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay to each eligible 
     county (as defined in section 3 of the Secure Rural Schools 
     and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 
     7102)) an amount equal to the amount elected by the eligible 
     county under section 102(b) of that Act (16 U.S.C. 7112(b)) 
     for fiscal year 2013.
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  SA 1063. Mrs. MURRAY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 380, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:

     SEC. 40__. PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO 
                   SUPPORTING WORK AND ENHANCING SKILLS.

       Section 17 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2026) (as amended by section 4001(b)) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(m) Pilot Program to Test Innovative Approaches to 
     Supporting Work and Enhancing Skills.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of Labor, shall carry out, under such terms and 
     conditions as the Secretary considers to be appropriate, 
     pilot projects to identify best practices for employment and 
     training programs under this Act to increase the number of 
     work registrants who--
       ``(A) obtain unsubsidized employment;
       ``(B) increase earned income;
       ``(C) obtain or make progress toward a credential, 
     certificate, or degree; and
       ``(D) reduce reliance on public assistance, including the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program.
       ``(2) Selection criteria.--The Secretary shall select a 
     pilot project to carry out under this subsection based on 
     such criteria as the Secretary may establish, including--
       ``(A) enhancing existing employment and training programs 
     in a State;
       ``(B) agreeing to participate in the evaluation described 
     in paragraph (3), including making available data on 
     participant employment activities and postparticipation 
     employment, earnings, and receipt of public benefits;
       ``(C) collaborating with State and local workforce boards 
     and other job training programs in a State or local area;
       ``(D) the extent to which the components of the project can 
     be easily replicated by other States or political 
     subdivisions; and
       ``(E) such additional criteria as are necessary to ensure 
     that all selected pilot projects--
       ``(i) target a variety of populations of work registrants, 
     including childless adults, parents, and individuals with low 
     skills or limited work experience;
       ``(ii) are selected from a range of existing employment and 
     training programs, including programs that provide--

       ``(I) skills development and support services for work 
     registrants with limited employment history;
       ``(II) postemployment support services necessary for 
     maintaining employment; and
       ``(III) education leading to a recognized postsecondary 
     credential, registered apprenticeship, or secondary school 
     diploma or equivalent that has value in the labor market of 
     the region;

       ``(iii) are located in a range of geographical areas, 
     including rural and urban areas and Indian reservations; and
       ``(iv) have a plan for sustaining the program after the 
     pilot phase has concluded.
       ``(3) Evaluation.--The Secretary shall provide for an 
     independent evaluation of pilot projects selected under this 
     subsection to measure the impact of the projects on the 
     ability of each pilot project target population to find and 
     retain employment that leads to increased household income, 
     compared to what would have occurred in the absence of the 
     pilot project.
       ``(4) Report to congress.--Not later than September 30, 
     2017, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Agriculture of the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, the 
     Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions of the Senate a report that includes a 
     description of--
       ``(A) the results of each pilot project carried out under 
     this subsection, including an evaluation of the impact of the 
     project on the employment, income, and public benefit receipt 
     of the targeted population of work registrants;
       ``(B) the Federal, State, and other costs of each pilot 
     project;
       ``(C) the planned dissemination among State agencies of the 
     findings of the report; and
       ``(D) the measures and funding necessary to incorporate 
     components of pilot projects that demonstrate increased 
     employment and earnings into State employment and training 
     programs.
       ``(5) Funding.--Of the amounts made available under section 
     18(a)(1), the Secretary shall use to carry out this 
     subsection $16,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 
     2016, to remain available until expended.
       ``(6) Use of funds.--
       ``(A) In general.--Funds made available under this 
     subsection shall be used only for--
       ``(i) pilot projects that comply with the requirements of 
     this Act;
       ``(ii) the cost and administration of the pilot projects;
       ``(iii) the costs incurred in providing information for the 
     evaluation under paragraph (3); and
       ``(iv) the costs of the evaluation under paragraph (3).
       ``(B) Limitation.--Funds made available under this 
     subsection may not be used to supplant non-Federal funds used 
     for existing employment and training activities.''.
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  SA 1064. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. REPEAL OF ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES.

       (a) In General.--Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 is hereby repealed.
       (b) Effective Date.--The repeal made by paragraph (1) shall 
     apply to the estates of decedents dying, and gifts and 
     generation-skipping transfers made, after December 31, 2013.
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  SA 1065. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of the bill, add the following:

            Subtitle D--Defense of Environment and Property

     SEC. 12301. NAVIGABLE WATERS.

       (a) In General.--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 the 
     waters of the United States, including the territorial seas, 
     that are--
       ``(i) navigable-in-fact; or
       ``(ii) permanent, standing, or continuously flowing bodies 
     of water that form geographical features commonly known as 
     streams, oceans, rivers, and lakes that are connected to 
     waters that are navigable-in-fact.
       ``(B) Exclusions.--The term `navigable waters' does not 
     include (including by regulation)--
       ``(i) waters that--

       ``(I) do not physically abut waters described in 
     subparagraph (A); and
       ``(II) lack a continuous surface water connection to 
     navigable waters;

       ``(ii) man-made or natural structures or channels--

       ``(I) through which water flows intermittently or 
     ephemerally; or
       ``(II) that periodically provide drainage for rainfall; or

       ``(iii) wetlands without a continuous surface connection to 
     bodies of water that are waters of the United States.
       ``(C) EPA and corps activities.--An activity carried out by 
     the Administrator or the Corps of Engineers shall not, 
     without explicit State authorization, impinge upon the 
     traditional and primary power of States over land and water 
     use.

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       ``(D) Aggregation; wetlands.--
       ``(i) Aggregation.--Aggregation of wetlands or waters not 
     described in clauses (i) through (iii) of subparagraph (B) 
     shall not be used to determine or assert Federal 
     jurisdiction.
       ``(ii) Wetlands.--Wetlands described in subparagraph 
     (B)(iii) shall not be considered to be under Federal 
     jurisdiction.
       ``(E) Judicial review.--If a jurisdictional determination 
     by the Administrator or the Secretary of the Army would 
     affect the ability of a State or individual property owner to 
     plan the development and use (including restoration, 
     preservation, and enhancement) of land and water resources, 
     the State or individual property owner may obtain expedited 
     judicial review not later than 30 days after the date on 
     which the determination is made in a district court of the 
     United States, of appropriate jurisdiction and venue, that is 
     located within the State seeking the review.
       ``(F) Treatment of ground water.--Ground water shall--
       ``(i) be considered to be State water; and
       ``(ii) not be considered in determining or asserting 
     Federal jurisdiction over isolated or other waters, including 
     intermittent or ephemeral water bodies.
       ``(G) Prohibition on use of nexus test.--Notwithstanding 
     any other provision of law, the Administrator may not use a 
     significant nexus test (as used by EPA in the proposed 
     document listed in section 3(a)(1)) to determine Federal 
     jurisdiction over navigable waters and waters of the United 
     States.''.
       (b) Applicability.--Nothing in this section or the 
     amendments made by this section affects or alters any 
     exemption under--
       (1) section 402(l) of the Federal Water Pollution Control 
     Act (33 U.S.C. 1342(l)); or
       (2) section 404(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control 
     Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(f)).

     SEC. 12302. APPLICABILITY OF AGENCY REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE.

       (a) In General.--The following regulations and guidance 
     shall have no force or effect:
       (1) The final rule of the Corps of Engineers entitled 
     ``Final Rule for Regulatory Programs of the Corps of 
     Engineers'' (51 Fed. Reg. 41206 (November 13, 1986)).
       (2) The proposed rule of the Environmental Protection 
     Agency entitled ``Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on 
     the Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition of `Waters of the 
     United States' '' (68 Fed. Reg. 1991 (January 15, 2003)).
       (3) The guidance document entitled ``Clean Water Act 
     Jurisdiction Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in 
     `Rapanos v. United States' & `Carabell v. United States' '' 
     (December 2, 2008) (relating to the definition of waters 
     under the jurisdiction of the Federal Water Pollution Control 
     Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.)).
       (4) Any subsequent regulation of or guidance issued by any 
     Federal agency that defines or interprets the term 
     ``navigable waters''.
       (b) Prohibition.--The Secretary of the Army, acting through 
     the Chief of Engineers, and the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency shall not promulgate any 
     rules or issue any guidance that expands or interprets the 
     definition of navigable waters unless expressly authorized by 
     Congress.

     SEC. 12303. STATE REGULATION OF WATER.

       Nothing in this subtitle affects, amends, or supersedes--
       (1) the right of a State to regulate waters in the State; 
     or
       (2) the duty of a landowner to adhere to any State nuisance 
     laws (including regulations) relating to waters in the State.

     SEC. 12304. CONSENT FOR ENTRY BY FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES.

       Section 308 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
     U.S.C. 1318) is amended by striking subsection (a) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(a) In General.--
       ``(1) Entry by federal agency.--A representative of a 
     Federal agency shall only enter private property to collect 
     information about navigable waters if the owner of that 
     property--
       ``(A) has consented to the entry in writing;
       ``(B) is notified regarding the date of the entry; and
       ``(C) is given access to any data collected from the entry.
       ``(2) Access.--If a landowner consents to entry under 
     paragraph (1), the landowner shall have the right to be 
     present at the time any data collection on the property of 
     the landowner is carried out.''.

     SEC. 12305. COMPENSATION FOR REGULATORY TAKING.

       (a) In General.--If a Federal regulation relating to the 
     definition of navigable waters or waters of the United States 
     diminishes the fair market value or economic viability of a 
     property, as determined by an independent appraiser, the 
     Federal agency issuing the regulation shall pay the affected 
     property owner an amount equal to twice the value of the 
     loss.
       (b) Administration.--Any payment provided under subsection 
     (a) shall be made from the amounts made available to the 
     relevant agency head for general operations of the agency.
       (c) Applicability.--A Federal regulation described in 
     subsection (a) shall have no force or effect until the date 
     on which each landowner with a claim under this section 
     relating to that regulation has been compensated in 
     accordance with this section.
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  SA 1066. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1602 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1602. PERMANENT SUSPENSION OF PRICE SUPPORT AUTHORITY.

       (a) Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.--The following 
     provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 shall 
     not be applicable to covered commodities (as defined in 
     section 1001 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 8702)), peanuts, and sugar and shall not be 
     applicable to milk:
       (1) Parts II through V of subtitle B of title III (7 U.S.C. 
     1326 et seq.).
       (2) In the case of upland cotton, section 377 (7 U.S.C. 
     1377).
       (3) Subtitle D of title III (7 U.S.C. 1379a et seq.).
       (4) Title IV (7 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.).
       (b) Agricultural Act of 1949.--The following provisions of 
     the Agricultural Act of 1949 shall not be applicable to 
     covered commodities (as defined in section 1001 of the Food, 
     Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8702)), 
     peanuts, and sugar and shall not be applicable to milk:
       (1) Section 101 (7 U.S.C. 1441).
       (2) Section 103(a) (7 U.S.C. 1444(a)).
       (3) Section 105 (7 U.S.C. 1444b).
       (4) Section 107 (7 U.S.C. 1445a).
       (5) Section 110 (7 U.S.C. 1445e).
       (6) Section 112 (7 U.S.C. 1445g).
       (7) Section 115 (7 U.S.C. 1445k).
       (8) Section 201 (7 U.S.C. 1446).
       (9) Title III (7 U.S.C. 1447 et seq.).
       (10) Title IV (7 U.S.C. 1421 et seq.), other than sections 
     404, 412, and 416 (7 U.S.C. 1424, 1429, and 1431).
       (11) Title V (7 U.S.C. 1461 et seq.).
       (12) Title VI (7 U.S.C. 1471 et seq.).
       (c) Suspension of Certain Quota Provisions.--The joint 
     resolution entitled ``A joint resolution relating to corn and 
     wheat marketing quotas under the Agricultural Adjustment Act 
     of 1938, as amended'', approved May 26, 1941 (7 U.S.C. 1330 
     and 1340), shall not be applicable to crops of wheat.
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  SA 1067. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12213. PROTECTION OF PRODUCER INFORMATION.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Department.--The term ``Department'' means the 
     Department of Agriculture.
       (2) Producer.--The term ``producer'' means an owner, 
     operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper that shares in 
     the risk of producing a crop and is entitled to share in the 
     crop available for marketing from the farm, or would have 
     shared had the crop been produced.
       (b) Prohibition of Public Disclosure of Protected 
     Information.--Except as provided in subsection (c), no 
     officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture, 
     contractor or cooperator of the Department, or officer or 
     employee of another Federal agency shall disclose--
       (1) to the Federal Government any information submitted by 
     a producer or owner of agricultural land under this Act; or
       (2) any other information provided by a producer or owner 
     of agricultural land concerning the agricultural operation, 
     farming or conservation practices, or the land to participate 
     in any program administered by the Department or any other 
     Federal agency.
       (c) Exceptions.--The information described in subsection 
     (a) may be disclosed if--
       (1) the information is required to be made publicly 
     available under any other provision of Federal law;
       (2) the producer or owner of agricultural land who provided 
     the information has lawfully publicly disclosed the 
     information;
       (3) the producer or owner of agricultural land who provided 
     the information consents to the disclosure; or
       (4)(A) the information is disclosed to the Attorney 
     General; and
       (B) the disclosure is necessary to ensure compliance with 
     and enforcement of Federal law.
       (d) Notice of Disclosure.--Not later than 24 hours after 
     information is disclosed pursuant to an exception provided in 
     subsection (b), the officer or employee of the Department of 
     Agriculture, contractor or cooperator of the Department, or 
     officer or employee of another Federal agency shall submit to 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the 
     Senate and the Committee of Agriculture in the House of 
     Representatives a report on the disclosed information.
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  SA 1068. Mr. JOHANNS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1111, after line 20, add the following:

     SEC. __. REPORT ON FARM RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than December 1, 2014, and each 
     December 1 thereafter until

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     December 1, 2017, the Secretary, acting through the Chief 
     Economist, 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 analyzes--
       (1) the impact of the agriculture risk coverage program 
     under section 1108;
       (2) the interaction of that program with--
       (A) the adverse market payment program under section 1107;
       (B) the marketing loan program under subtitle B of title I;
       (C) the supplemental coverage option under section 
     508(c)(3)(B) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1508(c)(3)(B)) (as added by section 11001); and
       (D) other Federal crop insurance programs;
       (3) any distortion caused by the programs described in 
     paragraphs (1) and (2), and any other farm programs as 
     determined by the Chief Economist, on planting and production 
     decisions; and
       (4) any overlap or substitution caused by the programs 
     described in paragraphs (1) and (2)(A) with Federal crop 
     insurance.
       (b) Summary.--Not later than June 1, 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 summary report that analyzes the 
     issues described in subsection (a) over the period of crop 
     years 2014 through 2017.
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  SA 1069. Mr. JOHANNS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 174, between lines 6 and 7, insert the following:

     SEC. 1615. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS TO DELAY COMPLIANCE 
                   WITH WTO DECISIONS.

       The Secretary shall not use any funds (including funds of 
     the Commodity Credit Corporation) to make payments or 
     influence a foreign government or organization (including the 
     Brazilian Cotton Institute) for the purpose of delaying 
     compliance with a decision of the World Trade Organization.
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  SA 1070. Mr. JOHANNS (for himself, Mr. Thune, and Mr. Roberts) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 355, between lines 7 and 8, insert the following:

     SEC. 40__. CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY LIMITATIONS.

       Section 5 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2014) is amended--
       (1) by striking the section designation and heading and all 
     that follows through ``(a) Participation.--'' and inserting 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 5. ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS.

       ``(a) Requirements.--
       ``(1) In general.--Participation'';
       (2) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by striking the second sentence and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(2) Recipients of other federal benefits.--Except as 
     provided in section 3(n)(4) and subsections (b), (d)(2), (g), 
     and (r) of section 6, a household shall be eligible to 
     participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program 
     if each member of the household receives--
       ``(A) cash assistance in the form of ongoing basic needs 
     benefit payments for financially needy families under the 
     program of block grants to States for temporary assistance 
     for needy families established under part A of title IV of 
     the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
       ``(B) cash assistance under the supplemental security 
     income program established under title XVI of that Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1381 et seq.); or
       ``(C) aid to the aged, blind, or disabled under title I, X, 
     XIV, or XVI of that Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.).'';
       (B) in the third sentence, by striking ``Except for 
     sections 6, 16(e)(1), and section 3(n)(4), households'' and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(3) General assistance.--Except as provided in sections 
     3(n)(4), 6, and 16(d), a household''; and
       (C) in the fourth sentence, by striking ``Assistance'' and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(4) Applications.--Assistance''; and
       (3) in subsection (j)--
       (A) by inserting ``cash assistance in the form of'' before 
     ``supplemental security income benefits''; and
       (B) by striking ``or who receives benefits'' and inserting 
     ``or who receives cash assistance''.
       On page 358, line 11, strike ``(a) In General.--''.
       On page 359, strike lines 11 through 15.
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  SA 1071. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 1051, strike line 5 and all that follows 
     through page 1055, line 13.
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  SA 1072. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 174, between lines 6 and 7, insert the following:

     SEC. 16__. STUDY ON OFFSETS FOR PAYMENTS TO BRAZILIAN COTTON 
                   INSTITUTE.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that 
     identifies and recommends $147,300,000 in annual savings for 
     each of 2013 through 2018 from payments, loans, assistance, 
     and plans provided to producers of upland cotton and extra 
     long staple cotton under this title and section 508B of the 
     Federal Crop Insurance Act to offset annual payments of 
     $147,300,000 for each of 2013 through 2018 to be made to the 
     Brazilian Cotton Institute.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1073. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 1066, strike line 23 and all that follows 
     through page 1071, line 16.
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  SA 1074. Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, and Mr. Wicker) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SECTION 122__. PROHIBITION OF GASOLINE BLENDS WITH GREATER 
                   THAN 10-VOLUME-PERCENT ETHANOL.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 
     may not, including by granting a waiver under section 
     211(f)(4) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(f)(4)), 
     authorize or otherwise allow the introduction into commerce 
     of gasoline containing greater than 10-volume-percent 
     ethanol.
       (b) Prohibition of Waivers.--
       (1) In general.--Any waiver granted under section 211(f)(4) 
     of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(f)(4)) before the date 
     of enactment of this Act that allows the introduction into 
     commerce of gasoline containing greater than 10-volume-
     percent ethanol for use in motor vehicles shall have no force 
     or effect.
       (2) Certain waivers.--The waivers described in subsection 
     (a) include the following:
       (A) The waiver entitled, ``Partial Grant and Partial Denial 
     of Clean Air Act Waiver Application Submitted by Growth 
     Energy To Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline 
     to 15 Percent; Decision of the Administrator'', 75 Fed. Reg. 
     68094 (November 4, 2010).
       (B) The waiver entitled, ``Partial Grant of Clean Air Act 
     Waiver Application Submitted by Growth Energy To Increase the 
     Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent; Decision 
     of the Administrator'', 76 Fed. Reg. 4662 (January 26, 2011).
       (c) Misfueling Rule.--The portions of the rule entitled, 
     ``Regulation to Mitigate the Misfueling of Vehicles and 
     Engines with Gasoline Containing Greater Than Ten Volume 
     Percent Ethanol and Modifications to the Reformulated and 
     Conventional Gasoline Programs'', 76 Fed. Reg. 44406 (July 
     25, 2011) (including amendments to those portions of the 
     rule) to mitigate misfueling shall have no force and effect 
     60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (d) Conforming Volumetric Requirements.--Section 211(o) of 
     the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3)(C)--
       (A) in clause (i), by striking ``and'';
       (B) in clause (ii), by striking the period and inserting 
     ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(iii) to limit the applicable percentage of renewable 
     fuel required under this subsection to an amount that would 
     ensure that no refiner, blender, or importer be required 
     directly or indirectly to produce, blend, import, or 
     otherwise enter into commerce any gasoline that contains, on 
     an average annual basis, greater than 10-volume percent 
     ethanol.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(13) Limitations.--No entity required to comply with a 
     provision of this section shall be required either by the 
     applicable volumes under paragraph (2)(B) or by the operation 
     of any other authority in this section (including regulations 
     promulgated under this section) to introduce into commerce 
     gasoline that contains, on an average annual basis, greater 
     than 10 volume percent ethanol.''.
       (e) Certification Fuels.--Section 211 of the Clean Air Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 7545) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(w) Certification Fuels.--The Administrator shall ensure 
     that the fuel used for certification of vehicles and engines 
     for compliance with emissions standards promulgated under 
     this title corresponds in all respects to the fuel used by 75 
     percent or more of the vehicles and engines in use at the 
     time the specifications for the certification fuel are 
     promulgated for vehicles and engines that use the 
     certification fuel.''.

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  SA 1075. Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin submitted an amendment intended to 
be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural 
programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 421, between lines 3 and 4, insert the following:

     SEC. 42__. FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM.

       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'';
       (2) in subsection (a), by striking ``fresh'';
       (3) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
       ``(b) Program.--A school participating in the program--
       ``(1) shall make free fruits and vegetables available to 
     students throughout the school day (or at such other times as 
     are considered appropriate by the Secretary) in 1 or more 
     areas designated by the school;
       ``(2) may make the free fruits and vegetables available in 
     any form (such as fresh, frozen, dried, or canned) that meets 
     any nutrition requirement prescribed by the Secretary and 
     consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for 
     Americans published under section 301 of the National 
     Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 (7 
     U.S.C. 5341); and
       ``(3) shall purchase, to the maximum extent practicable, 
     domestic commodities or products in compliance with section 
     12(n) (including any implementing regulations).''; and
       (4) in subsection (e), by striking ``fresh''.
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  SA 1076. Mrs. McCASKILL (for herself, Mr. Coburn, and Mr. Johnson of 
Wisconsin) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

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

     SEC. 12213. PROHIBITION ON PERFORMANCE AWARDS IN THE SENIOR 
                   EXECUTIVE SERVICE.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section--
       (1) the terms ``agency'' and ``career appointee'' have the 
     meanings given such terms in section 5381 of title 5, United 
     States Code; and
       (2) the term ``sequestration period'' means a period--
       (A) beginning on the later of--
       (i) the date on which a sequestration order is issued under 
     section 251 or 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act (2 U.S.C. 901 and 901a); and
       (ii) the first day of the fiscal year to which the 
     sequestration order applies; and
       (B) ending on the last day of the fiscal year to which the 
     sequestration order applies.
       (b) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, an agency may not pay a performance award under section 
     5384 of title 5, United States Code, to a career appointee--
       (1) during a sequestration period; or
       (2) that relates to any period of service performed during 
     a fiscal year during which a sequestration order under 
     section 251 or 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act (2 U.S.C. 901 and 901a) is in effect.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1077. Mr. HEINRICH (for himself, Mr. Heller, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Udall 
of New Mexico, and Mr. Udall of Colorado) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize 
agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12____. FEDERAL LAND TRANSACTION FACILITATION ACT.

       The Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act is amended--
       (1) in section 203(2) (43 U.S.C. 2302(2)), by striking ``on 
     the date of enactment of this Act was'' and inserting ``is'';
       (2) in section 205 (43 U.S.C. 2304)--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``(as in effect on the 
     date of enactment of this Act)''; and
       (B) by striking subsection (d);
       (3) in section 206 (43 U.S.C. 2305), by striking subsection 
     (f); and
       (4) in section 207(b) (43 U.S.C. 2306(b))--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by striking ``96-568'' and inserting ``96-586''; and
       (ii) by striking ``; or'' and inserting a semicolon;
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) by inserting ``Public Law 105-263;'' before ``112 
     Stat.''; and
       (ii) by striking the period at the end and inserting a 
     semicolon; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and 
     Development Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-432; 120 Stat. 3028);
       ``(4) the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
     Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2403);
       ``(5) subtitle F of title I of the Omnibus Public Land 
     Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 111-
     11);
       ``(6) subtitle O of title I of the Omnibus Public Land 
     Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 460www note, 1132 note; 
     Public Law 111-11);
       ``(7) section 2601 of the Omnibus Public Land Management 
     Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11; 123 Stat. 1108); or
       ``(8) section 2606 of the Omnibus Public Land Management 
     Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11; 123 Stat. 1121).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1078. Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted 
an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

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

     SEC. ___. WILDFIRE MITIGATION ASSISTANCE.

       (a) In General.--Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford 
     Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5187) 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
       ``(d) Post Disaster Mitigation Assistance.--The President 
     may provide hazard mitigation assistance in accordance with 
     section 404 in any area in which assistance was provided 
     under this section, whether or not a major disaster had been 
     declared.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--The Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) 
     is amended--
       (1) in section 404(a) (42 U.S.C. 5170c(a))--
       (A) by inserting before the first period ``, or any area in 
     which assistance was provided under section 420''; and
       (B) in the third sentence, by inserting ``or event under 
     section 420'' after ``major disaster'' each place that term 
     appears; and
       (2) in section 322 (e)(1) (42 U.S.C. 5165(e)(1)), by 
     inserting ``or event under section 420'' after ``major 
     disaster'' each place that term appears.
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  SA 1079. Mr. COONS (for himself and Mr. Johanns) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 339, line 13, strike ``$40,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$60,000,000''.
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  SA 1080. Mr. TESTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 902, strike lines 12 and 13 and insert the 
     following:
       (5) by redesignating subsections (h) and (j) as subsections 
     (k) and (l), respectively;
       On page 918, strike lines 7 through 11 and insert the 
     following:
     2014 through 2018.
       ``(j) Conventional Breeding Initiative.--
       ``(1) Definitions.--
       ``(A) Conventional breeding.--The term `conventional 
     breeding' means the development of new varieties of an 
     organism through controlled mating and selection without the 
     use of transgenic methods.
       ``(B) Public breed.--The term `public breed' means a breed 
     that is the commercially available uniform end product of a 
     publicly funded breeding program that--
       ``(i) has been sufficiently tested to demonstrate improved 
     characteristics and stabile performance; and
       ``(ii) remains in the public domain for research purposes.
       ``(C) Public cultivar.--The term `public cultivar' means a 
     cultivar that is the commercially available uniform end 
     product of a publicly funded breeding program that--
       ``(i) has been sufficiently tested to demonstrate improved 
     characteristics and stabile performance; and
       ``(ii) remains in the public domain for research purposes.
       ``(2) Establishment.--Beginning on the date of enactment of 
     the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, the 
     Secretary shall carry out an initiative to address research 
     needs in conventional breeding for public cultivar and public 
     breed development, as described in paragraph (3).
       ``(3) Purposes.--The purposes of the initiative established 
     by paragraph (2) are--
       ``(A) to fund public cultivar and public breed development 
     through conventional breeding, with no requirement or 
     preference for the use of marker-assisted or genomic 
     selection methods; and
       ``(B) to conduct research on--
       ``(i) selection theory;
       ``(ii) applied quantitative genetics;
       ``(iii) conventional breeding for improved food quality;
       ``(iv) conventional breeding for improved local adaptation 
     to biotic stress and abiotic stress; and
       ``(v) participatory conventional breeding.
       ``(4) Eligible entities.--The Secretary may carry out the 
     initiative established by paragraph (2) through grants to--
       ``(A) institutions of higher education;
       ``(B) research institutions or organizations;
       ``(C) private organizations or corporations;
       ``(D) State agricultural experiment stations;
       ``(E) individuals; or
       ``(F) groups consisting of 2 or more entities or 
     individuals described in subparagraphs (A) through (E).

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       ``(5) Research project grants.--In carrying out this 
     subsection, the Secretary shall--
       ``(A) seek and accept proposals for grants;
       ``(B) award grants on a competitive basis;
       ``(C) determine the relevance and merit of proposals 
     through a system of peer review, in consultation with experts 
     in conventional breeding;
       ``(D) award grants on the basis of merit, quality, and 
     relevance; and
       ``(E) award grants for a term that is practicable for 
     conventional cultivar development.
       ``(6) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $25,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.'';
       (7) in subsection (k) (as redesignated by paragraph (5)), 
     by striking ``2012'' each place it appears and inserting 
     ``2018''; and
       (8) in subsection (l) (as redesignated by para-
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1081. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 998, strike lines 11 through 20 and insert the 
     following:
       (A) in subsection (b)--
       (i) in paragraph (2)--

       (I) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (II) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (E); 
     and
       (III) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the following:

       ``(D) a council (as defined in section 1528 of the 
     Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3451)); and''; 
     and
       (ii) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
       ``(4) Use of grant funds.--
       ``(A) In general.--A recipient of a grant under paragraph 
     (1) shall use the grant funds to assist agricultural 
     producers and rural small businesses by--
       ``(i) conducting and promoting energy audits; and
       ``(ii) providing recommendations and information on how--

       ``(I) to improve the energy efficiency of the operations of 
     the agricultural producers and rural small businesses; and
       ``(II) to use renewable energy technologies and resources 
     in the operations.

       ``(B) Certification.--Before a recipient of a grant under 
     paragraph (1) uses the grant funds to build a wind turbine, 
     the Secretary shall certify that the wind turbine will not 
     injure--
       ``(i) any species listed as an endangered species or 
     threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 
     (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.);
       ``(ii) any migratory bird covered by the Migratory Bird 
     Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.); or
       ``(iii) any bald or golden eagle covered by the Act 
     entitled `An Act for the protection of the bald eagle', 
     approved June 8, 1940 (16 U.S.C. 668 et seq.).''; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1082. Mr. FLAKE (for himself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Udall of Colorado, 
Mr. Crapo, Mr. Risch, and Mr. Baucus) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural 
programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 975, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
       ``(7) Fire liability provisions.--Not later than 90 days 
     after the date of enactment of this section, the Chief and 
     the Director shall issue for use in all contracts and 
     agreements under subsection (b) fire liability provisions 
     that are in substantially the same form as the fire liability 
     provisions contained in--
       ``(A) integrated resource timber contracts, as described in 
     the Forest Service contract numbered 2400-13, part H, section 
     H.4; and
       ``(B) timber sale contracts conducted pursuant to section 
     14 of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 
     472a).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1083. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. PROHIBITION ON MANDATORY OR COMPULSORY CHECK OFF 
                   PROGRAMS.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no program to 
     promote and provide research and information for a particular 
     agricultural commodity without reference to 1 or more 
     specific producers or brands (commonly known as a ``check-off 
     program'') shall be mandatory or compulsory.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1084. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. 12___. REPEAL OF RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.

       (a) In General.--Section 211 of the Clean Air Act (42 
     U.S.C. 7545) is amended by striking subsection (o).
       (b) Additional Repeal.--Section 204 of the Energy 
     Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 7545 note; 
     Public Law 110-140) is repealed.
       (c) Regulations.--Beginning on the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the regulations under subparts K and M of part 80 
     of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on 
     that date of enactment), shall have no force or effect.
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  SA 1085. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. 12___. ADMINISTRATION.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the carrying 
     out of this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall not 
     be done in a manner that targets any individuals or groups on 
     the basis of ideology or political affiliation.
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  SA 1086. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 378, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:

     SEC. 4___. INTERVIEW AUTHORITY.

       Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2020) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(v) Interview Authority.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall give each 
     participating State the option to carry out the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program by allowing nonprofit 
     organizations and area agencies on aging to conduct the 
     eligibility interview for applicant households, in accordance 
     with the interview process of the State.
       ``(2) Criteria.--Any nonprofit organization or area agency 
     on aging allowed to conduct an interview under paragraph (1) 
     shall be selected at the discretion of the head of the State 
     agency responsible for administering the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program in the State.''.
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  SA 1087. Mr. BROWN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 846, line 22, insert ``unless the Secretary 
     determines at least 25 percent of the households in a 
     proposed service area that is capable of receiving broadband 
     service are not purchasing the minimum acceptable level of 
     broadband service'' after ``under subsection (e)''.

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  SA 1088. Mr. BROWN (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Reed, 
Mr. Wyden, Mr. Heinrich, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Mr. Cowan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 380, strike line 24 and all that follows 
     through page 381, line 13, and insert the following:
       (A) in paragraph (1)(B)--
       (i) in clause (i)--

       (I) by striking subclause (I) and inserting the following:
       ``(I) to create or implement a coordinated community plan 
     to meet the food security needs of low-income individuals;'';
       (II) in subclause (II), by inserting ``and effectiveness'' 
     after ``self-reliance'';
       (III) in subclause (III), by inserting ``food access,'' 
     after ``food,''; and

       (ii) in clause (ii), by striking subclause (I) and 
     inserting the following:

       ``(I) infrastructure improvement and development;''; and

       On page 381, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (2) in subsection (b)(2)(B), by striking ``$5,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$10,000,000'';
       On page 381, line 21, strike ``(2)'' and insert ``(3)''.
       On page 381, strike lines 22 through 24 and insert the 
     following:
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting 
     ``or a nonprofit entity working in partnership with a State, 
     local, or tribal government agency or community health 
     organization'' after ``nonprofit entity'';
       On page 382, strike lines 7 through 10 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(C) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, 
     including increasing access to food services or improving 
     coordination of services and programs;'';
       Beginning on page 382, strike line 19 and all that follows 
     through page 383, line 12, and insert the following:
       (4) in subsection (d), by striking paragraphs (3) and (4) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(3) develop innovative linkages between the for-profit, 
     nonprofit, and public sectors;

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       ``(4) encourage long-term planning activities and 
     multisystem interagency approaches with multistakeholder 
     collaborations (such as food policy councils, food planning 
     associations, and hunger-free community coalitions) that 
     build the long-term capacity of communities to address the 
     food, food security, and agricultural problems of the 
     communities;
       ``(5) develop new resources and strategies to help reduce 
     food insecurity in the community and prevent food insecurity 
     in the future; or
       ``(6) achieve goal 2 or 3 of the hunger-free communities 
     goals.'';
       On page 383, strike lines 13 through 16 and insert the 
     following:
       (5) in subsection (f)(2), by striking ``3 years'' and 
     inserting ``5 years'';
       (6) by striking subsection (h) and inserting the following:
       On page 384, line 2, strike the period at the end and 
     insert ``; and''.
       On page 384, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:
       (7) in subsection (i)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``and recommend to the targeted entities'' and inserting 
     ``create a nationally accessible web-based clearinghouse of 
     regulations, zoning provisions, and best practices by 
     government and the private and nonprofit sectors that have 
     been shown to improve community food security, and provide to 
     targeted entities training, technical assistance, and''; and
       (ii) by striking subparagraphs (C) and (D) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(C) health disparities;
       ``(D) food insecurity;''; and
       (B) in paragraph (4), by striking ``$200,000'' and 
     inserting ``$500,000''.
       On page 396, strike lines 8 through 12 and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 4202. SENIORS FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.

       Section 4402 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007) is amended by striking subsection (a) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(a) Funding.--Of the funds of the Commodity Credit 
     Corporation, the Secretary of Agriculture shall use to carry 
     out and expand the seniors farmers' market nutrition 
     program--
       ``(1) $2,500,000 for fiscal year 2014; and
       ``(2) $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 
     2018.''.
       On page 420, strike lines 13 through 16 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(1) Mandatory funding.--Of the funds of the Commodity 
     Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this 
     section--
       ``(A) $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2014;
       ``(B) $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2015;
       ``(C) $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2016;
       ``(D) $4,000,000 for fiscal year 2017; and
       ``(E) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2018.
       Beginning on page 636, strike line 21 and all that follows 
     through page 639, line 2, and insert the following:
       ``(A) Family farm.--The term `family' farm has the meaning 
     given the term in section 761.2 of title 7, Code of Federal 
     Regulations (as in effect on December 30, 2007).
       ``(B) Mid-tier value chain.--The term `mid-tier value 
     chain' means a local and regional supply network (including a 
     network that operates through food distribution centers that 
     coordinate agricultural production and the aggregation, 
     storage, processing, distribution, and marketing of locally 
     or regionally produced agricultural products) that links 
     independent producers with businesses and cooperatives that 
     market value-added agricultural products in a manner that--
       ``(i) targets and strengthens the profitability and 
     competitiveness of small- and medium-sized farms that are 
     structured as family farms; and
       ``(ii) obtains agreement from an eligible agricultural 
     producer group, farmer cooperative, or majority-controlled 
     producer-based business venture that is engaged in the value 
     chain on a marketing strategy.
       ``(C) Value-added agricultural product.--The term `value-
     added agricultural product' means any agricultural commodity 
     or product--
       ``(i) that--

       ``(I) has undergone a change in physical state;
       ``(II) was produced in a manner that enhances the value of 
     the agricultural commodity or product, as demonstrated 
     through a business plan that shows the enhanced value, as 
     determined by the Secretary;
       ``(III) is physically segregated in a manner that results 
     in the enhancement of the value of the agricultural commodity 
     or product;
       ``(IV) is a source of farm-based renewable energy, 
     including E-85 fuel; or
       ``(V) is aggregated and marketed as a locally produced 
     agricultural food product or as part of a mid-tier value 
     chain; and

       ``(ii) for which, as a result of the change in physical 
     state or the manner in which the agricultural commodity or 
     product was produced, marketed, or segregated--

       ``(I) the customer base for the agricultural commodity or 
     product is expanded; and
       ``(II) a greater portion of the revenue derived from the 
     marketing, processing, or physical segregation of the 
     agricultural commodity or product is available to the 
     producer of the commodity or product.

       On page 639, line 5, insert ``on a competitive basis'' 
     after grants.
       On page 640, strike lines 12 through 21 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(i) Priority.--In awarding grants under this subsection, 
     the Secretary shall--

       ``(I) in the case of a grant under subparagraph (A)(i), 
     give priority to--

       ``(aa) operators of small- and medium-sized farms and 
     ranches that are structured as family farms; or
       ``(bb) beginning farmers and ranchers or socially 
     disadvantaged farmers or ranchers; and

       ``(II) in the case of a grant under subparagraph (A)(ii), 
     give priority to projects (including farmer cooperative 
     projects) that best contribute to--

       ``(aa) increasing opportunities for operators of small- and 
     medium-sized farms and ranches that are structured as family 
     farms; or
       ``(bb) creating opportunities for beginning farmers and 
     ranchers or socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
       On page 642, line 21, strike ``June 30 of'' and insert 
     ``the date on which the Secretary completes the review 
     process for applications submitted under this section for''.
       On page 643, line 4, strike ``$12,500,000'' and insert 
     ``$20,000,000''.
       On page 663, strike lines 8 through 23 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(ii) Priority.--In making or guaranteeing a loan under 
     this paragraph, the Secretary shall give priority to projects 
     that would--

       ``(I) result in increased access to locally or regionally 
     grown food in underserved communities;
       ``(II) create new market opportunities for agricultural 
     producers; or
       ``(III) support strategic economic and community 
     development regional economic development plans on a 
     multijurisdictional basis.

       ``(iii) Guarantee loan fee and percentage.--In making or 
     guaranteeing a loan under clause (i) the Secretary may waive, 
     incorporate into the loan, or reduce the guarantee loan fee 
     that would otherwise be imposed under this paragraph.
       On page 1025, line 8, strike ``$20,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$30,000,000''.
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  SA 1089. Mr. BROWN (for himself and Mr. Cowan) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize 
agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 167, line 18, strike ``$750,000'' and insert 
     ``$500,000''.
       On page 384, line 22, strike ``$22,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$28,000,000''.
       On page 384, line 24, strike ``$18,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$44,000,000''.
       On page 385, line 2, strike ``$10,000,000; and'' and insert 
     ``$24,000,000;''.
       On page 385, line 4, strike ``$4,000,00.''; and'' and 
     insert ``$18,000,000; and''.
       On page 385, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:
       ``(v) for fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year thereafter, 
     $10,000,000.''; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1090. Mr. BROWN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 921, line 3, strike ``shall'' and insert ``may''.
       On page 921, line 24, strike ``$10,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$20,000,000''.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1091. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1602 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1602. REPEAL OF PERMANENT PRICE SUPPORT AUTHORITY.

       (a) Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.--The following 
     provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 are 
     repealed:
       (1) Parts II through V of subtitle B of title III (7 U.S.C. 
     1326 et seq.).
       (2) Section 377 (7 U.S.C. 1377).
       (3) Subtitle D of title III (7 U.S.C. 1379a et seq.).
       (4) Title IV (7 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.).
       (b) Agricultural Act of 1949.--The following provisions of 
     the Agricultural Act of 1949 are repealed:
       (1) Section 101 (7 U.S.C. 1441).
       (2) Section 103(a) (7 U.S.C. 1444(a)).
       (3) Section 105 (7 U.S.C. 1444b).
       (4) Section 107 (7 U.S.C. 1445a).
       (5) Section 110 (7 U.S.C. 1445e).
       (6) Section 112 (7 U.S.C. 1445g).
       (7) Section 115 (7 U.S.C. 1445k).
       (8) Section 201 (7 U.S.C. 1446).
       (9) Title III (7 U.S.C. 1447 et seq.).
       (10) Title IV (7 U.S.C. 1421 et seq.), other than sections 
     404, 412, and 416 (7 U.S.C. 1424, 1429, and 1431).
       (11) Title V (7 U.S.C. 1461 et seq.).
       (12) Title VI (7 U.S.C. 1471 et seq.).
       (c) Certain Quota Provisions.--The joint resolution 
     entitled ``A joint resolution relating to corn and wheat 
     marketing quotas under the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 
     1938, as amended'', approved May 26, 1941 (7 U.S.C. 1330 and 
     1340), is repealed.
       (d) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, including the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 714 et seq.), beginning on October 1, 2018, the 
     Secretary shall have no authority

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     to support the price of commodities through payments or 
     purchases.
       (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
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  SA 1092. Mr. THUNE (for himself, Mr. Roberts, and Mr. Johanns) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike sections 1104 through 1110 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1104. DEFINITIONS.

       In this subtitle, subtitle B, and subtitle F:
       (1) Actual crop revenue.--The term ``actual crop revenue'', 
     with respect to a covered commodity for a crop year, means 
     the amount determined by the Secretary under section 
     1105(c)(3).
       (2) Agriculture risk coverage guarantee.--The term 
     ``agriculture risk coverage guarantee'', with respect to a 
     covered commodity for a crop year, means the amount 
     determined by the Secretary under section 1105(c)(4).
       (3) Agriculture risk coverage payment.--The term 
     ``agriculture risk coverage payment'' means a payment under 
     section 1105(c).
       (4) Average individual yield.--The term ``average 
     individual yield'' means the yield reported by a producer for 
     purposes of subtitle A of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), to the maximum extent practicable.
       (5) County coverage.--For the purposes of agriculture risk 
     coverage under section 1105, the term ``county coverage'' 
     means coverage determined using the total quantity of all 
     acreage in a county of the covered commodity that is planted 
     or prevented from being planted for harvest by a producer 
     with the yield determined by the average county yield 
     described in subsection (c) of that section.
       (6) Covered commodity.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``covered commodity'' means 
     wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, long grain rice, 
     medium grain rice, pulse crops, soybeans, other oilseeds, and 
     peanuts.
       (B) Popcorn.--The Secretary--
       (i) shall study the feasibility of including popcorn as a 
     covered commodity by 2014; and
       (ii) if the Secretary determines it to be feasible, shall 
     designate popcorn as a covered commodity.
       (7) Eligible acres.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) 
     through (D), the term ``eligible acres'' means all acres 
     planted or prevented from being planted to all covered 
     commodities on a farm in any crop year.
       (B) Maximum.--Except as provided in subparagraph (C), the 
     total quantity of eligible acres on a farm determined under 
     subparagraph (A) shall not exceed the average total acres 
     planted or prevented from being planted to covered 
     commodities and upland cotton on the farm for the 2009 
     through 2012 crop years, as determined by the Secretary.
       (C) Adjustment.--The Secretary shall provide for an 
     adjustment, as appropriate, in the eligible acres for covered 
     commodities for a farm if any of the following circumstances 
     occurs:
       (i) If a conservation reserve contract for a farm in a 
     county entered into under section 1231 of the Food Security 
     Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831) expires or is voluntarily 
     terminated or cropland is released from coverage under a 
     conservation reserve contract, the Secretary shall provide 
     for an adjustment, as appropriate, in the eligible acres for 
     the farm to a total quantity that is the higher of--

       (I) the total base acreage for the farm, less any upland 
     cotton base acreage, that was suspended during the 
     conservation reserve contract; or
       (II) the product obtained by multiplying--

       (aa) the average proportion that--
       (AA) the total number of acres planted to covered 
     commodities and upland cotton in the county for crop years 
     2009 through 2012; bears to
       (BB) the total number of all acres of covered commodities, 
     grassland, and upland cotton acres in the county for the same 
     crop years; by
       (bb) the total acres for which coverage has expired, 
     voluntarily terminated, or been released under the 
     conservation reserve contract.
       (ii) The producer has eligible oilseed acreage as the 
     result of the Secretary designating additional oilseeds, 
     which shall be determined in the same manner as eligible 
     oilseed acreage under section 1101(a)(1)(D) of the Food, 
     Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     8711(a)(1)(D)).
       (iii) The producer has any acreage not cropped during the 
     2009 through 2012 crop years, but placed into an established 
     rotation practice for the purposes of enriching land or 
     conserving moisture for subsequent crop years, including 
     summer fallow, as determined by the Secretary.
       (D) Exclusion.--The term ``eligible acres'' does not 
     include any crop subsequently planted during the same crop 
     year on the same land for which the first crop is eligible 
     for payments under this subtitle, unless the crop was planted 
     in an area approved for double cropping, as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       (8) Extra long staple cotton.--The term ``extra long staple 
     cotton'' means cotton that--
       (A) is produced from pure strain varieties of the 
     Barbadense species or any hybrid of the species, or other 
     similar types of extra long staple cotton, designated by the 
     Secretary, having characteristics needed for various end uses 
     for which United States upland cotton is not suitable and 
     grown in irrigated cotton-growing regions of the United 
     States designated by the Secretary or other areas designated 
     by the Secretary as suitable for the production of the 
     varieties or types; and
       (B) is ginned on a roller-type gin or, if authorized by the 
     Secretary, ginned on another type gin for experimental 
     purposes.
       (9) Individual coverage.--For purposes of agriculture risk 
     coverage under section 1105, the term ``individual coverage'' 
     means coverage determined using the total quantity of all 
     acreage in a county of the covered commodity that is planted 
     or prevented from being planted for harvest by a producer 
     with the yield determined by the average individual yield of 
     the producer described in subsection (c) of that section.
       (10) Medium grain rice.--The term ``medium grain rice'' 
     includes short grain rice.
       (11) Other oilseed.--The term ``other oilseed'' means a 
     crop of sunflower seed, rapeseed, canola, safflower, 
     flaxseed, mustard seed, crambe, sesame seed, or any oilseed 
     designated by the Secretary.
       (12) Payment yield.--The term ``payment yield'' means the 
     yield established for adverse market payments under section 
     1102 or 1302 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 
     2002 (7 U.S.C. 7912, 7952) as in effect on the date of 
     enactment of this Act for a farm for a covered commodity.
       (13) Producer.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``producer'' means an owner, 
     operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper that shares in 
     the risk of producing a crop and is entitled to share in the 
     crop available for marketing from the farm, or would have 
     shared had the crop been produced.
       (B) Hybrid seed.--In determining whether a grower of hybrid 
     seed is a producer, the Secretary shall--
       (i) not take into consideration the existence of a hybrid 
     seed contract; and
       (ii) ensure that program requirements do not adversely 
     affect the ability of the grower to receive a payment under 
     this title.
       (14) Pulse crop.--The term ``pulse crop'' means dry peas, 
     lentils, small chickpeas, and large chickpeas.
       (15) State.--The term ``State'' means--
       (A) a State;
       (B) the District of Columbia;
       (C) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
       (D) any other territory or possession of the United States.
       (16) Reference price.--The term ``reference price'' means 
     the price per bushel, pound, or hundredweight (or other 
     appropriate unit) of a covered commodity used to determine 
     the actual crop revenue under section 1105(c)(3).
       (17) Transitional yield.--The term ``transitional yield'' 
     has the meaning given the term in section 502(b) of the 
     Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1502(b)).
       (18) United states.--The term ``United States'', when used 
     in a geographical sense, means all of the States.

     SEC. 1105. AGRICULTURE RISK COVERAGE.

       (a) Payments Required.--If the Secretary determines that 
     payments are required under subsection (c), the Secretary 
     shall make payments for each covered commodity available to 
     producers in accordance with this section.
       (b) Coverage Election.--
       (1) In general.--For the period of crop years 2014 through 
     2018, the producers shall make a 1-time, irrevocable election 
     to receive--
       (A) individual coverage under this section, as determined 
     by the Secretary; or
       (B) in the case of a county with sufficient data (as 
     determined by the Secretary), county coverage under this 
     section.
       (2) Effect of election.--The election made under paragraph 
     (1) shall be binding on the producers making the election, 
     regardless of covered commodities planted, and applicable to 
     all acres under the operational control of the producers, in 
     a manner that--
       (A) acres brought under the operational control of the 
     producers after the election are included; and
       (B) acres no longer under the operational control of the 
     producers after the election are no longer subject to the 
     election of the producers but become subject to the election 
     of the subsequent producers.
       (3) Duties of the secretary.--The Secretary shall ensure 
     that producers are precluded from taking any action, 
     including reconstitution, transfer, or other similar action, 
     that would have the effect of altering or reversing the 
     election made under paragraph (1).
       (c) Agriculture Risk Coverage.--
       (1) Payments.--The Secretary shall make agriculture risk 
     coverage payments available under this subsection for each of 
     the 2014 through 2018 crop years if the Secretary determines 
     that--
       (A) the actual crop revenue for the crop year for the 
     covered commodity; is less than
       (B) the agriculture risk coverage guarantee for the crop 
     year for the covered commodity.
       (2) Time for payments.--If the Secretary determines under 
     this subsection that agriculture risk coverage payments are 
     required to be made for the covered commodity, beginning 
     October 1, or as soon as practicable

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     thereafter, after the end of the applicable marketing year 
     for the covered commodity, the Secretary shall make the 
     agriculture risk coverage payments.
       (3) Actual crop revenue.--The amount of the actual crop 
     revenue for a crop year of a covered commodity shall be equal 
     to the product obtained by multiplying--
       (A)(i) in the case of individual coverage, the actual 
     average individual yield for the covered commodity, as 
     determined by the Secretary; or
       (ii) in the case of county coverage, the actual average 
     yield for the county for the covered commodity, as determined 
     by the Secretary; and
       (B) the higher of--
       (i) the national average market price received by producers 
     during the 12-month marketing year for the covered commodity, 
     as determined by the Secretary; or
       (ii) if applicable, the reference price for the covered 
     commodity under paragraph (4).
       (4) Reference price.--The reference price for a covered 
     commodity shall be determined as follows:
       (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), the reference 
     price for a covered commodity shall be the product obtained 
     by multiplying--
       (i) 55 percent; by
       (ii) the average national marketing year average price for 
     the most recent 5 crop years, excluding each of the crop 
     years with the highest and lowest prices.
       (B) Alternative price for rice and peanuts.--In the case of 
     long and medium grain rice and peanuts, the reference price 
     shall be--
       (i) in the case of long and medium grain rice, $13.00 per 
     hundredweight; and
       (ii) in the case of peanuts, $530.00 per ton.
       (5) Agriculture risk coverage guarantee.--
       (A) In general.--The agriculture risk coverage guarantee 
     for a crop year for a covered commodity shall equal 88 
     percent of the benchmark revenue.
       (B) Benchmark revenue.--
       (i) In general.--The benchmark revenue shall be the product 
     obtained by multiplying--

       (I)(aa) in the case of individual coverage, subject to 
     clause (ii), the average individual yield, as determined by 
     the Secretary, for the most recent 5 crop years, excluding 
     each of the crop years with the highest and lowest yields; or
       (bb) in the case of county coverage, the average county 
     yield, as determined by the Secretary, for the most recent 5 
     crop years, excluding each of the crop years with the highest 
     and lowest yields; and
       (II) the average national marketing year average price for 
     the most recent 5 crop years, excluding each of the crop 
     years with the highest and lowest prices.

       (ii) Use of transitional yields.--If the yield determined 
     under clause (i)(I)(aa)--

       (I) for the 2013 crop year or any prior crop year, is less 
     than 60 percent of the applicable transitional yield, the 
     Secretary shall use 60 percent of the applicable transitional 
     yield for that crop year; and
       (II) for the 2014 crop year and any subsequent crop year, 
     is less than 65 percent of the applicable transitional yield, 
     the Secretary shall use 65 percent of the applicable 
     transitional yield for that crop year.

       (6) Payment rate.--The payment rate for each covered 
     commodity shall be equal to the lesser of--
       (A) the amount that--
       (i) the agriculture risk coverage guarantee for the covered 
     commodity; exceeds
       (ii) the actual crop revenue for the crop year of the 
     covered commodity; or
       (B) 10 percent of the benchmark revenue for the crop year 
     of the covered commodity.
       (7) Payment amount.--If agriculture risk coverage payments 
     under this subsection are required to be paid for any of the 
     2014 through 2018 crop years of a covered commodity, the 
     amount of the agriculture risk coverage payment for the crop 
     year shall be equal to the product obtained by multiplying--
       (A) the payment rate under paragraph (5); and
       (B)(i) in the case of individual coverage the sum of--
       (I) 65 percent of the planted eligible acres of the covered 
     commodity; and
       (II) 45 percent of the eligible acres that were prevented 
     from being planted to the covered commodity; or
       (ii) in the case of county coverage--
       (I) 80 percent of the planted eligible acres of the covered 
     commodity; and
       (II) 45 percent of the eligible acres that were prevented 
     from being planted to the covered commodity.
       (8) Duties of the secretary.--In carrying out the program 
     under this subsection, the Secretary shall--
       (A) to the maximum extent practicable, use all available 
     information and analysis to check for anomalies in the 
     determination of payments under the program;
       (B) to the maximum extent practicable, calculate a separate 
     actual crop revenue and agriculture risk coverage guarantee 
     for irrigated and nonirrigated covered commodities;
       (C) differentiate by type or class the national average 
     price of--
       (i) sunflower seeds;
       (ii) barley, using malting barley values; and
       (iii) wheat; and
       (D) assign a yield for each acre planted or prevented from 
     being planted for the crop year for the covered commodity on 
     the basis of the yield history of representative farms in the 
     State, region, or crop reporting district, as determined by 
     the Secretary, if the Secretary cannot establish the yield as 
     determined under paragraph (3)(A)(ii) or (5)(B)(i) or if the 
     yield determined under paragraph (3)(A)(ii) or (5) is an 
     unrepresentative average yield for the covered commodity as 
     determined by the Secretary.

     SEC. 1106. PRODUCER AGREEMENT REQUIRED AS CONDITION OF 
                   PROVISION OF PAYMENTS.

       (a) Compliance With Certain Requirements.--
       (1) Requirements.--Before the producers on a farm may 
     receive agriculture risk coverage payments, the producers 
     shall agree, during the crop year for which the payments are 
     made and in exchange for the payments--
       (A) to comply with applicable conservation requirements 
     under subtitle B of title XII of the Food Security Act of 
     1985 (16 U.S.C. 3811 et seq.);
       (B) to comply with applicable wetland protection 
     requirements under subtitle C of title XII of that Act (16 
     U.S.C. 3821 et seq.);
       (C) to use the land on the farm for an agricultural or 
     conserving use in a quantity equal to the attributable 
     eligible acres of the farm, and not for a nonagricultural 
     commercial, industrial, or residential use, as determined by 
     the Secretary; and
       (D) to effectively control noxious weeds and otherwise 
     maintain the land in accordance with sound agricultural 
     practices, as determined by the Secretary, if the 
     agricultural or conserving use involves the noncultivation of 
     any portion of the land referred to in subparagraph (C).
       (2) Compliance.--The Secretary may issue such rules as the 
     Secretary considers necessary to ensure producer compliance 
     with the requirements of paragraph (1).
       (3) Modification.--At the request of the transferee or 
     owner, the Secretary may modify the requirements of this 
     subsection if the modifications are consistent with the 
     objectives of this subsection, as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       (b) Transfer or Change of Interest in Farm.--
       (1) Termination.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), a 
     transfer of (or change in) the interest of the producers on a 
     farm for which agriculture risk coverage payments are made 
     shall result in the termination of the payments, unless the 
     transferee or owner of the acreage agrees to assume all 
     obligations under subsection (a).
       (B) Effective date.--The termination shall take effect on 
     the date determined by the Secretary.
       (2) Exception.--If a producer entitled to an agriculture 
     risk coverage payment dies, becomes incompetent, or is 
     otherwise unable to receive the payment, the Secretary shall 
     make the payment, in accordance with rules issued by the 
     Secretary.
       (c) Reports.--
       (1) Acreage reports.--As a condition on the receipt of any 
     benefits under this subtitle or subtitle B, the Secretary 
     shall require producers on a farm to submit to the Secretary 
     annual acreage reports with respect to all cropland on the 
     farm.
       (2) Production reports.--As a condition on the receipt of 
     any benefits under section 1105, the Secretary shall require 
     producers on a farm to submit to the Secretary annual 
     production reports with respect to all covered commodities 
     produced on the farm.
       (3) Penalties.--No penalty with respect to benefits under 
     this subtitle or subtitle B shall be assessed against the 
     producers on a farm for an inaccurate acreage or production 
     report unless the producers on the farm knowingly and 
     willfully falsified the acreage or production report.
       (4) Data reporting.--To the maximum extent practicable, the 
     Secretary shall use data reported by the producer pursuant to 
     requirements under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1501 et seq.) to meet the obligations described in paragraphs 
     (1) and (2), without additional submissions to the 
     Department.
       (d) Tenants and Sharecroppers.--In carrying out this 
     subtitle, the Secretary shall provide adequate safeguards to 
     protect the interests of tenants and sharecroppers.
       (e) Sharing of Payments.--The Secretary shall provide for 
     the sharing of agriculture risk coverage payments among the 
     producers on a farm on a fair and equitable basis.

     SEC. 1107. PERIOD OF EFFECTIVENESS.

       Sections 1104 through 1106 shall be effective beginning 
     with the 2014 crop year of each covered commodity through the 
     2018 crop year.
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  SA 1093. Mr. LEAHY (for himself, Mr. Cowan, and Ms. Collins) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 216, line 15, strike ``and'' at the end.
       On page 217, strike line 21 and insert the following:
     habitat.''; and
       (6) in subsection (i)--
       (A) by striking paragraph (3); and
       (B) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs 
     (3) and (4), respectively.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1094. Mr. BROWN (for himself and Mr. Johanns) submitted an 
amendment

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intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize 
agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       In section 1001D(b)(1)(A) of the Food Security Act of 1985 
     (7 U.S.C. 1308-3a) (as amended by section 1605(a)), strike 
     ``$750,000'' and insert ``$500,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1095. Mr. CARDIN (for himself, Mr. Boozman, Ms. Mikulski, and Mr. 
Coons) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 131 strike ``Secretary'' on line 22 and 
     all that follows through page 132, line 9, and insert the 
     following: ``Secretary--
       (i) assumes the production and market risks associated with 
     the agricultural production of crops or livestock; or
       (ii) experiences revenue losses under a production contract 
     due to a disaster.
       (B) Description.--An individual or entity referred to in 
     subparagraph (A) is--
       (i) a citizen of the United States;
       (ii) a resident alien;
       (iii) a partnership of citizens of the United States;
       (iv) a corporation, limited liability corporation, or other 
     farm organizational structure organized under State law; or
       (v) a contract grower.
       On page 133, line 21, insert ``that are prohibited from 
     replacing livestock due to Federal or State quarantine orders 
     or'' after ``on farms''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1096. Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Mr. Pryor, and Mrs. Fischer) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. APPLICABILITY OF SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND 
                   COUNTERMEASURE RULE.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
       (2) Farm.--The term ``farm'' has the meaning given the term 
     in section 112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or 
     successor regulations).
       (3) Gallon.--The term ``gallon'' means a United States 
     liquid gallon.
       (4) Oil.--The term ``oil'' has the meaning given the term 
     in section 112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or 
     successor regulations).
       (5) Oil discharge.--The term ``oil discharge'' has the 
     meaning given the term ``discharge'' in section 112.2 of 
     title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor 
     regulations).
       (6) Reportable oil discharge history.--The term 
     ``reportable oil discharge history'' has the meaning used to 
     describe the legal requirement to report a discharge of oil 
     under applicable law.
       (7) Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure rule.--
     The term ``Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure 
     rule'' means the regulation, including amendments, 
     promulgated by the Administrator under part 112 of title 40, 
     Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations).
       (b) Certification.--In implementing the Spill Prevention, 
     Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to any farm, 
     the Administrator shall--
       (1) require certification of compliance with the rule by--
       (A) a professional engineer for a farm with--
       (i) an individual tank with an aboveground storage capacity 
     greater than 10,000 gallons;
       (ii) an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 
     20,000 gallons; or
       (iii) a reportable oil discharge history; or
       (B) the owner or operator of the farm (via self-
     certification) for a farm with--
       (i) an aggregate aboveground storage capacity not more than 
     20,000 gallons and not less than the lesser of--

       (I) 6,001 gallons; or
       (II) the adjustment described in subsection (d)(2); and

       (ii) no reportable oil discharge history of oil; and
       (2) not require a certification of a statement of 
     compliance with the rule--
       (A) subject to subsection (d), with an aggregate 
     aboveground storage capacity of not less than 2,500 gallons 
     and not more than 6,000 gallons; and
       (B) no reportable oil discharge history; and
       (3) not require a certification of a statement of 
     compliance with the rule for an aggregate aboveground storage 
     capacity of not more than 2,500 gallons.
       (c) Calculation of Aggregate Aboveground Storage 
     Capacity.--For purposes of subsection (b), the aggregate 
     aboveground storage capacity of a farm excludes--
       (1) all containers on separate parcels that have a capacity 
     that is 1,000 gallons or less; and
       (2) all containers holding animal feed ingredients approved 
     for use in livestock feed by the Commissioner of Food and 
     Drugs.
       (d) Study.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 12 months of the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in consultation 
     with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall conduct a study to 
     determine the appropriate exemption under subsection 
     (b)(2)(A) and (b)(1)(B) to not more than 6,000 gallons and 
     not less than 2,500 gallons, based on a significant rise of 
     discharge to water.
       (2) Adjustment.--Not later than 18 months after the date on 
     which the study described in paragraph (1) is complete, the 
     Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of 
     Agriculture, shall promulgate a rule to adjust the exemption 
     levels described in subsection (b)(2)(A) and (b)(1)(B) in 
     accordance with the study.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1097. Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself, Mr. Donnelly, and Mr. Johanns) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1125, after line 23, insert the following:

     SEC. 12108. LIVESTOCK INFORMATION DISCLOSURE.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) United States livestock producers supply a vital link 
     in the food supply of the United States, which is listed as a 
     critical infrastructure by the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security;
       (2) domestic terrorist attacks have occurred at livestock 
     operations across the United States, endangering the lives 
     and property of people of the United States;
       (3) livestock operations in the United States are largely 
     family owned and operated with most families living at the 
     same location as the livestock operation;
       (4) State governments and agencies are the primary 
     authority in almost all States for the protection of water 
     quality under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
     U.S.C. 1251 et seq.);
       (5) State agencies maintain records on livestock operations 
     and have the authority to address water quality issues where 
     needed; and
       (6) there is no discernible environmental or scientifically 
     research-related need to create a database or other system of 
     records of livestock operations in the United States by the 
     Administrator.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
       (2) Agency.--The term ``Agency'' means the Environmental 
     Protection Agency.
       (3) Livestock operation.--The term ``livestock operation'' 
     includes any operation involved in the raising or finishing 
     of livestock and poultry.
       (c) Procurement and Disclosure of Information.--
       (1) Prohibition.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     Administrator, any officer or employee of the Agency, or any 
     contractor or cooperator of the Agency, shall not disclose 
     the information described in subparagraph (B) of any owner, 
     operator, or employee of a livestock operation provided to 
     the Agency by a livestock producer or a State agency in 
     accordance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
     U.S.C. 1251 et seq.).
       (B) Information described.--The information referred to in 
     subparagraph (A) is--
       (i) names;
       (ii) telephone numbers;
       (iii) email addresses;
       (iv) physical addresses;
       (v) Global Positioning System coordinates; or
       (vi) other identifying information regarding the location 
     of the owner, operator, or employee.
       (2) Effect.--Nothing in paragraph (1) affects--
       (A) the disclosure of information described in paragraph 
     (1) if--
       (i) the information has been transformed into a statistical 
     or aggregate form at the county level or higher without any 
     information that identifies the agricultural operation or 
     agricultural producer; or
       (ii) the livestock producer consents to the disclosure;
       (B) the authority of any State agency to collect 
     information on livestock operations; or
       (C) the authority of the Agency to disclose the information 
     on livestock operations to State or other Federal 
     governmental agencies.
       (3) Condition of permit or other programs.--The approval of 
     any permit, practice, or program administered by the 
     Administrator shall not be conditioned on the consent of the 
     livestock producer under paragraph (2)(A)(ii).
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  SA 1098. Mr. BOOZMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

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   Subtitle D--Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking in Cases of 
              Negative Effect on Access to Affordable Food

     SEC. 12301. CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW OF AGENCY RULEMAKING IN 
                   CASES OF NEGATIVE EFFECT ON ACCESS TO 
                   AFFORDABLE FOOD.

       Effective beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, 
     if the Secretary determines that a rule promulgated by any 
     Federal agency could have a negative effect on access by any 
     individual to affordable food the procedures described in 
     this subtitle shall take effect and supercede the provisions 
     of chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code.

     SEC. 12302. CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW.

       (a)(1)(A) Before a rule may take effect, the Federal agency 
     promulgating such rule shall submit to each House of the 
     Congress and to the Comptroller General a report containing--
       (i) a copy of the rule;
       (ii) a concise general statement relating to the rule;
       (iii) a classification of the rule as a major or nonmajor 
     rule, including an explanation of the classification 
     specifically addressing each criteria for a major rule 
     contained within subparagraphs (A) through (C) of section 
     12305(2);
       (iv) a list of any other related regulatory actions 
     intended to implement the same statutory provision or 
     regulatory objective as well as the individual and aggregate 
     economic effects of those actions; and
       (v) the proposed effective date of the rule.
       (B) On the date of the submission of the report under 
     subparagraph (A), the Federal agency promulgating the rule 
     shall submit to the Comptroller General and make available to 
     each House of Congress--
       (i) a complete copy of the cost-benefit analysis of the 
     rule, if any, including an analysis of any jobs added or 
     lost, differentiating between public and private sector jobs;
       (ii) the agency's actions pursuant to sections 603, 604, 
     605, 607, and 609 of title 5, United States Code;
       (iii) the agency's actions pursuant to sections 202, 203, 
     204, and 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995; and
       (iv) any other relevant information or requirements under 
     any other Act and any relevant Executive orders.
       (C) Upon receipt of a report submitted under subparagraph 
     (A), each House shall provide copies of the report to the 
     chairman and ranking member of each standing committee with 
     jurisdiction under the rules of the House of Representatives 
     or the Senate to report a bill to amend the provision of law 
     under which the rule is issued.
       (2)(A) The Comptroller General shall provide a report on 
     each major rule to the committees of jurisdiction by the end 
     of 15 calendar days after the submission or publication date 
     as provided in section 12303(b)(2). The report of the 
     Comptroller General shall include an assessment of the 
     agency's compliance with procedural steps required by 
     paragraph (1)(B).
       (B) Federal agencies shall cooperate with the Comptroller 
     General by providing information relevant to the Comptroller 
     General's report under subparagraph (A).
       (3) A major rule relating to a report submitted under 
     paragraph (1) shall take effect upon enactment of a joint 
     resolution of approval described in section 12303 or as 
     provided for in the rule following enactment of a joint 
     resolution of approval described in section 12303, whichever 
     is later.
       (4) A nonmajor rule shall take effect as provided by 
     section 12304 after submission to Congress under paragraph 
     (1).
       (5) If a joint resolution of approval relating to a major 
     rule is not enacted within the period provided in subsection 
     (b)(2), then a joint resolution of approval relating to the 
     same rule may not be considered under this subtitle in the 
     same Congress by either the House of Representatives or the 
     Senate.
       (b)(1) A major rule shall not take effect unless the 
     Congress enacts a joint resolution of approval described 
     under section 12303.
       (2) If a joint resolution described in subsection (a) is 
     not enacted into law by the end of 70 session days or 
     legislative days, as applicable, beginning on the date on 
     which the report referred to in subsection (a)(1)(A) is 
     received by Congress (excluding days either House of Congress 
     is adjourned for more than 3 days during a session of 
     Congress), then the rule described in that resolution shall 
     be deemed not to be approved and such rule shall not take 
     effect.
       (c)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section 
     (except subject to paragraph (3)), a major rule may take 
     effect for one 90-calendar-day period if the President makes 
     a determination under paragraph (2) and submits written 
     notice of such determination to the Congress.
       (2) Paragraph (1) applies to a determination made by the 
     President by Executive order that the major rule should take 
     effect because such rule is--
       (A) necessary because of an imminent threat to health or 
     safety or other emergency;
       (B) necessary for the enforcement of criminal laws;
       (C) necessary for national security; or
       (D) issued pursuant to any statute implementing an 
     international trade agreement.
       (3) An exercise by the President of the authority under 
     this subsection shall have no effect on the procedures under 
     section 12303.
       (d)(1) In addition to the opportunity for review otherwise 
     provided under this subtitle, in the case of any rule for 
     which a report was submitted in accordance with subsection 
     (a)(1)(A) during the period beginning on the date occurring--
       (A) in the case of the Senate, 60 session days, or
       (B) in the case of the House of Representatives, 60 
     legislative days,
     before the date the Congress is scheduled to adjourn a 
     session of Congress through the date on which the same or 
     succeeding Congress first convenes its next session, sections 
     12303 and 12304 shall apply to such rule in the succeeding 
     session of Congress.
       (2)(A) In applying sections 12303 and 12304 for purposes of 
     such additional review, a rule described under paragraph (1) 
     shall be treated as though--
       (i) such rule were published in the Federal Register on--
       (I) in the case of the Senate, the 15th session day, or
       (II) in the case of the House of Representatives, the 15th 
     legislative day,
     after the succeeding session of Congress first convenes; and
       (ii) a report on such rule were submitted to Congress under 
     subsection (a)(1) on such date.
       (B) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to affect 
     the requirement under subsection (a)(1) that a report shall 
     be submitted to Congress before a rule can take effect.
       (3) A rule described under paragraph (1) shall take effect 
     as otherwise provided by law (including other subsections of 
     this section).

     SEC. 12303. CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL PROCEDURE FOR MAJOR RULES.

       (a)(1) For purposes of this section, the term ``joint 
     resolution'' means only a joint resolution addressing a 
     report classifying a rule as major pursuant to section 
     12302(a)(1)(A)(iii) that--
       (A) bears no preamble;
       (B) bears the following title (with blanks filled as 
     appropriate): ``Approving the rule submitted by ___ relating 
     to ___.'';
       (C) includes after its resolving clause only the following 
     (with blanks filled as appropriate): ``That Congress approves 
     the rule submitted by ___ relating to ___.''; and
       (D) is introduced pursuant to paragraph (2).
       (2) After a House of Congress receives a report classifying 
     a rule as major pursuant to section 12302(a)(1)(A)(iii), the 
     majority leader of that House (or his or her respective 
     designee) shall introduce (by request, if appropriate) a 
     joint resolution described in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in the case of the House of Representatives, within 
     three legislative days; and
       (B) in the case of the Senate, within three session days.
       (3) A joint resolution described in paragraph (1) shall not 
     be subject to amendment at any stage of proceeding.
       (b) A joint resolution described in subsection (a) shall be 
     referred in each House of Congress to the committees having 
     jurisdiction over the provision of law under which the rule 
     is issued.
       (c) In the Senate, if the committee or committees to which 
     a joint resolution described in subsection (a) has been 
     referred have not reported it at the end of 15 session days 
     after its introduction, such committee or committees shall be 
     automatically discharged from further consideration of the 
     resolution and it shall be placed on the calendar. A vote on 
     final passage of the resolution shall be taken on or before 
     the close of the 15th session day after the resolution is 
     reported by the committee or committees to which it was 
     referred, or after such committee or committees have been 
     discharged from further consideration of the resolution.
       (d)(1) In the Senate, when the committee or committees to 
     which a joint resolution is referred have reported, or when a 
     committee or committees are discharged (under subsection (c)) 
     from further consideration of a joint resolution described in 
     subsection (a), it is at any time thereafter in order (even 
     though a previous motion to the same effect has been 
     disagreed to) for a motion to proceed to the consideration of 
     the joint resolution, and all points of order against the 
     joint resolution (and against consideration of the joint 
     resolution) are waived. The motion is not subject to 
     amendment, or to a motion to postpone, or to a motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of other business. A motion to 
     reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or 
     disagreed to shall not be in order. If a motion to proceed to 
     the consideration of the joint resolution is agreed to, the 
     joint resolution shall remain the unfinished business of the 
     Senate until disposed of.
       (2) In the Senate, debate on the joint resolution, and on 
     all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith, 
     shall be limited to not more than 2 hours, which shall be 
     divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the 
     joint resolution. A motion to further limit debate is in 
     order and not debatable. An amendment to, or a motion to 
     postpone, or a motion to proceed to the consideration of 
     other business, or a motion to recommit the joint resolution 
     is not in order.
       (3) In the Senate, immediately following the conclusion of 
     the debate on a joint resolution described in subsection (a), 
     and a single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate if 
     requested in accordance with the rules of the Senate, the 
     vote on final passage of the joint resolution shall occur.
       (4) Appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the 
     application of the rules of the Senate to the procedure 
     relating to a joint

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     resolution described in subsection (a) shall be decided 
     without debate.
       (e) In the House of Representatives, if any committee to 
     which a joint resolution described in subsection (a) has been 
     referred has not reported it to the House at the end of 15 
     legislative days after its introduction, such committee shall 
     be discharged from further consideration of the joint 
     resolution, and it shall be placed on the appropriate 
     calendar. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month it 
     shall be in order at any time for the Speaker to recognize a 
     Member who favors passage of a joint resolution that has 
     appeared on the calendar for at least 5 legislative days to 
     call up that joint resolution for immediate consideration in 
     the House without intervention of any point of order. When so 
     called up a joint resolution shall be considered as read and 
     shall be debatable for 1 hour equally divided and controlled 
     by the proponent and an opponent, and the previous question 
     shall be considered as ordered to its passage without 
     intervening motion. It shall not be in order to reconsider 
     the vote on passage. If a vote on final passage of the joint 
     resolution has not been taken by the third Thursday on which 
     the Speaker may recognize a Member under this subsection, 
     such vote shall be taken on that day.
       (f)(1) If, before passing a joint resolution described in 
     subsection (a), one House receives from the other a joint 
     resolution having the same text, then--
       (A) the joint resolution of the other House shall not be 
     referred to a committee; and
       (B) the procedure in the receiving House shall be the same 
     as if no joint resolution had been received from the other 
     House until the vote on passage, when the joint resolution 
     received from the other House shall supplant the joint 
     resolution of the receiving House.
       (2) This subsection shall not apply to the House of 
     Representatives if the joint resolution received from the 
     Senate is a revenue measure.
       (g) If either House has not taken a vote on final passage 
     of the joint resolution by the last day of the period 
     described in section 12302(b)(2), then such vote shall be 
     taken on that day.
       (h) This section and section 12304 are enacted by 
     Congress--
       (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
     and House of Representatives, respectively, and as such is 
     deemed to be part of the rules of each House, respectively, 
     but applicable only with respect to the procedure to be 
     followed in that House in the case of a joint resolution 
     described in subsection (a) and superseding other rules only 
     where explicitly so; and
       (2) with full recognition of the Constitutional right of 
     either House to change the rules (so far as they relate 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.

     SEC. 12304. CONGRESSIONAL DISAPPROVAL PROCEDURE FOR NONMAJOR 
                   RULES.

       (a) For purposes of this section, the term ``joint 
     resolution'' means only a joint resolution introduced in the 
     period beginning on the date on which the report referred to 
     in section 12302(a)(1)(A) is received by Congress and ending 
     60 days thereafter (excluding days either House of Congress 
     is adjourned for more than 3 days during a session of 
     Congress), the matter after the resolving clause of which is 
     as follows: ``That Congress disapproves the nonmajor rule 
     submitted by the ___ relating to ___, and such rule shall 
     have no force or effect.'' (The blank spaces being 
     appropriately filled in).
       (b)(1) A joint resolution described in subsection (a) shall 
     be referred to the committees in each House of Congress with 
     jurisdiction.
       (2) For purposes of this section, the term submission or 
     publication date means the later of the date on which--
       (A) the Congress receives the report submitted under 
     section 12302(a)(1); or
       (B) the nonmajor rule is published in the Federal Register, 
     if so published.
       (c) In the Senate, if the committee to which is referred a 
     joint resolution described in subsection (a) has not reported 
     such joint resolution (or an identical joint resolution) at 
     the end of 15 session days after the date of introduction of 
     the joint resolution, such committee may be discharged from 
     further consideration of such joint resolution upon a 
     petition supported in writing by 30 Members of the Senate, 
     and such joint resolution shall be placed on the calendar.
       (d)(1) In the Senate, when the committee to which a joint 
     resolution is referred has reported, or when a committee is 
     discharged (under subsection (c)) from further consideration 
     of a joint resolution described in subsection (a), it is at 
     any time thereafter in order (even though a previous motion 
     to the same effect has been disagreed to) for a motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of the joint resolution, and all 
     points of order against the joint resolution (and against 
     consideration of the joint resolution) are waived. The motion 
     is not subject to amendment, or to a motion to postpone, or 
     to a motion to proceed to the consideration of other 
     business. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion 
     is agreed to or disagreed to shall not be in order. If a 
     motion to proceed to the consideration of the joint 
     resolution is agreed to, the joint resolution shall remain 
     the unfinished business of the Senate until disposed of.
       (2) In the Senate, debate on the joint resolution, and on 
     all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith, 
     shall be limited to not more than 10 hours, which shall be 
     divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the 
     joint resolution. A motion to further limit debate is in 
     order and not debatable. An amendment to, or a motion to 
     postpone, or a motion to proceed to the consideration of 
     other business, or a motion to recommit the joint resolution 
     is not in order.
       (3) In the Senate, immediately following the conclusion of 
     the debate on a joint resolution described in subsection (a), 
     and a single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate if 
     requested in accordance with the rules of the Senate, the 
     vote on final passage of the joint resolution shall occur.
       (4) Appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the 
     application of the rules of the Senate to the procedure 
     relating to a joint resolution described in subsection (a) 
     shall be decided without debate.
       (e) In the Senate the procedure specified in subsection (c) 
     or (d) shall not apply to the consideration of a joint 
     resolution respecting a nonmajor rule--
       (1) after the expiration of the 60 session days beginning 
     with the applicable submission or publication date, or
       (2) if the report under section 12302(a)(1)(A) was 
     submitted during the period referred to in section 
     12302(d)(1), after the expiration of the 60 session days 
     beginning on the 15th session day after the succeeding 
     session of Congress first convenes.
       (f) If, before the passage by one House of a joint 
     resolution of that House described in subsection (a), that 
     House receives from the other House a joint resolution 
     described in subsection (a), then the following procedures 
     shall apply:
       (1) The joint resolution of the other House shall not be 
     referred to a committee.
       (2) With respect to a joint resolution described in 
     subsection (a) of the House receiving the joint resolution--
       (A) the procedure in that House shall be the same as if no 
     joint resolution had been received from the other House; but
       (B) the vote on final passage shall be on the joint 
     resolution of the other House.

     SEC. 12305. DEFINITIONS.

       In this subtitle:
       (1) The term ``Federal agency'' means any agency as that 
     term is defined in section 551(1) of title 5, United States 
     Code.
       (2) The term ``major rule'' means any rule, including an 
     interim final rule, that the Administrator of the Office of 
     Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of 
     Management and Budget finds has resulted in or is likely to 
     result in--
       (A) an annual effect on the economy of $100,000,000 or 
     more;
       (B) a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, 
     individual industries, Federal, State, or local government 
     agencies, or geographic regions; or
       (C) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, 
     investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of 
     United States-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based 
     enterprises in domestic and export markets.
       (3) The term ``nonmajor rule'' means any rule that is not a 
     major rule.
       (4) The term ``rule'' has the meaning given such term in 
     section 551 of title 5, United States Code, except that such 
     term does not include--
       (A) any rule of particular applicability, including a rule 
     that approves or prescribes for the future rates, wages, 
     prices, services, or allowances therefore, corporate or 
     financial structures, reorganizations, mergers, or 
     acquisitions thereof, or accounting practices or disclosures 
     bearing on any of the foregoing;
       (B) any rule relating to agency management or personnel; or
       (C) any rule of agency organization, procedure, or practice 
     that does not substantially affect the rights or obligations 
     of non-agency parties.

     SEC. 12306. JUDICIAL REVIEW.

       (a) No determination, finding, action, or omission under 
     this subtitle shall be subject to judicial review.
       (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a court may determine 
     whether a Federal agency has completed the necessary 
     requirements under this subtitle for a rule to take effect.
       (c) The enactment of a joint resolution of approval under 
     section 12303 shall not be interpreted to serve as a grant or 
     modification of statutory authority by Congress for the 
     promulgation of a rule, shall not extinguish or affect any 
     claim, whether substantive or procedural, against any alleged 
     defect in a rule, and shall not form part of the record 
     before the court in any judicial proceeding concerning a rule 
     except for purposes of determining whether or not the rule is 
     in effect.

     SEC. 12307. EXEMPTION FOR MONETARY POLICY.

       Nothing in this subtitle shall apply to rules that concern 
     monetary policy proposed or implemented by the Board of 
     Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Open 
     Market Committee.

     SEC. 12308. APPLICABILITY.

       This subtitle shall only apply to a rule that the Secretary 
     determines to have a negative effect on access by any 
     individual to affordable food.

     SEC. 12309. EFFECTIVE DATE OF CERTAIN RULES.

       Notwithstanding section 12302--
       (1) any rule that establishes, modifies, opens, closes, or 
     conducts a regulatory program for a commercial, recreational, 
     or subsistence activity related to hunting, fishing, or 
     camping; or

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       (2) any rule other than a major rule which an agency for 
     good cause finds (and incorporates the finding and a brief 
     statement of reasons therefore in the rule issued) that 
     notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, 
     unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest,

     shall take effect at such time as the Federal agency 
     promulgating the rule determines.
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  SA 1099. Mr. BEGICH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 421, between lines 3 and 4, insert the following:

     SEC. 42___. SERVICE OF TRADITIONAL FOODS IN PUBLIC 
                   FACILITIES.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Food service program.--The term ``food service 
     program'' includes--
       (A) food service at a residential child care facility with 
     a license from an appropriate State agency;
       (B) a child nutrition program (as defined in section 25(b) 
     of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1769f (b));
       (C) food service at a hospital, clinic, or long-term care 
     facility; and
       (D) a senior meal program.
       (2) Indian; indian tribe.--The terms ``Indian'' and 
     ``Indian tribe'' have the meanings given those terms in 
     section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
     Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b).
       (3) Traditional food.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``traditional food'' means food 
     that has traditionally been prepared and consumed by an 
     Indian tribe.
       (B) Inclusions.--The term ``traditional food'' includes--
       (i) wild game meat;
       (ii) fish;
       (iii) seafood; and
       (iv) plants.
       (4) Tribal organization.--The term ``tribal organization'' 
     has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian 
     Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
     450b).
       (b) Program.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     the Secretary shall allow the donation to and serving of 
     traditional food through a food service program at a public 
     or nonprofit facility, including a facility operated by an 
     Indian tribe or tribal organization, that primarily serves 
     Indians if the operator of the food service program--
       (1) ensures that the food is received whole, gutted, 
     gilled, as quarters, or as a roast, without further 
     processing;
       (2) makes a reasonable determination that--
       (A) the animal was not diseased;
       (B) the food was butchered, dressed, transported, and 
     stored to prevent contamination, undesirable microbial 
     growth, or deterioration; and
       (C) the food will not cause a significant health hazard or 
     potential for human illness;
       (3) carries out any further preparation or processing of 
     the food at a different time or in a different space from the 
     preparation or processing of other food for the applicable 
     program to prevent cross-contamination;
       (4) cleans and sanitizes food-contact surfaces of equipment 
     and utensils after processing the traditional food; and
       (5) labels donated traditional food with the name of the 
     food and stores the traditional food separately from other 
     food for the applicable program, including through storage in 
     a separate freezer or refrigerator or in a separate 
     compartment or shelf in the freezer or refrigerator.
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  SA 1100. Mrs. HAGAN (for herself, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Carper, Ms. 
Landrieu, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Vitter, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Coons, 
Mr. Risch, Mrs. McCaskill, Mrs. Fischer, and Mr. Johanns) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

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

     SEC. 122__. 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 
     subsection (s) of section 402 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 such a 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 such a 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.) relating to protecting water quality if--
       ``(i) the discharge would not have occurred without the 
     violation; or
       ``(ii) the quantity 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 of 
     Agriculture, shall submit to the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works and the Committee on Agriculture of the Senate 
     and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and 
     the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives 
     a report 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 1101. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 998 submitted by Mr. Leahy to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 12, strike lines 6 and 7, and insert the following:

     ``shall be used for any 1 project;
       ``(IV) no portion of the proposed service territory is 
     already served by ultra-high speed service;
       ``(V) the entity receiving the grant, loan, or loan 
     guarantee--

       ``(aa) does not already provide ultra-high speed service in 
     any State in which the entity operates; and
       ``(bb) has not received any funding under the broadband 
     technologies opportunity program established under section 
     6001 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
     Act of 2009 (47 U.S.C. 1305) or the programs funded under the 
     heading `distance learning, telemedicine, and broadband 
     program' under the heading `Department of Agriculture' under 
     title I of division A of the American Recovery and 
     Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123 Stat. 119); 
     and

       ``(VI) paragraph (2)(A)(i) shall

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1102. Mr. JOHANNS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 39, strike line 13 and all that follows 
     through page 40, line 4, and insert the following:
       (c) Reference Price.--The reference price for a covered 
     commodity shall be the product obtained by multiplying--
       (1) 55 percent; by
       (2) the average national marketing year average price for 
     the most recent 5 crop years, excluding each of the crop 
     years with the high est and lowest prices.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1103. Mr. JOHANNS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. REDUCING REGULATORY BURDENS.

       (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, 
     the Administrator or a State may not require a permit under 
     such Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable 
     waters of a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or

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     use under this Act, or the residue of such a pesticide, 
     resulting from the application of such 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 pesticide 
     authorized for sale, distribution, or use under the Federal 
     Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, or the residue 
     of such a pesticide, resulting from the application of such 
     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 that is relevant 
     to protecting water quality, if--
       ``(i) the discharge would not have occurred but for 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.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1104. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 62, line 14, insert ``and section 1207'' after 
     ``this section''.
       On page 73, between lines 17 and 18, insert the following:

     SEC. 1207. SPECIAL MARKETING LOAN PROVISIONS FOR UPLAND 
                   COTTON.

       (a) Special Import Quota.--
       (1) Definition of special import quota.--In this 
     subsection, the term ``special import quota'' means a 
     quantity of imports that is not subject to the over-quota 
     tariff rate of a tariff-rate quota.
       (2) Establishment.--
       (A) In general.--The President shall carry out an import 
     quota program during the period beginning on August 1, 2013, 
     and ending on July 31, 2019, as provided in this subsection.
       (B) Program requirements.--Whenever the Secretary 
     determines and announces that for any consecutive 4-week 
     period, the Friday through Thursday average price quotation 
     for the lowest-priced United States growth, as quoted for 
     Middling (M) 1 \3/32\-inch cotton, delivered to a definable 
     and significant international market, as determined by the 
     Secretary, exceeds the prevailing world market price, there 
     shall immediately be in effect a special import quota.
       (3) Quantity.--The quota shall be equal to the consumption 
     during a 1-week period of cotton by domestic mills at the 
     seasonally adjusted average rate of the most recent 3 months 
     for which official data of the Department of Agriculture or 
     other data are available.
       (4) Application.--The quota shall apply to upland cotton 
     purchased not later than 90 days after the date of the 
     Secretary's announcement under paragraph (2) and entered into 
     the United States not later than 180 days after that date.
       (5) Overlap.--A special quota period may be established 
     that overlaps any existing quota period if required by 
     paragraph (2), except that a special quota period may not be 
     established under this subsection if a quota period has been 
     established under subsection (b).
       (6) Preferential tariff treatment.--The quantity under a 
     special import quota shall be considered to be an in-quota 
     quantity for purposes of--
       (A) section 213(d) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery 
     Act (19 U.S.C. 2703(d));
       (B) section 204 of the Andean Trade Preference Act (19 
     U.S.C. 3203);
       (C) section 503(d) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
     2463(d)); and
       (D) General Note 3(a)(iv) to the Harmonized Tariff 
     Schedule.
       (7) Limitation.--The quantity of cotton entered into the 
     United States during any marketing year under the special 
     import quota established under this subsection may not exceed 
     the equivalent of 10 week's consumption of upland cotton by 
     domestic mills at the seasonally adjusted average rate of the 
     3 months immediately preceding the first special import quota 
     established in any marketing year.
       (b) Limited Global Import Quota for Upland Cotton.--
       (1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       (A) Demand.--The term ``demand'' means--
       (i) the average seasonally adjusted annual rate of domestic 
     mill consumption of cotton during the most recent 3 months 
     for which official data of the Department of Agriculture (as 
     determined by the Secretary) are available; and
       (ii) the larger of--

       (I) average exports of upland cotton during the preceding 6 
     marketing years; or
       (II) cumulative exports of upland cotton plus outstanding 
     export sales for the marketing year in which the quota is 
     established.

       (B) Limited global import quota.--The term ``limited global 
     import quota'' means a quantity of imports that is not 
     subject to the over-quota tariff rate of a tariff-rate quota.
       (C) Supply.--The term ``supply'' means, using the latest 
     official data of the Department of Agriculture--
       (i) the carryover of upland cotton at the beginning of the 
     marketing year (adjusted to 480-pound bales) in which the 
     quota is established;
       (ii) production of the current crop; and
       (iii) imports to the latest date available during the 
     marketing year.
       (2) Program.--The President shall carry out an import quota 
     program that provides that whenever the Secretary determines 
     and announces that the average price of the base quality of 
     upland cotton, as determined by the Secretary, in the 
     designated spot markets for a month exceeded 130 percent of 
     the average price of the quality of cotton in the markets for 
     the preceding 36 months, notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, there shall immediately be in effect a limited global 
     import quota subject to the following conditions:
       (A) Quantity.--The quantity of the quota shall be equal to 
     21 days of domestic mill consumption of upland cotton at the 
     seasonally adjusted average rate of the most recent 3 months 
     for which official data of the Department of Agriculture are 
     available or as estimated by the Secretary.
       (B) Quantity if prior quota.--If a quota has been 
     established under this subsection during the preceding 12 
     months, the quantity of the quota next established under this 
     subsection shall be the smaller of 21 days of domestic mill 
     consumption calculated under subparagraph (A) or the quantity 
     required to increase the supply to 130 percent of the demand.
       (C) Preferential tariff treatment.--The quantity under a 
     limited global import quota shall be considered to be an in-
     quota quantity for purposes of--
       (i) section 213(d) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery 
     Act (19 U.S.C. 2703(d));
       (ii) section 204 of the Andean Trade Preference Act (19 
     U.S.C. 3203);
       (iii) section 503(d) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
     2463(d)); and
       (iv) General Note 3(a)(iv) to the Harmonized Tariff 
     Schedule.
       (D) Quota entry period.--When a quota is established under 
     this subsection, cotton may be entered under the quota during 
     the 90-day period beginning on the date the quota is 
     established by the Secretary.
       (3) No overlap.--Notwithstanding paragraph (2), a quota 
     period may not be established that overlaps an existing quota 
     period or a special quota period established under subsection 
     (a).
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  SA 1105. Mr. CHAMBLISS (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Isakson) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 351, between lines 9 and 10, insert the following:

     SEC. 3210. IMPORT PROHIBITION ON OLIVE OIL.

       Section 8e(a) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (7 U.S.C. 
     608e-1(a)), reenacted with amendments by the Agricultural 
     Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, is amended in the matter 
     preceding the first proviso in the first sentence by 
     inserting ``olive oil,'' after ``clementines,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1106. Mr. CHAMBLISS (for himself, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. 
Bennet, Mr. Crapo, and Mr. Heinrich) submitted an amendment intended to 
be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural 
programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 986, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:

     SEC. 83____. FOREST SERVICE LARGE AIRTANKER AND AERIAL ASSET 
                   FIREFIGHTING RECAPITALIZATION PILOT PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, the Secretary, acting through the Chief of 
     the Forest Service (referred to in this section as the 
     ``Secretary''), may establish a large airtanker and aerial 
     asset lease program in accordance with this section.
       (b) Aircraft Requirements.--In carrying out the program 
     described in subsection (a), the Secretary may enter into a 
     multiyear lease contract for up to 5 aircraft that meet the 
     criteria--
       (1) described in the Forest Service document entitled 
     ``Large Airtanker Modernization Strategy'' and dated February 
     10, 2012, for large air tankers; and
       (2) determined by the Secretary, for other aerial assets.
       (c) Lease Terms.--The term of any individual lease 
     agreement into which the Secretary enters under this section 
     shall be--
       (1) up to 5 years, inclusive of any options to renew or 
     extend the initial lease term; and
       (2) in accordance with section 3903 of title 41, United 
     States Code.

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       (d) Prohibition.--No lease entered into under this section 
     shall provide for the purchase of the aircraft by, or the 
     transfer of ownership to, the Forest Service.
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  SA 1107. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. WORK REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) Declaration of Policy.--Section 2 of the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following: ``Congress further finds that it 
     should also be the purpose of the food stamp program to 
     increase employment, to encourage healthy marriage, and to 
     promote prosperous self-sufficiency, which means the ability 
     of households to maintain an income above the poverty level 
     without services and benefits from the Federal Government.''.
       (b) 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) Able-bodied, Work-eligible Adult.--
       ``(1) In general.--The term `able-bodied, work-eligible 
     adult' means an individual who--
       ``(A) is more than 18, and less than 63, years of age;
       ``(B) is not physically or mentally incapable of work; and
       ``(C) is not the full-time caretaker of a disabled adult 
     dependent.
       ``(2) Physically or mentally incapable of work.--For 
     purposes of paragraph (1)(B), the term `physically or 
     mentally incapable of work' means an individual who--
       ``(A) currently receives benefits under the supplemental 
     security income program established under title XVI of the 
     Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) or another 
     program that provides recurring benefits to individuals 
     because the individual is disabled and unable to work; or
       ``(B) has been medically certified as physically or 
     mentally incapable of work and who has a credible pending 
     application for enrollment in the supplemental security 
     income program established under title XVI of the Social 
     Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) or another program that 
     provides recurring benefits to individuals because the 
     individual is disabled and unable to work.
       ``(x) Family Head.--The term `family head' means--
       ``(1) a biological parent who is lawfully present in the 
     United States and resides within a household with 1 or more 
     dependent children who are the biological offspring of the 
     parent; or
       ``(2) in the absence of a biological parent, a step parent, 
     adoptive parent, guardian, or adult relative who resides with 
     and provides care to the 1 or more children and is lawfully 
     present in the United States.
       ``(y) Family Unit.--The term `family unit' means--
       ``(1) an adult residing without dependent children;
       ``(2) a single-headed family with dependent children; or
       ``(3) a married couple family with dependent children.
       ``(z) Family With Dependent Children.--
       ``(1) In general.--The term `family with dependent 
     children' means a unit consisting of a family head, 1 or more 
     dependent children, and, if applicable, the married spouse of 
     the family head, all of whom share meals and reside within a 
     single household.
       ``(2) Multiple families in a household.--There may be more 
     than 1 family with dependent children in a single household.
       ``(aa) Married Couple Family With Dependent Children.--The 
     term `married couple family with dependent children' means a 
     family with dependent children that has both a family head 
     and the married spouse of the family head residing with the 
     family.
       ``(bb) Married Spouse of the Family Head.--The term 
     `married spouse of the family head' means the lawfully 
     married spouse of the family head who--
       ``(1) resides with the family head and dependent children; 
     and
       ``(2) is lawfully present in the United States.
       ``(cc) Member of a Family.--The term `member of a family' 
     means the family head, married spouse if present, and all 
     dependent children within a family with dependent children
       ``(dd) Monthly Potential Work Activation Population.--The 
     term `monthly potential work activation population' means the 
     sum of--
       ``(1) all able-bodied, work-eligible adults without 
     dependents who have received food stamp benefits and have 
     maintained less than 60 hours of paid employment during a 
     month;
       ``(2) all work-eligible single-headed families with 
     dependent children that have received food stamp benefits 
     during the month and have maintained less than 120 hours of 
     paid employment by the family head during the month; and
       ``(3) all work-eligible married couples with dependent 
     children that have received food stamp benefits during the 
     month and have maintained less than 120 combined hours of 
     paid employment between the family head and the married 
     spouse, summed together and counted jointly, during the 
     month.
       ``(ee) Monthly Work Activation Participants.--The term 
     `monthly work activation participants' means the sum of--
       ``(1) all able-bodied, work-eligible adults without 
     dependents who have received food stamp benefits and have 
     maintained--
       ``(A) less than 60 hours of paid employment during a month; 
     and
       ``(B) more than 60 hours of combined paid employment and 
     work activation activity during the month;
       ``(2) all work-eligible single-headed families with 
     dependent children that have received food stamp benefits 
     during the month and include a family head who has 
     maintained--
       ``(A) less than 120 hours of paid employment during the 
     month; and
       ``(B) more than 120 hours of combined paid employment and 
     work activation activity during the month; and
       ``(3) all work-eligible married couples with dependent 
     children who have received food stamp benefits during the 
     month, and have maintained--
       ``(A) less than 120 combined hours of paid employment 
     between the family head and the spouse, combined, during the 
     month; and
       ``(B) more than 120 hours of combined paid employment and 
     work activation activity between the family head and the 
     married spouse, combined, during the month.
       ``(ff) Single-headed Family With Dependent Children.--The 
     term `single-headed family with dependent children' means a 
     family with dependent children that--
       ``(1) contains a family head residing with the family; but
       ``(2) does not have a married spouse of the family head 
     residing with the family.
       ``(gg) Work Activation.--
       ``(1) In general.--The term `work activation' means--
       ``(A) supervised job search;
       ``(B) community service activities;
       ``(C) education and job training for individuals who are 
     family heads or married spouses of family heads;
       ``(D) workfare under section 20; or
       ``(E) drug or alcohol treatment.
       ``(2) Supervised job search.--For purposes of paragraph 
     (1)(A), the term `supervised job search' means a job search 
     program that has the following characteristics:
       ``(A) The job search occurs at an official location where 
     the presence and activity of the recipient can be directly 
     observed, supervised, and monitored.
       ``(B) The recipient's entry, time on site, and exit from 
     the official job search location are recorded in a manner 
     that prevents fraud.
       ``(C) The recipient is expected to remain and undertake job 
     search activities at the job search center, except for brief, 
     authorized departures for specified off-site interviews.
       ``(D) The quantity of time the recipient is observed and 
     monitored engaging in job search at the official location is 
     recorded for purposes of compliance with section 29.
       ``(hh) Work Activation Ratio.--The term `work activation 
     ratio' means the quotient obtained by dividing--
       ``(1) the number of work activation participants in a 
     month; by
       ``(2) the monthly potential work activation population for 
     the month.
       ``(ii) Work Activities.--The term `work activities' means--
       ``(1) paid employment;
       ``(2) work activation; or
       ``(3) a combination of both paid employment and work 
     activation.
       ``(jj) Work-eligible Adult Without Dependent Children.--The 
     term `work-eligible adult without dependent children' means 
     an individual who--
       ``(1) is an able-bodied, work-eligible adult; and
       ``(2) is not a family head or the married spouse of a 
     family head.
       ``(kk) Work-eligible Family Unit.--The term `work-eligible 
     family unit' means--
       ``(1) an able-bodied, work-eligible adult without dependent 
     children;
       ``(2) a work-eligible single-headed family with dependent 
     children; or
       ``(3) a work-eligible married couple family with dependent 
     children.
       ``(ll) Work-eligible Married Couple Family With Dependent 
     Children.--The term `work-eligible married couple family with 
     dependent children' means a married couple with dependent 
     children that contains at least 1 work-eligible, able-bodied 
     adult who is--
       ``(1) the family head; or
       ``(2) the married spouse of the family head.
       ``(mm) Work-eligible Single-headed Family With Dependent 
     Children.--The term `work-eligible single-headed family with 
     dependent children' means a single-headed family with 
     dependent children that has a family head who is an able-
     bodied, work-eligible adult.''.
       (c) Conditions of Participation.--Section 6 of the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(d)) is amended by 
     striking subsection (d) and inserting the following:
       ``(d) Conditions of Participation.--
       ``(1) Work requirements.--
       ``(A) In general.--No able-bodied, work-eligible adult 
     shall be eligible to participate in the food stamp program if 
     the individual--
       ``(i) refuses, at the time of application and every 12 
     months thereafter, to register for employment in a manner 
     prescribed by the Secretary;
       ``(ii) refuses without good cause to accept an offer of 
     employment, at a site or plant not subject to a strike or 
     lockout at the time of the refusal, at a wage not less than 
     the higher of--

       ``(I) the applicable Federal or State minimum wage; or

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       ``(II) 80 percent of the wage that would have applied had 
     the minimum hourly rate under section 6(a)(1) of the Fair 
     Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) been 
     applicable to the offer of employment;

       ``(iii) refuses without good cause to provide a State 
     agency with sufficient information to allow the State agency 
     to determine the employment status or the job availability of 
     the individual; or
       ``(iv) voluntarily--

       ``(I) quits a job; or
       ``(II) reduces work effort and, after the reduction, is 
     working less than 30 hours per week, unless another adult in 
     the same family unit increases employment at the same time by 
     an amount that is at least equal to the reduction in work 
     effort by the first adult.

       ``(B) Family unit ineligibility.--If an able-bodied, work-
     eligible adult is ineligible to participate in the food stamp 
     program because of subparagraph (A), no other member of the 
     family unit to which that adult belongs shall be eligible to 
     participate.
       ``(C) Duration of ineligibility.--An able-bodied, work-
     eligible adult who becomes ineligible under subparagraph (A), 
     and members of the family unit who become ineligible under 
     subparagraph (B), shall remain ineligible for 3 months after 
     the date on which ineligibility began.
       ``(D) Restoration of eligibility.--At the end of the 3-
     month period of ineligibility under subparagraph (c), members 
     of a work-eligible family unit may have their eligibility to 
     participate in the food stamp program restored, if--
       ``(i) the family unit is no longer a work-eligible family 
     unit; or
       ``(ii) the adult members of the family unit begin and 
     maintain any combination of paid employment and work 
     activation sufficient to meet the appropriate standards for 
     resumption of benefits in section 29(c)(2).
       ``(2) Strike against a government.--For the purpose of 
     subparagraph (A)(iv), an employee of the Federal Government, 
     a State, or a political subdivision of a State, who is 
     dismissed for participating in a strike against the Federal 
     Government, the State, or the political subdivision of the 
     State shall be considered to have voluntarily quit without 
     good cause.
       ``(3) Striking workers ineligible.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) 
     and (C) and notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
     member of a family shall be eligible to participate in the 
     food stamp program at any time that any able-bodied, work-
     eligible adult member of the household is on strike as 
     defined in section 501 of the Labor Management Relations Act, 
     1947 (29 U.S.C. 142), because of a labor dispute (other than 
     a lockout) as defined in section 2 of the National Labor 
     Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152).
       ``(B) Prior eligibility.--
       ``(i) In general.--Subject to clauses (ii), a family unit 
     shall not lose eligibility to participate in the food stamp 
     program as a result of 1 of the members of the family unit 
     going on strike if the household was eligible immediately 
     prior to the strike.
       ``(ii) No increased allotment.--A family unit described in 
     clause (i) shall not receive an increased allotment as the 
     result of a decrease in the income of the 1 or more striking 
     members of the household.
       ``(C) Refusal to accept employment.--Ineligibility 
     described in subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any family 
     unit that does not contain a member on strike, if any of the 
     members of the family unit refuses to accept employment at a 
     plant or site because of a strike or lockout.''.
       (d) Eligibility of Students With Dependent Children.--
     Section 6(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2015(e)) is amended by striking paragraph (8) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(8) is enrolled full-time in an institution of higher 
     education, as determined by the institution, and--
       ``(A) is a single parent with responsibility for the care 
     of a dependent child under 12 years of age; or
       ``(B) is a family head or married spouse of a family head 
     in a married couple family with dependent children and has a 
     dependent child under age 12 residing in the home.''.
       (e) Work Requirement.--Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition 
     Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015) is amended by striking subsection 
     (o) and inserting the following:
       ``(o) Fulfillment of Employment and Work Activation 
     Requirements.--
       ``(1) In general.--If 1 or more adults within a work-
     eligible family unit are required by the State agency to 
     participate in work activation under section 29, no member of 
     the family unit shall be eligible for food stamp benefits 
     unless the family unit complies with the employment and work 
     activation standards.
       ``(2) Sanctions and resumption of benefits.--If 1 or more 
     adults within a work-eligible family unit who are required by 
     the State agency to participate in work activation under 
     section 29 during a given month fail to comply with the work 
     activation standards, benefits for all members of the family 
     unit--
       ``(A) shall be terminated in accordance with section 
     29(c)(1); and
       ``(B) may be resumed upon compliance with section 
     29(c)(2).''.
       (f) Exclusion.--Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(r) Minor Children.--No child less than age 18 years of 
     age may participate in the food stamp program unless the 
     child is a member of a family with dependent children and 
     resides with an adult who is--
       ``(1) the family head of the same family of which the child 
     is also a member;
       ``(2) eligible to participate, and participating, in the 
     food stamp program as a member of the same household as the 
     child; and
       ``(3) lawfully residing, and eligible to work, in the 
     United States.''.
       (g) Hearing and Determination.--Section 11(e)(10) of the 
     Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020(e)(10)) is 
     amended by striking ``: Provided'' and all that follows 
     through ``hearing;'' at the end and inserting a semicolon.
       (h) Work Requirements and Activation Program.--The Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 29. WORK REQUIREMENTS AND ACTIVATION PROGRAM.

       ``(a) Employment and Work Activation Standards.--
       ``(1) In general.--A family unit with adult members that is 
     required to participate in work activation under subsection 
     (b) during a full month of participation in the food stamp 
     program shall fulfill the following levels of work activity 
     during that month:
       ``(A) Each able-bodied, work-eligible adult without 
     dependent children shall be required to perform work 
     activities for at least 60 hours per month.
       ``(B) Each family head of a work-eligible single-headed 
     family with dependent children shall be required to perform 
     work activities for at least 120 hours per month.
       ``(C) Subject to paragraph (2), in each work-eligible 
     married couple family with dependent children, the family 
     head and married spouse shall be required to perform work 
     activities that when added together for the 2 adults equal at 
     least 120 hours per month.
       ``(2) Requirements.--
       ``(A) Single joint obligation.--The 120-hour requirement 
     under paragraph (1)(C) shall be a single joint obligation for 
     the married couple as a whole in which the activities of both 
     married partners shall be combined together and counted 
     jointly.
       ``(B) Relationship to paid employment and work 
     activation.--For purposes of meeting the 120-hour 
     requirement, the paid employment and work activation of the 
     family head shall be added to the paid employment and work 
     activation of the married spouse, and the requirement shall 
     be fulfilled if the sum of the work activities of the 2 
     individuals equals or exceeds 120 hours per month.
       ``(C) Options.--The work requirement for a work-eligible 
     married couple family with dependent children may be 
     fulfilled--
       ``(i) by 120 or more hours of work activity by the family 
     head;
       ``(ii) by 120 or more hours of work activities by the 
     married spouse; or
       ``(iii) if the combined work activities of the family head 
     and married spouse which when added together equal or exceed 
     120 hours.
       ``(D) No separate work activation requirement.--Neither the 
     family head nor the married spouse in a married couple with 
     dependent children shall be subject to a separate work 
     activation requirement as individuals.
       ``(b) Pro Rata Reduction in Employment and Work Activation 
     Standard During a Partial Month.--
       ``(1) In general.--A work-eligible family unit shall be 
     subject to a pro-rated work activity standard, if the family 
     unit--
       ``(A) receives a pro-rated monthly allotment during the 
     initial month of enrollment under section 8(c); and
       ``(B) is required by the State to participate in the work 
     activation program during that month.
       ``(2) Pro-rated work activity standard.--For purposes of 
     paragraph (1), the term `pro-rated work activity standard' 
     means a standard that equals a number of hours of work 
     activity of a family unit that bears the same proportion to 
     the employment and work activation requirement for the family 
     unit for a full month under subsection (a) as the proportion 
     that--
       ``(A) the pro-rated monthly allotment received by the 
     household for the partial month under section 8(c); bears to
       ``(B) the full allotment the same household would receive 
     for a complete month.
       ``(3) Requirement.--For purposes of fulfilling the pro-
     rated work activity requirement during an initial month of 
     enrollment in the food stamp program, only those hours of 
     adult work activity that occurred during the portion of the 
     month in which the family unit was participating in the food 
     stamp program shall be counted.
       ``(c) Sanction for Noncompliance.--
       ``(1) Standard.--
       ``(A) In general.--If 1 or more members of a work-eligible 
     family unit are required to participate in the work 
     activation program under subsection (e) in a calendar month 
     and the 1 or more individuals fail to fulfill the work 
     activity standard under subsection (a) or (b) for that 
     month--
       ``(i) no member of the family unit shall be eligible to 
     receive food stamp benefits during the subsequent calendar 
     month; and
       ``(ii) except as provided in subparagraph (B), the State 
     agency shall not provide the food stamp benefit payment for 
     all members of the family unit that otherwise would have been 
     issued at the beginning of the next month.
       ``(B) Administrative delay of sanction.--
       ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in clauses (ii) and 
     (iii), if it is administratively

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     infeasible for the State to not provide the food stamp 
     benefit that would be issued at the beginning of the first 
     month after the month of noncompliance, the State shall not 
     provide the payment to all members of the family unit that 
     otherwise would have been made at the beginning of the second 
     month after the month of noncompliance.
       ``(ii) Deadline.--The sanction of benefits shall occur not 
     later than 32 days after the end of the month of 
     noncompliance.
       ``(iii) Relationship of payments to members of the family 
     unit.--At least 1 monthly payment to all members of the 
     family unit shall be not provided for each month of 
     noncompliance under subparagraph (A).
       ``(2) Resumption of benefits after sanction.--
       ``(A) In general.--If a family unit has had the monthly 
     benefit of the family unit not provided due to noncompliance 
     with a work activity requirement under subsection (b), the 
     family unit shall not be eligible to receive future benefits 
     under the food stamp program, until--
       ``(i) the 1 or more work-eligible members of the family 
     unit have participated in the work activation program under 
     subsection (e) for at least 4 consecutive subsequent weeks 
     and fulfilled the work activity standard for the family unit 
     for that same 4-week period; or
       ``(ii) the family unit no longer contains any able-bodied, 
     work-eligible adults.
       ``(B) Limitation.--The resumed benefits cannot restore or 
     compensate for the benefits that were not provided due to the 
     sanction imposed under paragraph (1).
       ``(d) Work Activation Is Not Employment.--Participation in 
     work activation activities under this section shall--
       ``(1) not be considered to be employment; and
       ``(2) not be subject to any law pertaining to wages, 
     compensation, hours, or conditions of employment under any 
     law administered by the Secretary of Labor.
       ``(e) Work Activation Program.--
       ``(1) Program.--Each State participating in the food stamp 
     program shall carry out a work activation program.
       ``(2) Purpose.--
       ``(A) In general.--The goal of each work activation program 
     shall be to increase the employment of able-bodied, work-
     eligible adult food stamp recipients.
       ``(B) Requirement.--To accomplish the goal, each State 
     shall require able-bodied adult food stamp recipients who are 
     unemployed or under-employed to engage in work activation.
       ``(3) Target work activation ratios.--
       ``(A) In general.--Beginning on the date that is 180 days 
     after the date of enactment of this section, a State shall 
     engage able-bodied food stamp recipients in work activation 
     each month in sufficient numbers to meet the following 
     monthly target work activation ratios:
       ``(i) In 2014, the monthly target work activation ratio 
     shall be 4 percent.
       ``(ii) In 2015 and each subsequent year, the monthly target 
     work activation ratio shall be 7 percent.
       ``(B) Limitation on education and training as a component 
     of work activation.--For purposes of compliance by the State 
     with the work activation ratios, not more than 20 percent of 
     the monthly work activation participants counted by the State 
     may be engaged in employment and training as a means of 
     fulfilling the employment and work activation standards of 
     the participants.
       ``(4) Work activation priority populations.--
       ``(A) In general.--In carrying out the work activation 
     programs, a State shall give priority to participation by the 
     following recipient groups:
       ``(i) Work-eligible adults without dependent children.
       ``(ii) Work-eligible adults who are also recipients of 
     housing assistance.
       ``(iii) Other work-eligible recipients at the time of 
     initial application for food stamp benefits.
       ``(B) Participation share.--Except as provided in 
     subparagraph (C), at least 80 percent of the participants in 
     a work activation program shall belong to at least 1 of the 3 
     priority groups listed in subparagraph (A).
       ``(C) Exception.--
       ``(i) In general.--The percentage requirement in 
     subparagraph (B) shall not apply if the number of recipients 
     in the 3 priority groups in the State is insufficient to meet 
     that requirement.
       ``(ii) Priority.--In circumstances described in clause (i), 
     the State shall continue to give priority to any recipients 
     who belong to 1 of the 3 priority groups.
       ``(5) Reimbursable expenses of participants.--
       ``(A) In general.--A State agency shall provide payments or 
     reimbursements to participants in work activation carried out 
     under this section for--
       ``(i) the actual costs of transportation and other actual 
     costs (other than dependent care costs) that are reasonably 
     necessary and directly related to participation in the work 
     activation components of the program; and
       ``(ii) the actual costs of such dependent care expenses as 
     are determined by the State agency to be necessary for the 
     participation of an individual in the work activation 
     components of the program (other than an individual who is 
     the caretaker relative of a dependent in a family receiving 
     benefits under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.)) in a local area in which an 
     employment, training, or education program under title IV of 
     that Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) is in operation, on the 
     condition that no such payment or reimbursement shall exceed 
     the applicable local market rate.
       ``(B) Vouchers.--
       ``(i) In general.--In lieu of providing reimbursements for 
     dependent care expenses under subparagraph (A)(ii), a State 
     agency may, at the option of the State agency, arrange for 
     dependent care through providers by providing vouchers to the 
     household to allow the recipient to choose between all lawful 
     providers.
       ``(ii) Value of vouchers.--The value of a voucher shall not 
     exceed the average local market rate.
       ``(C) Value of services.--The value of any dependent care 
     services provided for or arranged under subparagraph (A) or 
     (B), or any amount received as a payment or reimbursement 
     under subparagraph (A), shall--
       ``(i) not be treated as income for the purposes of any 
     other Federal or federally assisted program that bases 
     eligibility for, or the amount of benefits on, need; and
       ``(ii) not be claimed as an employment-related expense for 
     the purposes of the credit provided under section 21 of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
       ``(6) Penalties for inadequate state performance.--
       ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph:
       ``(i) Non-performance month.--The term `non-performance 
     month' means a month in which a State fails to engage food 
     stamp recipients in work activation in sufficient numbers to 
     meet or exceed the appropriate target work activation ratio 
     under paragraph (3).
       ``(ii) Penalty month.--The term `penalty month' means a 
     month in which a State is penalized for the failure.
       ``(B) Penalty.--If, in a month, a State fails to engage 
     food stamp recipients in work activation in sufficient 
     numbers to meet or exceed the appropriate work activation 
     ratio under paragraph (3), the Federal food stamp funding 
     provided to the State in a subsequent penalty month shall be 
     reduced in accordance with this paragraph.
       ``(C) Timing.--The penalty month shall be not later than 4 
     months after the non-performance month.
       ``(D) Reduction.--The amount of Federal food stamp funding 
     a State shall receive for the penalty month shall equal the 
     product obtained by multiplying--
       ``(i) the amount of Federal food stamp funds the State 
     would otherwise have received; and
       ``(ii) the quotient obtained by dividing--

       ``(I) the actual monthly work activation ratio achieved by 
     the State in the penalty month; by
       ``(II) the target monthly work activation ratio for the 
     penalty month.

       ``(7) Rewards to states for reducing government 
     dependence.--
       ``(A) In general.--If, in any future year, a State reduces 
     the food stamp caseload of the State below the levels that 
     existed in calendar year 2006, the State shall receive a 
     financial reward for reducing dependence.
       ``(B) Amount.--The reward shall equal \1/4\ of the savings 
     to the Federal Government for that year that resulted from 
     the caseload reduction.
       ``(C) Use of reward.--A State may use reward funding under 
     this paragraph for any purpose chosen by the State that--
       ``(i) provides benefits or services to individuals with 
     incomes below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level;
       ``(ii) improves social outcomes in low-income populations;
       ``(iii) encourages healthy marriage; or
       ``(iv) increases self-sufficiency and reduces dependence.
       ``(8) Authorization of funding.--
       ``(A) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
     to the Secretary to provide funds to State governments for 
     the purpose of carrying out work activation programs in 
     accordance with this section $2,500,000,000 for fiscal year 
     2014 and each subsequent fiscal year.
       ``(B) Allocation among states.--The total amount 
     appropriated under subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year shall 
     be allocated among the States in accordance with the 
     proportion of each State's share of total funding for the 
     food stamp program under this Act in fiscal year 2007.''.
       (i) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Section 5 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2014) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a), in the second sentence, by striking 
     ``, 6(d)(2),'';
       (B) in subsection (d)(14), by striking ``section 
     6(d)(4)(I)'' and inserting ``section 29'';
       (C) in subsection (e)(3)(B)(ii), by striking ``subsection 
     (d)(3)'' and inserting ``section 29''; and
       (D) in the first sentence of subsection (g)(3), by striking 
     ``section 6(d)'' and inserting ``section 29''.
       (2) Section 7(i)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 
     (7 U.S.C. 2016(i)(1)) is amended by striking ``section 
     6(o)(2)'' and inserting ``section 6(o)''.
       (3) Section 11(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2020(e)) is amended--
       (A) by striking paragraph (19); and
       (B) by redesignating paragraphs (20) through (23) as 
     paragraphs (19) through (22), respectively.

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       (4) Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2025) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b)(4), by striking ``section 6(d)'' and 
     inserting ``section 29''; and
       (B) by striking subsection (h).
       (5) Section 17 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2026) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b)--
       (i) in paragraph (1)(B)(iv)(III)--

       (I) by striking item (bb); and
       (II) by redesignating items (cc) through (jj) as items (bb) 
     through (ii), respectively;

       (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking the second sentence; and
       (iii) in paragraph (3)(B), in the first sentence, by 
     striking ``section 6(d)'' and inserting ``section 29,''; and
       (B) by striking subsection (g).
       (6) Section 20 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2029) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b)--
       (i) by striking paragraph (1); and
       (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (6) as 
     paragraphs (1) through (5), respectively;
       (B) by striking subsection (f); and
       (C) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (f).
       (7) Section 22(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2031(b)) is amended by striking paragraph (4).
       (8) Section 26(f)(3)(E) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(f)(3)(E)) is amended by striking ``(22), 
     and (23)'' and inserting ``(21), and (22)''.
       (9) Section 501(b)(2)(E) of the Workforce Investment Act of 
     1998 (20 U.S.C. 9271(b)(2)(E)) is amended by striking 
     ``section 6(d)'' and all that follows through the end and 
     inserting ``section 29 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
     2008.''.
       (10) Section 112(b)(8)(A)(iii) of the Workforce Investment 
     Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2822(b)(8)(A)(iii)) is amended by 
     striking ``section 6(d)(4)'' and all that follows through 
     ``(7 U.S.C. 2015(d)(4))'' and inserting ``section 29 of the 
     Food and Nutrition Act of 2008''.
       (11) Section 121(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the Workforce Investment 
     Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2841(b)(2)(B)(ii)) is amended by 
     striking ``section 6(d)(4)'' and all that follows through the 
     end and inserting ``section 29 of the Food and Nutrition Act 
     of 2008;''.

     SEC. _____. CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY LIMITED TO CASH 
                   ASSISTANCE.

       Section 5 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2014) is amended--
       (1) in the second sentence of subsection (a), by striking 
     ``households in which each member receives benefits'' and 
     inserting ``households in which each member receives cash 
     assistance''; and
       (2) in subsection (j), by striking ``who receives 
     benefits'' and inserting ``who receives cash assistance''.

     SEC. _____. STANDARD UTILITY ALLOWANCES BASED ON THE RECEIPT 
                   OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.

       (a) Standard Utility Allowance.--Section 5 of the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (e)(6)(C), by striking clause (iv), and
       (2) in subsection (k), by striking paragraph (4) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(4) Third party energy assistance payments.--For purposes 
     of subsection (d)(1), a payment made under a State law (other 
     than a law referred to in paragraph (2)(G)) to provide energy 
     assistance to a household shall be considered money payable 
     directly to the household.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 2605(f)(2) of the Low-
     Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 
     8624(f)(2)) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``and for purposes of determining any excess shelter expense 
     deduction under section 5(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(e))'', and
       (2) in subparagraph (A), by inserting before the semicolon 
     the following: ``, except that such payments or allowances 
     shall not be considered to be expended for purposes of 
     determining any excess shelter expense deduction under 
     section 5(e)(6) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2014(e)(6))''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1108. Mr. WICKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 929, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:

     SEC. 73__. AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP 
                   PILOT PROGRAM FOR REGIONAL COLLABORATION AND 
                   INNOVATIVE VENTURE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING.

       Subtitle A of title VI of the Agricultural Research, 
     Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 is amended by 
     adding after section 604 (7 U.S.C. 7642) the following:

     ``SEC. 605. AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP 
                   PILOT PROGRAM FOR REGIONAL COLLABORATION AND 
                   INNOVATIVE VENTURE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING.

       ``(a) In General.--Funds made available under this section 
     shall be used to provide regional collaborations, technology 
     transfer and commercialization, and innovative venture 
     development training under the Agricultural Technology 
     Innovation Partnership program of the Office of Technology 
     Transfer in the Agricultural Research Service.
       ``(b) Funding.--Of the funds made available to the 
     Agricultural Research Service, the Secretary shall use to 
     carry out this section $500,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 
     through 2018.''.
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  SA 1109. Mr. WICKER (for himself, Mr. Vitter, and Mr. Risch) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122___. GRASSROOTS RURAL AND SMALL COMMUNITY WATER 
                   SYSTEMS ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (Public 
     Law 104-182) authorized technical assistance for small and 
     rural communities to assist those communities in complying 
     with regulations promulgated pursuant to the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.);
       (2) technical assistance and compliance training--
       (A) ensures that Federal regulations do not overwhelm the 
     resources of small and rural communities; and
       (B) provides small and rural communities lacking technical 
     resources with the necessary skills to improve and protect 
     water resources;
       (3) across the United States, more than 90 percent of the 
     community water systems serve a population of less than 
     10,000 individuals;
       (4) small and rural communities have the greatest 
     difficulty providing safe, affordable public drinking water 
     and wastewater services due to limited economies of scale and 
     lack of technical expertise; and
       (5) in addition to being the main source of compliance 
     assistance, small and rural water technical assistance has 
     been the main source of emergency response assistance in 
     small and rural communities.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) to most effectively assist small and rural communities, 
     the Environmental Protection Agency should prioritize the 
     types of technical assistance that are most beneficial to 
     those communities, based on input from those communities; and
       (2) local support is the key to making Federal assistance 
     initiatives work in small and rural communities to the 
     maximum benefit.
       (c) Funding Priorities.--Section 1442(e) of the Safe 
     Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-1(e)) is amended--
       (1) by designating the first through seventh sentences as 
     paragraphs (1) through (7), respectively;
       (2) in paragraph (5) (as so designated), by striking ``1997 
     through 2003'' and inserting ``2014 through 2019''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(8) Nonprofit organizations.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Administrator may use amounts made 
     available to carry out this section to provide technical 
     assistance to nonprofit organizations that provide to small 
     public water systems onsite technical assistance, circuit-
     rider technical assistance programs, onsite and regional 
     training, assistance with implementing source water 
     protection plans, and assistance with implementation 
     monitoring plans, rules, regulations, and water security 
     enhancements.
       ``(B) Preference.--To ensure that technical assistance 
     funding is used in a manner that is most beneficial to the 
     small and rural communities of a State, the Administrator 
     shall give preference under this paragraph to nonprofit 
     organizations that, as determined by the Administrator, are 
     the most qualified and experienced and that the small 
     community water systems in that State find to be the most 
     beneficial and effective.''.
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  SA 1110. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 83, strike line 16 and all that follows 
     through page 84, line 18, and insert the following:

                    Subtitle C--Sugar Program Repeal

     SEC. 1301. REPEAL OF SUGAR PROGRAM.

       Section 156 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
     Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7272) is repealed.

     SEC. 1302. ELIMINATION OF SUGAR PRICE SUPPORT AND PRODUCTION 
                   ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMS.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law--
       (1) a processor of any of the 2014 or subsequent crops of 
     sugarcane or sugar beets shall not be eligible for a loan 
     under any provision of law with respect to the crop; and
       (2) the Secretary of Agriculture may not make price support 
     available, whether in the form of a loan, payment, purchase, 
     or other operation, for any of the 2014 and subsequent crops 
     of sugar beets and sugarcane by using the funds of the 
     Commodity Credit Corporation or other funds available to the 
     Secretary.
       (b) Termination of Marketing Quotas and Allotments.--
       (1) In general.--Part VII of subtitle B of title III of the 
     Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359aa et seq.) 
     is repealed.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 344(f)(2) of the 
     Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1344(f)(2)) is 
     amended by

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     striking ``sugar cane for sugar, sugar beets for sugar,''.
       (c) General Powers.--
       (1) Section 32 activities.--Section 32 of the Act of August 
     24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), is amended in the second sentence 
     of the first paragraph--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``(other than sugar 
     beets and sugarcane)'' after ``commodities''; and
       (B) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``(other than sugar 
     beets and sugarcane)'' after ``commodity''.
       (2) Powers of commodity credit corporation.--Section 5(a) 
     of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 
     714c(a)) is amended by inserting ``, sugar beets, and 
     sugarcane'' after ``tobacco''.
       (3) Price support for nonbasic agricultural commodities.--
     Section 201(a) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 
     1446(a)) is amended by striking ``milk, sugar beets, and 
     sugarcane'' and inserting ``, and milk''.
       (4) Commodity credit corporation storage payments.--Section 
     167 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 
     1996 (7 U.S.C. 7287) is repealed.
       (5) Suspension and repeal of permanent price support 
     authority.--Section 171(a)(1) of the Federal Agriculture 
     Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7301(a)(1)) is 
     amended--
       (A) by striking subparagraph (E); and
       (B) by redesignating subparagraphs (F) through (I) as 
     subparagraphs (E) through (H), respectively.
       (6) Storage facility loans.--Section 1402(c) of the Farm 
     Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7971) is 
     repealed.
       (d) Transition Provisions.--This section and the amendments 
     made by this section shall not affect the liability of any 
     person under any provision of law as in effect before the 
     application of this section and the amendments made by this 
     section.

     SEC. 1303. ELIMINATION OF SUGAR TARIFF AND OVER-QUOTA TARIFF 
                   RATE.

       (a) Elimination of Tariff on Raw Cane Sugar.--Chapter 17 of 
     the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is 
     amended by striking subheadings 1701.13 through 1701.14.50 
     and inserting in numerical sequence the following new 
     subheading, with the article description for such subheading 
     having the same degree of indentation as the article 
     description for subheading 1701.13, as in effect on the day 
     before the date of the enactment of this section:


``      1701.13.00       Cane sugar           Free                 ...................  39.85 cents/kg      ....
                          specified in
                          subheading note 2
                          to this chapter...
        1701.14.00       Other cane sugar...  Free                 ...................  39.85 cents/kg      ''.

       (b) Elimination of Tariff on Beet Sugar.--Chapter 17 of the 
     Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by 
     striking subheadings 1701.12 through 1701.12.50 and inserting 
     in numerical sequence the following new subheading, with the 
     article description for such subheading having the same 
     degree of indentation as the article description for 
     subheading 1701.12, as in effect on the day before the date 
     of the enactment of this section:


``       1701.12.00       Beet sugar.........  Free                 ...................  42.05 cents/kg       ''
                                                                                                               .

       (c) Elimination of Tariff on Certain Refined Sugar.--
     Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
     States is amended--
       (1) by striking the superior text immediately preceding 
     subheading 1701.91.05 and by striking subheadings 1701.91.05 
     through 1701.91.30 and inserting in numerical sequence the 
     following new subheading, with the article description for 
     such subheading having the same degree of indentation as the 
     article description for subheading 1701.12.05, as in effect 
     on the day before the date of the enactment of this section:


``       1701.91.02       Containing added     Free                 ...................  42.05 cents/kg       ''
                           coloring but not                                                                    ;
                           containing added
                           flavoring matter..

       (2) by striking subheadings 1701.99 through 1701.99.50 and 
     inserting in numerical sequence the following new subheading, 
     with the article description for such subheading having the 
     same degree of indentation as the article description for 
     subheading 1701.99, as in effect on the day before the date 
     of the enactment of this section:


``       1701.99.00       Other..............  Free                 ...................  42.05 cents/kg       ''
                                                                                                               ;

       (3) by striking the superior text immediately preceding 
     subheading 1702.90.05 and by striking subheadings 1702.90.05 
     through 1702.90.20 and inserting in numerical sequence the 
     following new subheading, with the article description for 
     such subheading having the same degree of indentation as the 
     article description for subheading 1702.60.22:


``       1702.90.02       Containing soluble   Free                                      42.05 cents/kg       ''
                           non-sugar solids                                                                    ;
                           (excluding any
                           foreign
                           substances,
                           including but not
                           limited to
                           molasses, that may
                           have been added to
                           or developed in
                           the product) equal
                           to 6 percent or
                           less by weight of
                           the total soluble
                           solids............

     and
       (4) by striking the superior text immediately preceding 
     subheading 2106.90.42 and by striking subheadings 2106.90.42 
     through 2106.90.46 and inserting in numerical sequence the 
     following new subheading, with the article description for 
     such subheading having the same degree of indentation as the 
     article description for subheading 2106.90.39:


``       2106.90.40       Syrups derived from  Free                                      42.50 cents/kg       ''
                           cane or beet                                                                        .
                           sugar, containing
                           added coloring but
                           not added
                           flavoring matter..

       (d) Conforming Amendment.--Chapter 17 of the Harmonized 
     Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by striking 
     additional U.S. note 5.
       (e) Administration of Tariff-Rate Quotas.--Section 
     404(d)(1) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
     3601(d)(1)) is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``or'' at the end of subparagraph (B);
       (2) by striking ``; or'' at the end of subparagraph (C) and 
     inserting a period; and
       (3) by striking subparagraph (D).
       (f) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     apply with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from 
     warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1304. APPLICATION.

       Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, this 
     subtitle and the amendments made by this subtitle shall apply 
     beginning with the 2014 crop of sugar beets and sugarcane.
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  SA 1111. Mr. WARNER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 858, strike line7 and all that follows 
     through page 860, line 9, and insert the following:
       ``(k) Broadband Buildout Data.--
       ``(1) In general.--As a condition of receiving a grant, 
     loan, or loan guarantee under this section, a recipient of 
     assistance shall provide to the Secretary address-level 
     broadband buildout data that indicates the location of new 
     broadband service that is being provided or upgraded within 
     the service territory supported by the grant, loan, or loan 
     guarantee not later than 30 days after the earlier of--
       ``(A) the date of completion of any project milestone 
     established by the Secretary; or
       ``(B) the date of completion of the project.
       ``(2) Address-level data.--The Secretary shall make 
     accessible to each State and provide to the Administrator of 
     the National Broadband Map the address-level broadband 
     buildout data described in paragraph (1) for inclusion, to 
     the extent practicable, in the National Broadband Map.'';
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  SA 1112. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 123, between lines 13 and 14, insert the following:

                  Subpart D--Dairy Block Grant Program

     SEC. 14__. ESTABLISHMENT OF PILOT DAIRY BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to require the 
     Secretary to make grants to States to be used by State 
     departments of agriculture solely to enhance the 
     competitiveness of dairy farms, specifically by providing 
     technical assistance to promote farm productivity, 
     profitability, and environmental stewardship.
       (b) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish and 
     administer a pilot program to achieve the purpose of this 
     section under

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     which the Secretary shall make block grants in amounts to be 
     determined by the Secretary to eligible States, as determined 
     by the Secretary.
       (c) Eligibility.--
       (1) In general.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
     this section, a State department of agriculture shall prepare 
     and submit, for approval by the Secretary, an application at 
     such time, in such a manner, and containing such information 
     as the Secretary shall require, including--
       (A) a State plan that meets the requirements described in 
     paragraph (2);
       (B) an assurance that the State will comply with the 
     requirements of the plan; and
       (C) an assurance that grant funds received under this 
     section shall supplement, and not supplant, the expenditure 
     of State funds in support of dairy farms in the State.
       (2) Plan requirements.--A State plan shall--
       (A) identify the lead agency charged with the 
     responsibility of carrying out the plan; and
       (B) indicate the manner in which grant funds will be use to 
     enhance the competitiveness of dairy farms.
       (d) Administration.--Grants made to an eligible State under 
     subsection (b) shall be administered by the department of 
     agriculture of the State.
       (e) State Program Authority.--In carrying out the block 
     grant program in a State, an eligible State may determine 
     participant eligibility.
       (f) Report.--At the conclusion of the block grant program, 
     the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report describing 
     the results of the program.
       (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000, to 
     remain available until expended.
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  SA 1113. Ms. LANDRIEU (for herself, Mr. Menendez, and Mrs. 
Gillibrand) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to 
the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XII, add the following:

              Subtitle D--National Flood Insurance Program

     SEC. 12301. DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 100207 OF THE 
                   BIGGERT-WATERS FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM ACT OF 
                   2012.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, section 1308(h) 
     of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
     4015(h)), as added by section 100207 of the Biggert-Waters 
     Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-141; 126 
     Stat. 919), shall have no force or effect until the date that 
     is 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 12302. AFFORDABILITY STUDY.

       Section 100236 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform 
     Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-141; 126 Stat. 957) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c), by striking ``Not'' and inserting 
     the following: ``Subject to subsection (e), not'';
       (2) in subsection (d)--
       (A) by striking ``Notwithstanding'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) National flood insurance fund.--Notwithstanding''; 
     and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Other funding sources.--To carry out this section, in 
     addition to the amount made available under paragraph (1), 
     the Administrator may use any other amounts that are 
     available to the Administrator.''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(e) Alternative.--If the Administrator determines that 
     the report required under subsection (c) cannot be submitted 
     by the date specified under subsection (c)--
       ``(1) the Administrator shall notify, not later than 60 
     days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the House 
     of Representatives of an alternative method of gathering the 
     information required under this section;
       ``(2) the Administrator shall submit, not later than 180 
     days after the Administrator submits the notification 
     required under paragraph (1), to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Financial Services of the House of Representatives the 
     information gathered using the alternative method described 
     in paragraph (1); and
       ``(3) upon the submission of information required under 
     paragraph (2), the requirement under subsection (c) shall be 
     deemed satisfied.''.
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  SA 1114. Mrs. FEINSTEIN submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by her to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural 
programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 1096, between lines 15 and 16, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 110_. MARKET LOSS PILOT ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM.

       Section 523 of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1523) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(i) Market Loss Pilot Endorsement Program.--
       ``(1) In general.--To the extent practicable starting with 
     the 2014 reinsurance year, notwithstanding subsection (a)(1) 
     and the limitation on premium increases in section 508(i)(1), 
     the Corporation shall establish and carry out a market loss 
     pilot endorsement program for producers of specialty crops 
     (as defined in section 3 of the Specialty Crops 
     Competitiveness Act of 2004 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note; Public Law 
     108-465)).
       ``(2) Losses covered.--The endorsement authorized under 
     this subsection shall cover losses of a defined commodity due 
     to a quarantine imposed under Federal law, pursuant to the 
     terms of which the commodity is destroyed, may not be 
     marketed, or otherwise may not be used for its intended 
     purpose (as determined by the Secretary).
       ``(3) Buy-up requirement.--An endorsement authorized under 
     this subsection shall be purchased as part of a policy or 
     plan of insurance at the additional coverage level.
       ``(4) Determination by board.--The Board shall approve a 
     policy or plan of insurance proposed under paragraph (1) if, 
     as determined by the Board, the policy or plan of insurance--
       ``(A) protects the interest of producers;
       ``(B) is actuarially sound; and
       ``(C) requires the payment of premiums and administrative 
     fees by a producer obtaining the insurance.''.
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  SA 1115. Mr. BEGICH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 877, after line 18, insert the following:

     SEC. 6208. GAO REPORT ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE REFORMS.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of the report required under 
     subsection (b) is to aid Congress in monitoring and measuring 
     the effects of a series of reforms by the Federal 
     Communications Commission (in this section referred to as the 
     ``FCC'') intended to promote the availability and 
     affordability of broadband service throughout the United 
     States.
       (b) Report.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall prepare a report providing detailed measurements, 
     statistics, and metrics with respect to--
       (1) the progress of implementation of the reforms adopted 
     in the FCC's Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
     Rulemaking adopted on October 27, 2011 (FCC 11-161) (in this 
     section referred to as the ``Order'');
       (2) the effects, if any, of such reforms on retail end user 
     rates during the applicable calendar year for--
       (A) local voice telephony services (including any 
     subscriber line charges and access recovery charges assessed 
     by carriers upon purchasers of such services);
       (B) interconnected VoIP services;
       (C) long distance voice services;
       (D) mobile wireless voice services;
       (E) bundles of voice telephony or VoIP services (such as 
     local and long distance voice packages);
       (F) fixed broadband Internet access services; and
       (G) mobile broadband Internet access services;
       (3) any disparities or trends detectable during the 
     applicable calendar year with respect to the relative average 
     (such as per-consumer) retail rates charged for each of the 
     services listed in paragraph (2) to consumers (including both 
     residential and business users) located in rural areas and 
     urban areas;
       (4) any disparities or trends detectable during the 
     applicable calendar year with respect to the relative average 
     (such as per-consumer) retail rates charged for each of the 
     services listed in paragraph (2) as between incumbent local 
     exchange carriers subject to rate-of-return regulation;
       (5) the effects, if any, of those reforms adopted in the 
     Order on average fixed and mobile broadband Internet access 
     speeds, respectively, available to residential and business 
     consumers, respectively, during the applicable calendar year;
       (6) any disparities or trends detectable during the 
     applicable calendar year with respect to the relative average 
     fixed and mobile broadband Internet access speeds, 
     respectively, available to residential and business 
     consumers, respectively, in rural areas and urban areas;
       (7) the effects, if any, of those reforms adopted in the 
     Order on the magnitude and pace of investments in broadband-
     capable networks in rural areas, including such investments 
     financed by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities 
     Service under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 
     901 et seq.);
       (8) any disparities or trends detectable during the 
     applicable calendar year with respect to the relative 
     magnitude and pace of investments in broadband-capable 
     networks in rural areas and urban areas;
       (9) any disparities or trends detectable during the 
     applicable calendar year with respect to the magnitude and 
     pace of investments in broadband-capable networks in areas 
     served by carriers subject to rate-of-return regulation;
       (10) the effects, if any, of those reforms adopted in the 
     Order on adoption of broadband Internet access services by 
     end users;
       (11) the effects, if any, of such reforms on State 
     universal service funds or other State universal service 
     initiatives, including carrier-of-last-resort requirements 
     that may be enforced by any State; and

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       (12) the effects, if any, of such reforms in minimizing 
     consumer payment burdens, curbing the growth of the universal 
     service fund, and improving the economic efficiency of the 
     universal service program.
       (c) Timing.--On or before December 31, 2013, and annually 
     thereafter for the following 5 calendar years, the 
     Comptroller General shall submit the report required under 
     subsection (b) to the following:
       (1) The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
     of the Senate.
       (2) The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 
     of the Senate.
       (3) The Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (4) The Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (d) Data Inclusion.--The report required under subsection 
     (b) shall include all data that the Comptroller General deems 
     relevant to and supportive of any conclusions drawn with 
     respect to the effects of the FCC's reforms and any 
     disparities or trends detected in the items subject to the 
     report.
       (e) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
     construed to grant the Comptroller General of the United 
     States with any new or additional authority, or to 
     aggrandize, add, or expand any authority currently vested in 
     the Comptroller General.

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