Amendment Text: S.Amdt.972 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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Amendment as Submitted (05/21/2013)

This Amendment appears on page S3669 in the following article from the Congressional Record.



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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 954. 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 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12213. DENALI COMMISSION REAUTHORIZATION.

       The first section 310 of the Denali Commission Act of 1998 
     (42 U.S.C. 3121 note; Public Law 105-277) (relating to 
     authorization of appropriations)--
       (1) is redesignated as section 312; and
       (2) is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     to the Commission such sums as are necessary to carry out 
     this title, in accordance with the purposes of this title, 
     for fiscal year 2014 and each fiscal year thereafter.''.
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  SA 955. Mr. McCAIN (for himself and 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 1001, strike line 13 and insert the following:
     ``cal years 2014 through 2018.
       ``(6) Limitation on use of funds.--None of the amounts made 
     available to carry out this section shall be used to 
     construct, fund, install, or operate an ethanol blender pump 
     or ethanol storage facility.''.
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  SA 956. Mr. McCAIN (for himself, Mrs. Shaheen, Ms. Ayotte, Ms. 
Cantwell, Mr. Coburn, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Warner, Mr. Risch, 
Mr. Kirk, Mr. Inhofe, and Mr. Lautenberg) 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, insert the following:

     SEC. 12___. REPEAL OF DUPLICATIVE CATFISH INSPECTION PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Effective on the date of enactment of the 
     Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8701 et 
     seq.), section 11016 of such Act (Public Law 110-246; 122 
     Stat. 2130) and the amendments made by such section are 
     repealed.
       (b) Application.--The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 
     U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) and the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 
     U.S.C. 601 et seq.) shall be applied and administered as if 
     section 11016 (Public Law 110-246; 122 Stat. 2130) of the 
     Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8701 et 
     seq.) and the amendments made by such section had not been 
     enacted.
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  SA 957. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mrs. Boxer) 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 part IV of subtitle D of title I, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 1482. INCLUSION OF CALIFORNIA AS SEPARATE MILK MARKETING 
                   ORDER.

       (a) Inclusion Authorized.--On the petition and approval of 
     California dairy producers in the manner provided in section 
     8c of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (7 U.S.C. 608c), 
     reenacted with amendments by the Agricultural Marketing 
     Agreement Act of 1937, the Secretary shall designate the 
     State of California as a separate Federal milk marketing 
     order.
       (b) Special Considerations.--If designated under subsection 
     (a), the order covering California shall have the right to 
     reblend and distribute order receipts to recognize quota 
     value.
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  SA 958. Mr. INHOFE 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. 122__. LISTING OF LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKENS.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary 
     of the Interior, acting through the United States Fish and 
     Wildlife Service, shall not make a decision on listing, or 
     list, Lesser Prairie Chickens under the Endangered Species 
     Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) earlier than March 31, 
     2015.
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  SA 959. Mr. INHOFE 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 363, strike lines 7 through 12, and insert 
     ``(a)(1), by striking `; and (C)' and inserting''.
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  SA 960. Mr. INHOFE (for himself and Mr. Graham) 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 12 and 13, insert the following:

   PART I--REAUTHORIZATION OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE 
                                PROGRAM

       On page 390, between line 17 and 18, insert the following:

           PART II--NUTRITION ASSISTANCE BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

     SEC. 4001A. NUTRITION ASSISTANCE BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--For each of fiscal years 2015 through 
     2022, the Secretary shall establish a nutrition assistance 
     block grant program under which the Secretary shall make 
     annual grants to each participating State that establishes a 
     nutrition assistance program in the State and submits to the 
     Secretary annual reports under subsection (d).
       (b) Requirements.--As a requirement of receiving grants 
     under this section, the Governor of each participating State 
     shall certify that the State nutrition assistance program 
     includes--
       (1) work requirements;
       (2) mandatory drug testing;
       (3) verification of citizenship or proof of lawful 
     permanent residency of the United States; and
       (4) limitations on the eligible uses of benefits that are 
     at least as restrictive as the limitations in place for the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program established under 
     the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) as 
     of May 31, 2013.
       (c) Amount of Grant.--For each fiscal year, the Secretary 
     shall make a grant to each participating State in an amount 
     equal to the product of--
       (1) the amount made available under section 4002A for the 
     applicable fiscal year; and
       (2) the proportion that--
       (A) the number of legal residents in the State whose income 
     does not exceed 100 percent of the poverty line (as defined 
     in section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 9902(2), including any revision required by such 
     section)) applicable to a family of the size involved; bears 
     to
       (B) the number of such individuals in all participating 
     States for the applicable fiscal year, based on data for the 
     most recent fiscal year for which data is available.
       (d) Annual Report Requirements.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than January 1 of each year, 
     each State that receives a grant under this section shall 
     submit to the Secretary a report that shall include, for the 
     year covered by the report--
       (A) a description of the structure and design of the 
     nutrition assistance program of the State, including the 
     manner in which residents of the State qualify for the 
     program;
       (B) the cost the State incurs to administer the program;
       (C) whether the State has established a rainy day fund for 
     the nutrition assistance program of the State; and
       (D) general statistics about participation in the nutrition 
     assistance program.
       (2) Audit.--Each year, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall--
       (A) conduct an audit on the effectiveness of the 
     nutritional assistance block grant program and the manner in 
     which each participating State is implementing the program; 
     and
       (B) not later than June 30, submit to the appropriate 
     committees of Congress a report describing--
       (i) the results of the audit; and

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       (ii) the manner in which the State will carry out the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program in the State, 
     including eligibility and fraud prevention requirements.
       (e) Use of Funds.--
       (1) In general.--A State that receives a grant under this 
     section may use the grant in any manner determined to be 
     appropriate by the State to provide nutrition assistance to 
     the legal residents of the State.
       (2) Availability of funds.--Grant funds made available to a 
     State under this section shall--
       (A) remain available to the State for a period of 5 years; 
     and
       (B) after that period, shall--
       (i) revert to the Federal Government to be deposited in the 
     Treasury and used for Federal budget deficit reduction; or
       (ii) if there is no Federal budget deficit, be used to 
     reduce the Federal debt in such manner as the Secretary of 
     the Treasury considers appropriate.

     SEC. 4002A. FUNDING.

       (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this part--
       (1) for fiscal year 2015, $45,500,000,000;
       (2) for fiscal year 2016, $46,600,000,000;
       (3) for fiscal year 2017, $47,800,000,000;
       (4) for fiscal year 2018, $49,000,000,000;
       (5) for fiscal year 2019, $50,200,000,000;
       (6) for fiscal year 2020, $51,500,000,000;
       (7) for fiscal year 2021, $52,800,000,000; and
       (8) for fiscal year 2022, $54,100,000,000.
       (b) Adjustments to Discretionary Spending Limits.--
       (1) In general.--Section 251(c) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(c)) is 
     amended by striking paragraphs (5) through (10) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(5) with respect to fiscal year 2016, for the 
     discretionary category, $1,131,500,000,000 in new budget 
     authority;
       ``(6) with respect to fiscal year 2017, for the 
     discretionary category, $1,178,800,000,000 in new budget 
     authority;
       ``(7) with respect to fiscal year 2018, for the 
     discretionary category, $1,205,000,000,000 in new budget 
     authority;
       ``(8) with respect to fiscal year 2019, for the 
     discretionary category, $1,232,200,000,000 in new budget 
     authority;
       ``(9) with respect to fiscal year 2020, for the 
     discretionary category, $1,259,500,000,000 in new budget 
     authority; and
       ``(10) with respect to fiscal year 2021, for the 
     discretionary category, $1,286,800,000,000 in new budget 
     authority.''.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendments.--Section 251A of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     (2 U.S.C. 901A) is amended--
       (A) by striking the matter preceding paragraph (1) and 
     inserting the following: ``Discretionary appropriations and 
     direct spending accounts shall be reduced in accordance with 
     this section as follows:'';
       (B) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2);
       (C) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (11) as 
     paragraphs (1) through (9), respectively;
       (D) in paragraph (2), as redesignated, by striking 
     ``paragraph (3)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)'';
       (E) in paragraph (3), as redesignated, by striking 
     ``paragraph (4)'' each place it appears and inserting 
     ``paragraph (2)'';
       (F) in paragraph (4), as redesignated, by striking 
     ``paragraph (4)'' each place it appears and inserting 
     ``paragraph (2)'';
       (G) in paragraph (5), as redesignated--
       (i) by striking ``paragraph (5)'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``paragraph (3)''; and
       (ii) by striking ``paragraph (6)'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``paragraph (4)'';
       (H) in paragraph (6), as redesignated--
       (i) by striking ``paragraph (4)'' and inserting ``paragraph 
     (2)''; and
       (ii) by striking ``paragraphs (5) and (6)'' and inserting 
     ``paragraphs (3) and (4)'';
       (I) in paragraph (7), as redesignated--
       (i) by striking ``paragraph (8)'' and inserting ``paragraph 
     (6)''; and
       (ii) by striking ``paragraph (6)'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``paragraph (4)''; and
       (J) in paragraph (9), as redesignated, by striking 
     ``paragraph (4)'' and inserting ``paragraph (2)''.

     SEC. 4003A. REPEALS.

       (a) In General.--Effective September 30, 2014, the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) is repealed.
       (b) Repeal of Mandatory Funding.--
       (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, effective September 30, 2014, the supplemental nutrition 
     assistance program established under the Food and Nutrition 
     Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) (as in effect prior to 
     that date) shall cease to be a program funded through direct 
     spending (as defined in section 250(c) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 900(c)) 
     prior to the amendment made by paragraph (2)).
       (2) Direct spending.--Effective September 30, 2014, section 
     250(c)(8) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 900(c)(8)) is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (A), by adding ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``; and'' at the end 
     and inserting a period; and
       (C) by striking subparagraph (C).
       (3) Entitlement authority.--Effective September 30, 2014, 
     section 3(9) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 622(9)) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``means--'' and all that follows through 
     ``the authority to make'' and inserting ``means the authority 
     to make'';
       (B) by striking ``; and'' and inserting a period; and
       (C) by striking subparagraph (B).
       (c) Relationship to Other Law.--Any reference in this Act, 
     an amendment made by this Act, or any other Act to the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program shall be considered 
     to be a reference to the nutrition assistance block grant 
     program under this part.

     SEC. 4004A. BASELINE.

       Notwithstanding section 257 of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 907), the 
     baseline shall assume that, on and after September 30, 2014, 
     no benefits shall be provided under the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program established under the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) (as in effect 
     prior to that date).
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  SA 961. Mr. INHOFE 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___. STATE OPTION OF NON-PARTICIPATION IN RENEWABLE 
                   FUEL STANDARD.

       Section 211(o)(2)(B) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
     7545(o)(2)(B)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(vi)  Election of non-participation by state 
     government.--

       ``(I) In general.--For purposes of subparagraph (A), the 
     applicable volume of renewable fuel as determined under this 
     subparagraph shall be adjusted in accordance with this 
     clause.
       ``(II) Requirements.--On passage by a State legislature and 
     signature by the Governor of the State of a law that elects 
     to not participate in the applicable volume of renewable fuel 
     in accordance with this clause, the Administrator shall allow 
     a State to not participate in the applicable volume of 
     renewable fuel determined under clause (i).
       ``(III) Reduction.--On the election of a State under 
     subclause (II), the Administrator shall reduce the applicable 
     volume of renewable fuel determined under clause (i) by the 
     percentage that reflects the national gasoline consumption of 
     the non-participating State that is attributable to that 
     State.
       ``(IV) Credits to hold fuel sales harmless.--On the 
     election of a State under subclause (II), the Administrator 
     shall provide for the generation of credits for all gasoline 
     (regardless of whether the gasoline is blended) provided 
     through a fuel terminal in the State to be calculated as 
     though the gasoline were blended with the maximum allowable 
     ethanol content of gasoline allowed in that State to apply 
     toward the applicable volume of renewable fuel determined 
     under clause (i).''.

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  SA 962. 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:

       Beginning on page 169, strike line 17 and all that follows 
     through page 170, line 16, and insert the following:
       ``(c) Direction, Control, and Support.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Director shall be free from the 
     direction and control of any person other than the Secretary 
     or the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.
       ``(2) Administrative support.--The Division shall not 
     receive administrative support (except on a reimbursable 
     basis) from any agency other than the Office of the 
     Secretary.
       ``(3) Prohibition on delegation.--The Secretary may not 
     delegate to any other officer or employee of the Department, 
     other than the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture or the 
     Director, the authority of the Secretary with respect to the 
     Division.''.
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  SA 963. 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 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122____. CFTC INVESTIGATION ON ENERGY FUTURES AND SWAPS 
                   MARKETS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commodity Futures Trading 
     Commission, in coordination with the Oil and Gas Price Fraud 
     Working Group, shall carry out an investigation and submit to 
     Congress a report on whether any United States participant in 
     the energy futures or swaps markets has engaged in price-
     fixing or has provided inaccurate information to a price 
     reporting agency for the purpose of manipulating the 
     published prices of gasoline, crude oil, heating oil, diesel 
     fuel, or jet fuel.
       (b) Coordination.--In carrying out the investigation under 
     subsection (a), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
     shall coordinate with appropriate Federal agencies and 
     European Union agencies.
       (c) Report Contents.--The report under subsection (a) 
     shall--

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       (1) include recommendations on how to make the pricing of 
     gasoline, crude oil, heating oil, diesel fuel, and jet fuel 
     more transparent, open, and free from manipulation, fraud, 
     abuse, or excessive speculation; and
       (2) be published on a publicly accessible Internet site of 
     the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
       (d) Referral to Authorities.--If the Commodity Futures 
     Trading Commission finds that illegal price-fixing has 
     occurred, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shall 
     report those findings, along with any evidence, to the proper 
     authorities.
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  SA 964. 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 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122___. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION REGULATION 
                   OF ENERGY MARKETS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) in 1974, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission was 
     established as an independent agency with a mandate--
       (A) to enforce and administer the Commodity Exchange Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1 et seq.);
       (B) to ensure market integrity;
       (C) to protect market users from fraud and abusive trading 
     practices; and
       (D) to prevent and prosecute manipulation of the price of 
     any commodity in interstate commerce;
       (2) Congress declared in section 4a of the Commodity 
     Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 6a) that excessive speculation imposes 
     an undue and unnecessary burden on interstate commerce;
       (3) title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
     Consumer Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) required the 
     Commission to establish position limits ``to diminish, 
     eliminate, or prevent excessive speculation'' for trading in 
     crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and 
     other physical commodity derivatives by January 17, 2011;
       (4) according to an article published in Forbes on February 
     27, 2012, excessive oil speculation ``translates out into a 
     premium for gasoline at the pump of $.56 a gallon'' based on 
     a 2012 report from Goldman Sachs;
       (5) on May 10, 2013--
       (A) the supply of finished motor gasoline in the United 
     States was higher than the supply was on May 15, 2009, when 
     the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded 
     gasoline was less than $2.30; and
       (B) demand for finished motor gasoline in the United States 
     was lower than demand was on May 15, 2009;
       (6) on May 17, 2013, the national average price of regular 
     unleaded gasoline was $3.62 a gallon, an increase of more 
     $1.30 per gallon as compared to 2009, when finished motor 
     gasoline supplies were lower and demand was higher;
       (7) the International Energy Agency forecast on May 14, 
     2013, that the global supply of oil will surge by 8,400,000 
     barrels per day over the subsequent 5-year period, a pace 
     that is significantly faster than demand, with nearly \2/3\ 
     of that increase occurring in North America;
       (8) on November 3, 2011, Gary Gensler, the Chairman of the 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission testified before the 
     Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations that ``80 to 
     87 percent of the [oil futures] market'' is dominated by 
     ``financial participants, swap dealers, hedge funds, and 
     other financials,'' a figure that has more than doubled over 
     the prior decade;
       (9) excessive oil and gasoline speculation is creating 
     major market disturbances that prevent the market from 
     accurately reflecting the forces of supply and demand; and
       (10) the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has a 
     responsibility--
       (A) to ensure that the price discovery for oil and gasoline 
     accurately reflects the fundamentals of supply and demand; 
     and
       (B) to take immediate action to implement strong and 
     meaningful position limits to regulated exchange markets to 
     eliminate excessive oil speculation.
       (b) Actions.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shall use the 
     authority of the Commission (including emergency powers, if 
     necessary)--
       (1) to implement position limits that diminish, eliminate, 
     or prevent excessive speculation in the trading of crude oil, 
     gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and other 
     physical commodity derivatives, as required under title VII 
     of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 
     Act (15 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.); and
       (2) to curb immediately the role of excessive speculation 
     in any contract market within the jurisdiction and control of 
     the Commission, on or through which energy futures or swaps 
     are traded.
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  SA 965. Mr. SANDERS (for himself and 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 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12213. CONSUMERS RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT GENETICALLY 
                   ENGINEERED FOOD ACT.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Consumers Right to Know About Genetically Engineered Food 
     Act''.
       (b) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) surveys of the American public consistently show that 
     90 percent or more of the people of the United States want 
     genetically engineered to be labeled as such;
       (2) a landmark public health study in Canada found that--
       (A) 93 percent of pregnant women had detectable toxins from 
     genetically engineered foods in their blood; and
       (B) 80 percent of the babies of those women had detectable 
     toxins in their umbilical cords;
       (3) the tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United 
     States clearly reserves powers in the system of Federalism to 
     the States or to the people; and
       (4) States have the authority to require the labeling of 
     foods produced through genetic engineering or derived from 
     organisms that have been genetically engineered.
       (c) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Genetic engineering.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``genetic engineering'' means a 
     process that alters an organism at the molecular or cellular 
     level by means that are not possible under natural conditions 
     or processes.
       (B) Inclusions.--The term ``genetic engineering'' 
     includes--
       (i) recombinant DNA and RNA techniques;
       (ii) cell fusion;
       (iii) microencapsulation;
       (iv) macroencapsulation;
       (v) gene deletion and doubling;
       (vi) introduction of a foreign gene; and
       (vii) changing the position of genes.
       (C) Exclusions.--The term ``genetic engineering'' does not 
     include any modification to an organism that consists 
     exclusively of--
       (i) breeding;
       (ii) conjugation;
       (iii) fermentation;
       (iv) hybridization;
       (v) in vitro fertilization; or
       (vi) tissue culture.
       (2) Genetically engineered ingredient.--The term 
     ``genetically engineered ingredient'' means any ingredient in 
     any food, beverage, or other edible product that--
       (A) is, or is derived from, an organism that is produced 
     through the intentional use of genetic engineering; or
       (B) is, or is derived from, the progeny of intended sexual 
     reproduction, asexual reproduction, or both of 1 or more 
     organisms described in subparagraph (A).
       (d) Right to Know.--Notwithstanding any other Federal law 
     (including regulations), a State may require that any food, 
     beverage, or other edible product offered for sale in that 
     State have a label on the container or package of the food, 
     beverage, or other edible product, indicating that the food, 
     beverage, or other edible product contains a genetically 
     engineered ingredient.
       (e) Regulations.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and 
     the Secretary of Agriculture shall promulgate such 
     regulations as are necessary to carry out this section.
       (f) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall submit 
     a report to Congress detailing the percentage of food and 
     beverages sold in the United States that contain genetically 
     engineered ingredients.
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  SA 966. Mr. FRANKEN 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 993, line 20, strike ``$2,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$4,000,000''.
       On page 994, line 1, strike ``$3,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$4,000,000''.
       On page 996, strike lines 14 and 15 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(ii) $69,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 
     2018.
       On page 1001, line 7, strike ``$20,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$70,000,000''.
       On page 1001, line 12, strike ``$68,200,000'' and insert 
     ``$70,000,000''.
       On page 1002, line 6, strike ``$26,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$30,000,000''.
       On page 1019, line 9, strike ``$38,600,000'' and insert 
     ``$75,000,000''.
       On page 1019, strike line 17 and insert the following:
     under subsection (d)(2).
       ``(3) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $75,000,000 for 
     each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.''.
       On page 1022, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:
       (e) Mandatory Funding.--Section 9013 of the Farm Security 
     and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8113) is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(f) Mandatory Funding.--Of the funds of the Commodity 
     Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this 
     section $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 
     2018.''.
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  SA 967. Mr. CORKER (for himself and Mr. Manchin) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which

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was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1022, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 90__. DOWNWARD ADJUSTMENT OF RENEWABLE FUEL VOLUME.

       Section 211(o)(7)(D)(i) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
     7545(o)(7)(D)(i)) is amended in the second sentence--
       (1) by striking ``may also'' and inserting ``shall''; and
       (2) by striking ``or a lesser''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 968. Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. 
Brown, Mr. Enzi, 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 159, lines 23 and 24, strike ``Peanuts and Other''.
       On page 160, beginning on line 3, strike ``for--'' and all 
     that follows through ``1 or more other'' on line 5 and insert 
     ``for 1 or more''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 969. Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself and 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 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12__. SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR COMPETITION MATTERS.

       Subtitle I of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization 
     Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 7005) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 286. OFFICE OF COMPETITION AND FAIR PRACTICES.

       ``(a) In General.--There is established within the 
     Department of Agriculture the Office of Competition and Fair 
     Practices, headed by a Special Counsel for Competition 
     Matters.
       ``(b) Duties.--The Special Counsel shall--
       ``(1) analyze mergers within the food and agricultural 
     sectors, in consultation with the Chief Economist of the 
     Department of Agriculture, the Assistant Attorney General in 
     charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of 
     Justice, and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission; 
     and
       ``(2) investigate and prosecute violations of the Packers 
     and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.).
       ``(c) Authorization for Additional Staff and Funding.--
       ``(1) Additional staff.--The Special Counsel shall hire 
     sufficient employees (including antitrust and litigation 
     attorneys, economists, and investigators) to appropriately 
     carry out the responsibilities of the Office of Competition 
     and Fair Practices under this Act.
       ``(2) Authorization.--There are authorized to be 
     appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out 
     paragraph (1).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 970. Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself, Mr. Donnelly, 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 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 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.) or any 
     other law, including--
       (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; or
       (B) the authority of any State agency to collect 
     information on livestock operations.
       (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).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 971. 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:

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

     SEC. 122______. ANNUAL REPORT ON AGRICULTURAL CONSOLIDATION.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Market size.--The term ``market size'' includes the 
     volume of the appropriate unit measurement of--
       (A) slaughter volume (in head);
       (B) purchasing volume (in bushels or hundredweight);
       (C) processing volume (in metric tons or millions of 
     pounds); and
       (D) sales (in millions of pounds or dollars).
       (2) NAICS code.--The term ``NAICS code'' means the 
     appropriate code of the North American Industrial 
     Classification System, including any subset of the code.
       (3) National market share.--The term ``national market 
     share'', in terms of the appropriate agricultural sector or 
     subsector, means total national sales and purchases of 
     agricultural and food products.
       (4) Parent company.--The term ``parent company'' includes 
     all subsidiaries and joint ventures of the parent company.
       (b) Annual Reports.--Not later than June 31, 2014, and each 
     June 31 thereafter, 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 an annual report that includes statistics related to 
     the 4 largest firms in each of the agricultural sectors and 
     subsectors described in subsection (c).
       (c) Contents.--Each report under subsection (b) shall 
     include, with respect to the prior calendar year, the parent 
     company name, national market size, and national market share 
     of the 4 largest firms in the following sectors and 
     subsectors:
       (1) Beef slaughter and packing (NAICS code 311611 for 
     plants that solely slaughter beef cattle).
       (2) Hog slaughter and packing (NAICS code 311611 for plants 
     that solely slaughter hogs).
       (3) Pork processing (NAICS code 311612 for plants that 
     solely process swine meat).
       (4) Broiler slaughter and processing (NAICS code 311615 for 
     plants that solely slaughter and process broiler chickens for 
     meat).
       (5) Turkey slaughter and processing (NAICS code 311615 for 
     plants that solely slaughter and process turkeys).
       (6) Fluid milk processing (NAICS code 311511).
       (7) Fluid milk handling (NAICS code 484220 for milk hauling 
     and NAICS code 424430 for milk, fluid (except canned), 
     merchant wholesalers).
       (8) Grain and oilseed handling (NAICS code 424510 for grain 
     elevators merchant wholesalers grain and soybeans merchant 
     wholesalers).
       (9) Wet corn milling (NAICS code 311221).
       (10) Soybean crushing (NAICS code 311222).
       (11) Wheat flour milling (NAICS code 311211).
       (12) Ethanol production (fuel ethanol, wet mill process 
     NAICS code 32519301).
       (13) Commodity seed manufacturing and trait ownership for 
     corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton, including--
       (A) seed manufacturing (NAICS code 115114 for seed 
     processing, post-harvest for propagation); and
       (B) seed trait licensing (biotechnology research and 
     development laboratories or services in agriculture NAICS 
     code 541711 and agriculture research and development 
     laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and 
     development) NAICS code 541712).
       (14) Fertilizer manufacturers, including--
       (A) phosphatic fertilizer manufacturing (NAICS code 
     325312); and

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       (B) nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing (NAICS code 
     325311).
       (15) Herbicide manufacturers (NAICS code 325320).
       (16) Frozen fruit and vegetable manufacturers (NAICS code 
     311411).
       (17) Canned fruit and vegetable manufacturers (NAICS code 
     311421).
       (18) Grocery retailers (NAICS code 445110).
       (19) Hog stations or hog merchant wholesalers (NAICS code 
     424520 for firms that solely buy and sell hogs).
       (20) Cattle sale barns or merchant wholesalers (NAICS code 
     424520 for firms that solely buy and sell cattle).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 972. 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 934, strike lines 5 through 12, and insert the 
     following:
       (1) in subsection (a), by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(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) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)(iii), by striking ``conventional 
     breeding, including cultivar and breed development,'' and 
     inserting ``public cultivar development through conventional 
     breeding with no requirement or preference for the use of 
     marker-assisted or genomic selection methods, including''; 
     and
       (ii) in subparagraph (B)(iv), by striking ``conventional 
     breeding, including breed development,'' and inserting 
     ``public breed development through conventional breeding with 
     no requirement or preference for the use of marker-assisted 
     or genomic selection methods, including'';
       (B) in paragraph (4)(A), by inserting ``, including by 
     conducting each fiscal year at least 1 separate request for 
     applications for grants for research on public cultivar 
     development through conventional breeding as described in 
     paragraph (2)'' before the semicolon at the end; and
       (C) in paragraph (11)(A)--
       (i) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking 
     ``2012'' and inserting ``2018''; and
       (ii) in clause (i), by striking ``integrated research'' and 
     all that follows through ``; and'' and inserting ``integrated 
     research, extension, and education activities; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 973. 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 177, strike line 15 and insert the following:
     during each fiscal year.
       ``(3) Reservation.--Effective beginning in fiscal year 
     2015, the Secretary, to the maximum extent feasible, shall 
     manage the conservation reserve to ensure that, on an annual 
     basis, not less than 20.5 percent of land maintained in the 
     program shall be--
       ``(A) described in subparagraphs (B) through (F) of 
     subsection (b)(4); and
       ``(B) enrolled under--
       ``(i) the special conservation reserve enhancement program 
     authority under section 1234(f)(4); or
       ``(ii) the pilot program for the enrollment of wetland and 
     buffer acreage under section 1231B.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 974. 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 or clinic; 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.
       (b) Program.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     on the request of a Governor of a State, the Secretary shall 
     allow the donation to and serving of traditional food through 
     a food service program at a public facility or a nonprofit 
     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.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 975. Ms. HIRONO (for herself and Mr. Schatz) 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 902, line 13, strike ``subsections (j) and (k)'' 
     and insert ``subsections (k) and (l)''.
       On page 918, strike line 7 and insert the following:
     ``2014 through 2018.
       ``(j) Coffee Plant Health Initiative.--
       ``(1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a 
     coffee plant health initiative to address the critical needs 
     of the coffee industry by--
       ``(A) developing and disseminating science-based tools and 
     treatments to combat the coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus 
     hampei); and
       ``(B) establishing an area-wide integrated pest management 
     program in areas affected by or areas at risk of being 
     affected by the coffee berry borer.
       ``(2) Eligible entities.--The Secretary may carry out the 
     coffee plant health initiative through--
       ``(A) Federal agencies, including the Agricultural Research 
     Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture;
       ``(B) National Laboratories;
       ``(C) institutions of higher education;
       ``(D) research institutions or organizations;
       ``(E) private organizations or corporations;
       ``(F) State agricultural experiment stations;
       ``(G) individuals; or
       ``(H) groups consisting of 2 or more entities or 
     individuals described in subparagraphs (A) through (G).
       ``(3) Project grants and cooperative agreements.--In 
     carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall--
       ``(A) enter into cooperative agreements with eligible 
     entities, as appropriate; and
       ``(B) award grants on a competitive basis.
       ``(4) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $2,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.'';
       On page 918, line 8, strike ``subsection (j)'' and insert 
     ``subsection (k)''.
       On page 918, line 11, strike ``subsection (k)'' and insert 
     ``subsection (l)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 976. Mr. REED (for himself and Mr. Harkin) 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 title XII, add the following:

               Subtitle D--Student Loan Affordability Act

     SEC. 12301. SHORT TITLE.

       This subtitle may be cited as the ``Student Loan 
     Affordability Act''.

     SEC. 12302. INTEREST RATE EXTENSION.

       Section 455(b)(7)(D) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
     (20 U.S.C. 1087e(b)(7)(D)) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``and 
     before July 1, 2013,'' and inserting ``and before July 1, 
     2015,''; and
       (2) in clause (v), by striking ``and before July 1, 2013,'' 
     and inserting ``and before July 1, 2015,''.

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     SEC. 12303. MODIFICATIONS OF REQUIRED DISTRIBUTION RULES FOR 
                   PENSION PLANS.

       (a) In General.--Section 401(a)(9)(B) of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:
       ``(B) Required distributions where employee dies before 
     entire interest is distributed.--
       ``(i) 5-year general rule.--A trust shall not constitute a 
     qualified trust under this section unless the plan provides 
     that, if an employee dies before the distribution of the 
     employee's interest (whether or not such distribution has 
     begun in accordance with subparagraph (A)), the entire 
     interest of the employee will be distributed within 5 years 
     after the death of such employee.
       ``(ii) Exception for eligible designated beneficiaries.--
     If--

       ``(I) any portion of the employee's interest is payable to 
     (or for the benefit of) an eligible designated beneficiary,
       ``(II) such portion will be distributed (in accordance with 
     regulations) over the life of such eligible designated 
     beneficiary (or over a period not extending beyond the life 
     expectancy of such beneficiary), and
       ``(III) such distributions begin not later than 1 year 
     after the date of the employee's death or such later date as 
     the Secretary may by regulations prescribe,

     then, for purposes of clause (i) and except as provided in 
     clause (iv) or subparagraph (E)(iii), the portion referred to 
     in subclause (I) shall be treated as distributed on the date 
     on which such distributions begin.
       ``(iii) Special rule for surviving spouse of employee.--If 
     the eligible designated beneficiary referred to in clause 
     (ii)(I) is the surviving spouse of the employee--

       ``(I) the date on which the distributions are required to 
     begin under clause (ii)(III) shall not be earlier than the 
     date on which the employee would have attained age 70\1/2\, 
     and
       ``(II) if the surviving spouse dies before the 
     distributions to such spouse begin, this subparagraph shall 
     be applied as if the surviving spouse were the employee.

       ``(iv) Rules upon death of eligible designated 
     beneficiary.--If an eligible designated beneficiary dies 
     before the portion of an employee's interest described in 
     clause (ii) is entirely distributed, clause (ii) shall not 
     apply to any beneficiary of such eligible designated 
     beneficiary and the remainder of such portion shall be 
     distributed within 5 years after the death of such 
     beneficiary.''.
       (b) Definition of Eligible Designated Beneficiary.--Section 
     401(a)(9)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended 
     to read as follows:
       ``(E) Definitions and rules relating to designated 
     beneficiary.--For purposes of this paragraph--
       ``(i) Designated beneficiary.--The term `designated 
     beneficiary' means any individual designated as a beneficiary 
     by the employee.
       ``(ii) Eligible designated beneficiary.--The term `eligible 
     designated beneficiary' means, with respect to any employee, 
     any designated beneficiary who, as of the date of death of 
     the employee, is--

       ``(I) the surviving spouse of the employee,
       ``(II) subject to clause (iii), a child of the employee who 
     has not reached majority (within the meaning of subparagraph 
     (F)),
       ``(III) disabled (within the meaning of section 72(m)(7)),
       ``(IV) a chronically ill individual (within the meaning of 
     section 7702B(c)(2), except that the requirements of 
     subparagraph (A)(i) thereof shall only be treated as met if 
     there is a certification that, as of such date, the period of 
     inability described in such subparagraph with respect to the 
     individual is an indefinite one that is reasonably expected 
     to be lengthy in nature), or
       ``(V) an individual not described in any of the preceding 
     subparagraphs who is not more than 10 years younger than the 
     employee.

       ``(iii) Special rule for children.--Subject to subparagraph 
     (F), an individual described in clause (ii)(II) shall cease 
     to be an eligible designated beneficiary as of the date the 
     individual reaches majority and the requirement of 
     subparagraph (B)(i) shall not be treated as met with respect 
     to any remaining portion of an employee's interest payable to 
     the individual unless such portion is distributed within 5 
     years after such date.''.
       (c) Required Beginning Date.--Section 401(a)(9)(C) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end 
     the following new clause:
       ``(v) Employees becoming 5-percent owners after age 70\1/
     2\.--If an employee becomes a 5-percent owner (as defined in 
     section 416) with respect to a plan year ending in a calendar 
     year after the calendar year in which the employee attains 
     age 70\1/2\, then clause (i)(II) shall be applied by 
     substituting the calendar year in which the employee became 
     such an owner for the calendar year in which the employee 
     retires.''.
       (d) Effective Dates.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in this subsection, the 
     amendments made by this section shall apply to distributions 
     with respect to employees who die after December 31, 2013.
       (2) Required beginning date.--
       (A) In general.--The amendment made by subsection (c) shall 
     apply to employees becoming a 5-percent owner with respect to 
     plan years ending in calendar years beginning before, on, or 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (B) Special rule.--If--
       (i) an employee became a 5-percent owner with respect to a 
     plan year ending in a calendar year which began before 
     January 1, 2013, and
       (ii) the employee has not retired before calendar year 
     2014,

     such employee shall be treated as having become a 5-percent 
     owner with respect to a plan year ending in 2013 for purposes 
     of applying section 401(a)(9)(C)(v) of the Internal Revenue 
     Code of 1986 (as added by the amendment made by subsection 
     (c)).
       (3) Exception for certain beneficiaries.--If a designated 
     beneficiary of an employee who dies before January 1, 2014, 
     dies after December 31, 2013--
       (A) the amendments made by this section shall apply to any 
     beneficiary of such designated beneficiary, and
       (B) the designated beneficiary shall be treated as an 
     eligible designated beneficiary for purposes of applying 
     section 401(a)(9)(B)(iv) of such Code (as in effect after the 
     amendments made by this section).
       (4) Exception for certain existing annuity contracts.--
       (A) In general.--The amendments made by this section shall 
     not apply to a qualified annuity which is a binding annuity 
     contract in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act 
     and at all times thereafter.
       (B) Qualified annuity contract.--For purposes of this 
     paragraph, the term ``qualified annuity'' means, with respect 
     to an employee, an annuity--
       (i) which is a commercial annuity (as defined in section 
     3405(e)(6) of such Code) or payable by a defined benefit 
     plan,
       (ii) under which the annuity payments are substantially 
     equal periodic payments (not less frequently than annually) 
     over the lives of such employee and a designated beneficiary 
     (or over a period not extending beyond the life expectancy of 
     such employee or the life expectancy of such employee and a 
     designated beneficiary) in accordance with the regulations 
     described in section 401(a)(9)(A)(ii) of such Code (as in 
     effect before such amendments) and which meets the other 
     requirements of this section 401(a)(9) of such Code (as so in 
     effect) with respect to such payments, and
       (iii) with respect to which--

       (I) annuity payments to the employee have begun before 
     January 1, 2014, and the employee has made an irrevocable 
     election before such date as to the method and amount of the 
     annuity payments to the employee or any designated 
     beneficiaries, or
       (II) if subclause (I) does not apply, the employee has made 
     an irrevocable election before the date of the enactment of 
     this Act as to the method and amount of the annuity payments 
     to the employee or any designated beneficiaries.

     SEC. 12304. LIMITATION ON EARNINGS STRIPPING BY EXPATRIATED 
                   ENTITIES.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (j) of section 163 of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (9) as paragraph (10), and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (8) the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(9) Special rules for expatriated entities.--
       ``(A) In general.--In the case of a corporation to which 
     this subsection applies which is an expatriated entity, this 
     subsection shall apply to such corporation with the following 
     modifications:
       ``(i) Paragraph (2)(A) shall be applied without regard to 
     clause (ii) thereof.
       ``(ii) Paragraph (1)(B) shall be applied--

       ``(I) without regard to the parenthetical, and
       ``(II) by substituting `in the 1st succeeding taxable year 
     and in the 2nd through 10th succeeding taxable years to the 
     extent not previously taken into account under this 
     subparagraph' for `in the succeeding taxable year'.

       ``(iii) Paragraph (2)(B) shall be applied--

       ``(I) without regard to clauses (ii) and (iii), and
       ``(II) by substituting `25 percent of the adjusted taxable 
     income of the corporation for such taxable year' for the 
     matter of clause (i)(II) thereof.

       ``(B) Expatriated entity.--For purposes of this paragraph--
       ``(i) In general.--With respect to a corporation and a 
     taxable year, the term `expatriated entity' has the meaning 
     given such term by section 7874(a)(2), determined as if such 
     section and the regulations under such section as in effect 
     on the first day of such taxable year applied to all taxable 
     years of the corporation beginning after July 10, 1989.
       ``(ii) Exception for surrogates treated as a domestic 
     corporation.--The term `expatriated entity' does not include 
     a surrogate foreign corporation which is treated as a 
     domestic corporation by reason of section 7874(b).''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 12305. MODIFICATIONS RELATED TO THE OIL SPILL LIABILITY 
                   TRUST FUND.

       (a) Definition of Crude Oil.--Paragraph (1) of section 
     4612(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to 
     read as follows:
       ``(1) Crude oil.--The term `crude oil' includes crude oil 
     condensates, natural gasoline, any bitumen or bituminous 
     mixture, and any oil derived from a bitumen or bituminous 
     mixture.''.
       (b) Removing Restrictions Relating to Oil Wells and 
     Extraction Methods.--Paragraph (2) of section 4612(a) of the 
     Internal

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     Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``from a well 
     located''.
       (c) Permanent Extension of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund 
     Financing Rate.--Section 4611(f) is amended by striking 
     subsection (f).
       (d) Clerical Amendment.--Subclause (I) of section 
     4612(e)(2)(B)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is 
     amended by striking ``tranferred'' and inserting 
     ``transferred''.
       (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections (a) 
     and (b) shall apply to crude oil and petroleum products 
     received or entered during calendar quarters beginning more 
     than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 12306. RESERVING RESULTING SURPLUSES FOR DEFICIT 
                   REDUCTION.

       (a) Paygo Scorecard.--The budgetary effects of this Act 
     shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard maintained 
     pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act 
     of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(d)).
       (b) Senate Paygo Scorecard.--The budgetary effects of this 
     Act shall not be entered on any PAYGO scorecard maintained 
     for purposes of section 201 of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th 
     Congress).
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  SA 977. 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 914, between lines 13 and 14, insert the following:
       ``(i) Soil Amendment Study.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall conduct a study to 
     assess which types of, and which practices associated with 
     the use of, fertilizers, biostimulants, and soil amendments 
     best achieve the goals described in paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Goals.--The goals referred to in paragraph (1) are--
       ``(A) increasing organic matter content;
       ``(B) reducing atmospheric volatilization;
       ``(C) limiting or eliminating runoff or leaching into 
     groundwater or other water sources; and
       ``(D) restoring beneficial bioactivity or healthy nutrients 
     to the soil.
       ``(3) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     receipt of funds to carry out this subsection, the Secretary 
     shall make publicly available and 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--
       ``(A) describes the results of the study; and
       ``(B) identifies the types of, and practices using, 
     fertilizers, biostimulants, and soil amendments that best 
     achieve the goals identified in paragraph (2).''.
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  SA 978. Mr. MERKLEY (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. 
Begich, Mr. Heinrich, and Mrs. Boxer) 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. 12___. PLANT PROTECTION ACT.

       Division A of the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
     Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) is amended by 
     striking section 735 (127 Stat. 231).
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  SA 979. 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 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. STUDY ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF EXTREME WEATHER 
                   EVENTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

       (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall conduct a study of 
     the economic impacts of extreme weather events and climate 
     change on agriculture in the United States.
       (b) Requirements.--The study under subsection (a) shall--
       (1) consider the economic impacts of extreme weather events 
     and climate change during, as the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate--
       (A) the initial short-term period beginning on the date of 
     enactment of this Act; and
       (B) a subsequent long-term period;
       (2) include an analysis of the impacts of extreme weather 
     events and climate change on--
       (A) dairy, grain, meat and poultry, specialty crops (such 
     as fruits, vegetables, wine, and maple syrup), forestry and 
     forest products, and other agricultural products; and
       (B) rural economies, including tourism and the ski 
     industry; and
       (3) use a range of sources for purposes of analyzing the 
     economic impacts, including observations from, and the 
     experience of, agriculture producers.
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  SA 980. 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 396, strike lines 8 through 12, and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 4202. SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Section 4402(a) of the Farm Security and 
     Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007(a)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``$20,600,000'' and inserting 
     ``$25,000,000''; and
       (2) by striking ``2012'' and inserting ``2018''.
       (b) Offset.--Out of any unobligated amounts that remain 
     available to the Secretary under section 32 of the Act of 
     August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), the Secretary shall use to 
     carry out the program under section 4402 of the Farm Security 
     and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007) not more 
     than $22,000,000 for fiscal years 2013 through 2018.
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  SA 981. Mr. ENZI 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, add the following:

     SEC. 121__. ALTERNATIVE MARKETING ARRANGEMENTS.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 221 of the Agricultural Marketing 
     Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1635d) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (8) as 
     paragraphs (2) through (9), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting before paragraph (2) (as so redesignated) 
     the following:
       ``(1) Alternative marketing arrangement.--The term 
     `alternative marketing arrangement' means the advance 
     commitment of cattle for slaughter by any means--
       ``(A) other than a negotiated purchase or forward contract; 
     and
       ``(B) that does not use a method for calculating price in 
     which the price is determined at a future date.''.
       (b) Mandatory Reporting for Live Cattle.--Section 222(d)(1) 
     of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 
     1635e(d)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(F) The quantity of cattle delivered under an alternative 
     marketing arrangement that were slaughtered.''.
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  SA 982. Mr. ENZI (for himself, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, and 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 1084, strikes line 20 through 22 and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 11____. PACKERS AND POULTRY.

       (a) Limitation on Use of Anti-competitive Forward 
     Contracts.--
       (1) In general.--Section 202 of the Packers and Stockyards 
     Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 192), is amended--
       (A) in subsection (g), by striking ``or (e)'' and inserting 
     ``(e), or (f)'';
       (B) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsection 
     (g) and (h), respectively;
       (C) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:
       ``(f)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), use, in 
     effectuating any sale of livestock, a forward contract that--
       ``(A) does not contain a firm base price that may be 
     equated to a fixed dollar amount on the day on which the 
     forward contract is entered into; or
       ``(B) is based on a formula price.
       ``(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to--
       ``(A) a cooperative or entity owned by a cooperative, if a 
     majority of the ownership interest in the cooperative is held 
     by active cooperative members that--
       ``(B) own, feed, or control livestock; and
       ``(C) provide the livestock to the cooperative for 
     slaughter;
       ``(D) a packer that is not required to report to the 
     Secretary on each reporting day (as defined in section 212 of 
     the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1635a)) 
     information on the price and quantity of livestock purchased 
     by the packer; or
       ``(E) a packer that owns 1 livestock processing plant.''.
       (2) Definitions.--Section 2(a) of the Packers and 
     Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 182(a)) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:
       ``(15) Firm base price.--The term `firm base price' means a 
     transaction using a reference price from an external source.
       ``(16) Formula price.--
       ``(A) In general.--The term `formula price' means any price 
     term that establishes a base from which a purchase price is 
     calculated on the basis of a price that will not be 
     determined or reported until a date after the day the forward 
     price is established.
       ``(B) Exclusion.--The term `formula price' does not 
     include--
       ``(i) any price term that establishes a base from which a 
     purchase price is calculated on the basis of a futures market 
     price; or
       ``(ii) any adjustment to the base for quality, grade, or 
     other factors relating to the value of livestock or livestock 
     products that are readily verifiable market factors and are 
     outside the control of the packer.
       ``(17) Forward contract.--The term `forward contract' means 
     an oral or written contract for the purchase of livestock 
     that provides for the delivery of the livestock to a

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     packer at a date that is more than 7 days after the date on 
     which the contract is entered into, without regard to whether 
     the contract is for--
       ``(A) a specified lot of livestock; or
       ``(B) a specified number of livestock over a certain period 
     of time.''.
       (b) Poultry Business Disruption Insurance Policy and 
     Catastrophic Disease Program.--Section 522(c) of the Federal 
     Crop Insurance Act (7
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  SA 983. Mr. ENZI 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 134, line 13, before the period insert ``using the 
     weekly price reports of the Agricultural Marketing Service''.
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  SA 984. Mrs. FISCHER (for herself, Mr. Carper, 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:

       On page 1050, after line 23, add the following:

     SEC. 10013. IMPORTATION OF SEED.

       Section 17(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
     Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136o(c)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Importation of seed.--For purposes of this 
     subsection, seed, including treated seed, shall not be 
     considered to be a pesticide or device.
       ``(3) Applicability.--Nothing in this subsection precludes 
     or limits the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture with 
     respect to the importation or movement of plants, plant 
     products, or seeds under--
       ``(A) the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.); and
       ``(B) the Federal Seed Act (7 U.S.C. 1551 et seq.).''.
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  SA 985. Mr. THUNE (for himself, Mr. Grassley, 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:

       Beginning on page 38, strike line 3 and all that follows 
     through page 41, line 14, and insert the following:

     SEC. 1107. AVAILABILITY OF ADVERSE MARKET PAYMENTS.

       (a) Payment Required.--For each of the 2014 through 2018 
     crop years for rice and peanuts, the Secretary shall make 
     adverse market payments to producers on farms for which 
     payment yields and base acres are established with respect to 
     the rice and peanuts if the Secretary determines that the 
     actual price for the rice or peanuts is less than the 
     reference price for the rice or peanuts.
       (b) Actual Price.--
       (1) Peanuts.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), for 
     purposes of subsection (a), the actual price for peanuts is 
     equal to the higher of the following:
       (A) The national average market price received by producers 
     during the 12-month marketing year for the peanuts as 
     determined by the Secretary.
       (B) The national average loan rate for a marketing 
     assistance loan for the peanuts in effect for the applicable 
     period under subtitle B.
       (2) Rice.--In the case of long grain rice and medium grain 
     rice, for purposes of subsection (a), the actual price for 
     each type or class of rice is equal to the higher of the 
     following:
       (A) The national average market price received by producers 
     during the 12-month marketing year for the type or class of 
     rice, as determined by the Secretary.
       (B) The national average loan rate for a marketing 
     assistance loan for the type or class of rice in effect for 
     the applicable period under subtitle B.
       (c) Reference Price.--The reference price shall be--
       (1) in the case of long and medium grain rice, $13.30 per 
     hundredweight; and
       (2) in the case of peanuts, $523.77 per ton.
       (d) Payment Rate.--The payment rate used to make adverse 
     market payments with respect to rice and peanuts for a crop 
     year shall be equal to the amount that--
       (1) the reference price under subsection (c) for the rice 
     or peanuts; exceeds
       (2) the actual price determined under subsection (b) for 
     the rice or peanuts.
       (e) Payment Amount.--If adverse market payments are 
     required to be paid under this section for any of the 2014 
     through 2018 crop years of rice or peanuts, the amount of the 
     adverse market payment to be paid to the producers on a farm 
     for that crop year shall be equal to the product of the 
     following:
       (1) The payment rate specified in subsection (d).
       (2) The payment acres of the rice or peanuts on the farm.
       (3) The payment yield for the rice or peanuts for the farm.
       (f) Time for Payments.--If the Secretary determines under 
     subsection (a) that adverse market payments are required to 
     be made under this section for the crop of rice or peanuts, 
     beginning October 1, or as soon as practicable thereafter, 
     after the end of the applicable marketing year for the rice 
     or peanuts, the Secretary shall make the adverse market 
     payments for the crop.
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  SA 986. Mr. CASEY (for himself and Mr. Harkin) 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 447, strike line 10 and all that follows 
     through page 460, line 18, and insert the following:
       ``(2) Exceptions.--In this subsection, the term `direct 
     operating loan' does not include--
       ``(A) a loan made to a youth under subsection (d); or
       ``(B) a microloan made to a beginning farmer or rancher or 
     a veteran farmer or rancher (as defined in section 2501(e) of 
     the Food Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 
     U.S.C. 2279(e)).
       ``(3) Waivers.--
       ``(A) Farm operations on tribal land.--The Secretary shall 
     waive the limitation under paragraph (1)(C) for a direct loan 
     made under this chapter to a farmer whose farm land is 
     subject to the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe and whose loan 
     is secured by 1 or more security instruments that are subject 
     to the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe if the Secretary 
     determines that commercial credit is not generally available 
     for such farm operations.
       ``(B) Other farm operations.--On a case-by-case 
     determination not subject to administrative appeal, the 
     Secretary may grant a borrower a waiver, 1 time only for a 
     period of 2 years, of the limitation under paragraph (1)(C) 
     for a direct operating loan if the borrower demonstrates to 
     the satisfaction of the Secretary that--
       ``(i) the borrower has a viable farm operation;
       ``(ii) the borrower applied for commercial credit from at 
     least 2 commercial lenders;
       ``(iii) the borrower was unable to obtain a commercial loan 
     (including a loan guaranteed by the Secretary); and
       ``(iv) the borrower successfully has completed, or will 
     complete within 1 year, borrower training under section 3419 
     (from which requirement the Secretary shall not grant a 
     waiver under section 3419(f)).
       ``(d) Youth Loans.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), except 
     for citizenship and credit requirements, a loan may be made 
     under this chapter to a youth who is a rural resident to 
     enable the youth to operate an enterprise in connection with 
     the participation in a youth organization, as determined by 
     the Secretary.
       ``(2) Full personal liability.--A youth receiving a loan 
     under this subsection who executes a promissory note for the 
     loan shall incur full personal liability for the indebtedness 
     evidenced by the note, in accordance with the terms of the 
     note, free of any disability of minority.
       ``(3) Cosigner.--The Secretary may accept the personal 
     liability of a cosigner of a promissory note for a loan under 
     this subsection, in addition to the personal liability of the 
     youth borrower.
       ``(4) Youth enterprises not farming.--The operation of an 
     enterprise by a youth under this subsection shall not be 
     considered the operation of a farm under this subtitle.
       ``(5) Relation to other loan programs.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, if a borrower becomes delinquent with 
     respect to a youth loan made under this subsection, the 
     borrower shall not become ineligible, as a result of the 
     delinquency, to receive loans and loan guarantees from the 
     Federal government to pay for education expenses of the 
     borrower.
       ``(e) Pilot Loan Program To Support Healthy Foods for the 
     Hungry.--
       ``(1) Definition of gleaner.--In this subsection, the term 
     `gleaner' means an entity that--
       ``(A) collects edible, surplus food that would be thrown 
     away and distributes the food to agencies or nonprofit 
     organizations that feed the hungry; or
       ``(B) harvests for free distribution to the needy, or for 
     donation to agencies or nonprofit organizations for ultimate 
     distribution to the needy, an agricultural crop that has been 
     donated by the owner of the crop.
       ``(2) Program.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall establish, 
     within the operating loan program established under this 
     chapter, a pilot program under which the Secretary makes 
     loans available to eligible entities to assist the entities 
     in providing food to the hungry.
       ``(3) Eligibility.--In addition to any other person 
     eligible under the terms and conditions of the operating loan 
     program established under this chapter, gleaners shall be 
     eligible to receive loans under this subsection.
       ``(4) Loan amount.--
       ``(A) In general.--Each loan issued under the program shall 
     be in an amount of not less than $500 and not more than 
     $5,000.
       ``(B) Redistribution.--If the eligible recipients in a 
     State do not use the full allocation of loans that are 
     available to eligible recipients in the State under this 
     subsection, the Secretary may use any unused amounts to make 
     loans available to eligible entities

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     in other States in accordance with this subsection.
       ``(5) Loan processing.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall process any loan 
     application submitted under the program not later than 30 
     days after the date on which the application was submitted.
       ``(B) Expediting applications.--The Secretary shall take 
     any measure the Secretary determines necessary to expedite 
     any application submitted under the program.
       ``(6) Paperwork reduction.--The Secretary shall take 
     measures to reduce any paperwork requirements for loans under 
     the program.
       ``(7) Program integrity.--The Secretary shall take such 
     actions as are necessary to ensure the integrity of the 
     program established under this subsection.
       ``(8) Maximum amount.--Of funds that are made available to 
     carry out this chapter, the Secretary shall use to carry out 
     this subsection a total amount of not more than $500,000.
       ``(9) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the maximum 
     amount of funds are used to carry out this subsection under 
     paragraph (8), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a 
     report that describes the results of the pilot program and 
     the feasibility of expanding the program.

     ``SEC. 3202. PURPOSES OF LOANS.

       ``(a) Direct Loans.--A direct loan (including a microloan 
     as defined by the Secretary) may be made under this chapter 
     only--
       ``(1) to pay the costs incident to reorganizing a farm for 
     more profitable operation;
       ``(2) to purchase livestock, poultry, or farm equipment;
       ``(3) to purchase feed, seed, fertilizer, insecticide, or 
     farm supplies, or to meet other essential farm operating 
     expenses, including cash rent;
       ``(4) to finance land or water development, use, or 
     conservation;
       ``(5) to pay loan closing costs;
       ``(6) to assist a farmer in changing the equipment, 
     facilities, or methods of operation of a farm to comply with 
     a standard promulgated under section 6 of the Occupational 
     Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655) or a standard 
     adopted by a State under a plan approved under section 18 of 
     that Act (29 U.S.C. 667), if the Secretary determines that 
     without assistance under this paragraph the farmer is likely 
     to suffer substantial economic injury in complying with the 
     standard;
       ``(7) to train a limited-resource borrower receiving a loan 
     under section 3106 in maintaining records of farming 
     operations;
       ``(8) to train a borrower under section 3419;
       ``(9) to refinance the indebtedness of a borrower, if the 
     borrower--
       ``(A) has refinanced a loan under this chapter not more 
     than 4 times previously; and
       ``(B)(i) is a direct loan borrower under this subtitle at 
     the time of the refinancing and has suffered a qualifying 
     loss because of a natural or major disaster or emergency; or
       ``(ii) is refinancing a debt obtained from a creditor other 
     than the Secretary;
       ``(10) to provide other farm or home needs, including 
     family subsistence; or
       ``(11) to assist a farmer in the production of a locally or 
     regionally produced agricultural food product (as defined in 
     section 3601(e)(11)(A)), including to qualified producers 
     engaged in direct-to-consumer marketing, direct-to-
     institution marketing, or direct-to-store marketing, 
     business, or activities that produce a value-added 
     agricultural product (as defined in section 231(a) of the 
     Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (7 U.S.C. 
     1632a(a))).
       ``(b) Guaranteed Loans.--A loan may be guaranteed under 
     this chapter only--
       ``(1) to pay the costs incident to reorganizing a farm for 
     more profitable operation;
       ``(2) to purchase livestock, poultry, or farm equipment;
       ``(3) to purchase feed, seed, fertilizer, insecticide, or 
     farm supplies, or to meet other essential farm operating 
     expenses, including cash rent;
       ``(4) to finance land or water development, use, or 
     conservation;
       ``(5) to refinance indebtedness;
       ``(6) to pay loan closing costs;
       ``(7) to assist a farmer in changing the equipment, 
     facilities, or methods of operation of a farm to comply with 
     a standard promulgated under section 6 of the Occupational 
     Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655) or a standard 
     adopted by a State under a plan approved under section 18 of 
     that Act (29 U.S.C. 667), if the Secretary determines that 
     without assistance under this paragraph the farmer is likely 
     to suffer substantial economic injury due to compliance with 
     the standard;
       ``(8) to train a borrower under section 3419; or
       ``(9) to provide other farm or home needs, including family 
     subsistence.
       ``(c) Hazard Insurance Requirement.--The Secretary may not 
     make a loan to a farmer under this chapter unless the farmer 
     has, or agrees to obtain, hazard insurance on the property to 
     be acquired with the loan.
       ``(d) Private Reserve.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this title, the Secretary may reserve a portion of any loan 
     made under this chapter to be placed in an unsupervised bank 
     account that may be used at the discretion of the borrower 
     for the basic family needs of the borrower and the immediate 
     family of the borrower.
       ``(2) Limit on size of the reserve.--The size of the 
     reserve shall not exceed the lesser of--
       ``(A) 10 percent of the loan;
       ``(B) $5,000; or
       ``(C) the amount needed to provide for the basic family 
     needs of the borrower and the immediate family of the 
     borrower for 3 calendar months.
       ``(e) Loans to Local and Regional Food Producers.--
       ``(1) Training.--The Secretary shall ensure that loan 
     officers processing loans under subsection (a)(11) receive 
     appropriate training to serve borrowers and potential 
     borrowers engaged in local and regional food production.
       ``(2) Valuation.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall develop ways to 
     determine unit prices (or other appropriate forms of 
     valuation) for crops and other agricultural products, the end 
     use of which is intended to be in locally or regionally 
     produced agricultural food products, to facilitate lending to 
     local and regional food producers.
       ``(B) Price history.--The Secretary shall implement a 
     mechanism for local and regional food producers to establish 
     price history for the crops and other agricultural products 
     produced by local and regional food producers.
       ``(3) Outreach.--The Secretary shall develop and implement 
     an outreach strategy to engage and provide loan services to 
     local and regional food producers.

     ``SEC. 3203. RESTRICTIONS ON LOANS.

       ``(a) Requirements.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (3), the 
     Secretary may not make or guarantee a loan under this 
     chapter--
       ``(A) that would cause the total principal indebtedness 
     outstanding at any 1 time for loans made under this chapter 
     to any 1 borrower to exceed--
       ``(i)(I) in the case of a loan made by the Secretary, 
     $300,000; or
       ``(II) in the case of a loan guaranteed by the Secretary, 
     $700,000 (as modified under paragraph (2)); or
       ``(B) for the purchasing or leasing of land other than for 
     cash rent, or for carrying on a land leasing or land 
     purchasing program.
       ``(2) Modification.--The amount specified in paragraph 
     (1)(A)(ii) shall be--
       ``(A) increased, beginning with fiscal year 2000, by the 
     inflation percentage applicable to the fiscal year in which 
     the loan is guaranteed; and
       ``(B) reduced by the unpaid indebtedness of the borrower on 
     loans under sections specified in section 3104 that are 
     guaranteed by the Secretary.
       ``(3) Microloans.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), the 
     Secretary may establish a program to make or guarantee 
     microloans.
       ``(B) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not make or 
     guarantee any microloan (as defined by the Secretary) under 
     this chapter--
       ``(i) for an amount that is greater than $35,000; or
       ``(ii) that would cause the total principal indebtedness 
     outstanding at any 1 time for microloans made under this 
     chapter to any 1 borrower to exceed $70,000.
       ``(C) Applications.--To the maximum extent practicable, the 
     Secretary shall limit the administrative burdens and 
     streamline the application and approval process for 
     microloans under this paragraph.
       ``(D) Cooperative lending projects.--
       ``(i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), the Secretary 
     may contract with community-based and nongovernmental 
     organizations, States, or other intermediaries, as the 
     Secretary determines appropriate--

       ``(I) to make or guarantee a microloan under this 
     paragraph; and
       ``(II) to provide business, financial, marketing, and 
     credit management services to borrowers.

       ``(ii) Requirements.--Before contracting with an entity 
     described in clause (i), the Secretary shall--

       ``(I) review and approve--

       ``(aa) the loan loss reserve fund for microloans 
     established by the entity; and
       ``(bb) the underwriting standards for microloans of the 
     entity; and

       ``(II) establish such other requirements for contracting 
     with the entity as the Secretary determines necessary.

       ``(iii) Revolving loan.--Under such conditions as the 
     Secretary may require, an entity described in clause (i) that 
     enters into a contract with the Secretary under this 
     subparagraph may elect to convert the loan loss reserve fund 
     for microloans established by the entity into a revolving 
     loan fund to carry out the purposes of this subparagraph.
       ``(b) Inflation Percentage.--For purposes of this section, 
     the inflation percentage applicable to a fiscal year is the 
     percentage (if any) by which--
       ``(1) the average of the Prices Paid By Farmers Index (as 
     compiled by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of 
     the Department) for the 12-month period ending on August 31 
     of the immediately preceding fiscal year; exceeds
       ``(2) the average of that index (as so defined) for the 12-
     month period ending on August 31, 1996.

     ``SEC. 3204. TERMS OF LOANS.

       ``(a) Personal Liability.--A borrower of a loan made under 
     this chapter shall secure the loan with the full personal 
     liability of

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     the borrower and such other security as the Secretary may 
     prescribe.
       ``(b) Interest Rates.--
       ``(1) Maximum rate.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and 
     (3), the interest rate on a loan made under this chapter 
     (other than a guaranteed loan) shall be determined by the 
     Secretary at a rate not to exceed the sum obtained by 
     adding--
       ``(i) the current average market yield on outstanding 
     marketable obligations of the United States with remaining 
     periods to maturity comparable to the average maturity of the 
     loan; and
       ``(ii) an additional charge not to exceed 1 percent, as 
     determined by the Secretary.
       ``(B) Adjustment.--The sum obtained under subparagraph (A) 
     shall be adjusted to the nearest \1/8\ of 1 percent.
       ``(2) Guaranteed loan.--The interest rate on a guaranteed 
     loan made under this chapter shall be such rate as may be 
     agreed on by the borrower and the lender, but may not exceed 
     any rate prescribed by the Secretary.
       ``(3) Low income loan.--The interest rate on a microloan to 
     a beginning farmer or rancher or a veteran farmer or rancher 
     (as defined in section 2501(e) of the Food Agriculture, 
     Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279(e)) or a 
     direct loan made under this chapter to a low-income, limited-
     resource borrower shall be determined by the Secretary at a 
     rate that is not--
       ``(A) greater than the sum obtained by adding--
       ``(i) an amount that does not exceed \1/2\ of the current 
     average market yield on outstanding marketable obligations of 
     the United States with a maturity of 5 years; and
       ``(ii) an amount not to exceed 1 percent per year, as the 
     Secretary determines is appropriate; or
       ``(B) less than 1.5 percent per year.
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  SA 987. Mr. MORAN 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:

       After section 11024, insert the following:

     SEC. 110__. ALFALFA CROP INSURANCE POLICY.

       Section 522(c) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1522(c)) (as amended by section 11024) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:
       ``(25) Alfalfa crop insurance policy.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Corporation shall offer to enter 
     into 1 or more contracts with qualified entities to carry out 
     research and development regarding a policy to insure 
     alfalfa.
       ``(B) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this paragraph, the Corporation shall submit to 
     the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives 
     and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of 
     the Senate a report that describes the results of the study 
     conducted under subparagraph (A).''.
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  SA 988. Mr. MORAN (for himself and Mr. King) 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 title XII, insert the following:

     SEC. 12___. TRANSPORT AND DISPENSING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES 
                   IN THE USUAL COURSE OF VETERINARY PRACTICE.

       Section 302(e) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 
     822(e)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(e)'' and inserting ``(e)(1)''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a registrant who is a 
     veterinarian shall not be required to have a separate 
     registration in order to transport and dispense controlled 
     substances in the usual course of veterinary practice at a 
     site other than the registrant's registered principal place 
     of business or professional practice, so long as the site of 
     dispensing is located in a State where the veterinarian is 
     licensed to practice veterinary medicine.''.
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  SA 989. 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:

       After section 4003, insert the following:

     SEC. 4004. WORKFARE REQUIREMENT WAIVER.

       Section 6(o)(4)(A) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2015(o)(4)(A)) is amended--
       (1) in clause (i), by striking ``or'' at end; and
       (2) by striking clause (ii) and inserting the following:
       ``(ii) is designated as a labor surplus area by the 
     Employment and Training Administration of the Department of 
     Labor;
       ``(iii) is determined by the Unemployment Insurance 
     Services of the Department of Labor as qualifying for 
     extended unemployment benefits; or
       ``(iv) has a 24-month average unemployment rate that is 20 
     percent above the national average for the same 24-month 
     period.''.
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  SA 990. 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 section 4010 and insert the following:

     SEC. 4010. QUALITY CONTROL.

       (a) In General.--Section 16(c) of the Food and Nutrition 
     Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2025(c)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in subparagraph (D)(i)(II), by inserting ``except as 
     provided in subparagraph (H),'' before ``require''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(H) States in liability status for a third consecutive 
     fiscal year.--
       ``(i) In general.--If a liability amount has been 
     established for a State agency under subparagraph (C) for 3 
     or more consecutive fiscal years, the Secretary shall require 
     the State to pay the entire liability amount for those fiscal 
     years.
       ``(ii) Alternatives to full payment not available.--
     Subparagraph (D) shall not apply to a State agency described 
     in clause (i).''; and
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (9) as paragraph (10); and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (8) the following:
       ``(9) Penalty for negative error rate.--
       ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph:
       ``(i) Affected state agency.--The term `affected State 
     agency' means a State agency that maintains, for 2 or more 
     consecutive fiscal years, a negative error rate that is more 
     than 50 percent higher than the national average negative 
     error rate, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(ii) Average negative error rate.--The term `average 
     negative error rate' means the product obtained by 
     multiplying--

       ``(I) the negative error rate of a State agency; and
       ``(II) the proportion of the total negative caseload of 
     that State agency for the fiscal year, as calculated under 
     the quality control sample at the time of the notifications 
     issued under subparagraph (C), as determined by the 
     Secretary.

       ``(iii) Negative error rate.--

       ``(I) In general.--The term `negative error rate' means, 
     for a State agency, the proportion that--

       ``(aa) the total number of actions erroneously taken by the 
     State agency to deny applications or suspend or terminate 
     benefits of a household participating in the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program established under this Act, as 
     determined by the Secretary, in that fiscal year; bears to
       ``(bb) the total number of actions taken by the State 
     agency to deny applications or suspend or terminate benefits 
     of households participating in the supplemental nutrition 
     assistance program established under this Act in that fiscal 
     year.

       ``(II) Exclusions.--The term `negative error rate' does not 
     include--

       ``(aa) an error resulting from the application of 
     regulations promulgated under this Act during the period--
       ``(AA) beginning on the date of enactment of this clause; 
     and
       ``(BB) ending on the date that is 121 days after the date 
     on which the regulation is implemented; and
       ``(bb) an error resulting from--
       ``(AA) the use by a State agency of correctly processed 
     information concerning households or individuals received 
     under a Federal program; or
       ``(BB) an action that is based on policy information that 
     is approved or disseminated, in writing, by the Secretary or 
     a designee of the Secretary.
       ``(B) Penalty amount.--For fiscal year 2012 and each 
     subsequent fiscal year, the amount of the penalty for an 
     affected State agency shall be equal to 5 percent of the 
     amount otherwise payable under subsection (a).
       ``(C) Information reporting by states.--
       ``(i) In general.--For each fiscal year, each State agency 
     shall expeditiously submit to the Secretary data concerning 
     the operations of the State agency sufficient for the 
     Secretary to establish the negative error rate and penalty 
     amount of the State agency.
       ``(ii) Relevant information.--The Secretary may require a 
     State agency to report any factors necessary to determine the 
     negative error rate of the State agency.
       ``(iii) Information not reported.--If a State agency fails 
     to report information required by the Secretary, the 
     Secretary may use any information, as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate, to establish the negative error rate of the 
     State agency for the applicable year.
       ``(iv) National average error rate.--If a State agency 
     fails to report information required by the Secretary, the 
     Secretary may use the national average negative error rate to 
     establish the negative error rate for the State agency.
       ``(D) Announcement of error rates.--
       ``(i) Case review.--Not later than May 31 of each fiscal 
     year, the case review and all arbitration of State-Federal 
     differences on negative error rates for the previous fiscal 
     year shall be completed.
       ``(ii) Determination and announcement.--Not later than June 
     30 of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall, for the previous 
     fiscal year--

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       ``(I) determine--

       ``(aa) final negative error rates;
       ``(bb) the national average negative error rate; and
       ``(cc) penalty amounts;

       ``(II) notify affected State agencies of the penalty 
     amounts;
       ``(III) provide a copy of the notification under subclause 
     (II) to the chief executive officer and the legislature of 
     the affected State; and
       ``(IV) establish a claim against the State agency for the 
     monetary penalty amount assessed against the State agency.

       ``(E) Review.--
       ``(i) In general.--For any fiscal year, if the Secretary 
     imposes a penalty amount against a State agency under 
     subparagraph (D)(ii), the following determinations of the 
     Secretary shall be subject to administrative and judicial 
     review:

       ``(I) The final negative error rate of the State agency.
       ``(II) A determination of the Secretary that the negative 
     error rate of the State agency exceeds 50 percent of the 
     national average negative error rate.
       ``(III) The monetary penalty amount assessed against the 
     State agency.

       ``(ii) Determination not reviewable.--The national average 
     negative error rate under this paragraph shall not be subject 
     to administrative or judicial review.
       ``(F) Payment of penalty amount.--
       ``(i) In general.--On completion of administrative and 
     judicial review under subparagraph (E), an affected State 
     agency shall pay to the Secretary the penalty amount 
     designated under subparagraph (D)(ii), subject to the 
     findings of the administrative or judicial review, not later 
     than September 30 of the fiscal year for which the claim has 
     been issued to the State agency.
       ``(ii) Alternative method of collection.--

       ``(I) In general.--If a State agency fails to make a 
     payment under clause (i) by September 30 of the fiscal year 
     for which the claim has been issued to the State agency, the 
     Secretary may reduce any amount due to the State agency under 
     any other provision of this Act by the amount of the monetary 
     penalty established under subparagraph (D)(ii).
       ``(II) Accrual of interest.--Interest on the amount owed 
     shall not accrue until after September 30 of the applicable 
     fiscal year.''.

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  SA 991. 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:

       In section 4016, strike ``Section 28(b)'' and inserting the 
     following:
       (1) In general.--Section 28(b)

       In section 4016, add at the end the following:
       (2) Funding.--Section 28 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036a) is amended by striking subsection (d) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(d) Funding.--
       ``(1) In general.--Of funds made available each fiscal year 
     under section 18(a)(1), the Secretary shall make available to 
     each State agency to carry out the nutrition education and 
     obesity prevention grant program under this section--
       ``(A) for fiscal year 2013, an amount equal to $5 per 
     individual in the State enrolled in the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program; and
       ``(B) for fiscal year 2014 and each subsequent fiscal year, 
     the applicable amount during the preceding fiscal year, as 
     adjusted to reflect any increases for the 12-month period 
     ending the preceding June 30 in the Consumer Price Index for 
     All Urban Consumers published by the Bureau of Labor 
     Statistics of the Department of Labor, per individual in the 
     State enrolled in the supplemental nutrition assistance 
     program.
       ``(2) Timing of determination.--At the end of each fiscal 
     year, the Secretary shall determine the total number of 
     individuals in each State enrolled in the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program so as to determine appropriate 
     funding levels for the coming fiscal year.''.
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  SA 992. Mr. FRANKEN 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 12 and 13, insert the following:

     SEC. 4001. ACCESS TO GROCERY DELIVERY FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS 
                   AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ELIGIBLE FOR 
                   SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE BENEFITS.

       (a) In General.--Section 3(p) of the Food and Nutrition Act 
     of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012(p)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
       ``(5) a public or private nonprofit food purchasing and 
     delivery service that--
       ``(A) purchases food for, and delivers the food to, 
     individuals who are--
       ``(i) unable to shop for food; and
       ``(ii)(I) not less than 60 years of age; or
       ``(II) individuals with disabilities;
       ``(B) clearly notifies the participating household at the 
     time the household places a food order--
       ``(i) of any delivery fee associated with the food purchase 
     and delivery provided to the household by the service; and
       ``(ii) that a delivery fee cannot be paid with benefits 
     provided under the supplemental nutrition assistance program; 
     and
       ``(C) sells food purchased for the household at the price 
     paid by the service for the food without any additional cost 
     markup.''.
       (b) Issuance of Regulations.--Not later than 1 year after 
     the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue 
     regulations that--
       (1) establish criteria to identify a food purchasing and 
     delivery service described in section 3(p)(5) of the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (as added by subsection (a)(3)); and
       (2) establish procedures to ensure that the service--
       (A) does not charge more for a food item than the price 
     paid by the service for the food item;
       (B) offers food delivery service at no or low cost to 
     households under that Act;
       (C) ensures that benefits provided under the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program are used only to purchase food, 
     as defined in section 3 of that Act (7 U.S.C. 2012);
       (D) limits the purchase of food, and the delivery of the 
     food, to households eligible to receive services described in 
     section 3(p)(5) of that Act (as added by subsection (a)(3));
       (E) has established adequate safeguards against fraudulent 
     activities, including unauthorized use of electronic benefit 
     cards issued under that Act; and
       (F) such other requirements as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate.
       (c) Limitation.--Before the issuance of regulations under 
     subsection (b), the Secretary may not approve more than 20 
     food purchasing and delivery services described in section 
     3(p)(5) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (as added by 
     subsection (a)(3)) to participate as retail food stores under 
     the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
       (d) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made 
     by this section take effect on the date that is 30 days after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act.
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  SA 993. Mr. ROCKEFELLER (for himself, Mr. Tester, and Mr. Johnson of 
South Dakota) 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___. UNLAWFUL RETALIATION.

       (a) In General.--Subtitle A of title II of the Packers and 
     Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 191 et seq.), is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 211. UNLAWFUL RETALIATION.

       ``(1) In general.--No packer, swine contractor, or live 
     poultry dealer shall take retaliatory action in response to 
     any lawful spoken or written expression, association, or 
     action of a livestock producer, swine production contract 
     grower, or poultry grower.
       ``(2) Types of lawful expression.--The lawful expression 
     referred to in paragraph (1) shall include communication with 
     officials of a Federal agency or Members of Congress.''.
       (b) Definition of Retaliatory Action.--Section 2(a) of the 
     Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 182(a)), is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(15) Retaliatory action.--The term `retaliatory action' 
     means coercion, intimidation, or any other action carried out 
     to achieve the disadvantage of any livestock producer, swine 
     production contract grower, or poultry grower in the 
     execution, termination, extension, or renewal of a contract 
     involving livestock or poultry.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--Section 411 of the Packers and 
     Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 228b-2) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), in the first sentence, by inserting 
     ``, section 211,'' after ``section 207''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by inserting 
     ``, section 211,'' after ``section 207''.
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  SA 994. Mr. VITTER (for himself and Mr. Cornyn) 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__. MINIMIZATION OF IMPACT OF ENDANGERED SPECIES 
                   LISTINGS AND DESIGNATIONS ON AGRICULTURAL LAND.

       Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 
     1533) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Minimization of Impact of Endangered Species Listings 
     and Designations on Agricultural Land.--
       ``(1) In general.--Before any action is taken to list a 
     species or designate critical habitat under this Act, the 
     Secretary shall--
       ``(A) consult with the Secretary of Agriculture to identify 
     all private agricultural land and land maintained by the 
     Forest Service that could be adversely impacted by the 
     listing or designation; and

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       ``(B) prepare a report that describes the economic impacts 
     of the listing or designation on land used for agricultural 
     activities.
       ``(2) Economic analyses.--In conducting economic analyses 
     on the impact of the listing of species, or designation of 
     critical habitat, described in paragraph (1), the Secretary 
     of Agriculture, in consultation with the Secretary of the 
     Interior, shall--
       ``(A) conduct, and make available to the Secretary of the 
     Interior and the public, separate economic analyses for--
       ``(i) private agricultural land; and
       ``(ii) land maintained by the Forest Service;
       ``(B) give landowners an opportunity for comment on the 
     proposed listing or designation--
       ``(i) to obtain the input of the landowners; and
       ``(ii) to provide landowners the same opportunity to 
     comment as other affected parties;
       ``(C) use sound and proven economic analysis tools in 
     conducting the analyses, listing species, and designating 
     habitat under this Act; and
       ``(D) make available on a public website--
       ``(i) a description of the total economic impact on 
     agricultural land from all actual and potential listings and 
     designations under this Act; and
       ``(ii) a map of all locations in the United States that are 
     proposed for critical habitat designations.
       ``(3) Actual notice.--In listing species or designating 
     habitat under this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall, 
     to the maximum extent practicable, provide actual notice to 
     affected landowners and other parties.
       ``(4) Appeals.--Before a species is listed or habitat is 
     designated under this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall 
     make available to affected landowners and other parties a 
     description of all options that are available to appeal or 
     obtain compensation from the listing or designation 
     (including administrative and judicial options) against the 
     Federal Government.
       ``(5) Trespassing on private property.--
       ``(A) In general.--If any person enters private land 
     without the consent of the landowner to promote the purposes 
     of this Act, any data obtained during or as a result of the 
     trespass shall not be considered--
       ``(i) to be the best available science; or
       ``(ii) to meet the scientific quality standards issued 
     under section 515 of the Treasury and General Government 
     Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-554; 114 Stat. 
     2763A-153) (commonly referred to as the `Data Quality Act').
       ``(B) Aerial surveillance.--No science that is produced as 
     a result of aerial surveillance of private land without the 
     consent of the landowner shall be considered to meet the 
     scientific quality standards described in subparagraph 
     (A)(ii).''.
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  SA 995. Mr. RUBIO 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. ___. TAXPAYER NONDISCRIMINATION & PROTECTION ACT OF 
                   2013.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Taxpayer Nondiscrimination & Protection Act of 2013''.
       (b) Misconduct Against Taxpayers by Internal Revenue 
     Service Employees.--
       (1) Criminal liability.--Chapter 13 of title 18, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 250. Misconduct against taxpayers by Internal Revenue 
       Service employees

       ``Whoever being an employee of the Internal Revenue 
     Service, knowingly engages, during the performance of that 
     employee's official duties, in an act or omission described 
     in section 1203(b) of the Internal Revenue Service 
     Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 shall be fined under 
     this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.''.
       (2) Clarification of acts and omission constituting 
     misconduct.--
       (A) Release of information and political views.--Section 
     1203(b) of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and 
     Reform Act of 1998 (26 U.S.C. 7804 note) is amended--
       (i) in paragraph (9), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
     semicolon;
       (ii) in paragraph (10), by striking the period and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (iii) by inserting at the end the following:
       ``(11) making decisions regarding enforcement actions or 
     investigations, including decisions regarding their relative 
     priority, based on factors related to political or social 
     views, statements, or affiliations of a taxpayer; and
       ``(12) wilfully releasing confidential taxpayer information 
     to members of the public.''.
       (B) First amendment protections.--For purposes of section 
     1203 of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform 
     Act of 1998 and section 250 of title 18, United States Code 
     (as added by this section) the protections and guarantees 
     afforded under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the 
     United States to political speech and political expression 
     shall not fail to be treated as rights under the Constitution 
     of the United States referred to in section 1203(b) of the 
     Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 
     1998.
       (3) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 
     13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding 
     after the item relating to section 249 the following:
       ``250. Discriminatory misconduct against taxpayers by 
           Federal officers and employees.''.
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  SA 996. Mr. PRYOR (for himself 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:

       In section 1203(b)--
       (1) strike ``The Secretary'' and insert the following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (2) add at the end the following:
       ``(2) Permitted extensions.--The Secretary may extend the 
     term of a marketing assistance loan (including the loan rate) 
     for any loan commodity if--
       ``(A) at the time the marketing loan is due--
       ``(i) the loan commodity is stored in a county for which--

       ``(I) a natural disaster is declared by the Secretary under 
     section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
     Act (7 U.S.C. 1961(a)); or
       ``(II) a major disaster or emergency is designated by the 
     President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
     Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); or

       ``(ii) the port used to ship the loan commodity is closed 
     or restricted pursuant to a Coast Guard regulation;
       ``(B) the loan commodity is stored in the county described 
     in subparagraph (A)(i);
       ``(C) the marketing loan is extended not more than 90 days;
       ``(D) the request for the extension is approved by the 
     applicable State Director of the Farm Service Agency on an 
     individual basis; and
       ``(E) the extension does not extend the term of the 
     marketing assistance loan beyond July 31 of the applicable 
     crop year.''.
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  SA 997. 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) 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); or
       ``(B) a decline in the market price in response to a 
     naturally occurring or accidental outbreak of a pathogen (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.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 998. Mr. LEAHY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; as follows:

       Beginning on page 840, strike line 22 and all that follows 
     through page 849, line 18, and insert the following:
       ``(3) Rural area.--The term `rural area' means any area 
     described in section 3002 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act.
       ``(4) Ultra-high speed service.--The term `ultra-high speed 
     service' means broadband service operating at a 1 gigabit per 
     second downstream transmission capacity.'';
       (3) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Loans and'' 
     and inserting ``Grants, Loans, and'';
       (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``make grants and'' 
     after ``Secretary shall'';
       (C) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
       ``(2) Priority.--
       ``(A) In general.--In making grants, loans, or loan 
     guarantees under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall--

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       ``(i) establish not less than 2, and not more than 4, 
     evaluation periods for each fiscal year to compare grant, 
     loan, and loan guarantee applications and to prioritize 
     grants, loans, and loan guarantees to all or part of rural 
     communities that do not have residential broadband service 
     that meets the minimum acceptable level of broadband service 
     established under subsection (e);
       ``(ii) give the highest priority to applicants that offer 
     to provide broadband service to the greatest proportion of 
     unserved rural households or rural households that do not 
     have residential broadband service that meets the minimum 
     acceptable level of broadband service established under 
     subsection (e), as--

       ``(I) certified by the affected community, city, county, or 
     designee; or
       ``(II) demonstrated on--

       ``(aa) the broadband map of the affected State if the map 
     contains address-level data; or
       ``(bb) the National Broadband Map if address-level data is 
     unavailable; and
       ``(iii) provide equal consideration to all qualified 
     applicants, including those that have not previously received 
     grants, loans, or loan guarantees under paragraph (1).
       ``(B) Other.--After giving priority to the applicants 
     described in subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall then give 
     priority to projects that serve rural communities--
       ``(i) with a population of less than 20,000 permanent 
     residents;
       ``(ii) experiencing outmigration;
       ``(iii) with a high percentage of low-income residents; and
       ``(iv) that are isolated from other significant population 
     centers.''; and
       (D) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Grant amounts.--
       ``(A) Eligibility.--To be eligible for a grant under this 
     section, the project that is the subject of the grant shall 
     be carried out in a rural area.
       ``(B) Maximum.--Except as provided in subparagraph (D), the 
     amount of any grant made under this section shall not exceed 
     50 percent of the development costs of the project for which 
     the grant is provided.
       ``(C) Grant rate.--The Secretary shall establish the grant 
     rate for each project in accordance with regulations issued 
     by the Secretary that shall provide for a graduated scale of 
     grant rates that establish higher rates for projects in 
     communities that have--
       ``(i) remote locations;
       ``(ii) low community populations;
       ``(iii) low income levels;
       ``(iv) developed the applications of the communities with 
     the participation of combinations of stakeholders, 
     including--

       ``(I) State, local, and tribal governments;
       ``(II) nonprofit institutions;
       ``(III) institutions of higher education;
       ``(IV) private entities; and
       ``(V) philanthropic organizations; and

       ``(v) targeted funding to provide the minimum acceptable 
     level of broadband service established under subsection (e) 
     in all or part of an unserved community that is below that 
     minimum acceptable level of broadband service.
       ``(D) Secretarial authority to adjust.--The Secretary may 
     make grants of up to 75 percent of the development costs of 
     the project for which the grant is provided to an eligible 
     entity if the Secretary determines that the project serves a 
     remote or low income area that does not have access to 
     broadband service from any provider of broadband service 
     (including the applicant).'';
       (4) in subsection (d)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)(A)--
       (i) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``loan 
     or'' and inserting ``grant, loan, or'';
       (ii) by striking clause (i) and inserting the following:
       ``(i) demonstrate the ability--

       ``(I) to furnish, improve in order to meet the minimum 
     acceptable level of broadband service established under 
     subsection (e), or extend broadband service to all or part of 
     an unserved rural area or an area below the minimum 
     acceptable level of broadband service established under 
     subsection (e); or
       ``(II) to carry out a project under paragraph 
     (4)(B)(ii);'';

       (iii) in clause (ii), by striking ``a loan application'' 
     and inserting ``an application''; and
       (iv) in clause (iii)--

       (I) by striking ``the loan application'' and inserting 
     ``the application''; and
       (II) by striking ``proceeds from the loan made or 
     guaranteed under this section are'' and inserting 
     ``assistance under this section is'';

       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) in the matter preceding clause (i)--

       (aa) by striking ``the proceeds of a loan made or 
     guaranteed'' and inserting ``assistance''; and
       (bb) by striking ``for the loan or loan guarantee'' and 
     inserting ``of the eligible entity'';

       (II) in clause (i), by striking ``is offered broadband 
     service by not more than 1 incumbent service provider'' and 
     inserting ``are unserved or have service levels below the 
     minimum acceptable level of broadband service established 
     under subsection (e)''; and
       (III) in clause (ii), by striking ``3'' and inserting 
     ``2'';

       (ii) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(B) Adjustments.--
       ``(i) Increase.--The Secretary may increase the household 
     percentage requirement under subparagraph (A)(i) if--

       ``(I) more than 25 percent of the costs of the project are 
     funded by grants made under this section; or
       ``(II) the proposed service territory includes 1 or more 
     communities with a population in excess of 20,000.

       ``(ii) Reduction.--The Secretary may reduce the household 
     percentage requirement under subparagraph (A)(i)--

       ``(I) to not less than 15 percent, if the proposed service 
     territory does not have a population in excess of 5,000 
     people; or
       ``(II) to not less than 18 percent, if the proposed service 
     territory does not have a population in excess of 7,500 
     people.''; and

       (iii) in subparagraph (C)--

       (I) in the subparagraph heading, by striking ``3'' and 
     inserting ``2'';
       (II) in clause (i), by inserting ``the minimum acceptable 
     level of broadband service established under subsection (e) 
     in'' after ``service to''; and
       (III) by striking clause (ii) and inserting the following:

       ``(ii) Exceptions.--Clause (i) shall not apply if--

       ``(I) the applicant is eligible for funding under another 
     title of this Act; or
       ``(II) the project is being carried out under paragraph 
     (4)(B)(ii), unless an incumbent service provider is providing 
     ultra-high speed service as of the date of an application for 
     assistance submitted to the Secretary under this section.'';

       (C) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``loan or'' and 
     inserting ``grant, loan, or''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (B), by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(iii) Information.--Information submitted under this 
     subparagraph shall be--

       ``(I) certified by the affected community, city, county, or 
     designee; and
       ``(II) demonstrated on--

       ``(aa) the broadband map of the affected State if the map 
     contains address-level data; or
       ``(bb) the National Broadband Map if address-level data is 
     unavailable.'';
       (D) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) by striking ``Subject to paragraph (1),'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to paragraph (1) and 
     subparagraph (B),'';
       (ii) by striking ``loan or'' and inserting ``grant, loan, 
     or''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Pilot programs.--The Secretary shall establish pilot 
     programs under which the Secretary may, at the discretion of 
     the Secretary, provide grants, loans, or loan guarantees 
     under this section to eligible entities, including interested 
     entities described in subparagraph (A)--
       ``(i) to address areas that are unserved or have service 
     levels below the minimum acceptable level of broadband 
     service established under subsection (e); or
       ``(ii) for the purposes of providing a proposed service 
     territory with ultra-high speed service, subject to the 
     conditions that--

       ``(I) not more than 5 projects, and not more than 1 project 
     in any State, shall be carried out under this clause during 
     the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and 
     ending on September 30, 2018;
       ``(II) for each fiscal year, not more than 10 percent of 
     the funds made available under subsection (l) shall be used 
     to carry out this clause;
       ``(III) for each fiscal year, not more than 20 percent of 
     the funds made available under subclause (II) shall be used 
     for any 1 project; and
       ``(IV) paragraph (2)(A)(i) shall apply to the project, 
     unless--

       ``(aa) the Secretary determines that no other project in 
     the State is funded under this section; and
       ``(bb) no application for any other project that could be 
     funded under this section, other than under this clause, is 
     pending in the State.'';
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 999. 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 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

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     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.
       ``(C) Application.--
       ``(i) Study.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with 
     the Government Accountability Office, shall carry out a study 
     to determine the effects of the limitation described in 
     subparagraph (B) on--

       ``(I) the overall operations of the Federal crop insurance 
     program;
       ``(II) the number of producers participating in the Federal 
     crop insurance program;
       ``(III) the level of coverage purchased by participating 
     producers;
       ``(IV) the amount of premiums paid by participating 
     producers and the Federal Government;
       ``(V) any potential liability for participating producers, 
     approved insurance providers, and the Federal Government;
       ``(VI) different crops or growing regions;
       ``(VII) program rating structures;
       ``(VIII) creation of schemes or devices to evade the impact 
     of the limitation; and
       ``(IX) administrative and operating expenses paid to 
     approved insurance providers and underwriting gains and loss 
     for the Federal government and approved insurance providers.

       ``(ii) Effectiveness.--The limitation described in 
     subparagraph (B) shall not take effect unless the Secretary 
     determines, through the study described in clause (i), that 
     the limitation would not--

       ``(I) significantly increase the premium amount paid by 
     producers with an average adjusted gross income of less than 
     $750,000;
       ``(II) result in a decline in the crop insurance coverage 
     available to producers; and
       ``(III) increase the total cost of the Federal crop 
     insurance program.''.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1000. Mr. COBURN 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 15 and 16, insert the following:

     SEC. 40__. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO PROHIBIT PURCHASES OF 
                   JUNK FOOD.

       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) Demonstration Project to Restrict Eligible Items.--
       ``(1) In general.--A State may carry out a demonstration 
     project to plan, design, develop, and implement a program in 
     the State to eliminate purchases of junk food and other 
     unhealthful items by redefining items that qualify as `food' 
     under section 3(k) if the Secretary approves a waiver request 
     submitted by the State in accordance with paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Approval of waiver.--The Secretary shall approve any 
     waiver to carry out a program under paragraph (1) if the 
     Secretary determines that the waiver request submitted by the 
     State includes--
       ``(A) a standard based on nutritional content for 
     redefining items for eligibility under section 3(k) that--
       ``(i) is determined by the State to be clear, practical, 
     and consistent in excluding certain items from eligibility as 
     a food under section 3(k); and
       ``(ii) does not--

       ``(I) expand the number of items otherwise eligible under 
     section 3(k); or
       ``(II) classify alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and hot foods 
     or hot food products ready for immediate consumption as 
     eligible under section 3(k);

       ``(B) a description of the cost of implementing the 
     demonstration project in the State;
       ``(C) a description of the number of households 
     participating in the program to be affected by the 
     demonstration project;
       ``(D) a procedure for disseminating product eligibility 
     information periodically to retailers;
       ``(E) a procedure to monitor and evaluate program 
     operations, including impact on small businesses; and
       ``(F) a statement that the demonstration project does not 
     intend to reduce the eligibility for, or amount of, benefits 
     available under this Act.
       ``(3) Evaluation.--Not later than 5 years after the date on 
     which a demonstration is initiated under this subsection, the 
     State shall submit to the Secretary a report that describes 
     the effect of the demonstration project on--
       ``(A) the costs and benefits under the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program in the State; and
       ``(B) the access of individuals receiving benefits under 
     the supplemental nutrition assistance program in the State to 
     nutritious food.
       ``(4) Treatment.--A demonstration project under this 
     subsection shall be considered to be a permissible project to 
     test innovative welfare reform strategies under subsection 
     (b)(1)(B)(ii)(III).''.
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  SA 1001. Mr. COBURN 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, strike lines 11 and 12 and insert the 
     following:

                     Subtitle A--Food Stamp Program

     SEC. 4001. REPEAL OF RENAMING OF THE FOOD STAMP ACT OF 1977 
                   AND THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Effective June 18, 2008, sections 4001 and 
     4002 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
     (Public Law 110-246; 122 Stat. 1853) and the amendments made 
     by those sections are repealed.
       (b) Application.--The Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2011 
     et seq.) shall be applied and administered as if sections 
     4001 and 4002 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
     2008 (Public Law 110-246; 122 Stat. 1853) and the amendments 
     made by those sections had not been enacted.
       In title IV--
       (1) strike ``Food and Nutrition Act of 2008'' each place it 
     appears and insert ``Food Stamp Act of 1977''; and
       (2) strike ``supplemental nutrition assistance program'' 
     each place it appears and insert ``food stamp program''.
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  SA 1002. Mr. COBURN 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. 4014. PROMOTION AND ENROLLMENT.

       Section 18 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2027) (as amended by section 4013) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(g) Limitations on Use Relating to Promotion and 
     Enrollment.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), not more than 
     1 percent of the amounts made available to carry out this Act 
     shall be used to promote increased participation and 
     enrollment in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
       ``(2) Prohibition on use for certain activities.--None of 
     the amounts made available to carry out this Act shall be 
     used for--
       ``(A) radio and television soap operas;
       ``(B) social events and parties, including bingo games; and
       ``(C) giveaways of toys, gift bags, pet toys, and animal 
     food.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1003. Mr. COBURN 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. 122__. PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BY 
                   PERSONS HAVING SERIOUSLY DELINQUENT TAX DEBTS.

       (a) Definition of Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt.--In this 
     section:
       (1) In general.--The term ``seriously delinquent tax debt'' 
     means an outstanding debt under the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 for which a notice of lien has been filed in public 
     records pursuant to section 6323 of that Code.
       (2) Exclusions.--The term ``seriously delinquent tax debt'' 
     does not include--
       (A) a debt that is being paid in a timely manner pursuant 
     to an agreement under section 6159 or 7122 of Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986; and
       (B) a debt with respect to which a collection due process 
     hearing under section 6330 of that Code, or relief under 
     subsection (a), (b), or (f) of section 6015 of that Code, is 
     requested or pending.
       (b) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this Act or an amendment made by this Act and subject to 
     subsection (c), an individual or entity who has a seriously 
     delinquent tax debt shall be ineligible to receive financial 
     assistance (including any payment, loan, grant, contract, or 
     subsidy) under this Act or an amendment made by this Act 
     during the pendency of such seriously delinquent tax debt.
       (c) Limitation.--Subsection (b) shall not apply to any 
     benefits or assistance provided under the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program established under the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.).
       (d) Regulations.--The Secretary of Agriculture, in 
     conjunction with the Secretary of the Treasury, shall issue 
     such regulations as the Secretary considers necessary to 
     carry out this section.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1004. Mr. COBURN (for himself and 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:

       On page 168, strike line 9 and insert the following:
       (b) Conservation Programs.--Section 1001D(b)(2)(A) of the 
     Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308-3a(b)(2)(A)) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``Limits.--'' and all that follows through 
     ``clause (ii),'' and inserting ``Limits.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law,''; and

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       (2) by striking clause (ii).
       (c) Application.--The amendments made by this
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1005. Mr. COBURN (for himself and 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:

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

     SEC. 42__. EVALUATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF DUPLICATIVE 
                   NUTRITION PROGRAMS.

       (a) Evaluation.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than June 1, 2014, the 
     Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Aging, and the 
     Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as 
     appropriate, shall submit to Congress and post on the public 
     Internet website of the Department a report on the outcomes 
     of the following programs:
       (A) The child and adult care food program established under 
     section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1766).
       (B) The community food projects competitive grant program 
     established under section 25 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
     2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034).
       (C) The Emergency Food and Shelter Program under title III 
     of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
     11331 et seq.).
       (D) The grants to American Indian, Alaska Native, and 
     Native Hawaiian organizations for nutrition and supportive 
     services program carried out under title VI of the Older 
     Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3057 et seq.).
       (E) The food distribution program on Indian reservations 
     established under section 4(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act 
     of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2013(b)).
       (F) The fresh fruit and vegetable program established under 
     section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1769a).
       (G) The seniors farmers' market nutrition program 
     established under section 4402 of the Farm Security and Rural 
     Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007).
       (H) The summer food service program for children 
     established under section 13 of the Richard B. Russell 
     National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1761).
       (I) The emergency food assistance program established under 
     the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7501 et 
     seq.).
       (J) The farmers' market nutrition program established under 
     section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 
     1786(m)).
       (2) Requirements.--
       (A) Definitions.--In this paragraph:
       (i) Administrative expenses.--

       (I) In general.--Except as provided in subclause (II), the 
     term ``administrative expenses'' has the meaning given the 
     term by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
     under section 504(b)(2) of the Energy and Water Development 
     and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (31 U.S.C. 1105 
     note; Public Law 111-85).
       (II) Inclusions.--The term ``administrative expenses'' 
     include, with respect to an agency--

       (aa) costs incurred by the agency and costs incurred by 
     grantees, subgrantees, and other recipients of funds from a 
     grant program or other program administered by the agency; 
     and
       (bb) expenses related to personnel salaries and benefits, 
     property management, travel, program management, promotion, 
     reviews and audits, case management, and communication about, 
     promotion of, and outreach for programs and program 
     activities administered by the agency.
       (ii) Services.--

       (I) In general.--Subject to subclause (II), the term 
     ``services'' has the meaning provided by the Director of the 
     Office of Management and Budget.
       (II) Limitation.--The term ``services'' shall be limited to 
     activities, assistance, and aid that provide a direct benefit 
     to a recipient, such as the provision of medical care, 
     assistance for housing or tuition, or financial support 
     (including grants and loans).

       (B) Requirements.--In evaluating the outcomes of programs 
     for the report under paragraph (1), the Secretary, the 
     Assistant Secretary for Aging, and the Administrator of the 
     Federal Emergency Management Agency shall, for each 
     applicable program that is a subject of the report--
       (i) determine the total administrative expenses of the 
     program;
       (ii) determine the expenditures for services for the 
     program;
       (iii) estimate the number of clients served by the program 
     and beneficiaries who received assistance under the program 
     (if applicable); and
       (iv) estimate--

       (I) the number of full-time employees who administer the 
     program; and
       (II) the number of full-time equivalents (whose salary is 
     paid in part or full by the Federal Government through a 
     grant or contract, a subaward of a grant or contract, a 
     cooperative agreement, or another form of financial award or 
     assistance) who assist in administering the program.

       (b) Eliminations and Consolidations.--
       (1) Commodity supplemental food program.--
       (A) Repeal.--Notwithstanding the amendments made by section 
     4012, section 5 of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection 
     Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c note; Public Law 93-86) is 
     repealed.
       (B) Use of savings.--Amounts saved as a result of the 
     repeal made by subparagraph (A) shall be made available, 
     without further appropriation, to the Secretary to carry out 
     the food assistance activities of other programs of the 
     Department of Agriculture that the Comptroller General of the 
     United States identified as having positive outcomes related 
     to the goals of the programs in the report entitled 
     ``Domestic Food Assistance: Complex System Benefits Millions, 
     but Additional Efforts Could Address Potential Inefficiency 
     and Overlap among Smaller Programs (GAO-10-346)'' and dated 
     April 2010.
       (2) Seniors farmers' market nutrition program.--
       (A) Repeal.--Notwithstanding the amendment made by section 
     4202, section 4402 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment 
     Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007) is repealed.
       (B) Incomplete and ongoing projects.--The Secretary shall 
     continue to carry out any incomplete or ongoing projects 
     previously carried out under the section repealed by 
     subparagraph (A) through the farmers' market nutrition 
     program established under section 17(m) of the Child 
     Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786(m)).
       (C) Use of savings.--Amounts saved as a result of the 
     repeal made by subparagraph (A) shall be made available, 
     without further appropriation, to the Secretary to carry out 
     the food assistance activities of other programs of the 
     Department of Agriculture that the Comptroller General of the 
     United States identified as having positive outcomes related 
     to the goals of the programs in the report entitled 
     ``Domestic Food Assistance: Complex System Benefits Millions, 
     but Additional Efforts Could Address Potential Inefficiency 
     and Overlap among Smaller Programs (GAO-10-346)'' and dated 
     April 2010.
       (3) Elimination of duplicative functions.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary, in coordination with the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services, using the 
     administrative authorities of the Secretaries, shall 
     eliminate, consolidate, and streamline any overlapping or 
     duplicative functions of the Secretaries in carrying out--
       (i) section 4(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2013(b));
       (ii) title VI of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 
     3057 et seq.); and
       (iii) section 311 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
     U.S.C. 3030a).
       (B) Reports.--The Secretary and the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services shall submit to Congress a report describing 
     any legislative changes required to carry out subparagraph 
     (A).
       (4) Requirements.--In carrying out this section, the 
     Secretary shall ensure that--
       (A) in repealing and consolidating programs, the 
     eligibility, benefits, and services to existing clients are 
     not interrupted or reduced; and
       (B) in consolidating programs and making recommendations 
     for further consolidations and eliminations, priority is 
     given to continuing programs with the best outcomes that 
     serve the most clients with the least amount of 
     administrative costs.
       (5) Recommendations for legislative changes.--Not later 
     than 150 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretaries of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and 
     Homeland Security shall submit to Congress a report that 
     identifies any legislative changes that 1 or more of the 
     Secretaries determine to be necessary to further eliminate, 
     consolidate, or streamline duplicative and overlapping 
     functions identified in--
       (A) the report of the Government Accountability Office 
     entitled ``Opportunities to Reduce Government Duplication in 
     Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue 
     (GAO 11 318SP)'' and dated March 2011;
       (B) the testimony of the Government Accountability Office 
     before the Subcommittee on Primary Health Aging, Senate 
     Committee on Health, Education Labor, and Pensions entitled 
     ``Nutrition Assistance: Additional Efficiencies Could Improve 
     Services to Older Adults (GAO-11-782T)'' and dated June 2011; 
     and
       (C) the report of the Government Accountability Office 
     entitled ``Domestic Food Assistance: Complex System Benefits 
     Millions, but Additional Efforts Could Address Potential 
     Inefficiency and Overlap among Smaller Programs (GAO-10-
     346)'' and dated April 2010.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1006. Mr. COBURN 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 1037, strike lines 8 through 17 and insert the 
     following:
     administrative expenses.
       ``(3) Requirements.--Not less than 80 percent of the amount 
     made available for a fiscal year to carry out this section 
     shall be used--
       ``(A) to increase access, availability and affordability of 
     specialty crops for children, youth, families and others at 
     risk, including specialty crops for meals served in schools 
     and food banks;
       ``(B) to ensure or promote food safety;
       ``(C) to protect specialty crops from plant pests and 
     disease; and

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       ``(D) to produce specialty crops.
       ``(4) Prohibitions.--None of the funds made available under 
     this section may used--
       ``(A) to produce, purchase, promote, or market junk food or 
     candy, including potato chips and chocolate;
       ``(B) to sponsor field days at, or attend, amusement parks 
     or festivals;
       ``(C) to support pageants or tours by pageant winners; or
       ``(D) to promote, produce, or otherwise support crops that 
     are ornamental in nature.''; and
       (5) in subsection (l) (as redesignated by paragraph (3))--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(4) $55,000,000 for fiscal year 2014 and each fiscal year 
     thereafter.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1007. Mr. COBURN (for himself and 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:

       On page 332, strike lines 6 through 9, and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 3102. FUNDING FOR MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM.

       Section 211(c) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 
     U.S.C. 5641(c)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)(A)--
       (A) by striking ``and'' after ``2005,''; and
       (B) by inserting ``, and $160,000,000 for each of fiscal 
     years 2013 through 2018'' after ``2012,''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Prohibition on use of funds for certain activities.--
     None of the funds made available to carry out this subsection 
     shall be used for--
       ``(A) animal spa products;
       ``(B) reality television shows;
       ``(C) cat or dog food or other pet food;
       ``(D) wine tastings, beer festivals or beer award contests, 
     beer tasting or beer school seminars, and tastings or 
     seminars for alcohol of any kind (including whiskeys and 
     distilled spirits); and
       ``(E) cheese award shows and contests.
       ``(4) Travel-related expenses.--The Secretary shall 
     annually disclose to Congress, and post on a public website, 
     a description of all travel-related expenses incurred to 
     carry out this subsection, including--
       ``(A) the purpose of the expenses;
       ``(B) the total costs incurred for travel-related 
     activities for each fiscal year;
       ``(C) the number of participants and the affiliations of 
     the participants; and
       ``(D) the destination and itinerary of each trip made to 
     carry out this subsection.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1008. Mr. COBURN 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 6104 and insert the following:

     SEC. 6104. ACCESS TO BROADBAND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN 
                   RURAL AREAS.

       Section 601 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 
     U.S.C. 950bb) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``loans and'' and 
     inserting ``grants, loans, and'';
       (2) in subsection (b), by striking paragraph (3) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(3) Rural area.--The term `rural area' means any area 
     described in section 3002 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
     Development Act that does not have access to broadband 
     service from any provider of broadband service.'';
       (3) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Loans and'' 
     and inserting ``Grants, Loans, and'';
       (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``make grants and'' 
     after ``Secretary shall'';
       (C) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
       ``(2) Priority.--
       ``(A) In general.--In making grants, loans, or loan 
     guarantees under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall--
       ``(i) establish not less than 2, and not more than 4, 
     evaluation periods for each fiscal year to compare grant, 
     loan, and loan guarantee applications;
       ``(ii) give the highest priority to applicants that offer 
     to provide broadband service to the greatest proportion of 
     unserved rural households or rural households that do not 
     have residential broadband service, as--

       ``(I) certified by the affected community, city, county, or 
     designee; or
       ``(II) demonstrated on--

       ``(aa) the broadband map of the affected State if the map 
     contains address-level data; or
       ``(bb) the National Broadband Map if address-level data is 
     unavailable; and
       ``(iii) provide equal consideration to all qualified 
     applicants, including those that have not previously received 
     grants, loans, or loan guarantees under paragraph (1).
       ``(B) Other.--After giving priority to the applicants 
     described in subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall then give 
     priority to projects that serve rural communities--
       ``(i) with a population of less than 20,000 permanent 
     residents;
       ``(ii) experiencing outmigration;
       ``(iii) with a high percentage of low-income residents; and
       ``(iv) that are isolated from other significant population 
     centers.''; and
       (D) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Grant amounts.--
       ``(A) Eligibility.--To be eligible for a grant under this 
     section, the project that is the subject of the grant shall 
     be carried out in a rural area.
       ``(B) Maximum.--Except as provided in subparagraph (D), the 
     amount of any grant made under this section shall not exceed 
     50 percent of the development costs of the project for which 
     the grant is provided.
       ``(C) Grant rate.--The Secretary shall establish the grant 
     rate for each project in accordance with regulations issued 
     by the Secretary that shall provide for a graduated scale of 
     grant rates that establish higher rates for projects in 
     communities that have--
       ``(i) remote locations;
       ``(ii) low community populations;
       ``(iii) low income levels;
       ``(iv) developed the applications of the communities with 
     the participation of combinations of stakeholders, 
     including--

       ``(I) State, local, and tribal governments;
       ``(II) nonprofit institutions;
       ``(III) institutions of higher education;
       ``(IV) private entities; and
       ``(V) philanthropic organizations; and

       ``(v) targeted funding to provide broadband service in all 
     or part of an unserved community that does not have 
     residential broadband service.
       ``(D) Secretarial authority to adjust.--The Secretary may 
     make grants of up to 75 percent of the development costs of 
     the project for which the grant is provided to an eligible 
     entity if the Secretary determines that the project serves a 
     remote or low income area that does not have access to 
     broadband service from any provider of broadband service 
     (including the applicant).'';
       (4) in subsection (d)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)(A)--
       (i) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``loan 
     or'' and inserting ``grant, loan, or'';
       (ii) by striking clause (i) and inserting the following:
       ``(i) demonstrate the ability to furnish or extend 
     broadband service to all or part of an unserved rural area 
     that does not have residential broadband service;'';
       (iii) in clause (ii), by striking ``a loan application'' 
     and inserting ``an application''; and
       (iv) in clause (iii)--

       (I) by striking ``the loan application'' and inserting 
     ``the application''; and
       (II) by striking ``proceeds from the loan made or 
     guaranteed under this section are'' and inserting 
     ``assistance under this section is'';

       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) in the matter preceding clause (i)--

       (aa) by striking ``the proceeds of a loan made or 
     guaranteed'' and inserting ``assistance''; and
       (bb) by striking ``for the loan or loan guarantee'' and 
     inserting ``of the eligible entity''; and

       (II) in clause (ii), by striking ``3'' and inserting ``2'';

       (ii) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(B) Adjustments.--
       ``(i) Increase.--The Secretary may increase the household 
     percentage requirement under subparagraph (A)(i) if--

       ``(I) more than 25 percent of the costs of the project are 
     funded by grants made under this section; or
       ``(II) the proposed service territory includes 1 or more 
     communities with a population in excess of 20,000.

       ``(ii) Reduction.--The Secretary may reduce the household 
     percentage requirement under subparagraph (A)(i)--

       ``(I) to not less than 15 percent, if the proposed service 
     territory does not have a population in excess of 5,000 
     people; or
       ``(II) to not less than 18 percent, if the proposed service 
     territory does not have a population in excess of 7,500 
     people.''; and

       (iii) in subparagraph (C), in the subparagraph heading, by 
     striking ``3'' and inserting ``2''; and
       (C) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``loan or'' and 
     inserting ``grant, loan, or''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (B), by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(iii) Information.--Information submitted under this 
     subparagraph shall be--

       ``(I) certified by the affected community, city, county, or 
     designee; and
       ``(II) demonstrated on--

       ``(aa) the broadband map of the affected State if the map 
     contains address-level data; or
       ``(bb) the National Broadband Map if address-level data is 
     unavailable.'';
       (D) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) by striking ``Subject to paragraph (1),'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to paragraph (1) and 
     subparagraph (B),'';
       (ii) by striking ``loan or'' and inserting ``grant, loan, 
     or''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Pilot programs.--The Secretary may carry out pilot 
     programs in conjunction with interested entities described in 
     subparagraph (A) (which may be in partnership with other 
     entities, as determined appropriate by the

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     Secretary) to address areas that do not have residential 
     broadband service'';
       (E) in paragraph (5)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``loan or'' and inserting ``grant, loan, or''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (C), by inserting ``, and proportion 
     relative to the service territory,'' after ``estimated 
     number'';
       (F) in paragraph (6), by striking ``loan or'' and inserting 
     ``grant, loan, or'';
       (G) in paragraph (7), by striking ``a loan application'' 
     and inserting ``an application''; and
       (H) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(8) Transparency and reporting.--The Secretary--
       ``(A) shall require any entity receiving assistance under 
     this section to submit quarterly, in a format specified by 
     the Secretary, a report that describes--
       ``(i) the use by the entity of the assistance, including 
     new equipment and capacity enhancements that support high-
     speed broadband access for educational institutions, health 
     care providers, and public safety service providers 
     (including the estimated number of end users who are 
     currently using or forecasted to use the new or upgraded 
     infrastructure); and
       ``(ii) the progress towards fulfilling the objectives for 
     which the assistance was granted, including--

       ``(I) the number and location of residences and businesses 
     that will receive new broadband service, existing network 
     service improvements, and facility upgrades resulting from 
     the Federal assistance;
       ``(II) the speed of broadband service;
       ``(III) the price of broadband service;
       ``(IV) any changes in broadband service adoption rates, 
     including new subscribers generated from demand-side 
     projects; and
       ``(V) any other metrics the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate;

       ``(B) shall maintain a fully searchable database, 
     accessible on the Internet at no cost to the public, that 
     contains, at a minimum--
       ``(i) a list of each entity that has applied for assistance 
     under this section;
       ``(ii) a description of each application, including the 
     status of each application;
       ``(iii) for each entity receiving assistance under this 
     section--

       ``(I) the name of the entity;
       ``(II) the type of assistance being received;
       ``(III) the purpose for which the entity is receiving the 
     assistance; and
       ``(IV) each quarterly report submitted under subparagraph 
     (A); and

       ``(iv) such other information as is sufficient to allow the 
     public to understand and monitor assistance provided under 
     this section;
       ``(C) shall, in addition to other authority under 
     applicable law, establish written procedures for all 
     broadband programs administered by the Secretary that, to the 
     maximum extent practicable--
       ``(i) recover funds from loan defaults;
       ``(ii)(I) deobligate awards to grantees that demonstrate an 
     insufficient level of performance (including failure to meet 
     build-out requirements, service quality issues, or other 
     metrics determined by the Secretary) or wasteful or 
     fraudulent spending; and
       ``(II) award those funds, on a competitive basis, to new or 
     existing applicants consistent with this section; and
       ``(iii) consolidate and minimize overlap among the 
     programs;
       ``(D) with respect to an application for assistance under 
     this section, shall--
       ``(i) promptly post on the website of the Rural Utility 
     Service--

       ``(I) an announcement that identifies--

       ``(aa) each applicant;
       ``(bb) the amount and type of support requested by each 
     applicant; and

       ``(II) a list of the census block groups or proposed 
     service territory, in a manner specified by the Secretary, 
     that the applicant proposes to service;

       ``(ii) provide not less than 15 days for broadband service 
     providers to voluntarily submit information about the 
     broadband services that the providers offer in the groups or 
     tracts listed under clause (i)(II) so that the Secretary may 
     assess whether the applications submitted meet the 
     eligibility requirements under this section; and
       ``(iii) if no broadband service provider submits 
     information under clause (ii), consider the number of 
     providers in the group or tract to be established by 
     reference to--

       ``(I) the most current National Broadband Map of the 
     National Telecommunications and Information Administration; 
     or
       ``(II) any other data regarding the availability of 
     broadband service that the Secretary may collect or obtain 
     through reasonable efforts; and

       ``(E) may establish additional reporting and information 
     requirements for any recipient of any assistance under this 
     section so as to ensure compliance with this section.'';
       (5) in subsection (f), by striking ``make a loan or loan 
     guarantee'' and inserting ``provide assistance'';
       (6) in subsection (g), by striking paragraph (2) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(2) Terms.--In determining the term and conditions of a 
     loan or loan guarantee, the Secretary may--
       ``(A) consider whether the recipient would be serving an 
     area that is unserved; and
       ``(B) if the Secretary makes a determination in the 
     affirmative under subparagraph (A), establish a limited 
     initial deferral period or comparable terms necessary to 
     achieve the financial feasibility and long-term 
     sustainability of the project.'';
       (7) in subsection (j)--
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
     ``loan and loan guarantee'';
       (B) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by inserting ``grants and'' after ``number of''; and
       (ii) by inserting ``, including any loan terms or 
     conditions for which the Secretary provided additional 
     assistance to unserved areas'' before the semicolon at the 
     end;
       (C) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``loan''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``loans and'' and 
     inserting ``grants, loans, and'';
       (D) in paragraph (3), by striking ``loan'';
       (E) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (F) in paragraph (6), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (G) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(7) the overall progress towards fulfilling the goal of 
     improving the quality of rural life by expanding rural 
     broadband access, as demonstrated by metrics, including--
       ``(A) the number of residences and businesses receiving new 
     broadband services;
       ``(B) network improvements, including facility upgrades and 
     equipment purchases;
       ``(C) average broadband speeds and prices on a local and 
     statewide basis;
       ``(D) any changes in broadband adoption rates; and
       ``(E) any specific activities that increased high speed 
     broadband access for educational institutions, health care 
     providers. and public safety service providers.''; and
       (8) by redesignating subsections (k) and (l) as subsections 
     (l) and (m), respectively;
       (9) by inserting after subsection (j) 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--
       ``(A) for purposes of inclusion in the semiannual updates 
     to the National Broadband Map that is managed by the National 
     Telecommunications and Information Administration (referred 
     to in this subsection as the `Administration'); and
       ``(B) not later than 30 days after the earlier of--
       ``(i) the date of completion of any project milestone 
     established by the Secretary; or
       ``(ii) the date of completion of the project.
       ``(2) Address-level data.--Effective beginning on the date 
     the Administration receives data described in paragraph (1), 
     the Administration shall use only address-level broadband 
     buildout data for the National Broadband Map.
       ``(3) Corrections.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall submit to the 
     Administration any correction to the National Broadband Map 
     that is based on the actual level of broadband coverage 
     within the rural area, including any requests for a 
     correction from an elected or economic development official.
       ``(B) Incorporation.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
     on which the Administration receives a correction submitted 
     under subparagraph (A), the Administration shall incorporate 
     the correction into the National Broadband Map.
       ``(C) Use.--If the Secretary has submitted a correction to 
     the Administration under subparagraph (A), but the National 
     Broadband Map has not been updated to reflect the correct by 
     the date on which the Secretary is making a grant or loan 
     award decision under this section, the Secretary may use the 
     correction submitted under that subparagraph for purposes of 
     make the grant or loan award decision.'';
       (10) subsection (l) (as redesignated by paragraph (8))--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by striking ``$25,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$50,000,000''; and
       (ii) by striking ``2012'' and inserting ``2018''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2)(A)--
       (i) in clause (i), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (ii) in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(iii) set aside at least 1 percent to be used for--

       ``(I) conducting oversight under this section; and
       ``(II) implementing accountability measures and related 
     activities authorized under this section.''; and

       (11) in subsection (m) (as redesignated by paragraph (8))--
       (A) by striking ``loan or'' and inserting ``grant, loan, 
     or''; and
       (B) by striking ``2012'' and inserting ``2018''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1009. Mr. COBURN 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 374, between lines 14 and 15, insert the following:

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     SEC. 4008. PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN USES OF EBT CARDS.

       Section 7(h) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
     U.S.C. 2016(h)) (as amended by sections 4007(a) and 4018(e)) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(15) Restriction on use to obtain cash benefits.--An 
     electronic benefit transfer card shall not be used to obtain 
     cash benefits, including through an automated teller machine 
     or through a cashback procedure at a cash register.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1010. Mr. COBURN 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. __. PROHIBITING REPLACEMENT OF ICD-9 WITH ICD-10 IN 
                   IMPLEMENTING HIPAA CODE SET STANDARDS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
     may not implement, administer, or enforce the regulations 
     issued on January 16, 2009 (74 Federal Register 3328), the 
     regulation issued on September 5, 2012 (77 Federal Register 
     54664), or any similar regulation, insofar as any such 
     regulation provides for the replacement of ICD-9 with ICD-10 
     as a standard for code sets under section 1173(c) of the 
     Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2(c)) and section 
     162.1002 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations.
       (b) GAO Report on ICD-9 Replacement.--
       (1) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United States, 
     in consultation with stakeholders in the medical community, 
     shall conduct a study to identify steps that can be taken to 
     mitigate the disruption on health care providers resulting 
     from a replacement of ICD-9 as such a standard.
       (2) Report.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit 
     to each House of Congress a report on such study. Such report 
     shall include such recommendations respecting such 
     replacement and such legislative and administrative steps as 
     may be appropriate to mitigate the disruption resulting from 
     such replacement as the Comptroller General determines 
     appropriate.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1011. Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself and Mr. Donnelly) 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 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.) or any 
     other law, including--
       (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 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).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1012. Mr. FLAKE (for himself and Mrs. McCaskill) 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 1065, strike lines 1 through 25.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1013. 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 1101, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:

     SEC. 110__. PROHIBITION ON PREMIUM SUBSIDY FOR HARVEST PRICE 
                   POLICIES.

       Section 508(e) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1508(e)) (as amended by section 11030(b)(2)) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(9) Prohibition on premium subsidy for harvest price 
     policies.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law and 
     beginning with the 2014 reinsurance year, the Corporation may 
     not pay any amount of premium subsidy in the case of a policy 
     or plan of insurance that is based on the actual market price 
     of an agricultural commodity at the time of harvest.''.
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  SA 1014. 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 1111, after line 20, add the following:

     SEC. 110__. CROP INSURANCE SUBSIDY REDUCTION.

       (a) Reduction in Share of Crop Insurance Premium Paid by 
     Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.--Section 508(e)(2) of the 
     Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1508(e)(2)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking ``67'' and 
     inserting ``55'';
       (2) in subparagraph (E)(i), by striking ``55'' and 
     inserting ``24'';
       (3) in subparagraph (F)(i), by striking ``48'' and 
     inserting ``17'';
       (4) in subparagraph (G)(i), by striking ``38'' and 
     inserting ``13'';
       (5) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) through (G) as 
     subparagraphs (G) through (K), respectively; and
       (6) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:
       ``(C) In the case of additional coverage equal to or 
     greater than 55 percent, but less than 60 percent, of the 
     recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not 
     greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a 
     comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is 
     not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to 
     the sum of--
       ``(i) 46 percent of the amount of the premium established 
     under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level 
     selected; and
       ``(ii) the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) 
     for the coverage level selected to cover operating and 
     administrative expenses.
       ``(D) In the case of additional coverage equal to or 
     greater than 60 percent, but less than 65 percent, of the 
     recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not 
     greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a 
     comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is 
     not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to 
     the sum of--
       ``(i) 38 percent of the amount of the premium established 
     under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level 
     selected; and
       ``(ii) the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) 
     for the coverage level selected to cover operating and 
     administrative expenses.
       ``(E) In the case of additional coverage equal to or 
     greater than 65 percent, but less than 70 percent, of the 
     recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not 
     greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a 
     comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is 
     not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to 
     the sum of--
       ``(i) 42 percent of the amount of the premium established 
     under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level 
     selected; and

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       ``(ii) the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) 
     for the coverage level selected to cover operating and 
     administrative expenses.
       ``(F) In the case of additional coverage equal to or 
     greater than 70 percent, but less than 75 percent, of the 
     recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not 
     greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a 
     comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is 
     not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to 
     the sum of--
       ``(i) 32 percent of the amount of the premium established 
     under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level 
     selected; and
       ``(ii) the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) 
     for the coverage level selected to cover operating and 
     administrative expenses.''.
       (b) Budgetary Effects.--The budgetary effects of this 
     section, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-
     As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to 
     the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
     Legislation'' for this section, submitted for printing in the 
     Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget 
     Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted 
     prior to the vote on passage.
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  SA 1015. Mr. FLAKE (for himself, Mr. Risch, Ms. Collins, Mr. 
Chambliss, 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:

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

     SEC. 12213. PROHIBITION OF IDEOLOGY-BASED TARGETING.

       (a) In General.--The Internal Revenue Service is 
     prohibited, within the exercise of its regulatory authority 
     under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to review 
     applications for exemption from taxation under section 501(a) 
     of such Code, from developing or using any methodology that 
     applies disproportionate scrutiny to any applicant based on 
     the ideology expressed in the name or purpose of the 
     organization.
       (b) Report to Congress.--
       (1) In general.--Subparagraph (A) of section 7803(d)(2) of 
     the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended--
       (A) by redesignating clauses (ii), (iii), and (iv) as 
     clauses (iii), (iv), and (v), respectively, and
       (B) by inserting after clause (i) the following new clause:
       ``(ii) the number of complaints during the period that 
     allege disproportionate scrutiny in the process of applying 
     for exempt status under section 501(a) based on the ideology 
     of the applicants;''.
       (2) Evaluation of complaints.--Paragraph (2) of section 
     7803(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(C) In the case of a complaint or allegation described in 
     subparagraph (A)(ii), the report shall provide an evaluation 
     of the source and the circumstances of such complaints, 
     including a timeline of events, identification of any 
     Internal Revenue Service employees involved in the case, and 
     a determination of whether such scrutiny was related to the 
     exercise of permitted political activities (as determined 
     under subsection (c)(3) or (h), whichever is applicable, of 
     section 501) by an applicant or exempt organization.''.
       (3) Conforming amendment.--Subparagraph (B) of section 
     7803(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by 
     striking ``Clauses (iii) and (iv)'' and inserting ``Clauses 
     (iv) and (v)''.
       (4) Effective date.--The amendments made by this subsection 
     shall apply to reports submitted after the date which is 6 
     months after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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  SA 1016. 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:

       Strike section 9009 and insert the following:

     SEC. 9009. BIOMASS CROP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

       Section 9011 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8111) is repealed.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1017. 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:

       Strike subtitles A and B of title II and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 2001. REPEAL OF CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM.

       Subchapter B of chapter 2 of subtitle D of title XII of the 
     Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831 et seq.) is 
     repealed.

     SEC. 2002. REPEAL OF CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM.

       Subchapter B of chapter 2 of subtitle D of title XII of the 
     Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3838d et seq.) is 
     repealed.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1018. 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:

       On page 968, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 8102. FOREST LEGACY PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Section 7 of the Cooperative Forestry 
     Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2103c) is repealed.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Section 2A(c) of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance 
     Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2101a(c)) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``and'' after the 
     semicolon;
       (B) in paragraph (4), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
     period; and
       (C) by striking paragraph (5).
       (2) Section 19(b)(2) of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance 
     Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2113(b)(2)) is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``and'' after the 
     semicolon;
       (B) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``; and'' and 
     inserting a period; and
       (C) by striking subparagraph (D).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1019. 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:

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

     SEC. 122____. TREATMENT OF INTRASTATE SPECIES.

       (a) Definition of Intrastate Species.--In this section, the 
     term ``intrastate species'' means any species of plant or 
     fish or wildlife (as those terms are defined in section 3 of 
     the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1532)) that is 
     found entirely within the borders of a single State.
       (b) Treatment.--An intrastate species shall not be--
       (1) considered to be in interstate commerce; and
       (2) subject to regulation under--
       (A) the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
     seq.); or
       (B) any other provision of law under which regulatory 
     authority is based on the power of Congress to regulate 
     interstate commerce as enumerated in article I, section 8, 
     clause 3 of the Constitution.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1020. 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 end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SECTION 12____. REINS ACT.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 
     2013'' or the ``REINS Act''.
       (b) Findings and Purpose.--
       (1) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (A) Section 1 of article I of the United States 
     Constitution grants all legislative powers to Congress.
       (B) Over time, Congress has excessively delegated its 
     constitutional charge while failing to conduct appropriate 
     oversight and retain accountability for the content of the 
     laws it passes.
       (C) By requiring a vote in Congress, the REINS Act will 
     result in more carefully drafted and detailed legislation, an 
     improved regulatory process, and a legislative branch that is 
     truly accountable to the people of the United States for the 
     laws imposed upon them.
       (2) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to increase 
     accountability for and transparency in the Federal regulatory 
     process.
       (c) Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking.--Chapter 8 
     of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as 
     follows:

         ``CHAPTER 8--CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW OF AGENCY RULEMAKING

``Sec.
``801. Congressional review.
``802. Congressional approval procedure for major rules.
``803. Congressional disapproval procedure for nonmajor rules.
``804. Definitions.
``805. Judicial review.
``806. Exemption for monetary policy.
``807. Effective date of certain rules.

     ``Sec. 801. Congressional review

       ``(a)(1)(A) Before a rule may take effect, the Federal 
     agency promulgating such rule shall submit to each House of 
     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 sections 804(2)(A), 804(2)(B), and 
     804(2)(C);
       ``(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

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       ``(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;
       ``(ii) the actions of the agency pursuant to sections 603, 
     604, 605, 607, and 609 of title 5, United States Code;
       ``(iii) the actions of the agency pursuant to sections 
     1532, 1533, 1534, and 1535 of title 2, United States Code; 
     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 802(b)(2). The report of the 
     Comptroller General shall include an assessment of compliance 
     by the agency 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 802 or as 
     provided for in the rule following enactment of a joint 
     resolution of approval described in section 802, whichever is 
     later.
       ``(4) A nonmajor rule shall take effect as provided by 
     section 803 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 chapter 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 802.
       ``(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 section 801(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 802.
       ``(d)(1) In addition to the opportunity for review 
     otherwise provided under this chapter, sections 802 and 803 
     shall apply, in the succeeding session of Congress, to 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 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; 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.
       ``(2)(A) In applying sections 802 and 803 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 after 
     the succeeding session of Congress first convenes; 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. 802. 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 
     801(a)(1)(A)(iii) that--
       ``(A) bears no preamble;
       ``(B) bears the following title: `Approving the rule 
     submitted by ___ relating to ___.' (The blank spaces being 
     appropriately filled in);
       ``(C) includes after its resolving clause only the 
     following: `That Congress approves the rule submitted by ___ 
     relating to ___.' (The blank spaces being appropriately 
     filled in); 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 
     801(a)(1)(A)(iii), the majority leader of that House (or the 
     designee of the majority leader) shall introduce (by request, 
     if appropriate) a joint resolution described in paragraph 
     (1)--
       ``(A) in the case of the House of Representatives, within 3 
     legislative days; and
       ``(B) in the case of the Senate, within 3 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 resolution described in subsection (a) 
     shall be decided without debate.
       ``(e) In the House of Representatives, if the committee or 
     committees 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 or committees 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 not fewer than 5 legislative 
     days to call up the 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.

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       ``(f)(1) For purposes of this subsection, the term 
     `identical joint resolution' means a joint resolution of the 
     first House that proposes to approve the same major rule as a 
     joint resolution of the second House.
       ``(2) If the second House receives from the first House a 
     joint resolution, the Chair shall determine whether the joint 
     resolution is an identical joint resolution.
       ``(3) If the second House receives an identical joint 
     resolution--
       ``(A) the identical joint resolution shall not be referred 
     to a committee; and
       ``(B) the procedure in the second House shall be the same 
     as if no joint resolution had been received from the first 
     house, except that the vote on final passage shall be on the 
     identical joint resolution.
       ``(4) 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 801(b)(2), then such vote shall be taken 
     on that day.
       ``(h) This section and section 803 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. 803. 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 801(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 801(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 801(a)(1)(A) was 
     submitted during the period referred to in section 801(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. 804. Definitions

       ``For purposes of this chapter--
       ``(1) the term `Federal agency' means any agency as that 
     term is defined in section 551(1);
       ``(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; and
       ``(4) the term `rule' has the meaning given such term in 
     section 551, 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. 805. Judicial review

       ``(a) No determination, finding, action, or omission under 
     this chapter 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 chapter for a rule to take effect.
       ``(c) The enactment of a joint resolution of approval under 
     section 802 shall not--
       ``(1) be interpreted to serve as a grant or modification of 
     statutory authority by Congress for the promulgation of a 
     rule;
       ``(2) extinguish or affect any claim, whether substantive 
     or procedural, against any alleged defect in a rule; and
       ``(3) 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. 806. Exemption for monetary policy

       ``Nothing in this chapter 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. 807. Effective date of certain rules

       ``Notwithstanding section 801--
       ``(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
       ``(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.''.
       (d) Budgetary Effects of Rules Subject to Section 802 of 
     Title 5, United States Code.--Section 257(b)(2) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 
     U.S.C. 907(b)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(E) Any rules subject to the congressional approval 
     procedure set forth in section 802 of chapter 8 of title 5, 
     United States Code, affecting budget authority, outlays, or 
     receipts shall be assumed to be effective unless it is not 
     approved in accordance with such section.''.
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  SA 1021. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018;

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

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

     SEC. 12213. REPEAL OF ESTATE AND GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER 
                   TAXES.

       (a) Estate Tax Repeal.--Subchapter C of chapter 11 of 
     subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new section:

     ``SEC. 2210. TERMINATION.

       ``(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
     this chapter shall not apply to the estates of decedents 
     dying on or after the date of the enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013.
       ``(b) Certain Distributions From Qualified Domestic 
     Trusts.--In applying section 2056A with respect to the 
     surviving spouse of a decedent dying before the date of the 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013--
       ``(1) section 2056A(b)(1)(A) shall not apply to 
     distributions made after the 10-year period beginning on such 
     date, and
       ``(2) section 2056A(b)(1)(B) shall not apply on or after 
     such date.''.
       (b) Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Repeal.--Subchapter G 
     of chapter 13 of subtitle B of such Code is amended by adding 
     at the end the following new section:

     ``SEC. 2664. TERMINATION.

       ``This chapter shall not apply to generation-skipping 
     transfers on or after the date of the enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) The table of sections for subchapter C of chapter 11 is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``Sec. 2210. Termination.''.

       (2) The table of sections for subchapter G of chapter 13 is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``Sec. 2664. Termination.''.

       (d) Restoration of Pre-EGTRRA Provisions Not Applicable.--
       (1) In general.--Section 301 of the Tax Relief, 
     Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act 
     of 2010 shall not apply to estates of decedents dying, and 
     transfers made, on or after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act.
       (2) Exception for stepped-up basis.--Paragraph (1) shall 
     not apply to the provisions of law amended by subtitle E of 
     title V of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation 
     Act of 2001 (relating to carryover basis at death; other 
     changes taking effect with repeal).
       (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply to the estates of decedents dying, and 
     generation-skipping transfers, after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 12214. MODIFICATIONS OF GIFT TAX.

       (a) Computation of Gift Tax.--Subsection (a) of section 
     2502 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read 
     as follows:
       ``(a) Computation of Tax.--
       ``(1) In general.--The tax imposed by section 2501 for each 
     calendar year shall be an amount equal to the excess of--
       ``(A) a tentative tax, computed under paragraph (2), on the 
     aggregate sum of the taxable gifts for such calendar year and 
     for each of the preceding calendar periods, over
       ``(B) a tentative tax, computed under paragraph (2), on the 
     aggregate sum of the taxable gifts for each of the preceding 
     calendar periods.
       ``(2) Rate schedule.--


``If the amount with respect to which the   The tentative
 tentative tax to be computed is:             tax is:
Not over $10,000..........................  18% of such amount.
Over $10,000 but not over $20,000.........  $1,800, plus 20% of the
                                             excess over $10,000.
Over $20,000 but not over $40,000.........  $3,800, plus 22% of the
                                             excess over $20,000.
Over $40,000 but not over $60,000.........  $8,200, plus 24% of the
                                             excess over $40,000.
Over $60,000 but not over $80,000.........  $13,000, plus 26% of the
                                             excess over $60,000.
Over $80,000 but not over $100,000........  $18,200, plus 28% of the
                                             excess over $80,000.
Over $100,000 but not over $150,000.......  $23,800, plus 30% of the
                                             excess over $100,000.
Over $150,000 but not over $250,000.......  $38,800, plus 32% of the
                                             excess of $150,000.
Over $250,000 but not over $500,000.......  $70,800, plus 34% of the
                                             excess over $250,000.
Over $500,000.............................  $155,800, plus 35% of the
                                             excess of $500,000.''.
 

       (b) Treatment of Certain Transfers in Trust.--Section 2511 
     (relating to transfers in general) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following new subsection:
       ``(c) Treatment of Certain Transfers in Trust.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of this section and 
     except as provided in regulations, a transfer in trust shall 
     be treated as a taxable gift under section 2503, unless the 
     trust is treated as wholly owned by the donor or the donor's 
     spouse under subpart E of part I of subchapter J of chapter 
     1.''.
       (c) Lifetime Gift Exemption.--Paragraph (1) of section 
     2505(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to 
     read as follows:
       ``(1) the amount of the tentative tax which would be 
     determined under the rate schedule set forth in section 
     2502(a)(2) if the amount with respect to which such tentative 
     tax is to be computed were $5,000,000, reduced by''.
       (d) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Section 2505(a) of such Code is amended by striking the 
     last sentence.
       (2) The heading for section 2505 of such Code is amended by 
     striking ``UNIFIED''.
       (3) The item in the table of sections for subchapter A of 
     chapter 12 of such Code relating to section 2505 is amended 
     to read as follows:

``Sec. 2505. Credit against gift tax.''.

       (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply to gifts made on or after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (f) Transition Rule.--
       (1) In general.--For purposes of applying sections 1015(d), 
     2502, and 2505 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the 
     calendar year in which this Act is enacted shall be treated 
     as 2 separate calendar years one of which ends on the day 
     before the date of the enactment of this Act and the other of 
     which begins on such date of enactment.
       (2) Application of section 2504(b).--For purposes of 
     applying section 2504(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986, the calendar year in which this Act is enacted shall be 
     treated as one preceding calendar period.
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  SA 1022. Mr. MERKLEY 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 968, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 81__. FOREST LEGACY PROGRAM.

       Section 7(l) of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 
     1978 (16 U.S.C. 2103c(l)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(4) State authorization.--
       ``(A) Definition of qualified organization.--In this 
     paragraph, a `qualified organization' means an organization--
       ``(i) defined in section 170(h)(3) of the Internal Revenue 
     Code of 1986; and
       ``(ii) organized for 1 or more of the purposes described in 
     section 170(h)(4)(A) of that Code.
       ``(B) Authorization.--The Secretary shall, at the request 
     of a State acting through the State lead agency, authorize 
     the State to allow qualified organizations to acquire, hold, 
     and manage conservation easements, using funds provided 
     through grants to the State under this subsection, for 
     purposes of the Forest Legacy Program in the State.
       ``(C) Eligibility.--To be eligible to acquire and manage 
     conservation easements under this paragraph, a qualified 
     organization shall demonstrate to the Secretary the abilities 
     necessary to acquire, monitor, and enforce interests in 
     forest land consistent with the Forest Legacy Program and the 
     assessment of need for the State.
       ``(D) Reversion.--
       ``(i) In general.--If the Secretary, or a State acting 
     through the State lead agency, makes any of the 
     determinations described in clause (ii) with respect to a 
     conservation easement acquired by a qualified organization 
     under subparagraph (B)--

       ``(I) all right, title, and interest of the qualified 
     organization in and to the conservation easement shall 
     terminate; and
       ``(II) all right, title, and interest in and to the 
     conservation easement shall revert to the State or other 
     qualified designee approved by the State.

       ``(ii) Determinations.--The determinations referred to in 
     clause (i) are that--

       ``(I) the qualified organization is unable to carry out the 
     responsibilities of the qualified organization under the 
     Forest Legacy Program in the State with respect to the 
     conservation easement;
       ``(II) the conservation easement has been modified or is 
     being administered in a way that is inconsistent with the 
     purposes of the Forest Legacy Program or the assessment of 
     need for the State; or
       ``(III) the conservation easement has been conveyed to 
     another person (other than a qualified organization approved 
     by the State and the Secretary).''.

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  SA 1023. Mr. COWAN (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, Ms. Collins, Ms. 
Warren, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Begich, Mr. 
Lautenberg, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Reed, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Menendez, Mrs. 
Gillibrand, and Mr. King) 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. 12213. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON FISHERY DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) Commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing 
     represents the livelihood of many hard-working people in the 
     United States and, in 2011, fisheries supported more than 
     1,200,000 jobs in the United States.
       (2) Seafood represents an important source of high quality, 
     nutritious food for the people of the United States, who 
     consumed 15 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2011 on average 
     per capita.
       (3) Commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing is an 
     integral part of the economic foundation for the coastal 
     communities of the United States.
       (4) Despite adhering to strict catch limits, many fishermen 
     and historic fishing communities currently face extreme 
     hardship as a result of dramatic declines in stocks due to 
     natural disasters and undetermined causes.

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       (5) In 2012, using authority under the Interjurisdictional 
     Fisheries Act of 1986 (16 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) and the 
     Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 
     1976 (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Secretary of Commerce 
     declared fishery disasters with respect to the following:
       (A) Mississippi oyster and blue crab, in response to 
     flooding that occurred in 2011, damage from the oil spill in 
     the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and Hurricane Katrina.
       (B) Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery, for Rhode 
     Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and 
     Connecticut.
       (C) Alaska Chinook salmon, for Chinook salmon fisheries in 
     the Yukon River, Kuskokwin River, and Cook Inlet.
       (D) New Jersey and New York, in response to Hurricane 
     Sandy.
       (E) American Samoa, for bottomfish.
       (6) Whenever a disaster has been declared by the Federal 
     Government, Congress has traditionally provided funding to 
     assist those affected.
       (7) Since 1994, Federal fishery failures have been declared 
     on 29 occasions and nearly $827,000,000 in Federal funding 
     has been provided for fishery disaster relief.
       (8) The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (division 
     A of Public Law 113-2; 127 Stat. 4), did not include the 
     funding for all fishery disasters declared in 2012 that was 
     included in the Senate bill and those fisheries continue to 
     face dire economic straits.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) it is important to support the commercial, 
     recreational, and subsistence fishermen of the United States, 
     who risk their lives to put food on the tables of the people 
     of the United States and to support their communities;
       (2) it is in the national interest to ensure that the 
     important and storied United States fishing industry survives 
     and thrives well into the future; and
       (3) funds should be provided, as soon as possible, for the 
     fishery disasters declared by the Secretary of Commerce in 
     2012 and any subsequent fishery disaster declarations.
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  SA 1024. Mrs. BOXER 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 986, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:

     SEC. 8304. CULTURAL HERITAGE AND COOPERATION.

       Section 8102 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
     2008 (25 U.S.C. 3052) is amended by striking paragraph (5) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(5) Indian tribe.--The term `Indian tribe' means--
       ``(A) any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, 
     pueblo, village, or other community the name of which is 
     included on a list published by the Secretary of the Interior 
     pursuant to section 104 of the Federally Recognized Indian 
     Tribe List Act of 1994; or
       ``(B) any Indian group that has been formally recognized as 
     an Indian tribe by a State.''.
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  SA 1025. Mrs. BOXER (for herself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. 
Begich, Mr. Heinrich, and Mr. Tester) 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 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122___. SENSE OF THE SENATE CONCERNING THE LABELING OF 
                   GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate finds that--
       (1) 64 countries, including the United Kingdom, South 
     Korea, Japan, Brazil, Australia, India, China, all countries 
     of the European Union, and other key United States trading 
     partners, have laws or regulations mandating the disclosure 
     of genetically engineered food on food labels;
       (2) 26 States have introduced legislation in 2013 that 
     would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods;
       (3) the Food and Drug Administration requires the labeling 
     of more than 3,000 ingredients, additives, and processes;
       (4) the Food and Drug Administration has the statutory 
     authority to require the labeling of genetically engineered 
     foods; and
       (5) the process of genetic engineering results in material 
     changes to foods at the molecular level that have never 
     occurred in traditional varieties and are determinative of 
     food purchases by consumers.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that the United States should join the 64 other countries 
     that have given consumers the right to know if the foods 
     purchased to feed their families have been genetically 
     engineered or contain genetically engineered ingredients.
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  SA 1026. Mrs. BOXER 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__. REPORT ON GMO LABELING.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting 
     through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall submit 
     a report to Congress on the methods of labeling genetically 
     engineered food (also referred to as ``GMO'') in nations that 
     require such labeling and the probable impacts of having 
     differing State labeling laws in the absence of a Federal 
     labeling standard with respect to genetically engineered 
     food.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1027. Mrs. BOXER 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. 12___. PROTECTION OF HONEY BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary, in cooperation with the 
     Secretary of the Interior and the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency, shall carry out such 
     activities as the Secretary determines to be appropriate to 
     protect and ensure the long-term viability of populations of 
     honey bees, wild bees, and other beneficial insects of 
     agricultural crops, horticultural plants, wild plants, and 
     other plants, including--
       (1) providing formal guidance relating to proposed agency 
     actions that may threaten pollinator health or jeopardize the 
     long-term viability of populations of pollinators;
       (2) making use of the best available peer-reviewed science 
     regarding environmental and chemical stressors on pollinator 
     health; and
       (3) regularly monitoring and reporting on the health and 
     population status of managed and native pollinators including 
     bees, birds, bats, and other species.
       (b) Interagency Task Force on Bee Health and Commercial 
     Beekeeping.--
       (1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish an 
     interagency task force--
       (A) to coordinate Federal efforts carried out on or after 
     the date of enactment of this Act to address the serious 
     worldwide decline in bee health, especially honey bees and 
     declining native bees; and
       (B) to assess Federal efforts to mitigate pollinator losses 
     and threats to the United States commercial beekeeping 
     industry.
       (2) Membership.--The task force established under this 
     subsection shall be comprised of officials from--
       (A) the Department of Agriculture;
       (B) the Department of the Interior;
       (C) the Environmental Protection Agency;
       (D) the Food and Drug Administration; and
       (E) the Department of Commerce.
       (3) Consultation.--The members of the task force 
     established under this subsection shall consult with 
     beekeeper, conservation, scientist, and agricultural 
     stakeholders.
       (c) Report to Congress.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the task force established 
     under subsection (b) shall submit to Congress a report that 
     summarizes--
       (1) Federal activities carried out pursuant to section 
     1672(h) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act 
     of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)) or any other provision of law 
     (including regulations) to address bee decline; and
       (2) international efforts to address the decline of managed 
     honeybees and native pollinators.
       (d) Pollinator Research Lab Feasibility Study.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the 
     Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service, shall 
     conduct feasibility studies regarding--
       (A) establishing a new bee research laboratory; and
       (B) modernizing existing honey bee research laboratories 
     identified by the Agricultural Research Service in the 
     capital investment strategy document dated 2012.
       (2) Consultation.--In conducting the feasibility studies 
     under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consult with--
       (A) beekeeper, native bee, agricultural, research 
     institution, and bee conservation stakeholders regarding new 
     research laboratory needs under paragraph (1)(A); and
       (B) commercial beekeepers regarding modernizing existing 
     honey bee laboratories under paragraph (1)(B).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1028. Mrs. BOXER 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 862, strike lines 10 through 12 and insert the 
     following:
     from the decennial census in the year 2020'';
       (2) by striking ``25,000'' and inserting ``35,000''; and
       (3) by inserting after ``families.'' the following: ``The 
     Secretary may continue to classify such an area to be `rural' 
     or a `rural area' if the Secretary determines that the area 
     has a population in excess of 35,000, but not in excess of 
     50,000, is rural in character, and has a serious lack of 
     mortgage credit for lower- and moderate-income families or 
     lack of affordable housing, or a significant portion of the 
     population of the area is employed in agriculture.''.

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  SA 1029. Mr. WHITEHOUSE 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__. SENSE OF THE SENATE CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate finds that--
       (1) evidence that human activity is contributing 
     significantly to climate change is based on sound measurement 
     practices and well-understood physics;
       (2) measurements show that the acidity of the oceans has 
     increased almost 30 percent since preindustrial times, at a 
     rate that exceeds estimates of any rate in 50,000,000 years;
       (3) almost 90 percent of scientists, almost 95 percent of 
     active climate scientists, and more than 30 major scientific 
     organizations think humans are significantly contributing to 
     climate change;
       (4) the harms of climate change to agriculture include more 
     frequent and severe storms, more frequent flooding, worsening 
     droughts, changes in the range of pests and invasive species, 
     reduced agricultural productivity, damaging stress to 
     livestock health, and reduced productivity of agricultural 
     producers;
       (5) the Government Accountability Office--
       (A) has added the fiscal exposure of the Federal Government 
     to climate change to the GAO High Risk list; and
       (B) has included exposure through the Federal Crop 
     Insurance Corporation as part of the risk;
       (6) agriculture-related industry contributes almost 5 
     percent to the economy of the United States; and
       (7) climate change presents a credible risk to--
       (A) agriculture and forestry in the United States; and
       (B) the infrastructure, health of the people, national 
     security, and economy of the United States.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that--
       (1) the scientific evidence and consensus that supports the 
     assertion that humans are contributing to climate change 
     represents a credible risk to agriculture and related 
     industries in the United States;
       (2) the scientific evidence and consensus referred to in 
     paragraph (1) is not product of a hoax or deception 
     perpetrated on the people of the United States; and
       (3) efforts to reduce carbon pollution and adapt to the 
     effects of climate change are--
       (A) economically prudent; and
       (B) in the best security and fiscal interests of the United 
     States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1030. Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Begich, Mr. 
Cowan, and Mr. Reed) 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 462, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:

     ``SEC. 32__. PILOT PROGRAM OPERATING LOANS TO COMMERCIAL 
                   FISHERMEN AND SHELLFISH FARMERS.

       ``(a) In General.--In each of fiscal years 2014 through 
     2018, up to 1.5 percent of the funds made available to carry 
     out this chapter for that fiscal year shall be used to carry 
     out a pilot program to make and guarantee operating loans to 
     individuals or entities primarily engaged in commercial 
     fishing or shellfish farming--
       ``(1) to pay the costs incident to reorganizing a 
     commercial fishing or shellfish farming business for more 
     profitable operation;
       ``(2) to purchase commercial fishing or shellfish farming 
     equipment to comply with regulatory requirements, meet 
     management objectives identified by the managing agency, 
     improve the quality of fishery resource harvests, or replace 
     worn equipment;
       ``(3) to purchase fuel, bait, or to meet other essential 
     commercial fishing or shellfish farming operating expenses;
       ``(4) to finance commercial fishery or shellfish farming 
     permits;
       ``(5) to refinance indebtedness; or
       ``(6) to pay loan closing costs.
       ``(b) Eligibility.--A commercial fisherman, a shellfish 
     farmer, or an individual holding a majority interest in an 
     entity primarily engaged in commercial fishing or shellfish 
     farming shall be eligible under this section only if the 
     individual--
       ``(1) is a citizen of the United States;
       ``(2) has a record of experienced commercial fishing or 
     shellfish farming that the Secretary determines is sufficient 
     to ensure a reasonable prospect of success in the commercial 
     fishing or shellfish farming operation proposed by the 
     individual; and
       ``(3) is unable to obtain credit elsewhere.
       ``(c) Consistency With Fishery Management Objectives.--Any 
     loan under this section shall support activities or purchases 
     consistent with the management objectives of the 1 or more 
     fisheries or shellfish farms in which the eligible person 
     described in subsection (b) participates, which the Secretary 
     may determine through consultation with--
       ``(1) the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Under 
     Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; or
       ``(2) the appropriate State, local, or tribal fishery or 
     shellfish farming management authorities.
       ``(d) Evaluation.--Not later than April 1, 2016, the 
     Secretary shall--
       ``(1) complete an evaluation of the pilot program; and
       ``(2) submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report describing 
     results of the evaluation.
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  SA 1031. Mrs. HAGAN 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 1076, between lines 17 and 18, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 110__. CROP INSURANCE FRAUD.

       Section 516(b)(2) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1516(b)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(C) Reviews, compliance, and program integrity.--For each 
     of the 2014 and subsequent reinsurance years, the Corporation 
     may use the insurance fund established under subsection (c), 
     but not to exceed $5,000,000 for each fiscal year, to pay the 
     following:
       ``(i) Costs to reimburse expenses incurred for the review 
     of policies, plans of insurance, and related materials and to 
     assist the Corporation in maintaining program integrity.
       ``(ii) In addition to other available funds, costs incurred 
     by the Risk Management Agency for compliance operations 
     associated with activities authorized under this title.''.
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  SA 1032. Mr. KING (for himself and 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:

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

     SEC. 12___. STATE MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING REGARDING 
                   INTERSTATE SHIPMENT OF STATE-INSPECTED POULTRY 
                   AND MEAT ITEMS.

       (a) Meat Items.--Section 501 of the Federal Meat Inspection 
     Act (21 U.S.C. 683) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``that is located in a 
     State that has enacted a mandatory State meat product 
     inspection law that imposes ante mortem and post mortem 
     inspection, reinspection, and sanitation requirements that 
     are at least equal to those under this Act'' before the 
     period at the end; and
       (B) by striking paragraph (5);
       (2) by striking subsections (b) through (e) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(b) State Memoranda of Understanding Regarding Interstate 
     Shipment of State-inspected Meat Items.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law (including regulations), a State may enter into a 
     memorandum of understanding with another State under which 
     meat items from an eligible establishment in 1 State are sold 
     in interstate commerce in the other State, in accordance with 
     the requirements of paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Requirements.--To be eligible to enter into a 
     memorandum of understanding under paragraph (1), a State, 
     acting through the appropriate State agency, shall receive a 
     certification from the Secretary that--
       ``(A) the ante mortem and post mortem inspection, 
     reinspection, and sanitation requirements of the State are at 
     least equal to those under this Act; and
       ``(B) the State employs designated personnel to inspect 
     meat items to be shipped by eligible establishments in 
     interstate commerce.'';
       (3) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (c);
       (4) by striking subsections (g), (h), and (j); and
       (5) by redesignating subsection (i) as subsection (d).
       (b) Poultry Items.--Section 31 of the Poultry Products 
     Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 472) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (5);
       (2) by striking subsections (b) through (g) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(b) State Memoranda of Understanding Regarding Interstate 
     Shipment of State-inspected Poultry Items.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law (including regulations), a State may enter into a 
     memorandum of understanding with another State under which 
     poultry items from an eligible establishment in 1 State are 
     sold in interstate commerce in the other State, in accordance 
     with the requirements of paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Requirements.--To be eligible to enter into a 
     memorandum of understanding under paragraph (1), a State, 
     acting through the appropriate State agency, shall receive a 
     certification from the Secretary that--
       ``(A) the ante mortem and post mortem inspection, 
     reinspection, and sanitation requirements of the State are at 
     least equal to those under this Act; and
       ``(B) the State employs designated personnel to inspect 
     poultry items to be shipped by eligible establishments in 
     interstate commerce.'';

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       (3) by redesignating subsection (h) as subsection (c); and
       (4) by striking subsection (i).
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  SA 1033. Mr. KING 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. 12____. SCIENTIFIC AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FDA FOOD 
                   SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
     (referred to in this section as the ``Secretary'') may not 
     enforce any regulations promulgated under the FDA Food Safety 
     Modernization Act (Public Law 111-353) until the Secretary 
     publishes in the Federal Register the following:
       (1) An analysis of the scientific information used in the 
     final rule to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act 
     with a particular focus on--
       (A) agricultural businesses of a variety of sizes;
       (B) regional differences of agriculture production, 
     processing, marketing, and value added production;
       (C) agricultural businesses that are diverse livestock and 
     produce producers;
       (D) the impact on local food systems and the availability 
     of local food; and
       (E) what, if any, negative impact on the agricultural 
     businesses and local food systems would be created, or 
     exacerbated, by implementation of the FDA Food Safety 
     Modernization Act.
       (2) An analysis of the economic impact of the proposed 
     final rule to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act 
     with a particular focus on--
       (A) agricultural businesses of a variety of sizes;
       (B) small and mid-sized value added food processors; and
       (C) the availability of local foods in Farmers Markets, 
     Community Supported Agriculture, restaurants, and food hubs.
       (3) A plan to systematically evaluate the regulations by 
     surveying farmers and processors and developing an ongoing 
     process to evaluate and address business concerns.
       (b) Annual Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act and annually thereafter, the Secretary 
     shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions of the Senate and the Committee on Agriculture of 
     the House of Representatives a report on the impact of 
     implementation of the regulations promulgated under the FDA 
     Food Safety Modernization Act.
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  SA 1034. Mr. KING 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 B of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. POULTRY PROCESSING AT CERTAIN FACILITIES.

       (a) In General.--Section 7 of the Poultry Products 
     Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 456) is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(c) Processing at Certain Facilities.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law (including section 381.10(b)(2) of title 9, Code of 
     Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of 
     this subsection)), a person that owns or operates a facility 
     described in paragraph (2) may enter into a lease or other 
     agreement with any other person for the purpose of processing 
     poultry of the other person at the facility--
       ``(A) subject to the condition that each person that is a 
     party to the agreement has in place a hazard analysis and 
     critical control points plan; and
       ``(B) regardless of whether the Secretary grants an 
     exemption for the processing under section 15(c)(3) or any 
     other provision of law (including regulations).
       ``(2) Description of facility.--A facility referred to in 
     paragraph (1) is a facility that--
       ``(A) has been inspected in accordance with the 
     requirements of this Act;
       ``(B) has a capacity of not more than 20,000 poultry; and
       ``(C) is not used by the owner or operator of the facility 
     to the full capacity of the facility.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 15(c)(3)(B) of the 
     Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 464(c)(3)(B)) is 
     amended by inserting ``subject to section 7(c),'' before 
     ``slaughters or processes''.
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  SA 1035. Mr. KING (for himself, Ms. Collins, and Mrs. Gillibrand) 
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 F of title II, add the following:

     SEC. 25___. FARM BUSINESS CENTERS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) Federal conservation programs, such as the Conservation 
     Stewardship Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives 
     Program--
       (A) help farmers and landowners reduce soil erosion, 
     enhance water supplies, improve water quality, and improve 
     wildlife habitat; and
       (B) represent the shared cost and responsibility of the 
     Federal Government and farmers and landowners for 
     conservation;
       (2) much of the support provided by the programs described 
     in paragraph (1) is in the form of technical support to help 
     farmers and landowners achieve conservation goals;
       (3)(A) section 14212(b)(1)(B) of the Food, Conservation, 
     and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 6932a(b)(1)(B)) provided for 
     the closing of Farm Service Agency offices if the offices had 
     2 or fewer permanent full-time employees; but
       (B) that provision failed to take into consideration that--
       (i) some Farm Service Agency offices were colocated;
       (ii) some Farm Service Agency programs were interdependent; 
     and
       (iii) that colocation and interdependence served as an 
     advantage;
       (4) reducing staff levels and closing Farm Service Agency 
     and Natural Resources Conservation Service offices makes it 
     more difficult for farmers and landowners to participate in 
     Federal programs;
       (5)(A) the State of Maine is increasing the number of new, 
     small, and mid-sized farms in the State; and
       (B) for many of those farms, access to technical assistance 
     is critical for success; and
       (6)(A) the policy of the Administrative and Financial 
     Management office of the Department of Agriculture in effect 
     on the date of enactment of this Act supports consolidation 
     of offices of--
       (i) the Farm Service Agency;
       (ii) the Natural Resources Conservation Service offices; 
     and
       (iii) soil and water conservation districts; but
       (B) that policy is undermined by other policies that do not 
     evaluate the effect on the entire service system of a 
     decision of such an agency to relocate staff or close an 
     office, which often results in a cost shift to rural 
     communities, farmers, and landowners.
       (b) Guidelines.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish 
     guidelines--
       (1) to encourage the colocation of offices of the Farm 
     Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, 
     and soil and water conservation districts to establish ``1-
     stop'' farm business centers of the Department of Agriculture 
     to increase efficiency, improve communication with agency and 
     local government partners, and enhance service delivery to 
     rural communities; and
       (2) relating to the use of donated office space, on a full-
     time or part-time basis, from local governments and other 
     appropriate entities.
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  SA 1036. 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. 40__. DATA COLLECTION.

       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) Data Collection.--The Secretary shall compile data on 
     incidences in which eligible households who are otherwise 
     eligible to continue receiving benefits under the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program are determined to 
     be ineligible and required to reapply for eligibility, 
     whether through an administrative error or through the fault 
     of the eligible household.''.
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  SA 1037. 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 414, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:

     SEC. 42__. PILOT PROGRAM FOR HIGH-POVERTY SCHOOLS.

       Section 18(h) of the Richard B. Russell National School 
     Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769(h)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)(B), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by striking ``5 States'' and inserting ``10 States''; 
     and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``2015'' and inserting 
     ``2020''.
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  SA 1038. 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___. SENIOR APPLICANT INTERVIEW WAIVER OPTION.

       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) Senior Applicant Interview Waiver Option.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall give each 
     participating State the option to carry out the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance

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     program in accordance with this Act but using a waiver of the 
     eligibility interview for applicant households that consist 
     of not more than 2 members, both of whom are over the age of 
     65.
       ``(2) Prohibition.--In the case of a participating State 
     that elects to take the option described in paragraph (1), no 
     applicant household described in that paragraph for which the 
     eligibility interview is waived shall be denied benefits 
     under the supplemental nutrition assistance program solely as 
     a result of that waiver.
       ``(3) Verification.--If a participating State that elects 
     to take the option described in paragraph (1) determines that 
     any information on the application of an applicant household 
     subject to a waiver is questionable, the applicable State 
     agency may contact the applicant household directly or 
     request additional verification of the questionable 
     information.''.
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  SA 1039. Mr. CRAPO (for himself 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:

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

     SEC. 12___. PROHIBITION AGAINST FINALIZING, IMPLEMENTING, OR 
                   ENFORCING THE PROPOSED RULE ENTITLED 
                   ``STANDARDS FOR THE GROWING, HARVESTING, 
                   PACKING, AND HOLDING OF PRODUCE FOR HUMAN 
                   CONSUMPTION''.

       No Federal funds may be used to finalize, implement or 
     enforce the proposed rule entitled ``Standards for the 
     Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for 
     Human Consumption'' published by the Department of Health and 
     Human Services on January 16, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 3503), or 
     any successor or substantially similar rule.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1040. Mr. ENZI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 925 submitted by Mrs. Shaheen (for herself, Mr. Kirk, Mr. 
Toomey, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Alexander, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. 
Corker, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Portman, Mr. Coats, Mr. McCain, Mr. Coons, 
Mr. Coburn, Mr. Warner, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Kaine, and Mr. 
Heller) and intended to be proposed to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize 
agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 5 of the amendment, line 14, before the period at 
     the end insert ``and eliminate the tariff-rate quotas for 
     maple syrup and specialty syrups''.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1041. Mr. ENZI 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 12208.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1042. Mr. KING (for himself and 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:

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

     SEC. 12____. EXEMPTIONS FROM REQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARD ANALYSIS 
                   AND RISK-BASED PREVENTIVE CONTROLS AND PRODUCE 
                   SAFETY.

       (a) Qualified.--Section 418(l)(1)(C)(ii) of the Federal 
     Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 350g(l)(1)(C)(ii)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subclause (I), by striking ``value of the food 
     manufactured'' each place such term appears and inserting 
     ``value of the food subject to the requirements of this 
     section that is manufactured''; and
       (2) in subclause (II), by striking ``value of all food 
     sold'' and inserting ``value of all food subject to the 
     requirements of this section that is sold''.
       (b) Produce Safety and Preventive Controls.--Section 
     419(f)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 
     U.S.C. 350h(f)(1)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``food sold by'' each 
     place such term appears and inserting ``food subject to the 
     requirements of this section that is sold by''; and
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``value of all food 
     sold'' and inserting ``value of all food subject to the 
     requirements of this section that is sold''.
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  SA 1043. Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Mr. Coons, and 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:

       Beginning on page 1085, strike line 11 and all that follows 
     through page 1086, line 17, and insert the following:
       ``(i) a study to determine the feasibility of insuring 
     commercial poultry production against business disruptions 
     caused by integrator bankruptcy or other significant market 
     disruptions; and
       ``(ii) a study to determine the feasibility of insuring 
     poultry producers for a catastrophic event.
       ``(C) Business disruption study.--The study described in 
     subparagraph (B)(i) shall--
       ``(i) evaluate the market place for business disruption 
     insurance that is available to poultry producers;
       ``(ii) assess the feasibility of a policy to allow 
     producers to ensure against a portion of losses from loss 
     under contract due to business disruptions from integrator 
     bankruptcy or other significant market disruptions; and
       ``(iii) analyze the costs to the Federal Government of a 
     Federal business disruption insurance program for poultry 
     producers.
       ``(D) Reports.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this paragraph, the Corporation shall submit to 
     the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives 
     and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of 
     the Senate a report that describes the results of--
       ``(i) the study carried out under subparagraph (B)(i); and
       ``(ii) the study carried out under subparagraph (B)(ii).
       ``(E) Implementation.--The Board shall review the policy 
     described in subparagraph (B) under subsection 508(h) and 
     approve the policy if the Board finds that the policy--
       ``(i) will likely result in a viable and marketable policy 
     consistent with this subsection;
       ``(ii) would provide crop insurance coverage in a 
     significantly improved form;
       ``(iii) adequately protects the interests of producers; and
       ``(iv) meets other requirements of this subtitle determined 
     appropriate by the Board.''.
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  SA 1044. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself 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 731, between lines 6 and 7, insert the following:

     ``SEC. 3708. LAND GRANT-MERCEDES.

       ``(a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       ``(1) Spanish and Mexican land grant-mercedes are part of a 
     unique and important history in the southwest United States 
     dating back to the 1600s and becoming incorporated into the 
     United States through the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, 
     Limits, and Settlement between the United States of America 
     and the Mexican Republic, signed at Guadalupe Hidalgo 
     February 2, 1848, and entered into force May 30, 1848 (9 
     Stat. 922) (commonly referred to as the `Treaty of Guadalupe 
     Hidalgo');
       ``(2) the years following the signing of that treaty 
     resulted in a significant loss of land originally belonging 
     to the land grant-mercedes due to manipulations and 
     unfulfilled commitments;
       ``(3) the land grant-mercedes that are recognized as 
     political subdivisions are in need of increased economic 
     opportunities; and
       ``(4) the rural development programs of the Department of 
     Agriculture are an appropriate venue for addressing the needs 
     of the land grant-mercedes.
       ``(b) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Land grant-mercedes.--The term `land grant-mercedes' 
     means land that was granted by the government of Spain or the 
     government of Mexico to a community, town, colony, pueblo, or 
     person for the purpose of establishing a community, town, 
     colony, or pueblo.
       ``(2) Land grant council.--The term `Land Grant Council' 
     means an agency of the New Mexico State government 
     established by law--
       ``(A) to provide support to land grants-mercedes in the 
     State of New Mexico; and
       ``(B) to serve as a liaison between land grant-mercedes and 
     other State agencies and the Federal government.
       ``(3) Qualified land grant-mercedes.--The term `qualified 
     land grant-mercedes' means a land grant-mercedes recognized 
     under a State law.
       ``(c) Program.--
       ``(1) In general.--In addition to any other funds made 
     available for similar purposes, the Secretary shall use funds 
     set aside under paragraph (3) to provide grants to qualified 
     land grant-mercedes and the Land Grant Council for the 
     purpose of carrying out economic development initiatives 
     under--
       ``(A) the Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural 
     Communities and Households (SEARCH) program under section 
     3501(e)(6);
       ``(B) the community facility grant program under section 
     3502;
       ``(C) the program of rural business development grants and 
     rural business enterprise grants under section 3601(a);
       ``(D) the rural microentrepreneur assistance program under 
     section 3601(f)(2); and
       ``(E) the rural community development initiative.
       ``(2) Federal share.--Notwithstanding any other requirement 
     of the programs described in paragraph (1), the Secretary 
     shall make available to qualified land grant-mercedes grants 
     under those programs at a Federal share of up to 100 percent.
       ``(3) Set aside.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, of amounts made

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     available for a fiscal year for rural development programs of 
     the Department of Agriculture, $10,000,000 shall be used to 
     carry out this section.''.
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  SA 1045. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself 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 1150, afer line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. RECEIPT FOR SERVICE OR DENIAL OF SERVICE FROM 
                   CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCIES.

       Section 2501A(e) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, 
     and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279-1(e)) is amended by 
     striking ``and, at the time of the request, also requests a 
     receipt''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1046. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself 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 216, line 15, strike ``and'' at the end.
       On page 217, strike line 21 and insert the following:
     habitat.''; and
       (6) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Funding for Community Irrigation Associations.--
       ``(1) Definition of eligible community irrigation 
     association.--In this subsection, the term `eligible 
     community irrigation association' means an irrigation 
     association that--
       ``(A) is comprised of members who are eligible producers; 
     and
       ``(B) is a local governmental entity that does not have the 
     authority to impose taxes or levies.
       ``(2) Alternative funding arrangement.--The Secretary may 
     enter into alternative funding arrangements with eligible 
     community irrigation associations if the Secretary determines 
     that--
       ``(A) the goals and objectives of the program will be met 
     by the arrangements; and
       ``(B) statutory limitations regarding contracts with 
     individual producers will not be exceeded by any member of 
     the irrigation association.''.
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  SA 1047. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself 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 731, between lines 6 and 7, insert the following:

     ``SEC. 3708. FRONTIER COMMUNITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

       ``(a) Definition of Frontier Community.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Director of the Bureau of the Census and the Administrator of 
     the Economic Research Service, shall promulgate regulations 
     to define, for purposes of this section, the term `frontier 
     community'.
       ``(2) Requirements.--The definition of `frontier community' 
     shall be based on a weighted matrix that uses population 
     density, distance in miles and travel time in minutes from 
     the nearest significant service center or market, and such 
     other factors as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.
       ``(3) Identification.--The Secretary shall work with State 
     executives, officials of nonmetropolitan local governments, 
     and officials of federally recognized Indian tribes, as 
     appropriate, to identify communities that qualify as 
     `frontier communities' based on the weighted matrix.
       ``(4) Reconsideration process.--The Secretary shall 
     establish a reconsideration process under which a community 
     that has not been designated as a `frontier community' may 
     petition for designation.
       ``(b) Reservation of Funds for Frontier Communities.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall reserve an amount of 
     not less than 3 percent of all funds made available for a 
     fiscal year for programs of the rural development mission 
     area that provide grants, loans, or loan guarantees to 
     communities, for the costs of making grants, loans, or loan 
     guarantees to frontier communities in accordance with those 
     programs and this section.
       ``(2) Requirements.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B) 
     and notwithstanding any other provision of this title, in 
     making a grant, loan, or loan guarantee to a frontier 
     community using funds reserved under paragraph (1), the 
     Secretary shall apply the terms and conditions of the 
     applicable rural development program.
       ``(B) Exceptions.--The Secretary--
       ``(i) in the case of grants and regardless of cost-sharing 
     requirements in the underlying program, may make available a 
     grant of up to 100 percent Federal cost share to frontier 
     communities;
       ``(ii) for purposes of scoring grant applications, may not 
     consider whether a frontier community belongs to a regional 
     partnership; and
       ``(iii) may not impose a minimum grant or loan amount 
     requirement.
       ``(3) Insufficient applications.--If funds reserved under 
     paragraph (1) remain available due to insufficient 
     applications after the end of the 180-day period beginning on 
     the date on which the funds are reserved, the Secretary shall 
     use the funds for the purposes for which the funds were 
     originally made available.
       ``(c) Capacity Building, Technical Assistance, and Project 
     Planning.--
       ``(1) Definition of eligible entity.--In this subsection, 
     the term `eligible entity' means--
       ``(A) an association of counties;
       ``(B) a council of State and local governments;
       ``(C) a cooperative;
       ``(D) an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
     U.S.C. 450b));
       ``(E) a public agency;
       ``(F) a community-based organization, intermediary 
     organization, network, or coalition of community-based 
     organizations that does not engage in activities prohibited 
     under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; 
     or
       ``(G) a similar entity, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(2) Grants.--The Secretary shall make available to 
     eligible entities grants to facilitate greater capacity for 
     frontier communities to plan projects and acquire and manage 
     loans and grants made available through rural development 
     programs of the Department and other funding sources.
       ``(3) Priority.--In considering grant applications under 
     this subsection, the Secretary shall give higher priority to 
     an eligible entity that, as determined by the Secretary--
       ``(A) demonstrates an existing relationship with the 
     frontier community intended to be served by the eligible 
     entity; and
       ``(B) is a local organization or government entity.
       ``(4) Reservation of funds.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall reserve an amount of 
     not more than 5 percent of all funds made available for 
     programs of the rural development mission area for a fiscal 
     year to make grants in accordance with this subsection.
       ``(B) Insufficient applications.--If funds reserved under 
     subparagraph (A) remain available due to insufficient 
     applications after the end of the 180-day period beginning on 
     the date on which the funds are reserved, the Secretary shall 
     use the funds for the purposes for which the funds were 
     originally made available.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1048. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself 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 216, line 15, strike ``and'' at the end.
       On page 217, strike line 21 and insert the following:
     habitat.''; and
       (6) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Funding for Community Irrigation Associations.--The 
     Secretary may enter into alternative funding arrangements 
     with the Acequia and Community Ditch Associations recognized 
     by the State of New Mexico under Chapter 72, Articles 2 and 
     3, New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978, if the Secretary 
     determines that--
       ``(1) the goals and objectives of the program will be met 
     by the arrangements; and
       ``(2) statutory limitations regarding contracts with 
     individual producers will not be exceeded by any member of 
     the Acequia and Community Ditch Associations.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1049. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself 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 216, line 15, strike ``and'' at the end.
       On page 217, strike line 21 and insert the following:
     habitat.''; and
       (6) in subsection (h)--
       (A) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
       ``(1) Availability of payments.--The Secretary may provide 
     payments under this subsection to a producer for a water 
     conservation or irrigation practice that promotes ground and 
     surface water conservation on the agricultural operation of 
     the producer through--
       ``(A) improvements to irrigation systems;
       ``(B) enhancement of irrigation efficiencies;
       ``(C) conversion of the agricultural operation to--
       ``(i) the production of less water-intensive agricultural 
     commodities; or
       ``(ii) dryland farming;
       ``(D) improvement of the storage and conservation of water 
     through measures such as water banking and groundwater 
     recharge;
       ``(E) enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat associated 
     with irrigation systems including pivot corners and areas 
     with irregular boundaries;
       ``(F) enhancement of in-stream flows in associated rivers 
     and streams; or
       ``(G) establishment of other measures, as determined by the 
     Secretary, that improve

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     groundwater and surface water conservation in agricultural 
     operations.'';
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or'' at the end and 
     inserting ``and''; and
       (ii) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(B) any associated water savings remain in the original 
     source of the water for the useful life of the practice.''; 
     and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Duty of producers.--The Secretary may not provide 
     payments to a producer for a water conservation or irrigation 
     practice under this subsection unless the producer agrees not 
     to use any associated water savings to bring new land, other 
     than incidental land needed for efficient operations, under 
     irrigated production, unless the producer is participating in 
     a watershed-wide project that will effectively conserve 
     water, as determined by the Secretary.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1050. 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 price cap regulation and those 
     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; and
       (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.
       (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.
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  SA 1051. Mr. SESSIONS 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 10004 and insert the following:

     SEC. 10004. STUDY ON LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION AND PROGRAM 
                   EVALUATION.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall--
       (1) collect data on the production and marketing of locally 
     or regionally produced agricultural food products;
       (2) collect data on direct and indirect regulatory 
     compliance costs affecting the production and marketing of 
     locally or regionally produced agricultural food products;
       (3) facilitate interagency collaboration and data sharing 
     on programs related to local and regional food systems;
       (4) monitor the effectiveness of programs designed to 
     expand or facilitate local food systems;
       (5) monitor barriers to local and regional market access 
     due to Federal regulation of small-scale production; and
       (6) evaluate how local food systems--
       (A) contribute to improving community food security; and
       (B) assist populations with limited access to healthy food.
       (b) Requirements.--In carrying out this section, the 
     Secretary shall, at a minimum--
       (1) collect and distribute comprehensive reporting of 
     prices and volume of locally or regionally produced 
     agricultural food products;
       (2) conduct surveys and analysis and publish reports 
     relating to the production, handling, distribution, retail 
     sales, and trend studies (including consumer purchasing 
     patterns) of or on locally or regionally produced 
     agricultural food products;
       (3) evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs in 
     growing local and regional food systems, including--
       (A) the impact of local food systems on job creation and 
     economic development;
       (B) the level of participation in the Farmers' Market and 
     Local Food Promotion Program established under section 6 of 
     the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976 (7 U.S.C. 
     3005), including the percentage of projects funded in 
     comparison to applicants and the types of eligible entities 
     receiving funds;
       (C) the ability for participants to leverage private 
     capital and a synopsis of the places from which non-Federal 
     funds are derived; and
       (D) any additional resources required to aid in the 
     development or expansion of local and regional food systems;
       (4) evaluate the impact that Federal regulation of small 
     commercial producers of fruits and vegetables intended for 
     local and regional consumption may have on--
       (A) local job creation and economic development;
       (B) access to local and regional fruit and vegetable 
     markets, including for new and beginning small commercial 
     producers; and
       (C) participation in--
       (i) supplier networks;
       (ii) high volume distribution systems; and
       (iii) retail sales outlets;
       (5) expand the Agricultural Resource Management Survey to 
     include questions on locally or regionally produced 
     agricultural food products; and
       (6) seek to establish or expand private-public partnerships 
     to facilitate, to the maximum extent practicable, the 
     collection of data on locally or regionally produced 
     agricultural food products, including the development of a 
     nationally coordinated and regionally balanced evaluation of 
     the redevelopment of locally or regionally produced food 
     systems.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act and annually thereafter, the Secretary 
     shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the progress 
     that has been made in implementing this section and 
     identifying any additional needs and barriers related to 
     developing local and regional food systems.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1052. 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 628, between lines 13 and 14, insert the following:

     ``SEC. 3502. RIGHTS-OF-WAY FOR RURAL WATER PROJECTS.

       ``The Secretary shall grant, issue, or renew rights-of-way 
     without rental fees for any rural water project that is 
     federally financed (including a project that receives Federal

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     funds under this Act or from a State drinking water treatment 
     revolving loan fund established under section 1452 of the 
     Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12) , if the water 
     project would otherwise be eligible to be granted, issued, or 
     renewed rights-of-way under section 504(g) of the Federal 
     Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1764(g)).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1053. 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:

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

     SEC. 12____. ATTORNEY FEE PAYMENT TRACKING.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall--
       (1) develop a system to track and report attorney fee 
     payment information in accordance with subsections (b) and 
     (c); and
       (2) submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the status of 
     the implementation of the system.
       (b) Requirements.--The system described in subsection 
     (a)(1) shall track for each case or administrative 
     adjudication in which the Secretary or Department of 
     Agriculture is a party--
       (1) the case name;
       (2) the party name;
       (3) the amount of the claim;
       (4) the date and amount of the award or payment of attorney 
     fees; and
       (5) the law (including regulations) under which the case 
     was brought.
       (c) Annual Reports.--Each year, the Secretary shall submit 
     to the Committees described in subsection (a)(2) a report 
     containing the information described in subsection (b).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1054. 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:

       At the end, add the following:

 TITLE XIII--FARM, RANCH, AND FOREST LAND PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION 
                                  ACT

     SEC. 13001. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Farm, Ranch, and Forest 
     Land Private Property Protection Act''.

     SEC. 13002. FINDINGS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) The founders realized the fundamental importance of 
     property rights when they codified the Takings Clause of the 
     Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which requires that 
     private property shall not be taken for public use, without 
     just compensation.
       (2) Rural lands are unique in that they are not 
     traditionally considered high tax revenue-generating 
     properties for State and local governments. In addition, 
     farm, ranch, and forest land owners need to have long-term 
     certainty regarding their property rights in order to make 
     the investment decisions to commit land to these uses.
       (3) Ownership rights in rural land are fundamental building 
     blocks for our Nation's agriculture industry, which continues 
     to be one of the most important economic sectors of our 
     economy.
       (4) In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. 
     City of New London, abuse of eminent domain is a threat to 
     the property rights of all private property owners, including 
     rural land owners.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     the use of eminent domain for the purpose of economic 
     development is a threat to agricultural and other property in 
     rural America and that the Congress should protect the 
     property rights of Americans, including those who reside in 
     rural areas. Property rights are central to liberty in this 
     country and to our economy. The use of eminent domain to take 
     farmland and other rural property for economic development 
     threatens liberty, rural economies, and the economy of the 
     United States. The taking of farmland and rural property will 
     have a direct impact on existing irrigation and reclamation 
     projects. Furthermore, the use of eminent domain to take 
     rural private property for private commercial uses will force 
     increasing numbers of activities from private property onto 
     this Nation's public lands, including its National forests, 
     National parks and wildlife refuges. This increase can 
     overburden the infrastructure of these lands, reducing the 
     enjoyment of such lands for all citizens. Americans should 
     not have to fear the government's taking their homes, farms, 
     or businesses to give to other persons. Governments should 
     not abuse the power of eminent domain to force rural property 
     owners from their land in order to develop rural land into 
     industrial and commercial property. Congress has a duty to 
     protect the property rights of rural Americans in the face of 
     eminent domain abuse.

     SEC. 13003. PROHIBITION ON EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE BY STATES TO 
                   CONFISCATE FARM, RANCH, OR FOREST LAND.

       (a) In General.--No State or political subdivision of a 
     State shall exercise its power of eminent domain over farm, 
     ranch, or forest land, or allow the exercise of such power by 
     any person or entity to which such power has been delegated, 
     over property to be used for economic development or over 
     property that is used for economic development within 7 years 
     after that exercise, if that State or political subdivision 
     receives Federal economic development funds during any fiscal 
     year in which the property is so used or intended to be used.
       (b) Ineligibility for Federal Funds.--A violation of 
     subsection (a) by a State or political subdivision shall 
     render such State or political subdivision ineligible for any 
     Federal economic development funds for a period of 2 fiscal 
     years following a final judgment on the merits by a court of 
     competent jurisdiction that such subsection has been 
     violated, and any Federal agency charged with distributing 
     those funds shall withhold them for such 2-year period, and 
     any such funds distributed to such State or political 
     subdivision shall be returned or reimbursed by such State or 
     political subdivision to the appropriate Federal agency or 
     authority of the Federal Government, or component thereof.
       (c) Opportunity To Cure Violation.--A State or political 
     subdivision shall not be ineligible for any Federal economic 
     development funds under subsection (b) if such State or 
     political subdivision returns all real property the taking of 
     which was found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have 
     constituted a violation of subsection (a) and replaces any 
     other property destroyed and repairs any other property 
     damaged as a result of such violation. In addition, the State 
     must pay applicable penalties and interest to reattain 
     eligibility.

     SEC. 13004. PROHIBITION ON EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE BY THE 
                   FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CONFISCATE FARM, RANCH, 
                   OR FOREST LAND.

       The Federal Government or any authority of the Federal 
     Government shall not exercise its power of eminent domain 
     over farm, ranch, or forest land to be used for economic 
     development.

     SEC. 13005. PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION.

       (a) Cause of Action.--Any (1) owner of private farm, ranch, 
     or forest land whose property is subject to eminent domain 
     who suffers injury as a result of a violation of any 
     provision of this title with respect to that property, or (2) 
     any tenant of property that is subject to eminent domain who 
     suffers injury as a result of a violation of any provision of 
     this title with respect to that property, may bring an action 
     to enforce any provision of this title in the appropriate 
     Federal or State court. A State shall not be immune under the 
     11th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States from 
     any such action in a Federal or State court of competent 
     jurisdiction. In such action, the defendant has the burden to 
     show by clear and convincing evidence that the taking is not 
     for economic development. Any such property owner or tenant 
     may also seek an appropriate relief through a preliminary 
     injunction or a temporary restraining order.
       (b) Limitation on Bringing Action.--An action brought by a 
     property owner or tenant under this title may be brought if 
     the property is used for economic development following the 
     conclusion of any condemnation proceedings condemning the 
     property of such property owner or tenant, but shall not be 
     brought later than seven years following the conclusion of 
     any such proceedings.
       (c) Attorneys' Fee and Other Costs.--In any action or 
     proceeding under this title, the court shall allow a 
     prevailing plaintiff a reasonable attorneys' fee as part of 
     the costs, and include expert fees as part of the attorneys' 
     fee.

     SEC. 13006. REPORTING OF VIOLATIONS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL OR 
                   THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.

       (a) Submission of Report to Attorney General.--Any (1) 
     owner of private farm, ranch, or forest land whose property 
     is subject to eminent domain who suffers injury as a result 
     of a violation of any provision of this title with respect to 
     that property, or (2) any tenant of farm, ranch, or forest 
     land that is subject to eminent domain who suffers injury as 
     a result of a violation of any provision of this title with 
     respect to that property, may report a violation by the 
     Federal Government, any authority of the Federal Government, 
     State, or political subdivision of a State to the Attorney 
     General or the Secretary of Agriculture.
       (b) Investigation by Attorney General.--Upon receiving a 
     report of an alleged violation, the Secretary of Agriculture 
     shall transmit the report to the Attorney General. Upon 
     receiving a report of an alleged violation from either a 
     property owner, tenant, or the Secretary of Agriculture, the 
     Attorney General shall conduct an investigation, in 
     cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture, to determine 
     whether a violation exists.
       (c) Notification of Violation.--If the Attorney General 
     concludes that a violation does exist, then the Attorney 
     General shall notify the Federal Government, authority of the 
     Federal Government, State, or political subdivision of a 
     State that the Attorney General has determined that it is in 
     violation of the title. The notification shall further 
     provide that the Federal Government, State, or political 
     subdivision of a State has 90 days from the date of the 
     notification to demonstrate to the Attorney General either

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     that (1) it is not in violation of the title or (2) that it 
     has cured its violation by returning all real property the 
     taking of which the Attorney General finds to have 
     constituted a violation of the title and replacing any other 
     property destroyed and repairing any other property damaged 
     as a result of such violation.
       (d) Attorney General's Bringing of Action to Enforce 
     Title.--If, at the end of the 90-day period described in 
     subsection (c), the Attorney General determines that the 
     Federal Government, authority of the Federal Government, 
     State, or political subdivision of a State is still violating 
     the title or has not cured its violation as described in 
     subsection (c), then the Attorney General will bring an 
     action to enforce the title unless the property owner or 
     tenant who reported the violation has already brought an 
     action to enforce the title. In such a case, the Attorney 
     General shall intervene if it determines that intervention is 
     necessary in order to enforce the title. The Attorney General 
     may file its lawsuit to enforce the title in the appropriate 
     Federal or State court. A State shall not be immune under the 
     11th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States from 
     any such action in a Federal or State court of competent 
     jurisdiction. In such action, the defendant has the burden to 
     show by clear and convincing evidence that the taking is not 
     for economic development. The Attorney General may seek any 
     appropriate relief through a preliminary injunction or a 
     temporary restraining order.
       (e) Limitation on Bringing Action.--An action brought by 
     the Attorney General under this title may be brought if the 
     property is used for economic development following the 
     conclusion of any condemnation proceedings condemning the 
     property of an owner or tenant who reports a violation of the 
     title to the Attorney General, but shall not be brought later 
     than seven years following the conclusion of any such 
     proceedings.
       (f) Attorneys' Fee and Other Costs.--In any action or 
     proceeding under this title brought by the Attorney General, 
     the court shall, if the Attorney General is a prevailing 
     plaintiff, award the Attorney General a reasonable attorneys' 
     fee as part of the costs, and include expert fees as part of 
     the attorneys' fee.

     SEC. 13007. NOTIFICATION BY ATTORNEY GENERAL.

       (a) Notification to States and Political Subdivisions.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall provide to 
     the chief executive officer of each State the text of this 
     title and a description of the rights of property owners and 
     tenants under this title.
       (2) List of federal laws.--Not later than 120 days after 
     the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall 
     compile a list of the Federal laws under which Federal 
     economic development funds are distributed. The Attorney 
     General shall compile annual revisions of such list as 
     necessary. Such list and any successive revisions of such 
     list shall be communicated by the Attorney General to the 
     chief executive officer of each State and also made available 
     on the Internet website maintained by the United States 
     Department of Justice for use by the public and by the 
     authorities in each State and political subdivisions of each 
     State empowered to take private property and convert it to 
     public use subject to just compensation for the taking.
       (b) Notification to Property Owners and Tenants.--Not later 
     than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Attorney General shall publish in the Federal Register and 
     make available on the Internet website maintained by the 
     United States Department of Justice a notice containing the 
     text of this title and a description of the rights of 
     property owners and tenants under this title.

     SEC. 13008. NOTIFICATION BY SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.

       Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall publish in the 
     Federal Register and make available on the Internet website 
     maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture a 
     notice containing the text of this title and a description of 
     the rights of property owners and tenants under this title.

     SEC. 13009. REPORTS.

       (a) By Attorney General.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, and every subsequent year 
     thereafter, the Attorney General shall transmit a report 
     identifying States or political subdivisions that have used 
     eminent domain in violation of this title to the Chairman and 
     Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House 
     of Representatives, to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the 
     Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate, to the Chairman and 
     Ranking Member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry of the Senate, and to the Chairman and Ranking 
     Member of the Committee of Agriculture of the House. The 
     report shall--
       (1) be developed in cooperation with the Secretary of 
     Agriculture;
       (2) identify all private rights of action brought as a 
     result of a State's or political subdivision's violation of 
     this title;
       (3) identify all violations reported by property owners and 
     tenants under section 13005(c);
       (4) identify the percentage of minority residents compared 
     to the surrounding nonminority residents and the median 
     incomes of those impacted by a violation of this title;
       (5) identify all lawsuits brought by the Attorney General 
     under section 13005(d);
       (6) identify all States or political subdivisions that have 
     lost Federal economic development funds as a result of a 
     violation of this title, as well as describe the type and 
     amount of Federal economic development funds lost in each 
     State or political subdivision and the Agency that is 
     responsible for withholding such funds; and
       (7) discuss all instances in which a State or political 
     subdivision has cured a violation as described in section 
     13002(c).
       (b) Duty of States.--Each State and local authority that is 
     subject to a private right of action under this title shall 
     have the duty to report to the Attorney General such 
     information with respect to such State and local authorities 
     as the Attorney General needs to make the report required 
     under subsection (a).

     SEC. 13010. DEFINITIONS.

       In this title the following definitions apply:
       (1) Economic development.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``economic development'' means 
     taking private property, without the consent of the owner, 
     and conveying or leasing such property from one private 
     person or entity to another private person or entity for 
     commercial enterprise carried on for profit, or to increase 
     tax revenue, tax base, employment, or general economic 
     health, except that such term shall not include--
       (i) conveying private property--

       (I) to public ownership, such as for a road, hospital, 
     airport, or military base;
       (II) to an entity, such as a common carrier, that makes the 
     property available to the general public as of right, such as 
     a railroad or public facility;
       (III) for use as a road or other right of way or means, 
     open to the public for transportation, whether free or by 
     toll; and
       (IV) for use as an aqueduct, flood control facility, 
     pipeline, or similar use;

       (ii) removing harmful uses of land provided such uses 
     constitute an immediate threat to public health and safety;
       (iii) leasing property to a private person or entity that 
     occupies an incidental part of public property or a public 
     facility, such as a retail establishment on the ground floor 
     of a public building;
       (iv) acquiring abandoned property;
       (v) clearing defective chains of title;
       (vi) taking private property for use by a public utility, 
     including a utility providing electric, natural gas, 
     telecommunications, water, and wastewater services, either 
     directly to the public or indirectly through provision of 
     such services at the wholesale level for resale to the 
     public; and
       (vii) redeveloping of a brownfield site as defined in the 
     Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields 
     Revitalization Act (42 U.S.C. 9601(39)).
       (B) Abandoned property.--In subparagraph (A)(iv), the term 
     ``abandoned property'' means property--
       (i) that has been substantially unoccupied or unused for 
     any commercial, agricultural, residential, or conservation-
     oriented purpose for at least 1 year by a person with a legal 
     or equitable right to occupy the property;
       (ii) that has not been maintained; and
       (iii) for which property taxes have not been paid for at 
     least 2 years.
       (2) Federal economic development funds.--The term ``Federal 
     economic development funds'' means any Federal funds 
     distributed to or through States or political subdivisions of 
     States under Federal laws designed to improve or increase the 
     size of the economies of States or political subdivisions of 
     States.
       (3) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the several 
     States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto 
     Rico, or any other territory or possession of the United 
     States.

     SEC. 13011. SEVERABILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE.

       (a) Severability.--The provisions of this title are 
     severable. If any provision of this title, or any application 
     thereof, is found unconstitutional, that finding shall not 
     affect any provision or application of the title not so 
     adjudicated.
       (b) Effective Date.--This title shall take effect upon the 
     first day of the first fiscal year that begins after the date 
     of enactment of this Act, but shall not apply to any project 
     for which condemnation proceedings have been initiated prior 
     to the date of enactment.

     SEC. 13012. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

       It is the policy of the United States to encourage, 
     support, and promote the private ownership of property and to 
     ensure that the constitutional and other legal rights of 
     private property owners are protected by the Federal 
     Government.

     SEC. 13013. BROAD CONSTRUCTION.

       This title shall be construed in favor of a broad 
     protection of private property rights, to the maximum extent 
     permitted by the terms of this title and the Constitution.

     SEC. 13014. LIMITATION ON STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.

       Nothing in this title may be construed to supersede, limit, 
     or otherwise affect any provision of the Uniform Relocation 
     Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 
     (42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.).

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     SEC. 13015. REPORT BY FEDERAL AGENCIES ON REGULATIONS AND 
                   PROCEDURES RELATING TO EMINENT DOMAIN.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the head of each Executive department and agency shall 
     review all rules, regulations, and procedures and report to 
     the Attorney General on the activities of that department or 
     agency to bring its rules, regulations and procedures into 
     compliance with this title.

     SEC. 13016. DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON MINORITIES.

       If the court determines that a violation of this title has 
     occurred, and that the violation has a disproportionately 
     high impact on the poor or minorities, the Attorney General 
     shall use reasonable efforts to locate and inform former 
     owners and tenants of the violation and any remedies they may 
     have.
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  SA 1055. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself 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 1113, line 8, strike ``$10,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$17,000,000''.
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  SA 1056. 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:

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

     SEC. 4019. ELIGIBILITY DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTAIN 
                   CONVICTED FELONS.

       Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2015) (as amended by section 4004) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(s) Disqualification for Certain Convicted Felons.--
       ``(1) In general.--An individual shall not be eligible for 
     benefits under this Act if the individual is convicted of--
       ``(A) aggravated sexual abuse under section 2241 of title 
     18, United States Code;
       ``(B) murder under section 1111 of title 18, United States 
     Code;
       ``(C) an offense under chapter 110 of title 18, United 
     States Code;
       ``(D) a Federal or State offense involving sexual assault, 
     as defined in 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 
     1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925(a)); or
       ``(E) an offense under State law determined by the Attorney 
     General to be substantially similar to an offense described 
     in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C).
       ``(2) Effects on assistance and benefits for others.--The 
     amount of benefits otherwise required to be provided to an 
     eligible household under this Act shall be determined by 
     considering the individual to whom paragraph (1) applies not 
     to be a member of such household, except that the income and 
     resources of the individual shall be considered to be income 
     and resources of the household.
       ``(3) Enforcement.--Each State shall require each 
     individual applying for benefits under this Act, during the 
     application process, to state, in writing, whether the 
     individual, or any member of the household of the individual, 
     has been convicted of a crime described in paragraph (1).''.
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  SA 1057. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Blumenthal, 
Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Merkley, Mrs. Boxer, and Mr. Cardin) 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_. HEN HOUSING AND TREATMENT STANDARDS.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 4 of the Egg Products Inspection 
     Act (21 U.S.C. 1033) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (a) as subsection (c);
       (2) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), 
     and (g) as subsections (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), and (k), 
     respectively;
       (3) by redesignating subsections (h) and (i) as subsections 
     (n) and (o), respectively;
       (4) by redesignating subsections (j), (k), and (l) as 
     subsections (r), (s), and (t), respectively;
       (5) by redesignating subsections (m), (n), (o), (p), (q), 
     (r), (s), (t), (u), (v), (w), (x), (y), and (z) as 
     subsections (v), (w), (x), (y), (z), (aa), (bb), (cc), (dd), 
     (ee), (ff), (gg), (hh), and (ii), respectively;
       (6) by inserting before subsection (c), as redesignated by 
     paragraph (1), the following new subsections:
       ``(a) The term `adequate environmental enrichments' means 
     adequate perch space, dust bathing or scratching areas, and 
     nest space, as defined by the Secretary of Agriculture, based 
     on the best available science, including the most recent 
     studies available at the time that the Secretary defines the 
     term.
       ``(b) The term `adequate housing-related labeling' means a 
     conspicuous, legible marking on the front or top of a package 
     of eggs accurately indicating the type of housing that the 
     egg-laying hens were provided during egg production, in 1 of 
     the following formats:
       ``(1) `Eggs from free-range hens' to indicate that the egg-
     laying hens from which the eggs or egg products were derived 
     were, during egg production--
       ``(A) not housed in caging devices; and
       ``(B) provided with outdoor access.
       ``(2) `Eggs from cage-free hens' to indicate that the egg-
     laying hens from which the eggs or egg products were derived 
     were, during egg production, not housed in caging devices.
       ``(3) `Eggs from enriched cages' to indicate that the egg-
     laying hens from which the eggs or egg products were derived 
     were, during egg production, housed in caging devices that--
       ``(A) contain adequate environmental enrichments; and
       ``(B) provide the hens a minimum of 116 square inches of 
     individual floor space per brown hen and 101 square inches of 
     individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(4) `Eggs from caged hens' to indicate that the egg-
     laying hens from which the eggs or egg products were derived 
     were, during egg production, housed in caging devices that 
     either--
       ``(A) do not contain adequate environmental enrichments; or
       ``(B) do not provide the hens a minimum of 116 square 
     inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 101 square 
     inches of individual floor space per white hen.'';
       (7) by inserting after subsection (c), as redesignated by 
     paragraph (1), the following new subsections:
       ``(d) The term `brown hen' means a brown egg-laying hen 
     used for commercial egg production.
       ``(e) The term `caging device' means any cage, enclosure, 
     or other device used for the housing of egg-laying hens for 
     the production of eggs in commerce, but does not include an 
     open barn or other fixed structure without internal caging 
     devices.'';
       (8) by inserting after subsection (k), as redesignated by 
     paragraph (2), the following new subsections:
       ``(l) The term `egg-laying hen' means any female 
     domesticated chicken, including white hens and brown hens, 
     used for the commercial production of eggs for human 
     consumption.
       ``(m) The term `existing caging device' means any caging 
     device that was continuously in use for the production of 
     eggs in commerce up through and including December 31, 
     2011.'';
       (9) by inserting after subsection (o), as redesignated by 
     paragraph (3), the following new subsections:
       ``(p) The term `feed-withdrawal molting' means the practice 
     of preventing food intake for the purpose of inducing egg-
     laying hens to molt.
       ``(q) The term `individual floor space' means the amount of 
     total floor space in a caging device available to each egg-
     laying hen in the device, which is calculated by measuring 
     the total floor space of the caging device and dividing by 
     the total number of egg-laying hens in the device.'';
       (10) by inserting after subsection (t), as redesignated by 
     paragraph (4), the following new subsection:
       ``(u) The term `new caging device' means any caging device 
     that was not continuously in use for the production of eggs 
     in commerce on or before December 31, 2011.''; and
       (11) by inserting at the end the following new subsections:
       ``(jj) The term `water-withdrawal molting' means the 
     practice of preventing water intake for the purpose of 
     inducing egg-laying hens to molt.
       ``(kk) The term `white hen' means a white egg-laying hen 
     used for commercial egg production.''.
       (b) Housing and Treatment of Egg-laying Hens.--The Egg 
     Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1031 et seq.) is amended 
     by inserting after section 7 (21 U.S.C. 1036) the following 
     new sections:

     ``SEC. 7A. HOUSING AND TREATMENT OF EGG-LAYING HENS.

       ``(a) Environmental Enrichments.--
       ``(1) Existing caging devices.--Beginning 15 years after 
     the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and 
     Jobs Act of 2013, all existing caging devices shall provide 
     egg-laying hens housed therein adequate environmental 
     enrichments.
       ``(2) New caging devices.--Beginning 9 years after the date 
     of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013, all new caging devices shall provide egg-laying hens 
     housed therein adequate environmental enrichments.
       ``(3) Caging devices in california.--
       ``(A) New caging devices.--All caging devices in California 
     installed after the date of enactment of the Agriculture 
     Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 shall provide egg-laying 
     hens housed therein adequate environmental enrichments 
     beginning 3 months after that date of enactment.
       ``(B) Existing caging devices.--All caging devices in 
     California installed before the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 shall provide 
     egg-laying hens housed therein adequate environmental 
     enrichments beginning January 1, 2024.
       ``(b) Floor Space.--
       ``(1) Existing caging devices.--All existing cages devices 
     shall provide egg-laying hens housed therein--
       ``(A) beginning 4 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 and until the 
     date that is 15 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, a minimum of 
     76 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
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     square inches of individual floor space per white hen; and
       ``(B) beginning 15 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, a minimum of 
     144 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
     124 square inches of individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(2) New caging devices.--All new caging devices shall 
     provide egg-laying hens housed therein--
       ``(A) beginning 3 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 and until the 
     date that is 6 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, a minimum of 
     90 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
     78 square inches of individual floor space per white hen;
       ``(B) beginning 6 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 and until the 
     date that is 9 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, a minimum of 
     102 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
     90 square inches of individual floor space per white hen;
       ``(C) beginning 9 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 and until the 
     date that is 12 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, a minimum of 
     116 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
     101 square inches of individual floor space per white hen;
       ``(D) beginning 12 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 and until the 
     date that is 15 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, a minimum of 
     130 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
     113 square inches of individual floor space per white hen; 
     and
       ``(E) beginning 15 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, a minimum of 
     144 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
     124 square inches of individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(3) California caging devices.--
       ``(A) Existing caging devices.--All caging devices in 
     California installed before the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 shall provide 
     egg-laying hens housed therein--
       ``(i) beginning January 1, 2015, and through December 31, 
     2023, a minimum of 134 square inches of individual floor 
     space per brown hen and 116 square inches of individual floor 
     space per white hen; and
       ``(ii) beginning January 1, 2024, a minimum of 144 square 
     inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 124 square 
     inches of individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(B) New caging devices.--All caging devices in California 
     installed after the date of enactment of the Agriculture 
     Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 shall provide egg-laying 
     hens housed therein--
       ``(i) beginning 3 months after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, and through 
     December 31, 2023, a minimum of 134 square inches of 
     individual floor space per brown hen and 116 square inches of 
     individual floor space per white hen; and
       ``(ii) beginning January 1, 2024, a minimum of 144 square 
     inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 124 square 
     inches of individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(c) Air Quality.--
       ``(1) In general.--Beginning 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013, an egg handler shall provide all egg-laying hens under 
     his ownership or control with acceptable air quality, which 
     does not exceed more than 25 parts per million of ammonia 
     during normal operations.
       ``(2) Temporary excess ammonia levels allowed.--
     Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an egg handler may provide 
     egg-laying hens under the ownership or control of such 
     handler with air quality containing more than 25 parts per 
     million of ammonia for temporary periods as necessary because 
     of extraordinary weather circumstances or other unusual 
     circumstances.
       ``(d) Forced Molting.--Beginning 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013, no egg handler may subject any egg-laying hen under his 
     ownership or control to feed-withdrawal or water-withdrawal 
     molting.
       ``(e) Euthanasia.--Beginning 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013, an egg handler shall provide, when necessary, all egg-
     laying hens under his ownership or control with euthanasia 
     that is humane and uses a method deemed `Acceptable' by the 
     American Veterinary Medical Association.
       ``(f) Prohibition on New Unenrichable Cages.--No person 
     shall build, construct, implement, or place into operation 
     any new caging device for the production of eggs to be sold 
     in commerce unless the device--
       ``(1) provides the egg-laying hens to be contained therein 
     a minimum of 76 square inches of individual floor space per 
     brown hen or 67 square inches of individual floor space per 
     white hen; and
       ``(2) is capable of being adapted to accommodate adequate 
     environmental enrichments.
       ``(g) Exemptions.--
       ``(1) Recently-installed existing caging devices.--The 
     requirements under subsections (a)(1) and (b)(1)(B) shall not 
     apply to any existing caging device that was first placed 
     into operation between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 
     2011. This exemption shall expire on December 31, 2029, at 
     which time the requirements contained in subsections (a)(1) 
     and (b)(1)(B) shall apply to all existing caging devices.
       ``(2) Hens already in production.--The requirements under 
     subsections (a)(1), (a)(2), (b)(1)(B), and (b)(2) shall not 
     apply to any caging device containing egg-laying hens who are 
     already in egg production on the date that such requirement 
     takes effect. This exemption shall expire on the date that 
     such egg-laying hens are removed from egg production.
       ``(3) Small producers.--This section shall not apply to an 
     egg handler who buys, sells, handles, or processes eggs or 
     egg products solely from 1 flock of not more than 3,000 egg-
     laying hens.
       ``(4) Educational and research institutions.--The 
     provisions of this section related to housing, treatment, or 
     housing-related labeling shall not apply to egg production at 
     an accredited educational or research institution, or to the 
     purchase, sale, handling, or processing of eggs or egg 
     products in connection with such production.
       ``(5) Individual enclosures.--The environmental enrichment 
     requirements under subsection (a) shall not apply to any 
     caging device that contains only 1 egg-laying hen.
       ``(6) Other livestock or poultry production.--This section 
     shall apply only to commercial egg production. This section 
     shall not apply to the production of pork, beef, turkey, 
     dairy, broiler chicken, veal, or other livestock or poultry.

     ``SEC. 7B. PHASE-IN CONVERSION REQUIREMENTS.

       ``(a) National Conversion Requirements.--
       ``(1) First conversion phase.--Beginning 6 years after the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 
     Act of 2013, at least 25 percent of the egg-laying hens in 
     commercial egg production shall be housed either in new 
     caging devices or in existing caging devices that provide the 
     hens contained therein with a minimum of 102 square inches of 
     individual floor space per brown hen and 90 square inches of 
     individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(2) Second conversion phase.--Beginning 12 years after 
     the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and 
     Jobs Act of 2013, at least 55 percent of the egg-laying hens 
     in commercial egg production shall be housed either in new 
     caging devices or in existing caging devices that provide the 
     hens contained therein with a minimum of 130 square inches of 
     individual floor space per brown hen and 113 square inches of 
     individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(3) Final conversion phase.--Beginning December 31, 2029, 
     all egg-laying hens confined in caging devices shall be 
     provided adequate environmental enrichments and a minimum of 
     144 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 
     124 square inches of individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(b) California Conversion Requirements.--
       ``(1) First conversion phase.--Beginning 2 years and 6 
     months after the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, 
     Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, at least 25 percent of the egg-
     laying hens in commercial egg production in California shall 
     be provided adequate environmental enrichments and a minimum 
     of 134 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen 
     and 116 square inches of individual floor space per white 
     hen.
       ``(2) Second conversion phase.--Beginning 5 years after the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 
     Act of 2013, at least 50 percent of the egg-laying hens in 
     commercial egg production in California shall be provided 
     adequate environmental enrichments and a minimum of 134 
     square inches of individual floor space per brown hen and 116 
     square inches of individual floor space per white hen.
       ``(3) Third conversion phase.--Beginning 7 years and 6 
     months after the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, 
     Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, at least 75 percent of the egg-
     laying hens in commercial egg production in California shall 
     be provided adequate environmental enrichments and a minimum 
     of 134 square inches of individual floor space per brown hen 
     and 116 square inches of individual floor space per white 
     hen.
       ``(4) Final conversion phase.--Beginning 10 years after the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 
     Act of 2013, all egg-laying hens in commercial egg production 
     in California shall be provided adequate environmental 
     enrichments and a minimum of 144 square inches of individual 
     floor space per brown hen and 124 square inches of individual 
     floor space per white hens.
       ``(c) Compliance.--
       ``(1) In general.--At the end of 6 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013, the Secretary shall determine, after having reviewed 
     and analyzed the results of an independent, national survey 
     of caging devices, whether--
       ``(A) the requirements of subsection (a)(1) have been met; 
     and
       ``(B) the requirements of subsection (b)(2) have been met.
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     (a)(1) have not been met, then beginning January 1, 2020, the 
     floor space requirements (irrespective of the date such 
     requirements expire) related to new caging devices contained 
     in subsection (b)(2)(B) of section 7A shall apply to existing 
     caging devices placed into operation prior to January 1, 
     1995.
       ``(3) Requirements not met.--If the Secretary finds that 
     the requirements of subsection (b)(2) have not been met, then 
     beginning 1 year from the date of the Secretary's finding, 
     the floor space and enrichments requirements (irrespective of 
     the date such requirements come into force) contained in 
     subsection (a)(3)(A) and subsection (b)(3)(B)(ii) of section 
     7A shall apply to all caging devices in California.
       ``(4) Report.--At the end of 12 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013, and again after December 31, 2029, the Secretary shall 
     submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry of the Senate a report on compliance with 
     subsections (a) and (b).
       ``(5) Relationship to other law.--Notwithstanding section 
     12, the remedies provided in this subsection shall be the 
     exclusive remedies for violations of this section.''.
       (c) Inspections.--Section 5 of the Egg Products Inspection 
     Act (21 U.S.C. 1034) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (d), in the first sentence, by inserting 
     ``(other than requirements with respect to housing, 
     treatment, and housing-related labeling)'' after ``as he 
     deems appropriate to assure compliance with such 
     requirements''; and
       (2) in subsection (e)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'';
       (ii) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C);
       (iii) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new 
     subparagraph:
       ``(B) are derived from egg-laying hens housed and treated 
     in compliance with section 7A; and''; and
       (iv) in subparagraph (C), as redesignated by clause (ii), 
     by inserting ``adequate housing-related labeling and'' after 
     ``contain'';
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``In the case of a shell 
     egg packer'' and inserting ``In the cases of an egg handler 
     with a flock of more than 3,000 egg-laying hens and a shell 
     egg packer'';
       (C) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``(other than 
     requirements with respect to housing, treatment, and housing-
     related labeling)'' after ``to ensure compliance with the 
     requirements of paragraph (1)''; and
       (D) in paragraph (4), by striking ``with a flock of not 
     more than 3,000 layers.'' and inserting ``who buys, sells, 
     handles, or processes eggs or egg products solely from 1 
     flock of not more than 3,000 egg-laying hens.''.
       (d) Labeling.--Section 7(a) of the Egg Products Inspection 
     Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 1036(a)) is amended by inserting 
     ``adequate housing-related labeling,'' after ``plant where 
     the products were processed,''.
       (e) Limitation on Exemptions by Secretary.--Section 15(a) 
     of the Egg Products Inspection Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 
     1044(a)) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by 
     inserting ``(not including subsection (c) of section 8)'' 
     after ``exempt from specific provisions''.
       (f) Imports.--Section 17(a)(2) of the Egg Products 
     Inspection Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 1046(a)(2)) is amended by 
     striking ``subdivision thereof and are labeled and packaged'' 
     and inserting ``subdivision thereof; and no eggs or egg 
     products capable of use as human food shall be imported into 
     the United States unless they are produced, labeled, and 
     packaged''.
       (g) Enforcement of Hen Housing and Treatment Standards.--
     Section 8 of the Egg Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1037) 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) as 
     subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(c)(1) No person shall buy, sell, or transport, or offer 
     to buy or sell, or offer or receive for transportation, in 
     any business or commerce any eggs or egg products derived 
     from egg-laying hens housed or treated in violation of any 
     provision of section 7A.
       ``(2) No person shall buy, sell, or transport, or offer to 
     buy or sell, or offer or receive for transportation, in any 
     business or commerce any eggs or egg products derived from 
     egg-laying hens unless the container or package, including 
     any immediate container, of the eggs or egg products, 
     beginning 1 year after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, contains 
     adequate housing-related labeling.
       ``(3) No person shall buy, sell, or transport, or offer to 
     buy or sell, or offer or receive for transportation, in any 
     business or commerce, in California, any eggs or egg products 
     derived from egg-laying hens unless the egg-laying hens are 
     provided floor space and enrichments equivalent to that 
     required under subsections (a)(3) and (b)(3) of section 7A of 
     this Act regardless of where the eggs are produced.''; and
       (3) in subsection (e) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)) , 
     in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting ``7A,'' 
     after ``section''.
       (h) State and Local Authority.--Section 23 of the Egg 
     Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1052) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections 
     (d) and (e), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(c) Prohibition Against Additional or Different 
     Requirements Than Federal Requirements Related to Minimum 
     Space Allotments for Housing Egg-Laying Hens in Commercial 
     Egg Production.--Requirements within the scope of this Act 
     with respect to minimum floor space allotments or enrichments 
     for egg-laying hens housed in commercial egg production which 
     are in addition to or different than those made under this 
     Act may not be imposed by any State or local jurisdiction. 
     Otherwise the provisions of this Act shall not invalidate any 
     law or other provisions of any State or other jurisdiction in 
     the absence of a conflict with this Act.''; and
       (3) by inserting after subsection (e) (as redesignated by 
     subsection (a)) the following new subsection:
       ``(f) Role of California Department of Food and 
     Agriculture.--With respect to eggs produced, shipped, 
     handled, transported, or received in California prior to the 
     date that is 15 years after the date of enactment of the 
     Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, the Secretary 
     shall delegate to the California Department of Food and 
     Agriculture the authority to enforce sections 7A(a)(3), 
     7A(b)(3), 8(c)(3), and 11.''.
       (i) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect on the 
     date of enactment of this Act.
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  SA 1058. Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself and Mr. Udall of New Mexico) 
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 256, strike line 15 and insert the following:
       (I) Climate change benefit projects, including--
       (i) enhancing soil quality;
       (ii) reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and
       (iii) increasing resilience to rising temperatures, extreme 
     weather events, and related climate changes.
       (J) Other related activities that the Sec-

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