Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Sam Farr (CA), Ranking Member
Rosa Delauro (CT)
Sanford Bishop (GA)
Chellie Pingree (ME)
Department of Agriculture (Except Forest Service)
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Food and Drug Administration (HHS)
2014 Total enacted level: $20.9 billion
2015 Committee mark: $20.9 billion
2015 Omnibus: $20.6 billion
Highlights and key points:
Previous Agriculture Bills
Fiscal Year 2014
I rise having cosponsored this bill as the ranking member on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. I have to say that I think we have worked very well together. We have worked together as chair and ranking member over a period of time. It is an interesting perspective.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
I appreciate the efforts of Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr to put together this bill, which provides adequate funding for vital programs such as international food aid, nutritional assistance, and food safety.
I would like to thank Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr and welcome Secretary Vilsack.
Mr. Secretary, your Department plays an important role in nutrition assistance for vulnerable populations, conservation efforts, rural community development, and research to combat climate change and improve crop yields. The range and scope of USDA’s responsibilities is truly amazing.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request:
2013 enacted level: $20.7 billion
2014 Committee mark: $19.5 billion
2014 Omnibus: $20.9 billion
· $6.7 billion for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), sufficient to meet expected need in 2014.