House Passes H.R. 2051, the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015

Sep 28, 2015

Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2051, a bill to reauthorize the Mandatory Price Reporting Act, the United States Grain Standards Act, and the National Forest Foundation Act. Legislative language to reauthorize each of these was introduced, reported by the House Agriculture Committee, and passed by the House on voice vote as standalone measures on June 9th of this year.  The Mandatory Price Reporting Act and the Grain Standards Act authorities are set to expire on Wednesday, September 30th.

“I am thankful to my colleagues for getting our work done and passing this legislation before the Mandatory Price Reporting Act and the Grain Standards Act authorities are set to expire. These bipartisan bills will provide certainty for farmers and ranchers and prevent devastating impacts on our nation’s meat industries and grain exporters.  Furthermore, the reauthorization of the National Forest Foundation Act will provide funds to the foundation to assist in restoring and enhancing our national forests and grasslands.  H.R. 2051 represents a bipartisan package and the collaborative work of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and I am proud to support this legislation. I urge the President to take immediate action and sign this bill into law.”