The House passed the Farm Bill Extension Act in a vote of 231-191 on Jul. 27, short the number required to override a veto that the White House has threatened.
The White House issued a veto threat on Jul. 26 to the Farm Bill Extension Act, objecting to a proposed increase in nutrition programs that would be funded by closing tax loopholes for U.S.-based foreign companies.
During markup on Jun. 14, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry voted along partisan lines, 6-5, to defeat an amendment to the Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 which would have allowed private contractors to administer food stamp programs, and forwarded their final bill to the full Agriculture Committee.
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture forwarded the Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 to the full Agriculture Committee after markup on Jun. 7.
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development, and Foreign Agriculture Programs forwarded the Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 to the full Agriculture Committee after markup on Jun. 6.
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry forwarded the Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 to the full Agriculture Committee following markup on May 24.
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) introduced the Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 (H.R.2419), to continue the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 for another five years, on May 22.
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) introduced the National Offshore Aquaculture Act of 2007 (H.R. 2010), which would allow the Secretary of Commerce to increase the permittance of offshore fish farming, on Apr. 24.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced the House version of the Safe Food Act of 2007 (H.R.1148) in the House on Feb. 16.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced the Safe Food Act of 2007 (S.654) in the Senate, which would establish a Food Safety Administration, responsible for ensuring the security of the food supply from all forms of contamination, on Feb. 15.
The National Uniformity of Food Act (S.3128), which passed the House, was introduced to the Senate on May 22, 2006, by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and was referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
The House passed the National Uniformity of Food Act (H.R.4167), which would prohibit states or local governments from establishing or continuing requirements imposed on food that are not identical to federal requirements, on March 8, 2006, by a vote of 283-139.
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