Number:  113-17
Date:  February 12, 2014

President Signs H.R. 2642
“The Agricultural Act of 2014”

On February 7, 2014, the President signed into law H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014, which became Public Law 113-79.  The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642 without amendment on February 4, 2014 by a vote of 68-32.  The House previously agreed to the conference report on January 29, 2014 by a vote of 251-166.  The bill reauthorizes and amends various programs administered by the Department of Agriculture, including programs that use Social Security data to administer Federal payments.  See Legislative Bulletin 113-16.