Number:  113-7
Date:  July 12, 2013

House Passes H.R. 2642,
Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

On July 11, 2013, the House passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, by a vote of 216-208.  The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. 1

Following are provisions of interest to SSA:

  • Would require the Secretary of Agriculture to reconcile, at least twice each year, the Social Security numbers of all individuals receiving payments, whether directly or indirectly, under farm commodity programs, with the Commissioner of SSA to determine if the individuals are alive.
  • Would be effective upon enactment.
1 On June 10, 2013, the Senate passed S. 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, which includes a provision about reconciling SSNs to determine whether individuals are alive.  This Senate bill is being held at the desk in the House.   See Legislative Bulletin 113-6.