On June 13, 2013, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved amendments to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The bill totals $19.5 billion in discretionary funding, which is $1.3 billion less than last year’s appropriations, and about the same as the current level of spending due to sequestration. The amendments include prohibiting funding for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) implementation of regulations that would impact livestock producers, as well as prohibiting funding for inspection of horse slaughter facilities in the U.S.
Next, the bill will be considered by the full House.
For a complete list of the amendments and their sponsors, please visit the Committee on Appropriations website.
Written by Sarah Doyle – Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
June 17, 2013