Date: July 3, 2013
Senate Passes S. 954,
Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
On June 10, 2013, the Senate passed S. 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, by a vote of 66-27. This bill is being held at the desk in the House for possible further action. 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.