US SB376 | 2013-2014 | 113th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on February 4 2014 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2014-02-04 - Held at the desk.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Drought Information Act of 2013 - Amends the National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006 to specify that: (1) the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere shall continue to support the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program, and (2) the program's purpose shall be to better inform and provide for more timely decisionmaking to reduce drought related impacts and costs. Revises NIDIS functions to require the NIDIS to, among other things: (1) provide certain information (including concerning water supplies and soil moisture), forecasts, and assessments described in the Act on both national and regional levels; and (2) continue ongoing research and monitoring activities related to drought and the role of extreme weather events and climate variability in drought. Requires the Under Secretary to provide a report to Congress concerning the NIDIS Program that includes a list of partners with whom the Under Secretary collaborates on NIDIS implementation and a description of NIDIS outreach activities. Authorizes appropriations to carry out the Act through FY2018.

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Drought Information Act of 2013



2014-02-04HouseHeld at the desk.
2014-02-04HouseMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2014-02-04HouseReceived in the House.
2014-02-03SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S704)
2014-02-03SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text of committee substitute: CR S703-704)
2014-02-03SenateS.AMDT.2713 Amendment SA 2713 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2014-02-03SenateS.AMDT.2713 Amendment SA 2713 proposed by Senator Warren for Senator Pryor. (consideration: CR S704; text: CR S704)To reduce the authorization of appropriations amount.
2014-02-03SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S703-704)
2013-10-28SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 222.
2013-10-28SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-114.
2013-07-30SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2013-02-25SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Same As/Similar To

HB2431 (Related) 2014-03-06 - Became Public Law No: 113-86.


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