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Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate defeated an amendment that woul The Senate defeated an amendment that would have prohibited federal, state and local governments from using eminent domain to take farmland or grazing land and use it for parks, open space or similar purposes. ACU opposes misuse of eminent domain, and so supported the amendment. nt domain, and so supported the amendment.
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard description Passage of a bill to authorize $286 billio Passage of a bill to authorize $286 billion from fiscal 2008 through fiscal 2012 for federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development, and agricultural trade programs. Producers would not be eligible if the average of their three-year adjusted gross income is more than $1 million in 2009, and more than $750,000 in 2010 and subsequent years, unless at least two-thirds of that income is derived from agriculture. The bill also would limit the amount that farms could receive during any crop year under specific programs to $40,000 for direct and fixed payments, and $60,000 for counter-cyclical and average crop revenue payments. It would create a new optional subsidy called the Average Crop Revenue program, which would tie payments to state based farm revenue figures. Country-of origin labels for all meat would be required by September 2008. The bill would extend the Milk Income Loss Contract program through fiscal 2012. It would increase, from $134 to $140 per month, the amount households could deduct from gross income in determining their level of food stamp benefits. It also would authorize $1.1 billion to promote farm-based renewable energy and efficiency. (Before passage, the Senate adopted a Harkin (D-IA) substitute amendment by voice vote.) D-IA) substitute amendment by voice vote.)
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard description Passage by required two-thirds majority, o Passage by required two-thirds majority, over President Bush's June 18, 2008 veto, of a bill to reauthorize Federal farm and nutrition programs for five years, including crop subsidies, food stamps, conservation, rural development, and agricultural trade programs. It would authorize a $10.4 billion increase for nutrition programs, offset by extending customs user fees. It would also cut direct payment subsidies by $313 million, partly by reducing the percentage of acres for which a farmer can collect those payments from 85 percent to 83.3 percent. Farmers making more than $750,000 a year in farm-related income and those with more than $500,000 a year in non-farm related income would not be eligible for subsidies. It would provide a $65,000 limit for counter-cyclical payments, authorize $1.3 billion to add new acreage in the Wetlands Reserve Program and reduce the Conservation Reserve Program to 32 million acres, and require country-of-origin labels for all meat by September 2008. It also would extend the Milk Income Loss Contract program through fiscal 2012 and provide a subsidy for the purchase of excess sugar in the U.S. market to make sugar-based ethanol. e U.S. market to make sugar-based ethanol.
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard description including crop subsidies, food stamps, con including crop subsidies, food stamps, conservation and rural development. It would authorize a $10.4 billion increase for nutrition programs, offset by extending customs user fees. It would cut direct-payment subsidies overall by $313 million, in part by reducing the percentage of acres for which a farmer can collect the payments. Farmers making more than $750,000 a year in farm-related income and those with more than $500,000 a year in non-farm-related income would not be eligible for Federal subsidies. Country-of-origin labels for all meat would be required by September 2008. meat would be required by September 2008.
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 +
Billnumber H2419 +
Chamber U.S. Senate + , 111th United States Congress +
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard description Vote on the Kind amendment that would cap Vote on the Kind amendment that would cap subsidies for farmer earning over $250,000 in adjusted gross income. The pro-growth vote is "yea" because it would reform the subsidy program overall, leading to fewer subsidies paid. Also, the savings would partially be used to reduce the deficit. Failed 117-309. sed to reduce the deficit. Failed 117-309. , Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authori Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authorize approximately $286 billion for commodity subsidies, nutritional assistance, and other spending programs. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill had no meaning subsidy reforms. It still allows wealthy farmers to collect market-distorting and trade-distorting subsidies paid for by taxpayers. The bill also included an unnecessary $4 billion tax hike. Passed 231-191. ssary $4 billion tax hike. Passed 231-191.
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard source http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the_2007_congressional_scoreca.php  +
Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard description Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authori Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authorize approximately $286 billion for commodity subsidies, nutritional assistance, and other spending programs. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill had no meaning subsidy reforms. It still allows wealthy farmers to collect market-distorting and trade-distorting subsidies paid for by taxpayers. The bill also included an unnecessary $4 billion tax hike. Failed 55-42 (Sixty votes needed). x hike. Failed 55-42 (Sixty votes needed). , Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authori Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authorize approximately $286 billion for commodity subsidies, nutritional assistance, and other spending programs. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill had no meaning subsidy reforms. It still allows wealthy farmers to collect market-distorting and trade-distorting subsidies paid for by taxpayers. The bill also included an unnecessary $4 billion tax hike. Passed 79-14. cessary $4 billion tax hike. Passed 79-14.
Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the 2007 congressional scoreca 1.php +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard description This vote was for "cloture" which advanced a flawed energy bill that included tax increases and higher CAFE standards, which make automobiles less safe and result in thousands of additional traffic deaths. “Nay” votes scored.
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007 senate.php +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard description Because farmers, ranchers and private fore Because farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners control almost three quarters of the U.S. landscape, they have a significant impact on our air and water quality and wildlife habitat. The Department of Agriculture’s voluntary conservation programs provide critical assistance to landowners who are willing to share in the cost of protecting our environment, but these programs have been historically under funded relative to the need. More than half of those who want to enlist in voluntary conservation programs are turned away because of insufficient program funds. The farm bill’s reauthorization every five years gives Congress a chance to increase funding for these programs and to improve U.S. farm policies in ways that enhance our environment. During consideration of the 2008 farm bill conference report, Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) offered a motion to instruct House conferees to maintain the House-passed funding levels for three conservation programs: the Grassland Reserve Program, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wetlands Reserve Program. The House-passed farm bill provided $4.4 billion more for these three programs over 10 years than did the version of the bill passed by the Senate. The motion also instructed conferees to adopt a Senate-passed provision that barred certain federal payments for crops planted on land with no previous cropping history in order to reduce incentives to convert native prairie to crop production. convert native prairie to crop production.
League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.lcv.org/2008-pdf.pdf +
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National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Expedite U.S. trade of agricultural products with Cuba. July 27. (182-245)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Limit federal, state, and local governments' eminent-domain power over private land. December 13. (37-58; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard description Adopt the farm bill conference report. May 14. (318-106)
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard description Waive spending rules pending against the farm bill. May 15. (62-34; 60 votes required to waive earmark rules)
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
Roll call number 412 + , 434 + , 429 + , 129 + , 258 + , 315 + , 140 + , 747 + , 749 + , 756 + , 417 +
Scorecard vote Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard + , FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard + , League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard + , Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard +
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Categories Congresspedia  + , Food and Agriculture Policy (U.S.)  + , Tagged legislation  + , U.S. legislation  + , Section stubs  + , Record votes  +
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