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Today’s Senate actions on farm bill amendments and motions

Today’s Senate actions on farm bill amendments and motions:

Approved by voice vote:


  • Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., #2345 (dietary study) – Yes
  • Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., #2453 (NAP) – Yes
  • Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., #2427 (acer maple sugar) – Yes
  • Ron Wyden, D-Ore., #2388 (farm to school) – Yes
  • John Boozman, R-Ariz., #2355 (Ag research, law info) – Yes
  • Ben Nelson, D-Neb., #2242 (rural housing) – Yes
  • Mark Warner, D-Va., #2457 (rural broadband) – Yes
  • Ron Wyden, D-Ore., #2442 (microloans) – Yes
  • Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., #2299 (transportation study) – Yes
  • Thomas Carper, D-Del., #2287 (poultry feed research) – Yes
  • Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., #2195 (GAO crop insurance fraud report) – Yes
  • Roy Blunt, R-Mo., #2246 (veterans) – Yes
  • Jerry Moran, R-Kan., #2403 (food aid) – Yes
  • Jerry Moran, R-Kan., #2443 (beginning farmers) – Yes
  • Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., #2254 (biomass) – Yes
  • Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., #2340 (sugar) – Yes
  • Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., #2204 (rural development) – Yes

Rejected by voice vote:


  • Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., #2432 (Farmers Market Promotion Program) – No

Approved by recorded vote


  • Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., #2382 (organic crop insurance) – 63-36
  • Tom Coburn, R-Okla., #2293 (Limit millionaires) – 63-36
  • John Kerry, D-Mass., #2454 (North Korea) – 59-40
  • Mark Udall, D-Colo., #2295 (bark beetle) – 77-22
  • David Vitter, R-La., #2363 (pets) – 88-11
  • Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., #2438 (conservation crop insurance) – 52-47
  • Richard Durbin, D-Ill.-Tom Coburn, R-Okla., #2439 (crop insurance) – 66-33

Rejected by recorded vot

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  • Jim DeMint, R-S.C., #2273 (broadband) – 44-55
  • Tom Coburn, R-Okla., #2289 (MAP) – 30-69
  • Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., #2354 (North Korea) – 43-56
  • Mike Lee, R-Utah, #2313 (Forest Legacy) – 21-77
  • Mike Lee, R-Utah, #2314 (CSP/CRP cut) – 15-84
  • John Boozman, R-Ariz., #2360 (cut SNAP performance bonuses and invest in TEFAP) – 35-63
  • Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., #2226 (energy title) - 36-63
  • Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., #2433 (sugar) – 46-53
  • Mike Lee, R-Utah, Motion to recommit (FY 2008 levels) 29-70
  • Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Motion to recommit (Nutrition/agriculture titles; requires farm bill move as two separate bills, one on nutrition, one on farm programs) – 40-59
  • John Thune, R-S.D., #2437 (crop insurance) – 44-55

To be considered Thursday


All will require 60 votes for passage
  • Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., #2247 (paper work)
  • Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., #2310 (genetically engineered food)
  • Tom Coburn, R-Okla., #2214 (convention funding)
  • Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., #2456 (aerial inspections)
  • Mike Johanns, R-Neb., #2372 (aerial inspections)
  • Patty Murray, D-Wash., # 2455 (sequestration)
  • John McCain, R-Ariz., #2162 (Sequestration report DoD)
  • Marco Rubio, R-Fla., #2166 (RAISE Act)