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June 19-21 – Senate farm bill amendments, motions

Approved by voice vote:


  • Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii #2440 (highly fractionated tribal lands) – Yes
  • Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii #2396 (tribal relations office) – Yes
  • Max Baucus, D-Mont., #2429 (livestock) – Yes
  • Christopher Coons, D-Del., #2426 (poultry insurance study) – Yes
  • Kay Hagan, D-N.C., #2366 (crop insurance plain language) – Yes
  • John Kerry, D-Mass., #2187 (commercial fishermen) – Yes
  • John McCain, R-Ariz., #2199 (catfish) – Yes
  • Jim DeMint, R-S.C., #2262 (SoS Free MKT) – Yes
  • Mary Landrieu, D-La., #2321 (rural development loans) – Yes
  • Ben Nelson, D-Neb., #2243 (SNAP clarify allowable reinvestment of SNAP performance bonuses) – Yes
  • Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., #2422 (conservation innovation grants) – Yes
  • 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
  • Patty Murray, D-Wash.–John McCain, R-Ariz., # 2455 (sequestration) – Yes

Rejected by voice vote:


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

Withdrawn


  • Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., #2364 (multi-state aquifers) – Withdrawn
  • Susan Collins, R-Maine, #2444 (dairy) – Withdrawn
  • John McCain, R-Ariz., #2162 (Sequestration report DoD) – Withdrawn

Approved by recorded vote


  • Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, #2445 (rural development) – 55-44
  • Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., #2370 (pulse pilot) – 58-44
  • Robert Casey, D-Pa., #2238 (technical/study -federal milk marketing) – 73-26
  • Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., #2309 (insurance recall) – 76-23
  • Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, #2190 (milk marketing order reform) – 66-33
  • Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, #2167 (pay cap marketing loans) – 75-24
  • 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

Approved requiring 60 votes for passage


  • Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., #2247 (paper work) – 64-35
  • Tom Coburn, R-Okla., #2214 (convention funding) – 95-4

Rejected by recorded vote


  • Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., #2156 (SNAP) – 33-66
  • Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., #2192 (value added grants) – 38-61
  • Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., #2174 (SNAP) – 43-56
  • Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., #2172 (SNAP) – 41-58
  • Rand Paul, R-Ky., #2181 ($250,000 income limit) – 15-84
  • Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., #2191 (wind loans) – 33-66
  • Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., #2217 (organic/AMA) – 42-57
  • Jim DeMint, R-S.C., #2263 (broadband funding) – 45-54
  • Jim DeMint, R-S.C., #2268 (Loan guarantees) – 14-48
  • Jim DeMint, R-S.C., #2276 (checkoffs) – 20-79
  • 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

Rejected, requiring 60 votes for passage


  • Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., #2456 (aerial inspections) – 47-48
  • Mike Johanns, R-Neb., #2372 (aerial inspections) – 56-43
  • Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., #2310 (genetically engineered food) – 26-73
  • Marco Rubio, R-Fla., #2166 (RAISE Act) – 45-54
  • Tom Coburn, R-Okla., #2214 (convention funding) – 95-4