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August 17, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 2419: Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act

On Motion to Adjourn
Failed 174-248


H.Res. 574: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2419

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 222-202


H.R. 2419: Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Votes

H.Amdt. 700 (Kind, D-WI): An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to reform the farmer safety net to work better for small farmers at lower cost, reallocate funding to nutrition, conservation, specialty crops and healthy foods, rural development, and programs that benefit socially disadvantaged farmers.
Failed 117-309

H.Amdt. 706 (Jackson-Lee, D-TX): An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to express the sense of Congress that the food available to schoolchildren under the school breakfast and lunch program should be selected so as to reduce the incidence of juvenile obesity and to maximize nutritional value.
Agreed to 422-3

H.Amdt. 707 (Rangel, D-NY): An amendment numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to remove certain banking restrictions related to Cuba's payment for agricultural purchases from U.S. producers. It also authorizes direct transfers between Cuban banks and U.S. banks and allows visas to be issued to conduct activities related to purchasing U.S. agricultural goods.
Failed 182-245

H.Amdt. 708 (Boehner, R-OH): An amendment numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to replace the current daily posted county prices (PCPs) used for determing loan deficiency payment rates and repayment rates for marketing assistance loans with a monthly PCP for each crop. It would revise requirements for establishing a producer's loan deficiency payment (LDP) and loan repayment rate to be based on the month that beneficial interest is lost. The amendment aims to address farmers taking advantage of short-term market events to lock in artificially high loan deficiency payments, while actually selling the commodity later at prices well above loan rate.
Failed 153-271

H.Amdt. 713 (Davis, D-IL): An amendment numbered 19 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to strike the sugar sections in the commodity title as well as the feedstock flexibility program for bioenergy producers, extending current programs until 2012.
Failed 144-282
11/3/2007 Update:
Sugar Industry Expands Influence
When U.S. sugar farmers needed help this summer defending a $1 billion, 10-year subsidy plan in a new House farm bill, they found it in some surprising places. Among the 282 lawmakers siding with Midwest and Gulf Coast growers on a key vote was Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), who represents Queens and Manhattan's East Side. The only sugar refinery in the New York area is well outside her district.

H.Amdt. 715 (Udall, D-CO): An amendment numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to reduce the direct payment rate for cotton by 2/3 of a cent in order to fund enrollment of 224,000 additional acres in the Grasslands Reserve Program.
Failed 175-251

H.Amdt. 716 (Putnam, R-FL): An amendment numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to prohibit individuals from receiving farm conservation payments if their income exceeds $1 million, unless 75% of the income comes from farm income.
Failed 175-252

H.Amdt. 717 (Cooper, D-TN): An amendment numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 110-261 to comprehensively reform the federal crop insurance program, including the Administration's farm bill crop insurance proposals. The amendment saves approximately $4 billion while adding resources to the Grassland Reserve Program.
Failed 175-250

On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
(consideration: CR H8787-8788)
Failed 198-223

On Passage
Passed 231-191




House Passes Farm Policy Overhaul
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House Passes Massive Farm Bill
The House yesterday passed a far-reaching new farm bill that preserves the existing system of subsidies for commercial farmers and adds billions of dollars for conservation, nutrition and new agricultural sectors.

1 comment:

  1. This bill also gives meat and poultry establishments the option of choosing Federal or state inspection as their certifying food safety official. They want state inspection as it is more lenient and they can get away with more! This bill was pushed by meat producers and fruit growers without thought of food safety or economy.

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