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HR 2160 - Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Sandy Levin voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Sandy Levin made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Passage (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-86 -
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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS SIGNED AFTER A LINE ITEM VETO(S).

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (399-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that calls for $54.42 billion in appropriations for the aforementioned agencies.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Agricultural Research Service from researching the production, processing, or marketing of tobacco and tobacco products.
  • Bans the Foreign Agricultural Service and General Sales Manager from using funds to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products.
  • Expects entities receiving assistance to purchase only American-made equipment and products.
  • $25.14 billion to the Food Stamp Program.
  • $7.77 billion to Child Nutrition Programs.
  • $3.92 billion to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
  • $1.02 billion to the Food and Drug Administration.
  • $744.6 million to the Agricultural Research Service.
  • $789.16 million to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • $589.27 million to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (392-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $50.63 billion for agriculture, rural development, the Food and Drug Administration, and other related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Bans the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service from using funds to research the production, processing, or marketing of tobacco and tobacco products.
  • Prohibits the Foreign Agricultural Service and General Sales Manager from using funds to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products.
  • Expects entities receiving assistance to purchase only American-made equipment and products.
  • Prohibits the Department of Agriculture from acquiring new information technology systems or upgrades without approval from the Chief Information Officer.
  • $25.14 billion for the Food Stamp Program.
  • $7.77 billion for Child Nutrition Programs.
  • $3.94 billion to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
  • $925.6 million to the Food and Drug Administration.
  • $725.1 to the Agricultural Research Service.
  • $759.43 million for conservation programs.
  • $702.2 million to the Farm Service Agency.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill

Sponsors

  • Joseph R. 'Joe' Skeen (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
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