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Key Votes

2011 All Agriculture and Food Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 8, 2011 National HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust Bill Passed - House (268 - 150)
Oct. 21, 2011 National S Amdt 791 Limits Farm Subsidies to Individuals with Incomes Under $1 million Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 15)
Sept. 21, 2011 National S Amdt 642 Modifies Eligibility Requirements for Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 57)
May 16, 2011 CA SB 104 Labor Representatives Bill Passed - House (51 - 26)
May 9, 2011 CO HB 1005 Repeals Taxes on Agricultural Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 18)
May 6, 2011 CO HB 1005 Repeals Taxes on Agricultural Products Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
March 31, 2011 CA SB 104 Labor Representatives Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Feb. 28, 2011 WA HB 1489 Anti-Phosphorus Fertilizer Bill Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
Feb. 16, 2011 OR HB 2336 Agriculture Regulation Exemptions Bill Passed - House (45 - 13)

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