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Key Votes

Mark Dayton's Voting Records on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Mark Dayton
Office: Governor (MN), Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced; 2 Children: Eric, Andrew
Birth Date: 01/26/1947
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Religion: Presbyterian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 15, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
May 4, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 21)
May 2, 2006 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
March 16, 2006 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nov. 3, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 18)
Nov. 3, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Sept. 22, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Jan. 22, 2004 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 28)
May 8, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 35)
Feb. 13, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)

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