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Key Votes

Tom Barrett's Voting Records on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' M. Barrett
Office: Mayor (Milwaukee, WI) - At-Large, Democratic
Last Elected: 2000
Next Election: 2002
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kristine; 4 Children
Birth Date: 12/08/1953
Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI
Home City: Milwaukee, WI
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Nay
Nov. 13, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(379 - 33)
Nay
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Nay
Oct. 1, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 175)
Yea
June 8, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(246 - 183)
Nay
Oct. 2, 1998 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(333 - 53)
Nay
June 24, 1998 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(373 - 48)
Nay
June 4, 1998 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(364 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1997 HR 2160 Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(399 - 18)
Yea
July 24, 1997 H Amdt 271 Tobacco Crops Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(209 - 216)
Yea
July 24, 1997 HR 2160 Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(392 - 32)
Yea
March 29, 1996 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 89)
Nay
Feb. 29, 1996 H Amdt 936 Agricultural Conservation Programs Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(372 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 29, 1996 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act Bill Passed - House
(270 - 155)
Nay
Feb. 28, 1996 H Amdt 933 Peanut Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(209 - 212)
Yea
Feb. 28, 1996 H Amdt 934 Sugar Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(208 - 217)
Yea
Feb. 28, 1996 H Amdt 935 Dairy Program Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(258 - 164)
Nay
Oct. 12, 1995 HR 1976 Appropriations bill FY96, Agriculture Conference Report Adopted - House
(288 - 132)
Nay
Sept. 23, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(287 - 107)
Yea
June 17, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 127)
Yea
June 29, 1993 HR 2493 Agriculture Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(304 - 119)
Yea
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