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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 18, 2008 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(80 - 14)
Yea
May 22, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(82 - 13)
Yea
May 15, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 15)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 13, 2007 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 S Amdt 3810 Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 47)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 11, 2007 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 58)
Did Not Vote
June 15, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
May 4, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 21)
Yea
May 2, 2006 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Nay
March 16, 2006 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Jan. 22, 2004 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 28)
Nay
May 8, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 35)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
Oct. 13, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
Nay
Aug. 4, 1999 S Amdt 1499 Agricultural Aid Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 8)
Yea
March 25, 1999 S Amdt 178 Agricultural Appropriations Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
Oct. 6, 1998 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 43)
Nay
July 23, 1998 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
May 12, 1998 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 17, 1996 S Amdt 5353 Federal Land Grazing Fee Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(50 - 50)
Nay
March 28, 1996 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
Yea
March 21, 1996 S 1459 Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996 Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 7, 1996 S 1541 Farm Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 32)
Yea
Aug. 3, 1994 S Amdt 2446 Ethanol Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
July 20, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 8)
Yea
July 20, 1994 S Amdt 2320 Department of Agriculture Homosexual Policy Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 41)
Nay

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