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Alfonse D'Amato's Voting Records on Issue: Agriculture and Food

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 6, 1998 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 43)
July 23, 1998 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 31)
May 12, 1998 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 8)
Sept. 17, 1996 S Amdt 5353 Federal Land Grazing Fee Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(50 - 50)
March 28, 1996 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
March 21, 1996 S 1459 Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996 Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 47)
Feb. 7, 1996 S 1541 Farm Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 32)
Aug. 3, 1994 S Amdt 2446 Ethanol Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 50)
July 20, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 8)
July 20, 1994 S Amdt 2320 Department of Agriculture Homosexual Policy Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 41)

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