Farm Bill Amendment Tracker


Follow along with the 2013 Farm Bill – the following amendments are key provisions that NSAC is tracking in both the House and Senate. We’ll update this chart with votes in real time.


 

Week of June 17: House Floor Farm Bill Debate

The full House took up the 2013 Farm Bill for debate and consideration of amendments the week of June 17. The following is a list of amendments NSAC supported or opposed publicly. Many other amendments filed were not selected for debate on the floor, and the bill ultimately did not receive enough votes to ensure final passage.


Chart Key:

  • What does “manager’s amendment” mean? If an amendment is included in the Manager’s Amendment it means that the Chair included it in a combined package of changes to the bill. The Manager’s Amendment is voted on “en bloc” – as a package – and was approved by voice vote.
  • What does “withdrawn” mean? If an amendment is withdrawn, it means the legislator brought it up to make a statement and discuss the issue with committee colleagues but did not offer the amendment for an actual vote. It is a way to signal support for an issue and keep it alive for possible future action.
  • What does “not offered” mean? If an amendment is not offered, it means the legislator prepared and filed an amendment but opted not to bring it up during the session for any number of possible reasons.
  • What does “vote not taken” mean? If an amendment was filed but was not actually granted time for debate on the floor, it was not voted on. Only a small fraction of the more than 250 amendments filed for the bill received a vote.

 

Week of June 10: Senate Floor Farm Bill Debate Completed

The full Senate took up the 2013 Farm Bill for debate and consideration of amendments on May 20, 2013 and passed the final bill on June 10. The following is a list of NSAC priority amendments – the majority were not considered on the floor for a vote.

 


 

May 15 Markup: House Agriculture Committee

The House Ag Committee markup session ended on May 15, 2013. The following is a record of how NSAC priority amendments fared. Looking for more information on what’s going on? Learn more and take action via NSAC’s Take Action page.

 

May 14 Markup:  Senate Agriculture Committee

The Senate Ag Committee finished its markup session on Tuesday, May 14. The following is a record of how NSAC priority amendments fared. Looking for more information on what’s going on? Learn more and take action via NSAC’s Take Action page.

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