2012 Scorecard Vote
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered an amendment to S. 3240, the Senate farm bill titled the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, which would repeal the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Conservation Reserve Program. Together, these two programs reward agricultural producers who help conserve critical natural resources on more than 75 million acres of farm and ranch land in the United States. These programs not only are very popular with farmers, but also have a proven track record of providing valuable taxpayer benefits by improving soil, water, and wildlife habitat. On June 20, the Senate rejected the Lee amendment by a vote of 15-84 (Senate roll call vote 148). NO IS THE PROENVIRONMENT VOTE.