2013 Scorecard Vote
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) offered an amendment to H.R. 1947, the House Farm Bill titled the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, which would help ensure that Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds are used to achieve greater conservation benefits. This revenue-neutral amendment would reinstate language preventing EQIP funds from going to factory farms, assist farmers who transition to production techniques that use fewer pesticides or antibiotics, and promote water conservation and climate change adaptation efforts. On June 19, the House rejected the Blumenauer amendment by a vote of 157-266 (House roll call vote 260). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.