2013 Scorecard Vote
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) sponsored H.R. 1947, the House Farm Bill known as the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. This extreme legislation would make permanent deep cuts to conservation programs; weaken protections for our forests, wetlands and wildlife; eviscerate regulation of pesticides; zero out mandatory funding for rural renewable energy and energy efficiency development; and block states from setting standards for food and farm production. Moreover, by crippling and ultimately ending key conservation programs, H.R. 1947 would deprive farmers of the tools they need to deal with extreme weather that is being fueled by climate change. On June 20, the House rejected H.R. 1947 by a vote of 195-234 (House roll call vote 286). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.