1996 Scorecard Vote

Sugar Subsidy
Senate Roll Call Vote 16
Issue: Other

Large sugar cane growing operations south of Lake Okeechobee disrupt natural water flow through the Florida Everglades ecosystem and pollute the water with heavy applications of fertilizer and pesticides. The Department of Agriculture's sugar program subsidizes this destruction by artificially inflating sugar prices and imposing quotas on imported sugar.

During debate on the Senate version of the 1996 Farm Bill, S. 1541, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) offered an amendment to end the sugar price-support program. On February 7, 1996, the Senate rejected the Gregg amendment, 35 - 61. YES is the pro-environment vote. (See House vote 8.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 35  
Votes Against: 61  
Not Voting: 4  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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