What: All Issues : Environment : Clean Water/Water Conservation : S 1731. Farm Bill/Vote Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Undermine a Potentially-Effective Water Conservation Test Program. (2002 senate Roll Call 24)
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S 1731. Farm Bill/Vote Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Undermine a Potentially-Effective Water Conservation Test Program.
senate Roll Call 24     Feb 12, 2002
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Win
Qualifies as polarizing?
Yes
Is this vote crucial?
No

This vote was part of the debate on the farm bill, the reauthorization of the federal government's many agricultural programs. The Senate had adopted an amendment to the farm bill that would require farmers or ranchers taking part in a new conservation program to sell or lease water rights to the federal government. As part of the original compromise on the amendment, the idea was adopted as a test program in seven states, and decisions about how to resolve water conservation problems were left to the states themselves. Progressives supported the conservation program, and so supported this compromise to save it. Nonetheless, many Western senators were unhappy with the program, and Crapo (R-ID) proposed an amendment that would strike it from the larger bill. This vote was a motion to table (kill) Crapo's amendment, and so a vote in favor was a vote to keep the conservation program. The motion passed, 55-45.

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