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2013 Farm and Food Stamp Bill - FARRM Act

H.R. 1947 - Roll Call 286

LFA Vote

Nay

Result

Nay
195-234

Weight

1x

Bill Description

The farm and food Stamp bill continues to spend over $1 trillion dollars on a combination of costly welfare and corporate handouts. Specifically, the bill fails to reform food welfare programs and continues to provide direct support for insurance companies, large agricultural corporations and specific industries at large expense to the U.S. taxpayer.

Liberty for All's Position

Liberty For All supports the American farmer. This bill, on the other hand, supports large corporations through direct subsidies. Subsidies are anti-competitive, distort the market, and literally take from the taxpayer to provide handouts to companies that do not deserve nor need them. This bill is yet another example of lobbyists' victory over the American people. Even worse, this specific bill attempts to combine separate policies together, making the legislation confusing and further corrupting the political process for the purpose of providing even more handouts and redistribution. Our nation needs stronger communities, but as every farmer knows, we can't grow them from Washington D.C. Local solutions, local charities, and local people will always be more respectful, efficient, and effective than a far-flung government counterpart.

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Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Yea
Nay

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Nay
Nay

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yea
Nay

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Nay
Nay

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Nay
Nay

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yea
Nay

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Yea
Nay

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Yea
Nay

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Yea
Nay

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Yea
Nay

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yea
Nay

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Nay
Nay

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Nay
Nay

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Nay
Nay

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yea
Nay

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Yea
Nay

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Yea
Nay

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Nay
Nay

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Yea
Nay

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Nay
Nay