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National Food Policy Scorecard

The National Food Policy Scorecard is your go-to source for information about the most important food legislation considered by the House and Senate and how all members of Congress voted on those issues. The Scorecard reflects the consensus of top food policy experts who select the key food policy votes each year. The scored food policy issues include domestic and international hunger, food safety, food access, farm subsidies, animal welfare, food and farm labor, nutrition, food additives, food transparency, local and regional food production, organic farming and the effects of food production on the environment. The National Food Policy Scorecard lets you identify which legislators are working for sensible food policies.

House Votes - 113th Congress

1
Restore funding for SNAP
Votes for: 188
Votes against: 234
Not voting: 12 
2
Strengthen Conservation Reserve Program
Votes for: 179
Votes against: 242
Not voting: 13 
3
Strengthen Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Votes for: 157
Votes against: 266
Not voting: 11 
4
International Food Aid Reform
Votes for: 203
Votes against: 220
Not voting: 11 
5
Crop Insurance Reform
Votes for: 208
Votes against: 217
Not voting: 9 
6
Capping commodity payments for farmers at $250,000 per year
Votes for: 230
Votes against: 194
Not voting: 10 
7
Eliminate Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Votes for: 194
Votes against: 232
Not voting: 8 
8
Eliminate Farmers' Market and Local Food Promotion Program
Votes for: 156
Votes against: 269
Not voting: 9 
9
Limit SNAP enrollment and $31 billion in program cuts
Votes for: 175
Votes against: 250
Not voting: 9 
10
Limit SNAP enrollment
Votes for: 227
Votes against: 198
Not voting: 9 
11
Increases funding for honeybee research
Votes for: 273
Votes against: 149
Not voting: 12 
12
Final Passage of "Farm Only" Farm Bill
Votes for: 216
Votes against: 208
Not voting: 11 
13
$39 billion SNAP cut
Votes for: 217
Votes against: 210
Not voting: 6 

House Votes - 112th Congress

1
Prevent EPA from regulating farm air pollution
Votes for: 268
Votes against: 150
Not voting: 15 
2
Provide E. coli protection funding
Votes for: 193
Votes against: 226
Not voting: 13 
3
Increase Organic Data Initiative funding
Votes for: 352
Votes against: 70
Not voting: 10 
4
Reduce WIC funding
Votes for: 64
Votes against: 360
Not voting: 8 
5
Reduce WIC funding for breast feeding
Votes for: 119
Votes against: 306
Not voting: 7 
6
Reduce Food for Peace Funding
Votes for: 108
Votes against: 316
Not voting: 8 
7
Eliminate international school lunch funding
Votes for: 120
Votes against: 303
Not voting: 9 
8
Protect Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Program
Votes for: 170
Votes against: 238
Not voting: 24 
9
Eliminate Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Program
Votes for: 212
Votes against: 201
Not voting: 19 
10
Payment limit on crop subsidies
Votes for: 154
Votes against: 262
Not voting: 16 
11
Deny subsidies to large commercial farms
Votes for: 186
Votes against: 228
Not voting: 18 
12
Weaken EPA pesticide regulation
Votes for: 292
Votes against: 130
Not voting: 10 
13
Prevent EPA approval of E15
Votes for: 285
Votes against: 136
Not voting: 12 
14
Cut conservation to finance drought assistance
Votes for: 223
Votes against: 197
Not voting: 10 

Dishonorable Mentions

These votes on broad budget and regulatory policies were not included in legislator scores.

1
Restricts new regulations, including food regulations
Votes for: 241
Votes against: 184
Not voting: 8 
2
Deeply cuts domestic spending, including food and farm spending
Votes for: 228
Votes against: 191
Not voting: 12 
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