What: All Issues : Government Checks on Corporate Power : Agriculture : S 1731. Farm Bill/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Prevent Anti-Competitive Consolidation in the Meat Industry. (2002 senate Roll Call 23)
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S 1731. Farm Bill/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Prevent Anti-Competitive Consolidation in the Meat Industry.
senate Roll Call 23     Feb 12, 2002
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Win

This vote was part of the debate on the farm bill, the reauthorization of the federal government's many agricultural programs. Grassley (R-IA) proposed to amend the farm bill with a provision to forbid meat packers from owning, feeding, or controlling livestock more than two weeks before slaughter. Progressives and other supporters saw it as an attempt to maintain separation between meat packers and cattle ranchers to keep packers from controlling the market. Craig (R-ID)--whose earlier amendment proposing only to study the idea was superceded by Grassley's version--attempted to table (kill) the motion. The vote to kill Grassley's amendment failed, 46-53, clearing the way for a voice (unrecorded) vote in favor of it.

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