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Senate amendment 2372 (Johanns) to S. 3240 (Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012)

Vote Info: This amendment would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from using aerial surveillance in order to monitor agricultural operations‘ compliance with clean water regulations. This tool is used primarily to monitor large animal feeding operations, where manure spills into water bodies are easily identifiable from the air. Congress does not restrict how the agency monitors other industries.

Date of vote: 6/21/2012
Session: Second Session
Bill Number: S.Amdt. 2372 to S. 3240
Roll Call: Senate No. 159
Good Food Vote: Nay

Passed: 56 - 43

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