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 - 2017

1.

Huffman Amendment to Pesticides Exemption Learn more

189votes for
230votes against
11not voting
2.

Esty Amendment to Pesticides ExemptionLearn more

191votes for
229votes against
10not voting
3.

DeSaulnier Amendment to Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) ActLearn more

348votes for
75votes against
7not voting
4.

Regulatory Accountability ActLearn more

238votes for
183votes against
13not voting
5.

Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) ActLearn more

237votes for
187votes against
9not voting

House Co-Sponsorships - 2017

1.

Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act of 2017Learn more

5Co-Sponsors
2.

Protect Interstate Commerce ActLearn more

2Co-Sponsors
3.

Pesticide Protection Act of 2017Learn more

42Co-Sponsors
4.

Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017Learn more

67Co-Sponsors
5.

Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2017Learn more

39Co-Sponsors
6.

Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2017Learn more

113Co-Sponsors
7.

Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017Learn more

23Co-Sponsors
8.

Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2017Learn more

42Co-Sponsors
9.

Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2017Learn more

70Co-Sponsors
10.

Military Hunger Prevention ActLearn more

54Co-Sponsors
11.

Farm Regulatory Certainty ActLearn more

65Co-Sponsors

Food Recovery

Every year in the United States, 40 percent of food produced domestically goes uneaten. Meanwhile, domestic food production accounts for 50 percent of United States land use, 80 percent of fresh water consumption and 10 percent of the total energy budget. Food waste in landfills further harms the environment by contributing dramatically to the production of methane and other harmful gases. Legislative proposals to curb waste are leading the way on keeping nutritious food out of the landfill.

1.

Food Recovery Act of 2017Learn more

Fairness in the Food System

The food system includes not just consumers and producers, but food chain workers, servers, farm workers, and their families. At a time when five of the eight worst-paying jobs in our country are in the food industry, issues of wage and workplace protections have an important role in making the food system fairer and healthier. This year’s proposals to raise the minimum wage have been neglected by Congress, but represent an ambitious, positive step that those in the good food movement can encourage.

1.

Raise the Wage ActLearn more

165Co-Sponsors
2.

Healthy Families ActLearn more

137Co-Sponsors

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