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.
Senate Votes - 2017
Scott Pruitt Confirmation VoteLearn more
Senate Co-Sponsorships - 2017
Protect Children, Farmers, and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017Learn more
Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017Learn more
Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2017Learn more
Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017Learn more
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017Learn more
Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act of 2017Learn more
Food Security is National Security Act of 2017Learn more
Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act of 2017Learn more
Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017Learn more
Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017Learn more
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.
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.