Senate Passes Farm Credit 100 Resolution

By Karen Macdonald - July 15, 2016

Two days before Farm Credit turns 100, the United States Senate sent an early birthday present by unanimously passing a resolution congratulating Farm Credit on its milestone and recognizing our continuing success in supporting rural communities and agriculture.

Just prior to adjourning for the party conventions and summer recess, the Senate late on July 14 passed Senate Resolution 349 by unanimous consent. The action came after the resolution’s primary sponsors, Agriculture Committee Chair Pat Roberts and Ranking Minority Member Debbie Stabenow led an effort to ensure that no objections to the bill would be raised.

Nearly 60 senators cosponsored the resolution before its passage last night. The final list of cosponsors includes:

  • Kelly Ayotte, NH
  • Tammy Baldwin, WI
  • John Barrasso, WY
  • Michael Bennet, CO
  • Richard Blumenthal, CT
  • Roy Blunt, MO
  • John Boozman, AR
  • Barbara Boxer, CA
  • Sherrod Brown, OH
  • Richard Burr, NC
  • Shelley Capito, WV
  • Benjamin Cardin, MD
  • Thomas Carper, DE
  • Robert Casey, PA
  • Bill Cassidy, LA
  • Thad Cochran, MS
  • Susan Collins, ME
  • Christopher Coons, DE
  • Mike Crapo, ID
  • Steve Daines, MT
  • Joe Donnelly, IN
  • Mike Enzi, WY
  • Joni Ernst, IA
  • Dianne Feinstein, CA
  • Deb Fischer, NE
  • Al Franken, MN
  • Cory Gardner, CO
  • Chuck Grassley, IA
  • Heidi Heitkamp, ND
  • John Hoeven, ND
  • James Inhofe, OK
  • Johnny Isakson, GA
  • Tim Kaine, VA
  • Angus King, ME
  • Amy Klobuchar, MN
  • Patrick Leahy, VT
  • Joe Manchin, WV
  • Edward Markey, MA
  • Mitch McConnell, KY
  • Jeff Merkley, OR
  • Barbara Mikulski, MD
  • Jerry Moran, KS
  • Chris Murphy, CT
  • Bill Nelson, FL
  • David Perdue, GA
  • Gary Peters, MI
  • Pat Roberts, KS
  • Mike Rounds, SD
  • Marco Rubio, FL
  • Jeff Sessions, AL
  • Jeanne Shaheen, NH
  • Richard Shelby, AL
  • Debbie Stabenow, MI
  • John Thune, SD
  • Thom Tillis, NC
  • David Vitter, LA
  • Mark Warner, VA
  • Roger Wicker, MS

Farm Credit thanks these Senators and all those who voted to pass the Farm Credit resolution in time for the System’s 100 th anniversary on July 17. We look forward to continuing our mission of supporting rural communities and agriculture for another century.