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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S3238 on Jul 10, 2008

Signature Legislation: banning Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease
Source: Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Act (S.3238)
To prohibit the importation of ruminants and swine, and fresh and frozen meat and products of ruminants and swine, from Argentina until the Secretary of Agriculture certifies to Congress that every region of Argentina is free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination. This Act may be cited as the 'Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Act of 2008'.


  • Topic: Free Trade
  • Headline: Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease
  • Headline 2: Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 08-S3238

Kent Conrad s2oND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Byron Dorgan s2oND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s1iSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Claire McCaskill s2oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Ben Nelson s2oNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Ken Salazar s2oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Jon Tester s2oMT Democratic Jr Senator 



Republicans participating in 08-S3238

Wayne Allard s2oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
John Barrasso s2oWY Republican Jr Senator 
Pete Domenici s2oNM Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Michael Enzi s2oWY Republican Sr Senator 
John Thune s2oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 



Independents participating in 08-S3238



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0


















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