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Dirk Kempthorne on Jobs

Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator


Family Farm Security Task Force to improve ag conditions

Our agriculture and our farm communities must be full partners in our rural recovery. I’ve appointed a Family Farm Security Task Force to review our laws and regulations and determine how best we can improve conditions here at home. In my budget, I will recommend some one-time tax relief to help our farmers and ranchers. [And] he time has come to move forward and enact a minimum wage for farm workers.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Idaho legislature , Jan 8, 2001

Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time.

This bill would have allowed workers to choose between overtime and compensatory time.
Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)53; N)47
Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on a Committee amdt to S. 4; Bill S. 4 ; vote number 1997-68 on May 15, 1997

Voted YES on replacing farm price supports.

Replaces farm price supports with seven years of annual fixed payments.
Status: Bill Passed Y)64; N)32; NV)4
Reference: Agriculture Market Transition Act of 1996; Bill S. 1541 ; vote number 1996-19 on Feb 7, 1996

Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship.

Kempthorne signed the Western Governors' Association resolution:

Source: WGA Policy Resolution 01 - 08: Farm Bill Reauthorization 01-WGA08 on Aug 14, 2001

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