Senate vote on emergency food funds

Updated
Displaced Somali people line up for food south of Mogadishu on Sept. 5, 2011
Displaced Somali people line up for food south of Mogadishu on Sept. 5, 2011
Reuters/Feisal Omar

As Lawrence mentioned in tonight’s Rewrite, tomorrow the Senate Appropriations Committee will be voting on an Agriculture Appropriations Bill that passed in the House back in June. The version that cleared the House (which you can read in its entirety here) included deep cuts to emergency food assistance. Cuts that United Nations officials say will cost lives. If you want to contact the member of the Senate Appropriations Committee from your state to make your voice heard ahead of their vote tomorrow, please use the information below.

Democratic Members

  • Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (Chairman), Hawaii - Email or call at (202) 224-3934
  • Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont - Email or call at (202) 224-4242
  • Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa - Email or call at (202) 224-3254
  • Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland - Email or call at (202) 224-4654
  • Sen. Herb Kohl, Wisconsin - Email or call at (202) 224-5653
  • Sen. Patty Murray, Washington - Email or call at (202) 224-2621
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California - Email or call at (202) 224-3841
  • Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois - Email or call at (202) 224-2152
  • Sen. Tim Johnson, South Dakota - Email or call at (202) 224-5842
  • Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana - Email or call at (202) 224-5824
  • Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island - Email or call at (202) 224-4642
  • Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey - Email or call at (202) 224-3224
  • Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska - Email or call at (202) 224-6551
  • Sen. Mark Pryor, Arkansas - Email or call at (202) 224-2353
  • Sen. Jon Tester, Montana - Email or call at (202) 224-2644
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio - Email or call at (202) 224-2315

Republican Members

  • Sen. Thad Cochran (Vice Chairman), Mississippi - Email or call at (202) 224-5054
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky - Email or call at (202) 224-2541
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama - Email or call at (202) 224-5744
  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas - Email or call at (202) 224-5922
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee - Email or call at (202) 224-4944
  • Sen. Susan Collins, Maine - Email or call at (202) 224-2523
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska - Email or call at (202) 224-6665
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina - Email or call at (202) 224-5972
  • Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois - Email or call at (202) 224-2854
  • Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana - Email or call at (202) 224-5623
  • Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri - Email or call at (202) 224-5721
  • Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas - Email or call at (202) 224-6521
  • Sen. John Hoeven, North Dakota - Email or call at (202) 224-2551
  • Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin - Email or call at (202) 224-5323

You can also donate money to help relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. We recommend donating to UNICEF. To do so, simply click here or call 1-800-4UNICEF (1-800-486-4233).

Senate vote on emergency food funds

Updated