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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
Sept. 8, 2016 After Extended Drought, Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Announce Federal Disaster Aid for Windham County Farmers
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Senate-Approved GMO Labeling Law is Fundamentally Anti-Consumer
July 6, 2016 Blumenthal: So-Called GMO Labeling Law is an Affront and Insult to the People of Connecticut
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste
May 23, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Advocates For Changes In Fisheries Management To Level The Playing Field For New England Fishermen
May 17, 2016 Blumenthal & DeLauro Introduce Bill to End Federal Tax Subsidy for Unhealthy Food, Beverage Marketing to Children
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Address Gaps in Policies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Animals
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Delauro, Larson, Courtney, Esty Announce Over $800,000 in USDA Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
June 10, 2015 Recognizing Public Health Risks, Blumenthal Urges Costco to Cease Sales of Eggs from Facilities with Caged Hens
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Bees from Pesticides
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Protect Service Members from Abusive Loan Contracts
April 9, 2014 Gov. Malloy Announces Agreement to Help Protect Connecticut's Working Farms
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Feb. 4, 2014 Blumenthal Statement After Voting Against Farm Bill
Feb. 3, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014
Jan. 16, 2014 Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Hal Rogers, and Nita Lowey - Fishing Disaster Relief in Budget Process
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbit Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Allow Institutions of Higher Education to be able to Grow and Cultivate Hemp for Research Purposes
Sept. 20, 2013 Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Announce USDA SBIR Grant To MetroCrops LLC Of Norwalk
Sept. 17, 2013 Letter to Speak Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, Minority Leader Pelosi, Minority Whip Hoyer, and Chairmen Lucas - Adoption of Senate Language in Farm Bill Conference
July 12, 2013 Blumenthal Welcomes FDA's Proposed New Limits on Arsenic in Juice as Important Safety Step, Encourages Agency to Finalize Formal Rule
July 11, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, United States Senate - Farm Bill Separation
June 10, 2013 Blumenthal Statement on Passage of 2013 Farm Bill
April 15, 2013 Blumenthal, Murphy and Courtney Announce Appointment of State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt as Farm Service Agency Executive Director
April 10, 2013 Markey, Durbin, Blumenthal Energy Drinks Report Shows Labeling, Marketing, Ingredients Create Questionable Concoction for Consumers
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
June 8, 2012 CT Lawmakers Announce $1.96 Million in Federal Assistance to East Windsor Water and Waste Management Services
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
March 29, 2012 Blumenthal, Corker, Gingrey Praise Inclusion of GAIN Act in Discussion Draft of Food and Drug Administration User Fee Reauthorization Bill
March 16, 2012 Courtney, Lieberman, Blumenthal Announce USDA Development Grants for Sprague
June 16, 2011 Blumenthal Votes to End Wasteful Ethanol Subsidies to Corporate Agribusiness
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