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Claire McCaskill's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Claire McCaskill
Office: U.S. Senate (MO) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Joseph; 3 Children: Austin, Maddie, Lily; 4 Stepchildren: Benjamin, Carl, Marilyn, Michael
Birth Date: 07/24/1953
Birth Place: Rolla, MO
Home City: Jefferson City, MO
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Agriculture
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary US Department of Agriculture - Closing Local Farm Service Agency Offices
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Sens. King, Collins & Reps. Michaud, Pingree Fight USDA Plan to End Valuable Resource for Maine Farmers
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
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
March 6, 2014 Sens. Roberts, Moran, Blunt and McCaskill: Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Importance of Biosecurity and Agro-Defense
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Provide Relief During Propane Shortage
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture - Calls On Obama Administration To Implement Livestock Disaster Programs Immediately
Feb. 4, 2014 McCaskill Votes to Approve Bipartisan Farm Bill
Jan. 29, 2014 McCaskill Hopes Farm Bill "first of many new compromises to turn corner on dysfunction'
June 17, 2013 Column - Time to Stand up for Rural Missouri
June 10, 2013 McCaskill on Senate Passage of Farm Bill: Will U.S. House Fail Rural America Again?
June 10, 2013 Ozarks First - Ozarks Lawmakers Praise Senate's Passage of 5-Year Farm Bill
May 23, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
April 16, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran - Funding of Critical Livestock Programs Ahead of Predicted Drought
Feb. 28, 2013 Sens. Roberts, Moran, Blunt and McCaskill Introduce Resolution On Importance of Biosecurity and Agro-Defense
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts - Energy Production
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Six Months After the Senate Passed a Bipartisan Jobs Bill, The House Has Failed to Act
Sept. 28, 2012 Hours Before Expiration, McCaskill Slams U.S. House for Farm Bill Failure
Sept. 28, 2012 McCaskill: Resources for Mt. Vernon Missouri Veterans' Home on the Way
Sept. 25, 2012 McCaskill Continues Fight to Eliminate Unnecessary EPA Rules on Farmers and Ranchers
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 10, 2012 McCaskill's Advocacy for Missouri's Ranchers Pays Off as Japan Reconsiders Beef Restrictions
Aug. 15, 2012 Saint Louis Post-Dispatch - McCaskill Sows Agriculture Issue at Soulard Market
Aug. 3, 2012 McCaskill Presses for Further Drought Aid for Missouri
Aug. 2, 2012 McCaskill to House: "Get Off the sidelines,' Act on the Farm Bill
Aug. 2, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Direct Task Force to Report on the Severity of the Drought
July 20, 2012 Top Missouri Sportsmens' Groups Commend McCaskill's Work on Farm Bill
July 16, 2012 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack
July 11, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture
July 11, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department Agriculture
June 18, 2012 Missouri News Horizon - Op-ed: "Another Chance to Stand up for Rural Missouri'
June 15, 2012 Letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security
June 14, 2012 Farm Bill Update: McCaskill Backs Effort to Eliminate Unnecessary EPA Rules on Farmers and Ranchers
June 12, 2012 McCaskill Supports Addition of Veterans' Mental Health Providers
June 1, 2012 McCaskill Bill Protects Access to Services for Missouri's Farmers and Ranchers
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
March 14, 2012 McCaskill Moves to Protect Farmers from Overregulation
Feb. 10, 2012 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Department of Agriculture and Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador
Dec. 20, 2011 McCaskill Statement on Department of Agriculture's Settlement with Nixa Family, Fined for Selling Rabbits
Oct. 5, 2011 Hearing of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Food Service Management Contracts: Are Contractors Overcharging the Government?
Oct. 5, 2011 McCaskill Targets Widespread Waste in Sprawling Food Service Contracts
Aug. 1, 2011 Letter to Anne S. Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
June 27, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
March 8, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
March 3, 2011 Johnson Introduces Resolution Recognizing 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives
Feb. 16, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
Nov. 29, 2010 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act--Continued
Sept. 28, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
Aug. 30, 2010 Letter to His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak , Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S. - Russian Restrictions of US Poultry
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