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Joe Pitts' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' R. Pitts
Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Virginia; 3 Children: Karen, Carol, Daniel
Birth Date: 10/10/1939
Birth Place: Lexington, KY
Home City: Kennett Square, PA
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
Jan. 28, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary US Department of Labor - Telling OSHA: Stay Off Small Farms
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Keep Farm and Food Stamp Policy Seperate
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 24, 2013 Letter to Frank Lucas, Chair House Agriculture Committee - Maintaing Reforms in Farm Bill
Oct. 11, 2013 Expressing Sense of House Relating to Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw and Refined Sugar
Oct. 11, 2013 Relating to Consideration of House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2642, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013; Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 378, Expressing Sense of House Relating to Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw and Refined Sugar; and Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 379, Expressing Sense of House Relating to Crop Insurance
June 20, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 20, 2013 A Farm Bill that Repeats the Failures of the Past
June 20, 2013 Pitts on Vote Against the Farm Bill
June 20, 2013 House Fails to Pass Bipartisan Sugar Reform
June 20, 2013 It's Time to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidies
Feb. 14, 2013 Shaheen-Kirk Sugar Reform Act will Save Consumers Money, Lower Price Support Levels
June 18, 2012 Senate Sugar Vote
April 26, 2012 Sugar Reform
Jan. 20, 2012 One Thousand Days
Jan. 10, 2012 New Report Details Findings of Listeria Outbreak Investigation
Dec. 21, 2011 Looking Back on 2011
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Chairwoman Murray and Chairman Hensarling
Oct. 19, 2011 New Report Shows Federal Sugar Policy Hurts Consumers
Oct. 12, 2011 Subcommittees Examine Food Marketing Restrictions, Effects on Families and Jobs
Oct. 12, 2011 Joint Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Health Subcommittees of the Energy and Commerce Committee - "Food Marketing: Can "Voluntary' Government Restrictions Improve Children's Health?"
Sept. 23, 2011 FDA has to Stop Dragging Its Feet on Food Transportation Regulations
Sept. 12, 2011 Energy and Commerce Members Express Concern Over IWG Food Marketing Principles
Aug. 26, 2011 Struggling Against the Tide of Regulations
Feb. 26, 2010 New Regulations Will Hurt Pennsylvania Farmers
Aug. 28, 2009 Op-Ed: Helping Struggling Dairy Farms
March 31, 2009 Congressman Pitts Reintroduces Bill To Protect Family Farms, Preserve Open Space
Oct. 17, 2008 The Friday Faxline
Aug. 31, 2007 Fiscal Responsibility Does Not Mean Tax Increases
March 6, 2007 Family Farm Preservation Act
Feb. 18, 2005 Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling in Preserving Farmland
Nov. 19, 2004 The Oil-for-Food Program
July 7, 2004 Honoring Penn State University
July 6, 2004 Statement for the Record - Honoring Penn State University
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Conservation and Agriculture
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