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Sam Farr's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Samuel 'Sam' Farr
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 1993
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 20
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Shary; 1 Child: Jessica
Birth Date: 07/04/1941
Birth Place: San Francisco, CA
Home City: Carmel, CA
Religion: Episcopalian
Date Title
June 11, 2014 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2015
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
April 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Reconsider Rule that Would Harm Small Breweries & Increase Food Waste
Feb. 7, 2014 House Caucus: Organic farmers win big in Farm Bill
Feb. 5, 2014 Statement on NOAA's approval of California shark fin ban
Jan. 29, 2014 House Passes Farm Bill That Includes New Funding For Central Coast Crops
Dec. 4, 2013 Immigration Reform
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. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
July 11, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
July 1, 2013 CQ Roll Call - More Attacks on Farm Policy Expected in House Spending Bill Debate
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Sept. 12, 2012 Working for Local Farmers - Summer 2012 E-Newsletter
April 17, 2012 Hunger and the Ryan Budget
Feb. 21, 2012 Rep. Farr Hails U.S-EU Organic Agreement
Feb. 17, 2012 Hearing of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Budget Hearing - Department of Agriculture
July 6, 2011 Statement: House Passage of FY12 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
June 17, 2011 House Passage of FY12 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
June 16, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
June 15, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
June 15, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
June 15, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
May 24, 2011 44 House Members Call on President to Enforce Law to Protect Wild Lands
May 12, 2011 Farr Statement on Agriculture Funding For Remainder of FY11
April 14, 2011 Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Feb. 18, 2011 In Support of Food for Peace
Feb. 15, 2011 Rep. Farr Hails Emergency Funds to Fight Grapevine Moths in California
Feb. 15, 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Jan. 21, 2011 Rep. Farr Named Ranking Member of Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee
Dec. 21, 2010 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Oct. 19, 2010 Letter to David R. Obey, Chair, and Jerry Lewis, Ranking member, of the Committee on Appropriations
June 23, 2010 Letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Oct. 8, 2009 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture
Oct. 7, 2009 Conference Report On H.R. 2997, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 30, 2009 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
July 9, 2009 Ag Funding Bill Includes California Priorities
July 8, 2009 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2997, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
June 21, 2008 State Right To Cancel Moth Spraying
May 14, 2008 Farm Bill Passes House
May 8, 2008 Wine Institute Honors Farr
April 24, 2008 Surgeon General, CDC Decline LBAM Role
April 9, 2008 Farr Questions Feds on LBAM
Feb. 1, 2008 USDA Offers Rural Development Loans, Grants
Aug. 14, 2007 Farr Leads Charge for Federal Food Safety Support
July 27, 2007 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007
July 27, 2007 Historic Farm Bill Passes House
June 19, 2007 Representatives Solis and Lee Lead Effort to Support Healthy Foods in the 2007 Farm Bill
March 1, 2007 Farr Finds FDA Commissioner Lacking on Food Safety
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