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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, 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. 17, 2016 Moulton, Massachusetts Delegation Protect Lobster Industry against Proposed Ban
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
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
June 24, 2016 Markey, Warren, Keating, Lynch and Moulton Welcome Additional Funding for New England At-Sea Monitoring
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
July 31, 2015 Letter to Eileen Sobeck, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service - Protect Lobster Industry in MA
April 23, 2015 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Conservation Reserve Program
March 26, 2015 Markey, Warren, Collins, and King Introduce Bipartisan Budget Amendment Supporting At-Sea & Dockside Monitoring for New England Fisheries
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Bees from Pesticides
Nov. 21, 2014 Markey, 9 Senators Urge EPA to 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
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 Markey on Farm Bill: Cuts to SNAP Would Lead to More Hungry Families and Children
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. 23, 2013 Letter to Frank Skaggs, Small Business Administration - Massachusetts Delegation Urges Small Business Assistance for Fishermen
June 4, 2013 Markey Legislation Would Get BPA Out of Cans, Containers, Children
April 10, 2013 Markey, Durbin, Blumenthal Energy Drinks Report Shows Labeling, Marketing, Ingredients Create Questionable Concoction for Consumers
April 2, 2013 The Gloucester Daily Times - White House Mute as Fishing's Future Hangs
Feb. 21, 2013 Markey: Consumers, Fishermen Need Swift Federal Action to Stop Seafood Fraud
Jan. 15, 2013 Markey, Tierney, Keating: Congressional Republicans Cut Lifeline for New England Fishermen
Sept. 13, 2012 Massachusetts Delegation and Governor Patrick Welcome Disaster Declaration for Fishermen
Aug. 1, 2012 Markey: More than Half of U.S. Counties in Drought, While More than Half of House of Representatives Promote Climate Doubt
July 26, 2012 Markey Introduces SAFE Seafood Act to Fight Fraud, Ensure Safety
July 25, 2012 Markey: Increased Food Prices from Drought is a Climate Change-fueled "Extreme Weather Food Tax"
July 25, 2012 Markey: Increased Food Prices from Drought is a Climate Change-fueled "Extreme Weather Food Tax"
June 13, 2012 FDA Moves Forward on Markey Petition to Ban BPA from Infant Formula Packaging
June 1, 2012 Markey Focuses on Fukushima Fish Fallout
May 31, 2012 Markey, 42 Dems Urge President to Protect Dolphin-Safe Tuna Label
April 20, 2012 Markey Quizzes FDA, NOAA on Seafood Safety on 2nd Anniv. of BP Spill
Dec. 8, 2011 Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Chairman Leibowitz, Chairman of Federal Trade Commission
July 26, 2011 Hearing of the Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee - NOAA's Fishery Science: Is the Lack of Basic Science Costing Jobs?
May 2, 2011 Letter to Eric Schwaab, NOAA Assistant Adminstrator of Fisheries
March 21, 2011 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript
March 20, 2011 Markey, Pallone Query FDA on Radiation in Japanese Imports, Pacific Seafood
Aug. 17, 2010 Hearing of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
July 13, 2010 Markey Asks FDA for Arsenic, Oil Monitoring Information
Sept. 29, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
July 29, 2009 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
May 13, 2009 Markey Praises Chicago's BPA Ban; Urges Congress to Ban BPA on a National Basis
March 13, 2009 Markey, Feinstein and Schumer Introduce Federal Ban on BPA in Food & Bev Containers
June 10, 2008 BPA Risk Too High, Markey Proposes 100% Ban in Food, Drink Containers
July 18, 2007 Markey Responds to 11 Pledges Limiting Junk Food Ads to Kids
July 11, 2007 5 Major Food Companies Dodge Question When Challenged to Meet Kellogg's New Standards on Marketing to Young Kids
June 19, 2007 Markey Calls on 5 Major Food and Beverage Marketers to Put Junk Food Ads on a Diet
June 14, 2007 Chairman Markey Responds to Kellogg Decision to Pull Ads Targeting Children
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