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Peter DeFazio's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Peter A. DeFazio
Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Myrnie
Birth Date: 05/27/1947
Birth Place: Needham, MA
Home City: Springfield, OR
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
July 1, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - House Democrats Urge State Department to Stop Conditioning MCC Compact on El Salvador's Seed Purchase Program
June 2, 2014 DeFazio-Huffman-Herrera Beutler Amendment Saves West Coast Fisherman $2.4 Million
May 28, 2014 Rep. DeFazio Supports Passage of Legislation to Promote OSU Agricultural Program
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
May 8, 2014 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers
April 28, 2014 North Texas Invasive Species Barrier Act of 2014
April 3, 2014 DeFazio Pushes for Reforms to Level the Playing Field for West Coast Fishermen
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Honeybee Research Funding
Feb. 7, 2014 Organic Farmers Win Big in Farm Bill
Jan. 16, 2014 DeFazio Encourages President Obama to Adopt GMO Labeling Standards
Jan. 15, 2014 Administration is Seen as Retreating on Environment in Talks on Pacific Trade
Dec. 18, 2013 Letter to Mark Pryor, Roy Blunt, Robert Aderholt, and Sam Farr - Unsafe Chinese Chicken
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Do No Cut Food Stamps
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack - Provide Additional Resources to Address Colony Collapse Disorder
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 17, 2013 Letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker, US Department of Commerce - Open the King Crab Season
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
June 19, 2013 SNAP
Dec. 8, 2011 Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
Nov. 4, 2011 Letter to Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Director of National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Chairwoman Murray and Chairman Hensarling
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
March 30, 2011 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011
Feb. 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Jan. 27, 2011 USDA's Decision Thursday On Genetically Engineered Alfalfa -- Leahy And DeFazio Warn About USDA Decision Lifting All Protections For Organic And Conventional Farmers
July 26, 2010 DeFazio, Thompson Urge Protections for West Coast Fishermen and Coastal Communities
May 14, 2008 DeFazio Supports House Passage of Farm Bill
Feb. 21, 2008 DeFazio, Shays Reiterate Call for Humane Treatment of Farm Animals
July 27, 2007 DeFazio Votes To Reform Corporate Farm Subsidies
June 29, 2007 Letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns
May 10, 2007 Agricultural Disaster Assistance and Western States Emergency Unfinished Business Appropriations Act, 2007
June 8, 2006 Letter to Chairman Gruenberg
Jan. 10, 2006 Agriculture Department Cuts County Payments Checks
Nov. 7, 2005 Schakowsky, Colleagues, Send Letter to Ambassador Portman Over AFTA Concerns
Sept. 29, 2005 DeFazio Commends Efforts To Reform ESA, But Remains Concerned About Compensation Provision
March 10, 2004 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 339, Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act
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