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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Mark Steven Kirk
Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced
Birth Date: 09/15/1959
Birth Place: Champaign-Urbana, IL
Home City: Highland Park, IL
Religion: Congregationalist
Date Title
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
Feb. 14, 2014 Shaheen, Kirk, and Toomey Ask Senate to 'Kis Sugar Subsidies Goodbye,' Reform Sugar Program
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Provide Relief During Propane Shortage
Feb. 4, 2014 Kirk Statement In Support of Farm Bill
Dec. 23, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez - Stop OSHA's Illegal Regulatory Actions
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Aug. 5, 2013 Kirk, Manchin, Davis Bill Would Require Farmer Input on EPA Regulations
Aug. 5, 2013 Manchin, Kirk, Davis Bill Would Require Farmer Input on EPA Regulations
May 20, 2013 Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Sugar Reform Amendment to Senate Farm Bill
May 7, 2013 AgriNews - Farm Bill Passage Will Require Bending, Say Lawmakers
April 30, 2013 Kirk, Davis Statement on Agriculture Advisory Board Meeting
March 14, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack - Sugar Bailout
Feb. 14, 2013 Shaheen-Kirk Sugar Reform Act will Save Consumers Money, Lower Price Support Levels
Aug. 2, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
Aug. 1, 2012 Request for Agricultural Disaster Declaration Approved for Additional 50 Counties
July 24, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
July 17, 2012 Kirk Calls on House to Approve Farm Bill
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
March 7, 2012 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman of the HELP Committee
Oct. 19, 2011 Letter to Members of Congress
Aug. 1, 2011 Letter to Anne S. Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Feb. 16, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
July 13, 2010 Kirk Praises Sugar Import Quota Increase, Says Market Remains Tight
May 13, 2009 Hearing Of The State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs Subcommittee Of The House Appropriations Committee - The Department Of State
April 17, 2008 Kirk Bill Offers Thoughts on Food
Nov. 4, 2007 Kirk Outlines Food and Product Safety Legislation Needed After Mission to China
Aug. 8, 2007 Lake County News Sun - Call for Penalties for Unsafe Food, Toys
Aug. 7, 2007 Kirk: "Bipartisan legislation needed to protect American families from dangerous toys and food produced in China."
July 14, 2006 Kirk Calls on U.S. Department of Agriculture to Help Village of Wilmette Eliminate the Emerald Ash Borer
June 15, 2006 Food Allergies
Sept. 6, 2005 Kirk Coordinates Hurricane Relief with Tenth District Leaders
July 13, 2004 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005 - cont.
July 13, 2004 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
Issue Position: Economic Growth and Job Creation
Issue Position: Agriculture
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