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Earl Blumenauer's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Earl Blumenauer
Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 05/21/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Margaret; 2 Children: Jon, Anne
Birth Date: 08/16/1948
Birth Place: Portland, OR
Home City: Portland, OR
Religion: Non-denominational Protestant
Date Title
Issue Position: A Forward Looking Farm Policy
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Native Americans - Protecting Tribal Land and Treaty-Reserved Rights
Issue Position: Building an Economy that Helps all Oregonians
Issue Position: Agriculture - Reforming Farm Subsidies
Issue Position: A New Direction for Agriculture
Issue Position: Agriculture - Promoting Healthy Food and Farms
Issue Position: Agriculture - Protecting Farmland and the Environment
June 11, 2014 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
May 29, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, 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
May 8, 2014 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers
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. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administration, Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Jan. 29, 2014 Don't Cheat American Farmers
Jan. 29, 2014 Blumenauer Votes Against Farm Bill, "Falls Short of Necessary Reforms"
Jan. 28, 2014 Farm Bill Conference Report Includes Language to Allow Legal Study, Pilot Programs of Hemp
Dec. 10, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Eric Cantor, House of Representatives Majority Leader - Keep Farm Bill Loopholes Closed
Nov. 18, 2013 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Crop Insurance Payments
Nov. 8, 2013 Reps. Kind, Blumenauer, Petri, DeLauro and Sen. Flake: Outrageous Farm Payments to Billionaires Highlight Urgent Need to Reform Ag Policy
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack - Provide Additional Resources to Address Colony Collapse Disorder
Oct. 11, 2013 Expressing Sense of House Relating to Crop Insurance
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
July 11, 2013 Blumenauer Statement on Passage of Partisan, Republican Farm Bill
July 11, 2013 Republicans Attempt to Ram Through Last-Minute, One-Sided Farm Bill
July 11, 2013 FARRM Bill Passes with Polis, Massie, Blumenauer Pass Amendment to Protect State Rights to Grow Hemp for Research
June 20, 2013 It's Time to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidies
June 20, 2013 House Passes Polis, Massie, Blumenauer Hemp Amendment to Farm Bill
June 20, 2013 House Fails to Pass Bipartisan Sugar Reform
June 20, 2013 Polis, Massie, Blumenauer Pass Amendment to Protect State Rights to Grow Hemp for Research
June 20, 2013 Blumenauer, Polis, Massie Amendment to Protect State Rights to Grow Hemp for Research Passes House 225-200
June 20, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 18, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 18, 2013 Improving the FARRM Bill
May 9, 2013 Blumenauer Introduces the Balancing Food, Farm, and Environment Act to Modernize Conservation Priorities
May 8, 2013 Introduction of the Balancing Food, Farm, and the Environment Act
April 22, 2013 Reflecting on Earth Day
Feb. 14, 2013 Shaheen-Kirk Sugar Reform Act will Save Consumers Money, Lower Price Support Levels
July 10, 2012 Path to the 2012 Farm Bill
June 16, 2012 The Oregonian - Local Food Summit's Missing Ingredient: Congress
June 13, 2012 Blumenauer, Bonamici host Oregon Food Summit
May 24, 2012 Food Fight! Steps Toward Reforming the Farm Bill
May 10, 2012 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012
April 27, 2012 Senate Farm Bill Continues Brazil Cotton Payout
April 24, 2012 Blumenauer, Bonamici host Oregon Food Summit
March 7, 2012 Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydro Power Development Act of 2011
Nov. 30, 2011 Bipartisan Group Introduces Public-Private Plan to Expand Healthy Food Options and Strengthen Local Economies
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