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Susan Collins' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Susan M. Collins
Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Single
Birth Date: 12/07/1952
Birth Place: Caribou, ME
Home City: Bangor, ME
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
July 9, 2014 Senator Susan Collins Helps Mark Newport Bicentennial
June 19, 2014 Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Sugar Reform Amendment to Appropriations Bill
May 22, 2014 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Senator Collins' Request to Include Fresh, White Potato in WIC Program
April 24, 2014 Senators Collins, King Issue Statement on FDA Spent Grains Announcement
April 7, 2014 Blog: "Washington Should Help, Not Hinder, Maine's Craft Brewing Industry"
March 31, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Consider Impact of Proposed Rule on Farmers, Small Brewers
March 7, 2014 Blog: The Farm Bill: A Missed Opportunity
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Provide Relief During Propane Shortage
Feb. 4, 2014 Senator Collins' Statement on Farm Bill Vote
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. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Thad Cochran - Strengthen Economic Security for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 16, 2013 Time - Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington
Aug. 21, 2013 Collins, King Announce Nearly $4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding
July 17, 2013 Senate Bill Includes $150 Million to Aid Groundfishing Industry in Northeast and Other Areas
June 14, 2013 Column - "Supporting Maine Farms, Food, and Jobs"
June 10, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
June 6, 2013 The Farm Bill
June 4, 2013 Collins, Udall File Amendment to Include Fresh Potatoes in Nutritional Food Program
May 10, 2013 Delegation Applauds FSA Announcement to Resume Critical Farm Payments
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Six Months After the Senate Passed a Bipartisan Jobs Bill, The House Has Failed to Act
Oct. 16, 2012 Akaka, Collins, Feinstein, and Gillibrand Release GAO Report Revealing Serious Challenges to Agriculture Inspection Activities at U.S. Ports of Entry
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 13, 2012 Maine Delegation Welcomes Disaster Declaration for New England's Groundfishery
Nov. 30, 2011 Letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson
Nov. 17, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs for the Fiscal Year End September 30, 2012, and for Other Purposes
Nov. 2, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012
Nov. 1, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012
Oct. 21, 2011 "Victory for the White Potato"
Oct. 20, 2011 Leahy, Collins, Sanders, Snowe, and Others Propose MAPLE Act
Oct. 20, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012
Oct. 18, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012
Oct. 17, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012
Sept. 1, 2011 Weekly Column - Reducing Burdensome Government Regulations
Aug. 3, 2011 Letter to Chairman Kohl and Ranking Member Blunt
Aug. 1, 2011 Letter to Anne S. Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
July 1, 2011 Aroostook Potato Farmers to Receive $400,000 in Emergency Assistance
June 22, 2011 Letter to Mr. Bruce Nelson Acting Administrator Farm Service Agency U.S. Department of Agriculture
June 16, 2011 Senator Collins Secures Commitment to Keep Orono Agriculture Research Lab Open
June 16, 2011 "Costly Ethanol Subsidies Should End"
June 16, 2011 Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011
June 10, 2011 Letter to: The Honorable Kevin W. Concannon
May 2, 2011 Letter to Eric Schwaab, NOAA Assistant Adminstrator of Fisheries
April 21, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
March 3, 2011 Johnson Introduces Resolution Recognizing 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives
Feb. 18, 2011 A 7-Point Plan for Maine Jobs
Feb. 16, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Aug. 5, 2010 Letter to The President
July 24, 2010 "USDA Should Include Potato in WIC Program"
July 12, 2010 Senator Collins Visits Backyard Farms in Madison
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