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David Vitter's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (LA) - Jr, Republican
Date Title
Issue Position: Agriculture & Seafood
Oct. 24, 2014 Vitter: Crawfish Processors Will Be Compensated $19 Million
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Richard Hansen, District Commander and District Engineer of the Army Corp of Engineers - Fix Mitigation Problem for Agriculture
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Increasingly Negative Agricultural and Economic Impacts Resulting from Agency's Analysis for Certain Pesticides
Sept. 22, 2014 Vitter: EPA's Incomplete Pesticides Analysis Killing American Jobs & Farms
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Richard Hansen, District Commander and District Engineer of the Army Corps of Engineers - Modified Charleston Method Reform Recommendations
April 10, 2014 Vitter: Effort to Update Decades-Old Fishery Levels Progresses
April 10, 2014 Letter to Secretaries Tom Vilsack, Ernest Moniz, and Gina McCarthy - Calling for USDA, DOE, EPA to Resist Taxing Livestock Emissions
March 28, 2014 Vitter: Sugar Industry's Complaint of Foul Play by Mexico's Sugar Producers Needs Federal Attention
March 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francesca Grifo, Science Integrity Official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Secret Science in Air Regulations
Jan. 29, 2014 Vitter's Food Stamp Amendment to Farm Bill Passes House
Dec. 23, 2013 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Stop OSHA's Illegal Regulatory Actions
Nov. 7, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran - Foreign Catfish Inspection
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Oct. 24, 2013 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary US Department of Commerce - NOAA Leadership Needs to Implement Overdue Fisheries Policies in Gulf of Mexico
Oct. 23, 2013 Vitter: Another Layer of Secrecy Added to Fish & Wildlife Services' Endangered Species Listin
Oct. 18, 2013 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Explain Marketing Assistance Loan Program Disruption
Oct. 17, 2013 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Marketing Assistance Loans
May 2, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank - Urge Dept. of Commerce to Address Red Snapper Fishery Before Relationships Further Decline
May 29, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
April 27, 2012 Vitter's View: Let Family Farmers Farm
Dec. 2, 2011 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration
June 27, 2011 Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Concerns over the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Rule
March 24, 2011 Letter to Ken Feinberg Feinberg Rosen, LLP
April 30, 2010 Vitter Urges Government Agencies, BP to Streamline Cleanup Operation
Dec. 21, 2009 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture And Ron Kirk, Ambassador, Office Of The United States Trade Representative
Dec. 17, 2009 Vitter Applauds Award of Economic Assistance to Louisiana Dairy Farmers
Aug. 5, 2009 Vitter Attaches Seafood Amendment to Agriculture Bill
March 23, 2009 Letter to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad and Ranking Member Judd Gregg
March 19, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
March 19, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Food Assistance and Fostering Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Development in Less-Developed Countries
Feb. 9, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 23, 2008 Vitter's View: Supporting the Farm Bill
May 22, 2008 Vitter Applauds Senate Vote to Override Farm Bill Veto
May 5, 2008 Letter to Stephen Johnson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Re: Flexibility in Ethanol Mandates to Lower Food Prices
April 25, 2008 Vitter Works with Strain to Address Pointe Coupee Flooding
April 25, 2008 Vitter Testifies at U.S.-China Commission on Seafood Safety and Trade
April 24, 2008 Vitter Helps Pass China Seafood Import Protection Act
June 29, 2007 Vitter Applauds FDA Ban on Chinese Seafood
April 11, 2007 Vitter Announces Clarification from Treasury that will Benefit Louisiana Rice Farmers and Millers
Feb. 8, 2007 Vitter Introduces Bill to Allow Sale of Louisiana Pet Turtles
Dec. 5, 2006 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
July 18, 2006 Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006
July 18, 2006 Letter to Senate Majority Leader William Frist
May 17, 2006 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 - Part 1 -
July 13, 2004 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Agriculture
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