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Mitch McConnell's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Mitch McConnell
Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Minority Leader
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elaine Chao; 3 Children: Elly, Claire, Porter
Birth Date: 02/20/1942
Birth Place: Sheffield, AL
Home City: Louisville, KY
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
May 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - Regarding EPA Agriculture Regulations
May 22, 2014 McConnell Comments on DEA Hemp Permit Approval
May 21, 2014 Senator McConnell Meets with DEA Administrator; Discusses Hemp Seed Seizure
May 1, 2014 Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation Providing Strategic U.S. Response to Russian Aggression in Europe
April 16, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Kentucky's Bourbon and Livestock Producers
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
Feb. 4, 2014 McConnell Hemp Provision Passed by Senate; Measure Now Goes to President for Signature
Jan. 27, 2014 McConnell Secures Industrial Hemp Opportunities for Kentucky
Jan. 6, 2014 USDA Adopts McConnell View that Tobacco Growers Should Receive Full Amount of Final Buyout Payment
Dec. 23, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez - Stop OSHA's Illegal Regulatory Actions
Sept. 5, 2013 USDA Reverses Crop Insurance Policy for Tobacco Farmers
March 27, 2013 McConnell on Passage of Kentucky Hemp Legislation
March 22, 2013 McConnell Introduces Amendment to Protect Kentucky Agriculture
Feb. 14, 2013 Senators Seek to Lift Restrictions on Industrial Hemp
Jan. 31, 2013 Industrialized Hemp Will Help Spur Economic Growth and Create Jobs in Kentucky
Aug. 3, 2012 Republican Ag Senators Call for Ag Hearings on LIBOR
July 27, 2012 Sen. McConnell Talks to Agriculture Secretary About Drought Impact on Kentucky Farmers
June 21, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012
June 12, 2012 Executive Session
April 26, 2012 Administration Withdraws Extreme Farm Labor Proposal
Oct. 20, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012--Continued
Oct. 20, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012--Continued
April 13, 2011 Letter To Deborah Stabenow, Chairwoman
April 13, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Deborah Stabenow, United States Senator for Michigan, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Chairwoman
July 27, 2009 Letter to Dr. Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture
June 3, 2009 Tobacco Regulation
April 30, 2009 Hearing Of The Senate Appropriations Committee - The President's FY 2009 War Supplemental Request
Oct. 2, 2008 Tribute to Senators
Sept. 29, 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Sept. 29, 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
July 18, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Susan Schwab, United States Trade Representative
May 15, 2008 Senate Passes Farm Bill; Helps Kentucky Farmers
May 8, 2008 Senator McConnell's Amendment to Promote Kentucky's Horse Industry Included in Farm Bill Agreement
March 31, 2008 Solving Problems or Political Positioning
March 12, 2008 To Extend Agricultural Programs
Jan. 28, 2008 Secretary Ed Schafer
Dec. 14, 2007 Senate Clears Farm Bill
Dec. 14, 2007 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007
Dec. 14, 2007 Senator McConnell's Child Nutrition Legislation Included in Farm Bill
Dec. 13, 2007 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 -- Continued
Dec. 12, 2007 Senator McConnell's Amendment to Promote Kentucky's Horse Industry Included in Farm Bill
Dec. 12, 2007 Political Exercises
Dec. 11, 2007 Moving Forward
Dec. 5, 2007 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007
Dec. 3, 2007 Press Conference with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader
Nov. 16, 2007 McConnell: Democrats' Tactics on Farm Bill Will Fail Again
Nov. 16, 2007 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 15, 2007 McConnell: Congress Must Send Clean Troop Funding Bill to the President
Nov. 14, 2007 The Farm Bill
Nov. 14, 2007 McConnell Calls for Fair and Open Amendment Process for Farm Bill
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