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

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
Date Title
Sept. 19, 2016 McConnell: Industrial Hemp Research to Advance in Kentucky
July 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - National Organic Program
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
June 7, 2016 Herald-Leader - Kentucky, Once Again, at Forefront of Hemp Production
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Defend Agriculture in T-TIP
March 15, 2016 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy and Genetically Modified Food Labeling Bill
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Nov. 4, 2015 Congratulating Kentucky's Governor-elect and Addressing The Waters of the United States Regulation
Nov. 3, 2015 Federal Water Quality Protection Bill
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015
Oct. 29, 2015 Chairman Roberts: Senate Leadership Commits to Bipartisan Fix to Restore Crop Insurance in Omnibus
July 16, 2015 McConnell Secures Hemp Provision in Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill
June 11, 2015 McConnell Hemp Amendment Approved by Senate Appropriations Committee
May 6, 2015 McConnell Helps Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Secure Federal Assistance
May 4, 2015 McConnell Helps Kentucky Habitat for Humanity Secure Federal Assistance
March 9, 2015 Kentuckian Confirmed to Farm Credit Administration Board; McConnell Recommended Him for Post
Oct. 24, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New Clean Water Act Regulations for Agriculture
Oct. 19, 2014 Bowling Green Daily News - McConnell Clear Choice for Senate
Sept. 23, 2014 Senator McConnell Comments on Hemp Crop Harvest at University of Kentucky Pilot Program
Sept. 5, 2014 Senator McConnell Honored by the American Farm Bureau
Aug. 20, 2014 Politico - Mitch McConnell More Polished at Kentucky Forum
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 Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - 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 of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry - Call to Approve the Pesticide Regulation Bill
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
Oct. 2, 2008 Tribute to Senators
Sept. 29, 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
July 18, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Susan Schwab, United States Trade Representative
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