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Patrick Leahy's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Patrick J. Leahy
Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Sr, Democratic President Pro Tempore
First Elected: 11/05/1974
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Marcelle; 3 Children: Kevin, Alicia, Mark
Birth Date: 03/31/1940
Birth Place: Montpelier, VT
Home City: Middlesex, VT
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Nutrition
Issue Position: Farmers and Agriculture
Issue Position: Working to Protect Vermont's Agricultural Traditions
July 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Clarity Over the Clean Water Act
June 18, 2014 Leahy Announces Farm Bill Funds To Help Small Farmers With Organic Certification Costs
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Feb. 4, 2014 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To Senate Passage Of The Farm Bill
Feb. 3, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014 -- Conference Report
Jan. 28, 2014 Leahy: Long Overdue Farm Bill Clears Conference On Monday Night
Dec. 20, 2013 Farm Bill Conference
Dec. 20, 2013 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Farm Bill Conference Progress
Nov. 22, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Urge Rewrite Of Food Safety Rules
Nov. 4, 2013 Addison County Independent - New Farm Bill Has Glimmer of Hope
Oct. 11, 2013 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy: End the Shutdown and Stop Hurting America's Farmers
Oct. 11, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013
July 11, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, United States Senate - Farm Bill Separation
June 20, 2013 Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew - Group of Senators Urge Appropriate Oversight of Proposed Smithfield Purchase
June 20, 2013 Letter to Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of Department of the Treasury - Smithfield Purchase
June 20, 2013 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To House Defeat Of The Farm Bill
June 18, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: REAP Zone Designation Nets NEK Nearly $1 M. To Create Jobs And Economic Opportunities
June 11, 2013 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), On Passage of The Senate Farm Bill, S. 954
June 10, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
June 10, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
June 10, 2013 Leahy and Sanders Herald New Dairy Program In Senate-Passed Farm Bill
June 10, 2013 Vermont Highlights Of The 2013 Farm Bill As Adopted By The U.S. Senate On June 10, 2013
May 21, 2013 Statement Of Senator Leahy (D-Vt.) The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 Senate Floor
May 20, 2013 The Farm Bill
May 16, 2013 Leahy: MILC Payments Released For Vermont Dairy Farmers, Just In Time For Spring Planting
May 14, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee - Farm Bill Business Meeting
Jan. 16, 2013 The Leahy Letter -- January 2013
Jan. 1, 2013 Leahy Secures Key Additions To Dairy Safety Net In 'Cliff' Package
Dec. 21, 2012 The "Dairy Cliff"
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
Dec. 12, 2012 Leahy Slams House Leaders For Taking Farmers And Struggling Families Hostage In Farm Bill Standoff
Dec. 11, 2012 Executive Session
Nov. 13, 2012 Sportsmen's Act of 2012 - Motion to Proceed - Continued
Oct. 1, 2012 Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy on the Expiration of the Current Farm Bill at Midnight Sunday Night
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
July 25, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
July 24, 2012 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: 2 New REAP Zone Grants To NEK Will Rehab Low-Income Homes And Refit Them For Energy Efficiency Savings
July 11, 2012 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act -- Motion to Proceed
June 22, 2012 Vermont Highlights Of The Agriculture, Reform, Food And Jobs Act
June 21, 2012 Unique Significance of Shelburne Farms
June 19, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act
June 12, 2012 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont's Harold Howrigan Appointed to the National Dairy Board
June 5, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act -- Motion to Proceed--Resumed
May 15, 2012 150th Anniversary of USDA
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
April 26, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee - Markup Of The 2012 Farm Bill
April 17, 2012 USDA Opens Application Process for New Leahy-Led Farm to School Grant Program
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