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Rick Larsen's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' Ray Larsen
Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Tiia; 2 Children: Robert, Per
Birth Date: 06/15/1965
Birth Place: Arlington, WA
Home City: Lake Stevens, WA
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
June 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Biodiesel Volume
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 8, 2014 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
Jan. 29, 2014 Larsen Votes for Farm Bill That Aids Northwest Farmers, Continues Vital Food Assistance
Oct. 17, 2013 Letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker, US Department of Commerce - Open the King Crab Season
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
June 20, 2013 Larsen Statement on House Farm Bill
April 5, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Cummings, Bipartisan House Members Urge President Obama to Continue Food For Peace Program
March 21, 2013 Testimony Before the House Appropriations Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science
Oct. 31, 2012 Letter to Ministers Suswono and Wirjawan
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
May 18, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack Secretary US Department of Agriculture
Nov. 17, 2011 Larsen Statement on Bill to Fund Transportation, Agriculture, Justice Programs
Sept. 24, 2010 Letter to Duglas Shulman, Commissioner, Interal Revenue Service
June 23, 2010 Letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
May 21, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, President of Mexico
Oct. 7, 2009 Agriculture Bill Benefits State Agriculture Community, Econom
Sept. 30, 2009 Larsen Applauds Federal Support For Whatcom County Anaerobic Digester
Sept. 25, 2009 Larsen Applauds Agreement On Poultry Imports From China
July 9, 2009 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
May 22, 2009 Larsen Applauds USDA Help for Dairy Farmers
Sept. 9, 2008 Larsen Calls for 2nd Economic Stimulus Package to Create Jobs, Invest in Transportation & Infrastructure, Fight Hunger
Aug. 28, 2008 Larsen Applauds Federal Funding for Skagit County Anaerobic Digester
May 14, 2008 Larsen Backs Farm Bill, Praises Strong Investments in Northwest Washington Specialty Crops and Food Aid for Hungry Families
April 18, 2008 Larsen Applauds Decision to Open Korean Market to U.S. Beef
July 27, 2007 Farm Bill Helps WA Farmers Compete, Invests in Specialty Crops, Fights Hunger
July 20, 2007 Larsen: NW WA Growers on Track for Huge Win with Farm Bill
June 28, 2007 Larsen Secures $231,000 for Northwest Ag Business Center
June 27, 2007 Larsen, Murray, McMorris Rodgers Work to Help Washington Wheat Growers
June 27, 2007 Larsen Secures $500,000 to Expand and Protect Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
March 21, 2007 Larsen Introduces Comprehensive Specialty Crops Legislation
Sept. 28, 2006 Press Releases - Larsen Works to Ensure Competitiveness of U.S.-Grown Specialty Crops
June 12, 2006 Larsen: Field Hearing Voiced Importance of Agriculture to Washington State
June 9, 2006 Larsen Welcomes House Agriculture Committee to Washington State
May 23, 2006 House Agriculture Spending Bill Good for State Agriculture
April 4, 2006 Larsen Co-Chairs First-Ever Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus
Oct. 28, 2005 Agriculture Spending Bill Expands Summer Food Assistance For Washington's Hungry Kids
Oct. 28, 2005 Larsen Stands Up For Washington's Hungry Families, Assails Massive Cuts to Food Stamp Program
June 9, 2005 House Agriculture Bill Will Help Northwest Ag Community
March 1, 2005 Larsen Questions U.S. Ag Secretary on Washington Beef Exports
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Agriculture
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