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Mark Begich's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Mark Begich
Office: U.S. Senate (AK) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 19, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Deborah; 1 Child: Jacob
Birth Date: 03/30/1962
Birth Place: Anchorage, AK
Home City: Anchorage, AK
Date Title
June 19, 2014 Begich Uses Role on Appropriations Committee to Fight for Alaska's Seafood Industry
June 17, 2014 Begich Fights to Shut Down Pirate Fishing
April 3, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 3, 2014 Senate Approves Fisheries Treaties after Begich Floor Speech
March 28, 2014 Begich Welcomes Progress on Lifting Geoduck Ban in China
March 11, 2014 Begich: No More Parlay for Pirates
Feb. 12, 2014 The Fight Against Pirate Fishing
Feb. 11, 2014 Begich Bill Ensures Better Fisheries Monitoring, Mapping of Shipping Lanes
Feb. 4, 2014 Begich Makes Sure Farm Bill Cuts the Fat
Jan. 28, 2014 Begich Convinces Colleagues to Add Alaska Priorities to Farm Bill
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Hal Rogers, and Nita Lowey - Fishing Disaster Relief in Budget Process
Oct. 30, 2013 Alaska Fishermen Reel in Top Spots in the Nation, Begich Points to Effective Fishery Management
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 18, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker - Make Reopening of Bristol Bay Fishery a "Top Priority"
Oct. 11, 2013 Begich Meets with "Deadliest Catch" Captain Keith Colburn on Government Shutdown
Sept. 6, 2013 Begich Calls Out "Hollywood Health Guru" for Ignoring Farm Fish Facts
Aug. 26, 2013 Begich Talks Fish, Education, Vets Issues
July 30, 2013 Begich Bills Increase Protection for Fisheries, Arctic Research
July 11, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, United States Senate - Farm Bill Separation
May 29, 2013 Begich Disturbed by Reports of Potentially Damaging Frankenfish and GMO Wheat
March 13, 2013 Alaska Delegation Introduces Maritime Lien Reform Act
March 13, 2013 Senators Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Reforms for Fishermen
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
July 31, 2012 Begich Bills Move through Commerce Committee
July 12, 2012 Alaska Delegation Supports AFN Request for Y-K Disaster Declaration
June 12, 2012 Begich Pushes for Transparency in Crop Subsidies
May 24, 2012 Begich: Close Vote Shows Growing Concern over Frankenfish
May 4, 2012 Begich Reacts to J-1 Visa Decision
Feb. 1, 2012 Begich Comments on New Forest Plans Revision Process
Nov. 17, 2011 Pirate Fishing Boats Belong at the Bottom of the Sea
Oct. 18, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012--Continued
Oct. 13, 2011 Alaska's Senators Laud Target's Sustainable Seafood Mission
Sept. 6, 2011 Letter to Chairman Inouye, Chairman Kohl, and Ranking Members Cochran and Blunt:
Aug. 1, 2011 Establishing the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays--Continued
July 15, 2011 Alaska Senators Fight Against "Devastating" Genetically-Engineered Fish
July 15, 2011 Alaska Senators Continue Fight Against "Frankenfish"
March 18, 2011 Alaska Delegation Introduces Maritime Lien Reform Act
Dec. 14, 2010 Bering Sea Cod Co-Op Wins Final Congressional Approval
Sept. 17, 2010 Disaster Relief Available Soon for Yukon Salmon Fishermen
March 8, 2010 Letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein - Timber Sale Program
Nov. 5, 2009 Economic Value of Alaska Waters Stressed by Begich during Oceans Subcommittee Hearing
Sept. 21, 2009 Letter to Chairman Kohl, Chair DeLauro and Ranking Members Brownback and Kingston of the Conference Committee of the Senate and House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
June 29, 2009 Begich Praises Appointment Of Alaskans To Development Positions
June 2, 2009 Letter To Ms. Catherine M. Lang, Acting Associate Administrator For Airports, Federal Aviation Administration
Feb. 6, 2009 Begich Amendment Fully Funds Magnuson-Stevens Act
Sept. 29, 2008 Sustainable Fisheries for Alaska
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Fishing and Arctic Issues
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