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Mark Begich's Public Statements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Mark Begich
Office: U.S. Senate (AK) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, 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
April 3, 2014 Senate Approves Fisheries Treaties after Begich Floor Speech
April 3, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 2, 2014 Begich to Feds: Alaska Fishermen Were Right About Sea Lions
March 11, 2014 Begich: No More Parlay for Pirates
Feb. 26, 2014 Begich Hearing Keys in on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization
Feb. 26, 2014 Begich Fights for Alaska's Fair Share, $20.8 Million to Come to Alaska for Fisheries Disaster Aid
Feb. 12, 2014 Begich Blasts Pirate Fishing Industry
Feb. 11, 2014 Begich Bill Ensures Better Fisheries Monitoring, Mapping of Shipping Lanes
Feb. 6, 2014 Begich's Duck Stamp Bill Clears Major Legislative Hurdle
Jan. 8, 2014 Alaskans Named to Halibut Commission
Dec. 27, 2013 Letter to Sally Jewel, Secretary Department of the Interior - Narrow Ban on Ivory
Dec. 19, 2013 Begich Protects Duck Stamp Program for Hunters, Birders, Subsistence Users
Nov. 12, 2013 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of Interior - Oil and Gas Development in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge
Nov. 7, 2013 Begich Bill Expands Hunting, Fishing Access on Federal Lands
Oct. 30, 2013 Alaska Fishermen Reel in Top Spots in the Nation, Begich Points to Effective Fishery Management
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
Sept. 5, 2013 Wal-Mart Execs Respond to Begich Request, Meeting on AK Seafood a Success
July 31, 2013 Letter to Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Administrator National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -
June 20, 2013 Begich Frankenfish Amendment Swims Upstream, Muscles through Appropriations Committee
May 29, 2013 Begich Disturbed by Reports of Potentially Damaging Frankenfish and GMO Wheat
May 23, 2013 Wicker, Begich, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan NOAA Corps Amendments Act
May 14, 2013 Begich Meets with Commerce Secretary Nominee to Discuss Fisheries Issues, Arctic Development
April 23, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard - Oversight of the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Requests for Coast Guard and NOAA
April 23, 2013 Begich Presses Secretary of State Kerry on Appointing Arctic Ambassador
March 18, 2013 Senators Call for Proper Labeling of Genetically Modified Salmon
March 13, 2013 Senators Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Reforms for Fishermen
March 13, 2013 Alaska Delegation Introduces Maritime Lien Reform Act
Feb. 22, 2013 Begich Underwhelmed by NPR-A Development Plan
Feb. 19, 2013 Begich Applauds Apache Progress in Cook Inlet Exploration
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to President Obama - King Cove Road Access
Feb. 7, 2013 Begich Introduces Bills to Halt Approval of "Frankenfish"
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
Dec. 28, 2012 Begich Applauds Passage of Critical Funds for Alaska
Dec. 21, 2012 Begich Alarmed by FDA Report on Frankenfish
Sept. 10, 2012 Begich Wants NMFS Response to Critical Peer Review on Sea Lion Science
Aug. 24, 2012 Begich to Introduce National Seafood Marketing Effort
Aug. 22, 2012 Alaska Delegation Backs Parnell Request for Federal Fisheries Disaster Declaration on Upper Cook Inlet Salmon Runs
Aug. 6, 2012 Bill Cracking Down on Pirate Fishing Moves Toward Passage
July 3, 2012 Subsistence Whaling Extended with Vote in Panama
June 26, 2012 Begich Travels to Western Alaska for Fishery Disaster Discussion
June 15, 2012 Begich Welcomes Appointment of Dave Benton to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
June 5, 2012 Delegation Introduces Legislation to Support Alaska Native Subsistence Whaling Efforts
May 24, 2012 Begich: Close Vote Shows Growing Concern over Frankenfish
May 2, 2012 Begich Statement on IHA's for Chukchi & Beaufort Seas
April 26, 2012 Alaska Senators Press International Fishing Issues with Russia
April 18, 2012 Alaska Delegation Tells NOAA of Overreach Concerns
March 6, 2012 Begich Bill Seeks to Rebuild Effective Duck Stamp Program
Feb. 29, 2012 Begich Statement on Greens Creek Exploration Permit Approval
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