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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
May 9, 2017 Letter to Chairmen John Hoeven and Thad Cochran, Ranking Members Jeff Merkley and Patrick Leahy - Call for Farm Service Agency Loan Funding
April 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General for the U.S. Government Accountability Office - Imported Seafood Safety
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Atlantic States Marines Fisheries Commission - Feedback from Connecticut Lobstermen
Feb. 15, 2017 New Food Date Labels a Positive First Step, Blumenthal Announces Intent to Reintroduce Commonsense Food Date Labeling Bill
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Streamline Food Safety Protocols
Dec. 21, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, Esty Applaud Usda Steps to Help Connecticut's Dairy Farmers, Call for Further Action
Dec. 21, 2016 Esty, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney Applaud USDA Steps to Help Connecticut's Dairy Farmers, Call for Further Action
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
Sept. 8, 2016 After Extended Drought, Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Announce Federal Disaster Aid for Windham County Farmers
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere - Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Senate-Approved GMO Labeling Law is Fundamentally Anti-Consumer
July 7, 2016 Schatz, Blumenthal, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
July 6, 2016 Blumenthal: So-Called GMO Labeling Law is an Affront and Insult to the People of Connecticut
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste
June 8, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, and Himes Applaud Federal Grant for Hartford's Promise Zone to Bring Affordable, Locally-Grown Food into City Grocery Stores
May 24, 2016 Letter to Mr. Bill DeLaney, President and CEO of Sysco Corporation - Call on Sysco to Ensure No Human Trafficking in Seafood Supply Chain
May 23, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Advocates For Changes In Fisheries Management To Level The Playing Field For New England Fishermen
May 18, 2016 Introducing Commonsense Bill to Standardize Food Date Labeling
May 17, 2016 Blumenthal & DeLauro Introduce Bill to End Federal Tax Subsidy for Unhealthy Food, Beverage Marketing to Children
May 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Robust Requirements For Using The Term "Natural" On Food Labels
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Address Gaps in Policies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Animals
March 16, 2016 Blumenthal: Defeat of Misguided GMO Legislation is a Victory for American Consumers
March 15, 2016 Genetically Modified Food Labeling Bill
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
March 3, 2016 Blumenthal, Durbin Applaud DOT Action to Ban E-Cigarette Use on Airplanes
March 1, 2016 Blumenthal: Anti-Consumer GMO Legislation Approved by Agriculture Committee is Insult to American People
Jan. 5, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Administration's New Dietary Guidelines
Dec. 23, 2015 Sens. Blumenthal, Markey, Reps. Pallone, DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Modernize Food Labeling
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Nov. 23, 2015 Democratic Leaders Introduce Legislation in the House and Senate to Modernize Food Labeling
Nov. 19, 2015 Democratic Leaders Introduce Legislation in the House and Senate to Modernize Food Labeling
Nov. 18, 2015 Durbin, Blumenthal Statement on DOJ, Federal Agencies Bringing Criminal and Civil Charges Against More than 100 Dietary Supplement Makers and Marketers
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Finalize Reporting Requirements for Antibiotic Use in Agriculture
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Delauro, Larson, Courtney, Esty Announce Over $800,000 in USDA Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
Oct. 28, 2015 Regulating Tobacco
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New CDC Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Adults
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to Sandy Kennedy, RILA President, and Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO - Call for Retail Boycott of Harmful Plastic Microbeads Threatening Long Island Sound
Oct. 15, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on New Study Identifying Dietary Supplement Use Causes More Than 20,000 E.R. Visits Every Year
Sept. 30, 2015 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Raise Smoking Age to 21
Sept. 15, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On FDA Order Stopping Sale Of Four Cigarette Products
Sept. 1, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on FDA Action to Protect Consumers from Deadly Powdered Caffeine
Aug. 5, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Tackle Toxics in E-Cigarettes
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