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Lamar Alexander's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (TN) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
May 9, 2017 Alexander: FDA Commissioner Gottlieb "Will Help American Families Benefit from Promise of 21st Century Cures"
May 8, 2017 Alexander: Senate Now Poised to Confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb to Lead the FDA
April 27, 2017 Senate Health Committee Sends Nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be FDA Commissioner to Senate Floor
April 24, 2017 Alexander Votes to Confirm Sonny Perdue to Serve as Secretary of Agriculture
April 5, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Nomination of Scott Gottlieb, MD, to Serve as Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Feb. 9, 2017 Alexander Meets with Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue
Sept. 12, 2016 Alexander: Water and Waste Infrastructure Loans and Grants "Good News" for Rural Tennessee Communities Working to Keep Drinking Water Safe
Aug. 19, 2016 Alexander Urges Agriculture Department to Extend Comment Period for Horse Protection Act Proposed Rule
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
July 7, 2016 Alexander Votes to Establish a National Standard for Informing Consumers about Bioengineered Food
June 9, 2016 Alexander Statement on Inspector General Alert that FDA's Slow Food Recall Process Puts Americans at Risk
May 19, 2016 Alexander Votes to Support Tennessee Farmers and Protect Public Health
Jan. 12, 2016 Senate Health Committee Approves FDA Nominee
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Nov. 19, 2015 Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf
Sept. 24, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Press Chinese President on U.S. Agricultural Biotech Approval Delays
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Press Chinese on U.S. Agricultural Biotech Approval Delays
July 7, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
June 19, 2015 Letter to the Bernadette Wilson, Executive Officer of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Make Changes to Proposed Rule on Workplace Wellness Programs
May 15, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity to Businesses Before Enforcing Menu Labeling Rule
March 16, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Extension of Dietary Guidelines Comment Period
March 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's Lean Meat Recommendations
March 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's Lean Meat Recommendations
March 10, 2015 Letter to Todd Jones, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - Limiting Sporting Ammo
Jan. 20, 2015 Alexander, Murray, Burr, Sanders Introduce Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million U.S. Seniors
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
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 Alexander Votes for Farm Bill, Saving Taxpayers $16.6 Billion
Feb. 3, 2014 Alexander Announces Support for Farm Bill, Saving Taxpayers $16.6 Billion
Jan. 9, 2014 Alexander Says Farmers Are "Original Conservatives," Highlights Importance of Farm Priorities
Dec. 23, 2013 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Stop OSHA's Illegal Regulatory Actions
Nov. 27, 2013 Alexander Compounding Legislation Signed Into Law to Help "Prevent Another Nightmare for Tennesseans Like Last Year's Terrifying Meningitis Outbreak"
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Calling For Changes to FDA Proposed Rules
Sept. 11, 2013 Alexander Urges Interior Secretary to Keep Tennessee Fish Hatcheries Open
June 10, 2013 Alexander Votes for Farm Bill to Modernize Farm Programs Save Taxpayers Nearly $18 Billion
May 17, 2013 Alexander Brokers Deal to Keep Open Hatcheries That Produce 60 Percent of Trout Stocked in Tennessee
May 16, 2013 Senate Unanimously Passes Alexander Immediate Two-Year Ban on Corps Fishing Restrictions
May 15, 2013 Senate Passes Alexander's Plan to Stop Corps Fishing Restrictions
May 9, 2013 Alexander: Senate-Passed Bill Will Lead to "Faster Approvals of Animal Medicines and Lower Costs for Farmers"
April 26, 2013 Alexander, Colleagues Release Draft Legislation to "Help Ensure That a Tragedy Like Last Year's Meningitis Outbreak Never Happens Again"
June 19, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act
June 27, 2011 Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Concerns over the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Rule
Nov. 30, 2010 Alexander on Senate Passage of the Food Safety Bill
Nov. 18, 2010 Alexander Votes to Begin Debate on Food Safety Bill
Sept. 24, 2010 Alexander Receives "Friend of Farm Bureau" Award From Tennessee Farm Bureau
May 25, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture
Nov. 18, 2009 Alexander: Food Safety Bill Passes Senate Hurdle
June 11, 2009 Alexander Statement on Vote Against FDA Tobacco Regulation Bill
Feb. 24, 2009 Dodd, Alexander, Lowey Introduce Bill to Protect Children with Food Allergies
Feb. 9, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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