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Lois Capps' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Lois Capps
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 24, Democratic
First Elected: 03/10/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 24
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Laura, Todd, Lisa (deceased)
Birth Date: 01/10/1938
Birth Place: Ladysmith, WI
Home City: Santa Barbara, CA
Religion: Lutheran
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Date Title
Jan. 29, 2014 Capps Hails Passage of Bipartisan Farm Bill
Dec. 20, 2013 USDA to Address Citrus Disease Impacting Central Coast Agriculture
Sept. 30, 2013 Capps Announces Funding for Central Coast Agricultural Green Energy Projects
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
June 19, 2013 Capps Highlights Central Coast Priorities Contained in House Farm Bill
May 16, 2013 Letter to Honorable Frank Lucas, Chair, and Honorable Collin Peterson, Ranking Member, Committee on Agriculture
April 17, 2013 Letter to Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr, Subcommittee on Agriculture - Additional Funding for Child Nutrition Programs
Oct. 31, 2012 Letter to Ministers Suswono and Wirjawan
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Secretary Vilsack
Sept. 19, 2012 Capps to House Leadership: "We Need a Good Farm Bill and We Need it Now"
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
July 6, 2012 Capps Announces $135,000 Grant to Allan Hancock College to Prepare Students For Agriculture Careers
June 21, 2012 Letter to Frank Lucas, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture
June 19, 2012 Capps, Hanna Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Promote Organic Farming
May 16, 2012 Letter to Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson
June 14, 2011 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2112, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
April 26, 2011 Letter to President Barack Obama
Oct. 19, 2010 Letter to David R. Obey, Chair, and Jerry Lewis, Ranking member, of the Committee on Appropriations
May 13, 2010 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture
July 9, 2009 Capps Applauds House Approval of Agriculture Funding Bill that Invests in Public Health, Food Safety, Rural Communities, Conservation & Other Priorities
May 14, 2008 Capps Praises House Passage of Farm Bill
April 8, 2008 Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2008
July 27, 2007 Capps Applauds House Progress on Fair and Responsible Farm Bill
June 19, 2007 Representatives Solis and Lee Lead Effort to Support Healthy Foods in the 2007 Farm Bill
April 26, 2007 Capps, Issa, Boxer, Introduce Legislation In The House And Senate To Ensure Hass Avocado Quality
Feb. 7, 2007 Capps Takes Action On Disaster Relief For Californians Effected By Freeze
Jan. 17, 2007 Letter: To Mike Johanns, US Secretary of Agriculture
June 8, 2006 Letter to Chairman Gruenberg
July 13, 2004 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Agriculture
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