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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Provide Relief to Dairy Farmers
Oct. 21, 2016 Whitehouse Lauds RI's Growing Aquaculture Industry at Matunuck Oyster Farm
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. 28, 2016 GAO Releases Reports Requested by Whitehouse, Merkley, Menendez on Climate Change & Oceans
Aug. 25, 2016 USDA Takes Action to Help Dairy Farmers & Families in Need
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
Oct. 22, 2015 Bill Will Give NOAA, Coast Guard More Enforcement Tools Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
July 28, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
May 12, 2015 Reed, Whitehouse & Langevin Announce $182,000 in Federal Funding for Oyster Study
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
Feb. 25, 2015 University of Rhode Island Receives $510,978 in USDA Grants
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Bees from Pesticides
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
May 7, 2014 Climate Change
April 3, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
March 10, 2014 Climate Change
Feb. 12, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Fisheries Treaties and Port State Measures Agreements
Feb. 12, 2014 The Fight Against Pirate Fishing
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Gregory Wasson, CEO Walgreens, John Standley, CEO Rite Aid Corporation, and Steven Anderson, CEO National Association of Chain Drug Stores - Urge Drug Stores to Remove Tobacco Products From Stores
Feb. 6, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Calling For Changes to FDA Proposed Rules
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. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
June 10, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
Feb. 24, 2012 RI Advances Commercial Offshore Wind Energy Development
Aug. 24, 2011 Whitehouse Hears from South County Seafood Businesses about Economy
July 5, 2011 Letter to Honorable Tom Vilsack
Dec. 21, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Funding for Food Banks
Nov. 30, 2010 Whitehouse: Food Safety Bill will Protect Rhode Islanders
Nov. 30, 2010 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Aug. 5, 2010 Letter to The President
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
Jan. 15, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, Presidential Candidate of the United States - Funding for Child Programs
May 6, 2008 Hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee - The Nomination of Michael Leiter to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Oct. 4, 2007 Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and the Chairmen and Ranking Commitee Members
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