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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
June 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Urging the President to Scrap Plans to Close Peoria Ag Lab
May 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Concerns over Cuts to Rural Development
May 4, 2017 Durbin Announces Illinois Health, Science, And Research Priorities Included In Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Streamline Food Safety Protocols
Jan. 9, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $117 Million In Federal Funding For Rural Community Development In Illinois
Oct. 27, 2016 Durbin Announces Federal Funding For Rural Renewable Energy Development Across Illinois
Oct. 24, 2016 Durbin Announces Federal Funding For Rural Community Development In North Central Illinois
July 11, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $1.3 Million to Support Seasonal Farmworkers
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
Feb. 5, 2016 Gillibrand, Feinstein & Durbin Announce New USDA Food Safety Measures to Reduce Foodborne Illnesses in Poultry
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
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. 11, 2015 Senate Approves Bill to Child-Proof Liquid Nicotine Bottles
Dec. 7, 2015 Citing Recent Outrageous Examples, Durbin Calls on FTC to Review Sharp Spikes in Drug Pricing
Nov. 18, 2015 Durbin, Blumenthal Statement on DOJ, Federal Agencies Bringing Criminal and Civil Charges Against More than 100 Dietary Supplement Makers and Marketers
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. 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
Sept. 1, 2015 Following Senators' Urging, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Additional Action to Protect Consumers from the Dangers of Deadly Powdered Caffeine
Aug. 13, 2015 Durbin Joins Coalition Pressing FDA To Tackle Toxics In E-Cigarettes
Aug. 12, 2015 Durbin, Kirk: U.S. Department Of Agriculture Issues Disaster Declaration & Makes Federal Relief Available For Illinois Farmers
Aug. 12, 2015 Kirk, Durbin Applaud U.S. Department of Agriculture Disaster Declaration to Make Relief Available for Illinois Farmers
Aug. 6, 2015 Durbin, Kirk Support Federal Investment In Illinois Biofuels Industry
Aug. 5, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Tackle Toxics in E-Cigarettes
July 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning Flood Relief for Illinois Farmers
July 16, 2015 Durbin Vows To Continue Fight For Increased Funding For Food Safety
July 13, 2015 Durbin Meets With Illinois Corn Growers And Illinois Soybean Association
June 23, 2015 Senators Ask For Study On Feasibility Of Single Food Safety Agency
June 4, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Finalize Pathogen Standards
May 7, 2015 Durbin Urges Monsanto To Keep Tax Address In U.S.
April 30, 2015 Senators Urge Full Funding For Food Safety In Wake Of Recalls Following Listeria Outbreak
April 30, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Jerry Moran, Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Jeff Merkley, Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Fully Funding the FDA Food Safety Activities
April 27, 2015 Durbin Calls For Stronger Regulations To Protect Youth From E-Cigarette Products
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
April 23, 2015 FDA Issues Warnings On Mislabeled Supplements Following Senators' Call To Action
April 16, 2015 Durbin And Cicilline: Tobacco Farms Are No Place For Kids
April 16, 2015 Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions
April 16, 2015 Letter to Mitch Zeller, Director of the Food and Drug Administration - Marketing of "Snus" Products
March 24, 2015 Durbin Meets With The Illinois Farm Bureau
March 17, 2015 Durbin Meets With Illinois Corn Growers And Illinois Soybean Association
March 12, 2015 Durbin, Feinstein: FDA Needs To Investigate Allegations That Purina Beneful Dog Food Contains Toxins
March 10, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Finalize Tobacco Deeming Regulations to Protect Children Against Harmful E-Cigarettes
Feb. 25, 2015 Feinstein, Durbin, Gillibrand Urge USDA To Update Pathogen Standards For Beef, Pork
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Tim Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Senators Urge Update to Pathogen Standards for Beef and Prok
Feb. 12, 2015 Durbin Cosponsors Bill To Reform The Sugar Program And Save Consumers Billions
Feb. 11, 2015 Durbin, Blumenthal, Reed, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes
Feb. 11, 2015 Reed, Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes
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