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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 21, 2017 Durbin, Brown, Reed, Blumenthal, Markey, Franken Introduce Legislation To Reduce Youth Tobacco Use, Close Tax Loopholes
Aug. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Provide Relief to Dairy Farmers
June 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John Hoeven, Chairman and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies - Acer Access and Development Program
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 17, 2016 Moulton, Massachusetts Delegation Protect Lobster Industry against Proposed Ban
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 Senator Markey and Congresswoman Meng Call for Ban on BPA in All Food and Beverage Containers
Aug. 12, 2016 Senator Markey: FDA's Final Rule On Food Safety Process Is A Missed Opportunity
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
June 24, 2016 Markey, Warren, Keating, Lynch and Moulton Welcome Additional Funding for New England At-Sea Monitoring
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 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
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 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable 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
Oct. 28, 2015 Regulating Tobacco
July 31, 2015 Letter to Eileen Sobeck, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service - Protect Lobster Industry in MA
April 23, 2015 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Conservation Reserve Program
April 16, 2015 Markey Calls for Action on E-Cigarettes as New Data Reveals Skyrocketing Use by Youth
March 26, 2015 Markey, Warren, Collins, and King Introduce Bipartisan Budget Amendment Supporting At-Sea & Dockside Monitoring for New England Fisheries
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
Jan. 9, 2015 Markey, Durbin, Blumenthal Call for Increased Disclosure, Transparency in New Comprehensive Report on Energy Drink Consumption
Jan. 7, 2015 Letter to Alex Gourlay, CEO and President of Walgreens Company - Prescription Drug Labeling
Dec. 16, 2014 Wicker, Markey Statement on Seafood Fraud Task Force Recommendations
Nov. 21, 2014 Markey, 9 Senators Urge EPA to Protect Bees from Pesticides
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Bees from Pesticides
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Advocating for Wisconsin Cranberry Growers
Oct. 10, 2014 Markey Vows Action Following Logan E-Cigarette Fire Findings
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Senators Call on FDA to Protect Consumers by Adopting Stronger Warning Labels for E-Cigarettes
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
Aug. 28, 2014 Congressional Authors of E-Cigarette Marketing Report Call New CDC Data 'the Sound of an Alarm'
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Protect Service Members from Abusive Loan Contracts
Aug. 4, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes
July 31, 2014 Markey Applauds FDA Action on Laboratory Diagnostic Tests
July 9, 2014 Sen. Markey and Reps. Capps & Meng Introduce Legislation to Ban BPA from Food and Beverage Containers
July 9, 2014 Capps, Markey, Meng Introduce Bill to Protect Workers and Children From Chemical Exposure
July 2, 2014 Letter to Brian Deese, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Laboratory Developed Tests
June 17, 2014 Markey Praises New Obama Effort to Fight Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing
June 10, 2014 Senators Urge Department of Transportation to Finally Ban E-Cigarettes on Airplanes
June 10, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - E-Cigarettes on Airplanes
May 8, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases
April 24, 2014 Durbin Responds to FDA Tobacco Regulations
April 7, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Protect Consumers from False Advertising Claims by E-Cigarette Makers
April 7, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of Federal Trade Commission - Protect Consumers from False Advertising Claims by E-Cigarette Makers
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