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John Conyers, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 13, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Americans from Deadly Pesticides
June 26, 2017 Conyers & Blumenauer Introduce Legislation to Protect Pollinators & America's Food System
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Call for Support for the U.S. Brewing Industry
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
Jan. 13, 2016 H.R. 3662 and S.J. Res. 22
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Daily Reference Value for Added Sugars on Nutritional Facts Labeling
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administraton - Supporting FDA Proposal Requiring Daily Reference Value for Added Sugars on Nutrition Facts Labeling
July 23, 2015 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House, and Candice Miller, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration - Banning Polystyrene from House Cafeterias
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Poverty
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Honeybee Research Funding
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Dec. 4, 2013 Letter to Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Collin Peterson, Ranking Member, House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture - No Further Cuts to SNAP in the Farm Bill Conference Report
Nov. 18, 2013 Congressional Black Caucus: Hunger in America
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Do No Cut Food Stamps
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Do No Cut Food Stamps
Nov. 1, 2013 Conyers Calls for Immediate Consideration of his Extend -- Not Cut -- SNAP Legislation
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack - Provide Additional Resources to Address Colony Collapse Disorder
Oct. 29, 2013 Conyers, Congressional Colleagues, and Advocates Call to Extend - Not Cut - SNAP Benefits
Oct. 16, 2013 The Extend Not Cut SNAP Benefits Act of 2013
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
July 16, 2013 Introducing the "Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2013" - Extension of Remarks
July 11, 2013 Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
July 10, 2013 Vote on Amendment H. AMDT. 227 to H.R. 1947, The "Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013"
June 20, 2013 Conyers: Republican Agriculture Guestworker Plan is Nothing More Than "Self-Deportation"
June 14, 2013 Over Two Dozen Members of Congress Protest SNAP Cuts, Live on Food Budget of $4.50/day
April 17, 2013 Letter to Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr, Subcommittee on Agriculture - Additional Funding for Child Nutrition Programs
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dec. 2, 2011 Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
March 2, 2011 Conyers: Women and Hispanic Farmer Settlement Restores Confidence in USDA
Dec. 8, 2010 Full-year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Nov. 30, 2010 Conyers: Black Farmers' Claim Should Have Been Settled Years Ago
Nov. 30, 2010 Claims Resolution Act of 2010
May 28, 2010 Tax Extenders Act of 2009
Sept. 9, 2008 Recognizing That We are Facing a Global Food Crisis
Oct. 5, 2007 Letter to the President of the United States, George W. Bush
Aug. 2, 2007 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
July 30, 2007 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007
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