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Joe Courtney's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 2, Democratic
Date Title
June 19, 2017 Welch Unveils Legislation to Remove Barriers Faced by Young Farmers
April 26, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Level Playing Field for U.S. Dairy Products
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Atlantic States Marines Fisheries Commission - Feedback from Connecticut Lobstermen
April 3, 2017 Letter to John Culberson, House Chairman on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and Jose Serrano, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - National Sea Grant College Program
March 6, 2017 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission - Mislabeling of Foreign Cigar Products
Feb. 17, 2017 Courtney, Thompson, Faso Introduce Bipartisan Young Farmer Success Act
Jan. 31, 2017 Lawmakers Make Push On Milk Labeling
Dec. 21, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, Esty Applaud Usda Steps to Help Connecticut's Dairy Farmers, Call for Further Action
Dec. 21, 2016 Esty, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney Applaud USDA Steps to Help Connecticut's Dairy Farmers, Call for Further Action
Nov. 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Hal Rodgers and Nita Lowey, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Appropriations Committee and the Hon. Bob Aderholt and Sam Farr, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Requesting Assistance for Dairy Farmers
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. 8, 2016 After Extended Drought, Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Announce Federal Disaster Aid for Windham County Farmers
Aug. 23, 2016 Courtney Calls USDA Dairy Announcement A "Modest First Step," Says More Action Needed
Aug. 18, 2016 Courtney, Murphy, Blumenthal Announce $600,000 Grant To Help Connecticut's New Farmers
Aug. 4, 2016 Courtney Visits Ellington Farm And Discusses Today's MPP Announcement
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
May 23, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Advocates For Changes In Fisheries Management To Level The Playing Field For New England Fishermen
May 18, 2016 Courtney Opposes Misguided Child Nutrition Bill
April 12, 2016 Reps. Gibson, Courtney, Welch Introduce Legislation in Support of Northeast Dairy Farmers
April 12, 2016 Courtney, Gibson, Welch Introduce Legislation In Support Of Northeast Dairy Farmers
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Michael Taylor. FDA Deputy Commissioner - New Cheese Standard That Could Harm Connecticut Dairy Farms
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Delauro, Larson, Courtney, Esty Announce Over $800,000 in USDA Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
Oct. 2, 2015 Courtney announces $99,000 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant to Ledge Light Health District
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Val Doleini, Farm Service Agency Administrator - Dairy Insurance Program
Feb. 6, 2015 Courtney: Connecticut Dairy Farms Benefiting From New Program
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Agriculture
July 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Agriculture Market Access in TPP
June 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Biodiesel Volume
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 8, 2014 Courtney Announces Grant Opportunities for Local Food Enterprises
May 2, 2014 Courtney Calls for Policy Changes to Boost Local Meat and Dairy Products in Connecticut
April 24, 2014 Courtney Announces Speciality Crop Funding for Connecticut Farmers
Feb. 24, 2014 Gov. Malloy Moves to Safeguard Food Benefits for 50,000 Low-Income Families
Dec. 20, 2013 After Courtney Letter, FDA Revises and Extends Comment Period on Food Safety Rules
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
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Aug. 13, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - SNAP Funding
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
July 11, 2013 Courtney Statement After Opposing Stripped-Down, House-passed Farm Bill
June 20, 2013 Courtney Statement After U.S. House Rejects the Five Year Farm Bill
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act
May 28, 2013 Letter to Commissioner Hamburg - Public Hearings on Upcoming Rule Changes
April 17, 2013 Gillibrand, Courtney Announce Legislation to Help Farmed Shellfish Growers Compete, Grow Their Businesses
April 15, 2013 Blumenthal, Murphy and Courtney Announce Appointment of State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt as Farm Service Agency Executive Director
March 21, 2013 Hanna, Owens, Courtney Introduce Farm Credit Legislation
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