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Susan Collins' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
Nov. 7, 2017 Casey, Collins Introduce the Nourishing Our Golden Years Act
Sept. 20, 2017 King, Ernst, Donnelly, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote American Agricultural Exports
Aug. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Provide Relief to Dairy Farmers
July 19, 2017 Collins, King Announce $1.35 Million Loan to Fish River Rural Health Center to Help Build Medical Facility in Fort Kent
July 6, 2017 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce USDA Approval of Up to $10 Million in Bonus of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
June 29, 2017 Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce- Act In Light of Canada - EU Trade Deal That Could Undermine Maine's Lobster Industry and Jobs
June 22, 2017 Heitkamp, Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Schools Keep Providing Healthy Meals for Students to Succeed
June 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce - Forfeited Groundfish Permits of New Bedford Fisherman to Be Redistributed Throughout the Northeast
June 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Food and Drug Administration Commissioner - Highlighting Bipartisan Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs, Collins, McCaskill Praise Food and Drug Administration Chief's Remarks
May 9, 2017 Senator Collins Announces $6 Million to Support Safety Training Grants for Fishermen
March 15, 2017 Feinstein, Collins Introduce Bill to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
Dec. 21, 2016 Collins, King, Poliquin Applaud $6 Million USDA Investment in Private Road Infrastructure and Fish Habitat in Northern and Eastern Maine
Dec. 1, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $200,000 for Aroostook Band of Micmacs and Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 14, 2016 Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to EU Committee's Dismissal of Proposed Lobster 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
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 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce That USDA Plans to Purchase an Additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine Wild Blueberries
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 28, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce That USDA Plans to Purchase an Additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine Wild Blueberries
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes King, Collins National Lobster Day Resolution
April 14, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce USDA Approval of $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
Jan. 20, 2016 Letter to Mr. Charles Parrott, Deputy Administrator of the Fruit and Vegetables Programs at the US Department of Agriculture - USDA Approves $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
Oct. 2, 2015 Collins, King Announce Grant Funding to the University of New England to Support Atlantic Cod Research
Sept. 29, 2015 Collins, King Announce Grant Funding to Grow Local Food System in Maine
June 19, 2015 Senator Collins speaks at Summer Food Service Program Kick-Off in Bangor
June 4, 2015 Collins, King Introduce "Made in USA' Legislation
May 18, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Menu Labeling Requirements in Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
May 15, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity to Businesses Before Enforcing Menu Labeling Rule
May 15, 2015 Women's Health - Just How Safe Are the Beauty Products You Use Every Day? - Women's Health
May 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Food Labeling: Nutrtion Labeling of Standard Menu in Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishment
May 7, 2015 Menendez, Graham, Mikulski, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent American Horse Slaughter, Keep Food Supply Safe
April 24, 2015 The Case for Modernizing Personal Care Product Regulations
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
March 4, 2015 Senators Collins, Heitkamp Reintroduce Bipartisan School Food Modernization Act
March 2, 2015 Senators Introduce Bill to Combat Overuse of Antibiotics in Agriculture
Feb. 24, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 6, 2015 "Oversight -- An Essential Ingredient for Good Government"
Feb. 6, 2015 Mikulski Joins with Cardin, Collins and Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Small BREW Act to Support America's Growing Craft Beer Industry
Feb. 5, 2015 Small BREW Act
Feb. 4, 2015 Collins, King Announce $750,000 USDA Grant for Next Generation of Farmers
Feb. 4, 2015 Cardin Leads Senate Support for the Growing American Craft Beer Industry
Feb. 3, 2015 Taste of Maine to be Featured at First Bipartisan Senate Lunch of New Congress
Feb. 3, 2015 IOM Recommends Fresh, White Potato to be Included in WIC Program
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - U.S.-Cuba Policy Reform
Jan. 27, 2015 Collins, King Announce $150,000 Federal Grant Awarded to University of Maine
Dec. 19, 2014 Weekly Column: Ensuring Healthy Choices for Nation's WIC Program"
Dec. 10, 2014 Funding Bill Contains Sen. Collins' Provision to Include Fresh, White Potato in WIC Program
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