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David Vitter's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Date Title
July 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Rural Communication Networks
April 19, 2016 Vitter Pushes Safety Standard Reform After Reports of Unsafe Imported Shrimp
Dec. 14, 2015 LSU Ag Receives $479,880 Grant for Gulf Coast Beef Production
Nov. 6, 2015 Vitter Confirms Nearly $25M for Rural Infrastructure Development
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Poultry Producers
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
Aug. 20, 2015 Vitter Announces $500k in Grants for La. Department of Health
May 8, 2015 ICYMI: Time to Increase Seafood Safety Standards
May 6, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee - Impact of Federal Labor and Safety Laws on the U.S. Seafood Industry
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
March 11, 2015 Vitter Applauds Movement Within Gulf States to Control Red Snapper Fishery
March 10, 2015 Letter to Todd Jones, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - Limiting Sporting Ammo
March 10, 2015 Udall, Vitter Introduce Landmark Legislation to Protect Our Families from Toxic Chemicals
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Audrey Rowe, Administrator of Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Investigation into SNAP and the Lifeline Program
Feb. 25, 2015 Vitter: Oversight Failure Sanctions Widespread, Deliberate Fraud in Free Government Cell Phone Program
Jan. 22, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Help Promote U.S. Rice with Iraq
Jan. 16, 2015 Vitter Celebrates Family-Owned Wholesaler Renowned for Fresh Products, Quality Service
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Agriculture
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Seafood
Oct. 24, 2014 Vitter: Crawfish Processors Will Be Compensated $19 Million
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
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Richard Hansen, District Commander and District Engineer of the Army Corp of Engineers - Fix Mitigation Problem for Agriculture
Sept. 24, 2014 Letter to Theodore Osius, Department of State Bureau of Legislative Affairs - Seafood Industries Against Unfair Trade Practices
Sept. 22, 2014 Vitter: EPA's Incomplete Pesticides Analysis Killing American Jobs & Farms
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Increasingly Negative Agricultural and Economic Impacts Resulting from Agency's Analysis for Certain Pesticides
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Richard Hansen, District Commander and District Engineer of the Army Corps of Engineers - Modified Charleston Method Reform Recommendations
July 9, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Proposed Prescription Drug Regulations
June 21, 2014 Houma Today - Protecting Red Snapper Fishing
April 10, 2014 Letter to Secretaries Tom Vilsack, Ernest Moniz, and Gina McCarthy - Calling for USDA, DOE, EPA to Resist Taxing Livestock Emissions
April 10, 2014 Vitter: Effort to Update Decades-Old Fishery Levels Progresses
March 28, 2014 Vitter: Sugar Industry's Complaint of Foul Play by Mexico's Sugar Producers Needs Federal Attention
March 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francesca Grifo, Science Integrity Official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Secret Science in Air Regulations
Jan. 29, 2014 Vitter's Food Stamp Amendment to Farm Bill Passes House
Dec. 23, 2013 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Stop OSHA's Illegal Regulatory Actions
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Calling For Changes to FDA Proposed Rules
Nov. 7, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran - Foreign Catfish Inspection
Nov. 4, 2013 Letter to Buddy Caldwell, Louisiana Office of the Attorney General, and Suzy Sonnier, Office of Secretary Department of Children and Family Services - EBT Card Fraud
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and Secretary of Children and Family Services Suzy Sonnier - EBT Card Fraud
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Oct. 24, 2013 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary US Department of Commerce - NOAA Leadership Needs to Implement Overdue Fisheries Policies in Gulf of Mexico
Oct. 23, 2013 Vitter: Another Layer of Secrecy Added to Fish & Wildlife Services' Endangered Species Listin
Oct. 18, 2013 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Explain Marketing Assistance Loan Program Disruption
Oct. 17, 2013 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Marketing Assistance Loans
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Sec. Sally Jewell, Department of Interior - Vitter Fights to Save "The Pickets" from Destruction for Louisiana Anglers & Marine Life
May 2, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank - Urge Dept. of Commerce to Address Red Snapper Fishery Before Relationships Further Decline
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
May 29, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
April 27, 2012 Vitter's View: Let Family Farmers Farm
Dec. 2, 2011 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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