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Patrick Leahy's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
July 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Docket # FDA-2017-N-3615 for "Administering the Hatch-Waxman Amendments: Ensuring a Balance Between Innovation and Access; Public Meeting; Request for Comments"
July 20, 2017 Appropriations Vice Chairman Leahy Includes Key Safety Net Help For Dairy Farmers In FY 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
July 20, 2017 SUMMARY: FY2018 Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill Gains Committee Approval
July 20, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Markup on the FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill and the FY2018 Energy and Water Bill
July 20, 2017 Leahy Scores Key Victories For Vermont As Appropriations Bills Clear Committee
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Senators Call on USDA to Combat Fraudulent Organic Imports
June 20, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on the FY2018 Budget Request for the Food and Drug Administration
June 13, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Hearing on the FY2018 Request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Concerns over Cuts to Rural Development
May 3, 2017 Feinstein, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Shield Farmworkers from Deportation
May 3, 2017 Leahy Partners With Senate Allies To Shield Farmworkers From Deportation
April 25, 2017 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Nomination Of Sonny Perdue To Be Secretary of Agriculture
March 2, 2017 Crapo, Stabenow Lead Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortfall of Veterinarians in Rural Areas
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
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. 20, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry"
Aug. 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Welcome USDA Steps to Help Struggling Dairy Farmers
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
July 30, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On President Obama Signing The Bill To Implement The "Deal' To Nullify Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
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 12, 2016 National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
July 8, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy After The Senate Passes Bill To Implement GMO Labeling "Deal'
July 7, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Senate's Hasty Attempt To Preempt State Laws And Thwart A Consumer's Right To Know
July 7, 2016 Full Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Senate's Hasty Attempt To Preempt State Laws And Thwart A Consumer's Right To Know
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
July 6, 2016 Senate's New "DARK Act" An Insult to Consumers' Right To Know
June 28, 2016 Statement on Labeling Genetically Engineered Ingredients
June 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report
June 28, 2016 Statement on Labeling Genetically Engineered Ingredients
June 23, 2016 Comments On New Bill To Require Mandatory National GMO Labeling
June 20, 2016 Leahy And Community Leaders Gather To Announce More Than $1 Million In New Funding To Help Connect Healthy Families, Farm And Food
April 25, 2016 Earth Day
April 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Concerns Surrounding the Drop in Fed Cattle Prices
March 18, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On General Mills' Announcement, As Start Of VT's GMO Label Law Looms, That It Will Voluntarily Label Its Products For Their GMO Content
March 16, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Senate's Procedural Vote Against The Bill To Nullify Vermont's GE Labeling Law
March 15, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
March 15, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), On GE Labeling, A Consumer's Right To Know, And The Senate's Own "Dark Act"
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Maple Producers
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
March 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Protecting Real Maple Syrup
March 2, 2016 Merkley, Leahy, Tester, Feinstein Introduce GMO Food Labeling Legislation
Feb. 29, 2016 Leahy And Sanders Oppose Bill, Set For Senate Markup Tuesday, That Would Block Vermont's GE Labeling Law
Feb. 18, 2016 In Lead Up To Vermont Cider Week Leahy Joins Local Cider Makers To Celebrate CIDER Act Passage
Feb. 10, 2016 Leahy Calls On USDA To Raise Minimum Broadband Speeds For Rural Vermont And Rural America
Feb. 9, 2016 Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, Released Today
Feb. 8, 2016 Issue Position: Agriculture, Nutrition and Dairy
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: GMO Labeling
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Positions: Champion for Vermont's Farmers, Vermont Branding, and Vermont Value-Added Agriculture
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Promoting Vermont Brand and Products
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