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Mark Begich's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

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Oct. 29, 2014 Salmon Catch in 2013 Propels Alaska Seafood Harvest to 5.8 Billion Pounds
Oct. 23, 2014 Begich Welcomes USDA Announcement for Rural Water Infrastructure Investment
Oct. 18, 2014 Begich Endorsed by Cordova District Fishermen United
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
Aug. 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S. Should Push Back Against Russian Seafood Boycott
July 21, 2014 Revised Magnuson-Stevens Draft Available Online
June 19, 2014 Begich Uses Role on Appropriations Committee to Fight for Alaska's Seafood Industry
June 17, 2014 Begich Fights to Shut Down Pirate Fishing
June 17, 2014 Begich Fights to Shut Down Pirate Fishing
April 3, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 3, 2014 Senate Approves Fisheries Treaties after Begich Floor Speech
March 28, 2014 Begich Welcomes Progress on Lifting Geoduck Ban in China
March 11, 2014 Begich: No More Parlay for Pirates
Feb. 12, 2014 The Fight Against Pirate Fishing
Feb. 11, 2014 Begich Bill Ensures Better Fisheries Monitoring, Mapping of Shipping Lanes
Feb. 4, 2014 Begich Makes Sure Farm Bill Cuts the Fat
Jan. 28, 2014 Begich Convinces Colleagues to Add Alaska Priorities to Farm Bill
Jan. 7, 2014 Letter to C. Douglas McMillonm, CEO of Walmart - Offer Alaskan Seafood
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Leave Surprises to Santa this Season
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
Oct. 30, 2013 Alaska Fishermen Reel in Top Spots in the Nation, Begich Points to Effective Fishery Management
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 18, 2013 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Make Reopening of Bristol Bay Fishery a "Top Priority"
Oct. 11, 2013 Begich Meets with "Deadliest Catch" Captain Keith Colburn on Government Shutdown
Sept. 19, 2013 Begich Hearing Prompts Fish Policy Shift
Sept. 6, 2013 Begich Calls Out "Hollywood Health Guru" for Ignoring Farm Fish Facts
Sept. 5, 2013 Wal-Mart Execs Respond to Begich Request, Meeting on AK Seafood a Success
Aug. 26, 2013 Begich Talks Fish, Education, Vets Issues
July 30, 2013 Begich Bills Increase Protection for Fisheries, Arctic Research
July 11, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, United States Senate - Farm Bill Separation
June 20, 2013 Begich Frankenfish Amendment Swims Upstream, Muscles through Appropriations Committee
May 29, 2013 Begich Disturbed by Reports of Potentially Damaging Frankenfish and GMO Wheat
May 29, 2013 Begich Disturbed by Reports of Potentially Damaging Frankenfish and GMO Wheat
May 10, 2013 Cardin, Collins Lead Senate In Brewing Up Jobs By Stimulating The American Craft Beer Industry
April 25, 2013 Alaska Senators Rally Over Thirty Members of Congress to Oppose Frankenfish
April 24, 2013 Boxer, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
March 22, 2013 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014
March 18, 2013 Senators Call for Proper Labeling of Genetically Modified Salmon
March 13, 2013 Alaska Delegation Introduces Maritime Lien Reform Act
March 13, 2013 Senators Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Reforms for Fishermen
March 13, 2013 Senators Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Reforms for Fishermen
March 13, 2013 Alaska Delegation Introduces Maritime Lien Reform Act
March 11, 2013 Begich Announces Two Bills to Strengthen Nation's Seafood Industry
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Fishing and Arctic Issues
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Six Months After the Senate Passed a Bipartisan Jobs Bill, The House Has Failed to Act
July 31, 2012 Begich Bills Move through Commerce Committee
July 31, 2012 Begich Bills Move through Commerce Committee
July 12, 2012 Alaska Delegation Supports AFN Request for Y-K Disaster Declaration
June 12, 2012 Begich Pushes for Transparency in Crop Subsidies
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