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Cory Booker's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (NJ) - Jr, Democratic

On The Ballot: Campaign Suspended, Democratic for President
Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate (NJ) - Jr

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07/29/2020 Letter to Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Hassan, Collins, 34 Colleagues Push for Support of School Meal Programs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
07/28/2020 Booker Introduces Bill to Boost Safety and Protect Meatpacking Workers From COVID-19
07/24/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Sinema Calls for Distribution of Approved Coronavirus Relief Funds to Help Homebound Arizonans Get Food
07/24/2020 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Hirono, Colleagues Highlight Exclusion of Small Farmers in Farmers to Families Food Box Program
07/02/2020 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Food System in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions
06/22/2020 Letter to Noel W. White, Chief Executive Officer of Tyson Foods, Inc., Andre Nogueira, President and Chief Executive Officer of JBS USA, David MacLennan, Chief Executive Officer of Cargill, and Kenneth M. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Smithfield Foods - Warren, Booker Open Investigation into Meatpackers' Manipulation of COVID-19 Crisis to Raise Prices and Exploit Workers
06/09/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Duckworth, Durbin Join Klobuchar, Brown and Colleagues in Urging Department of Agriculture to Minimize Food Deserts and Supports Programs to Help Americans Access Healthy, Affordable Food
05/15/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - In a letter to USDA Secretary Perdue, 29 Senators make recommendations to protect food supply workers
05/15/2020 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Merkley, Wyden Urge Congress to Protect America's Farmworkers in Upcoming Relief Legislation
05/11/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - Casey Leads Bipartisan Push to Expand Delivery for SNAP Recipients During Pandemic
05/07/2020 Haaland, Khanna Introduce Bill to Level the Playing Field for Family Farmers and Ranchers
05/07/2020 As Pandemic Exposes Major Weaknesses in Meatpacking Industry, Sen. Warren, Rep. Khanna Cosponsor Sen. Booker's Farm System Reform Act To Fix Broken System
05/06/2020 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Merkley, Murkowski, Reed Lead Bipartisan Push to Support Fishermen and Seafood Processors
04/30/2020 Letter to President Donald Trump - Baldwin, Senate Colleagues: Trump Decision to Reopen Meat Processing Facilities Without Clear Safety Standards Puts Workers, Nation's Food Supply at Risk
04/30/2020 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - ldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging USDA to Target Relief to Local Farmers in Finalized Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
04/29/2020 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Push to Strengthen Food Assistance During Covid-19 Crisis
04/24/2020 Pallone, Kim Lead Delegation Demand for Fair and Quick Distribution of Assistance to Fishing Communities
04/20/2020 Letter to the Hon. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Stephen Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Leahy And Other Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration To Protect Food Supply And Essential Workers During COVID-19 Crisis
04/13/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Senators to Secretary Perdue: Provide Assistance to Specialty Crop Producers During Pandemic
04/09/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - Brown, Murkowski, Stabenow, Bipartisan Senators Press USDA to Provide Relief for Local Farmers during COVID-19 Pandemic
04/08/2020 Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Announce School Lunch Extension for Needy Children
03/12/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Urge Action to Feed Students During Epidemic
02/28/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Thune Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Expressing Concerns with USDA's Decision to Lift Brazilian Beef Ban
12/16/2019 Booker Unveils Bill to Reform Farm System
11/21/2019 Letter to Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Duckworth Leads Colleagues in Sending Letter to FDA About Heavy Metals in Baby Food

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