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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Peterson Leads Call for Continued Avian Flu Assistance

The letter urged continued assistance in three areas – complete biosecurity research in a timely manner to ensure industry can take immediate steps before fall, complete bilateral trade talks with international partners to ensure vaccine usage will not harm export sales, and complete research and development of a viable commercial vaccine.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Avian Influenza

I think USDA and my state of Minnesota have done good work. And they continue to do a good job addressing the situation. It hasn’t been perfect but perfection is hard to come by in times of crisis. Now is the time to go over lessons learned that will help us develop a better plan if we have a future outbreak.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Dodd-Frank Anniversary

I look forward to hearing our witnesses’ views on the areas that need more work, particularly what they feel would be the most appropriate role for Congress to support Chairman Massad in his efforts to coordinate the CFTC’s rules with those of foreign regulators.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Peterson: Labeling Bill a Workable Solution

Importantly, the bill changes the current review process to ensure that every new genetically engineered plant destined to enter the market goes through an FDA safety review. The bill also sets a national, uniform standard to define genetically engineered products. Food producers and processors choosing to market their products as non-GE will be able to do so with a USDA-backed label.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peterson Statement at USDA Oversight Hearing

Oversight of USDA is a responsibility the Committee takes very seriously. Having an open dialogue with the department is important to ensure that USDA is operating in the best interests of our constituents and implementing programs as Congress intended.

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