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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review U.S. International Food Aid Programs.

For more than 60 years the United States has been the leader in providing food for those in need around the world. Partnering with private organizations, millers and shippers, the United States has delivered more than $80 billion in international food aid since World War II.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Peterson Votes against TPA

I cannot support TPA until the full scope of the pending trade agreement is made clear. I still do not have adequate answers about the agreement’s potential gains or losses, especially those to agriculture and rural communities.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Peterson Floor Speech Opposing Cool Repeal

I rise in opposition to the bill. H.R. 2393 is a premature reaction to the WTO ruling against the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, law. Rather than taking the time to find a workable solution, the Committee passed a COOL repeal just two days after the WTO issued its ruling.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Peterson Statement on House Rush to Repeal COOL

Rushing a COOL repeal bill through the House is not the way to address the potential retaliation stemming from the WTO ruling.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Peterson Floor Speech Opposing CFTC Reauthorization Bill

I oppose this legislation because it will roll back important financial regulations and interfere with the CFTC’s ability to do its work. I am very concerned that H.R. 2289 will open the door to the types of things that created the financial mess we’re just beginning to get ourselves out of.

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