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HACU Urges Membership to Contact the Senate in Support of New Provisions for HSIs in the Farm Bill  

***IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED***

 Action Alert--October 20, 2007

The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee is scheduled to markup the 2007 Farm Bill on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. HACU’s policy statement strongly supports the new provisions for HSIs passed in the Farm Bill passed in the House of Representatives in July. The new provisions for HSIs include:

  • Endowment fund for HSIs Offering Degrees in Agriculture and related fields
  • An Institutional Capacity Building Program to promote agriculture and sciences
  • Reauthorization of Title VII of the Farm Bill
  • Competitive Grants Program for Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities to expand research and extension capabilities
  • A Forestry workforce development program for HSIs
  • HSI Eligibility for International Agricultural Research and Extension
  • Collaboration authority to the Farm worker Coordinator Office in USDA to assist low income workers and migrant seasonal farmworkers

In addition, HACU continues to advocate for Land Grant status for HSIs. By providing Land Grant status to HSIs, the federal government will serve the needs of both the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority group and our nation’s agricultural industry and economy. 

It is imperative that you immediately to call and/or e-mail, or fax your Senators and impress upon them the importance of supporting the new provisions for HSIs passed in the House bill and HSIs Land Grant status. You can find your Senators' phone and fax number below.

STATE

SENATOR

Phone Number

(202)

FAX

(202)

Alabama

 

Richard C. Shelby (R)

Jeff Sessions (R)

224-5744

224-1424

224-3416

224-3149

Arizona

 

John McCain (R)

Joh L. Kyl (R)

224-2235

224-4521

228-2862

224-2207

Arkansas

Blanche L. Lincoln (D)

Mark Prior (D)

224-4843

224-2353

228-1371

228-0908

California

 

Dianne Feinstein (D)

Barbara Boxer (D)

224-3841

224-3553

228-3954

415-956-6701

Colorado

Wayne Allard (R)

Ken Salazar (D)

224-5941

224-5852

224-6471

228-5036

Connecticut

Christopher J. Dodd (D)

Joseph I. Lieberman

224-2823

224-4041

224-1083

224-9750

Florida

 

Bill Nelson (D)

Mel Martinez (R)

224-5274

224-3041

228-2183

228-5171

Georgia

 

Saxby Chambliss (R)

Johnny Isakson (R)

224-3521

224-3643

224-0103

228-0724

Idaho

 

Larry Craig (R)

Mike Crapo (R)

224-2752

224-6142

228-1067

228-1375

Illinois

 

Richard Durbin (D)

Barrack Obama (D)

224-2152

224-2854

228-0400

228-5417

Indiana

Richard G. Lugar (R)

Evan Bayh (D)

224-4814

224-5623

228-0360

228-1377

Iowa

 

Charles Grassley (R)

Tom Harkin (D)

224-3744

224-3254

224-6020

224-9369

Kansas

Sam Brownback (R)

Pat Roberts (R)

224-6521

224-4774

228-6521

224-3514

Louisiana

Mary Landrieu (D)

David Vitter (R)

224-5824

224-4623

224-9735

228-5061

Maine

Olympia J. Snowe (R)

Susan M. Collins (R)

224-5344

224-2523

224-1946

224-2693

Maryland

Barbara A. Mikulski (D)

Benjamin L. Cardin (D)

224-4654

224-4524

224-8858

224-1651

Massachusetts

 

Edward Kennedy (D)

John F. Kerry (D)

224-4543

224-2742

224-2417

224-8525

Michigan

Carl Levin (D)

Debbie Stabenow (D)

224-6221

224-4822

224-1388

228-0325

Missouri

Christopher Bond (R)

Claire McCaskill (D)

224-5721

224-6154

224-8149

224-0858

Nebraska

Chuck Hagel (R)

Ben Nelson (D)

224-4224

224-6551

224-5213

228-0012

Nevada

Harry Reid (D)

John Ensign (R)

224-3542

224-6244

224-7327

228-2193

New Jersey

Frank R. Lautenberg (D)

Robert Menendez (D)

224-3224

224-4744

228-4054

228-2197

New Mexico

Pete V. Domenici (R)

Jeff Bingaman (D)

224-6621

224-5521

228-3261

224-2852

New York

 

Charles Schumer (D)

Hilary Rodham Clinton (D)

224-6542

224-4451

228-3027

228-0282

North Carolina

 

Elizabeth Dole (R)

Richard Burr (R)

224-6342

224-3154

224-1100

228-2981

North Dakota

 

Kent Conrad (D)

Byron Dorgan (D)

224-2043

224-2551

224-7776

224-1193

Ohio

 

Sherrod Brown (D)

George V. Voinovich (R)

224-2315

224-3353

228-6321

228-1382

Pennsylvania

 

Arlen Specter (R)

Robert Casey (D)

224-4254

224-6324

228-1229

228-0604

South Carolina

 

Lindsey Graham (R)

Jim DeMint (R)

224-5972

224-6121

224-3808

228-5143

South Dakota

Tim Johnson (D)

224-5842

228-5765

Texas

 

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)

John Cornyn (R)

224-5922

224-2934

224-0776

228-2856

Utah

 

Orrin Hatch (R)

Robert Bennet (R)

224-5251

224-5444

224-6331

228-1168

Virginia

James Webb (D)

John Warner (R)

224-4024

224-2023

228-6363

224-6295

Vermont

 

Patrick Leahy (D)

Bernard Sanders (I)

224-4242

224-5141

224-3479

228-0776

Wisconsin

 

Herbert Kohl (D)

Russ Feingold (D)

224-5653

224-5323

224-9787

224-2725

Washington

 

Patty Murray (D)

Maria Cantwell (D)

224-2621

224-3441

224-0238

228-0514

CALL BOTH OF YOUR SENATORS TODAY.

For more information, contact HACU Legislative Affairs Executive Director Rosa Garcia at (202) 261-2090 or rgarcia@hacu.net

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