Issue Brief

Supporting Materials: Hearing on Antibiotic Resistance and the use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

On July 14, 2010, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. Below are PDF files of some of the materials entered into the hearing record by organizations and health and agricultural professionals.


Joint Statement of the Pew Charitable Trusts and 19 other organizations

Statement of Bill Kurtis, Chairman and Founder of Tallgrass Beef Company

Statement of Jim Slama,

Statement from Bill and Nicolette Hahn Niman, Niman Ranch, Inc.

Statement of Robert S. Lawrence, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Statement of Patricia Whisnant, D.V.M., American Grassfed Beef

Statement of Stephen J. Jay, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine

Statement of Raymond J. Tarpley, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Statement of Everly Macario, ScD, M.S., M.Ed.


Letter from Crawford Stewardship Project

Letter from the American Holistic Medical Association to Rep. Betty Sutton

Letter from the Ohio AIDS Coalition to Rep. Betty Sutton

Letter from the Ohio Public Health Coalition to Rep. Betty Sutton

Letter from 22 Ohio health care professionals to Rep. Betty Sutton

Letter from the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses to Rep. Tammy Baldwin

Letter from the Wisconsin Farmers Union to Rep. Tammy Baldwin

Other Materials

Resolution from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Policy Statement of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarian

 Download the PDF for the official transcript of the hearing.

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