Senator Gilibrand and Her Commission Against the Presence of Antibiotics in Our Food
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Mark Twain once said, “We have but the best government that money can buy”. With so many issues continuously being presented in from such a vast array of politicians, public interest groups and the media, it’s understandable how voters can become confused and issues diluted. I have chosen to look at the antibiotic resistance in foods and how my representative’s campaign is influenced based on funds.
Kristen Gillibrand is a democratic United States Senator for congressional district NY-14. According to Open Secrets, her campaign received a total of $29,870,664 for the 2009-2014-campaign committee. The Top 5 report contributors were Boies, Schiller & Flexner, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, Corning Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley. The top 2 contributors for her campaign were from lawyers, law firms. Corning Inc is an American manufacturer of glass and ceramics for industrial and scientific applications. The last 2 contributions of $145,000 and $141,525 came from JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley respectfully. They are both multinational financial services in the United States. She has committee assignments for Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Armed Services and Environment and Public Works.
One of Gillibrand’s committees is the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, which look over industries like tobacco, sugar, peanut, cotton, and dairy farmers; also overseeing ranchers, poultry and food processors. This particular committee attracts large