Marshall-Gillibrand Dairy Resolution Passes Senate

(Washington, D.C., June 25, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after the Senate passed his bipartisan resolution (S.Res.268) in support of the designation of June 2021 as “National Dairy Month.” The resolution was led by Senators Marshall (R-KS) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and aims to recognize the important role dairy plays in a healthy diet and the exceptional work of dairy producers in being stewards of the land and livestock.

“As an OBGYN with decades of experience, I’ve seen the lasting effects of society’s war on dairy. Widespread inaccurate information has led to an entire generation of Americans who do not drink milk and in turn are at high risk of serious health concerns,” said Senator Marshall. “I’m proud to have led this effort alongside Senator Gillibrand to encourage the American people to gain a deeper understanding of how dairy fuels our bodies. Hardworking farmers and producers across the country utilize the best practices to ensure we have access to nutritious dairy products, and I’m glad they are getting the recognition they deserve.”

Joining Senators Marshall and Gillibrand on the resolution are Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tim Scott (R-SC), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), James Risch (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

To read the full text of the resolution, click here.


The U.S. dairy industry serves as a key driver in the national food system and supports the people of the United States both nutritionally and economically. According to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, dairy products as well as certain fortified soy beverages have a nutritional composition that puts them ahead of curve in maintaining good health and reduced risk of chronic diseases throughout all stages of life. This resolution also highlights the economic impact of dairy producers in the United States, and encourages consumers to visit with dairy producers to gain a better understanding of the production process. It is estimated that the U.S. dairy industry supports 3.3 million jobs and provides $41.6 billion in direct wages to support workers and their families.