Senator Al Franken's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/29/14 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/09/14 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/08/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/04/14 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
None - Senate
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4/08/14 S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act
None - Senate
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4/01/14 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/14/14 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers
None - Senate
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12/17/13 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
None - Senate
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7/24/13 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans
None - Senate
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6/18/13 S J Res 19 A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections
None - Senate
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5/14/13 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act
None - Senate
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4/25/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
None - Senate
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4/17/13 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons
None - Senate
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4/17/13 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity
None - Senate
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4/16/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
None - Senate
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1/22/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
None - Senate
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11/29/12 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan
None - Senate
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11/28/12 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel
None - Senate
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7/10/12 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act
None - Senate
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7/09/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
None - Senate
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5/24/12 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
None - Senate
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5/24/12 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs
None - Senate
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5/22/12 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
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4/24/12 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill)
None - Senate
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3/22/12 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers
None - Senate
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3/19/12 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits
None - Senate
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11/30/11 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
None - Senate
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11/17/11 S Amdt 1107 Removes Provisions Requiring Military Custody of al-Qaeda Suspects
None - Senate
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10/31/11 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million
None - Senate
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9/22/11 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/10/11 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws
None - Senate
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1/25/11 S 23 Patent Reform Act of 2011
None - House
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9/13/10 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
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5/13/10 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates
None - Senate
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5/13/10 S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board
None - Senate
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5/12/10 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications
None - Senate
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12/08/09 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs
None - Senate
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11/30/09 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements
None - Senate
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10/01/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
None - Senate
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3/03/09 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
None - Senate
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