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Al Franken's Selected Sponsorships

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

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 29, 2014 S 2685 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2014 Senate Co-sponsor
July 9, 2014 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 Senate Co-sponsor
July 8, 2014 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act Senate Co-sponsor
June 4, 2014 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 8, 2014 S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 1, 2014 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2014 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 Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 17, 2013 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 24, 2013 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans Senate Co-sponsor
June 18, 2013 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 Senate Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 25, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons Senate Co-sponsor
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Senate Co-sponsor
April 16, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Senate Co-sponsor
July 10, 2012 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 9, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
May 22, 2012 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 24, 2012 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
March 22, 2012 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers Senate Co-sponsor
March 19, 2012 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 17, 2011 S Amdt 1107 Removes Provisions Requiring Military Custody of al-Qaeda Suspects Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 31, 2011 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011 Senate Sponsor
May 10, 2011 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 S 23 Patent Reform Act of 2011 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 13, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board Senate Sponsor
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 1, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Senate Sponsor
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor

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