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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - End Local Nuisance Ordinances That Endanger Domestic Violence Survivors
Aug. 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $2 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Morris Municipal -- Charlie Schmidt Field Airport
Aug. 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $1.5 Million to Improve Water Systems in Oslo
Aug. 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $225,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Pipestone Municipal Airport
Aug. 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $115,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Moorhead Municipal Airport
Aug. 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $380,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Crookston Municipal Kirkwood Field Airport
Aug. 5, 2016 After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Ellison, and Nolan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Withdraw Proposal That Would Have Resulted in $40 Million Cut to Minnesota Hospitals
Aug. 5, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $215,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Baudette International Airport
Aug. 4, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $315,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hawley Municipal Airport
Aug. 4, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $80,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport
Aug. 4, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $350,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Elbow Lake Municipal Airport
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika
Aug. 4, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $150,000 for Land Acquisition and Safety Improvements at Redwood Falls Municipal Airport
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Continue Efforts to End Discrimination on U.S. Turkey Exports
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Following HPAI Outbreak, Ernst, Klobuchar Lead Efforts to End Discrimination on U.S. Turkey Exports
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief
July 25, 2016 Speech by Al Franken at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
July 21, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Justice Department Move to Block Proposed Health Insurance Mergers
July 21, 2016 Following Efforts from Minnesota Delegation, Department of Transportation To Grant Nonstop Service Between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs
July 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs
July 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Nuclear Weapons Policy: Restrain and Reduce
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Canadian Softwood Lumber
July 18, 2016 Following Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, and Emmer, Legislation to Rename Post Office at St. John's University in Memory of Late Senator Eugene McCarthy Passes Senate
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Protect Workers from Violence on the Job
July 15, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $295,000 for Safety Improvements at Thief River Falls Regional Airport
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere - Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Improve Health Care for Millions of Rural Americans
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
July 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued
July 12, 2016 Letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc.- Sen. Franken Presses Makers of "Pokemon GO" Smartphone App Over Privacy Concerns
July 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts
July 12, 2016 Heller Supports Bipartisan Bill To Create Tax Credit For Energy Storage
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
July 12, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
July 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan Announce Over $1.3 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Bemidji Regional Airport
July 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce $207,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Paynesville Municipal Airport
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules
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