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Al Franken's Public Statements

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
U.S. Senator-Elect Al Franken
Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Renewable Energy
Issue Position: Gas Prices
Issue Position: Workers
Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program
Issue Position: Consumer Credit
Issue Position: The 401(U)
Issue Position: Iraq
July 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Move Forward Bill to Restore Consumers' Right to Transfer Cell Phones to Other Carriers
July 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
July 9, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General - AT&T and DirecTV Merger
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Major Disaster Declaration
July 2, 2014 Letter to Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General - Processing Centers Closures
July 1, 2014 After Major Push from Klobuchar, Franken, and Ellison, General Services Administration Announces It Will Abandon Plan to Relocate Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office to Building that was Inaccessible by Public Transportation
July 1, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2014
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision Will Deny Women Preventive Health Care Services
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Boost Transparency over Government Surveillance Programs
June 30, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call New Obama Administration Report on Surveillance Programs Insufficient
June 27, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Community Broadband Progress
June 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Accompanies President Obama to Minneapolis Workforce Center Friday Morning
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Send a Clear Message to Those Crossing the Border
June 25, 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
June 25, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Workforce Development Bill Will Help Get Minnesotans Back to Work
June 24, 2014 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Make College More Affordable with New Bill to Improve Higher Ed System
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken in Hearing: We Must Examine if AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest
June 24, 2014 Leahy, Other Senate Democrats Introduce Bill To Crack Down On Secret Spending In Elections
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Renews Push to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections
June 23, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key Oversight Board Takes Further Action to Help MN Shippers Affected by Poor Rail Service
June 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone Pipeline Vote in Senate Energy Committee
June 18, 2014 In Key Senate Meeting, Sen. Franken Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
June 17, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Landmark Net Neutrality Legislation
June 12, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison Introduce Bill to Ensure Government Buildings Can Be Accessed by Public Transportation and Prevent Future Errors
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
June 12, 2014 Letter to Dan Tangherlini, Administrator of the United States General Services Administration, and Lori Scialabba, Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - USCIS Field Office Location
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Dramatic 40.6 Percent Drop in Number of Uninsured Minnesotans since September Great News for State
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate
June 11, 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act-Motion to Proceed
June 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Palestinian Unity Government
June 11, 2014 Governor Dayton, Minnesota Congressional Delegation Meet with Secretary of the Interior to Push for Federal Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Bill Will Expand Accountability for VA Officials, Bolster Health Care Options for Veterans
June 10, 2014 Ahead of Key Vote, Klobuchar and Franken Announce That More Than 560,000 Minnesotans Would Benefit from New Student Loan Refinancing Bill
June 10, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Minnesota National Guard's Ability to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
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