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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Date Title
U.S. Senator-Elect Al Franken
Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Renewable Energy
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Workers
Issue Position: Gas Prices
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Consumer Credit
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: The 401(U)
Issue Position: Immigration
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Sen. Franken Pushes to Improve Native School Buildings
Oct. 15, 2014 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 14, 2014 After Major Push From Klobuchar and Franken, International Trade Commission Votes to Impose Penalties on Mexican and Turkish Companies Dumping Steel in U.S.
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Including MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Continue and Expand its Efforts to Combat Stalking Apps
Oct. 13, 2014 Sen. Franken Extends His Push to Crack Down on Mobile Device "Stalking Apps"
Oct. 11, 2014 New Ad Highlights Franken's Work to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loans
Oct. 10, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State
Oct. 10, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Speak Out on Hong Kong
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Ensure All Minnesota Veterans Receive Full Military Honors at Funerals
Oct. 8, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Service Problems Facing Freight Rail Shippers
Oct. 8, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, New Federal Action Announced to Improve Rail Service
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
Sept. 30, 2014 After Pressure from Sen. Franken, Federal Officials Take Action Against Dangerous "Stalking Apps"
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA
Sept. 29, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers Announce More Than $17 Million to Support Job-Driven Training Programs at 14 Minnesota Community Colleges
Sept. 25, 2014 Grand Forks Herald - Minnesota Needs Federal Action on Railroads
Sept. 24, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Opposing Hamas and Warning Against Unilateral Palestinian Initiatives that Would Derail Future Peace Talks
Sept. 23, 2014 Star Tribune - Franken, McFadden Tailor Messages to College Students
Sept. 23, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Investigation into MN Veteran's Death
Sept. 22, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Death of MN Veteran Waiting for VA Care an "Unacceptable Tragedy"
Sept. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote to Train & Arm Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIL
Sept. 18, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protecting Steel Manufacturers Against Dumping of Cheap Foreign Steel
Sept. 17, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Federal Pilot Program To Help Stop Overseas Extremists From Recruiting Minnesotans
Sept. 17, 2014 At Key Hearing, Sen. Franken Continues Press for New Net Neutrality Rules
Sept. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Reduce Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate
Sept. 16, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Supporting Investigations Into Chinese Imports
Sept. 15, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protect Steel Producers from Unfair Foreign Trade Practices
Sept. 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Honors the 13th Anniversary of 9/11
Sept. 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed by Failure of Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Sept. 11, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $10 Million for Highway 10 Improvements
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