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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
General Nov. 4, 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: Gas Prices
Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: Consumer Credit
Issue Position: Workers
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Renewable Energy
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: The 401(U)
Issue Position: Iraq
Aug. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Makes Stop in St. Cloud on "21st Century Workforce Tour"
Aug. 26, 2014 Sen. Franken Visits Minntac Mine, Presses for More Jobs on Iron Range
Aug. 25, 2014 Sen. Franken to FCC: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Harms Competition and Consumers
Aug. 22, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key U.S. Trade Agency Decides Action Needed on Illegally Dumped Korean Steel
Aug. 22, 2014 For First Time, Family of Late Brainerd WWII Veteran Views a 1944 Pentagon Portrait Painted to Honor His Heroism
Aug. 22, 2014 After Push From Klobuchar, Franken, McCollum, Ellison and Paulsen, Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Hennepin and Ramsey Counties
Aug. 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Greater Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Efforts
Aug. 14, 2014 Letter to Senator Mikulski, Senator Shelby, Senator Udall, and Senator Johanns - Stop Postal Service Cuts
Aug. 5, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Announce Waiver to Expedite Critical Propane Infrastructure Project
July 31, 2014 Letter to John Gross, Asian Carp Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality - Asian Carp
July 31, 2014 Baldwin, Franken, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Future Propane Shortages
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken, Portman, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Future Propane Shortages
July 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Clarity Over the Clean Water Act
July 31, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
July 31, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce More Than $19 Million Loan for Construction of Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility in Albert Lea
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights
July 30, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Nearly $1 Million for Lake Superior Coastal Program
July 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Important Jobs Bill Blocked in Senate
July 30, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $4.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Ely Airport
July 30, 2014 USA FREEDOM Act
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 29, 2014 Sens. Franken & Heller's Measures to Strengthen Surveillance Transparency Included in NSA Reform Bill
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 28, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Overdue Reforms
July 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Fights for Congress to Raise Minimum Wage
July 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Pressures Key Agency to Act on Illegally Dumped Korean Steel
July 24, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Death of Saado Ali Warsame
July 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Leads Senate Meeting to Press White House on Keeping Renewable Fuel Standard & Biodiesel Industry Strong
July 24, 2014 Harkin, Miller, Franken: Five Years Since Last Minimum Wage Increase Has Meant $6 Billion Pay Cut for Low-Wage Workers
July 24, 2014 New Report: Sen. Franken's Health Reform Measure Sent $330 Million in Insurance Refunds To Millions of Consumers in Minnesota, Across the Country
July 22, 2014 Sen. Franken Attends White House Signing of Bipartisan Workforce Development Bill That He Helped Shape
July 22, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding
July 21, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties
July 19, 2014 The Star Tribune - Troops, Families Gather in Minneapolis to Reconnect
July 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
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