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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 2, 2016 Sens. Warren, Schumer, Murray, Brown, and Franken Release Joint Statement on DOL Appeal of Overtime-Pay Rule Injunction
Dec. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader; the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Buy America Provision in Water Infrastructure Package
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the President-Elect Donald Trump - Drain the Swamp at EPA, DOE, DOI
Nov. 30, 2016 Sen. Franken: Bipartisan Bill Passed by Senate Aims to Increase Access to Health Care in Rural Communities
Nov. 29, 2016 Following Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Walz, and Ellison, Administration ro Issue Individual Disaster Assistance for Minnesota Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding
Nov. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative and the Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce - Regarding China's Policies on Poultry and Pork Imports
Nov. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative and the Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce - Regarding China's Policies on Poultry and Pork Imports
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to President Elect Donald Trump - Make Good on Promises to 'Drain the Swamp' of Corporate Special Interests in Washington
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representative, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Hon. Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate - Pass the Miners' Protection Act by the End of This Year
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Call for Action Against Harmful Zero-Rating Offerings that Violate the Principles of the Open Internet Order
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President-Elect of the United States - Regarding the Influence of Corporate Special Interests and Lobbyists in Government
Nov. 18, 2016 Following Efforts from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan, Department of Energy Approves Great Northern Transmission Line
Nov. 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Hon. Tom Carper, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Reform and Improve Postal Service
Nov. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Donald Trump, President-Elect of the United States - Call for Dismissal of Steve Bannon
Nov. 17, 2016 Bannon Appointment
Nov. 17, 2016 Working for Rural Minnesota: Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill Would Strengthen Health Care in Our Rural Communities
Nov. 15, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on President-elect Donald Trump's Appointment of White Nationalist Steve Bannon as Chief White House Strategist
Nov. 3, 2016 Following Effort from Minnesota Congressional Delegation, Administration Issues Major Disaster Declaration for State of Minnesota
Nov. 3, 2016 Medicare Expansion of Sen. Franken's Diabetes Prevention Program Could Bring Better Health to Millions of Seniors, Significant Savings for Taxpayers
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber Technologies Inc., and Logan Green, CEO, Lyft Inc. - Race and Gender Discrimination against Customers
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S. Department of the Treasury - Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of the Aleris Corporation by Zhongwang USA LLC
Nov. 1, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, CEO, Mylan - New Questions for Mylan About EpiPen Price Hike, Pricing Strategy
Oct. 28, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan, Emmer Announce Over $14.6 Million to Help Minnesota Farmers Lower Energy Costs, Boost Renewable Energy
Oct. 28, 2016 Senator Warren, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Restore Guard Bonuses
Oct. 28, 2016 Senator Baldwin, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections
Oct. 27, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Regarding Proposed Amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
Oct. 24, 2016 Sen. Franken Raises Serious Doubts over Proposed AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Calls on Federal Regulators to Put Deal Under the Microscope
Oct. 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Examine AT&T's Proposed Acquisition of Time Warner Cable
Oct. 22, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on AT&T's Reported Proposal to Acquire Time Warner
Oct. 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of he United States - Call for Fairness for U.S. Jobs and Rural Communities in Softwood Lumber Deal
Oct. 21, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on New Effort by Dept. of Justice to Crack Down on Credit Rating Agencies
Oct. 21, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative
Oct. 20, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce More Than $2.1 Million in Federal Funding to Repair Electrical Utilities Damaged in SW Minnesota During the Severe Winter Storm of 2013
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
Oct. 12, 2016 Following Efforts from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, and Nolan, USDA Announces New Plan to Help Dairy Producers and Families in Need
Oct. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce Nearly $650,000 for Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court in Anoka County
Oct. 11, 2016 Following Efforts from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, and Nolan, USDA Announces New Plan to Help Dairy Producers and Families in Need
Oct. 11, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretarty of the Department of Agriculture - Concern About Economic Challenges for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State, and the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Push for the Phasing Out of Hydroflurocarbons
Oct. 7, 2016 Sen. Franken Urges U.S. Climate Negotiators to Push for Significant Phase Down of Harmful Greenhouse Gas
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Offshore Drilling
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Address Potential Impacts of "Stingray" Technology on 911, Communities of Color
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable
Oct. 4, 2016 Letter to Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Push Renewed Emphasis on Enforcement to Tackle Steel Overcapacity
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