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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies - Data Privacy Policies
Nov. 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Lauds President Obama's Strong Net Neutrality Proposal
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
Sept. 18, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protecting Steel Manufacturers Against Dumping of Cheap Foreign Steel
Sept. 15, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protect Steel Producers from Unfair Foreign Trade Practices
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
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken, Portman, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Future Propane Shortages
July 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Important Jobs Bill Blocked in Senate
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
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 15, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality
July 15, 2014 Sen. Franken Files Net Neutrality Comments with FCC
July 10, 2014 Senators: Corporations Must Give Workers and Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy
July 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Move Forward Bill to Restore Consumers' Right to Transfer Cell Phones to Other Carriers
July 9, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General - AT&T and DirecTV Merger
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken in Hearing: We Must Examine if AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest
June 17, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Landmark Net Neutrality Legislation
June 9, 2014 Top Tech Group to Sen. Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Should be Blocked
May 14, 2014 Durbin, Heitkamp Call For Federal Policies That Support Biodiesel Jobs & Production
May 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Reignites Push to Level the Playing Field for Minnesota Retailers
March 19, 2014 Letter to Renata Hesse and David Gelfand, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General of the Antitrust Devision of the Department of Justice - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Proposal Threatens Nature of Internet, Raises Net Neutrality Concerns
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
Feb. 28, 2014 Sens. Franken, Begich, Hirono, Shaheen, Landrieu, Warner, Walsh Co-Sponsor Legislation to Expand Tax Credits to Small Businesses
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
Feb. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission, Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, and Edith Ramierez, Chairwoman Federal Trade Commission - Comcast/Time-Warner Deal
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Revise Fuel Standards Proposal
Dec. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Announces Witness List for Tomorrow's Hearing Examining Americans' Dwindling Right to Their Day in Court, Including a Minnesotan
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Mary Jo White, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
July 23, 2013 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: 80/20 Rule
July 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Seeks to Make it Easier for Minnesota Small Businesses & Charities to Provide Pensions
July 11, 2013 Letter to Director Cordray and Acting Secretary Harris - Fees Associated with Prepaid "Payroll Cards"
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, and Director Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Student Loans
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary Duncan, Chairwoman Ramirez, and Director Cordray - Federal Student Loan Repayments
June 20, 2013 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court's AmEx Decision Hurts Small Businesses, Helps Corporate Giants
June 18, 2013 Need for Sen. Franken's Bill to Rein in Prescription Drug Costs Underscored by Supreme Court Ruling
May 21, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Energy Moniz - Action on Gas Price Spikes
May 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Wins Fight to Help Protect Small Businesses During Immigration Reform
May 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Amendments to Help Small Businesses & Kids in Immigration Reform
May 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Leads Charge to Protect Legal Right to Day in Court
May 2, 2013 Sen. Franken Reacts to Boise Paper Mill Layoffs
April 30, 2013 Letter to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White - Protect Consumers' Legal Rights Against Wall Street
April 26, 2013 Harkin, Alexander, Franken, Roberts Release Draft Bill to Make Clear Oversight Responsibilities for Pharmaceutical Compounding, Ensure Safety for Consumers
April 25, 2013 Letter to Mr. Lowell McAdam, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, Inc. and Mr. Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, Inc. - Expanded Cell Phone Service in Southwest Minnesota
April 23, 2013 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 --Motion to Proceed--Continued
April 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Continues Fight to Protect Minnesota's Retailers from Unfair Online Competition
April 14, 2013 Sen. Franken Says Approval of New Crystal Sugar Contract is Good News For Workers, Families, and Communities Across Red River Valley
April 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers from Potentially Harmful Chemicals in their Homes
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