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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
July 21, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Justice Department Move to Block Proposed Health Insurance Mergers
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere - Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing
July 12, 2016 Letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc.- Sen. Franken Presses Makers of "Pokemon GO" Smartphone App Over Privacy Concerns
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Calls Federal Plan to Crack Down on Tax Dodging Missed Opportunity to Improve Financial Transparency
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice- Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba
June 9, 2016 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Fight to Put Spotlight on Giant Multi-National Corporations That Dodge Taxes, Hide Profits Overseas
May 31, 2016 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota
May 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response From Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota
May 9, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, and Baldwin Introduce New Bill to Keep Unfair Chinese Trade Practices in Check, Protect American Workers
May 5, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Consumer Protection Proposal Will Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements for Credit Cards, Checking Accounts, Private Student Loans
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 28, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Workers Memorial Day
April 28, 2016 Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Ensure Access to Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 20, 2016 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Package in Response to National Drinking Water Crisis
April 14, 2016 CBS Minnesota - Franken's Bill Gives Incentives To Zika Vaccine Makers
April 12, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Key U.S. Officials to Help Protect Minnesota's Iron Range from Illegal Foreign Trade Practices
April 7, 2016 Letter to Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus VR - Questioning Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
March 28, 2016 Letter to Administrator McCarthy - Urging EPA to Release Strong Renewable Fuel Standard to Support Homegrown Ethanol Production
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of justice and Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Time Warner Cable Deal for Potential Harm to Consumers
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 15, 2015 President Obama Sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Visit Iron Range Hard Hit By Layoffs Stemming From Foreign Steel Dumping
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 7, 2015 Sen. Franken Praises Top Consumer Agency for Proposal to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements
Oct. 1, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Sept. 30, 2015 Mesabi Daily News - Delegation Secures $6 million for Workforce
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts
Sept. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Workers
Sept. 9, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5 Million to Support New Apprenticeship Partnerships Between Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and More Than 100 Local Businesses
Sept. 1, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Support for Grant Proposal for Next Generation Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Address Growing Problem of Payroll Fraud, Worker Misclassification
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Cliffs Plan To Idle United Taconite in August, Affecting More Than 400 Workers
July 29, 2015 Casey, Franken Introduce Bill to Address Payroll Fraud
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General and The Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - Look into Potential Anticompetitive Practices by Apple in Music Streaming Market
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