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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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
Issue Position: The 401(U)
July 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Important Jobs Bill Blocked in Senate
June 5, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Measure Would Help Families in Minnesota and Across the Country Access Affordable Health Coverage
March 26, 2014 Senator Franken Says Extending Biodiesel Tax Credit Would Create Minnesota Jobs, Cut Nation's Dependence on Foreign Oil
March 21, 2014 Letter to Ron Wyden, Chairman Committee on Finance and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member Committee on Finance - Include Extensions of Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit for Wind Energy in Upcoming Tax-Extenders Package
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Budget Compromise
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Aug. 8, 2013 Sens. Franken and Grassley Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Farm Family Bankruptcies
April 30, 2013 Letter to Demetrios Marantis, Acting U.S. Trade Representative, and Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce - Requesting Scrutiny of European Commission Ethanol Imports Decision
March 22, 2013 Sen. Franken, Bipartisan Group of Senators Pass Amendment Showing Strong Support to Protect Minnesota's Retailers
March 21, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Bipartisan Group of Senators Pass Amendment Showing Strong Support for Repealing Medical Device Tax
Feb. 7, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to End $30 Billion Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers
Dec. 13, 2012 Star Tribune - Let's Keep our Balance Around this Fiscal Cliff
Dec. 12, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 21, 2012 In Senate Floor Speech, Sen. Franken Urges Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction to Achieve Job Creation and Economic Growth
July 25, 2012 Middle Class Tax Cut--Motion to Proceed
July 19, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses for Tax Cuts to Bring Jobs Home, End Tax Breaks for Companies Sending Jobs Overseas
May 8, 2012 Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
April 27, 2012 Letter to Douglas Shulman, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service
April 16, 2012 Senator Franken's Statement on Senate's Failure to Move Forward on "Buffett Rule"
April 15, 2012 Minnesota Public Radio - 'Buffet Rule' Plays into Bigger Debate Over Taxes and Spending
March 29, 2012 Durbin and Franken Introduce Legislation to Reduce Tax Haven Abuse
March 29, 2012 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
March 12, 2012 Letter to Douglas H. Shulman, Commissioner Internal Revenue Service
Feb. 22, 2012 Franken's Statement on Meetings with Prime Ministers of Israel, Palestinian National Authority
Feb. 16, 2012 Letter to Douglas H. Shulman, Commissioner of the IRS
Feb. 10, 2012 Letter to Senate Members of the Conference Committee on the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act
Dec. 2, 2011 Detroit Lakes Tribune - Workers Need Payroll-Tax Cut
Nov. 22, 2011 Franken Releases County-by-County Report on How the Payroll Tax Cut Extension and Expansion Would Help Minnesota Families
April 5, 2011 Sen. Franken Supports Successful Repeal of Onerous 1099 Tax Reporting Rule That Threatened to Saddle Minnesota Businesses with Excessive Paperwork
Dec. 20, 2010 Star Tribune - An Unseemly but Necessary Deal on Taxes
Dec. 17, 2010 Critical to Minnesota Farmers, Sen. Franken-Backed Tax Credits Signed into Law
Dec. 14, 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010--Continued
Dec. 13, 2010 Sen. Franken's Statement on Tax Compromise Vote
Dec. 10, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
Dec. 3, 2010 Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 1, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader and The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader
Nov. 30, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, and the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader
June 2, 2010 Franken Field Hearing Exposes Effects Of Wall Street Meltdown In Minnesota
Oct. 22, 2008 Franken Presents Bold Economic Agenda At Humphrey School Forum
Sept. 9, 2008 New Ad on Behalf of Coleman Full of Lies
Sept. 8, 2008 Franken Proposes New $5,000 College Tuition Tax Cut
Feb. 10, 2008 Star Tribune - Al Franken: Obama Stimulus Plan Can Turn Crisis Into Opportunity
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