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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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
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: Iraq
June 10, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Minnesota National Guard's Ability to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
Nov. 8, 2013 After Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Urge U.S Army to Keep ROTC Program at NDSU Open, Army Announces Program Will Continue
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Urges President to Narrow Scope on Possible Military Response in Syria
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Reacts to Defense Furloughs in Minnesota
March 19, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Collins, King Among 77 Senators Calling on President to Continue Support of Israel
Dec. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote Against Defense Authorization Act
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Dec. 4, 2012 Sen. Franken: National Defense Authorization Act Will Help Ensure Safety of Troops
Sept. 27, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense - Made in America
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission, European Union
July 31, 2012 Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators on Amendment to Cybersecurity Act that Would Protect Privacy of Consumers
July 26, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
July 25, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
June 29, 2012 Bill to Prevent Human Trafficking in Government Contracting Overseas Passed by Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
May 9, 2012 Senator Franken Works with Veterans Service Organizations, Businesses, to Help Veterans Get Back to Work
April 25, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
March 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
March 1, 2012 Wyden Leads Bipartisan Effort to Award Defense of Freedom Medals to Civilian Police Officers Killed in Wars
Feb. 29, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Due Process Guarantee Act: Banning the Indefinite Detention of Americans
Feb. 9, 2012 Brown Leads Group of Senators on Legislation to Ensure That the U.S. Military Buys Steel Made in America--Not in China--For Armor Plates
Dec. 15, 2011 Franken's Statement on Voting against the Defense Authorization Bill
Nov. 29, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Nov. 17, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
June 22, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, Chairwoman and The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
June 17, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
June 15, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reduction of Military Forces in Afghanistan
May 23, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
April 8, 2011 CBS News - Sen. Franken Introduces "Pay for War" Resolution
March 28, 2011 Senators Klobuchar, Collins, Murkowski, McCaskill Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Assist Victims of Sexual Trauma in the Military
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
March 15, 2011 Senators Introduce DOMA Repeal Legislation
Dec. 2, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Nov. 30, 2010 Sen. Franken Ties Nuclear Modernization to New START Treaty
Oct. 12, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General
Sept. 21, 2010 Franken Statement on the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy
Sept. 21, 2010 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011--Motion to Proceed--Continued
Sept. 17, 2010 Franken Lauds Passage of New START Treaty Resolution in Foreign Relations Committee
May 25, 2010 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010
May 20, 2010 Franken Statement On Announcement Of Minnesota National Guard Mobilization
April 15, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
March 26, 2010 Franken Statement On President Obama's Announcement Of The START Treaty With Russia
March 23, 2010 Star Tribune: Defense Contractor Worried that it Might Have Been in Violation of Senator's New Amendment
Feb. 19, 2010 Franken Praises Initial Implementation Of Jamie Leigh Jones Law
Dec. 18, 2009 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
Dec. 2, 2009 Sen. Franken's Statement on President Obama's Speech on Afghanistan
Oct. 8, 2009 Senate Passes Resolution Encouraging Release of Hikers in Iran
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