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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Education

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
General Nov. 4, 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: Education
April 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Help Students in Minnesota, Across Country Access School Meals
Nov. 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Unveils Legislation to Improve Early Childhood Education
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Sept. 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Maintains Focus on College Affordability during Just-Started Reauthorization of Higher Education Policy
April 26, 2013 Bennet, Franken Push for School Principal Recruitment, Training to Improve Education
April 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes for School Principal Recruitment, Training to Improve Education
April 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Provisions to Improve Mental Health in Schools Clears Key Hurdle
March 19, 2013 Tribal School Construction
March 13, 2013 Sens. Franken, Harkin, Mikulski Introduce Legislation to Improve Student Loan Counseling
Feb. 13, 2013 Rep. Napolitano Reintroduces Mental Health in Schools Act
July 18, 2012 Sen. Franken Praises New White House Initiative to Recognize and Reward Top Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees
May 4, 2012 A College Education Shouldn't Drive Students Toward Bankruptcy
May 1, 2012 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education
March 21, 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
Feb. 16, 2012 Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans, Service Members from Unscrupulous For-Profit Colleges
Feb. 16, 2012 Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Military and Veterans Education Benefits
Feb. 9, 2012 Letter to Jeffrey Zients, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Feb. 9, 2012 Franken: "No Child Left Behind" Waiver Will Allow Minnesota Schools to Move Forward with Education Reforms
Nov. 3, 2011 Sen. Franken's Provisions to Reform "No Child Left Behind" Pass Key Hurdle
Oct. 21, 2011 Sen. Franken's Provisions to Reform "No Child Left Behind" Pass Key Hurdle
Oct. 6, 2011 Merkley, Franken, Begich, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Promote Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Oct. 6, 2011 Sens. Franken, Merkley Introduce Bill to Promote STEM Education
Sept. 22, 2011 Senators Introduce Resolution to Defend Pell Grants
May 16, 2011 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
May 3, 2011 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius and Arne Duncan, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, and Secretary of Education
April 15, 2011 Senators Introduce Legislation to Improve Middle School Achievement
April 12, 2011 STEM Education
April 7, 2011 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Increase Retention of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Teachers, Better Prepare Students for High-Tech Jobs
March 24, 2011 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Max Baucus, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee, Mike Enzi, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member
Feb. 25, 2011 Bemidji Pioneer - Franken Bill Would Fund STEM Help
Feb. 24, 2011 Sen. Franken Announces Legislation that Invests in STEM Education, Enhances Minnesota's Global Competitiveness
Feb. 10, 2011 Sen. Franken Joins Bipartisan Rural Education Caucus
Sept. 10, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Arne Duncan Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education
Sept. 10, 2010 Klobuchar, Franken, Oberstar, Walz, Duncan Announce $166.7 Million To Support Education Jobs In Minnesota
Aug. 6, 2010 Minnesota Post - Short Term, Congress' 'edujobs' Funding Package Could 'Save' or Hire 2,800 Minnesota Educators
July 22, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions - BP and Workplace Safety
April 29, 2010 Minnesota Foster Youth Testifies That Franken Initiative Would Help Students In Foster Care
April 9, 2010 Franken Talks Education In Pine City and Finlayson
March 23, 2010 Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
March 17, 2010 Star Tribune: Franken, Kline Ask Education Secretary About No Child Left Behind
Nov. 19, 2009 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Nov. 18, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Oct. 15, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - "What Women Want: Equal Benefits for Equal Premiums"
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Education
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Education - Elementary & Secondary Education
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Education - Elementary & Secondary Education - Student Non-Discrimination Act
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Education
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Education - Early Childhood
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