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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 15, 2017 Sens. Al Franken, Tammy Duckworth Continue Efforts to Train Workers for Open, High-Skill Jobs in Minnesota and Our Nation
Feb. 28, 2017 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans
Feb. 28, 2017 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislation to Reduce Teacher Shortages, Strengthen Education for Minnesota's Rural and Native American Students
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program
Feb. 7, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary
Jan. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Regarding Secretary of the Department of Education
Oct. 21, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Enforce Accountability Provision in "Every Student Succeeds Act"
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
April 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Defense - Make Bipartisan Push to Bring Earned GI Bill Benefits to National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Hostile Areas
April 6, 2016 Sen. Franken Says His Office's "Rural Education Tour" Finding That Rural Educators Face Unique Challenges In Ensuring Quality Education For Students
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Bipartisan Push to Increase Support for Dilapidated Tribal School Buildings
Dec. 9, 2015 Sen. Franken: "No Child Left Behind" Overhaul Will Improve Education in Minnesota, Help Students and Schools Succeed
Nov. 18, 2015 Sen. Franken Named to Key Congressional Committee That Will Fix "No Child Left Behind" Law Starting This Week
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable Robert Scott, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - On Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill
April 23, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan - Better Protect Servicemembers and Veterans from being Targeted and Exploited by some For-Profit Colleges by Publishing the Amount and Percentage of Revenue Received by these Institutions from all Federal Educational Programs
March 25, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Legislation
March 25, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued
Feb. 10, 2015 Sen. Franken, Rep. Polis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Bullying of LGBT Students
Feb. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken, Rep. Honda Introduce Legislation to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education
Oct. 23, 2014 Gillibrand, Franken, Casey Push For Enhanced Safety Guidelines For Students Studying Abroad
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Sen. Franken Pushes to Improve Native School Buildings
April 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Help Students in Minnesota, Across Country Access School Meals
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Education
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 Sen. Franken Pushes for School Principal Recruitment, Training to Improve Education
April 26, 2013 Bennet, Franken Push 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 Franken: "No Child Left Behind" Waiver Will Allow Minnesota Schools to Move Forward with Education Reforms
Feb. 9, 2012 Letter to Jeffrey Zients, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
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 Sens. Franken, Merkley Introduce Bill to Promote STEM Education
Oct. 6, 2011 Merkley, Franken, Begich, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Promote Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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
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