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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

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: The 401(U)
July 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed after "Hobby Lobby" Legislative Fix Fails in Senate
July 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision Will Deny Women Preventive Health Care Services
June 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Accompanies President Obama to Minneapolis Workforce Center Friday Morning
June 25, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Workforce Development Bill Will Help Get Minnesotans Back to Work
June 25, 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
April 1, 2014 Sen. Franken: Time is Now to Curb Income Gap Between Women & Men
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken's Response to 2014 State of the Union Address
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken & State of the Union Guest Discuss Workforce Development Before Tonight's Address
Jan. 23, 2014 Sen. Franken Announces Minnesota Manufacturing Leader As State of the Union Guest
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Lauds Passage of LGBT Workplace Protections as Key Step Toward Equality
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Oct. 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Helps Launch New Senate Manufacturing Jobs Initiative
July 31, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Community College & Business Partnerships in Workforce Bill Passed by Committee
July 11, 2013 Sen. Franken, MN Business Owner Discuss Workforce Training to Fill Open, High-Skills Jobs
July 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Hails Vote on LGBT Workplace Protections as Step Toward Equality
July 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Working to Fill Open, High-Skills Jobs in Minnesota & Across Country
June 27, 2013 Sen. Franken, Rep. George Miller Announce Introduction of Bill to Train Workers for Open, High-Skills Jobs
June 27, 2013 Student Loan Rate
May 15, 2013 Sen. Franken Lauds Passage of Bipartisan Waterways Development Legislation
May 8, 2013 Sen. Franken-Backed Bill to Promote Retrofitting Buildings Clears Key Hurdle
May 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Leads Charge to Protect Legal Right to Day in Court
May 2, 2013 Sen. Franken Reacts to Boise Paper Mill Layoffs
May 2, 2013 Sen. Franken Reacts to Boise Paper Mill Layoffs
March 21, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes for Minnesota Priorities in Senate Budget
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Sept. 20, 2012 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security
Sept. 12, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
July 12, 2012 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Protect Pensions, Health Care Benefits for Workers after Employers Declare Bankruptcy
June 20, 2012 DeLauro, Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Restore Workers' Right to Challenge Workplace Discrimination in Court
June 18, 2012 Letter to Cassandra Mitchell, Grant Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Service
June 13, 2012 Sen. Franken Successfully Fights to Protect Sugar Program that Supports Thousands of Minnesota Jobs
May 23, 2012 Cardin, Mikulski, Senate Democrats and Advocacy Groups Urge Senate Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
April 24, 2012 NLRB Resolution of Disapproval
March 22, 2012 The INVEST Act
March 12, 2012 Star Tribune - Senator Al Franken, Ron Antony: A One-stop Shop to Get Back to Work
Dec. 17, 2011 Franken's Statement on Payroll Tax Cut Extension
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
Nov. 3, 2011 Northland's Newscenter - U.S. Senator Franken Sees Job Potential In Iron Range Mines
June 18, 2011 Remarks of Senator Al Franken Netroots Nation Conference 2011
March 31, 2011 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Announce Report Showing Pension Oversight Corporation Seriously Erred with Nat'l Steel Pension Plans
Sept. 23, 2010 Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the National Mediation Board Relating to Representation Election Procedures--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 12, 2010 Franken's Investigation Request Leads To Enbridge's Pipeline Restart Denial
Aug. 9, 2010 Franken, Murray Urge OSHA To Hold BP Accountable For Workplace Safety
July 30, 2010 Op-Ed - The Importance of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
June 15, 2010 Sens. Brown, Franken, Begich Introduce Legislation to Maintain Critical Services, Restore and Create Jobs
April 28, 2010 Harkin, Brown, Franken Introduce Employee Misclassification Prevention Act
March 16, 2010 Executive Nominations
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