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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

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
July 22, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding
July 21, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties
July 16, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Major Disaster Declaration
July 3, 2014 Letter to Debra Crusoe, Minnesota State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency - Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding
June 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone Pipeline Vote in Senate Energy Committee
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
June 11, 2014 Governor Dayton, Minnesota Congressional Delegation Meet with Secretary of the Interior to Push for Federal Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
May 27, 2014 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and David Vitter, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works - Regarding Plan to Restore Great Lakes
May 27, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Conservation Program to Address Flooding, Improve Water Quality, Protect Wildlife in Red River Valley
May 22, 2014 Sen. Franken: Passage of Bipartisan Waterways Development Bill Critical To Minnesota Economic Future, Nation's Competitiveness
May 22, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Thomas P. Bostick, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers - Regarding Soo Locks Replacement Project
May 15, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
May 14, 2014 Durbin, Heitkamp Call For Federal Policies That Support Biodiesel Jobs & Production
May 14, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
April 9, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Strong Investment in Important Land Conservation Programs
March 14, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - Great Lakes Asian Carp
March 14, 2014 After Passing Senate, Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, & Rep. Nolan's Land Exchange Bill Set to Become Law
March 5, 2014 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, and Rep. Peterson: Army Corps to Fund Completion of Roseau Flood Project This Year
March 4, 2014 Sen. Franken: Lewis and Clark Water Project to See Additional $5.2 Million in 2014
Feb. 5, 2014 After Push from Minnesota Lawmakers and Governor Dayton, Administration Takes Action to Make It Easier to Transport Additional Propane to Minnesota and Other Areas Affected by Ongoing Propane Shortage
Feb. 4, 2014 Senator Says Bill Protects Wildlife Habitat and State's Important Water Resources
Jan. 31, 2014 Letter to Michael Connor, Commissioner, US Bureau of Reclamation - Resources for Lewis and Clark
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Revise Fuel Standards Proposal
Nov. 15, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Proposed Rule to Amend Renewable Fuel Standard for Economy and Energy Security
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, Department of Army - Asian Carp
Sept. 13, 2013 Sen. Franken Fights to Keep Energy Costs Down for Northwest Minnesota Businesses, Families
July 25, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Bachmann, Ellison, Walz, Paulsen, Nolan Announce Disaster Declaration for 18 Minnesota Counties to Assist Storm Cleanup Efforts
July 23, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Cimate Change Effect on Great Lakes
July 9, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Protect Minnesota Timber Industry
June 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Applauds President's Speech on Climate Change
June 18, 2013 Letter to Commissioner Michael Connor, Bureau of Reclamation - Rural Water Project
April 30, 2013 Letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Demetrios Marantis and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Rebecca Blank - Requesting Scrutiny of European Commission Ethanol Imports Decision
April 22, 2013 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 --Motion to Proceed
April 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers from Potentially Harmful Chemicals in their Homes
March 23, 2013 Sen. Franken: Senate-Passed Budget Plan Reins in Spending, Grows Minnesota's Economy
March 20, 2013 Sen. Franken Makes Progress on Lewis & Clark Water Project in Senate Budget
March 5, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary Wolin and Acting Commissioner Miller - Alternative Energy Tax Credits
Feb. 20, 2013 Letter to Acting Administrator Perciasepe - Environmental Health
Feb. 15, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Paulsen, Walz, Nolan Introduce Legislation To Fight Spread Of Asian Carp
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to Mr. Jeffrey D. Zients
Nov. 30, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 4, 2012 EPA Awards Grant to Protect Women and Children from Mercury in Lake Superior Fish
Sept. 6, 2012 Letter to Mr. James Hess, Bureau of Reclamation
July 20, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Flooding in Minnesota
July 9, 2012 Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
July 2, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minnesota Flooding
June 13, 2012 Landmark Bill Cracking Down on Waste, Fraud in Wartime Contracting Gains Bipartisan Support
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees
May 9, 2012 Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
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