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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, 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
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
March 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President - Ongoing Negotiations Between the P5+1 and Iran
Feb. 25, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accountability For Human Rights Violations In South Sudan
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Pleased Shezanne Cassim Coming Home to Family in Minnesota
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Dr. Thomas Bach, President International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury and Michael Froman, Ambassador of the US Trade Representative - Sixty Senators Urge Administration to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks
Aug. 31, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Syria
Aug. 14, 2013 Letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh - Reject Harmful Changes To Grameen Bank
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Iranian Nuclear Program
June 18, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of U.S. Department of State - Deterioration of the Rule of Law in Honduras
May 31, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Russian Adoptions
May 28, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Landrieu and Ranking Member Coats - Opposition to Proposed Border Crossing Fee Study
May 24, 2013 Senators Hoeven, Klobuchar Lead Group of Senators in Opposition to Proposed DHS Border Fee Study
April 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Tibet
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad
March 19, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Collins, King Among 77 Senators Calling on President to Continue Support of Israel
March 19, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Support for Two-State Mid East Peace Process
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to US Trade Representative Ron Kirk - International Trade
Nov. 16, 2012 Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Israel Passes U.S. Senate Unanimously
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Sept. 17, 2012 Letter to Secretary Clinton
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission, European Union
May 22, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Critical Trade Office Will Stay Open to Assist Local Minnesota Exporters
March 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 12, 2011 Sen. Franken Meeting with U.S. Hikers Who Were Jailed in Iran
Sept. 21, 2011 Klobuchar, Franken Statement on Release of U.S. Hikers Jailed in Iran
Aug. 21, 2011 Klobuchar, Franken Statements on Sentencing of U.S. Hikers Jailed in Iran
Aug. 18, 2011 Sen. Franken Statement on President Calling for Syrian President to Step Down
Aug. 4, 2011 Letter to Secretary Vilsack and Ambassador Kirk
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 23, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
May 6, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
March 23, 2011 MPR - Franken Supports Libya Action, Wants to Know How Much it Costs
March 18, 2011 Northland News Center - With Japan Reeling, Minnesota Lawmakers Considering Nuclear Power
Jan. 31, 2011 Sen. Franken's Statement on Egypt
Dec. 22, 2010 Sen. Franken Statement on Ratification of New START Treaty
Dec. 17, 2010 Executive Session
Sept. 22, 2010 Op-Ed - Looking Out for a U.S. Ally -- The Hmong in Laos
Sept. 17, 2010 Franken Lauds Passage of New START Treaty Resolution in Foreign Relations Committee
Sept. 14, 2010 Franken Statement on the Release of Sarah Shourd
Aug. 20, 2010 Minnesota Post - As Combat Mission in Iraq Ends, Lawmakers Reflect on the Costs of War
Aug. 3, 2010 Franken, Klobuchar Applaud Senate's Passage Of Resolution Urging Immediate Release Of American Hikers Jailed In Iran
Aug. 1, 2010 WCCO - Franken Visits Laos to Check on Returned Hmong
July 9, 2010 Franken Says Laos Trip Useful but Disappointed with Lack of Access
May 25, 2010 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010
May 13, 2010 Franken Applauds Arrival Of New START Treaty In Senat
May 4, 2010 Boxer, Specter, Casey, Klobuchar, Franken Urge Release of American Hikers Jailed in Iran
April 14, 2010 Franken Says Well-Being Of 4,400 Hmong Forcibly Repatriated From Thailand To Laos Remains His Priority
April 13, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State
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