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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

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
Nov. 6, 2013 Chairman Franken Announces Witnesses for Hearing on Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Relieved Shutdown Has Ended & U.S. Won't Default
Oct. 14, 2013 In Speech, Sen. Franken Says Shutdown Spells Huge Missed Opportunity for Congress To Do its Job
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Oct. 5, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 27, 2013 Sen. Franken: Minnesotans Want Congress to Get Things Done, Not Shut Down the Government
June 18, 2013 Letter to Director Burwell and Administrator Fugate - Implement Critical Disaster Recovery Legislation
June 14, 2013 Sen. Franken Asks Top Administration Officials for Progress on State-Federal Land Exchange
May 17, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Advisory Committee for U.S. Attorney
April 24, 2013 Letter to W. Craig Fugate, Administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency - Expedite Recovery Efforts in Southwest Minnesota After Winter Storm
March 18, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Nomination of Tom Perez to Serve as Labor Secretary
Oct. 13, 2011 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Arbitration: Is It Fair When Forced?"
Feb. 9, 2011 Sen. Franken Commends TSA on Decision to Allow Collective Bargaining by Security Officers
Jan. 27, 2011 Sen. Franken Cosponsors Bill to Repeal Requirement that Businesses Report Transactions over $600
Sept. 17, 2010 Franken Meets with FDA Head, Secures Commitment to Improve Medical Device Approval Process
July 7, 2010 Franken's Staff To Meet With Seniors Across Minnesota
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Executive Branch and Judicial Nominations
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