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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules
July 1, 2016 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 15, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 15, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Extensive Report Detailing Concerns with FBI Facial Recognition Program
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense - Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
Feb. 24, 2016 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Release of Proposed Rules for Internet Access Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Dec. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Will Join World Leaders in Landmark Climate Change Negotiations Today in Paris
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations - Concerns Surrounding Divisive Policy in Must Pass Legislation
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 12, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urge to Take Action Against Forced Arbitration Clauses That Strip Away Americans' Rights
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Close Loophole Private Equity Fund Managers Use to Avoid Taxes
Aug. 5, 2015 Bennet, Franken Introduce Bill to Ban Members of Congress from Becoming Lobbyists, Close Revolving Door
July 14, 2015 Letter to the USPS Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee - Need for a Stamp Featuring Harmon Killebrew
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors
June 2, 2015 Sen. Franken: Reform of Gov't Surveillance Programs Critical to Safeguarding Privacy of People in Minnesota, Across the Country
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Executive Branch and Judicial Nominations
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
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