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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Feb. 15, 2017 Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Support Quality Health Care for Rural Maine
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Ripping Apart Health Care System Would Hurt Washington's Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Regarding Health Care Reform
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Jan. 9, 2017 Senators Call for Price Hearings to Include Outside Witnesses
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Medicare and Medicaid
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President-Elect - Regarding Medicare and Medicaid
Nov. 30, 2016 Sen. Franken: Bipartisan Bill Passed by Senate Aims to Increase Access to Health Care in Rural Communities
Nov. 17, 2016 Working for Rural Minnesota: Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill Would Strengthen Health Care in Our Rural Communities
Nov. 3, 2016 Medicare Expansion of Sen. Franken's Diabetes Prevention Program Could Bring Better Health to Millions of Seniors, Significant Savings for Taxpayers
Nov. 1, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, CEO, Mylan - New Questions for Mylan About EpiPen Price Hike, Pricing Strategy
Oct. 28, 2016 Senator Warren, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections
Oct. 28, 2016 Senator Baldwin, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections
Oct. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce Nearly $650,000 for Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court in Anoka County
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Compliance with Title X Requirements to Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Administrator of the the Food and Drug Administration - Ban Electronic Shock Devices
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Senators Push to Protect Women's Access to Contraceptive Coverage
Sept. 13, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Statements on FDA Awarding the Medical Device Innovation Consortium Funding to Establish National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center
Sept. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Vote on Zika Funding
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke
Aug. 5, 2016 After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Ellison, and Nolan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Withdraw Proposal That Would Have Resulted in $40 Million Cut to Minnesota Hospitals
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Protect Workers from Violence on the Job
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
July 13, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Improve Health Care for Millions of Rural Americans
July 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued
July 6, 2016 Letter to Margaret Chan, M.D., Director-General of the World Health Organization - Senate Effort to Press World Health Organization to Address Spread of Yellow Fever
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 21, 2016 KSTP - Senators Urge FDA to End 'Discriminatory' Blood Donation Policy
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
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
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 26, 2016 After Efforts From Klobuchar, Franken, and Walz, $142 Million National Institutes of Health Grant Awarded to the Mayo Clinic's Biobank
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 17, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Support Emergency Funding to Help Stem Spread of Zika Virus
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 13, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota
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
May 3, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urging the Administration to Allow Minnesota to Continue to Use State's Medicaid Home and Community-based Services Policy
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 27, 2016 Sen. Franken Fights for Minnesota Seniors with Commonsense Measure to Cut Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 21, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, Reps. McCollum, Peterson, & Ellison Band Together to Help Minnesota Families Keep Their Home Healthcare Services
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