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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 14, 2016 Tillis & Franken Introduce Bipartisan Bill
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
March 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Patient Access to Mental Health Coverage Required by Law
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 4, 2016 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Establish National Plan for Fighting Diseases Like Zika & Ebola
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 17, 2015 Cord Blood and Bone Marrow Bill Co-Sponsors Applaud House Passage, Urge President to Sign
Dec. 11, 2015 After Efforts from Sens. Franken and Cornyn, Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System is One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
July 8, 2015 Letter to Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce - Undermining Global Anti-Smoking Measures
June 30, 2015 Sen. Franken Releases New Report Highlighting Key Problems, Opportunities for Health Care Delivery in Minnesota's Rural Communities
June 24, 2015 Post Bulletin - Our View: Expand Mental Health Referrals in Schools
June 23, 2015 Paulsen, Franken Ask CDC to Consider Wider Recommended Usage of Meningitis B Vaccine
June 22, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Meningitis B Vaccines
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 18, 2015 Burr, Franken Introduce Bill to Bring Medical Devices to Patients Faster
June 16, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bill to Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Schools Will Help Students, Families in Minnesota & Across Country
June 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Preterm Births
June 12, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken, Stanek: Inmates with Mental Illness are 'Society's Dirty Little Secret'
June 11, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bipartisan Measure to Get Life-Saving Medical Devices to Patients Faster
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices
May 21, 2015 Letter to Colleagues - Prevention and Public Health Fund
May 20, 2015 The Hill - Jails are No Substitute for a Mental Health System
May 15, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Commission, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Commission - Need for More Support for Precision Medicine
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
May 4, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Commission, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Commission, Jerry Moran, Ranking Member, Jeff Merkley, Ranking Member - Need to Boost Critical Food Safety Efforts
April 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System Clears Key Hurdle
April 29, 2015 Sens. Al Franken, Susan Collins, Rep. Susan Davis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Diabetes Prevention Program to Millions of Seniors on Medicare
April 26, 2015 KMSP- BIRD FLU: Dayton, Franken Meet in Willmar, Minn.
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 17, 2015 Rep. Doug Collins and Sen. Al Franken Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill
April 16, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 16, 2015 Sen. Franken, Rep. Doug Collins Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System
April 14, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on "Doc Fix" Legislation
April 8, 2015 Blumenthal, Senators Urge Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
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