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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 30, 2017 Booker Joins Franken and Senate Colleagues to Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 29, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts
March 28, 2017 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mich McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis
March 14, 2017 Letter to the President - Farmers in Minnesota, Across the Country Need Action to Stop Further Spread of Avian Flu
March 6, 2017 Letter to Jeffrey S. Aronin, CEO of Marathon Pharmaceuticals - Provide Answers on High Price of Drug for Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Drop Republican Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Family Planning Clinics
Feb. 17, 2017 Senate Indian Affairs Committee Democrats Secure Exemption from Federal Hiring Freeze for Indian Health Services Staff
Feb. 15, 2017 Letter to Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Support Quality Health Care for Rural Areas
Feb. 9, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Measure to Cut Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors, Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to Mr. Spencer Williamson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaléo Pharmaceuticals - Concern That Kaléo Dramatically Increased the Cost of its Naloxone Injector Device
Feb. 8, 2017 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Measure to Bring Paid Family Leave to Workers in Minnesota and Across Country
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Regarding Health Care Reform
Jan. 30, 2017 Letter to Sens. McConnell and Hatch - Postpone Committee Vote on Tom Price and Allow Ethical Questions to be Fully Answered
Jan. 25, 2017 Sen. Franken Introduces "Public Option" Legislation to Help Stabilize Health Care Costs in Minnesota
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Jan. 10, 2017 Sen. Franken Fights to Keep Health Care Costs in Check for Minnesota Families
Jan. 10, 2017 Scott, Murray, Franken, Wilson, and Courtney Commend OSHA for Efforts to Address Workplace Violence against Healthcare Workers
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander and the Hon. Orrin Hatch - Price Hearings Should Include Outside Witnesses
Jan. 6, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Urges Republicans to Stop Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood
Dec. 29, 2016 Juncture of mental-health and criminal systems now a bit safer
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary - Applauding the Final Rule Protecting Title X Health Care Providers
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urging the VA to Comply with 2010 Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law
Dec. 9, 2016 A Dozen of Sen. Franken's Health Care Priorities to Become Law after Passing as Part of Bipartisan Legislative Package
Dec. 8, 2016 Letter to the President-elect - Don't Break Campaign Promises to Protect Medicare and Medicaid
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
Dec. 6, 2016 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Proposal to Improve Mental Health Services in Criminal Justice System Set to Become Law
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 Baldwin, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections
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. 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
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