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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Housing and Property

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Concerns Over Lack of Basic Consumer Protection for Low-Income Homebuyers
Oct. 23, 2015 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
July 10, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Expediting Rulemaking for Loan Data
June 5, 2015 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Jan. 22, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Additional $9 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Dec. 12, 2014 Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Nolan's Bill to Fix Grand Rapids Land Swap Issue Set to Become Law
Oct. 15, 2014 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
March 21, 2014 Pine Journal: County, Reservation Land Exchanges Heads for the President's Desk
March 17, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Hoeven, Baldwin Legislation Making it Easier to Transport Propane to Communities Impacted by Propane Shortage Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk
March 14, 2014 After Passing Senate, Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, & Rep. Nolan's Land Exchange Bill Set to Become Law
Feb. 10, 2014 After Repeated Push from Sen. Franken, Administration Reacts to Propane Shortage by Working to Boost Pipeline Shipments to Midwest
Jan. 25, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Address Propane Shortage
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Mel Wat, Director Federal Housing Finance Agency - Revisit Affordable Rental Housing
Nov. 25, 2013 Rep. Ellison, Sen. Franken and Mayor Rybak Applaud HUD Announcement
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
June 14, 2013 Sen. Franken Asks Top Administration Officials for Progress on State-Federal Land Exchange
March 28, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu - Save Weatherization Assistance Program
Feb. 7, 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Continued
Sept. 13, 2012 Letter to Mr. Alfred Pollard, General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency
April 4, 2012 Menendez, Reed, Warner, Merkley Lead Call for Federal Housing Finance Agency to Fix Flawed Study on Principal Reductions
March 14, 2012 Senator Franken Introduces Legislation to Help Turn Around Vacant Homes and Businesses
Feb. 15, 2012 Franken Explains how National Mortgage Settlement Will Affect Minnesotans in New Video
Feb. 7, 2012 Letter to Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA)
Feb. 3, 2012 Franken to Introduce Legislation to Remove Hurdles to Mortgage Refinancing for Homeowners
Nov. 17, 2011 Klobuchar, Franken Urge Senate Leadership to Provide Full Funding for Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 28, 2011 Letter to Secretary Geithner, Secretary Donovan, and Acting Director DeMarco
Aug. 18, 2011 Sen. Franken Statement on Department of Justice Investigation of S&P
July 20, 2011 Letter to Mr. John Walsh, Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, The Honorable Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Mr. Martin Gruenberg, Acting Chairman, Federal Deposit
July 6, 2011 Sen. Franken Announces Emergency Loans for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
June 14, 2011 Letter to John Walsh, Acting Comptroller of the Currency
June 14, 2011 Senators Urge OCC to Work with State Attorneys General, DOJ, and HUD to Hold Mortgage Servicers Accountable and Prevent Future Abuse
June 8, 2011 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Announce Over $3 Million for Minnesota Foreclosure Counseling
May 5, 2011 Sens. Franken, Menendez, Reps. Conyers, Gutierrez, Capuano Release GAO Report Investigating Foreclosure "Robo-Signing"
March 30, 2011 Sens. Franken, Snowe, Menendez, Rockefeller Push to Create New Office to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
Feb. 1, 2011 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Foreclosure Mediation Programs: Can Bankruptcy Courts Limit Homeowner And Investor Losses?"
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Economy and Jobs - Housing
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Economy and Jobs - Housing - Office of the Homeowner Advocate
Dec. 17, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States Senate & The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate
Nov. 23, 2010 Sen. Franken, 41 Colleagues Urge Continued Funding for Heating Assistance in FY2011
Nov. 17, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Timothy Geithner, Secretary Of The Treasury
Oct. 5, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro Comptroller General of the United States U.S. Government Accountability Office
Sept. 30, 2010 The Washington Post - J.P. Morgan Will Halt Foreclosures
Sept. 23, 2010 The Huffington Post - Al Franken: Foreclosure Paperwork Scandal Shows Need To Strengthen HAMP
June 16, 2010 Franken, Snowe, Murray Homeowner Advocate Amendment Passes The Senate
June 15, 2010 American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010
June 9, 2010 Franken, Snowe, Murray Offer Homeowner Advocate Amendment To Safety Net Legislation
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