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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Senior Citizens

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
April 3, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Seniors Programs
March 6, 2014 Senators Fight to Protect Medicare for Seniors
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Feb. 5, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls for Action to Combat Financial Fraud Against MN Seniors
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Renews Effort to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Bill to Increase Mental Health Access for Rural Seniors
Aug. 27, 2013 MPR News- Sen. Franken Raises Concerns About How Sequester Affects Minnesota Seniors
Aug. 26, 2013 Sen. Franken: Cutting Important Nutrition, Health Programs for Minnesota Seniors is "Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish"
July 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Seeks to Make it Easier for Minnesota Small Businesses & Charities to Provide Pensions
June 18, 2013 Medicare
May 23, 2013 Sen. Franken Provision to End Elder Abuse Included in Legislation to Help Seniors
May 21, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Legislation to Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse
April 26, 2013 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Tom Harkin and Jerry Moran - Senators Seek Support for Seniors
April 24, 2013 Sen. Franken's Senate Resolution Urges No Social Security, Veterans Benefits Cuts
Dec. 13, 2012 Medicare
Oct. 15, 2012 Consumer Alert: Medicare Open Enrollment Window
Sept. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Sept. 20, 2012 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security
Sept. 12, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 1, 2012 Sens. Franken, Lugar, Rockefeller Introduce Legislation to Extend Diabetes Prevention Program to Millions of Seniors on Medicare
June 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Help Homebound Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities Get Meals in Their Homes
May 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses Federal Agency to Adopt Method Developed in Minnesota That Reduces Dangerous Medication Errors
Feb. 7, 2012 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
Nov. 17, 2011 Klobuchar, Franken Urge Senate Leadership to Provide Full Funding for Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 21, 2011 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Protect Minnesota Seniors from Elder Abuse
June 18, 2011 Remarks of Senator Al Franken Netroots Nation Conference 2011
May 4, 2011 Sen. Franken Speaks Out Against Proposals to Gut Medicaid
March 31, 2011 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Announce Report Showing Pension Oversight Corporation Seriously Erred with Nat'l Steel Pension Plans
March 28, 2011 Reid, Harkin, Sanders, Franken, Blumenthal Highlight Republicans' Dangerous Plan to End Social Security as we Know it
March 10, 2011 Fox 21 News - Franken Disagrees with Obama's Heat Assistance Cuts
March 7, 2011 Star Tribune - Taking on Medicare
March 7, 2011 Minn. Delegation Mirrors Congressional Budget Divide
March 3, 2011 Northland News Center - Senator Al Franken Talks Federal Budget
Aug. 2, 2010 Franken Releases Report On Challenges Facing Minnesota Seniors As Baby Boomers Begin To Retire
July 21, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCS): Secure Retirement or Risky Investment
May 12, 2010 Op-Ed: The Importance of Wall Street Reform
May 11, 2010 Minnesota Post: Senate Taking Up Financial Reform Legislation, and Klobuchar and Franken Seek Changes
March 15, 2010 Financial Regulation Bill Includes Provision to Protect Senior Investors From Fraud
Jan. 22, 2010 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Chairman Baucus
Sept. 22, 2008 Star Tribune - "Coleman failed as panel chair, Franken says"
Sept. 18, 2008 Franken Statement On President Bush Remarks Regarding Market Turmoil
Sept. 9, 2008 New Ad on Behalf of Coleman Full of Lies
Aug. 26, 2008 Roseau Times-Region - "Al Franken leaves them smiling and impressed"
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Seniors
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Retirement Security
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Retirement Security - Social Security
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Retirement Security - Medicare
Issue Position: Workers
Issue Position: Consumer Credit
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