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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: National Security

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets
May 18, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States-Syrian Refuge Resettlement
May 18, 2016 Letter to the honorable John Hoeven, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and the Honorable Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Call for Increased TSA Funding to Help Address Long Wait Times, Ensure Security
May 18, 2016 Letter to John Hoeven and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security- TSA Funding for Long Wait Times
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Condemning Reported Racial Profiling of Somali-Americans By Federal Transportation Security Administration Officers
March 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Letter to Barrack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Nuclear Materials Out of the Hands of Terrorists
March 4, 2016 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Establish National Plan for Fighting Diseases Like Zika & Ebola
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Visa Waiver Program for Dual Nationals
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Cut Spending on Nuclear Weapons
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader - Scheduling Votes on the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan - Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists
Nov. 18, 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Continued
Oct. 27, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct. 26, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill
Oct. 22, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
June 3, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, and James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Surveillance Planes Flying Over Minneapolis
June 2, 2015 USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
June 2, 2015 Sen. Franken: Reform of Gov't Surveillance Programs Critical to Safeguarding Privacy of People in Minnesota, Across the Country
May 21, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
May 19, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Cracking Down on Stalking Apps
April 28, 2015 Sen. Franken: Bipartisan Senate Bill will Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance Programs
April 24, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Fight to Prevent Breckenridge Residents from Having to Purchase Unnecessary Flood Insurance
Feb. 24, 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States Senate - Homeland Security Funding Bill
Dec. 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Report "Sobering Reminder that Torture is Immoral"
Oct. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken's Praises New Minnesota Ebola Restrictions
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Including MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings
Aug. 22, 2014 After Push From Klobuchar, Franken, McCollum, Ellison and Paulsen, Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Hennepin and Ramsey Counties
Aug. 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Greater Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Efforts
July 16, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance
July 11, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Major Disaster Declaration
July 3, 2014 Letter to Debra Crusoe, Minnesota State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency - Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding
May 15, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
April 2, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, and Daniel Coats - Strong Support for Firefighters
March 27, 2014 Senator Franken Reignites Efforts to End Stalking Apps Once and for All
March 27, 2014 Minnesota Public Radio - Franken Pushes Bill Aimed at "Stalking' Apps
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Gerry Cauley, President & CEO North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Increased Security for National Power Grid
Jan. 27, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call Surveillance Disclosure Announcement a Step Forward, Say Legislative Action Still Needed
Jan. 17, 2014 Sen. Franken Says President's NSA Proposals Make Some Significant Reforms, But More Transparency Needed
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans, Defense and Foreign Affairs
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Senators Barbara Boxer and David Vitter and Representatives Bill Shuster and Nick Rahall - Roseau Flood Control Project
Nov. 13, 2013 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Transparency Surveillance Bill
Nov. 6, 2013 Chairman Franken Announces Witnesses for Hearing on Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Sept. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Shooting in Navy Yard in Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Honors the 12th Anniversary of 9/11
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