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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Trade

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
June 24, 2015 Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act
June 1, 2015 SC Times - Franken Struck by Paradoxes in Cuba
May 21, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Environmental Concerns with Trans Pacific Partnership
May 21, 2015 Sen. Franken to Travel to Cuba to Explore Expanding Opportunities for Trade & Tourism
May 19, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
May 19, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes for Measures to Raise Bar on Trade Standards, Help Workers Get Training for Open Jobs
May 19, 2015 U.S. Senators Baldwin and Franken Introduce Amendment for Trade Bill to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturers
May 12, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Voting against Advancing Trade Promotion Authority on Trade Agreements
May 11, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, US Ambassador, Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Concerns on the Strength of Labor Standards in Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 11, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - National View: Level Playing Field for Minnesota Steelworkers
April 1, 2015 Letter to President Barack Obama - Steel and Mining Industry Jobs
March 27, 2015 Lt. Governor Smith, Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Nolan Met with Top Administration Officials Today to Discuss Steel Industry Jobs
March 5, 2015 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission - Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal
Feb. 28, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - End Trade Deal Secrecy
Dec. 17, 2014 Letter to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance - Unfair Chinese Trade Practices
Oct. 14, 2014 After Major Push From Klobuchar and Franken, International Trade Commission Votes to Impose Penalties on Mexican and Turkish Companies Dumping Steel in U.S.
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
Sept. 18, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protecting Steel Manufacturers Against Dumping of Cheap Foreign Steel
Sept. 16, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Supporting Investigations Into Chinese Imports
Sept. 15, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protect Steel Producers from Unfair Foreign Trade Practices
Sept. 8, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Restore the Flow of U.S. Agriculture Exports to China
Aug. 26, 2014 Sen. Franken Visits Minntac Mine, Presses for More Jobs on Iron Range
Aug. 22, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key U.S. Trade Agency Decides Action Needed on Illegally Dumped Korean Steel
July 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Pressures Key Agency to Act on Illegally Dumped Korean Steel
July 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Oppression and AGOA
July 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Commerce Department Decision on Steel Dumping
May 15, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Protect American Jobs from Unfair Foreign Competition
May 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding Natural Gas Exports
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Jan. 15, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid - Stand up for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Workers, Oppose Outdated "Fast Track"
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, Trade Representative - Open New Markets for Minnesota Pork Producers
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Continued Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty on Tubular Goods from China
Nov. 12, 2013 Letter to Ambassador Michael Froman, Office of the United States Trade Representative - Safeguard Tobacco Control Measures and Protect Public Health in Trade Agreement
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Irving Williamson, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Maintain Level Playing Field for American Steel Industry
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, and Michael Froman, Ambassador of the US Trade Representative - Sixty Senators Urge Administration to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks
July 12, 2013 Letter to Chairman Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank - Australian Mine Deal's Affect on U.S. Iron Ore Production
April 30, 2013 Letter to Demetrios Marantis, Acting U.S. Trade Representative, and Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce - Requesting Scrutiny of European Commission Ethanol Imports Decision
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to US Trade Representative Ron Kirk - International Trade
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy - Great Lakes Recovery Post Hurricane Sandy
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Klobuchar, Collins Urge Administration to Crack Down on Unfair Canadian Trade Practices in the Paper Market
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Dec. 6, 2012 Sen. Franken: Russian Trade Bill Will Mean Wider Market for Minnesota Farmers, Livestock Producers
Nov. 30, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 19, 2012 Letter to Speaker Boehner
May 22, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Critical Trade Office Will Stay Open to Assist Local Minnesota Exporters
May 8, 2012 Letter to Chairmen Boxer and Baucus and Ranking Members Inhofe and Hatch of the House-Senate Conference Committee to Strengthen Harbor Maintenance Language
Feb. 10, 2012 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Department of Agriculture and Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador
Dec. 8, 2011 Letter to Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative and Hilda Solis, Labor Secretary
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