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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Trade

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, 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
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 Department 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Jan. 15, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid - Stand up for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Workers, Oppose Outdated "Fast Track"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 S. 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 Chairman Irving Williamson, 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 Acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Demetrios Marantis and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Rebecca Blank - 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
Dec. 7, 2011 Letter to Gary Gensler, Mary Schapiro, Orlan Johnson, and James Giddens - Chairmen of Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and Trustee of MF Global Inc.
Aug. 4, 2011 Letter to Secretary Vilsack and Ambassador Kirk
June 23, 2011 Sen. Franken Tells Key Railroad Oversight Board that Lack of Competition is Forcing Minnesota Industries to Pay Unreasonable Shipping Costs
May 23, 2011 Letter to Barack H. Obama, President of the United States - Trade Adjustment Assistance
May 23, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - National Export Initiative
April 15, 2011 Letter to Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative Ambassador
April 5, 2011 Letter to Deanna Tanner Okun, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission
March 18, 2011 Letter To The Honorable Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Feb. 18, 2011 Sen. Franken Praises Passage of FAA Reauthorization, Touts Provision Protecting Flyers from Distracted Pilots
Nov. 30, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, and the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader
Oct. 22, 2010 Franken Lauds USITC Vote Recognizing Unfair Trade Practices by China, Indonesia that Threaten MN Coated Paper Industry
Sept. 20, 2010 Franken Testifies Before U.S. International Trade Commission on Coated Paper Imports
Aug. 30, 2010 Letter to His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak , Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S. - Russian Restrictions of US Poultry
June 21, 2010 Letter to President Obama - Russian Trade Barriers of US Poultry
April 15, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
March 12, 2010 Franken Concerned Over Expansion Of U.S.-New Zealand Dairy Trade
March 11, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative
Feb. 26, 2010 Franken Urges China to Reopen Pork Trade
Feb. 26, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack and The Honorable Ron Kirk
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Agriculture and Rural Issues - Trade and Country of Origin Labeling - Agricultural Trade
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Agriculture and Rural Issues - Trade and Country of Origin Labeling - Dairy COOL
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Economy and Jobs - Trade
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Veterans, Defense and Foreign Affairs - Trade
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