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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Trade

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Canadian Softwood Lumber
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Preisdent Nieto - Colleagues in Congressional Steel Caucus Join with Members of Canadian Parliament to Urge President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and President Nieto to Address Steel Dumping
June 21, 2016 Sens. Franken, Sasse Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Hold China Accountable for Unfair Trade Practices; Restore Congressional Oversight
June 10, 2016 Sen. Franken Says EU Trade Ruling on U.S. Produced Ethanol is Big Victory for Minnesota Farmers, Rural Communities
June 9, 2016 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
June 2, 2016 Letter to Cecilia Malmstrom, Comissioner for Trade, European Commission- EU Against Designating China a Market Economy
May 31, 2016 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel
May 18, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Final Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
May 9, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, and Baldwin Introduce New Bill to Keep Unfair Chinese Trade Practices in Check, Protect American Workers
April 12, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Key U.S. Officials to Help Protect Minnesota's Iron Range from Illegal Foreign Trade Practices
March 28, 2016 Letter to Secretary Pritzker - Urging Department of Commerce to Fully Enforce Legislation to Crack Down on Trade Violations
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative- Malaysian Labor Standards
March 21, 2016 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary, US Department of Commerce- Leveling The Playing Field Act
March 2, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce New Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
Feb. 25, 2016 After Efforts from Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, White House Announces New Actions To Crack Down On Illegal Steel Dumping
Feb. 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Introduce Legislation to Ensure Laid-Off Workers Affected by Steel Dumping Receive Support They Deserve
Feb. 4, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Action Against Surge in Cheap Steel Imports from Turkey
Nov. 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Steel Dumping, Protect U.S. Steelworkers
Sept. 22, 2015 After Call from Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, Department of Labor Approves Trade Adjustment Assistance for Steel Workers and Miners Impacted by Layoffs
Aug. 20, 2015 Sen. Franken to Travel to Africa to Explore Bipartisan Economic Development Opportunities
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Cliffs Plan To Idle United Taconite in August, Affecting More Than 400 Workers
June 24, 2015 Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act
June 1, 2015 SC Times - Franken Struck by Paradoxes in Cuba
May 21, 2015 Sen. Franken to Travel to Cuba to Explore Expanding Opportunities for Trade & Tourism
May 21, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Environmental Concerns with Trans Pacific Partnership
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
May 11, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Strong Labor Protections for the 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
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