or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

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
June 23, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key Oversight Board Takes Further Action to Help MN Shippers Affected by Poor Rail Service
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
May 12, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - Address Poor Rail Service in Midwest
May 2, 2014 After Sen. Franken Presses for Action to Address Poor Rail Service, Key Oversight Board Announces Meeting in MN
April 16, 2014 After Sen. Franken Presses to Fix Poor Rail Service in MN, Key Oversight Board Directs Rail Companies to Take Action
April 14, 2014 Letter to Daniel R. Elliott, III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Poor Rail Service in Minnesota Must Be Addressed
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - New Investments in Crude-by-Rail Safety
April 3, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - Support Safe Transportation of Energy Products Fund to Increase Rail Safety
March 7, 2014 Hoeven, Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Impacted by Propane Shortage
Feb. 12, 2014 After Ford Clarifies Data Collection Practices, Sen. Franken Underscores Need for His Location Privacy Bill
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers - Great Lakes Senators Call for Funding to End Harbor Maintenance Backlog
Feb. 5, 2014 After Push from Minnesota Lawmakers and Governor Dayton, Administration Takes Action to Make It Easier to Transport Additional Propane to Minnesota and Other Areas Affected by Ongoing Propane Shortage
Jan. 19, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Ramp Up Driver Privacy Efforts
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff - Hagan Pushes for Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Dec. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Help Reduce Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Administrator Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration - Allow Rochester International to Make Critical Upgrades
Sept. 3, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce $10 Million to Improve Infrastructure at the Port of Duluth-Superior
Aug. 26, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Commend MnDOT Decision to End Further Study of Westerly Route for Highway 53
May 2, 2013 Letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Preserve Contract Tower Funding
Sept. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Aug. 1, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed--Continued
June 13, 2012 Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act--Motion to Proceed--Resumed
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees
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
March 22, 2012 Hearing of the Surface Transportation Board - Acquisition Premium Berkshire Hathaway Paid to Acquire BNSF Railway in 2010
March 22, 2012 Senator Franken Urges Key Railroad Oversight Board to Protect Farmers and Businesses from Paying for Berkshire Hathaway's Purchase of BNSF
March 22, 2012 MAP 21
March 14, 2012 Senator Franken Says Passage of his Bipartisan Amendment Will Make Bridges in Minnesota and Across the Country Safer
March 12, 2012 Senator Franken Joins Bipartisan General Aviation Caucus
March 1, 2012 Senator Franken Praises Passage of St. Croix Bridge Legislation
March 1, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act --Continued
March 1, 2012 Senator Franken's Bipartisan Amendment to Make America's Bridges Safer, More Reliable Included in Transportation Bill
Feb. 22, 2012 Letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator
Feb. 6, 2012 Franken's Statement on Vote Against FAA Reauthorization
Dec. 20, 2011 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Legislation to Advance Critical Infrastructure Improvements in Cook County
Dec. 1, 2011 Moorhead Gets Federal Approval for Reconstruction of I-94 Interchange
Nov. 30, 2011 Air Service to Thief River Falls Will Continue
Sept. 29, 2011 Sens. Franken, Vitter Applaud Rail Oversight Board's Decision to Examine Rail Company's Acquisition Practices
Sept. 2, 2011 Sen. Franken Hears from Key Minnesota Leaders about State's Infrastructure Needs, Priorities for Federal Transportation Bill
Aug. 4, 2011 Senator Franken Lauds Deal to Keep FAA Open; Says He'll Continue to Fight to Protect Essential Air Service
July 20, 2011 Says Farmers, Manufacturers will See Filing Costs Cut from $20,000 to Just $350 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) applauded the federal Surface Transportation Board's (STB) decision to drastically cut fees charged to farmers and bu
July 20, 2011 Sen. Franken Applauds STB for Cutting Cost of Filing Formal Complaints against Unfair Railroad Shipping Practices That Hurt Minnesota Farmers, Businesses
July 18, 2011 Sen. Franken Presses Senate Negotiators to Fully Fund Community Air Service
March 23, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Daniel R. Elliot, III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board
March 10, 2011 Letter to Daniel R. Elliott III, Chairman, Surface Transporation Board
Feb. 15, 2011 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
Jan. 12, 2011 Sen. Franken: Federal Road Sign Rule Too Costly for Minnesota
Oct. 22, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation
Sept. 23, 2010 Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the National Mediation Board Relating to Representation Election Procedures--Motion to Proceed
Dec. 21, 2009 Franken Statement On New "No More Than 3 Hours On The Tarmac" Rule
Back to top