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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

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
Issue Position: Veterans
July 31, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Bill Will Expand Accountability for VA Officials, Bolster Health Care Options for Veterans
June 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says VA Audit Results Raise Serious Issues; Presses to Find out More
June 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System
May 30, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki
May 29, 2014 Sen. Franken: VA Needs New Leadership
May 23, 2014 Letter to Janet Murphy, Network Director of the VA Midwest Health Care Network - Regarding Wait Times for Medical Appointments
May 14, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed that Bill to Improve Veterans Benefits Fails Key Procedural Vote
Feb. 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Budget Compromise
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Nov. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken: I Hope Every Minnesotan Joins Me Today in Honoring Our Veterans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Increase Access to Health Care Services for Rural Veterans
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Aug. 1, 2013 Sens. Franken, Boozman Renew Effort to Strengthen Health Care Access for Rural Vets
May 27, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Memorial Day
May 16, 2013 Franken, Walz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle VA Backlog
April 24, 2013 Sen. Franken's Senate Resolution Urges No Social Security, Veterans Benefits Cuts
April 17, 2013 Sen. Franken Lauds Pentagon's Decision to Protect Integrity of Military Medals
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
Sept. 28, 2012 Letter to Jessica Wright, Assistant Secretary of Defense - Support for the National Guard and Reserve Outreach and Reintegration Programs
Sept. 12, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 24, 2012 Sen. Franken's Speech to the Rochester Chamber of Commerce
July 13, 2012 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill
June 27, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Rural Veterans Need Better Access to Health Care Services
June 18, 2012 Letter to Cassandra Mitchell, Grant Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Service
May 9, 2012 Senator Franken Works with Veterans Service Organizations, Businesses, to Help Veterans Get Back to Work
March 2, 2012 Letter to Eric Shinsek, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Feb. 28, 2012 Minnesota Public Radio - Tax Credit for Minnesota Businesses that Hire Veterans
Feb. 16, 2012 Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans, Service Members from Unscrupulous For-Profit Colleges
Feb. 16, 2012 Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Military and Veterans Education Benefits
Nov. 14, 2011 Boozman, Franken Introduce Bill to Improve Health Care Access For Rural Veterans
Sept. 28, 2011 Sen. Franken Urges Service Members to Claim Their Retroactive Stop Loss Pay
May 20, 2011 VA Improves Delivery of Benefits to Vietnam Vets At Sen. Franken's Urging
March 22, 2011 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and General Craig McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau
July 27, 2010 Franken, Murray Introduce Resolution Recognizing Veterans' Service Animals
June 15, 2010 Brown Introduces Bill to Ensure that VA Workers are Fairly Compensated
Dec. 14, 2009 Senate Approves Funding for Service Dogs for Veterans
Nov. 16, 2009 Op-Ed: A Small Way To Give Back To Veterans Who Gave So Much
Nov. 9, 2009 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct. 22, 2009 Pioneer Press - "Franken's Service Dogs Bill Approved By Congress"
Aug. 19, 2008 Franken, Joined by Klobuchar, Offers Common-Sense Solutions to Improve Veterans' Benefits
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Veterans, Defense and Foreign Affairs - Defense - Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Veterans, Defense and Foreign Affairs - Defense - Iraq
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Veterans, Defense and Foreign Affairs - Defense - Afghanistan
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Veterans, Defense and Foreign Affairs - Defense
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