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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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
April 30, 2014 The Minimum Wage
April 7, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Unemployment Insurance Extension
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - The Emergency Food Assistance Program
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Fight to Lower Minnesotans' Energy Costs
April 2, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - WIC Benefits
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 6, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Jan. 30, 2014 After Push from Klobuchar, Franken, and Baldwin, Administration Will Release Emergency LIHEAP Funds to Help Families During Ongoing Propane Shortage
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - Release Additional Emergency LIHEAP Funds to Help Families During Ongoing Propane Shortage
Jan. 25, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Address Propane Shortage
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - Protect Coverage for More Than 140,000 MinnesotaCare Recipients
Jan. 13, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Jan. 13, 2014 In the Wake of Recent Cold Weather, Sen. Franken Releases County-by-County Report on Heating Assistance
Jan. 8, 2014 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Opportunities for Women, Minorities in High-Demand STEM Jobs
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Vows to Keep Fighting for Struggling Families as Efforts to Extend Unemployment Insurance Clear Key Hurdle
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Vows to Keep Fighting for Struggling Families as Efforts to Extend Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 21, 2013 KARE 11 - Future Cuts, Tougher Restrictions on Food Stamps Spark Debate
March 28, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu - Save Weatherization Assistance Program
Dec. 13, 2012 Medicare
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Restore Funding for LIHEAP
Dec. 3, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Unemployment Insurance Programs
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Restore Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
Sept. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Aug. 1, 2012 Homelessness: Murray, Franken, Kerry Introduce New Legislation to Help Homeless Families Access Child Care
June 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Help Homebound Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities Get Meals in Their Homes
May 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses Federal Agency to Adopt Method Developed in Minnesota That Reduces Dangerous Medication Errors
March 22, 2012 The INVEST Act
Feb. 22, 2012 Franken's Statement on Meetings with Prime Ministers of Israel, Palestinian National Authority
Nov. 17, 2011 Klobuchar, Franken Urge Senate Leadership to Provide Full Funding for Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
July 11, 2011 Sen. Franken Brings Minnesota Art Exhibit to Nation's Capitol
March 10, 2011 Fox 21 News - Franken Disagrees with Obama's Heat Assistance Cuts
March 7, 2011 Star Tribune - Taking on Medicare
Feb. 14, 2011 Sen. Franken: President's Budget Makes Smart Investments but Cuts to LIHEAP a Mistake
Dec. 17, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States Senate & The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate
Nov. 30, 2010 Sen. Franken Cosponsors Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits Program for One Year
Nov. 23, 2010 Sen. Franken, 41 Colleagues Urge Continued Funding for Heating Assistance in FY2011
Nov. 23, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Oct. 28, 2010 Klobuchar, Franken, Oberstar Announce Over $64 Million for LIHEAP Funding in Minnesota
Sept. 17, 2010 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Chairman Baucus
July 30, 2010 Franken Joins Kerry, Lincoln, Crowley In Introducing Legislation to Expand Access to Affordable Child Care
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