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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Oct. 8, 2015 As Winter Approaches, Klobuchar and Franken Urge Administration to Release Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families as Quickly As Possible
July 23, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 1, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Mental Health Services
June 5, 2015 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee
June 4, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken Finds Sandwich Shop's Noncompete Rule Ridiculous
June 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Compete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers
March 26, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education - Pell Grant Funding
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
Jan. 22, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Additional $9 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Oct. 15, 2014 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
July 24, 2014 Harkin, Miller, Franken: Five Years Since Last Minimum Wage Increase Has Meant $6 Billion Pay Cut for Low-Wage Workers
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 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Fight to Lower Minnesotans' Energy Costs
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 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
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Economy and Jobs
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 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
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