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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Minors and Children

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
June 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Send a Clear Message to Those Crossing the Border
Feb. 27, 2014 Sun Current - Schools Grapple With Mental Health Issues
Dec. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Recognized as Champion for Children
Nov. 19, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Pryor, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Nov. 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Unveils Legislation to Improve Early Childhood Education
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Sept. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Helps Child Care Bill Clear Key Senate Hurdle
July 25, 2013 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Push Bill to Help Get Background Checks on People Working with Kids
May 31, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Russian Adoptions
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Pleased That FDA is Working to Address Infant Drug Shortage
May 20, 2013 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Measures to Protect Children Added to Senate Immigration Reform Bill
May 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Amendments to Help Small Businesses & Kids in Immigration Reform
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage
Feb. 20, 2013 Letter to Acting Administrator Perciasepe - Environmental Health
Dec. 4, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz, McCollum Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Train Child Protection Professionals to Detect and Prevent Child Abuse
Sept. 13, 2012 Legislation Klobuchar, Franken Cosponsored to Help Groups that Work with Children Gain Access to Federal Background Checks When Hiring Employees or Volunteers Clears Senate Committee
July 26, 2012 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Improve Care for Minnesota's Infants, Toddlers
May 9, 2012 Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
March 29, 2012 Senator Franken Urges Continued Funding for Youth Mentoring
May 23, 2011 Sen. Franken Gets Commitment from Gov't Agency to Investigate Ways to Protect Children from Dangerous Glass-Enclosed Fireplaces
March 17, 2011 Sen. Franken Urges New Standards for Dangerous Glass-Enclosed Fireplaces after Minn. Children Sustain Severe Burns
March 10, 2011 Sen. Franken, Rep. Polis Reintroduce Bill to End Bullying of LGBT Students
Nov. 10, 2010 We Will Make It Better - Ending Bullying
July 30, 2010 Franken Joins Kerry, Lincoln, Crowley In Introducing Legislation to Expand Access to Affordable Child Care
July 24, 2010 The Post-Bullentin - Grant for Bolder Options in Rochester Passes Key Senate vote
June 22, 2010 Franken, Kohl Introduce HELP Separated Children Act
May 27, 2010 Letter to Senators Reid, McConnell, Durbin and Kyl
March 21, 2010 Star Tribune: Red Lake Lockup Sits Locked Up and Empty
Feb. 4, 2010 Senators Introduce Legislation To Ban Toxic Heavy Metal Cadmium Found In Children's Jewelry
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Consumer Protection - Consumer Product Safety - Safe Children's Jewelry
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Economy and Jobs - Safety Net Programs - School Meals
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