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Al Franken's Public Statements

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: Workers
Issue Position: Consumer Credit
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 Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture- Support Farmers with Losses Due to Unplanted Crops
June 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System
May 20, 2014 Sens. Harkin, Franken, Roberts, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Rural Health Care
April 10, 2014 Medicare Physician Payment System
March 6, 2014 Senators Fight to Protect Medicare for Seniors
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
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. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Gov. Dayton's Emergency Action on Propane Shortage
Jan. 13, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Vows to Keep Fighting for Struggling Families as Efforts to Extend Unemployment Insurance
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Vows to Keep Fighting for Struggling Families as Efforts to Extend Unemployment Insurance Clear Key Hurdle
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
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. 21, 2013 KARE 11 - Future Cuts, Tougher Restrictions on Food Stamps Spark Debate
July 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Seeks to Make it Easier for Minnesota Small Businesses & Charities to Provide Pensions
June 18, 2013 Medicare
May 22, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
April 24, 2013 Sen. Franken's Senate Resolution Urges No Social Security, Veterans Benefits Cuts
Dec. 13, 2012 Medicare
Dec. 3, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Unemployment Insurance Programs
Sept. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Sept. 20, 2012 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security
Aug. 1, 2012 Sens. Franken, Lugar, Rockefeller Introduce Legislation to Extend Diabetes Prevention Program to Millions of Seniors on Medicare
July 26, 2012 Sens. Franken and Klobuchar Push Measure to Ensure Disabled Pensioners Can Access Benefits Without Penalty
May 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses Federal Agency to Adopt Method Developed in Minnesota That Reduces Dangerous Medication Errors
Feb. 10, 2012 Letter to Senate Members of the Conference Committee on the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act
Nov. 28, 2011 Kare 11: "Nathan Bauer goes to Washington"
June 18, 2011 Remarks of Senator Al Franken Netroots Nation Conference 2011
May 14, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Privatizing Medicare
May 5, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare
May 4, 2011 Sen. Franken Speaks Out Against Proposals to Gut Medicaid
April 6, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Joshua Gotbaum, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
April 1, 2011 Duluth News Tribune - Investigation Finds Fault with National Steel Pension Calculations
March 31, 2011 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Announce Report Showing Pension Oversight Corporation Seriously Erred with Nat'l Steel Pension Plans
March 28, 2011 Sen. Franken Vows to Prevent Republicans from Dismantling Social Security
March 28, 2011 Reid, Harkin, Sanders, Franken, Blumenthal Highlight Republicans' Dangerous Plan to End Social Security as we Know it
March 10, 2011 Fox 21 News - Franken Disagrees with Obama's Heat Assistance Cuts
March 7, 2011 Minn. Delegation Mirrors Congressional Budget Divide
March 7, 2011 Star Tribune - Taking on Medicare
March 3, 2011 Northland News Center - Senator Al Franken Talks Federal Budget
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