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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Finance and Banking

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Date Title
Sept. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Reduce Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate
July 28, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Overdue Reforms
July 21, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Make College More Affordable with New Bill to Improve Higher Ed System
June 11, 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act-Motion to Proceed
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate
June 10, 2014 Ahead of Key Vote, Klobuchar and Franken Announce That More Than 560,000 Minnesotans Would Benefit from New Student Loan Refinancing Bill
June 9, 2014 President Backs Sen. Franken's Call to Make Student Loan Payments More Affordable with Executive Action Today
June 4, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 14, 2014 Senate Democrats, Joined by Americans in Student Loan Debt, Outline New Legislation to Give Everyone a Fair Shot to Afford College ? Proposal Seeks to Give Struggling Borrowers the Opportunity to Refinance and Save Thousands
May 7, 2014 Student Loan Debt
May 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Takes on Rising College Costs by Backing New Bill to Refinance Student Loan Debt
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Community Bank Experience Needed on Federal Reserve Board
March 14, 2014 Letter to Mark Wetjen, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Scott O'Malia, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Bart Chilton, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Oil and Gas Market Speculation
Jan. 8, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Reform Credit Rating Agencies
Sept. 17, 2013 Sen. Franken: 5 Years after Financial Meltdown, Credit Rating Agencies Still Threaten Economy
July 25, 2013 Credit Rating Agencies
July 24, 2013 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Credit Ratings Industry Reform
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, and Director Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Student Loans
July 11, 2013 Letter to Director Cordray and Acting Secretary Harris - Fees Associated with Prepaid "Payroll Cards"
May 14, 2013 Sen. Franken to SEC on Credit Rating Industry: "There Must Be Reform'
April 8, 2013 Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed
Feb. 5, 2013 Focus Now on SEC to Enforce the Franken-Sherman Amendment on Credit Rating Agencies
Dec. 18, 2012 Directed by Sen. Franken's Credit Rating Amendment, SEC Releases Report Confirming that Conflicts of Interest in Rating System Hurt Consumers
May 24, 2012 Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Help Families and Students Understand the True Cost of College
May 8, 2012 Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
April 27, 2012 Letter to Douglas Shulman, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service
April 26, 2012 Letter to Messrs. Bernanke, Curry, Gensler, and Gruenberg, and Ms. Shapiro
March 20, 2012 Senator Franken Presses for Crackdown on Oil Speculators Who Drive up Gas Prices
Feb. 7, 2012 Letter to Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA)
Nov. 9, 2011 Minnesota Public Radio: Grain Elevators Operators Dragged Down by MF Global Woes
Nov. 8, 2011 Senators Introduce Legislation Empowering States to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending
Oct. 26, 2011 Sen. Franken Lauds President's Plan to Decrease Student Loan Debt, Help Families Pay for College
Aug. 19, 2011 CNN - Wall Street Rating Agencies' Corrupt System
Aug. 18, 2011 Sen. Franken Statement on Department of Justice Investigation of S&P
July 20, 2011 Cantwell Calls on Federal Agencies to Release Records on Banks' Foreclosure Practices
July 18, 2011 Sen. Franken Announces Support for Richard Cordray to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
June 14, 2011 Senators Urge OCC to Work with State Attorneys General, DOJ, and HUD to Hold Mortgage Servicers Accountable and Prevent Future Abuse
June 8, 2011 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Announce Over $3 Million for Minnesota Foreclosure Counseling
May 5, 2011 Sens. Franken, Menendez, Reps. Conyers, Gutierrez, Capuano Release GAO Report Investigating Foreclosure "Robo-Signing"
April 6, 2011 Letter to Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman
March 22, 2011 Duluth News Tribune - Our View: Minnesota's Senators Are Battling Rising Gas Prices
March 22, 2011 Duluth News Tribune Editorial - Our View: Minnesota's Senators are Battling Rising Gas Prices
March 18, 2011 Sen. Franken, Senate Colleagues Aim to Lower Gas Prices by Curbing Speculators
March 10, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Mary L. Schapiro, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
March 3, 2011 Letter to Timothy Geithner; Shaun Donovan; Ben Bernanke; Mary Schapiro; John Walsh; Edward DeMarco; Eric Holder; Tom Miller; Sheila Bair
Nov. 17, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Timothy Geithner, Secretary Of The Treasury
Oct. 5, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro Comptroller General of the United States U.S. Government Accountability Office
Sept. 30, 2010 Franken Calls for Federal Investigation of Ally Financial
Sept. 30, 2010 The Washington Post - J.P. Morgan Will Halt Foreclosures
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