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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC Action on Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Guidance on Innovations to Help Workers Retain Retirement Savings Between Jobs
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Servicemembers Deserve Protection from Financial Ruin During Deployment
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program
Oct. 7, 2015 Sens. Franken, Grassley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bills to Help Students Understand Cost of College, Make Cost Comparisons Easier
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Close Loophole Private Equity Fund Managers Use to Avoid Taxes
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Says New Credit Protections Will Help Stop Servicemembers, Military Families From Being Exploited
July 15, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Consumer Agency Taking Steps on Forced Arbitration Clauses
July 10, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Expediting Rulemaking for Loan Data
June 5, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Lending
May 21, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Study on Forced Arbitration
April 29, 2015 Rep. Johnson, Sen. Franken Re-Introduce Legislation to Keep the Courthouse Doors Open to Consumers, Workers
April 27, 2015 Letter to Richard George, President and CEO of the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to Michael Dunlap, Executive Chairman of the Nelnet Education Planning and Financing Board - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to James Preston, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to John Remondi, President and CEO Navient - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
March 26, 2015 After Press from Sen. Franken, Top Consumer Agency Takes Step Toward Ending Abuse in Payday Loan Industry
March 25, 2015 Senators Introduce Budget Amendment to Let Students Refinance Crushing Student Loan Debt
March 18, 2015 Boxer Joins Warren, Colleagues to Introduce 'Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act' to Tackle Student Debt
Feb. 6, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - U.S. Remittances to Somalia
Jan. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Unprecedented Action by SEC against Credit Rating Agency S&P
Jan. 12, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Antonio Weiss Withdrawing Name for Treasury Department Position
Jan. 6, 2015 Sen. Franken Pleased by President's Nomination of Community Banker to Serve on Federal Reserve Board
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Move Forward on Rule Disclosing CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Dec. 13, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote Against Spending Bill
Nov. 25, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Protect Military Families from Abusive Financial Practices
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
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Jobs & the Economy
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 Director Cordray and Acting Secretary Harris - Fees Associated with Prepaid "Payroll Cards"
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