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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Higher Education

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers
June 16, 2016 New Proposal from Education Department Would Help Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers, Ban Forced Arbitration in College Enrollment Contracts
June 4, 2016 Rochester Post-Bulletin - Sen. Franken Praises Kingsland for College in the Schools
May 19, 2016 Kaine Introduces Legislation To Promote Apprenticeships, Help More Students, Workers And Employers Compete In The Global Economy
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Bipartisan Bill Will Make Minnesota Workers and Employers More Competitive in Global Economy
April 27, 2016 Sen. Franken Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Help Make College More Affordable
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
March 15, 2016 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Help Introduce Major Legislative Package to Cut Student Debt & Address College Affordability
March 10, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Students Debt Relief from Schools Engaged in Deceptive and Predatory Practices
March 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Protect Students From Deceptive Loans
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Deny Federal Funding to Colleges That Use Forced Arbitration Clauses
Feb. 9, 2016 Udall, Heinrich Dedicate the Week of Feb. 7 as National Tribal Colleges & Universities Week
Jan. 21, 2016 Sen. Franken Helps Announce New Legislative Package to Reduce Student Debt and Address College Affordability
Jan. 21, 2016 After Efforts from Sen. Franken, Dept. of Education Will Help Students and Parents Find Out if Colleges Support LGBT Rights
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Joseph A. Smith, Special Master, U.S. Department of Education - Grant Students Immediate Relief Following Federal Judge's Ruling that Corinthian Colleges Broke the Law
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Enforcement Actions Against University of Phoenix
Oct. 27, 2015 After Sen. Franken's Urging, Dept. of Education Expands Student Loan Repayment Program to Help Five Million Additional Borrowers
Oct. 21, 2015 Sen. Franken Disappointed by Senate's Failure to Extend Critical Loan Program That Helps 10,000 Minnesota Students Afford College
Oct. 7, 2015 Sens. Franken, Grassley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bills to Help Students Understand Cost of College, Make Cost Comparisons Easier
Oct. 1, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Sept. 9, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5 Million to Support New Apprenticeship Partnerships Between Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and More Than 100 Local Businesses
Sept. 1, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Support for Grant Proposal for Next Generation Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program
June 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Legislation to Ensure Veterans Are Well-Served by Colleges
June 4, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Simplify Financial Aid Process
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 James Preston, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency - 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 John Remondi, President and CEO Navient - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
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 26, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016
March 25, 2015 Senators Introduce Budget Amendment to Let Students Refinance Crushing Student Loan Debt
March 25, 2015 Senators Introduce Budget Amendment to Let Students Refinance Crushing Student Loan Debt
March 25, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued
March 22, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken's Pell Grant Amendment Fails in Marathon Budget Voting Session
March 21, 2015 CBS Minnesota - Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Aiming To Ease Student Loan Debt
March 18, 2015 Boxer Joins Warren, Colleagues to Introduce 'Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act' to Tackle Student Debt
March 18, 2015 Sen. Franken Revives Push to Let Minnesotans Refinance Burdensome Student Loan Debt
March 18, 2015 Warren, Reed, Courtney Introduce Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to Tackle Student Debt
March 12, 2015 Sen. Franken Presses to Let Private Student Loans Be Discharged in Bankruptcy
Feb. 25, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Key Measure to Cut College Costs, Improve Opportunities for Students
Jan. 20, 2015 Sen. Franken's Response to 2015 State of the Union Address
Jan. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Announces Minnesota Student Leader as State of the Union Guest
Dec. 12, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Provide Information on Sexual Assault Investigations
Oct. 11, 2014 New Ad Highlights Franken's Work to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loans
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