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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Higher Education

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
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Make College More Affordable with New Bill to Improve Higher Ed System
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate
June 11, 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act-Motion to Proceed
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
May 6, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 6, 2014 "Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act" Would Allow Borrowers to Refinance Existing Student Loans at Today's Rates
Jan. 8, 2014 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Opportunities for Women, Minorities in High-Demand STEM Jobs
Dec. 9, 2013 Sen. Franken Working to Save Minnesota Students Money on College Textbooks
Nov. 19, 2013 Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Introduces Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable
Nov. 14, 2013 Durbin, Franken Introduce Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable
Nov. 14, 2013 Sen. Franken Tackles College Affordability with New Bill to Rein in Rising Textbook Costs
Sept. 27, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Financial Literacy Educational Opportunities for Minnesotans
Sept. 19, 2013 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken and Reps. Peterson, McCollum, Walz, Nolan Announce $20 Million to Help Minnesota Community & Technical Colleges
July 31, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Community College & Business Partnerships in Workforce Bill Passed by Committee
July 24, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on His Vote for the Student Loan Deal
July 23, 2013 Sens. Franken and Murray Introduce Amendment to Use Profits from Student Loan Deal for Pell Grant Program
July 11, 2013 Sen. Franken, MN Business Owner Discuss Workforce Training to Fill Open, High-Skills Jobs
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 Secretary Duncan, Chairwoman Ramirez, and Director Cordray - Federal Student Loan Repayments
July 10, 2013 Sen. Franken "Deeply Disappointed" by the Senate's Failure to Fix Hike on Student Loan Interest Rates
June 27, 2013 Harkin, Senate Democrats Seek to Keep Student Loans Affordable
June 27, 2013 Sen. Franken, Rep. George Miller Announce Introduction of Bill to Train Workers for Open, High-Skills Jobs
June 26, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
June 13, 2013 Sens. Franken, Harkin, Grassley, Rubio Push Bipartisan Bill to Help Families and Students Understand True Cost of College
June 6, 2013 Sen. Franken Vows to Continue Fight to Prevent Student Loan Interest Rate Hike
May 23, 2013 Senator Seeks to Help Families in Minnesota Afford Tuition by Expanding Access to Accelerated Learning Programs
April 8, 2013 The Star Tribune - Minnesota Should Boost State Aid to Needy Students
March 23, 2013 Sen. Franken: Senate-Passed Budget Plan Reins in Spending, Grows Minnesota's Economy
March 22, 2013 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014
March 21, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes for Minnesota Priorities in Senate Budget
Jan. 23, 2013 As Student Loan Debt Surpasses $1 Trillion, Senators Introduce Legislation to Address Crisis
Sept. 20, 2012 Sen. Franken Continues Fight for Consumer Fairness, Introduces Legislation to Help Students Hold Colleges, Universities Accountable
Sept. 19, 2012 Telemarketing Fraud Modernization Act
July 24, 2012 Sens. Franken, Harkin, Grassley: Universal Financial Aid Form Needs to be Mandatory to Help Families Understand True Cost of College
July 13, 2012 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill
May 24, 2012 Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Help Families and Students Understand the True Cost of College
May 17, 2012 The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act--Motion to Proceed--Continued
May 9, 2012 Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
May 8, 2012 Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
April 23, 2012 Care2.com - White House Endorses Student Non Discrimination Act
April 18, 2012 Senator Franken Commits to Get More College Credit Courses in High Schools to Help Reduce College Costs
April 18, 2012 MinnPost - College Students Tell Franken, Dayton About Impact of Student Debt
March 21, 2012 Senator Franken Fights to Ensure Minnesotans Know Exact Cost of College
Feb. 16, 2012 Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans, Service Members from Unscrupulous For-Profit Colleges
Feb. 2, 2012 Franken: Minnesotans Need to Know the True Costs of College
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