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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
General Nov. 4, 2014
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
Aug. 14, 2014 Letter to Senator Mikulski, Senator Shelby, Senator Udall, and Senator Johanns - Stop Postal Service Cuts
Aug. 5, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Announce Waiver to Expedite Critical Propane Infrastructure Project
July 30, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $4.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Ely Airport
May 22, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Thomas P. Bostick, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers - Regarding Soo Locks Replacement Project
May 13, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Paulsen, Walz, Nolan Provision to Keep Invasive Carp Out of Minnesota's Waterways Included in Final Water Infrastructure Bill
April 2, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, and Daniel Coats - Strong Support for Firefighters
March 4, 2014 Sen. Franken: Lewis and Clark Water Project to See Additional $5.2 Million in 2014
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers - Great Lakes Senators Call for Funding to End Harbor Maintenance Backlog
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Gerry Cauley, President & CEO North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Increased Security for National Power Grid
Feb. 6, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers Urge Department of Interior to Protect Vermilion Community College's Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program
Jan. 31, 2014 Letter to Michael Connor, Commissioner, US Bureau of Reclamation - Resources for Lewis and Clark
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Budget Bill Will Strengthen Economy, Provide Stability for Businesses
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, David Viter, Bill Shuster, and Nick J. Rahall Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Oct. 10, 2013 Letter to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell - Provide Immediate Flood Insurance Rate Relief for Homeowners
July 25, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Bachmann, Ellison, Walz, Paulsen, Nolan Announce Disaster Declaration for 18 Minnesota Counties to Assist Storm Cleanup Efforts
May 16, 2013 Senate Passes Franken-Cosponsored Amendment to Bolster Iron Range Economy
May 15, 2013 Sen. Franken Lauds Passage of Bipartisan Waterways Development Legislation
May 3, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce White House Disaster Declaration for Southwest Minnesota Communities Impacted by Severe Winter Storm
Feb. 21, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Shelby - Funding and Jobs
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Postmaster General Donahoe - Plan to Cut Saturday Delivery
Nov. 30, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Aug. 24, 2012 Sen. Franken's Speech to the Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Aug. 14, 2012 Letter to Mr. Jeffrey D. Zients, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget
Aug. 1, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed--Continued
July 30, 2012 Sen. Franken Pushes for Legislation to Help Farmers, Ranchers Hit by Drought
July 20, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Flooding in Minnesota
July 6, 2012 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, Reps. Peterson, McCollum, Kline, Cravaack Announce Presidential Disaster Declaration for 13 Minnesota Counties Devastated by Flooding
July 2, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minnesota Flooding
June 29, 2012 Sen. Franken's Statement on Passage of Transportation Bill
June 29, 2012 Sen. Franken to Press Obama Administration to Move Quickly When Dayton Makes Disaster Request
May 18, 2012 Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Mail Center Safe from Cuts for Now
May 9, 2012 Senator Franken Lauds Decision to Keep Open Rural Post Offices in Minnesota
May 2, 2012 Letter to Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General - Post Office Moratorium
April 24, 2012 21st Century Postal Service Act
April 18, 2012 RESTORE Act
April 17, 2012 Senator Franken: I Will Continue to Fight Closure of Local Post Offices, Processing Facilities
April 4, 2012 Star Tribune - Wounded Cook County Prosecutor Discusses Courthouse Security Firsthand
March 28, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
March 14, 2012 Senator Franken Statement on President's Signing of St. Croix Bridge Bill
March 1, 2012 The Free Press - Franken Goes to Bat for Postal Service
Feb. 15, 2012 Franken Pushes for Bullet Proof Vests for Law Enforcement
Feb. 14, 2012 Letter to Chairman Lieberman, Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Collins, and Ranking Member Brown
Feb. 6, 2012 Franken Joins Bipartisan Law Enforcement Caucus
Dec. 13, 2011 Senators Announce U.S. Postal Service Agreement to Delay Postal Facility Closures for Five Months
Dec. 9, 2011 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairman Inouye, and Ranking Member Cochran
Nov. 16, 2011 Letter to Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Shelby, Senate Banking Committee
Nov. 3, 2011 Sen. Franken Holds Meeting with Top Administration Official to Insist on Full Funding of Lewis & Clark Water Project
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Aug. 4, 2011 Sen. Franken Says Stillwater Bridge Legislation Needs to Move Forward
Aug. 3, 2011 Senator Franken Announces That He Will Join Fire Services Caucus
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