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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 23, 2016 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Deadlock in Important Immigration Case Underscores Need for Fully Functioning Court
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 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice- Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 21, 2016 KSTP - Senators Urge FDA to End 'Discriminatory' Blood Donation Policy
June 21, 2016 Sens. Franken, Sasse Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Hold China Accountable for Unfair Trade Practices; Restore Congressional Oversight
June 20, 2016 Sen. Franken: Senate's Failure to Pass Commonsense Gun Violence Reforms is "Deep Disservice" to Families of Shooting Victims around Country
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 Sens. Franken, Casey Introduce Legislation to Help Families Afford High Cost of Diapers, Keep Children Healthy
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
June 16, 2016 After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights from Minnesota to Cuba
June 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $700,000 for Safety Improvements at Warroad International Memorial Airport
June 16, 2016 New Proposal from Education Department Would Help Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers, Ban Forced Arbitration in College Enrollment Contracts
June 15, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Extensive Report Detailing Concerns with FBI Facial Recognition Program
June 15, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 14, 2016 Sen. Franken: Court Decision Upholding Net Neutrality a Victory for Consumers, Innovators, Business
June 14, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed
June 13, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Shooting in Orlando
June 10, 2016 Sen. Franken Says EU Trade Ruling on U.S. Produced Ethanol is Big Victory for Minnesota Farmers, Rural Communities
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
June 9, 2016 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
June 9, 2016 KEYC Mankato: Senator Franken Looks to Help Guard And Reservists Receive Benefits
June 9, 2016 Letter to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt- Preservation of Jewish Egyptian Heritage
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama- Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
June 8, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Pressing to Bring Healthcare, Education Support to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty
June 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 8, 2016 Letter to Secretary James - Urging for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Mission to 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Fight to Put Spotlight on Giant Multi-National Corporations That Dodge Taxes, Hide Profits Overseas
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense- Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas
June 6, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Announce New Funding to Help End Veteran Homelessness in Duluth
June 4, 2016 Rochester Post-Bulletin - Sen. Franken Praises Kingsland for College in the Schools
June 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Senators Urge Administration to Take New Fossil Fuel Leases Off the Table in Offshore Drilling Plan
June 2, 2016 Letter to Cecilia Malmstrom, Comissioner for Trade, European Commission- EU Against Designating China a Market Economy
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 31, 2016 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
May 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Priorities for Reforming Federal Coal Leasing Program
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers
May 26, 2016 After Efforts From Klobuchar, Franken, and Walz, $142 Million National Institutes of Health Grant Awarded to the Mayo Clinic's Biobank
May 25, 2016 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Warner & Kaine Join Colleagues In Calling For Action On Miners' Pensions
May 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Concerns Over Lack of Basic Consumer Protection for Low-Income Homebuyers
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 19, 2016 Kaine Introduces Legislation To Promote Apprenticeships, Help More Students, Workers And Employers Compete In The Global Economy
May 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response From Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
May 18, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Final Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard Targets
May 18, 2016 Letter to the honorable John Hoeven, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and the Honorable Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Call for Increased TSA Funding to Help Address Long Wait Times, Ensure Security
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