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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
July 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Oppression and AGOA
July 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Commerce Department Decision on Steel Dumping
July 11, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures
July 10, 2014 The Star Tribune - Minnesota Inspires U.S. Revamp of Job Training
July 10, 2014 Senators: Corporations Must Give Workers and Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy
July 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Move Forward Bill to Restore Consumers' Right to Transfer Cell Phones to Other Carriers
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Major Disaster Declaration
July 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
July 9, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General - AT&T and DirecTV Merger
July 3, 2014 Letter to Debra Crusoe, Minnesota State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency - Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding
July 2, 2014 Letter to Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General - Processing Centers Closures
July 1, 2014 After Major Push from Klobuchar, Franken, and Ellison, General Services Administration Announces It Will Abandon Plan to Relocate Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office to Building that was Inaccessible by Public Transportation
July 1, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2014
June 30, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call New Obama Administration Report on Surveillance Programs Insufficient
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision Will Deny Women Preventive Health Care Services
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Boost Transparency over Government Surveillance Programs
June 27, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Community Broadband Progress
June 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Accompanies President Obama to Minneapolis Workforce Center Friday Morning
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Send a Clear Message to Those Crossing the Border
June 25, 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
June 25, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Workforce Development Bill Will Help Get Minnesotans Back to Work
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Make College More Affordable with New Bill to Improve Higher Ed System
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Renews Push to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken in Hearing: We Must Examine if AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest
June 24, 2014 Leahy, Other Senate Democrats Introduce Bill To Crack Down On Secret Spending In Elections
June 24, 2014 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections
June 23, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key Oversight Board Takes Further Action to Help MN Shippers Affected by Poor Rail Service
June 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone Pipeline Vote in Senate Energy Committee
June 18, 2014 In Key Senate Meeting, Sen. Franken Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
June 17, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Landmark Net Neutrality Legislation
June 12, 2014 Letter to Dan Tangherlini, Administrator of the United States General Services Administration, and Lori Scialabba, Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - USCIS Field Office Location
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
June 12, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison Introduce Bill to Ensure Government Buildings Can Be Accessed by Public Transportation and Prevent Future Errors
June 11, 2014 Governor Dayton, Minnesota Congressional Delegation Meet with Secretary of the Interior to Push for Federal Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
June 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Palestinian Unity Government
June 11, 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act-Motion to Proceed
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Dramatic 40.6 Percent Drop in Number of Uninsured Minnesotans since September Great News for State
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Bill Will Expand Accountability for VA Officials, Bolster Health Care Options for Veterans
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate
June 10, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Minnesota National Guard's Ability to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
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 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says VA Audit Results Raise Serious Issues; Presses to Find out More
June 9, 2014 Top Tech Group to Sen. Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Should be Blocked
June 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs New $26.2 Million Investment By USDA to Combat PED Virus Affecting Swine Herds in Minnesota, Across the Country
June 5, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Measure Would Help Families in Minnesota and Across the Country Access Affordable Health Coverage
June 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System
June 5, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture- Support Farmers with Losses Due to Unplanted Crops
June 4, 2014 Hearing of the Privacy, Technology, and the Law Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Location Privacy Protection Act
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