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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Reauthorize and Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Workers
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the Energy and Water Subcommitees - Call for Strongest Level of Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
Sept. 14, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Proposal to Let Workers Earn Paid Leave to Care for Newborns, Sick Family Members
Sept. 10, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
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. 8, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on U.S. State Department Reopening Diplomatic Mission with Somalia
Sept. 3, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - Broadband 'As Important as Textbooks'
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
Sept. 1, 2015 Sen. Franken Announces New "Veterans History Project" Initiative to Capture War Accounts from Minnesota Veterans
Sept. 1, 2015 Minneapolis Star Tribune - Al Franken, Tammy Baldwin: Avoiding an Oil Train Explosion Shouldn't be a Matter of Luck
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - Transparency in Political Spending by Public Companies
Aug. 24, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law
Aug. 20, 2015 Sen. Franken to Travel to Africa to Explore Bipartisan Economic Development Opportunities
Aug. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate - Schedule Bipartisan Budget Negotiations Immediately
Aug. 13, 2015 CNN - Why I Support Iran Deal
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Call For "Do Not Disturb" Technology to Block Telemarketing and Unwanted Robocalls
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
Aug. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken Leads Resolution Backing Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Aug. 5, 2015 Bennet, Franken Introduce Bill to Ban Members of Congress from Becoming Lobbyists, Close Revolving Door
Aug. 3, 2015 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Newly Announced Clean Power Plan Will Help Address Growing Threat of Climate Change
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Dept. of Homeland Security Says Senate Cybersecurity Bill Would Sweep Away Privacy Rights, Make Information Sharing More Difficult
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken: New Report on Facial Recognition Technology Highlights Lack of Privacy Standards
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Job-Creating Energy Measures Pass as Part of Comprehensive Energy Committee Bill
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Cliffs Plan To Idle United Taconite in August, Affecting More Than 400 Workers
July 29, 2015 Casey, Franken Introduce Bill to Address Payroll Fraud
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Address Growing Problem of Payroll Fraud, Worker Misclassification
July 27, 2015 Key Federal Agencies Underscore Need for Sen. Franken's Bill to Ban "Stalking Apps"
July 23, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes New Bill to Prohibit All LGBT Discrimination
July 23, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President, United States - Prioritize Human Rights on Trip to Kenya and Ethiopia
July 22, 2015 Wyden, Senators Call on FCC to Apply Privacy Protections to Broadband
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General and The Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - Look into Potential Anticompetitive Practices by Apple in Music Streaming Market
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Says New Credit Protections Will Help Stop Servicemembers, Military Families From Being Exploited
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Agriculture Secretary Calling for Poultry Insurance Program
July 20, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Renewable Fuel Standard
July 20, 2015 CBS Minnesota - Sen. Franken Trying to Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'
July 20, 2015 MPR News - Franken: Schools Need More Mental Health Counselors
July 20, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the EPA - Boost Biodiesel Volumes
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
July 17, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S. Ambassador to Somalia
July 16, 2015 Sen. Franken's Provisions Included in Senate-Passed Bill to Reform "No Child Left Behind"
July 15, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Consumer Agency Taking Steps on Forced Arbitration Clauses
July 14, 2015 FOX 21 - Chisholm Post Office to be Renamed After Late Congressman
July 14, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Bill to Rename Chisholm Post Office in Memory of Congressman Jim Oberstar Passes House, Heads to Presidents Desk to be Signed into Law
July 14, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Newly Announced Iran Nuclear Deal
July 14, 2015 Letter to The Food and Drug Administration - Science-Based Blood Donation Policy
July 14, 2015 Sen. Franken: Senate Failure to Advance LGBT Anti-Bullying Measure a "Tremendous Disappointment"
July 14, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
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