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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
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
Sept. 17, 2010 Franken Hails Appointment of Elizabeth Warren
Sept. 15, 2010 Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010
Sept. 14, 2010 Franken Statement on the Release of Sarah Shourd
Sept. 10, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Arne Duncan Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education
Sept. 10, 2010 Klobuchar, Franken, Oberstar, Walz, Duncan Announce $166.7 Million To Support Education Jobs In Minnesota
Sept. 9, 2010 WDIO - Asian Carp Director Appointed
Sept. 5, 2010 Star Tribune - Franken Ratchets Up Rhetoric in War Against Corporate Power
Aug. 31, 2010 Our Best Days Are Ahead: Why I'm Optimistic Even Though Times Are Tough
Aug. 30, 2010 Letter to His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak , Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S. - Russian Restrictions of US Poultry
Aug. 27, 2010 Sen. Franken's Speech to Free Press Group in Minneapolis
Aug. 20, 2010 The Hill - FCC Member Blasts Google-Verizon Plan, Says it Favors the Rich
Aug. 20, 2010 Franken Will Bring Concerns Of Minnesota Medical Device Makers Directly To FDA Commissioner
Aug. 20, 2010 Minnesota Post - As Combat Mission in Iraq Ends, Lawmakers Reflect on the Costs of War
Aug. 20, 2010 Daily Kos - Telecoms Still Meeting to Carve Up Internet, Franken, FCC Members Agitate for Action
Aug. 19, 2010 The Huffington Post - Sen. Al Franken: We Have a Free Speech Problem
Aug. 12, 2010 Franken's Investigation Request Leads To Enbridge's Pipeline Restart Denial
Aug. 9, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Christine A. Varney, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Aug. 9, 2010 Franken, Murray Urge OSHA To Hold BP Accountable For Workplace Safety
Aug. 9, 2010 Franken Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Minnesota Student Achievement
Aug. 6, 2010 Minnesota Post - Short Term, Congress' 'edujobs' Funding Package Could 'Save' or Hire 2,800 Minnesota Educators
Aug. 6, 2010 Stem Cell Reauthorization Bill Will Bring Hope, Healing To Patients Needing Bone Marrow, Cord Blood Transplants
Aug. 5, 2010 Letter to President Barack Obama
Aug. 5, 2010 Bennet, Alexander, Franken, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Student Achievement with Early Intervention
Aug. 4, 2010 Franken Statement On New START Treaty Vote Planned For September
Aug. 3, 2010 Franken, Klobuchar Applaud Senate's Passage Of Resolution Urging Immediate Release Of American Hikers Jailed In Iran
Aug. 3, 2010 Nomination of Elena Kagan to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States--Continued
Aug. 2, 2010 Franken Calls For Full Investigation Into Enbridge Oil Spill
Aug. 2, 2010 Franken Releases Report On Challenges Facing Minnesota Seniors As Baby Boomers Begin To Retire
Aug. 1, 2010 WCCO - Franken Visits Laos to Check on Returned Hmong
July 31, 2010 Duluth News Tribune - Franken Calls for Investigation of Enbridge's Michigan Oil Spill
July 30, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State
July 30, 2010 Op-Ed - The Importance of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
July 30, 2010 Franken Joins Kerry, Lincoln, Crowley In Introducing Legislation to Expand Access to Affordable Child Care
July 30, 2010 Franken, Leahy Introduce Bill To Increase Penalties For Food Safety Violations
July 30, 2010 Letter to Cynthia L. Quarterman Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
July 29, 2010 Op-Ed - How The Supreme Court Affects Minnesotans
July 28, 2010 Franken Speaks Out For Fair, Transparent Elections
July 27, 2010 Fire Dog Lake - As Insurers Game the Medical Loss Ratio, Key Members of Congress Weigh Steps to Fight Back
July 27, 2010 Franken, Murray Introduce Resolution Recognizing Veterans' Service Animals
July 27, 2010 Disclose Act
July 26, 2010 The Huffington Post - Sen. Franken to the Netroots: Only You Can Stop the Corporate Takeover of Free Speech
July 24, 2010 The Post-Bullentin - Grant for Bolder Options in Rochester Passes Key Senate vote
July 22, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions - BP and Workplace Safety
July 22, 2010 Minnesota Post - Franken Warns Against Weakening Law on Health-Care Spending
July 21, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCS): Secure Retirement or Risky Investment
July 21, 2010 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 21, 2010 Letter to Majority Leader Reid
July 21, 2010 Bond, Franken, McCollum Introduce Thermal Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act
July 20, 2010 Franken Votes to Protect Minnesota Unemployed
July 20, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Executive Committee Vote On The Nomination Of Solicitor General Elena Kagan
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