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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
March 14, 2012 Senator Franken Introduces Legislation to Help Turn Around Vacant Homes and Businesses
March 13, 2012 Senate Democrats from Working Group to Craft New Response to Rise of Super PACS and Unlimited Spending by Outside Groups
March 12, 2012 Senator Franken Joins Bipartisan General Aviation Caucus
March 12, 2012 Letter to Douglas H. Shulman, Commissioner Internal Revenue Service
March 12, 2012 Star Tribune - Senator Al Franken, Ron Antony: A One-stop Shop to Get Back to Work
March 8, 2012 Letter to Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director and Deputy Director for Management
March 8, 2012 Senator Franken Takes Action to Address the Rising Cost of Gas Prices, Decrease Dependence on Foreign Oil
March 7, 2012 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
March 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
March 7, 2012 Senator Franken Says EPA Made Right Decision Not to Require Installation of Costly, Untested Pollution Control Measures at North Dakota Power Plants
March 6, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Commissioner Hamburg
March 5, 2012 Wired - Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Digital Age
March 2, 2012 Letter to Eric Shinsek, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
March 1, 2012 Senator Franken's Bipartisan Amendment to Make America's Bridges Safer, More Reliable Included in Transportation Bill
March 1, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act --Continued
March 1, 2012 Senator Franken Praises Passage of St. Croix Bridge Legislation
March 1, 2012 The Free Press - Franken Goes to Bat for Postal Service
March 1, 2012 Wyden Leads Bipartisan Effort to Award Defense of Freedom Medals to Civilian Police Officers Killed in Wars
Feb. 29, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Due Process Guarantee Act: Banning the Indefinite Detention of Americans
Feb. 28, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act --Resumed
Feb. 28, 2012 Minnesota Public Radio - Tax Credit for Minnesota Businesses that Hire Veterans
Feb. 27, 2012 Keeping Minnesota's Farm Economy Strong in 2012
Feb. 22, 2012 Letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator
Feb. 22, 2012 Franken's Statement on Meetings with Prime Ministers of Israel, Palestinian National Authority
Feb. 22, 2012 Letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission
Feb. 21, 2012 Worthington Daily Globe - Growth of Wind Energy Industry in Limbo
Feb. 21, 2012 Letter to Caroline C. Hunter, Chairman of FEC
Feb. 16, 2012 Letter to Douglas H. Shulman, Commissioner of the IRS
Feb. 16, 2012 Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans, Service Members from Unscrupulous For-Profit Colleges
Feb. 16, 2012 On Senate Floor, Sen. Franken Presses Colleagues to Protect Wind Energy Tax Credit
Feb. 16, 2012 Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Military and Veterans Education Benefits
Feb. 15, 2012 Franken Pushes for Bullet Proof Vests for Law Enforcement
Feb. 15, 2012 Franken Explains how National Mortgage Settlement Will Affect Minnesotans in New Video
Feb. 15, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken: New Rule Could Improve Rural Phone Service
Feb. 15, 2012 Global Warming
Feb. 14, 2012 A Divided Congress Should Agree on Making our Courthouses Safe
Feb. 14, 2012 Letter to Chairman Lieberman, Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Collins, and Ranking Member Brown
Feb. 10, 2012 Letter to Senate Members of the Conference Committee on the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act
Feb. 10, 2012 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Department of Agriculture and Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador
Feb. 9, 2012 Letter to Jeffrey Zients, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Feb. 9, 2012 Franken: "No Child Left Behind" Waiver Will Allow Minnesota Schools to Move Forward with Education Reforms
Feb. 9, 2012 Brown Leads Group of Senators on Legislation to Ensure That the U.S. Military Buys Steel Made in America--Not in China--For Armor Plates
Feb. 8, 2012 Franken Renews Call for Obama Administration to Fund to Gray Wolf Population Management
Feb. 8, 2012 Senate Democrats Speak Out Against Republican Efforts to Restrict Women's Access to Health Care
Feb. 7, 2012 Boozman Joins Sens. Franken, Klobuchar to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Violence in Local Courtrooms
Feb. 7, 2012 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Violence in Local Courtrooms
Feb. 7, 2012 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 7, 2012 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
Feb. 7, 2012 Letter to Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA)
Feb. 6, 2012 Franken's Statement on Vote Against FAA Reauthorization
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