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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: Announced, 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
May 7, 2010 With Obesity Rates Rising Among Children, Udall, Franken Launch Effort to Get Young Kids Active
May 7, 2010 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010
May 6, 2010 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010--Continued
May 5, 2010 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010--Continued
May 4, 2010 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010--Continued
May 4, 2010 Boxer, Specter, Casey, Klobuchar, Franken Urge Release of American Hikers Jailed in Iran
April 29, 2010 Franken, Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation To Ban Foreign-Controlled Corporations, Government Contractors From Making Political Expenditures
April 29, 2010 Senate Democrats Unveil Legislation to Limit Fallout from Supreme Court Ruling that Allows Unlimited Special-Interest Spending on Elections--Announce Plan for Senate Passage by July 4
April 29, 2010 Disclose Act
April 29, 2010 Minnesota Foster Youth Testifies That Franken Initiative Would Help Students In Foster Care
April 29, 2010 Klobuchar, Franken, and Peterson Praise Army Corps Decision to Allow Local Flood Protection Plan
April 28, 2010 Klobuchar, Franken, Harkin Introduce Bill to Confront Eating Disorders in the U.S.
April 28, 2010 Harkin, Brown, Franken Introduce Employee Misclassification Prevention Act
April 28, 2010 The Minnesota Daily: Bill Aids Eating Disorder Care
April 28, 2010 West Central Tribune: Franken Joins Other Sens. in Criticism of Facebook Policy
April 27, 2010 Letter to Mark Zuckerberg Chief Executive Officer Facebook
April 27, 2010 Schumer, Bennet, Franken, Begich Ask Facebook To Fix Privacy Policy
April 26, 2010 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010
April 22, 2010 Letter to Leader Reid and Leader McConnell
April 21, 2010 Remarks to the Monticello Chamber of Commerce
April 20, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Kent Conrad Chairman and The Honorable Judd Gregg Ranking Member Committee on the Budget
April 19, 2010 Franken Calls For More Indian School Construction Funds
April 19, 2010 Minnesota Post: Senate Democrats, Republicans Busy 'Practicing' for Looming Supreme Court Fight
April 19, 2010 Monticello Times: Franken Has High Praise For City
April 19, 2010 Franken Urges Budget Committee To Restore Full Funding For The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
April 16, 2010 Franken, Durbin, Others Introduce Legislation To Restore Fairness In Student Lending
April 15, 2010 Franken Announces Stimulus Money To Help Rural Minnesota
April 15, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States
April 14, 2010 Judicial Nominees
April 14, 2010 Minnesota Post: Justice Dept. fully investigating Comcast-NBC merger, AG Holder tells Franken
April 14, 2010 Franken Urges Support For Struggling Minnesota Dairy Farmers
April 14, 2010 Harkin, Franken Welcome UnitedHealth Support for Local YMCA Programs
April 14, 2010 Franken Says Well-Being Of 4,400 Hmong Forcibly Repatriated From Thailand To Laos Remains His Priority
April 13, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture
April 13, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State
April 9, 2010 Franken Talks Education In Pine City and Finlayson
April 9, 2010 Minnesota Public Radio: Support, But Some Questions, About Health Care Reform at U of M Event
April 9, 2010 Franken Statement On Justice Stevens' Retirement
April 8, 2010 Senators Praise START Treaty Signing
April 8, 2010 Franken Meets With Mother Of Minnesota Hiker Held In Iran
April 7, 2010 Franken Says General Mills' Workplace Wellness Program An Example Of Innovative Cost-Cutting
April 7, 2010 Franken Tours Model Successful Energy Investment
April 7, 2010 Letter to Chair Barbara Mikulski and Ranking Member Richard Shelby Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
March 30, 2010 Op-Ed: Student Loan Reform
March 30, 2010 Firedoglake: Blog: Democrats Start To Sell Student Loan Reform
March 30, 2010 Franken, Minnesota Health Advocates Say New Health Care Law Will Help Minnesotans
March 26, 2010 Franken Statement On President Obama's Announcement Of The START Treaty With Russia
March 24, 2010 Franken Statement On START
March 23, 2010 Star Tribune: Defense Contractor Worried that it Might Have Been in Violation of Senator's New Amendment
March 23, 2010 Franken Statement On Health Care Reform
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