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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 23, 2013 Getting Insurance Through
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senate's Farm Bill Conferees - Give Strong Support to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Conferees - Farm Bill and beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Oct. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Relieved Shutdown Has Ended & U.S. Won't Default
Oct. 14, 2013 In Speech, Sen. Franken Says Shutdown Spells Huge Missed Opportunity for Congress To Do its Job
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Oct. 10, 2013 Letter to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell - Provide Immediate Flood Insurance Rate Relief for Homeowners
Oct. 5, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken: Politics Should Not Get between Women and Their Doctors
Sept. 28, 2013 HELP Committee Members Call for Senate Passage of Drug Quality and Security Act
Sept. 27, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Financial Literacy Educational Opportunities for Minnesotans
Sept. 27, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce Nearly $1 Million Grant for Blue Earth's North Industrial Park to Help Strengthen Local Economy
Sept. 27, 2013 Sen. Franken: Minnesotans Want Congress to Get Things Done, Not Shut Down the Government
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 26, 2013 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to Keep Medicine Safe for Minnesotans Gains Critical Momentum
Sept. 26, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014
Sept. 25, 2013 Bipartisan Group of HELP Committee Senators Introduce Legislation to Address High-Risk Drug Compounding Practices and Secure the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Sept. 25, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Provide Job Protection to Grieving Parents
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 24, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Legislation to Create a National "Blue Alert" System to Help Catch Suspects Who Have Killed or Injured Police Officers Passes Judiciary Committee
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, and Michael Froman, Ambassador of the US Trade Representative - Sixty Senators Urge Administration to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks
Sept. 21, 2013 KARE 11 - Future Cuts, Tougher Restrictions on Food Stamps Spark Debate
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Tim Cook, Apple Inc. - Sen. Franken Questions Apple on Privacy Implications of New iPhone Fingerprint Technology
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Walz Urge Medicare to Reject Recommendation that Would Hurt Rural Hospitals
Sept. 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Maintains Focus on College Affordability during Just-Started Reauthorization of Higher Education Policy
Sept. 19, 2013 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken and Reps. Peterson, McCollum, Walz, Nolan Announce $20 Million to Help Minnesota Community & Technical Colleges
Sept. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Helps Child Care Bill Clear Key Senate Hurdle
Sept. 17, 2013 Sen. Franken: 5 Years after Financial Meltdown, Credit Rating Agencies Still Threaten Economy
Sept. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Shooting in Navy Yard in Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2013 Sen. Franken Fights to Keep Energy Costs Down for Northwest Minnesota Businesses, Families
Sept. 12, 2013 With Sen. Franken's Help, Minnesota Set to Grow Biomass & Timber Industries and Reduce Energy Costs
Sept. 12, 2013 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013
Sept. 12, 2013 Letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook - Reconsider Potential Expansion of its Facial Recognition Program
Sept. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Honors the 12th Anniversary of 9/11
Sept. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Urges President to Narrow Scope on Possible Military Response in Syria
Sept. 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Pleased by IOC Decision to Reinstate Wrestling at Olympic Games
Sept. 3, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce $10 Million to Improve Infrastructure at the Port of Duluth-Superior
Aug. 31, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Syria
Aug. 28, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech
Aug. 27, 2013 MPR News- Sen. Franken Raises Concerns About How Sequester Affects Minnesota Seniors
Aug. 26, 2013 Sen. Franken: Cutting Important Nutrition, Health Programs for Minnesota Seniors is "Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish"
Aug. 26, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Commend MnDOT Decision to End Further Study of Westerly Route for Highway 53
Aug. 14, 2013 Letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh - Reject Harmful Changes To Grameen Bank
Aug. 8, 2013 Sens. Franken and Grassley Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Farm Family Bankruptcies
Aug. 6, 2013 Redwood Falls Gazette - Sen. Franken: Enacting a Five-Year Farm Bill is Vital to Keeping Our Farm Economy Strong
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iranian Nuclear Program
Aug. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency of Government Surveillance Programs
Aug. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Leads Effort to Help Minnesota's Medical Technology Industry
Aug. 1, 2013 Sens. Franken, Boozman Renew Effort to Strengthen Health Care Access for Rural Vets
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