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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 10, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Bring Hard-Earned VA and Military Benefits to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty
May 9, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, and Baldwin Introduce New Bill to Keep Unfair Chinese Trade Practices in Check, Protect American Workers
May 6, 2016 Sen. Franken: Treasury Department Decision to Reject Steep Pension Cuts is Important News for Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Dr. John King, Secretary of Education - Implementation of Key Reforms to Improve Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care
May 5, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Consumer Protection Proposal Will Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements for Credit Cards, Checking Accounts, Private Student Loans
May 3, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urging the Administration to Allow Minnesota to Continue to Use State's Medicaid Home and Community-based Services Policy
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Enforce Accountability Provision in "Every Student Succeeds Act"
May 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education - Urging Dept. of Education to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Across Country
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 29, 2016 Letter to McConnell and Reid - Deliver Critical Payments to Rural Counties
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Condemning Reported Racial Profiling of Somali-Americans By Federal Transportation Security Administration Officers
April 28, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Workers Memorial Day
April 28, 2016 Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Ensure Access to Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 27, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar Condemn Ethiopia's Lethal Violence Against Protesters
April 27, 2016 Sen. Franken Fights for Minnesota Seniors with Commonsense Measure to Cut Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
April 27, 2016 In Speech, Sen. Franken Continues Pressing Republican Colleagues to End Obstruction of Judge Merrick Garland's Supreme Court Nomination
April 27, 2016 Sen. Franken Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Help Make College More Affordable
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey
April 27, 2016 Letter to Robert Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 5- Set and Maintain Highest Standards for Round Lake Remediation
April 27, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 25, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Announce Over $65,000 For Split Rock Lighthouse Preservation
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 23, 2016 Star Tribune - Sen. Franken Measure to Get Loans to Indian Country Garners Bipartisan Love
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
April 21, 2016 Cornyn, Leahy, Grassley, Franken, Hatch, Coons Introduce Bill to Aid Response Training to Active Shooters
April 21, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, Reps. McCollum, Peterson, & Ellison Band Together to Help Minnesota Families Keep Their Home Healthcare Services
April 21, 2016 After Hard Work from Sen. Franken, Loan Program That Would Help Minnesota's Tribal Economies One Step Closer to Reality
April 21, 2016 MPR - Proposed Water Bill to Replace Lead Pipes, Boost Iron Range Economy
April 21, 2016 Brainerd Dispatch - Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Introduce Land Swap Bill for Voyageurs National Park
April 21, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 20, 2016 Sen. Franken: Senate-Passed Energy Bill a Bipartisan Compromise That Will Support Clean Energy & Help Create Jobs
April 20, 2016 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Package in Response to National Drinking Water Crisis
April 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Throws Support Behind Bipartisan Proposal to Help Address America's Mental Health Crisis
April 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Says Newly Signed Law That He Championed Will Help Tens of Thousands of Minnesota Seniors and Their Families
April 19, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar and Nolan Introduce Measure to Streamline Voyageurs National Park Land Management
April 19, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
April 18, 2016 Star Tribune - Franken Urges State Funding for Southwest Corridor Light Rail
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 18, 2016 Ayotte, Murray, Whitehouse, Franken: Report Shows Need for Trained Forensic Examiners for Survivors of Sexual Assault
April 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of Treasury - Warning Treasury Secretary That Looming Pension Cuts Would Hurt Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
April 15, 2016 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized
April 15, 2016 KVRR: Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Support Veterans Who Worked at Nuclear Sites
April 14, 2016 Franken and Tester Introduce Major Legislation to Help Indian Country Fight Growing Drug Epidemic
April 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Fighting to Preserve Historic "Duck Stamp" Program
April 14, 2016 CBS Minnesota - Franken's Bill Gives Incentives To Zika Vaccine Makers
April 13, 2016 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce New Bill to Simplify Tax Filing to Save Minnesotans Money & Time
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