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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 27, 2015 After Sen. Franken's Urging, Dept. of Education Expands Student Loan Repayment Program to Help Five Million Additional Borrowers
Oct. 26, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 26, 2015 Sen. Franken Presses Senate Leaders to Close Unfair, Costly Tax Loophole that Benefits Wealthiest Americans
Oct. 23, 2015 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Close Carried Interest Loophole
Oct. 22, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Oct. 21, 2015 Sen. Franken Presses Nation's Top Law Enforcement Officials to Take Action to Address Alarming Violence Against Transgender Community
Oct. 21, 2015 Sen. Franken Disappointed by Senate's Failure to Extend Critical Loan Program That Helps 10,000 Minnesota Students Afford College
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Oct. 8, 2015 As Winter Approaches, Klobuchar and Franken Urge Administration to Release Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families as Quickly As Possible
Oct. 7, 2015 Sen. Franken Praises Top Consumer Agency for Proposal to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements
Oct. 7, 2015 Sens. Franken, Grassley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bills to Help Students Understand Cost of College, Make Cost Comparisons Easier
Oct. 5, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman, Senate Appropriations Committee, The Honorable Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, and The Honorable Patrick Leahy, Subcommittee Ranking Member - Immediate Emergency Funding to Increase U.S. Humanitarian Support for Syria, Capacity for Refugee Admissions
Oct. 2, 2015 Letter to Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner, Majority Whip Cornyn, Majority Leader McCarthy, and Chairmen Grassley, Chaffetz, Goodlatte, and Upton - Political Nature of GOP Planned Parenthood Oversight
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to Assistant Secretary Darcy, Army Corps of Engineers - Protect Water Quality in Voyageurs National Park
Oct. 1, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Sept. 30, 2015 Letter to Joseph H. Boardman, President, Amtrak - Ensure Continuation of Passenger Services at Winona Station
Sept. 30, 2015 Mesabi Daily News - Delegation Secures $6 million for Workforce
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Arctic Drilling
Sept. 24, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $11.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Duluth International Airport
Sept. 24, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Pope Francis' Historic Speech to Congress
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
Sept. 23, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $6.3 Million for Transit in Duluth
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Close Loophole Private Equity Fund Managers Use to Avoid Taxes
Sept. 22, 2015 After Call from Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, Department of Labor Approves Trade Adjustment Assistance for Steel Workers and Miners Impacted by Layoffs
Sept. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Offer Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future & Stronger Economy
Sept. 21, 2015 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, The Honorable Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, The Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Reauthorize and Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Workers
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the Energy and Water Subcommitees - Call for Strongest Level of Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
Sept. 14, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Proposal to Let Workers Earn Paid Leave to Care for Newborns, Sick Family Members
Sept. 10, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
Sept. 9, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5 Million to Support New Apprenticeship Partnerships Between Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and More Than 100 Local Businesses
Sept. 8, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on U.S. State Department Reopening Diplomatic Mission with Somalia
Sept. 3, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - Broadband 'As Important as Textbooks'
Sept. 1, 2015 Minneapolis Star Tribune - Al Franken, Tammy Baldwin: Avoiding an Oil Train Explosion Shouldn't be a Matter of Luck
Sept. 1, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Support for Grant Proposal for Next Generation Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program
Sept. 1, 2015 Sen. Franken Announces New "Veterans History Project" Initiative to Capture War Accounts from Minnesota Veterans
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - Transparency in Political Spending by Public Companies
Aug. 24, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law
Aug. 20, 2015 Sen. Franken to Travel to Africa to Explore Bipartisan Economic Development Opportunities
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