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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
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Renews Effort to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Budget Bill Will Strengthen Economy, Provide Stability for Businesses
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler - Issue Net Neutrality Rules to Keep Internet Free & Open
Jan. 15, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid - Stand up for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Workers, Oppose Outdated "Fast Track"
Jan. 15, 2014 In Wake of Data Breaches, Sen. Franken Calls for Stronger Credit, Debit Card Security Measures
Jan. 14, 2014 Letter to Ford Motor Company Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally - Clarify GPS Data Collection Practices
Jan. 14, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon Declining to Serve Second Term
Jan. 14, 2014 Sen. Franken: Ruling on Net Neutrality a Blow to Internet Freedom
Jan. 13, 2014 In the Wake of Recent Cold Weather, Sen. Franken Releases County-by-County Report on Heating Assistance
Jan. 13, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to Humayun Chaudhry, President and CEO Federation of State Medical Boards, and Jon Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Directors - Applaud Federation of State Medical Boards Proposal to Advance Telemedicine
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending Should be Part of 2014 Agenda
Jan. 9, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken: Nomination of Andrew Luger to Serve As Minnesota's U.S. Attorney Has Passed the Judiciary Committee
Jan. 8, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair Securities and Exchange Commission - Reform Credit Rating Agencies
Jan. 8, 2014 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Opportunities for Women, Minorities in High-Demand STEM Jobs
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Vows to Keep Fighting for Struggling Families as Efforts to Extend Unemployment Insurance Clear Key Hurdle
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Pleased Shezanne Cassim Coming Home to Family in Minnesota
Jan. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Vows to Keep Fighting for Struggling Families as Efforts to Extend Unemployment Insurance
Jan. 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Praises Confirmation of Janet Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve
Jan. 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Announces Report Showing Consumers Need More Info About Privacy Protections for In-Car Navigation Tech
Dec. 20, 2013 Sens. Franken, Kirk Fighting to Expand Access to Affordable Cancer Treatments
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management - Allow Rollovers For Health FSA Accounts
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Budget Compromise
Dec. 18, 2013 Harkin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Meet with EPA Administrator McCarthy to Call for Changes to the Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 Rule
Dec. 17, 2013 A Good Step Forward
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, Trade Representative - Open New Markets for Minnesota Pork Producers
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Dec. 16, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Press for Increasing Investments in Clean Energy
Dec. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken's Health Reform Provision: Making Sure Premium Dollars Work for Consumers, Not Just Insurance Companies
Dec. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Announces Witness List for Tomorrow's Hearing Examining Americans' Dwindling Right to Their Day in Court, Including a Minnesotan
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff - Hagan Pushes for Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Dec. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Recognized as Champion for Children
Dec. 11, 2013 WDAZ - House to adjourn in two days leaving dim hope for new farm bill
Dec. 11, 2013 At Sen. Franken's Urging, Administration Launches Investigation into Development of Health Care Website
Dec. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Help Reduce Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities
Dec. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Honored as Champion of Energy Efficiency Technology
Dec. 9, 2013 Sen. Franken Working to Save Minnesota Students Money on College Textbooks
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 27, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Marking the Hmong New Year
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Mary Jo White, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, David Viter, Bill Shuster, and Nick J. Rahall Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Penny S. Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Continued Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty on Tubular Goods from China
Nov. 25, 2013 Rep. Ellison, Sen. Franken and Mayor Rybak Applaud HUD Announcement
Nov. 21, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Announce the President Has Nominated Andrew Lugar to U.S. Attorney for Minnesota
Nov. 19, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Pryor, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Nov. 19, 2013 Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Introduces Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable
Nov. 18, 2013 Senate Health Policy Leaders Hail Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Safety of Compounded Drugs, Track Prescription Drugs; Bill Now Heads to the President's Desk
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