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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Date Title
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
June 11, 2014 Governor Dayton, Minnesota Congressional Delegation Meet with Secretary of the Interior to Push for Federal Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
June 11, 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act-Motion to Proceed
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Dramatic 40.6 Percent Drop in Number of Uninsured Minnesotans since September Great News for State
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Bill Will Expand Accountability for VA Officials, Bolster Health Care Options for Veterans
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate
June 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Palestinian Unity Government
June 10, 2014 Ahead of Key Vote, Klobuchar and Franken Announce That More Than 560,000 Minnesotans Would Benefit from New Student Loan Refinancing Bill
June 10, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Minnesota National Guard's Ability to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
June 9, 2014 President Backs Sen. Franken's Call to Make Student Loan Payments More Affordable with Executive Action Today
June 9, 2014 Top Tech Group to Sen. Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Should be Blocked
June 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says VA Audit Results Raise Serious Issues; Presses to Find out More
June 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs New $26.2 Million Investment By USDA to Combat PED Virus Affecting Swine Herds in Minnesota, Across the Country
June 5, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture- Support Farmers with Losses Due to Unplanted Crops
June 5, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Measure Would Help Families in Minnesota and Across the Country Access Affordable Health Coverage
June 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System
June 4, 2014 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Bill to Ban Stalking Apps Once and for All
June 4, 2014 Hearing of the Privacy, Technology, and the Law Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Location Privacy Protection Act
June 4, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 3, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Regarding the Nomination of George Tsunis to be the Norwegian Ambassador
June 3, 2014 Sen. Franken Announces He Opposes George Tsunis for Ambassador to Norway
May 30, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki
May 29, 2014 Sen. Franken: VA Needs New Leadership
May 28, 2014 Chairman Franken to Hold Hearing on Bill to End Stalking Apps Once and for All; Announces Witness List
May 27, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Conservation Program to Address Flooding, Improve Water Quality, Protect Wildlife in Red River Valley
May 27, 2014 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and David Vitter, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works - Regarding Plan to Restore Great Lakes
May 23, 2014 Letter to Janet Murphy, Network Director of the VA Midwest Health Care Network - Regarding Wait Times for Medical Appointments
May 22, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League - Regarding Changing the Name of the Washington Redskins
May 22, 2014 Sen. Franken: Passage of Bipartisan Waterways Development Bill Critical To Minnesota Economic Future, Nation's Competitiveness
May 22, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Thomas P. Bostick, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers - Regarding Soo Locks Replacement Project
May 22, 2014 Letter to Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary - Concern Over Nazi Occupation Monument in Hungary
May 21, 2014 Letter to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Regarding Treatment of Somalis in Kenya
May 21, 2014 Letter to Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast - Regarding Net Neutrality
May 20, 2014 Sens. Harkin, Franken, Roberts, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Rural Health Care
May 19, 2014 Sen. Franken Skeptical that AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest
May 15, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Protect American Jobs from Unfair Foreign Competition
May 15, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
May 15, 2014 Sen. Franken: FCC's Net Neutrality Vote Could "Spell the Beginning of the End of the Internet as We Know It"
May 14, 2014 Senate Democrats, Joined by Americans in Student Loan Debt, Outline New Legislation to Give Everyone a Fair Shot to Afford College ? Proposal Seeks to Give Struggling Borrowers the Opportunity to Refinance and Save Thousands
May 14, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 14, 2014 Durbin, Heitkamp Call For Federal Policies That Support Biodiesel Jobs & Production
May 14, 2014 The Huffington Post - Tomorrow Could Be the Beginning of the End for Net Neutrality. You Should Be Worried.
May 14, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
May 13, 2014 Franken-Johnson Resolution Passes Senate, Brings Attention to History of Women Stripped of Citizenship & Voting Rights
May 13, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Paulsen, Walz, Nolan Provision to Keep Invasive Carp Out of Minnesota's Waterways Included in Final Water Infrastructure Bill
May 13, 2014 Letter to Oh-Hyun Kwon, CEO of Samsung Electronics, and Gregory Lee, CEO of Samsung Electronics North America - Regarding Privacy Implications of Smartphone Fingerprint Technology
May 12, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed Bipartisan Energy-Efficiency Bill Blocked Again on Senate Floor
May 12, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - Address Poor Rail Service in Midwest
May 11, 2014 TIME - Al Franken Says FCC Proposed Rules Are "The Opposite of Net Neutrality"
May 10, 2014 CNET - Al Franken's Crusade to Stop Comcast and Save Media
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