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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: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
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
June 4, 2014 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Bill to Ban Stalking Apps Once and for All
June 4, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 3, 2014 Sen. Franken Announces He Opposes George Tsunis for Ambassador to Norway
June 3, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Regarding the Nomination of George Tsunis to be the Norwegian Ambassador
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 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 27, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Conservation Program to Address Flooding, Improve Water Quality, Protect Wildlife in Red River Valley
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 Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary - Concern Over Nazi Occupation Monument in Hungary
May 22, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League - Regarding Changing the Name of the Washington Redskins
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 Sen. Franken: Passage of Bipartisan Waterways Development Bill Critical To Minnesota Economic Future, Nation's Competitiveness
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 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 15, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Protect American Jobs from Unfair Foreign Competition
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 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
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 The Huffington Post - Tomorrow Could Be the Beginning of the End for Net Neutrality. You Should Be Worried.
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 Franken-Johnson Resolution Passes Senate, Brings Attention to History of Women Stripped of Citizenship & Voting Rights
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 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - Address Poor Rail Service in Midwest
May 12, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed Bipartisan Energy-Efficiency Bill Blocked Again on Senate Floor
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
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Free and Open Internet
May 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding Natural Gas Exports
May 7, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 7, 2014 Student Loan Debt
May 6, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Takes on Rising College Costs by Backing New Bill to Refinance Student Loan Debt
May 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Reignites Push to Level the Playing Field for Minnesota Retailers
May 6, 2014 "Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act" Would Allow Borrowers to Refinance Existing Student Loans at Today's Rates
May 6, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Universal Service of Advanced Communications
May 2, 2014 After Sen. Franken Presses for Action to Address Poor Rail Service, Key Oversight Board Announces Meeting in MN
April 30, 2014 The Minimum Wage
April 24, 2014 In Letter to Sen. Franken, Netflix Says Competition & Consumers Will Suffer if Comcast/Time Warner Cable Deal is Approved
April 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
April 16, 2014 After Sen. Franken Presses to Fix Poor Rail Service in MN, Key Oversight Board Directs Rail Companies to Take Action
April 14, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Vaccine
April 14, 2014 Letter to Daniel R. Elliott, III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Poor Rail Service in Minnesota Must Be Addressed
April 11, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member of Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Bulletproof Vest Program
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