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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
May 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding Natural Gas Exports
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Free and Open Internet
May 7, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 7, 2014 Student Loan Debt
May 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Takes on Rising College Costs by Backing New Bill to Refinance Student Loan Debt
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 Sen. Franken Reignites Push to Level the Playing Field for Minnesota Retailers
May 6, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Universal Service of Advanced Communications
May 6, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
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
April 10, 2014 Medicare Physician Payment System
April 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Help Students in Minnesota, Across Country Access School Meals
April 9, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Strong Investment in Important Land Conservation Programs
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Community Bank Experience Needed on Federal Reserve Board
April 9, 2014 Sen. Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Will Lead to Fewer Choices, Higher Prices, Even Worse Service
April 7, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Unemployment Insurance Extension
April 4, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - The Emergency Food Assistance Program
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Fight to Lower Minnesotans' Energy Costs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - New Investments in Crude-by-Rail Safety
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Act Quickly to Prevent Further Spread of PED Virus in Minnesota Swine Herds
April 3, 2014 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Lindsey Graham, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Seniors Programs
April 3, 2014 Letter to Senators Mikulski, Shelby, Feinstein, and Alexander - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - Support Safe Transportation of Energy Products Fund to Increase Rail Safety
April 3, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies - Funding for Great Lakes
April 2, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 2, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - WIC Benefits
April 2, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Finance Laws a "Terrible Decision"
April 2, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, and Daniel Coats - Strong Support for Firefighters
April 1, 2014 Sen. Franken: Time is Now to Curb Income Gap Between Women & Men
March 28, 2014 Sens. Franken, Johnson Bring Attention to History of Women Stripped of Citizenship & Voting Rights
March 27, 2014 Minnesota Public Radio - Franken Pushes Bill Aimed at "Stalking' Apps
March 27, 2014 Senator Franken Honored for His Leadership in Improving Access to Mental Health Services
March 27, 2014 Senator Franken Reignites Efforts to End Stalking Apps Once and for All
March 26, 2014 Senator Franken Says Extending Biodiesel Tax Credit Would Create Minnesota Jobs, Cut Nation's Dependence on Foreign Oil
March 21, 2014 Letter to Ron Wyden, Chairman Committee on Finance and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member Committee on Finance - Include Extensions of Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit for Wind Energy in Upcoming Tax-Extenders Package
March 21, 2014 Pine Journal: County, Reservation Land Exchanges Heads for the President's Desk
March 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President - Ongoing Negotiations Between the P5+1 and Iran
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