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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of Treasury - Warning Treasury Secretary That Looming Pension Cuts Would Hurt Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
April 15, 2016 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized
April 14, 2016 CBS Minnesota - Franken's Bill Gives Incentives To Zika Vaccine Makers
April 14, 2016 Franken and Tester Introduce Major Legislation to Help Indian Country Fight Growing Drug Epidemic
April 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Fighting to Preserve Historic "Duck Stamp" Program
April 13, 2016 Sens. Franken, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Veterans Who Helped Clean up Nuclear Testing Sites Access to the Care They Deserve
April 13, 2016 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce New Bill to Simplify Tax Filing to Save Minnesotans Money & Time
April 12, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx - Urging Department of Transportation to Consider Sun Country for New Direct Flight From Minnesota to Cuba
April 12, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Key U.S. Officials to Help Protect Minnesota's Iron Range from Illegal Foreign Trade Practices
April 12, 2016 Sens. Franken's Bipartisan Measure to Accelerate Development of Vaccines & Treatments against Zika Virus Passes Congress, Will Be Signed into Law
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
April 7, 2016 In Letter to Sen. Franken, TSA Highlights Successful Steps Taken to Shorten Wait Times at MSP Airport
April 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Department of Defense - Bring GI Bill Benefits to National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Hostile Areas
April 7, 2016 The Hill - Franken Presses for Privacy Info on Oculus Rift
April 7, 2016 Letter to Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus VR - Questioning Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
April 6, 2016 Mikulski, Senate Democrats Along with Advocacy Groups Urge Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
April 6, 2016 Sen. Franken Says His Office's "Rural Education Tour" Finding That Rural Educators Face Unique Challenges In Ensuring Quality Education For Students
April 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Defense - Make Bipartisan Push to Bring Earned GI Bill Benefits to National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Hostile Areas
April 5, 2016 Sen. Franken Announces Nearly $12 Million to Fix Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Northern MN
April 1, 2016 Menendez, Booker Join Colleagues, Former Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan
March 30, 2016 Sen. Franken Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
March 30, 2016 KVRR Fargo-Moorhead - Franken Impressed by Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
March 28, 2016 Letter to Secretary Pritzker - Urging Department of Commerce to Fully Enforce Legislation to Crack Down on Trade Violations
March 28, 2016 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Comission- Expand Broadband Access
March 28, 2016 Letter to Barrack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Nuclear Materials Out of the Hands of Terrorists
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
March 28, 2016 Letter to Administrator McCarthy - Urging EPA to Release Strong Renewable Fuel Standard to Support Homegrown Ethanol Production
March 23, 2016 Sen. Franken Says Expansion of His Diabetes Prevention Program Will Reduce Spending and Prevent Disease That Kills Two Americans Every Five Minutes
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative- Malaysian Labor Standards
March 22, 2016 Letter to Cochran, Mikulski, Murray and Blunt - Call for Funding for Labor Dept. to Survey Contingent Workforce & Employee Training
March 22, 2016 Letter to Secretary Perez - Support Labor Dept. Audit of Federal Cafeteria Contractor
March 21, 2016 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary, US Department of Commerce- Leveling The Playing Field Act
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Push for Increased Federal Funding in Science and Engineering
March 18, 2016 Letter to Lisa Murkowski, Chairman and Tom Udall, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies- National Parks Maintenance Backlog
March 18, 2016 Letter to John Boozman, Chairman and Chris Coons, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government- Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program
March 15, 2016 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Help Introduce Major Legislative Package to Cut Student Debt & Address College Affordability
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
March 10, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Students Debt Relief from Schools Engaged in Deceptive and Predatory Practices
March 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Protect Students From Deceptive Loans
March 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Patient Access to Mental Health Coverage Required by Law
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 4, 2016 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Establish National Plan for Fighting Diseases Like Zika & Ebola
March 2, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce New Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
March 1, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary, US Department of Labor-Overtime Pay to New Mexico Workers
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Feb. 26, 2016 Peters Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help More Foster Children Find Homes
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary of Department of Treasury - On Stopping Corporate Tax Dodgers
Feb. 25, 2016 After Efforts from Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, White House Announces New Actions To Crack Down On Illegal Steel Dumping
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