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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
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
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
March 19, 2014 Letter to Renata Hesse and David Gelfand, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General of the Antitrust Devision of the Department of Justice - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Proposal Threatens Nature of Internet, Raises Net Neutrality Concerns
March 19, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Retirement of LifeScience Alley CEO Dale Wahlstrom and Succession of new CEO Shaye Mandle
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
March 18, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - Protecting the Great Lakes from Destructive Asian Carp
March 17, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Hoeven, Baldwin Legislation Making it Easier to Transport Propane to Communities Impacted by Propane Shortage Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk
March 14, 2014 After Passing Senate, Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, & Rep. Nolan's Land Exchange Bill Set to Become Law
March 14, 2014 Letter to Mark Wetjen, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Scott O'Malia, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Bart Chilton, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Oil and Gas Market Speculation
March 14, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - Great Lakes Asian Carp
March 14, 2014 Hoeven, Klobuchar Bipartisan Legislation to Help Communities Impacted by Propane Shortage Passes Congress
March 13, 2014 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Shouldn't Allow Employers to Interfere with Women's Health Choices
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
March 10, 2014 Sen. Franken's Call for Increased Security for Power Grid Answered in Unprecedented Action by Top Energy Officials
March 7, 2014 Hoeven, Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Impacted by Propane Shortage
March 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Statement on Efforts to Curb Military Sexual Assault
March 6, 2014 Senators Fight to Protect Medicare for Seniors
March 6, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Hoeven, Baldwin Introduce Senate Legislation to Make it Easier to Transport Propane to Communities Impacted by Ongoing Propane Shortage
March 5, 2014 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, and Rep. Peterson: Army Corps to Fund Completion of Roseau Flood Project This Year
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
March 4, 2014 Sen. Franken: Lewis and Clark Water Project to See Additional $5.2 Million in 2014
Feb. 28, 2014 Sens. Franken, Begich, Hirono, Shaheen, Landrieu, Warner, Walsh Co-Sponsor Legislation to Expand Tax Credits to Small Businesses
Feb. 27, 2014 Sun Current - Schools Grapple With Mental Health Issues
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
Feb. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed that Bill to Improve Veterans Benefits Fails Key Procedural Vote
Feb. 25, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accountability For Human Rights Violations In South Sudan
Feb. 24, 2014 New Study: Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Diabetes Prevention Program Would Save Medicare $1.3 Billion
Feb. 19, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on FCC Chair Comments on Net Neutrality
Feb. 14, 2014 Sen. Franken Chairs Hearing on State-Based Energy Policy; Questions Witnesses on Propane Shortage
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission, Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, and Edith Ramierez, Chairwoman Federal Trade Commission - Comcast/Time-Warner Deal
Feb. 12, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken: Senate Confirms Andrew Luger as Minnesota's U.S. Attorney
Feb. 12, 2014 After Ford Clarifies Data Collection Practices, Sen. Franken Underscores Need for His Location Privacy Bill
Feb. 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Feb. 10, 2014 After Repeated Push from Sen. Franken, Administration Reacts to Propane Shortage by Working to Boost Pipeline Shipments to Midwest
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Protect the Open Internet
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Gerry Cauley, President & CEO North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Increased Security for National Power Grid
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers - Great Lakes Senators Call for Funding to End Harbor Maintenance Backlog
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Provide Relief During Propane Shortage
Feb. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Bipartisan Farm Bill Signed into Law Today Critical to Minnesota's Economic Future
Feb. 6, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Feb. 6, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers Urge Department of Interior to Protect Vermilion Community College's Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program
Feb. 5, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls for Action to Combat Financial Fraud Against MN Seniors
Feb. 5, 2014 After Push from Minnesota Lawmakers and Governor Dayton, Administration Takes Action to Make It Easier to Transport Additional Propane to Minnesota and Other Areas Affected by Ongoing Propane Shortage
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Kevin Tussy, FacialNetwork.com - Facial Recognition App
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture - Calls On Obama Administration To Implement Livestock Disaster Programs Immediately
Feb. 4, 2014 Sen. Franken: Bipartisan Farm Bill Passed by Senate Today Critically Important to Minnesota's Economic Future
Feb. 4, 2014 Senator Says Bill Protects Wildlife Habitat and State's Important Water Resources
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