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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Nov. 25, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Protect Military Families from Abusive Financial Practices
Nov. 24, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader, of the Senate - Funding Solution for LWCF
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Pressing Other Nations to Contribute to Ebola Fight
Nov. 20, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairman, and Richard Shelby, Vice Chairmain, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman, and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member, of the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee - Proper Use of Harbor Maintenance Funding
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Warm Air Furnace Regulations
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies - Data Privacy Policies
Nov. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Vote
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Allegations of Misconduct at Hibbing VA Clinic
Nov. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken: MnDOT Recommendation for Relocating Highway 53 is Major Step Toward Completing Project
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Collection of Americans' Cellphone Data from Aircraft
Nov. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken Saddened By Death of Former Minnesota Congressman Bill Frenzel
Nov. 17, 2014 Sen. Franken: Thousands of Minnesota Families Will Benefit from Bipartisan Measure to Improve Access to Quality Child Care
Nov. 16, 2014 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Net Neutrality
Nov. 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Lauds President Obama's Strong Net Neutrality Proposal
Nov. 6, 2014 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - Implement Response Plan to Mitigate Future Propane Supply Shortages
Nov. 4, 2014 Senator Franken's Election Night Remarks
Oct. 30, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Unreliable Rail Shipments of Coal Hurting Minnesota Electric Utilities, Could Push up Rates for Consumers
Oct. 28, 2014 A Really, Really Long Blog Post
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken's Praises New Minnesota Ebola Restrictions
Oct. 27, 2014 Release: New Ad Highlights Franken's Fight to End Wall Street Hedge Fund Tax Break
Oct. 23, 2014 Gillibrand, Franken, Casey Push For Enhanced Safety Guidelines For Students Studying Abroad
Oct. 22, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce $8 Million to Improve Electric Infrastructure in Minnesota's Red River Valley
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Sen. Franken Pushes to Improve Native School Buildings
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Elliot Kaye, Chairman of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Proposed Federal Rules That Could Threaten NH Recreational Vehicle Users
Oct. 15, 2014 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 14, 2014 After Major Push From Klobuchar and Franken, International Trade Commission Votes to Impose Penalties on Mexican and Turkish Companies Dumping Steel in U.S.
Oct. 13, 2014 Sen. Franken Extends His Push to Crack Down on Mobile Device "Stalking Apps"
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Including MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Continue and Expand its Efforts to Combat Stalking Apps
Oct. 11, 2014 New Ad Highlights Franken's Work to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loans
Oct. 10, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Oct. 10, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Speak Out on Hong Kong
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Oct. 9, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Walz Announce Minnesota Researchers to Receive Over $1.6 Million as Part of the NIH "BRAIN" Initiative
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Ensure All Minnesota Veterans Receive Full Military Honors at Funerals
Oct. 8, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, New Federal Action Announced to Improve Rail Service
Oct. 8, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Service Problems Facing Freight Rail Shippers
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
Oct. 3, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $100,000 in COPS Grant Funding for Pike Bay
Oct. 3, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $1.2 Million to Support Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs in Duluth
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA
Sept. 30, 2014 After Pressure from Sen. Franken, Federal Officials Take Action Against Dangerous "Stalking Apps"
Sept. 29, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers Announce More Than $17 Million to Support Job-Driven Training Programs at 14 Minnesota Community Colleges
Sept. 25, 2014 Grand Forks Herald - Minnesota Needs Federal Action on Railroads
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