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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to Assistant Secretary Darcy, Army Corps of Engineers - Protect Water Quality in Voyageurs National Park
Sept. 30, 2015 Mesabi Daily News - Delegation Secures $6 million for Workforce
Sept. 30, 2015 Letter to Joseph H. Boardman, President, Amtrak - Ensure Continuation of Passenger Services at Winona Station
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Arctic Drilling
Sept. 24, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Pope Francis' Historic Speech to Congress
Sept. 24, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $11.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Duluth International Airport
Sept. 23, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $6.3 Million for Transit in Duluth
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
Sept. 22, 2015 After Call from Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, Department of Labor Approves Trade Adjustment Assistance for Steel Workers and Miners Impacted by Layoffs
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Close Loophole Private Equity Fund Managers Use to Avoid Taxes
Sept. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Offer Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future & Stronger Economy
Sept. 21, 2015 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Reauthorize and Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, The Honorable Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, The Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the Energy and Water Subcommitees - Call for Strongest Level of Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
Sept. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Workers
Sept. 14, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Proposal to Let Workers Earn Paid Leave to Care for Newborns, Sick Family Members
Sept. 10, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
Sept. 9, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5 Million to Support New Apprenticeship Partnerships Between Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and More Than 100 Local Businesses
Sept. 8, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on U.S. State Department Reopening Diplomatic Mission with Somalia
Sept. 3, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - Broadband 'As Important as Textbooks'
Sept. 1, 2015 Sen. Franken Announces New "Veterans History Project" Initiative to Capture War Accounts from Minnesota Veterans
Sept. 1, 2015 Minneapolis Star Tribune - Al Franken, Tammy Baldwin: Avoiding an Oil Train Explosion Shouldn't be a Matter of Luck
Sept. 1, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Support for Grant Proposal for Next Generation Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - Transparency in Political Spending by Public Companies
Aug. 24, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law
Aug. 20, 2015 Sen. Franken to Travel to Africa to Explore Bipartisan Economic Development Opportunities
Aug. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate - Schedule Bipartisan Budget Negotiations Immediately
Aug. 13, 2015 CNN - Why I Support Iran Deal
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Call For "Do Not Disturb" Technology to Block Telemarketing and Unwanted Robocalls
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
Aug. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken Leads Resolution Backing Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Aug. 5, 2015 Bennet, Franken Introduce Bill to Ban Members of Congress from Becoming Lobbyists, Close Revolving Door
Aug. 3, 2015 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Newly Announced Clean Power Plan Will Help Address Growing Threat of Climate Change
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Dept. of Homeland Security Says Senate Cybersecurity Bill Would Sweep Away Privacy Rights, Make Information Sharing More Difficult
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken: New Report on Facial Recognition Technology Highlights Lack of Privacy Standards
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Job-Creating Energy Measures Pass as Part of Comprehensive Energy Committee Bill
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Cliffs Plan To Idle United Taconite in August, Affecting More Than 400 Workers
July 29, 2015 Casey, Franken Introduce Bill to Address Payroll Fraud
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Address Growing Problem of Payroll Fraud, Worker Misclassification
July 27, 2015 Key Federal Agencies Underscore Need for Sen. Franken's Bill to Ban "Stalking Apps"
July 23, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 23, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes New Bill to Prohibit All LGBT Discrimination
July 22, 2015 Wyden, Senators Call on FCC to Apply Privacy Protections to Broadband
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General and The Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - Look into Potential Anticompetitive Practices by Apple in Music Streaming Market
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President, United States - Prioritize Human Rights on Trip to Kenya and Ethiopia
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Says New Credit Protections Will Help Stop Servicemembers, Military Families From Being Exploited
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Agriculture Secretary Calling for Poultry Insurance Program
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