Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
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U.S. Senator-Elect Al Franken Issue Position: Gas Prices Issue Position: Agriculture Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Consumer Credit Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief Issue Position: Workers Issue Position: Veterans Issue Position: Iraq Issue Position: Renewable Energy Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program Issue Position: Immigration Issue Position: The 401(U) Issue Position: Education 11/19/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Warm Air Furnace Regulations 11/19/14 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies - Data Privacy Policies 11/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals 11/18/14 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Allegations of Misconduct at Hibbing VA Clinic 11/18/14 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Vote 11/18/14 Sen. Franken: MnDOT Recommendation for Relocating Highway 53 is Major Step Toward Completing Project 11/18/14 Sen. Franken Saddened By Death of Former Minnesota Congressman Bill Frenzel 11/18/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Collection of Americans' Cellphone Data from Aircraft 11/17/14 Sen. Franken: Thousands of Minnesota Families Will Benefit from Bipartisan Measure to Improve Access to Quality Child Care 11/16/14 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Net Neutrality 11/10/14 Sen. Franken Lauds President Obama's Strong Net Neutrality Proposal 11/06/14 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - Implement Response Plan to Mitigate Future Propane Supply Shortages 11/04/14 Senator Franken's Election Night Remarks 10/30/14 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 10/28/14 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 10/28/14 A Really, Really Long Blog Post 10/27/14 Sen. Franken's Praises New Minnesota Ebola Restrictions 10/27/14 Release: New Ad Highlights Franken's Fight to End Wall Street Hedge Fund Tax Break 10/23/14 Gillibrand, Franken, Casey Push For Enhanced Safety Guidelines For Students Studying Abroad 10/22/14 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce $8 Million to Improve Electric Infrastructure in Minnesota's Red River Valley 10/17/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Sen. Franken Pushes to Improve Native School Buildings 10/17/14 Letter to Elliot Kaye, Chairman of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Proposed Federal Rules That Could Threaten NH Recreational Vehicle Users 10/15/14 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families 10/14/14 After Major Push From Klobuchar and Franken, International Trade Commission Votes to Impose Penalties on Mexican and Turkish Companies Dumping Steel in U.S. 10/13/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Continue and Expand its Efforts to Combat Stalking Apps 10/13/14 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Including MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings 10/13/14 Sen. Franken Extends His Push to Crack Down on Mobile Device "Stalking Apps" 10/11/14 New Ad Highlights Franken's Work to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loans 10/10/14 Sen. Franken's Statement on Nobel Peace Prize Winners 10/10/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State 10/10/14 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman 10/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Speak Out on Hong Kong 10/09/14 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Walz Announce Minnesota Researchers to Receive Over $1.6 Million as Part of the NIH "BRAIN" Initiative 10/09/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies 10/09/14 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Ensure All Minnesota Veterans Receive Full Military Honors at Funerals 10/08/14 Letter to Daniel Elliott III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Service Problems Facing Freight Rail Shippers