Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
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4/14/17 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Concern About Review of Local Law Enforcement Consent Decrees 4/10/17 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation 4/07/17 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018 4/07/17 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service 4/07/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Regarding Military Assistance To Honduras 4/06/17 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Designate $3.3 Billion to HUD Community Development Funding in Fiscal Year 2018 4/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Prioritize Opening Chinese Markets to U.S. Beef 3/31/17 Letter to the President - Use American-Made Steel in Keystone Pipeline Construction, Urges McCaskill 3/30/17 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Veto S.J. Res. 34 3/30/17 Booker Joins Franken and Senate Colleagues to Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices 3/29/17 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts 3/28/17 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog 3/24/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - We're Not Going to Help You Erode Health Care Coverage 3/24/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Attend NATO Meeting 3/23/17 Hatch, Franken Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017 3/23/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Federal Hiring Freeze 3/22/17 Letter to the Hon. Chairman Cochran and the Vice Chairman Leahy - Regarding Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Threaten America's Clean Air and Water 3/21/17 Letter to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Leahy - Extreme Concern Over the Drastic Cuts President Trump Proposted in FY2018 Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency 3/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Mich McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis 3/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Michael Piwowar, Acting Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission - Oppose Any Delay in the Full Implementation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule 3/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) - Reminder of the Extensive and Open Debate the Senate Conducted in Drafting and Passing the ACA in 2009 3/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Questions on Press Access, Human Rights Commitment 3/16/17 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment 3/16/17 Letter to the President - Urging the Administration to Reject Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard That Would Upend Stability and Predictability for Small Businesses, Rural Communities 3/15/17 Sens. Franken, Capito, Klobuchar, Cornyn Press Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Mobilized National Guard and Reserve Troops Have Access to Same Benefits As Active Duty Troops 3/15/17 Duckworth and Franken Re-Introduce Bill to Train Illinoisans for Open, High-Skill Jobs 3/15/17 Sens. Al Franken, Tammy Duckworth Continue Efforts to Train Workers for Open, High-Skill Jobs in Minnesota and Our Nation 3/14/17 Letter to the Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators Reject Call for New Nuclear Weapons, Ending Nuclear Testing Ban 3/14/17 Letter to the President - Farmers in Minnesota, Across the Country Need Action to Stop Further Spread of Avian Flu 3/13/17 Letter to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA - Expressing Concern about Administration's Reported 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding 3/08/17 Letter to Mr. John M. Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Restore Coast Guard Budget 3/07/17 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country 3/07/17 Sen. Franken's Statement on Meeting with Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch 3/06/17 Sen. Franken's Statement on President Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban 3/06/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Protect the White House Tribal Nations Conference and Council on Native American Affairs 3/06/17 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC - Take Action on Robocalls 3/06/17 Letter to the President - Regarding Decision to Not Require American Steel In Keystone Pipeline 3/06/17 Letter to Jeffrey S. Aronin, CEO of Marathon Pharmaceuticals - Provide Answers on High Price of Drug for Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder 3/03/17 Letter to the Honorable Charles E. Grassley, Chairman of Committee on the Judiciary - Senate Judiciary Democrats Request Sessions Testimony on False Statements, Russia Contacts 3/02/17 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions - Regarding Hate Crimes 3/02/17 Sens. Franken, Baldwin, Rep. Polis lead Nearly 200 Lawmakers in Filing Supreme Court Amicus Brief to Support Rights of Transgender Students 3/02/17 Sen. Franken's Statement on Report That Attorney General Jeff Sessions Misled American Public under Oath During Confirmation Hearing about His Contact with Russian Officials 3/01/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Family Planning Clinics 3/01/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Drop Republican Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers 2/28/17 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans 2/28/17 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislation to Reduce Teacher Shortages, Strengthen Education for Minnesota's Rural and Native American Students 2/28/17 Sen. Franken Spotlights Veterans: Hosts VFW State Commander Joe Mauricio at Tonight's Presidential Address and Helps Introduce New Bill to Strengthen Education Support for Minnesota Troops and Veterans 2/24/17 Senator Franken Vows to Fight Back Against Callous Trump Administration Decision to Scrap Guidelines on Protecting Transgender Students 2/24/17 Letter to Eection Assistance Commissioners - Address Russian Cybersecurity Threat 2/23/17 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Chinese Trademark Awarded to Trump Organization

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