Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
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6/24/16 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections 6/24/16 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development- Support LGBT Rights Around the World 6/22/16 Letter to The Honorable Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice- Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers 6/21/16 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban 6/20/16 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban 6/17/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit 6/16/16 After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights from Minnesota to Cuba 6/16/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $700,000 for Safety Improvements at Warroad International Memorial Airport 6/15/16 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 6/14/16 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed 6/14/16 Sen. Franken: Court Decision Upholding Net Neutrality a Victory for Consumers, Innovators, Business 6/13/16 Sen. Franken's Statement on Shooting in Orlando 6/10/16 Sen. Franken Says EU Trade Ruling on U.S. Produced Ethanol is Big Victory for Minnesota Farmers, Rural Communities 6/10/16 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba 6/09/16 Letter to President Barack Obama- Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children 6/09/16 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets 6/09/16 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children 6/09/16 Letter to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt- Preservation of Jewish Egyptian Heritage 6/09/16 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities 6/09/16 KEYC Mankato: Senator Franken Looks to Help Guard And Reservists Receive Benefits 6/08/16 -9999 6/08/16 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts 6/08/16 Letter to Secretary James - Urging for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Mission to 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth 6/08/16 Sen. Franken Continues Pressing to Bring Healthcare, Education Support to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty 6/07/16 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense- Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas 6/07/16 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Fight to Put Spotlight on Giant Multi-National Corporations That Dodge Taxes, Hide Profits Overseas 6/06/16 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Announce New Funding to Help End Veteran Homelessness in Duluth 6/04/16 Rochester Post-Bulletin - Sen. Franken Praises Kingsland for College in the Schools 6/02/16 Letter to Cecilia Malmstrom, Comissioner for Trade, European Commission- EU Against Designating China a Market Economy 6/02/16 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Murphy and Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment 6/02/16 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Senators Urge Administration to Take New Fossil Fuel Leases Off the Table in Offshore Drilling Plan 6/01/16 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment 5/31/16 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities 5/27/16 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers 5/27/16 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Priorities for Reforming Federal Coal Leasing Program 5/26/16 After Efforts From Klobuchar, Franken, and Walz, $142 Million National Institutes of Health Grant Awarded to the Mayo Clinic's Biobank 5/25/16 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Warner & Kaine Join Colleagues In Calling For Action On Miners' Pensions 5/23/16 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Concerns Over Lack of Basic Consumer Protection for Low-Income Homebuyers 5/23/16 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota 5/19/16 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control 5/19/16 Sen. Franken Releases Response From Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information 5/19/16 Kaine Introduces Legislation To Promote Apprenticeships, Help More Students, Workers And Employers Compete In The Global Economy 5/18/16 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel 5/18/16 Letter to the honorable John Hoeven, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and the Honorable Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Call for Increased TSA Funding to Help Address Long Wait Times, Ensure Security 5/18/16 Sen. Franken: New Bipartisan Bill Will Make Minnesota Workers and Employers More Competitive in Global Economy 5/18/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Final Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping 5/18/16 Letter to John Hoeven and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security- TSA Funding for Long Wait Times 5/18/16 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States-Syrian Refuge Resettlement 5/18/16 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard Targets 5/18/16 Sen. Franken Applauds New Rule That Will Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers

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