Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

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Full Name: Al Franken
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
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U.S. Senator-Elect Al Franken Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program Issue Position: Veterans Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Consumer Credit Issue Position: Workers Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief Issue Position: Immigration Issue Position: Iraq Issue Position: Education Issue Position: Gas Prices Issue Position: Agriculture Issue Position: The 401(U) Issue Position: Renewable Energy 7/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians 7/17/14 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 7/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC 7/16/14 Sen. Franken Disappointed after "Hobby Lobby" Legislative Fix Fails in Senate 7/16/14 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance 7/15/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality 7/15/14 Sen. Franken Files Net Neutrality Comments with FCC 7/14/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Oppression and AGOA 7/12/14 Sen. Franken's Statement on Commerce Department Decision on Steel Dumping 7/11/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures 7/10/14 Senators: Corportations Must Give Workers and Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy 7/10/14 Sen. Franken Helps Move Forward Bill to Restore Consumers' Right to Transfer Cell Phones to Other Carriers 7/09/14 Sen. Franken Backs Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision 7/09/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General - AT&T and DirecTV Merger 7/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Major Disaster Declaration 7/03/14 Letter to Debra Crusoe, Minnesota State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency - Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding 7/02/14 Letter to Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General - Processing Centers Closures 7/01/14 After Major Push from Klobuchar, Franken, and Ellison, General Services Administration Announces It Will Abandon Plan to Relocate Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office to Building that was Inaccessible by Public Transportation 7/01/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2014 6/30/14 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision Will Deny Women Preventive Health Care Services 6/30/14 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Boost Transparency over Government Surveillance Programs 6/30/14 Sens. Franken, Heller Call New Obama Administration Report on Surveillance Programs Insufficient 6/27/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Community Broadband Progress 6/27/14 Sen. Franken Accompanies President Obama to Minneapolis Workforce Center Friday Morning 6/27/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy 6/26/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Send a Clear Message to Those Crossing the Border 6/25/14 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 6/25/14 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Workforce Development Bill Will Help Get Minnesotans Back to Work 6/24/14 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections 6/24/14 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Make College More Affordable with New Bill to Improve Higher Ed System 6/24/14 Sen. Franken in Hearing: We Must Examine if AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest 6/24/14 Leahy, Other Senate Democrats Introduce Bill To Crack Down On Secret Spending In Elections 6/24/14 Sen. Franken Renews Push to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections 6/23/14 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key Oversight Board Takes Further Action to Help MN Shippers Affected by Poor Rail Service 6/18/14 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone Pipeline Vote in Senate Energy Committee 6/18/14 In Key Senate Meeting, Sen. Franken Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United