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: Education Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Iraq Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program Issue Position: Consumer Credit Issue Position: Renewable Energy Issue Position: Immigration Issue Position: Agriculture Issue Position: Veterans Issue Position: Gas Prices Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief Issue Position: The 401(U) Issue Position: Workers 8/06/15 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 8/03/15 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--Motion to Proceed 7/23/15 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 7/22/15 Wyden, Senators Call on FCC to Apply Privacy Protections to Broadband 7/20/15 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Renewable Fuel Standard 7/20/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule 7/17/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S. Ambassador to Somalia 7/16/15 Sen. Franken's Provisions Included in Senate-Passed Bill to Reform "No Child Left Behind" 7/15/15 Sen. Franken's Statement on Consumer Agency Taking Steps on Forced Arbitration Clauses 7/14/15 Letter to the USPS Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee - Need for a Stamp Featuring Harmon Killebrew 7/14/15 Sen. Franken's Statement on Newly Announced Iran Nuclear Deal 7/14/15 Letter to The Food and Drug Administration - Science-Based Blood Donation Policy 7/14/15 FOX 21 - Chisholm Post Office to be Renamed After Late Congressman 7/14/15 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Bill to Rename Chisholm Post Office in Memory of Congressman Jim Oberstar Passes House, Heads to Presidents Desk to be Signed into Law 7/14/15 Sen. Franken: Senate Failure to Advance LGBT Anti-Bullying Measure a "Tremendous Disappointment" 7/14/15 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 7/13/15 Student Non-Discrimination Act 7/10/15 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Expediting Rulemaking for Loan Data 7/10/15 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Cable and Internet Pricing 7/10/15 Sen. Franken: Update Tax Code to Reflect Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling 7/09/15 Every Child Achieves Act 7/08/15 Letter to Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce - Undermining Global Anti-Smoking Measures 7/07/15 International Falls Journal - Minnesota Delegation Seeks Fishing Guide Fee Exemption 7/07/15 CNN - What Congress Must Do for LGBT Kids 7/02/15 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Ernest Moniz, Secretary of the Department of Energy, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - The Need for Use of Biomass Energy to Spur Economic Growth 7/02/15 Letter to Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador, Jamshed Merchant, Consul General, and Rob Merrifield, Representative to the United States - Fishing Guide Fees 7/01/15 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Mental Health Services 6/30/15 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - Biomass Energy 6/30/15 Sen. Franken's Statement on Newly Proposed Rule That Extends Overtime Pay Protections to 5 Million More Americans 6/30/15 Sen. Franken Releases New Report Highlighting Key Problems, Opportunities for Health Care Delivery in Minnesota's Rural Communities 6/29/15 Letter to All State Governors - Input on National Energy Policy 6/26/15 Sen. Franken's Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality 6/26/15 Letter to Barack Obama - Concerns About Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban 6/25/15 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision is Huge Victory for Millions of Americans Who Have Insurance Because of Affordable Care Act 6/24/15 Post Bulletin - Our View: Expand Mental Health Referrals in Schools 6/24/15 Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act