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: Veterans Issue Position: Gas Prices Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program Issue Position: Agriculture Issue Position: Consumer Credit Issue Position: Renewable Energy Issue Position: Immigration Issue Position: Workers Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Education Issue Position: Iraq Issue Position: The 401(U) Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief 5/21/15 Letter to Colleagues - Prevention and Public Health Fund 5/15/15 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity to Businesses Before Enforcing Menu Labeling Rule 5/15/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees 5/08/15 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care 5/05/15 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception 4/28/15 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 4/24/15 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Fight to Prevent Breckenridge Residents from Having to Purchase Unnecessary Flood Insurance 4/24/15 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs 4/21/15 Letter to Chairman Wheeler and Attorney General Holder - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal 4/21/15 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call on Federal Regulators to Block Massive Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal 4/16/15 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 4/08/15 Blumenthal, Senators Urge Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis 4/02/15 Letter to Neil Eggleston, Counsel to the President - Disclose Dark Money in Politics 4/01/15 Letter to President Barack Obama - Steel and Mining Industry Jobs 3/31/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change 3/30/15 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human - Expanding Louisiana Preschools 3/27/15 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Protect Worker Rights 3/27/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - Funding for Programs under the Older Americans Act 3/27/15 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Dick Durbin, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - U.S.-Israel Cooperative Missile Defense Programs 3/27/15 Lt. Governor Smith, Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Nolan Met with Top Administration Officials Today to Discuss Steel Industry Jobs 3/26/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education - Pell Grant Funding 3/26/15 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 3/26/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Federal Impact Aid Program 3/25/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program 3/25/15 Senators Introduce Budget Amendment to Let Students Refinance Crushing Student Loan Debt 3/25/15 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued 3/23/15 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Finalize New Oil Tank Car Standards 3/23/15 Feinstein Supports Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments 3/23/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers 3/23/15 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Charmin of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Crude Oil by Rail 3/18/15 Boxer Joins Warren, Colleagues to Introduce 'Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act' to Tackle Student Debt 3/06/15 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners 3/06/15 Blumenthal, Markey, Whitehouse And Franken Introduce Legislation To Ensure Transparency And Accountability In Data Broker Industry 3/05/15 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission - Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal 3/05/15 Markey, Blumenthal, Whitehouse and Franken Introduce Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in Data Broker Industry 3/04/15 Franken, Walz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog