Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
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U.S. Senator-Elect Al Franken Issue Position: Kitchen Table Tax Relief Issue Position: Education Issue Position: Renewable Energy Issue Position: Veterans Issue Position: Workers Issue Position: Gas Prices Issue Position: Agriculture Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Consumer Credit Issue Position: Iraq Issue Position: The 401(U) Issue Position: Immigration 10/17/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Sen. Franken Pushes to Improve Native School Buildings 10/15/14 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families 10/14/14 After Major Push From Klobuchar and Franken, International Trade Commission Votes to Impose Penalties on Mexican and Turkish Companies Dumping Steel in U.S. 10/13/14 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Including MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings 10/13/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Continue and Expand its Efforts to Combat Stalking Apps 10/13/14 Sen. Franken Extends His Push to Crack Down on Mobile Device "Stalking Apps" 10/11/14 New Ad Highlights Franken's Work to Help Minnesotans Refinance Student Loans 10/10/14 Sen. Franken's Statement on Nobel Peace Prize Winners 10/10/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State 10/10/14 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman 10/09/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies 10/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Speak Out on Hong Kong 10/09/14 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Ensure All Minnesota Veterans Receive Full Military Honors at Funerals 10/08/14 Letter to Daniel Elliott III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Service Problems Facing Freight Rail Shippers 10/08/14 After Press from Sen. Franken, New Federal Action Announced to Improve Rail Service 10/06/14 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL 10/03/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households 10/02/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid 9/30/14 After Pressure from Sen. Franken, Federal Officials Take Action Against Dangerous "Stalking Apps" 9/30/14 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA 9/29/14 Minnesota Lawmakers Announce More Than $17 Million to Support Job-Driven Training Programs at 14 Minnesota Community Colleges 9/25/14 Grand Forks Herald - Minnesota Needs Federal Action on Railroads 9/24/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Opposing Hamas and Warning Against Unilateral Palestinian Initiatives that Would Derail Future Peace Talks 9/23/14 Star Tribune - Franken, McFadden Tailor Messages to College Students 9/23/14 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Investigation into MN Veteran's Death 9/22/14 Sen. Franken Calls Death of MN Veteran Waiting for VA Care an "Unacceptable Tragedy" 9/18/14 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote to Train & Arm Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIL 9/18/14 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protecting Steel Manufacturers Against Dumping of Cheap Foreign Steel 9/17/14 Sen. Franken: New Federal Pilot Program To Help Stop Overseas Extremists From Recruiting Minnesotans 9/17/14 At Key Hearing, Sen. Franken Continues Press for New Net Neutrality Rules 9/16/14 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Bill to Help Minnesotans Reduce Student Loan Debt Blocked in Senate 9/16/14 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Supporting Investigations Into Chinese Imports 9/15/14 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protect Steel Producers from Unfair Foreign Trade Practices 9/11/14 Sen. Franken Honors the 13th Anniversary of 9/11 9/11/14 Sen. Franken Disappointed by Failure of Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United 9/11/14 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $10 Million for Highway 10 Improvements