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July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups- Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Justice Department Move to Block Proposed Health Insurance Mergers Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 21, 2016 Klobuchar, Lee Statements on DOJ's Action Against Proposed Insurance Industry Mergers Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau- Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Lee, Klobuchar Statements on the Department of Justice Settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration- Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 KMSP Fox- Parents Speak out After Son Killed by IKEA Dresser Sen. Amy Klobuchar St. Paul MN
July 17, 2016 Schrader, Cooper, Cuellar, Peterson Introduce Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to Mary Jo White, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair and Richard Ketchum, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Chairman- Himes leads letter to SEC, FINRA regarding IPO Gross Spreads Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere- Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc.- Sen. Franken Presses Makers of "Pokemon GO" Smartphone App Over Privacy Concerns Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 6, 2016 Following Efforts from Klobuchar, Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls More Than 500,000 Hoverboards that Pose Injury Risk Due to Fire Hazards Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Calls Federal Plan to Crack Down on Tax Dodging Missed Opportunity to Improve Financial Transparency Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 29, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar and Blumenthal, Window Cord Manufacturers To Revise Safety Standards To Protect Children From Strangulation Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 CPSC and IKEA Announce a Recall to Prevent Future Injuries and Deaths from Tip-overs of Malm Dresser Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Star Tribune - Ikea to Stop Selling Dresser Linked to Death of Child in Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Klobuchar Statement on $14.7 Billion Volkswagen Settlement for Emissions Violations Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury - Proposed Regulations Threaten Jobs & Economic Growth Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Politico - Klobuchar Continues Battling Beer-Giant Merger Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice- Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Lee, Klobuchar Hold Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on CREATES Act, Bipartisan Legislation to Address Rising Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Klobuchar Bill to Crack Down on Fraud Targeted at Seniors Passes Commerce Committee, Paving the Way for a Vote in the Full Senate Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Klobuchar, Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Children From Tipping Furniture Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Chief Tidwell - Calling for a Permanent Solution to Ensure the Sustainable Harvest of Cisco Fish Near Prairie Portage Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 9, 2016 Letter to Chief Tidwell - Calling for a Permanent Solution to Ensure the Sustainable Harvest of Cisco Fish Near Prairie Portage Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 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 Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 7, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx, Attorney General Lynch - Calling on DOT, DOJ to Investigate Airline Surcharges Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 KIMT - Lawmakers Are Working to Make Window Cords Safer Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
June 1, 2016 Nolan Statement on Re-Opening of UTac Facilities Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 31, 2016 Star Tribune - Cliffs Natural Resources' 10-year Deal With Arcelormittal Should Help Iron Range Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 31, 2016 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Vasami - Calling on the Window Covering Manufacturers Association to Implement Strongest Possible Child Safety Protections Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar and Coats, the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
May 23, 2016 Senators Commit to Oversight of Consolidation in Agri-Chem Industry Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 20, 2016 Letter to Inspector General Levinson - Urging the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General to Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Waste From Single Use Vial Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response From Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 18, 2016 Star Tribune - Klobuchar Calls on IKEA to Recall Malm Dressers, Halt Sales Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Ward - Urging IKEA to Take Strong and Definitive Action to Prevent Future Injuries and Deaths From Tip-Overs of Malm Dresser Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Warner Join Flight Attendants, Law Enforcement & Anti-Trafficking Advocates at National Airport to Call on Congress to Combat Human Trafficking on Commercial Air Flights Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx - Urging Department of Transportation to Consider Application for Service Between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Minneapolis-st. Paul International Airport Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx - Urging Department of Transportation to Consider Application for Service Between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Minneapolis-st. Paul International Airport Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
May 12, 2016 Surly Brewing Joins Rep. Paulsen to Testify in Support of Craft Beverage Legislation Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota Rep. Timothy Walz Unknown
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 11, 2016 Klobuchar-Backed Bipartisan Bill to Protect American Businesses From Intellectual Property Theft Signed Into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 After Efforts From Klobuchar, Federal Communications Commission Announces Incontact Will Pay Penalty Following Rural Call Completion Investigation in Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Letter to Chairman Kaye - Klobuchar, Schakowsky, Casey Urge the Consumer Product Safety Commission to Take Action to Prevent Future Injuries and Deaths From Tip-Overs of IKEA Malm Dresser Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 9, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, and Baldwin Introduce New Bill to Keep Unfair Chinese Trade Practices in Check, Protect American Workers Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 9, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, and Baldwin Introduce New Bill to Keep Unfair Chinese Trade Practices in Check, Protect American Workers Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 6, 2016 Nolan Statement on Central States Pension Fund Decision Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 6, 2016 Kline Statement on April Jobs Report Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chariman of the Federal Communications Commission - Set-Top Box Proposal Opposition Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chariman of the Federal Communications Commission - Set-Top Box Proposal Opposition Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chariman of the Federal Communications Commission - Set-Top Box Proposal Opposition Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chariman of the Federal Communications Commission - Set-Top Box Proposal Opposition Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Consumer Protection Proposal Will Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements for Credit Cards, Checking Accounts, Private Student Loans Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 4, 2016 After Calls for Action From Klobuchar, Takata Prepares to Further Expand National Recall of Defective Air Bags Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Klobuchar Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Research, Development of Wood Building Construction in United States Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Workers Memorial Day Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 28, 2016 Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Ensure Access to Justice for Telecommunications Consumers Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Kline Helps Champion Resolution Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Klobuchar Welcomes Committee Passage of Bill to Protect Young Athletes From Concussions, Tackle False Safety Claims for Sports Gear Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Paulsen Supports Legislation to Aid American Manufacturers Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Letter to Thomas E. Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC- Reps. Yvette D. Clarke and Gene Green Urge FCC to Delay Further Action Until Completion of Impact Study Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 The Tampa Tribune - Reforming Occupational Licensing Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
April 22, 2016 Nolan, Iron Range Leaders Assured Nothing is in the Works to Pre-Emptively Stop Iron Range Mining Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
April 22, 2016 After Efforts From Klobuchar to Prevent Child Poisoning, Procter and Gamble Announces New Safety Safeguards for Detergent Laundry Pods Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Letter to Ms. Hesse - Urge Careful Consideration of Proposed Sabmiller, Anheuser-Busch Inbev Merger Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Paulsen Votes to Advance Pro-Manufacturing Legislation Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Forced Arbitration Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Package in Response to National Drinking Water Crisis Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 18, 2016 Politico - Lawmakers Plead for Steel Import Curbs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
April 18, 2016 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Lee, Klobuchar Press FTC On Contact Lens Market Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
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