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Date Title Officials Location
July 30, 2014 USA FREEDOM Act Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Sens. Franken & Heller's Measures to Strengthen Surveillance Transparency Included in NSA Reform Bill Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Must End Human Rights Abuses Before Entering Trans-Pacific Partnership Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on Allegations of NSA Spying on Muslim-Americans Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
July 1, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2014 Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Boost Transparency over Government Surveillance Programs Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 30, 2014 Kline, Roe Applaud Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call New Obama Administration Report on Surveillance Programs Insufficient Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Sen. Cardin, Rep. Conyers, CPC, CBC, CHC and CAPAC Leaders, Launch #MoreThanAProfile Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on Juneteenth Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
June 12, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Broadband Conncection Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 CPC, CBC, CHC and CAPAC Chairs Applaud Amendment to End Racial Profiling Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Support Human Rights for Non-Violent Political Protestors in Egypt Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Letter to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Regarding Treatment of Somalis in Kenya Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
May 21, 2014 Letter to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Regarding Treatment of Somalis in Kenya Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 21, 2014 Letter to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Regarding Treatment of Somalis in Kenya Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 7, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, Regarding Racial Profiling Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
April 30, 2014 Statement on the NBA's Action Condemning Intolerance in Professional Sports Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 Colombian Workers Continue to Face Widespread Violence, Human Rights Violations, Members of Congress Hear From New Report Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - No Fly Lists Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
March 11, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking Rep. Erik Paulsen Unknown
March 11, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking Rep. Michele Bachmann Unknown
Feb. 28, 2014 Statement on Black History Month Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury and John Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service - Proposed 501(c)(4) Rules Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Kevin Tussy, FacialNetwork.com - Facial Recognition App Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call Surveillance Disclosure Announcement a Step Forward, Say Legislative Action Still Needed Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2014 Klobuchar Speaks at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in St. Paul Sen. Amy Klobuchar Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 19, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Ramp Up Driver Privacy Efforts Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Ramp Up Driver Privacy Efforts Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2014 McCollum Responds to President Obama's NSA Remarks Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2014 Walz Statement on the President's Proposed NSA Reforms Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2014 Hoeven, Klobuchar Introduce Driver Privacy Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2013 Ellison, Grijalva, Conyers Applaud New Report on NSA Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2013 Conyers & Progressive Caucus Laud NSA Review, Urges President Obama to Swiftly Undertake Necessary Reforms Rep. Keith Ellison Detroit, MI
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2013 McCollum: United Arab Emirates Should Immediately Release Minnesotan Shezanne Cassim from Jail Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2013 Freedoms are Protected for LGBT Veterans & Families Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2013 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Transparency Surveillance Bill Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2013 Hoeven, Klobuchar Introduce Driver Privacy Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar Fargo, ND
Sept. 26, 2013 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Tim Cook, Apple Inc. - Sen. Franken Questions Apple on Privacy Implications of New iPhone Fingerprint Technology Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Sept. 17, 2013 Huffington Post - An America As Good As Its Promise Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Sept. 12, 2013 Klobuchar Bipartisan Legislation Protecting Freedom of the Press Passes Judiciary Committee Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2013 Letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook - Reconsider Potential Expansion of its Facial Recognition Program Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Aug. 28, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Aug. 28, 2013 Klobuchar Statement Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency of Government Surveillance Programs Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
July 23, 2013 CNN.com - We Need Transparency on Domestic Surveillance Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 17, 2013 Klobuchar: Protect Voting Rights for All Americans Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 17, 2013 Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Pushing New Law Protecting Freedom of the Press Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 17, 2013 Schumer, Graham, Bipartisan Group Push New Media Shield Law - Legislation Would Codify & Augment New DOJ Media Guidelines and Provide Additional Protections, Ensuring they Can't Be Undone Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 14, 2013 ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" - Transcript: George Zimmerman and the Nuclear Option Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
June 25, 2013 Pocan & Ellison: Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision Demonstrates Need For National Right To Vote Amendment Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
June 25, 2013 Sen. Franken Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act a "Significant Setback" Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 18, 2013 Fox News "Your World with Cavuto" - Transcript - NSA Surveillance Rep. Michele Bachmann Unknown
June 11, 2013 Senators: End Secret Law Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Transparency of Federal Surveillance Programs Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 8, 2013 Progressive Caucus Holds Hearing on Implications of U.S. Drone Policy Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
April 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Calls for End to Disturbing Consumer Tracking Trend Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 13, 2013 Letter to Mr. Will Smith, CEO Euclid, Inc. - Stop Tracking Consumers without Their Permission Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 12, 2013 Klobuchar, Tester Introduce Legislation to Make Voting Easier for All Americans Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Oversight of the Drone Program Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller - Religion and Hate Crimes Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller - Religion and Hate Crimes Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2013 Rep. Keith Ellison Reintroduces Legislation Protecting Voters' Rights As First Bills Of 113th Congress Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Secretary Napolitano Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Announces New Gov't Report Showing Mobile Industry Companies Do Not Adequately Inform Consumers about How They Use Location Data; Report Says Federal Action Would Help Address Problem Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2012 Voter Restriction Amendment Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA Rep. Timothy Walz Unknown
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Aug. 17, 2012 Insight News - Ellison Urges Voters to Reject Voter ID Amendment Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
July 18, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law - On Privacy Surrounding Facial Recognition Technology Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 18, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties" Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
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