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Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Release of Proposed Rules for Internet Access Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Foster More Competition and Choice in Pay-TV Video Box Marketplace Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Markey Leads Bill to Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Texts Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture - Opening Statement of Rep. Peterson, Hearing on Big Data and Agriculture: Innovation and Implications Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - U.S. E.U. Safe Harbor Agreement Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Klobuchar, Daines, Gardner Introduce Legislation to Expand Broadband Infrastructure Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Cybersecurity Threats Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Following Call to Action from Klobuchar, Wireless Industry Announces New Effort to Help Prevent Cell Phone Theft Sen. Amy Klobuchar Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 3, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - Our view: Feds Can do More to Expand Broadband Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Sept. 3, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - Broadband 'As Important as Textbooks' Sen. Al Franken St. Paul, MN
Aug. 19, 2015 Marshall Independant - Klobuchar Talks Transportation, Infrastructure Sen. Amy Klobuchar Marshall, MN
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Call For "Do Not Disturb" Technology to Block Telemarketing and Unwanted Robocalls Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Call For "Do Not Disturb" Technology to Block Telemarketing and Unwanted Robocalls Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2015 Nolan Introduces Sweeping New Rural Broadband Initiative Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Dept. of Homeland Security Says Senate Cybersecurity Bill Would Sweep Away Privacy Rights, Make Information Sharing More Difficult Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken: New Report on Facial Recognition Technology Highlights Lack of Privacy Standards Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 27, 2015 Key Federal Agencies Underscore Need for Sen. Franken's Bill to Ban "Stalking Apps" Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 22, 2015 Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Update Student Privacy Protections Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General and The Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - Look into Potential Anticompetitive Practices by Apple in Music Streaming Market Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 22, 2015 Wyden, Senators Call on FCC to Apply Privacy Protections to Broadband Sen. Al Franken Washington D.C.
July 21, 2015 Letter to Meredith Attwell Baker, President and Ceo, The Wireless Association - Continue Commitment to Preventing Cell Phone Theft Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Continue Commitement to Prevent Cell Phone Theft Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Brianerd Dispatch - Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Phone Scams Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 House Sends Legislation Introduced by Paulsen -- the Steve Gleason Act -- to President's Desk Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 House Agriculture Committee approves H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
July 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Cable and Internet Pricing Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
July 2, 2015 Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 7/2/2015 Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
July 2, 2015 Grand Forks Herald - Klobuchar Promotes Bill to Improve Telecommunications Service in Rural Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar St. Paul, MN
June 24, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Boost Mobile Competition in Spectrum Auction Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 18, 2015 Burr, Franken Introduce Bill to Bring Medical Devices to Patients Faster Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 16, 2015 Letter to Dan Shulman, CEO of PayPal - PayPal's New User Agreement Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Department of Agriculture - Improving Broadband Through the Broadband Opportunity Council Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 4, 2015 Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Lead Successful Effort to Pass Bill Through Judiciary Committee to End Patent Abuses Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 28, 2015 Lee, Klobuchar Comment on Proposed Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable Merger Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 22, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 22, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015 Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader, Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Dianne Feinstein, Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - Surveillance Activity Concerns Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Cracking Down on Stalking Apps Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 13, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Modernizing Support for Rural Broadband Services Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 12, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Access to Affordable Cable TV Programming Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 12, 2015 Klobuchar Statement on Verizon's and Sprint's Combine $158 Million Settlement with FCC, CFPB and 51 Attorney General to Resolve Mobile Cramming Investigation Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Consumer Information and Prevent Data Breaches Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 29, 2015 Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) National Cybersecurity Advancement Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1731) Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 KSTP - Investigates: Selling Your Secrets Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 28, 2015 Steve Gleason Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 27, 2015 Time - Senator Al Franken: Politicians Didn't Stop the Comcast--Time Warner Deal. You Did. Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 24, 2015 Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 4/24/2015 Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
April 23, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Reports of Comcast Dropping its Bid to Buy Time Warner Cable Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 21, 2015 Letter to Chairman Wheeler and Attorney General Holder - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call on Federal Regulators to Block Massive Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Tech Crunch - The Tide Is Turning Against Comcast's Proposal To Buy Time Warner Cable Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 11, 2015 The New York Times - Franken's Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Klobuchar, Tester Introduce Bill to Improve Rural Communications and Address Call Completion Challenges Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 16, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - US Immigration Visa System Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
March 6, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey, Whitehouse And Franken Introduce Legislation To Ensure Transparency And Accountability In Data Broker Industry Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
March 5, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal, Whitehouse and Franken Introduce Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in Data Broker Industry Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 2/27/2015 Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
Feb. 26, 2015 Progressive Caucus Applauds FCC on Net Neutrality Ruling Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Leading Democratic Senators Praise FCC's Adoption Of Net Neutrality Rules Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Rep. Walz Lauds Net Neutrality Ruling, Pledges to Continue Fighting to Keep Internet Free and Open for All Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Sen. Franken: FCC Vote to Adopt Net Neutrality Protections an "Enormous Victory" for American People Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 25, 2015 Mashable - Net Neutrality Vote Will be a Win for Free Speech Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to Gregory Lee, CEO, Samsung Electronics North America Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 11, 2015 Protecting Access to Speech-Generating Devices Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to William Cho, President of LG Electronics USA - Smart TVs Collecting & Sharing Private Conversations Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 10, 2015 Fischer, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Increase Wireless Broadband Access in Rural Communities Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission - Altered Images of People in Ads Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2015 Ellison, Grijalva Commend FCC Chairman's Net Neutrality Proposal Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 3, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Guarenteeing Net Neutrality Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
Feb. 3, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Stopping Intrusive Telemarketing Calls to Families Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2015 McCollum Introduces Legislation to End Cuban Broadcast Funding Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect Consumers from Unwanted Telemarketing Calls Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect Consumers from Unwanted Telemarketing Calls Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies, Inc. - I Still Have Concerns about Your Data Privacy Policy Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Jan. 26, 2015 The Hill - Lawmakers Launch Tech Diversity Causus Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Jan. 16, 2015 Leading Senate Democrats Join Together To Support Consumers, Open Internet For All Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Reintroduce Landmark Net Neutrality Legislation Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Jan. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken Releases Response from Lyft on Data Privacy Policies Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States Senate and John Thune, Senator, United States Senate - Preserve Strong Net Neutrality Protections Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Now is the Time to Act on Net Neutrality and Title II Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Now is the Time to Act on Net Neutrality and Title II Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Now is the Time to Act on Net Neutrality and Title II Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Broadband Internet for Rural Schools and Libraries Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Dec. 15, 2014 Rep. Nolan: Agreement Reached for Lake County Rural Broadband Project Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Sen. Franken Releases Response from Uber on Data Privacy Policies Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Dec. 12, 2014 New Chronicle - Lake County, RUS Reach Deal Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Dec. 10, 2014 Mesabi Daily News - Lake County Gets Funds to Expand Broadband Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Government Program Tracking Phones Invades Privacy, Could Violate U.S. Constitution Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
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