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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 4, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Concerning Information on Workers Without Permanent Employment
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the Treasury Department - On the Protection of Pension Plans of Central State Pension Plans
Jan. 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Urge EPA To Take Further Action On Climate Change And Cut Methane Emissions
Jan. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Jan. 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Concerning Campaign Contributions
Jan. 4, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Murray, Cantwell Join in Friendly Wager on Vikings-Seahawks NFL Wild Card Game
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC Action on Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
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
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 17, 2015 Cord Blood and Bone Marrow Bill Co-Sponsors Applaud House Passage, Urge President to Sign
Dec. 15, 2015 President Obama Sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Visit Iron Range Hard Hit By Layoffs Stemming From Foreign Steel Dumping
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Cut Spending on Nuclear Weapons
Dec. 11, 2015 After Efforts from Sens. Franken and Cornyn, Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System is One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader - Scheduling Votes on the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan - Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Guidance on Innovations to Help Workers Retain Retirement Savings Between Jobs
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Conference Committee - Regarding Transportation Funding
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate MInority Leader - Protect Safety, Consumer Protection, Fuel Economy Provisions in Surface Transportation Bill
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Joseph A. Smith, Special Master, U.S. Department of Education - Grant Students Immediate Relief Following Federal Judge's Ruling that Corinthian Colleges Broke the Law
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Foster More Competition and Choice in Pay-TV Video Box Marketplace
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable Robert Scott, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - On Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior - End Sweetheart Deal for Coal Producers at Expense of Taxpayers
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Requesting an Update on Efforts to Implelemt the "Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change"
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Servicemembers Deserve Protection from Financial Ruin During Deployment
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Technology Education
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Close Carried Interest Loophole
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Oct. 8, 2015 As Winter Approaches, Klobuchar and Franken Urge Administration to Release Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families as Quickly As Possible
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