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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 15, 2016 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
April 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Department of Defense - Bring GI Bill Benefits to National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Hostile Areas
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
March 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Letter to Barrack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Nuclear Materials Out of the Hands of Terrorists
March 22, 2016 Letter to Secretary Perez - Support Labor Dept. Audit of Federal Cafeteria Contractor
March 22, 2016 Letter to Cochran, Mikulski, Murray and Blunt - Call for Funding for Labor Dept. to Survey Contingent Workforce & Employee Training
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program
March 15, 2016 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Help Introduce Major Legislative Package to Cut Student Debt & Address College Affordability
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
March 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Protect Students From Deceptive Loans
March 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Patient Access to Mental Health Coverage Required by Law
March 4, 2016 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Establish National Plan for Fighting Diseases Like Zika & Ebola
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 2, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce New Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Feb. 26, 2016 Peters Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help More Foster Children Find Homes
Feb. 25, 2016 After Efforts from Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, White House Announces New Actions To Crack Down On Illegal Steel Dumping
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary of Department of Treasury - On Stopping Corporate Tax Dodgers
Feb. 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Introduce Legislation to Ensure Laid-Off Workers Affected by Steel Dumping Receive Support They Deserve
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 After Significant Efforts From Klobuchar and Franken, Senate Confirms U.S. Ambassadors to Norway and Sweden
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Visa Waiver Program for Dual Nationals
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Deny Federal Funding to Colleges That Use Forced Arbitration Clauses
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - Restore Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility to Women's Air Force Service Pilots, Other Active Duty Designees
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. 4, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Action Against Surge in Cheap Steel Imports from Turkey
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Bipartisan Push to Increase Support for Dilapidated Tribal School Buildings
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
Feb. 2, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses President Obama to Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs
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. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - On Allowing Puerto Rico Restructuring Authority
Jan. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids
Jan. 21, 2016 After Efforts from Sen. Franken, Dept. of Education Will Help Students and Parents Find Out if Colleges Support LGBT Rights
Jan. 21, 2016 Sen. Franken Helps Announce New Legislative Package to Reduce Student Debt and Address College Affordability
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. 12, 2016 Sen. Franken's Response to 2016 State of the Union Address
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 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. 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 Klobuchar, Boozman, Franken Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions
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
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