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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama- Nuclear Weapons Policy: Restrain and Reduce
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies
July 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Protect Workers from Violence on the Job
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate- Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
July 12, 2016 Letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc.- Sen. Franken Presses Makers of "Pokemon GO" Smartphone App Over Privacy Concerns
July 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts
July 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce $207,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Paynesville Municipal Airport
July 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan Announce Over $1.3 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Bemidji Regional Airport
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Secretary of the Federal Communications Committee - Call on FCC To Strengthen Privacy Protections For Consumers
July 7, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Death of Philando Castile
July 7, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General- Dayton, Smith, Klobuchar, Franken, McCollum, Ellison Urge U.S. Department of Justice to Conduct Full and Thorough Investigation into Death of Philando Castile
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs- Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education
July 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $170,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Winsted Municipal Airport
July 6, 2016 Letter to Margaret Chan, M.D., Director-General of the World Health Organization - Senate Effort to Press World Health Organization to Address Spread of Yellow Fever
July 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $220,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Glencoe Municipal Airport
July 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $265,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hector Municipal Airport
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Thune, Chairman of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Nelson. Ranking Member of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Push to Pass Security Measure to Support DIA
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice- Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus
July 1, 2016 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure- Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength
June 30, 2016 Sen. Franken: Pentagon's Plan to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Servicemembers is a Historic Victory for LGBT Rights
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Preisdent Nieto - Colleagues in Congressional Steel Caucus Join with Members of Canadian Parliament to Urge President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and President Nieto to Address Steel Dumping
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Calls Federal Plan to Crack Down on Tax Dodging Missed Opportunity to Improve Financial Transparency
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Help So-Called "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" Get The Health Care They Need
June 28, 2016 Letter to Tom Tidwell, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service- Public Listening Sessions for the Iron Range
June 27, 2016 Sen. Franken: Momentous Supreme Court Ruling Protects Women's Constitutional Right to Access Safe, Legal Abortion
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard
June 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Bipartisan Group of 39 Senators in Calling for a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development- Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections
June 23, 2016 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Deadlock in Important Immigration Case Underscores Need for Fully Functioning Court
June 23, 2016 Senators Applaud Agencies for Their Leadership to Increase the Educational Success of Children in Foster Care
June 23, 2016 Sen. Franken: My Bipartisan Measure Will Help Give Foster Kids in Minnesota More Stability
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
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education- Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers
June 21, 2016 Sens. Franken, Sasse Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Hold China Accountable for Unfair Trade Practices; Restore Congressional Oversight
June 21, 2016 KSTP - Senators Urge FDA to End 'Discriminatory' Blood Donation Policy
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Sen. Franken: Senate's Failure to Pass Commonsense Gun Violence Reforms is "Deep Disservice" to Families of Shooting Victims around Country
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 Sens. Franken, Casey Introduce Legislation to Help Families Afford High Cost of Diapers, Keep Children Healthy
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
June 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $700,000 for Safety Improvements at Warroad International Memorial Airport
June 16, 2016 New Proposal from Education Department Would Help Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers, Ban Forced Arbitration in College Enrollment Contracts
June 16, 2016 After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights from Minnesota to Cuba
June 15, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 15, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Extensive Report Detailing Concerns with FBI Facial Recognition Program
June 14, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed
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