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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Dr. John King, Secretary of Education - Implementation of Key Reforms to Improve Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Enforce Accountability Provision in "Every Student Succeeds Act"
May 2, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Urge Dept. of Education to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 29, 2016 Letter to McConnell and Reid - Deliver Critical Payments to Rural Counties
April 27, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
April 21, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 19, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 Ayotte, Murray, Whitehouse, Franken: Report Shows Need for Trained Forensic Examiners for Survivors of Sexual Assault
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 15, 2016 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized
April 14, 2016 Tillis & Franken Introduce Bipartisan Bill
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
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
April 6, 2016 Mikulski, Senate Democrats Along with Advocacy Groups Urge Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
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 Cochran, Mikulski, Murray and Blunt - Call for Funding for Labor Dept. to Survey Contingent Workforce & Employee Training
March 22, 2016 Letter to Secretary Perez - Support Labor Dept. Audit of Federal Cafeteria Contractor
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Push for Increased Federal Funding in Science and Engineering
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 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 4, 2016 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Establish National Plan for Fighting Diseases Like Zika & Ebola
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. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of justice and Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Time Warner Cable Deal for Potential Harm to Consumers
Feb. 24, 2016 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy
Feb. 24, 2016 Our ``We the People'' Democracy
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 Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Deny Federal Funding to Colleges That Use Forced Arbitration Clauses
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Visa Waiver Program for Dual Nationals
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 Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Action Against Surge in Cheap Steel Imports from Turkey
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 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 3, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
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