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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Veto S.J. Res. 34, Rescinding Federal Communications Commission Broadband Privacy Rules
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael Piwowar, Acting Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission - Oppose Any Delay in the Full Implementation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
March 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC - Take Action on Robocalls
Feb. 9, 2017 Sen. Franken Introduces Measure to End Exclusive Stock Deals for Members of Congress
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to Mr. Spencer Williamson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaléo Pharmaceuticals - Concern That Kaléo Dramatically Increased the Cost of its Naloxone Injector Device
Feb. 7, 2017 Sen. Franken Joins Senate Colleagues, Entrepreneurs, Advocates, Consumers to Defend Net Neutrality
Jan. 31, 2017 Letter to the President - Urging to Include Broadband in any Infrastructure Initiative
Jan. 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC - Protect Net Neutrality
Dec. 29, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on U.S. Steel's Decision to Reopen Keetac Mine
Dec. 28, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Responses From Uber, Lyft on Discrimination against Customers
Dec. 21, 2016 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies - Upgrade Privacy Policy, Protect Users' Sensitive Location Data
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Guidance on Banking Service for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Fight to Support Students Defrauded by Globe University and Minnesota School of Business
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to Assistant General Counsel of the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, Blane Workie - Pushes Back against United Airlines' New Plan to Charge Passengers for Overhead Baggage Space
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to Timothy Sloan, CEO of Wells Fargo - Call On Wells Fargo To End Use Of Forced Arbitration So That Consumers Can Seek Justice In Court
Dec. 5, 2016 "Buy America" Iron and Steel Provision for Water Infrastructure Projects Must be Made Permanent
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representative, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Hon. Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate - Pass the Miners' Protection Act by the End of This Year
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber Technologies Inc., and Logan Green, CEO, Lyft Inc. - Race and Gender Discrimination against Customers
Nov. 1, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, CEO, Mylan - New Questions for Mylan About EpiPen Price Hike, Pricing Strategy
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay
Oct. 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Examine AT&T's Proposed Acquisition of Time Warner Cable
Oct. 24, 2016 Sen. Franken Raises Serious Doubts over Proposed AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Calls on Federal Regulators to Put Deal Under the Microscope
Oct. 22, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on AT&T's Reported Proposal to Acquire Time Warner
Oct. 21, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative
Oct. 4, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, and Bipartisan Group of Senators Push Administration for Renewed Emphasis on Enforcement to Tackle Steel Overcapacity
Oct. 4, 2016 Letter to Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Push Renewed Emphasis on Enforcement to Tackle Steel Overcapacity
Sept. 27, 2016 Letter to Ms. Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo Inc. - Requesting Information on the Breach of Yahoo! User Data
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John King, Secretary, Department of Education - Regarding the Closure of ITT Tech and Associated Student Debt Relief Measures
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
July 21, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Justice Department Move to Block Proposed Health Insurance Mergers
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere - Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing
July 12, 2016 Letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc. - Sen. Franken Presses Makers of "Pokemon GO" Smartphone App Over Privacy Concerns
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Calls Federal Plan to Crack Down on Tax Dodging Missed Opportunity to Improve Financial Transparency
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 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba
June 9, 2016 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Fight to Put Spotlight on Giant Multi-National Corporations That Dodge Taxes, Hide Profits Overseas
May 31, 2016 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota
May 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response From Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota
May 9, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, and Baldwin Introduce New Bill to Keep Unfair Chinese Trade Practices in Check, Protect American Workers
May 5, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Consumer Protection Proposal Will Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements for Credit Cards, Checking Accounts, Private Student Loans
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 28, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Workers Memorial Day
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