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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
July 15, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Consumer Agency Taking Steps on Forced Arbitration Clauses
July 8, 2015 Letter to Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce - Undermining Global Anti-Smoking Measures
July 2, 2015 Letter to Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador, Jamshed Merchant, Consul General, and Rob Merrifield, Representative to the United States - Fishing Guide Fees
June 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Newly Proposed Rule That Extends Overtime Pay Protections to 5 Million More Americans
June 24, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Boost Mobile Competition in Spectrum Auction
June 16, 2015 Letter to Dan Shulman, CEO of PayPal - PayPal's New User Agreement
June 13, 2015 CBS Minnesota - Sen. Franken Speaks Out Against Payday Loans In St. Paul
May 4, 2015 Sen. Franken Takes Aim at Predatory Payday Lending Practices
April 30, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Consumer Information and Prevent Data Breaches
April 29, 2015 KSTP - Investigates: Selling Your Secrets
April 29, 2015 Rep. Johnson, Sen. Franken Re-Introduce Legislation to Keep the Courthouse Doors Open to Consumers, Workers
April 27, 2015 Time - Senator Al Franken: Politicians Didn't Stop the Comcast--Time Warner Deal. You Did.
April 23, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Reports of Comcast Dropping its Bid to Buy Time Warner Cable
April 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call on Federal Regulators to Block Massive Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal
April 21, 2015 Letter to Chairman Wheeler and Attorney General Holder - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal
April 20, 2015 Tech Crunch - The Tide Is Turning Against Comcast's Proposal To Buy Time Warner Cable
April 11, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - National View: Level Playing Field for Minnesota Steelworkers
April 11, 2015 The New York Times - Franken's Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke
April 1, 2015 Letter to President Barack Obama - Steel and Mining Industry Jobs
March 31, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on U.S. Steel's Plan to Lay Off 700 MinnTac Workers
March 27, 2015 Lt. Governor Smith, Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Nolan Met with Top Administration Officials Today to Discuss Steel Industry Jobs
March 14, 2015 KARE - Sen. Franken Wages War Against Consumer Contract Clause
March 12, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on U.S. Steel's Plan to Idle the Keewatin Taconite Facility
March 5, 2015 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission - Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal
March 2, 2015 Sen. Franken Says President Obama's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Proposal Lacks "Necessary Teeth"
Feb. 6, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan, Paulsen Renew Efforts to Improve North Country Scenic Trail Route in Minnesota and Boost State Tourism
Feb. 4, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies, Inc. - I Still Have Concerns about Your Data Privacy Policy
Jan. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken Releases Response from Lyft on Data Privacy Policies
Dec. 15, 2014 Sen. Franken Releases Response from Uber on Data Privacy Policies
Dec. 3, 2014 MPR: "Franken Focuses on Uber and Lyft Privacy Policies"
Dec. 2, 2014 Letter to Logan Green, Chief Executive Officer of Lyft - Data Privacy Policies
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies - Data Privacy Policies
Nov. 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Lauds President Obama's Strong Net Neutrality Proposal
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
Sept. 18, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protecting Steel Manufacturers Against Dumping of Cheap Foreign Steel
Sept. 15, 2014 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Protect Steel Producers from Unfair Foreign Trade Practices
Aug. 26, 2014 Sen. Franken Visits Minntac Mine, Presses for More Jobs on Iron Range
Aug. 25, 2014 Sen. Franken to FCC: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Harms Competition and Consumers
Aug. 22, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key U.S. Trade Agency Decides Action Needed on Illegally Dumped Korean Steel
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken, Portman, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Future Propane Shortages
July 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed That Important Jobs Bill Blocked in Senate
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 21, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties
July 15, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality
July 15, 2014 Sen. Franken Files Net Neutrality Comments with FCC
July 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Helps Move Forward Bill to Restore Consumers' Right to Transfer Cell Phones to Other Carriers
July 10, 2014 Senators: Corporations Must Give Workers and Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy
July 9, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General - AT&T and DirecTV Merger
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken in Hearing: We Must Examine if AT&T-DirecTV Deal is in Consumers' Best Interest
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