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

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
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
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable 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. 15, 2015 President Obama Sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Visit Iron Range Hard Hit By Layoffs Stemming From Foreign Steel Dumping
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 7, 2015 Sen. Franken Praises Top Consumer Agency for Proposal to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements
Oct. 1, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Sept. 30, 2015 Mesabi Daily News - Delegation Secures $6 million for Workforce
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts
Sept. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Workers
Sept. 9, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5 Million to Support New Apprenticeship Partnerships Between Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and More Than 100 Local Businesses
Sept. 1, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Support for Grant Proposal for Next Generation Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Address Growing Problem of Payroll Fraud, Worker Misclassification
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Cliffs Plan To Idle United Taconite in August, Affecting More Than 400 Workers
July 29, 2015 Casey, Franken Introduce Bill to Address Payroll Fraud
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General and The Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - Look into Potential Anticompetitive Practices by Apple in Music Streaming Market
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 Letter to Chairman Wheeler and Attorney General Holder - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal
April 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call on Federal Regulators to Block Massive 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
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