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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Campaign Finance and Elections

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 13, 2017 Letter to Steven T. Walther, Chairman of the Federal Election Commission - Senators Urge FEC to Improve Transparency for Online Ads
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of the SSA - Details of Coordination with Trump Voter Fraud Commission
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to Commissioners on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Sensitive Voter Data
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Voter Data and Transparency About How Sensitive Data Will be Used
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, the Hon. Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General, the Hon. John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Explain Role in Trump Voter Integrity Commission
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to Chairman Walther - FEC to Prevent Foreign Governments from Using Social Media to Influence U.S. Elections
Aug. 10, 2017 Letter to Jay Clayton, Chair of US Securities and Exchange Commission - Disclosure of Political Spending
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General and Thomas Wheeler, Assistant Acting Attorney General - Democrats Ask Justice Department Whether the Administration Has the Legal Authority to Request Sensitive Voter Information
July 7, 2017 Letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Senators Demand Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials' Voter Roll Data
May 25, 2017 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
April 26, 2017 Letter to Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Appoint Special Prosecutor Immediately
March 30, 2017 Letter to Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network - Judicial Crisis Network Lobbying for Supreme Court Justice Nominee Neil Gorsuch
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice Nominee - Call On Gorsuch And Dark Money Group To Disclose Secretive Backers
March 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, U.S. Dept. of Justice - Sessions Recusal and Intel Report on Russian Cyberattacks
Feb. 24, 2017 Letter to Election Assistance Commissioners - Address Russian Cybersecurity Threat
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education Designate - Senators Renew Calls For Devos To Come Clean On Dark Money Ties
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General - Provide National Intelligence Estimate of Russian Tampering in U.S. Election, Request Confirmation of Justice Dept. Investigation
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence - Call for Estimate of Russian Tampering in U.S. Election, Request Confirmation of Justice Dept. Investigation
Sept. 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, US Senate - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
July 25, 2016 Speech by Al Franken at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention
Jan. 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Concerning Campaign Contributions
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC Action on Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - Transparency in Political Spending by Public Companies
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors
April 2, 2015 Letter to Neil Eggleston, Counsel to the President - Disclose Dark Money in Politics
Sept. 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed by Failure of Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Sept. 9, 2014 ISIS
June 24, 2014 Sen. Franken Renews Push to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections
June 24, 2014 Leahy, Other Senate Democrats Introduce Bill To Crack Down On Secret Spending In Elections
June 24, 2014 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Secret Spending in Elections
June 18, 2014 In Key Senate Meeting, Sen. Franken Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Free and Open Internet
April 2, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Finance Laws a "Terrible Decision"
April 2, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending Should be Part of 2014 Agenda
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Consumers, Privacy, & Net Neutrality
July 16, 2012 Senate Democrats to Hold "Midnight Vigil" on DISCLOSE Act
July 16, 2012 Disclose Act
July 12, 2012 We Need to Put an End to Secret Campaign Contributions
July 12, 2012 Senators Announce Upcoming Senate Action on the DISCLOSE Act
April 27, 2012 Senators Applaud New FCC Rule to Make Political Advertising More Transparent
March 21, 2012 Minn Post - Franken, Democrats Announce Super PAC Disclosure Bill
March 13, 2012 Senate Democrats from Working Group to Craft New Response to Rise of Super PACS and Unlimited Spending by Outside Groups
Feb. 22, 2012 Letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission
Feb. 21, 2012 Letter to Caroline C. Hunter, Chairman of FEC
Jan. 26, 2012 Citizens United Anniversary
Jan. 19, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Schapiro, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
June 18, 2011 Remarks of Senator Al Franken Netroots Nation Conference 2011
April 14, 2011 Minnesota Independent - Franken, Senate Committee Tackle Campaign Reform in Wake of Citizens United
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