Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
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6/13/17 Sen. Franken Responds to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee 6/12/17 Sen. Franken's Statement ahead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Public Testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee 6/08/17 Sen. Franken's Statement on Former FBI Director James Comey's Testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee 5/20/17 Sen. Franken's Statement on Start of Judiciary Committee Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch 5/18/17 Bennet, Gardner, Franken Introduce Bill to Ban Members of Congress from Becoming Lobbyists 5/17/17 Sen. Franken Statement on Appointment of Former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel 5/10/17 In Speech, Sen. Franken Says Timing & Circumstances Surrounding Comey's Firing "Very Suspicious"; Renews Call for Special Prosecutor 4/12/17 Senate Health Panel Approves Three of Sen. Franken's Provisions as Part of Bipartisan FDA Reform Bill 3/29/17 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts 3/29/17 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices 3/27/17 Sen. Franken: I Will Vote No on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch 3/20/17 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, Orrin Hatch, Senate Finance Committee Chairman, and Lamar Alexander, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman - Trumpcare Process Must Equal the Affordable Care Act's 3/16/17 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment 3/15/17 Duckworth and Franken Re-Introduce Bill to Train Illinoisans for Open, High-Skill Jobs 3/08/17 Letter to Mr. John M. Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Restore Coast Guard Budget 3/07/17 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund 3/03/17 Letter to the Honorable Charles E. Grassley, Chairman of Committee on the Judiciary - Senate Judiciary Democrats Request Sessions Testimony on False Statements, Russia Contacts 2/28/17 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans 2/16/17 Durbin & Duckworth Introduce Legislation Rescinding Trump's Mass Deportation Executive Order 2/16/17 Letter to Donald F. McGahn, White House Coucil - Demanding Retention of All Documents Related to Trump, Russia 2/09/17 Sen. Franken Introduces Measure to End Exclusive Stock Deals for Members of Congress 2/07/17 Markey Joins Senator Gillibrand, Senators To Reintroduce Family Act 2/03/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis 2/03/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis 1/31/17 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Your Hiring Freeze is Hurting Indian Country 1/30/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Senators Call On President Trump To Protect Americans From Higher Health Costs 1/09/17 Hirono, Donnelly introduce amendment to protect Medicare and Medicaid 9/09/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Vote on Zika Funding 7/18/16 Following Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, and Emmer, Legislation to Rename Post Office at St. John's University in Memory of Late Senator Eugene McCarthy Passes Senate 6/08/16 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 4/27/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 3/30/16 Sen. Franken Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland 3/30/16 KVRR Fargo-Moorhead - Franken Impressed by Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland 2/03/16 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 10/02/15 Letter to Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner, Majority Whip Cornyn, Majority Leader McCarthy, and Chairmen Grassley, Chaffetz, Goodlatte, and Upton - Political Nature of GOP Planned Parenthood Oversight 8/17/15 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate - Schedule Bipartisan Budget Negotiations Immediately 7/14/15 FOX 21 - Chisholm Post Office to be Renamed After Late Congressman 7/14/15 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Bill to Rename Chisholm Post Office in Memory of Congressman Jim Oberstar Passes House, Heads to Presidents Desk to be Signed into Law 4/10/15 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Calling for a Vote on Amendments to Budget Resolution 1/28/15 Sen. Franken Announces Committee Assignments for 114th Congress 1/06/15 Sen. Franken Sworn in for Second Term 1/02/15 Duluth News Tribune - Common Ground can be Found in Congress 12/09/14 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Bill to Rename Portions of Highway 35 in Memory of Congressman Jim Oberstar Passes House 6/05/13 Sen. Franken Pays Tribute to Sen. Frank Lautenberg 3/16/11 Star Tribune - Franken, Paul Form Unlikely Senate Duo 1/06/11 Sen. Franken Introduces Provision to Improve Senate Filibuster Rules 4/22/10 Letter to Leader Reid and Leader McConnell 4/14/10 Judicial Nominees 10/25/08 Al Franken On The 6th Anniversary Of Paul And Sheila Wellstone's Passing U.S. Senator-Elect Al Franken

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