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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Senator Franken announced his resignation from the US Senate on December 7, 2017. He stated that he will formally vacate his seat in the coming weeks.
Date Title
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Administration Decision to Expose Thousands to Dangerous Deportations
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to Mr. Brenton L. Saunders, CEO, Allergan plc - Monopoly Keeps Price of Drug High, Limits Competition
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to Mr. Brenton L. Saunders, CEO, Allergan plc - Monopoly Keeps Price of Drug High, Limits Competition
Nov. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Support Funding to Stem Opioid Epidemic
Oct. 27, 2017 Letter to Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, Mark Inch, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons - Reverse Cuts to Critical Halfway Houses and Other Programs that Reduce Recidivism
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Sens. Franken, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Push to Rebuild Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands with Resilient, Sustainable Infrastructure
Oct. 26, 2017 Sen. Franken Ratchets up Fight to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Minnesota & Across Country
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Call on President to Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, The Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member - Buy American Requirements
Oct. 19, 2017 Sens. Franken, Murkowski Make Bipartisan Push to Bring Justice to Native Survivors of Sexual Violence
Oct. 17, 2017 Hatch/Franken Child Protection Improvements Act Passes in the Senate
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and Ms. Candice Jackson - Clarify Confusing Sexual Assault Guidance for Schools
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health - Warren, Murphy, Cortez Masto Lead Colleagues in Urging NIH to Renew Funding for Firearm Violence Research
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Sustained American Diplomatic Campaign to Defuse Current Korean Crisis
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Decision to Revoke Sexual Assault Guidance Makes It Harder for Victims and Survivors to Seek Justice
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the President - Humanitarian Assistance for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
Sept. 27, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Support Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Call for Extension of DACA Renewal Deadline in Wake of Storms
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Hon. Jonodev Chaudhuri, Commissioner of the National Indian Gaming Commission - Strengthen Response to Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking in Indian Country
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen - Review of Consumer Data Protection at Top Consumer Reporting Agencies
Sept. 14, 2017 In Wake of Equifax Data Breach, Senators Markey, Blumenthal, Whitehouse and Franken Introduce Legislation to Hold Data Broker Industry Accountable
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Uphold Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors, Invest in Civil Rights Office
Sept. 12, 2017 Congress Approves Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Condemning White Nationalists, Neo Nazis, KKK and Other Hate Groups
Sept. 12, 2017 Congress Approves Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Condemning White Nationalists, Neo Nazis, KKK and Other Hate Groups
Sept. 12, 2017 Letter to Mr. Richard F. Smith, CEO of Equifax, Inc. - End Use Of Consumer-Harming Forced Arbitration Clauses
Sept. 8, 2017 Murphy, Durbin, Brown, Franken, Blumenthal, Warren & Harris Introduce Students before Profits Act
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Violence Prevention Funding Under Byrne-JAG Program
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Violence - Democratic Senators Urge NCAA to Promote Campus Safety
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jefferson Sessions, US Attorney General - Trump Comments on Law Enforcement use of Excessive Force
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - FDA Tobacco Regulations
Aug. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Senators Ask Justice Department to Fully Inform Judges About Stingray Impacts on Innocent Americans
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
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
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
July 5, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces Bill to Prevent Children from Becoming Trapped in Hot Cars
June 23, 2017 As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Sen. Franken and Lawmakers Press President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Act on Russian Cyber Intrusions to U.S. Energy Infrastructure
June 13, 2017 Sen. Franken Responds to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee
June 12, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement ahead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Public Testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee
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