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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 23, 2017 Hatch, Franken Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017
March 16, 2017 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
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions - Regarding Hate Crimes
Dec. 29, 2016 Star Tribune - Juncture of Mental-Health and Criminal Systems Now a Bit Safer
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Fight to Support Students Defrauded by Globe University and Minnesota School of Business
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to Timothy Sloan, CEO of Wells Fargo - Call On Wells Fargo To End Use Of Forced Arbitration So That Consumers Can Seek Justice In Court
Dec. 6, 2016 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Proposal to Improve Mental Health Services in Criminal Justice System Set to Become Law
Sept. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Demanding Answers from DHS on Use of Private Prisons
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
July 7, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Death of Philando Castile
July 7, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General - Urge to Conduct Full and Thorough Investigation into Death of Philando Castile
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus
June 14, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed
June 13, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Shooting in Orlando
April 18, 2016 Ayotte, Murray, Whitehouse, Franken: Report Shows Need for Trained Forensic Examiners for Survivors of Sexual Assault
April 14, 2016 Franken and Tester Introduce Major Legislation to Help Indian Country Fight Growing Drug Epidemic
Dec. 11, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System Clears Senate, is One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards
Oct. 27, 2015 Sen. Franken: Senate Cybersecurity Bill Doesn't Protect Americans' Privacy
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the US Department of Justice, and the Hon. James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of the Investigation - Press for Nation's Top Law Enforcement Officials to Take Action to Address Alarming Violence Against Transgender Community
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families
July 29, 2015 Casey, Franken Introduce Bill to Address Payroll Fraud
July 29, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Address Growing Problem of Payroll Fraud, Worker Misclassification
July 27, 2015 Key Federal Agencies Underscore Need for Sen. Franken's Bill to Ban "Stalking Apps"
June 12, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken, Stanek: Inmates with Mental Illness are 'Society's Dirty Little Secret'
May 20, 2015 The Hill - Jails are No Substitute for a Mental Health System
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
April 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System Clears Key Hurdle
April 22, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote for Human Trafficking Bill in Senate
April 17, 2015 Rep. Doug Collins and Sen. Al Franken Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill
April 16, 2015 Sen. Franken, Rep. Doug Collins Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System
April 16, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Dec. 12, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Provide Information on Sexual Assault Investigations
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Continue and Expand its Efforts to Combat Stalking Apps
Oct. 13, 2014 Sen. Franken Extends His Push to Crack Down on Mobile Device "Stalking Apps"
Oct. 3, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $1.2 Million to Support Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs in Duluth
Sept. 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Condemns Sexual Abuse of Somali Women by African Union Soldiers
June 10, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Minnesota National Guard's Ability to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
June 4, 2014 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Bill to Ban Stalking Apps Once and for All
May 28, 2014 Chairman Franken to Hold Hearing on Bill to End Stalking Apps Once and for All; Announces Witness List
April 11, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member of Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Bulletproof Vest Program
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Statement on Efforts to Curb Military Sexual Assault
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Crime
Nov. 19, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Pryor, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Oct. 31, 2013 Sen. Franken Receives Award for Work to Help Victims of Domestic Violence who Face Homelessness
Sept. 24, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Legislation to Create a National "Blue Alert" System to Help Catch Suspects Who Have Killed or Injured Police Officers Passes Judiciary Committee
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