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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 13, 2017 Franken, Murphy, Paul, Durbin Announce Legislation to Set New Conditions for U.S. Military Support to Saudi Arabia
April 13, 2017 Murphy, Paul, Durbin, Franken Announce Legislation to Set New Conditions for U.S. Military Support to Saudi Arabia
April 7, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on the U.S. Military Strike in Syria
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators Reject Call for New Nuclear Weapons, Ending Nuclear Testing Ban
Dec. 9, 2016 Sen. Franken Leads Senate Resolution that Questions U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Modernization Plans
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S. Department of the Treasury - Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of the Aleris Corporation by Zhongwang USA LLC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Restore Guard Bonuses
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
Sept. 21, 2016 Murphy, Paul, Franken, Lee Statements on Senate Vote on Resolution to Block MIlitary Equipment Sale to Saudi Arabia
Sept. 8, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Update Administrative Separation Policy Across All Military Services
July 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Nuclear Weapons Policy: Restrain and Reduce
June 8, 2016 Letter to Secretary James - Urging for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Mission to 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Cut Spending on Nuclear Weapons
March 27, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Dick Durbin, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - U.S.-Israel Cooperative Missile Defense Programs
Sept. 23, 2014 Star Tribune - Franken, McFadden Tailor Messages to College Students
Sept. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote to Train & Arm Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIL
Sept. 10, 2014 Sen. Franken's Response to President's Speech on ISIL
June 10, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Minnesota National Guard's Ability to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans, Defense and Foreign Affairs
Nov. 8, 2013 After Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Urge U.S Army to Keep ROTC Program at NDSU Open, Army Announces Program Will Continue
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Urges President to Narrow Scope on Possible Military Response in Syria
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Reacts to Defense Furloughs in Minnesota
March 19, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Collins, King Among 77 Senators Calling on President to Continue Support of Israel
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote Against Defense Authorization Act
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Dec. 4, 2012 Sen. Franken: National Defense Authorization Act Will Help Ensure Safety of Troops
Sept. 27, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense - Made in America
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission, European Union
July 31, 2012 Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators on Amendment to Cybersecurity Act that Would Protect Privacy of Consumers
July 26, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
July 25, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
June 29, 2012 Bill to Prevent Human Trafficking in Government Contracting Overseas Passed by Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
May 9, 2012 Senator Franken Works with Veterans Service Organizations, Businesses, to Help Veterans Get Back to Work
April 25, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
March 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
March 1, 2012 Wyden Leads Bipartisan Effort to Award Defense of Freedom Medals to Civilian Police Officers Killed in Wars
Feb. 29, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Due Process Guarantee Act: Banning the Indefinite Detention of Americans
Feb. 9, 2012 Brown Leads Group of Senators on Legislation to Ensure That the U.S. Military Buys Steel Made in America--Not in China--For Armor Plates
Dec. 15, 2011 Franken's Statement on Voting against the Defense Authorization Bill
Nov. 29, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Nov. 17, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
June 22, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, Chairwoman and The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
June 17, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
June 15, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reduction of Military Forces in Afghanistan
May 23, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
April 8, 2011 CBS News - Sen. Franken Introduces "Pay for War" Resolution
March 28, 2011 Senators Klobuchar, Collins, Murkowski, McCaskill Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Assist Victims of Sexual Trauma in the Military
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