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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Congressmembers Call on Education Department to Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers
June 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement
June 15, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Get The Care They Need by Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Schools
June 13, 2017 Letter to Jeffrey Allen, Director of the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Students - Release of Data Sets to Minnesota State Education System
June 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers
May 26, 2017 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Ease The Financial Burden for Student Loan Borrowers
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Continue Support of the Federal Pell Grant Program
May 25, 2017 Whitehouse, Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Help Students Burdened by Debt
May 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the L-HHS-ED Subcommittee on Appropriations, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Continue Funding for Federal Impact Aid Program
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Richard Shelby and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 17, 2017 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar Fight to Bring Relief to Millions of Debt-Saddled College Grads
April 26, 2017 Sen. Franken Pressures Dept. of Education to Reinstate Critical Student Loan Borrower Protections
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Student Loan Protections
April 17, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces New Bill to Spur Innovative School-Industry Partnerships
April 13, 2017 Sen. Franken Reignites Bipartisan Effort to Help Students and Families in Minnesota Avoid Taking on Mountains of Education Debt
April 7, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - National Sea Grant College Program
March 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Protect Students and Taxpayers from Failing Colleges
March 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool
March 24, 2017 Sens. Peters, Cassidy, Boozman, Franken and Reps. Polis & Reed Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Make College More Affordable & Accesable
March 15, 2017 Sens. Al Franken, Tammy Duckworth Continue Efforts to Train Workers for Open, High-Skill Jobs in Minnesota and Our Nation
March 15, 2017 Sens. Franken, Capito, Klobuchar, Cornyn Press Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Mobilized National Guard and Reserve Troops Have Access to Same Benefits As Active Duty Troops
March 15, 2017 Duckworth and Franken Re-Introduce Bill to Train Illinoisans for Open, High-Skill Jobs
March 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elisabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Call on U.S. Department of Education to Explain Delay of Gainful Employment Rule
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Address How Education Dept. Will "Vigorously" Enforce Civil Rights Laws
March 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Request for Hearing on Education Department Nominees
Feb. 28, 2017 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislation to Reduce Teacher Shortages, Strengthen Education for Minnesota's Rural and Native American Students
Feb. 28, 2017 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans
Feb. 28, 2017 Sen. Franken Spotlights Veterans: Hosts VFW State Commander Joe Mauricio at Tonight's Presidential Address and Helps Introduce New Bill to Strengthen Education Support for Minnesota Troops and Veterans
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Support Adequate Funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination (SRS) Program
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Expand Pell Grant to Make College More Affordable
Feb. 7, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary
Feb. 7, 2017 Sen. Franken, Reps. Ellison & Paulsen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Homeless Students in Minnesota Access Housing
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Expand Pell Grant To Make College More Affordable
Feb. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Trump - Expand Pell Grant to Make College More Affordable
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
Jan. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar ALexander - Regarding Education Nominee Betsy DeVos
Jan. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Regarding Secretary of the Department of Education
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
Oct. 21, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative
Sept. 30, 2016 CBS - Labor Secretary Tours U.S. Bank Stadium
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John King, Secretary, Department of Education - Regarding the Closure of ITT Tech and Associated Student Debt Relief Measures
Aug. 29, 2016 Duluth News Tribune - Community Breaks Ground on New Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
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 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education
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
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