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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Energy

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Gas Prices
Issue Position: Renewable Energy
May 14, 2014 Durbin, Heitkamp Call For Federal Policies That Support Biodiesel Jobs & Production
May 12, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed Bipartisan Energy-Efficiency Bill Blocked Again on Senate Floor
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Fight to Lower Minnesotans' Energy Costs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
March 26, 2014 Senator Franken Says Extending Biodiesel Tax Credit Would Create Minnesota Jobs, Cut Nation's Dependence on Foreign Oil
March 21, 2014 Letter to Ron Wyden, Chairman Committee on Finance and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member Committee on Finance - Include Extensions of Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit for Wind Energy in Upcoming Tax-Extenders Package
March 10, 2014 Sen. Franken's Call for Increased Security for Power Grid Answered in Unprecedented Action by Top Energy Officials
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Gerry Cauley, President & CEO North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Increased Security for National Power Grid
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to BNSF, Canadian Pacific - Bolster Propane Shipments to MN
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Gov. Dayton's Emergency Action on Propane Shortage
Jan. 25, 2014 Letter to President Barack Obama - Address Propane Shortage
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Revise Fuel Standards Proposal
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 18, 2013 Harkin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Meet with EPA Administrator McCarthy to Call for Changes to the Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 Rule
Dec. 16, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Press for Increasing Investments in Clean Energy
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Dec. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Honored as Champion of Energy Efficiency Technology
Nov. 15, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Proposed Rule to Amend Renewable Fuel Standard for Economy and Energy Security
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Secretary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget - Support Biodiesel
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran - Strong Energy Title in Farm Bill
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 13, 2013 Sen. Franken Fights to Keep Energy Costs Down for Northwest Minnesota Businesses, Families
Sept. 12, 2013 With Sen. Franken's Help, Minnesota Set to Grow Biomass & Timber Industries and Reduce Energy Costs
Sept. 12, 2013 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013
Aug. 6, 2013 Redwood Falls Gazette - Sen. Franken: Enacting a Five-Year Farm Bill is Vital to Keeping Our Farm Economy Strong
July 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Works to Strengthen Investments in Energy Efficient Technologies
June 20, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Energy Efficiency Bill to Create Jobs, Help Minnesotans Save Money on Energy
June 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Praises Senate Passage of Five-Year Farm Bill
May 21, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Energy Official for Answers on Spike in Minnesota's Gas Prices
May 8, 2013 Sen. Franken-Backed Bill to Promote Retrofitting Buildings Clears Key Hurdle
May 6, 2013 Sens. Harkin and Franken Introduce Energy Section of 2013 Farm Bill
March 5, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary Wolin and Acting Commissioner Miller - Alternative Energy Tax Credits
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts - Energy Production
Dec. 20, 2012 Letter To Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts, Sens. Franken, Lugar Lead Bipartisan Call to Protect Energy Programs in Compromise Farm Bill
Dec. 12, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Restore Funding for LIHEAP
Dec. 3, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 25, 2012 Over $1.5 Million for MN Farmers and Rural Businesses to Boost Renewable Energy/Efficiency
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Restore Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
Sept. 13, 2012 Letter to Mr. Alfred Pollard, General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency
July 18, 2012 Sen. Franken Praises New White House Initiative to Recognize and Reward Top Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators
June 21, 2012 Sen. Franken's Statement on Passage of 2012 Farm Bill
May 23, 2012 Sen. Franken Touts Retrofitting Initiative as One Way to Keep America Competitive in Global Energy Efficiency Markets
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
March 27, 2012 Senator Franken Votes to Stop Sending Billions in Taxpayer Subsidies to Hugely Profitable Oil Companies
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