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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 15, 2017 Sens. Al Franken, Tammy Duckworth Continue Efforts to Train Workers for Open, High-Skill Jobs in Minnesota and Our Nation
Feb. 8, 2017 Hirono Leads Pledge to Fight Unfair Trump Attacks on Federal Workers
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Dec. 28, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Responses From Uber, Lyft on Discrimination against Customers
Dec. 2, 2016 Sens. Warren, Schumer, Murray, Brown, and Franken Release Joint Statement on DOL Appeal of Overtime-Pay Rule Injunction
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay
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. 30, 2016 CBS - Labor Secretary Tours U.S. Bank Stadium
Sept. 21, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Motion to Proceed--
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies
July 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Protect Workers from Violence on the Job
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections
June 9, 2016 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
May 31, 2016 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
May 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota
May 19, 2016 Kaine Introduces Legislation To Promote Apprenticeships, Help More Students, Workers And Employers Compete In The Global Economy
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken Applauds New Rule That Will Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Bipartisan Bill Will Make Minnesota Workers and Employers More Competitive in Global Economy
May 13, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
May 12, 2016 For First Time Ever, Senate Approves Funding for Tribal Loan Program Championed by Sen. Franken
April 28, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Workers Memorial Day
April 23, 2016 Star Tribune - Sen. Franken Measure to Get Loans to Indian Country Garners Bipartisan Love
April 21, 2016 After Hard Work from Sen. Franken, Loan Program That Would Help Minnesota's Tribal Economies One Step Closer to Reality
April 20, 2016 Sen. Franken: Senate-Passed Energy Bill a Bipartisan Compromise That Will Support Clean Energy & Help Create Jobs
April 15, 2016 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
April 12, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Key U.S. Officials to Help Protect Minnesota's Iron Range from Illegal Foreign Trade Practices
April 6, 2016 Mikulski, Senate Democrats Along with Advocacy Groups Urge Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
March 2, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce New Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Feb. 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Introduce Legislation to Ensure Laid-Off Workers Affected by Steel Dumping Receive Support They Deserve
Feb. 4, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Concerning Information on Workers Without Permanent Employment
Dec. 16, 2015 In Senate Speech, Sen. Franken Praises Momentous International Climate Change Agreement
Nov. 30, 2015 Sen. Franken: Finalized Renewable Fuel Standard is Not Strong Enough
Nov. 23, 2015 Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Effort to Fund Loan Program That Would Help Minnesota's Tribal Economies
Nov. 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Steel Dumping, Protect U.S. Steelworkers
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Nov. 5, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 7, 2015 Sen. Franken Praises Top Consumer Agency for Proposal to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements
Sept. 30, 2015 Mesabi Daily News - Delegation Secures $6 million for Workforce
Sept. 24, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $11.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Duluth International Airport
Sept. 22, 2015 After Call from Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, Department of Labor Approves Trade Adjustment Assistance for Steel Workers and Miners Impacted by Layoffs
Sept. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Offer Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future & Stronger Economy
Sept. 16, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislative Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Workers
Sept. 14, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Proposal to Let Workers Earn Paid Leave to Care for Newborns, Sick Family Members
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