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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 5, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces Bill to Prevent Children from Becoming Trapped in Hot Cars
June 15, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Get The Care They Need by Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Schools
May 26, 2017 Letter to Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation
April 5, 2017 Sen. Franken-Backed Measure Would Help Ensure Safe Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
March 23, 2017 Franken, Hatch Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017
March 23, 2017 Hatch, Franken Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017
Feb. 8, 2017 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Measure to Bring Paid Family Leave to Workers in Minnesota and Across Country
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Sept. 13, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Senate Resolution to Honor Life of Jacob Wetterling and Advocacy of Wetterling Family
Sept. 1, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response from "Pokemon GO" App Maker Niantic About Privacy Concerns
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued
June 23, 2016 Sen. Franken: My Bipartisan Measure Will Help Give Foster Kids in Minnesota More Stability
June 23, 2016 Senators Applaud Agencies for Their Leadership to Increase the Educational Success of Children in Foster Care
June 17, 2016 Sens. Franken, Casey Introduce Legislation to Help Families Afford High Cost of Diapers, Keep Children Healthy
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 13, 2016 After Pressure from Sens. Franken and Baldwin, Depts. of Education and Justice Release Guidelines to Protect Transgender Students
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Dr. John King, Secretary of Education - Implementation of Key Reforms to Improve Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care
May 3, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urging the Administration to Allow Minnesota to Continue to Use State's Medicaid Home and Community-based Services Policy
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 21, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, Reps. McCollum, Peterson, & Ellison Band Together to Help Minnesota Families Keep Their Home Healthcare Services
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
Feb. 26, 2016 Peters Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help More Foster Children Find Homes
Feb. 25, 2016 Senators Gillibrand, Franken, And Peters Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Modernize Foster Care System, Help More Children Quickly Find A Home
Jan. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Klobuchar, Boozman, Franken Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Push for Administration to Release Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
July 14, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
July 9, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act
July 7, 2015 CNN - What Congress Must Do for LGBT Kids
July 1, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Mental Health Services
June 24, 2015 Post Bulletin - Our View: Expand Mental Health Referrals in Schools
June 23, 2015 Letter to John Roberts, Chief Justice - Live Audio to the Courtroom
June 19, 2015 Bill Introduced to Help Children in Foster Care with Educational Stability
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 16, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bill to Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Schools Will Help Students, Families in Minnesota & Across Country
June 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Preterm Births
April 10, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Calling for a Vote on Amendments to Budget Resolution
March 30, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human - Expanding Louisiana Preschools
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
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