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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Senator Franken announced his resignation from the US Senate on December 7, 2017. He stated that he will formally vacate his seat in the coming weeks.
Date Title
Dec. 6, 2017 Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn - Senators Blunt, Klobuchar, Young Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister on Adoptions
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, and Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators to Trump Administration: Reject Calls for New Nuclear Weapons
Nov. 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of US Department of the Interior - Elephant Trophy Decision
Nov. 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Honorable Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Honorable Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Answers on Travel ban's Impact on Refugees
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Robert E. Lighthizer, US Trade Representative - Strong Protections for Workers
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service
Nov. 14, 2017 Letter to Acting Secretary Duke and Acting Director Roman - ICE's Planned Expansion of Detention Sites around St. Paul
Nov. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Hon. Kevin McAleenan, US Customs and Border Protection - Call for Investigation into Immigration Enforcement in Sensitive Locations
Nov. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS, and the Hon. Kevin McAleenan, US Customs and Border Protection - Call for Investigation to Immigration Arrests at Hospitals, Schools and Churches
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Administration Decision to Expose Thousands to Dangerous Deportations
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Administration Decision to Expose Thousands to Dangerous Deportations
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Sen. Franken Demands Attorney General Jeff Sessions Explain Himself Amid New Trump-Russia Revelations
Nov. 1, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Sen. Franken Presses President Trump to Stand Strong for America's Iron & Steel Industry During His Upcoming Trip to China
Nov. 1, 2017 Letter to Niki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations - Address North Korea Cyberattacks
Nov. 1, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Sen. Franken Presses President Trump to Stand Strong for America's Iron & Steel Industry During His Upcoming Trip to China
Oct. 30, 2017 Sen. Franken Scores Victory for Iron Range Workers: Trump Administration Agrees That China's Trade Economy Imperils U.S. Jobs and Business
Oct. 30, 2017 Sen. Franken Scores Victory for Iron Range Workers: Trump Administration Agrees That China's Trade Economy Imperils U.S. Jobs and Business
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Sens. Franken, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Push to Rebuild Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands with Resilient, Sustainable Infrastructure
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Colleagues Demand Trump Administration Protect DACA Information
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, The Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member - Buy American Requirements
Oct. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Extend Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and El Salvador
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Reported Violations of Sensitive Locations Policy
Oct. 16, 2017 Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Conclude Investigation of National Security Risks Posed by Foreign Steel Imports
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Sustained American Diplomatic Campaign to Defuse Current Korean Crisis
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Sustained American Diplomatic Campaign to Defuse Current Korean Crisis
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the President - Humanitarian Assistance for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
Sept. 27, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Support Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Call for Extension of DACA Renewal Deadline in Wake of Storms
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Call for Extension of DACA Renewal Deadline in Wake of Storms
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen - Review of Consumer Data Protection at Top Consumer Reporting Agencies
Sept. 14, 2017 In Wake of Equifax Data Breach, Senators Markey, Blumenthal, Whitehouse and Franken Introduce Legislation to Hold Data Broker Industry Accountable
Sept. 12, 2017 Congress Approves Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Condemning White Nationalists, Neo Nazis, KKK and Other Hate Groups
Sept. 5, 2017 Sen. Franken Blasts President Trump's Decision to End DACA Program
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban
July 27, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Protect Dreamers
July 26, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Chinese Poultry Product Ban
July 26, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Chinese Poultry Product Ban
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State and the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Urge U.S. Dept. Of State, U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Individuals From 10 TPS-Designated Countries
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State and the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Urge U.S. Dept. Of State, U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Individuals From 10 TPS-Designated Countries
July 17, 2017 Letter to Marcia Lee Kelly, Deputy Assistant to the President - Revocation of Kushner's Security Clearance
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mr. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Paris Climate Agreement Renegotiation
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Senators Demand Answers, Action from Administration to Reverse Alarming Rate of Latino and Immigrant Workplace Deaths
July 7, 2017 Letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Senators Demand Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials' Voter Roll Data
July 6, 2017 Letter to Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Senators Press Trump Administration for Stronger Action Against Trading Partners Who Evade Rules and Hurt U.S. Industry, Workers
June 27, 2017 Sen. Franken: U.S. Crackdown on Dumped Canadian Lumber is "Another Victory for Minnesota Timber Workers"
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Prevent Trump Administration from Discriminating Against Immigrants
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Act on Russian Cyber Intrusions to U.S. Energy Infrastructure
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