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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Health Care
July 8, 2015 Letter to Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce - Undermining Global Anti-Smoking Measures
June 30, 2015 Sen. Franken Releases New Report Highlighting Key Problems, Opportunities for Health Care Delivery in Minnesota's Rural Communities
June 24, 2015 Post Bulletin - Our View: Expand Mental Health Referrals in Schools
June 23, 2015 Paulsen, Franken Ask CDC to Consider Wider Recommended Usage of Meningitis B Vaccine
June 22, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Meningitis B Vaccines
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 18, 2015 Burr, Franken Introduce Bill to Bring Medical Devices to Patients Faster
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
June 12, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken, Stanek: Inmates with Mental Illness are 'Society's Dirty Little Secret'
June 11, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bipartisan Measure to Get Life-Saving Medical Devices to Patients Faster
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices
May 21, 2015 Letter to Colleagues - Prevention and Public Health Fund
May 20, 2015 The Hill - Jails are No Substitute for a Mental Health System
May 15, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Commission, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Commission - Need for More Support for Precision Medicine
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
May 4, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Commission, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Commission, Jerry Moran, Ranking Member, Jeff Merkley, Ranking Member - Need to Boost Critical Food Safety Efforts
April 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System Clears Key Hurdle
April 29, 2015 Sens. Al Franken, Susan Collins, Rep. Susan Davis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Diabetes Prevention Program to Millions of Seniors on Medicare
April 26, 2015 KMSP- BIRD FLU: Dayton, Franken Meet in Willmar, Minn.
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 17, 2015 Rep. Doug Collins and Sen. Al Franken Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill
April 16, 2015 Sen. Franken, Rep. Doug Collins Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System
April 16, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 14, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on "Doc Fix" Legislation
April 8, 2015 Blumenthal, Senators Urge Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Successfully Presses to Help Vets Who Live Far from VA Facilities Get Timely, Quality Care
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
Feb. 12, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Bill to Allow American Workers to Earn Paid Sick Days
Feb. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Says Passage of Veterans Suicide Prevention Measure an Important Step toward Ending Vet Suicide
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Continue Support for United Nations Population Fund
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Pressing Other Nations to Contribute to Ebola Fight
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Allegations of Misconduct at Hibbing VA Clinic
Oct. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken's Praises New Minnesota Ebola Restrictions
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Including MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings
Oct. 10, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman
Oct. 9, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Walz Announce Minnesota Researchers to Receive Over $1.6 Million as Part of the NIH "BRAIN" Initiative
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA
Sept. 23, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Investigation into MN Veteran's Death
Sept. 22, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Death of MN Veteran Waiting for VA Care an "Unacceptable Tragedy"
July 31, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill
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