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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Technology and Communication

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David L. Hund, FCC Inspector General - Impartial Investigation into Potential Quid Pro Quo between Chairman Ajit Pai, Trump Administration, and Sinclair Broadcasting
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission Chairman - Impartial Investigation into Potential Quid Pro Quo between Chairman Ajit Pai, Trump Administration, and Sinclair Broadcasting
Nov. 13, 2017 Letter to Assistant Attorney General Delrahim - Feinstein, Senators Work to Prevent Undue White House Interference with Justice Department Antitrust Enforcement Decisions
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Federal Communications Commissioners - Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge FCC to Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission - Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities
Oct. 5, 2017 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Franken, Nolan, Ellison, McCollum, Walz to FCC: Abandon Efforts to Lower High-Speed Internet Standards
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to Chairman Walther - FEC to Prevent Foreign Governments from Using Social Media to Influence U.S. Elections
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai - Senators Call for Public Review and Comment on Valuable Evidence in FCC's Net Neutrality Proceeding
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. 11, 2017 Letter to Richard Smith, CEO of Equifax - End Use of Consumer-Harming Forced Arbitration Clauses
Sept. 6, 2017 Sen. Franken Convinces FCC to Give American Families and Businesses More Time To Make Voices Heard about High-Speed Internet Needs
Aug. 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission - Undo Net Neutrality Protections
Aug. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Senators Ask Justice Department to Fully Inform Judges About Stingray Impacts on Innocent Americans
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Preserve Net Neutrality
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Act on Russian Cyber Intrusions to U.S. Energy Infrastructure
June 21, 2017 Sen. Franken Leads Coalition of Senators in Pressuring Justice Department to Reject AT&T-Time Warner Merger if Harms to Consumers Outweigh Benefits
June 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - At&t Acquisition of Time Warner
June 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect Consumers from "Ringless" Voicemails
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
June 7, 2017 Letter to Mr. Randall L. Stephenson, CEO of AT&T Inc. - Use of Forced Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Clauses
June 7, 2017 Sen. Franken, Colleagues Press AT&T on Its Pervasive Use of Forced Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts
May 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Andrew McCabe, Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Investigate Reported Cyberattacks on FCC
May 18, 2017 Sen. Franken Slams FCC, Calling Vote to Undo Net Neutrality "A Major Step Toward Destroying the Internet As We Know It"
May 17, 2017 Techcrunch - An Open Letter to Everyone Who Uses the Internet
May 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Undermining the Open Internet Order and Net Neutrality Protections
April 26, 2017 Sen. Franken Rips FCC Chairman's Proposal: Ending Net Neutrality Would Destroy Internet As We Know It
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ajit Pai, Michael O'Reilly, and Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission - Advance Broadband Deployment in High-Cost Rural Areas
April 5, 2017 Letter to Broadband Internet Providers - Regarding Rules to Protect the Privacy and Security of Subscribers
April 4, 2017 Sen. Franken: President Trump Makes "Grave Mistake" by Signing Bill to Undermine Americans' Privacy
March 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Veto S.J. Res. 34, Rescinding Federal Communications Commission Broadband Privacy Rules
March 23, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Republican Vote to Kill Internet Privacy Protections
March 7, 2017 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect E-Rate Program
March 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC - Take Action on Robocalls
Feb. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect Broadband Privacy Rules
Feb. 24, 2017 Letter to Election Assistance Commissioners - Address Russian Cybersecurity Threat
Feb. 7, 2017 Sen. Franken Joins Senate Colleagues, Entrepreneurs, Advocates, Consumers to Defend Net Neutrality
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Broadband Internet Access and Quality
Feb. 3, 2017 Sen. Franken, Congresswoman Meng Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" The Health Care They Need
Jan. 31, 2017 Letter to the President - Urging to Include Broadband in any Infrastructure Initiative
Jan. 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC - Protect Net Neutrality
Dec. 28, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Responses From Uber, Lyft on Discrimination against Customers
Dec. 21, 2016 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies - Upgrade Privacy Policy, Protect Users' Sensitive Location Data
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Call for Action Against Harmful Zero-Rating Offerings that Violate the Principles of the Open Internet Order
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber Technologies Inc., and Logan Green, CEO, Lyft Inc. - Race and Gender Discrimination against Customers
Oct. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Regarding Proposed Amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Oct. 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Examine AT&T's Proposed Acquisition of Time Warner Cable
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Address Potential Impacts of "Stingray" Technology on 911, Communities of Color
Sept. 27, 2016 Letter to Ms. Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo Inc. - Requesting Information on the Breach of Yahoo! User Data
Sept. 13, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Statements on FDA Awarding the Medical Device Innovation Consortium Funding to Establish National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center
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