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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Senior Citizens

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 7, 2017 Letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Senators Push to Stop Trump Administration From Ending Protections for Nursing Home Residents
May 30, 2017 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Ranking Member Patty Murray - Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in Trump's Budget
April 27, 2017 Sen. Franken Blasts Reckless Trump Administration Plan to Overturn Ban on Nursing Home Forced Arbitration Agreements
Feb. 9, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Measure to Cut Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors, Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices
Dec. 8, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President-elect - Don't Break Campaign Promises to Protect Medicare and Medicaid
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representative, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Hon. Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate - Pass the Miners' Protection Act by the End of This Year
May 6, 2016 Sen. Franken: Treasury Department Decision to Reject Steep Pension Cuts is Important News for Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
April 27, 2016 Sen. Franken Fights for Minnesota Seniors with Commonsense Measure to Cut Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
April 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Says Newly Signed Law That He Championed Will Help Tens of Thousands of Minnesota Seniors and Their Families
April 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of Treasury - Warning Treasury Secretary That Looming Pension Cuts Would Hurt Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the Treasury Department - On the Protection of Pension Plans of Central State Pension Plans
Dec. 1, 2015 Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
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
March 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - Funding for Programs under the Older Americans Act
March 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Honored for Longstanding Efforts to Help Support Minnesota Families & Seniors When Harsh Weather Sets in
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Increased Consumer Protections in Medicare Advantage Plans
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
July 31, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce More Than $19 Million Loan for Construction of Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility in Albert Lea
July 10, 2014 Senators: Corporations Must Give Workers and Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy
May 20, 2014 Sens. Harkin, Franken, Roberts, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Rural Health Care
April 3, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Seniors Programs
March 6, 2014 Senators Fight to Protect Medicare for Seniors
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Feb. 5, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls for Action to Combat Financial Fraud Against MN Seniors
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Renews Effort to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Retirement Security
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Seniors
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Bill to Increase Mental Health Access for Rural Seniors
Aug. 27, 2013 MPR News- Sen. Franken Raises Concerns About How Sequester Affects Minnesota Seniors
Aug. 26, 2013 Sen. Franken: Cutting Important Nutrition, Health Programs for Minnesota Seniors is "Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish"
July 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Seeks to Make it Easier for Minnesota Small Businesses & Charities to Provide Pensions
June 18, 2013 Medicare
May 23, 2013 Sen. Franken Provision to End Elder Abuse Included in Legislation to Help Seniors
May 21, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Legislation to Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse
April 26, 2013 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Tom Harkin and Jerry Moran - Senators Seek Support for Seniors
April 24, 2013 Sen. Franken's Senate Resolution Urges No Social Security, Veterans Benefits Cuts
Dec. 13, 2012 Medicare
Oct. 15, 2012 Consumer Alert: Medicare Open Enrollment Window
Sept. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Sept. 20, 2012 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security
Sept. 12, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 1, 2012 Sens. Franken, Lugar, Rockefeller Introduce Legislation to Extend Diabetes Prevention Program to Millions of Seniors on Medicare
June 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Help Homebound Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities Get Meals in Their Homes
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