Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

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Full Name: Al Franken
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
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Issue Position: Workers Issue Position: Consumer Credit 5/20/14 Sens. Harkin, Franken, Roberts, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Rural Health Care 4/03/14 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Seniors Programs 3/06/14 Senators Fight to Protect Medicare for Seniors 2/14/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid 2/12/14 Sen. Franken's Statement on Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts 2/05/14 Sen. Franken Calls for Action to Combat Financial Fraud Against MN Seniors 1/16/14 Sen. Franken Renews Effort to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits 11/07/13 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Bill to Increase Mental Health Access for Rural Seniors 8/27/13 MPR News- Sen. Franken Raises Concerns About How Sequester Affects Minnesota Seniors 8/26/13 Sen. Franken: Cutting Important Nutrition, Health Programs for Minnesota Seniors is "Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish" 7/19/13 Sen. Franken Seeks to Make it Easier for Minnesota Small Businesses & Charities to Provide Pensions 6/18/13 Medicare 5/23/13 Sen. Franken Provision to End Elder Abuse Included in Legislation to Help Seniors 5/21/13 Sen. Franken Pushes Legislation to Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse 4/26/13 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 4/24/13 Sen. Franken's Senate Resolution Urges No Social Security, Veterans Benefits Cuts 12/13/12 Medicare 10/15/12 Consumer Alert: Medicare Open Enrollment Window 9/21/12 Sen. Franken Presses to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits 9/20/12 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security 9/12/12 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed 8/01/12 Sens. Franken, Lugar, Rockefeller Introduce Legislation to Extend Diabetes Prevention Program to Millions of Seniors on Medicare 6/11/12 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Help Homebound Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities Get Meals in Their Homes 5/11/12 Sen. Franken Presses Federal Agency to Adopt Method Developed in Minnesota That Reduces Dangerous Medication Errors 2/07/12 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act 11/17/11 Klobuchar, Franken Urge Senate Leadership to Provide Full Funding for Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families 10/21/11 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Protect Minnesota Seniors from Elder Abuse 6/18/11 Remarks of Senator Al Franken Netroots Nation Conference 2011 5/04/11 Sen. Franken Speaks Out Against Proposals to Gut Medicaid 3/31/11 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Announce Report Showing Pension Oversight Corporation Seriously Erred with Nat'l Steel Pension Plans 3/28/11 Reid, Harkin, Sanders, Franken, Blumenthal Highlight Republicans' Dangerous Plan to End Social Security as we Know it 3/10/11 Fox 21 News - Franken Disagrees with Obama's Heat Assistance Cuts 3/07/11 Minn. Delegation Mirrors Congressional Budget Divide 3/07/11 Star Tribune - Taking on Medicare 3/03/11 Northland News Center - Senator Al Franken Talks Federal Budget 8/02/10 Franken Releases Report On Challenges Facing Minnesota Seniors As Baby Boomers Begin To Retire 7/21/10 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCS): Secure Retirement or Risky Investment 5/12/10 Op-Ed: The Importance of Wall Street Reform 5/11/10 Minnesota Post: Senate Taking Up Financial Reform Legislation, and Klobuchar and Franken Seek Changes 3/15/10 Financial Regulation Bill Includes Provision to Protect Senior Investors From Fraud 1/22/10 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Chairman Baucus 9/22/08 Star Tribune - "Coleman failed as panel chair, Franken says" 9/18/08 Franken Statement On President Bush Remarks Regarding Market Turmoil 9/09/08 New Ad on Behalf of Coleman Full of Lies 8/26/08 Roseau Times-Region - "Al Franken leaves them smiling and impressed" 1/01/14 Issue Position: Retirement Security 1/01/14 Issue Position: Seniors 1/01/11 Issue Position: Retirement Security - Medicare