Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
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Issue Position: Workers Issue Position: Consumer Credit 3/27/15 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 12/19/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Increased Consumer Protections in Medicare Advantage Plans 11/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals 10/02/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid 7/31/14 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce More Than $19 Million Loan for Construction of Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility in Albert Lea 7/10/14 Senators: Corporations Must Give Workers and Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy 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 5/14/11 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Privatizing Medicare 5/05/11 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare 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 Star Tribune - Taking on Medicare 3/07/11 Minn. Delegation Mirrors Congressional Budget Divide 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