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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security- After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security- After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban
July 27, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Protect Dreamers
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Move to Slash Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Democrats Say Action "Short-Sighted," Will Make it Harder to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State and the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Urge U.S. Dept. Of State, U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Individuals From 10 TPS-Designated Countries
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Senators Demand Answers, Action from Administration to Reverse Alarming Rate of Latino and Immigrant Workplace Deaths
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
July 5, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces Bill to Prevent Children from Becoming Trapped in Hot Cars
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Prevent Trump Administration from Discriminating Against Immigrants
June 23, 2017 As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Sen. Franken and Lawmakers Press President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs
June 22, 2017 Letter to Chairman Cochran, Ranking Member Leahy, Chairman Boozman and Ranking Member Tester - Decrease Funding for President Trump's Deportation Force
June 13, 2017 Sen. Franken Responds to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee
June 12, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement ahead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Public Testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee
June 8, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on Former FBI Director James Comey's Testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee
June 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Menendez, Booker, Colleagues Demand Answers from Trump Administration after Multiple Reports of Inhumane Conditions in Immigrant Detention Centers
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget - Access to Affordable Preventative Health Services
May 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses
May 19, 2017 Peterson, Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Commend Border Security Pilot Program in Warroad
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science - Investment in Community Policing
May 17, 2017 Sen. Franken Statement on Appointment of Former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
May 10, 2017 In Speech, Sen. Franken Says Timing & Circumstances Surrounding Comey's Firing "Very Suspicious"; Renews Call for Special Prosecutor
May 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy
May 9, 2017 Sen. Franken Secures Bipartisan Hearing on Rising Prescription Drug Prices
May 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Dismissal of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Reverse Course on Anti-Women's Agenda
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Restore LGBT Questions to Key Older Americans and Disability Surveys
April 27, 2017 As Congress Negotiates Budget Bill, Sen. Franken Fights to Prioritize Opioid Crisis and Medical Research Funding
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, and the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Menendez, Nelson Lead Call Demanding Renewal of Haitian TPS
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research
April 12, 2017 Senate Health Panel Approves Three of Sen. Franken's Provisions as Part of Bipartisan FDA Reform Bill
April 11, 2017 Sen. Franken Calls on Trump Administration to Help Stop Spread of Asian Carp into Lake Superior
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Don't Cut Security Programs That Keep Us Safe
April 5, 2017 Sen. Franken-Backed Measure Would Help Ensure Safe Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
April 5, 2017 Sen. Franken-Backed Measure Would Help Ensure Safe Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
April 4, 2017 Letter to John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security and the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Requesting Information On Children Separated From Deported Parents As A Result Of Uptick In Immigration Enforcement
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 23, 2017 Hatch, Franken Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017
March 23, 2017 Franken, Hatch Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017
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