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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: National Security

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, 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
Date Title
April 2, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, and Daniel Coats - Strong Support for Firefighters
March 27, 2014 Minnesota Public Radio - Franken Pushes Bill Aimed at "Stalking' Apps
March 27, 2014 Senator Franken Reignites Efforts to End Stalking Apps Once and for All
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Gerry Cauley, President & CEO North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Increased Security for National Power Grid
Jan. 27, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call Surveillance Disclosure Announcement a Step Forward, Say Legislative Action Still Needed
Jan. 17, 2014 Sen. Franken Says President's NSA Proposals Make Some Significant Reforms, But More Transparency Needed
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Senators Barbara Boxer and David Vitter and Representatives Bill Shuster and Nick Rahall - Roseau Flood Control Project
Nov. 13, 2013 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Transparency Surveillance Bill
Nov. 6, 2013 Chairman Franken Announces Witnesses for Hearing on Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Sept. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Shooting in Navy Yard in Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Honors the 12th Anniversary of 9/11
Aug. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency of Government Surveillance Programs
July 23, 2013 CNN.com - We Need Transparency on Domestic Surveillance
July 22, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce USDA Actions to Address Animal Feed Shortage in Minnesota
July 18, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Issue Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Counties
July 9, 2013 Letter to Secretary Vilsack - Disaster Declaration
June 18, 2013 Letter to Director Burwell and Administrator Fugate - Implement Critical Disaster Recovery Legislation
June 11, 2013 Senators: End Secret Law
June 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Transparency of Federal Surveillance Programs
May 24, 2013 Senators Hoeven, Klobuchar Lead Group of Senators in Opposition to Proposed DHS Border Fee Study
Dec. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote Against Defense Authorization Act
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to President Barack Obama - Iran
Aug. 8, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Counties Affected by Ongoing Drought
Aug. 2, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
July 31, 2012 Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators on Amendment to Cybersecurity Act that Would Protect Privacy of Consumers
July 26, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
July 18, 2012 Sen. Franken Praises New White House Initiative to Recognize and Reward Top Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators
July 6, 2012 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, Reps. Peterson, McCollum, Kline, Cravaack Announce Presidential Disaster Declaration for 13 Minnesota Counties Devastated by Flooding
July 2, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
June 20, 2012 Sen. Franken's Statement on Flooding in Twin Ports Region
April 25, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense
March 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
March 1, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act --Continued
Oct. 24, 2011 Letter to Majority Leader Reid
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 12, 2011 Remembering the Victims of 9/11
Sept. 11, 2011 Sen. Franken's Statement on 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Sept. 8, 2011 Sen. Franken, Fire Chiefs Encourage Minnesotans to Commemorate 9/11 in Their Communities with Moment of Remembrance
June 22, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, Chairwoman and The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 26, 2011 Sen. Franken's Statement on Voting against Final Passage of PATRIOT Act
May 25, 2011 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, Reps. Peterson, McCollum Announce Federal Disaster Declaration for 13 Additional Counties and Red Lake Nation
May 23, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
May 23, 2011 Sen. Franken Says He'll Support Minneapolis Recovery Efforts in Wake of Sunday's Tornado
May 2, 2011 Duluth News Tribune - Northland Parents Who Lost Sons in War React to Bin Laden News
May 2, 2011 Sen. Franken's Statement on Operation that Killed Osama bin Laden
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