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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Women

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Senator Franken announced his resignation from the US Senate on December 7, 2017. He stated that he will formally vacate his seat in the coming weeks.
Date Title
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Trump Administration Reinstate Birth Control Coverage for Millions of Women
Nov. 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Democrats Again Call on HHS to Explain Troubling Changes to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
Nov. 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Eric D Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Provide Answers on its Interference with Health Care of Young Women in HHS Custody
Oct. 16, 2017 Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to File Amicus Brief in Support of Planned Parenthood; Stand Up for Women's Health & Rights in Texas
Oct. 16, 2017 Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to File Amicus Brief in Support of Planned Parenthood; Stand Up for Women's Health & Rights in Texas
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and Ms. Candice Jackson - Clarify Confusing Sexual Assault Guidance for Schools
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Decision to Revoke Sexual Assault Guidance Makes It Harder for Victims and Survivors to Seek Justice
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Uphold Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors, Invest in Civil Rights Office
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Violence - Democratic Senators Urge NCAA to Promote Campus Safety
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. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
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 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 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Reverse Course on Anti-Women's Agenda
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 M. Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data, Address Pay Gap
April 4, 2017 Sen. Franken Fights to Ensure Women Receive Equal Pay for Equal Work
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Drop Republican Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety
Feb. 8, 2017 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Measure to Bring Paid Family Leave to Workers in Minnesota and Across Country
Jan. 6, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Urges Republicans to Stop Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood
Jan. 6, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Urges Republicans to Stop Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary - Applauding the Final Rule Protecting Title X Health Care Providers
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary - Applauding the Final Rule Protecting Title X Health Care Providers
Nov. 15, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on President-elect Donald Trump's Appointment of White Nationalist Steve Bannon as Chief White House Strategist
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Compliance with Title X Requirements to Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Senators Push to Protect Women's Access to Contraceptive Coverage
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Senators Push to Protect Women's Access to Contraceptive Coverage
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
April 6, 2016 Mikulski, Senate Democrats Along with Advocacy Groups Urge Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Sept. 21, 2015 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Aug. 3, 2015 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--Motion to Proceed
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 3, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Full Access for Women to the Affordable Care Act
Jan. 22, 2015 On Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Sen. Franken Stands Up to Support Women's Health
Jan. 22, 2015 On Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Sen. Franken Stands Up to Support Women's Health
Oct. 3, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $1.2 Million to Support Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs in Duluth
Sept. 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Condemns Sexual Abuse of Somali Women by African Union Soldiers
July 17, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 17, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
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