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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Minors and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
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 5, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces Bill to Prevent Children from Becoming Trapped in Hot Cars
June 15, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Get The Care They Need by Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Schools
May 26, 2017 Letter to Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation
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
Sept. 13, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Senate Resolution to Honor Life of Jacob Wetterling and Advocacy of Wetterling Family
Sept. 1, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response from "Pokemon GO" App Maker Niantic About Privacy Concerns
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued
June 23, 2016 Sen. Franken: My Bipartisan Measure Will Help Give Foster Kids in Minnesota More Stability
June 23, 2016 Senators Applaud Agencies for Their Leadership to Increase the Educational Success of Children in Foster Care
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 13, 2016 After Pressure from Sens. Franken and Baldwin, Depts. of Education and Justice Release Guidelines to Protect Transgender Students
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Dr. John King, Secretary of Education - Implementation of Key Reforms to Improve Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
Feb. 25, 2016 Senators Gillibrand, Franken, And Peters Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Modernize Foster Care System, Help More Children Quickly Find A Home
Jan. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Klobuchar, Boozman, Franken Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
July 14, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
July 9, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act
July 7, 2015 CNN - What Congress Must Do for LGBT Kids
July 1, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Mental Health Services
June 24, 2015 Post Bulletin - Our View: Expand Mental Health Referrals in Schools
June 19, 2015 Bill Introduced to Help Children in Foster Care with Educational Stability
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 16, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bill to Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Schools Will Help Students, Families in Minnesota & Across Country
June 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Preterm Births
March 30, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human - Expanding Louisiana Preschools
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
March 25, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
June 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Send a Clear Message to Those Crossing the Border
Feb. 27, 2014 Sun Current - Schools Grapple With Mental Health Issues
Dec. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Recognized as Champion for Children
Nov. 19, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Pryor, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Nov. 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Unveils Legislation to Improve Early Childhood Education
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Sept. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Helps Child Care Bill Clear Key Senate Hurdle
July 25, 2013 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Push Bill to Help Get Background Checks on People Working with Kids
May 31, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Russian Adoptions
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Pleased That FDA is Working to Address Infant Drug Shortage
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