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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Finance and Banking

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 7, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service
Jan. 23, 2017 Letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioners - Investigate Potential Violations of STOCK Act and Insider Trading Laws
Jan. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Orrin Hatch - Regarding Hearing to Include Outside Witnesses
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Enforcement Network - Regarding Guidance on Banking Services
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Guidance on Banking Service for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to Timothy Sloan, CEO of Wells Fargo - Call On Wells Fargo To End Use Of Forced Arbitration So That Consumers Can Seek Justice In Court
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representative, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Hon. Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate - Pass the Miners' Protection Act by the End of This Year
Oct. 21, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on New Effort by Dept. of Justice to Crack Down on Credit Rating Agencies
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength
May 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Concerns Over Lack of Basic Consumer Protection for Low-Income Homebuyers
May 6, 2016 Sen. Franken: Treasury Department Decision to Reject Steep Pension Cuts is Important News for Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
April 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of Treasury - Warning Treasury Secretary That Looming Pension Cuts Would Hurt Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
March 18, 2016 Letter to John Boozman, Chairman and Chris Coons, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government - Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
March 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Protect Students From Deceptive Loans
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Deny Federal Funding to Colleges That Use Forced Arbitration Clauses
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - On Allowing Puerto Rico Restructuring Authority
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC Action on Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Guidance on Innovations to Help Workers Retain Retirement Savings Between Jobs
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 12, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urge to Take Action Against Forced Arbitration Clauses That Strip Away Americans' Rights
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense - Servicemembers Deserve Protection from Financial Ruin During Deployment
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Servicemembers Deserve Protection from Financial Ruin During Deployment
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Improve Efforts to Safeguard Credit of Military Consumers
Oct. 7, 2015 Sens. Franken, Grassley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bills to Help Students Understand Cost of College, Make Cost Comparisons Easier
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Close Loophole Private Equity Fund Managers Use to Avoid Taxes
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Says New Credit Protections Will Help Stop Servicemembers, Military Families From Being Exploited
July 15, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Consumer Agency Taking Steps on Forced Arbitration Clauses
July 10, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Expediting Rulemaking for Loan Data
June 5, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Lending
May 21, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Study on Forced Arbitration
April 29, 2015 Rep. Johnson, Sen. Franken Re-Introduce Legislation to Keep the Courthouse Doors Open to Consumers, Workers
April 27, 2015 Letter to John Remondi, President and CEO Navient - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to Richard George, President and CEO of the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to Michael Dunlap, Executive Chairman of the Nelnet Education Planning and Financing Board - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
April 27, 2015 Letter to James Preston, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency - Efforts To Assist Struggling Borrowers
March 26, 2015 After Press from Sen. Franken, Top Consumer Agency Takes Step Toward Ending Abuse in Payday Loan Industry
March 25, 2015 Senators Introduce Budget Amendment to Let Students Refinance Crushing Student Loan Debt
March 18, 2015 Boxer Joins Warren, Colleagues to Introduce 'Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act' to Tackle Student Debt
Feb. 6, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - U.S. Remittances to Somalia
Jan. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Unprecedented Action by SEC against Credit Rating Agency S&P
Jan. 12, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Antonio Weiss Withdrawing Name for Treasury Department Position
Jan. 6, 2015 Sen. Franken Pleased by President's Nomination of Community Banker to Serve on Federal Reserve Board
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Move Forward on Rule Disclosing CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
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