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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Food Processing and Sales

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 21, 2017 Durbin, Brown, Reed, Blumenthal, Markey, Franken Introduce Legislation To Reduce Youth Tobacco Use, Close Tax Loopholes
April 12, 2017 Senate Health Panel Approves Three of Sen. Franken's Provisions as Part of Bipartisan FDA Reform Bill
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Prioritize Opening Chinese Markets to U.S. Beef
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Following HPAI Outbreak, Ernst, Klobuchar Lead Efforts to End Discrimination on U.S. Turkey Exports
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Continue Efforts to End Discrimination on U.S. Turkey Exports
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere - Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable 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
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Nov. 23, 2015 Sen. Franken and Bipartisan Group Press for Increased Flexibility for Dairy Farmers in Transportation Bill
July 8, 2015 Letter to Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce - Undermining Global Anti-Smoking Measures
May 15, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity to Businesses Before Enforcing Menu Labeling Rule
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
Sept. 8, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Restore the Flow of U.S. Agriculture Exports to China
April 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Help Students in Minnesota, Across Country Access School Meals
Nov. 12, 2013 Letter to Ambassador Michael Froman, Office of the United States Trade Representative - Safeguard Tobacco Control Measures and Protect Public Health in Trade Agreement
Sept. 21, 2013 KARE 11 - Future Cuts, Tougher Restrictions on Food Stamps Spark Debate
May 22, 2013 Sen. Franken Successfully Fights to Protect Sugar Program in Farm Bill
April 10, 2013 Third Annual Minnesota Delegation Hotdish Competition
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
June 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Help Homebound Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities Get Meals in Their Homes
Aug. 4, 2011 Letter to Secretary Vilsack and Ambassador Kirk
April 14, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Jan. 28, 2011 Sen. Franken Continues Fight for Food Safety Enforcement
Jan. 26, 2011 Minnesota Delegation Hotdish Competition
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Economy and Jobs - Safety Net Programs - Poverty
Nov. 30, 2010 Sen. Franken Praises Passage of Food Safety Bill
July 30, 2010 Franken, Leahy Introduce Bill To Increase Penalties For Food Safety Violations
June 25, 2010 Franken Announces Victory For Minnesota's Poultry Farmers
June 21, 2010 Letter to President Obama - Russian Trade Barriers of US Poultry
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