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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 17, 2017 Senators Fight to Stop Republican Effort to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Violence Prevention Funding Under Byrne-JAG Program
Aug. 10, 2017 Letter to Jay Clayton, Chair of US Securities and Exchange Commission - Disclosure of Political Spending
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 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Senators Urge Colleagues to Support Strong Investments in TIGER Program, Reject Drastic Cut in House Bill
July 17, 2017 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson Announce National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to Northland Community and Technical College to Advance Education and Training
June 27, 2017 Sen. Franken Says Nonpartisan CBO Study Exposes Raw Cruelty of Senate Republican Health Care Bill: Fewer Protections, Less Coverage, and Higher Costs for Minnesotans All to Give a Massive Handout to the Super Rich
June 22, 2017 Letter to Chairman Cochran, Ranking Member Leahy, Chairman Boozman and Ranking Member Tester - Decrease Funding for President Trump's Deportation Force
June 7, 2017 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce More than 320,000 for Safety Improvements at Anoka County-Blaine Airport
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Colleagues Oppose Proposal To Auction Off DOE Transmission Assets
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
June 7, 2017 Sen. Franken Makes the Case: Minnesota Iron and Steel Workers Strengthen Our National Security
May 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Concerns over Cuts to Rural Development
May 30, 2017 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Ranking Member Patty Murray - Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in Trump's Budget
May 25, 2017 Sen. Franken Continues to Lead the Fight to Tackle Nation's "Skills Gap," Prepare Students for 21st Century Jobs
May 23, 2017 Sen. Franken: President Trump's Budget Proposal Betrays His Promises to America's Middle Class
May 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the L-HHS-ED Subcommittee on Appropriations, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Continue Funding for Federal Impact Aid Program
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Richard Shelby and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science - Investment in Community Policing
May 17, 2017 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar Fight to Bring Relief to Millions of Debt-Saddled College Grads
May 17, 2017 Letter to Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Shaheen - Do Not Hurt Workforce by Cutting NASA Education Funding
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
May 16, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Drop Damaging Proposed Cuts, Workforce Reductions at HHS
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - We Expect No Less Than Full Compliance With The Law
May 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Murkowski and Tom Udall, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy Program
May 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, the Hon. Alexander Acosta, and the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Commerce, Respectively - Calling on Trump Administration to Protect Worker and Retiree Pensions
May 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy
May 9, 2017 Letter to Chairmen John Hoeven and Thad Cochran, Ranking Members Jeff Merkley and Patrick Leahy, Senate Appropriations Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture - Call for Farm Service Agency Loan Funding
May 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Shelley Moore Capito, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, and the Hon. Christopher Coons, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government - Senators Urge Appropriators to Support Small Business Accelerators
May 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran and Brian Schatz - Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies - Funding for VA State Home Construction Grant Program
May 2, 2017 Sen. Franken: Bipartisan Budget Agreement is Good For Minnesota & Showcases Washington Working the Right Way
April 27, 2017 As Congress Negotiates Budget Bill, Sen. Franken Fights to Prioritize Opioid Crisis and Medical Research Funding
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mike Enzi, Chairman of the Committee on the Budget, the Hon. Bernard Sanders, Ranking Member, the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member - International Affairs Budget
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research
April 10, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Restore Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies and the Hon. Tom Udall, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies - Designate $154 Million To EPA Brownfields Program In Fiscal Year 2018
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Regarding Military Assistance To Honduras
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018
April 6, 2017 Letter to Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Reed - Continue Funding of Essential Air Service to Support Hagerstown Regional Airport
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Designate $3.3 Billion to HUD Community Development Funding in Fiscal Year 2018
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Don't Cut Security Programs That Keep Us Safe
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - National Sea Grant College Program
March 29, 2017 Letter to the President - Abandon Harmful DOE Cuts
March 28, 2017 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog
March 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chairman Cochran and the Vice Chairman Leahy - Regarding Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Threaten America's Clean Air and Water
March 21, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Colleagues Slam Trump's Department of the Interior Budget
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Postpone FDA Hearing, Allow Senate Its 1st Hearing on Trumpcare
March 10, 2017 Letter to John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Increase Critical Federal Security Funds in Fiscal Year '18
March 8, 2017 Letter to Mr. John M. Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Restore Coast Guard Budget
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