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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Legal

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
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to Mr. Brenton L. Saunders, CEO, Allergan plc - Monopoly Keeps Price of Drug High, Limits Competition
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump
Sept. 12, 2017 Letter to Mr. Richard F. Smith, CEO of Equifax, Inc. - End Use Of Consumer-Harming Forced Arbitration Clauses
Aug. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Senators Ask Justice Department to Fully Inform Judges About Stingray Impacts on Innocent Americans
May 26, 2017 Grassley, Franken Seek Relief in Family Farm Bankruptcies
May 18, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump, Eric Trump, and Allen Weisselberg - Answers from Trump Organization About Conflicts of Interest & President's Compliance With Constitution
May 9, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on President Trump's Firing of FBI Director Comey
May 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Undermining the Open Internet Order and Net Neutrality Protections
April 14, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Concern About Review of Local Law Enforcement Consent Decrees
March 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Charles E. Grassley, Chairman of Committee on the Judiciary - Senate Judiciary Democrats Request Sessions Testimony on False Statements, Russia Contacts
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Recuse Yourself from Trump, Russia Investigations
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to Donald F. McGahn, White House Coucil - Demanding Retention of All Documents Related to Trump, Russia
Jan. 30, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Calling on President Trump to Revoke Muslim Ban
Oct. 21, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on New Effort by Dept. of Justice to Crack Down on Credit Rating Agencies
Oct. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce Nearly $650,000 for Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court in Anoka County
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, US Senate - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure
June 27, 2016 Sen. Franken: Momentous Supreme Court Ruling Protects Women's Constitutional Right to Access Safe, Legal Abortion
May 5, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Consumer Protection Proposal Will Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements for Credit Cards, Checking Accounts, Private Student Loans
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
Feb. 4, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Joseph A. Smith, Special Master, U.S. Department of Education - Grant Students Immediate Relief Following Federal Judge's Ruling that Corinthian Colleges Broke the Law
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
June 26, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality
June 25, 2015 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision is Huge Victory for Millions of Americans Who Have Insurance Because of Affordable Care Act
April 29, 2015 Rep. Johnson, Sen. Franken Re-Introduce Legislation to Keep the Courthouse Doors Open to Consumers, Workers
April 28, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Forensic Evidence Usage
March 14, 2015 KARE - Sen. Franken Wages War Against Consumer Contract Clause
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
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 9, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General - AT&T and DirecTV Merger
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
July 23, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Recommend Andrew Luger as U.S. Attorney for Minnesota
June 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision Finding DOMA Unconstitutional
June 25, 2013 Sen. Franken Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act a "Significant Setback"
June 20, 2013 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court's AmEx Decision Hurts Small Businesses, Helps Corporate Giants
May 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Leads Charge to Protect Legal Right to Day in Court
Oct. 9, 2012 MN Chippewa Tribe to Receive Settlement
June 15, 2011 Tribute to Gerry Counihan
Feb. 16, 2011 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Targeting Websites Dedicated to Stealing American Intellectual Property"
Aug. 9, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Christine A. Varney, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
April 14, 2010 Judicial Nominees
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