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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 14, 2016 Sen. Franken: Court Decision Upholding Net Neutrality a Victory for Consumers, Innovators, Business
June 13, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on Shooting in Orlando
June 10, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Mccollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights From Minnesota to Cuba
June 10, 2016 Sen. Franken Says EU Trade Ruling on U.S. Produced Ethanol is Big Victory for Minnesota Farmers, Rural Communities
June 9, 2016 Letter to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt- Preservation of Jewish Egyptian Heritage
June 9, 2016 Sen. Franken: United Taconite Will Reopen Two Months Ahead of Schedule, Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
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
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama- Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
June 9, 2016 KEYC Mankato: Senator Franken Looks to Help Guard And Reservists Receive Benefits
June 8, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Pressing to Bring Healthcare, Education Support to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty
June 8, 2016 Letter to Secretary James - Urging for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Mission to 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense- Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Fight to Put Spotlight on Giant Multi-National Corporations That Dodge Taxes, Hide Profits Overseas
June 6, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Announce New Funding to Help End Veteran Homelessness in Duluth
June 4, 2016 Rochester Post-Bulletin - Sen. Franken Praises Kingsland for College in the Schools
June 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Senators Urge Administration to Take New Fossil Fuel Leases Off the Table in Offshore Drilling Plan
June 2, 2016 Letter to Cecilia Malmstrom, Comissioner for Trade, European Commission- EU Against Designating China a Market Economy
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 31, 2016 Sen. Franken: Cliffs Natural Resources' Plan to Reopen United Taconite in October Will Bring Hundreds of Minnesotans Back to Work, Help Iron Range Communities
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers
May 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Priorities for Reforming Federal Coal Leasing Program
May 26, 2016 After Efforts From Klobuchar, Franken, and Walz, $142 Million National Institutes of Health Grant Awarded to the Mayo Clinic's Biobank
May 25, 2016 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Warner & Kaine Join Colleagues In Calling For Action On Miners' Pensions
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 23, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Nolan Announce USDA Grant Awarded to Boost Rural Economic Development in Minnesota
May 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response From Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
May 19, 2016 Kaine Introduces Legislation To Promote Apprenticeships, Help More Students, Workers And Employers Compete In The Global Economy
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard Targets
May 18, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Final Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping
May 18, 2016 Mesabi Daily News - Commerce Sets Big Tariffs on Illegal Steel
May 18, 2016 Letter to John Hoeven and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security- TSA Funding for Long Wait Times
May 18, 2016 KEYC Mankato: Ag-state Senators Cool to EPA's Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017
May 18, 2016 Letter to the honorable John Hoeven, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and the Honorable Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Call for Increased TSA Funding to Help Address Long Wait Times, Ensure Security
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken: New Bipartisan Bill Will Make Minnesota Workers and Employers More Competitive in Global Economy
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken Applauds New Rule That Will Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers
May 18, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States-Syrian Refuge Resettlement
May 17, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Support Emergency Funding to Help Stem Spread of Zika Virus
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 Franken, Klobuchar, McCollum Announce Nearly $2.5 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at St. Paul Downtown Airport
May 13, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota
May 13, 2016 After Pressure from Sens. Franken and Baldwin, Depts. of Education and Justice Release Guidelines to Protect Transgender Students
May 12, 2016 KAAL Rochester - Bill to Ensure Benefits to MN National Guard and Reserve Soldiers
May 12, 2016 For First Time Ever, Senate Approves Funding for Tribal Loan Program Championed by Sen. Franken
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors- Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
May 12, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce New Funding for Miner Safety and Health Training in Minnesota
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
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