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Al Franken's Public Statements

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. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, U.S. Department of Commerce - Sen. Franken Renews Call on Trump Administration To Maintain Scientific Integrity in National Climate Assessment Update
Nov. 1, 2017 Letter to Niki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations - Address North Korea Cyberattacks
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Federal Communications Commissioners - Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge FCC to Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission - Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities
Oct. 30, 2017 Letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and George Sigounas, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration - Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Overpricing
Oct. 30, 2017 Sen. Franken Scores Victory for Iron Range Workers: Trump Administration Agrees That China's Trade Economy Imperils U.S. Jobs and Business
Oct. 27, 2017 Letter to Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, Mark Inch, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons - Reverse Cuts to Critical Halfway Houses and Other Programs that Reduce Recidivism
Oct. 27, 2017 Senators Collins, Franken Praise Unanimous Senate Passage of Resolution Celebrating Afterschool Programs
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Colleagues Urge EPA to Show Their Work on Clean Power Plan Repeal
Oct. 26, 2017 Sen. Franken Ratchets up Fight to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Minnesota & Across Country
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Sens. Franken, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Push to Rebuild Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands with Resilient, Sustainable Infrastructure
Oct. 26, 2017 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to Protect Midwest Family Famers Sent to President's Desk for Signature
Oct. 26, 2017 Tillis Co-Sponsored Legislation Providing Farmers with Bankruptcy Relief Sent to President for Signature
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Colleagues Demand Trump Administration Protect DACA Information
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Call on President to Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Demand DeVos Enforce Civil Rights Laws in Schools as Incidents of Harassment and Racism Increase Following President Trump's Election
Oct. 24, 2017 Grassley-Franken Farm Bankruptcy Relief Bill Sent to President for Signature
Oct. 23, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Request for $300 Million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, The Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member - Buy American Requirements
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to Commissioners on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Sensitive Voter Data
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act
Oct. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Extend Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and El Salvador
Oct. 19, 2017 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, Nolan, and Emmer Praise Restoration of Wolf Depredation Services
Oct. 19, 2017 Sens. Franken, Murkowski Make Bipartisan Push to Bring Justice to Native Survivors of Sexual Violence
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Voter Data and Transparency About How Sensitive Data Will be Used
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Locate, Shift, or Transfer Resource Necessary to Allow Wolf Depredation Services to Continue in Minnesota
Oct. 17, 2017 Hatch/Franken Child Protection Improvements Act Passes in the Senate
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Reported Violations of Sensitive Locations Policy
Oct. 17, 2017 Senators Fight to Stop Republican Effort to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling
Oct. 17, 2017 Sen. Franken Calls Bipartisan Agreement to Fix Affordable Care Act "Very Promising;" Says Minnesota Poised to Benefit from Deal
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Cantwell, Colleagues To FERC: Reject Perry's Radical Proposed Rule
Oct. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Senators Urge EPA to Abandon Effort to Undermine Biodiesel Production
Oct. 16, 2017 Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to File Amicus Brief in Support of Planned Parenthood; Stand Up for Women's Health & Rights in Texas
Oct. 16, 2017 Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Conclude Investigation of National Security Risks Posed by Foreign Steel Imports
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Senate Committee on Health, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and Ms. Candice Jackson - Clarify Confusing Sexual Assault Guidance for Schools
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health - Warren, Murphy, Cortez Masto Lead Colleagues in Urging NIH to Renew Funding for Firearm Violence Research
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Sustained American Diplomatic Campaign to Defuse Current Korean Crisis
Oct. 6, 2017 Letter to Chairman Pai and Assistant Attorney General Delrahim - Investigate Impact of Potential T-Mobile and Sprint Merger
Oct. 5, 2017 Durbin, Franken Introduce Bill To Expand Public Service Loan Forgiveness To Adjunct Professors
Oct. 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Renewable Fuel Standards
Oct. 5, 2017 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Franken, Nolan, Ellison, McCollum, Walz to FCC: Abandon Efforts to Lower High-Speed Internet Standards
Oct. 4, 2017 In Hearing, Sen. Franken Presses Fmr. Equifax CEO on Data Breach's Effect on Consumers
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Decision to Revoke Sexual Assault Guidance Makes It Harder for Victims and Survivors to Seek Justice
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the President - Humanitarian Assistance for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Public Deserves Answers on Taxpayer-funded Private Jet Travel
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