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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Protect Students and Taxpayers from Failing Colleges
March 28, 2017 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog
March 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Attend NATO Meeting
March 24, 2017 Sens. Peters, Cassidy, Boozman, Franken and Reps. Polis & Reed Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Make College More Affordable & Accesable
March 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool
March 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - We're Not Going to Help You Erode Health Care Coverage
March 23, 2017 Hatch, Franken Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017
March 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Federal Hiring Freeze
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 Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Leahy - Extreme Concern Over the Drastic Cuts President Trump Proposted in FY2018 Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis
March 21, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Colleagues Slam Trump's Department of the Interior Budget
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael Piwowar, Acting Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission - Oppose Any Delay in the Full Implementation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
March 20, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Cruz, Hearing on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) - Reminder of the Extensive and Open Debate the Senate Conducted in Drafting and Passing the ACA in 2009
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Questions on Press Access, Human Rights Commitment
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Information Regarding Carl Icahn's Role In Any Concluded Or Ongoing Discussions Concerning The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) At The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald F. McGahn, White House Counsel - Request For Information Regarding Carl Icahn's Role In The Trump Administration And The Significant Conflicts Of Interest Caused By His Refusal To Divest From His Private Sector Interests While Serving As A Close Advisor To President Trump
March 16, 2017 Letter to the President - Urging the Administration to Reject Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard That Would Upend Stability and Predictability for Small Businesses, Rural Communities
March 15, 2017 Sens. Al Franken, Tammy Duckworth Continue Efforts to Train Workers for Open, High-Skill Jobs in Minnesota and Our Nation
March 15, 2017 Duckworth and Franken Re-Introduce Bill to Train Illinoisans for Open, High-Skill Jobs
March 15, 2017 Sens. Franken, Capito, Klobuchar, Cornyn Press Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Mobilized National Guard and Reserve Troops Have Access to Same Benefits As Active Duty Troops
March 14, 2017 Letter to the President - Farmers in Minnesota, Across the Country Need Action to Stop Further Spread of Avian Flu
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators Reject Call for New Nuclear Weapons, Ending Nuclear Testing Ban
March 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elisabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Call on U.S. Department of Education to Explain Delay of Gainful Employment Rule
March 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, U.S. Dept. of Justice - Sessions Recusal and Intel Report on Russian Cyberattacks
March 13, 2017 Letter to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA - Expressing Concern about Administration's Reported 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding
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 President Donald Trump - Restore Quorum at FERC by Nominating Both Republicans and Democrats to the Commission
March 8, 2017 Letter to Mr. John M. Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Restore Coast Guard Budget
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
March 7, 2017 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
March 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Request for Hearing on Education Department Nominees
March 7, 2017 Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Hank Johnson Lead Fight to End Unfair Forced Arbitration Agreements
March 7, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on Meeting with Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
March 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC - Take Action on Robocalls
March 6, 2017 Letter to the President - Regarding Decision to Not Require American Steel In Keystone Pipeline
March 6, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on President Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban
March 6, 2017 Letter to Jeffrey S. Aronin, CEO of Marathon Pharmaceuticals - Provide Answers on High Price of Drug for Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder
March 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Protect the White House Tribal Nations Conference and Council on Native American Affairs
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
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions - Regarding Hate Crimes
March 2, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on Report That Attorney General Jeff Sessions Misled American Public under Oath During Confirmation Hearing about His Contact with Russian Officials
March 2, 2017 Sens. Franken, Baldwin, Rep. Polis lead Nearly 200 Lawmakers in Filing Supreme Court Amicus Brief to Support Rights of Transgender Students
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Drop Republican Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers
Feb. 28, 2017 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans
Feb. 28, 2017 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislation to Reduce Teacher Shortages, Strengthen Education for Minnesota's Rural and Native American Students
Feb. 28, 2017 Sen. Franken Spotlights Veterans: Hosts VFW State Commander Joe Mauricio at Tonight's Presidential Address and Helps Introduce New Bill to Strengthen Education Support for Minnesota Troops and Veterans
Feb. 24, 2017 Senator Franken Vows to Fight Back Against Callous Trump Administration Decision to Scrap Guidelines on Protecting Transgender Students
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