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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 6, 2013 Chairman Franken Announces Witnesses for Hearing on Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Administrator Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration - Allow Rochester International to Make Critical Upgrades
Oct. 31, 2013 Sen. Franken Receives Award for Work to Help Victims of Domestic Violence who Face Homelessness
Oct. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Increase Access to Health Care Services for Rural Veterans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Irving Williamson, Chairman of the International Trade Commission - Maintain Level Playing Field for American Steel Industry
Oct. 30, 2013 Post Bulletin - Franken Visits West Concord Poultry Farm
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Oct. 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Helps Launch New Senate Manufacturing Jobs Initiative
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Thad Cochran - Strengthen Economic Security for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senate's Farm Bill Conferees - Give Strong Support to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Oct. 23, 2013 Getting Insurance Through MNsure.org
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Conferees - Farm Bill and beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Oct. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Relieved Shutdown Has Ended & U.S. Won't Default
Oct. 14, 2013 In Speech, Sen. Franken Says Shutdown Spells Huge Missed Opportunity for Congress To Do its Job
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Oct. 10, 2013 Letter to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell - Provide Immediate Flood Insurance Rate Relief for Homeowners
Oct. 5, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken: Politics Should Not Get between Women and Their Doctors
Sept. 28, 2013 HELP Committee Members Call for Senate Passage of Drug Quality and Security Act
Sept. 27, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce Nearly $1 Million Grant for Blue Earth's North Industrial Park to Help Strengthen Local Economy
Sept. 27, 2013 Sen. Franken: Minnesotans Want Congress to Get Things Done, Not Shut Down the Government
Sept. 27, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Financial Literacy Educational Opportunities for Minnesotans
Sept. 26, 2013 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to Keep Medicine Safe for Minnesotans Gains Critical Momentum
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 26, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014
Sept. 25, 2013 Bipartisan Group of HELP Committee Senators Introduce Legislation to Address High-Risk Drug Compounding Practices and Secure the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Sept. 25, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Provide Job Protection to Grieving Parents
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 24, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Legislation to Create a National "Blue Alert" System to Help Catch Suspects Who Have Killed or Injured Police Officers Passes Judiciary Committee
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, and Michael Froman, Ambassador of the US Trade Representative - Sixty Senators Urge Administration to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks
Sept. 21, 2013 KARE 11 - Future Cuts, Tougher Restrictions on Food Stamps Spark Debate
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Tim Cook, Apple Inc. - Sen. Franken Questions Apple on Privacy Implications of New iPhone Fingerprint Technology
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Walz Urge Medicare to Reject Recommendation that Would Hurt Rural Hospitals
Sept. 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Maintains Focus on College Affordability during Just-Started Reauthorization of Higher Education Policy
Sept. 19, 2013 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken and Reps. Peterson, McCollum, Walz, Nolan Announce $20 Million to Help Minnesota Community & Technical Colleges
Sept. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Helps Child Care Bill Clear Key Senate Hurdle
Sept. 17, 2013 Sen. Franken: 5 Years after Financial Meltdown, Credit Rating Agencies Still Threaten Economy
Sept. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Shooting in Navy Yard in Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2013 Sen. Franken Fights to Keep Energy Costs Down for Northwest Minnesota Businesses, Families
Sept. 12, 2013 Letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook - Reconsider Potential Expansion of its Facial Recognition Program
Sept. 12, 2013 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013
Sept. 12, 2013 With Sen. Franken's Help, Minnesota Set to Grow Biomass & Timber Industries and Reduce Energy Costs
Sept. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Honors the 12th Anniversary of 9/11
Sept. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Urges President to Narrow Scope on Possible Military Response in Syria
Sept. 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Pleased by IOC Decision to Reinstate Wrestling at Olympic Games
Sept. 3, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce $10 Million to Improve Infrastructure at the Port of Duluth-Superior
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