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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Guidance on Innovations to Help Workers Retain Retirement Savings Between Jobs
Nov. 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Steel Dumping, Protect U.S. Steelworkers
Nov. 18, 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Continued
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Conference Committee - Regarding Transportation Funding
Nov. 18, 2015 Sen. Franken Named to Key Congressional Committee That Will Fix "No Child Left Behind" Law Starting This Week
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate MInority Leader - Protect Safety, Consumer Protection, Fuel Economy Provisions in Surface Transportation Bill
Nov. 12, 2015 Sens. Franken, Leahy Urge President Obama to Take Action Against Forced Arbitration Clauses That Strip Away Americans' Rights
Nov. 10, 2015 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Ban Dangerous Smartphone Stalking Apps Once and for All
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Foster More Competition and Choice in Pay-TV Video Box Marketplace
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
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable Robert Scott, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - On Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill
Nov. 5, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards
Nov. 2, 2015 Sen. Franken: Servicemembers Deserve Protection from Financial Ruin During Deployment
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior - End Sweetheart Deal for Coal Producers at Expense of Taxpayers
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Servicemembers Deserve Protection from Financial Ruin During Deployment
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Enforcement Actions Against University of Phoenix
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Improve Efforts to Safeguard Credit of Military Consumers
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Requesting an Update on Efforts to Implelemt the "Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change"
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Technology Education
Oct. 27, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Over $1.6 Million to Help Minnesota Farmers Lower Energy Costs, Boost Renewable Energy
Oct. 27, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Oct. 27, 2015 Sen. Franken: Senate Cybersecurity Bill Doesn't Protect Americans' Privacy
Oct. 27, 2015 After Sen. Franken's Urging, Dept. of Education Expands Student Loan Repayment Program to Help Five Million Additional Borrowers
Oct. 26, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill
Oct. 26, 2015 Sen. Franken Presses Senate Leaders to Close Unfair, Costly Tax Loophole that Benefits Wealthiest Americans
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
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 23, 2015 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Administration Releases Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Close Carried Interest Loophole
Oct. 22, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
Oct. 21, 2015 Sen. Franken Disappointed by Senate's Failure to Extend Critical Loan Program That Helps 10,000 Minnesota Students Afford College
Oct. 21, 2015 Sen. Franken Presses Nation's Top Law Enforcement Officials to Take Action to Address Alarming Violence Against Transgender Community
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Oct. 8, 2015 As Winter Approaches, Klobuchar and Franken Urge Administration to Release Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families as Quickly As Possible
Oct. 7, 2015 Sens. Franken, Grassley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bills to Help Students Understand Cost of College, Make Cost Comparisons Easier
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