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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
July 13, 2015 Student Non-Discrimination Act
July 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Cable and Internet Pricing
July 10, 2015 Sen. Franken: Update Tax Code to Reflect Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling
July 10, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Expediting Rulemaking for Loan Data
July 9, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act
July 8, 2015 Letter to Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce - Undermining Global Anti-Smoking Measures
July 7, 2015 CNN - What Congress Must Do for LGBT Kids
July 7, 2015 International Falls Journal - Minnesota Delegation Seeks Fishing Guide Fee Exemption
July 2, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Ernest Moniz, Secretary of the Department of Energy, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - The Need for Use of Biomass Energy to Spur Economic Growth
July 2, 2015 Letter to Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador, Jamshed Merchant, Consul General, and Rob Merrifield, Representative to the United States - Fishing Guide Fees
July 1, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Mental Health Services
June 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Newly Proposed Rule That Extends Overtime Pay Protections to 5 Million More Americans
June 30, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - Biomass Energy
June 30, 2015 Sen. Franken Releases New Report Highlighting Key Problems, Opportunities for Health Care Delivery in Minnesota's Rural Communities
June 29, 2015 Letter to All State Governors - Input on National Energy Policy
June 26, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality
June 26, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama - Concerns About Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban
June 25, 2015 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision is Huge Victory for Millions of Americans Who Have Insurance Because of Affordable Care Act
June 24, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Boost Mobile Competition in Spectrum Auction
June 24, 2015 Post Bulletin - Our View: Expand Mental Health Referrals in Schools
June 24, 2015 Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act
June 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Legislation to Ensure Veterans Are Well-Served by Colleges
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors
June 23, 2015 Letter to John Roberts, Chief Justice - Live Audio to the Courtroom
June 23, 2015 Paulsen, Franken Ask CDC to Consider Wider Recommended Usage of Meningitis B Vaccine
June 22, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Meningitis B Vaccines
June 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5.75 Million to Support Job Training Programs in Minnesota
June 19, 2015 Bill Introduced to Help Children in Foster Care with Educational Stability
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 18, 2015 Burr, Franken Introduce Bill to Bring Medical Devices to Patients Faster
June 18, 2015 Boxer, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Address Pilot Fatigue
June 16, 2015 Letter to Dan Shulman, CEO of PayPal - PayPal's New User Agreement
June 16, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bill to Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Schools Will Help Students, Families in Minnesota & Across Country
June 16, 2015 Senators Schatz, Thune, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve and Grow Tourism in Native Communities
June 13, 2015 CBS Minnesota - Sen. Franken Speaks Out Against Payday Loans In St. Paul
June 13, 2015 Star Tribune - Minnesota Military Families Honored, Soldiers Welcomed Home in Two Ceremonies
June 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Preterm Births
June 12, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken, Stanek: Inmates with Mental Illness are 'Society's Dirty Little Secret'
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges
June 11, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bipartisan Measure to Get Life-Saving Medical Devices to Patients Faster
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices
June 10, 2015 Sen. Franken Blasts Republican Attempt to Package Controversial Cybersecurity Legislation with Annual Defense Spending Bill
June 5, 2015 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee
June 5, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Lending
June 4, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Simplify Financial Aid Process
June 4, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken Finds Sandwich Shop's Noncompete Rule Ridiculous
June 3, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, and James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Surveillance Planes Flying Over Minneapolis
June 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Compete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers
June 2, 2015 Sen. Franken: Reform of Gov't Surveillance Programs Critical to Safeguarding Privacy of People in Minnesota, Across the Country
June 2, 2015 USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
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