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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Jan. 2, 2015 Duluth News Tribune - Common Ground can be Found in Congress
Dec. 29, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Judicial Selection Committee for Vacancy of Federal District Court
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Increased Consumer Protections in Medicare Advantage Plans
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States Senate and John Thune, Senator, United States Senate - Preserve Strong Net Neutrality Protections
Dec. 18, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Now is the Time to Act on Net Neutrality and Title II
Dec. 17, 2014 Letter to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance - Unfair Chinese Trade Practices
Dec. 17, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Broadband Internet for Rural Schools and Libraries
Dec. 17, 2014 Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Nolan's Bill to Fix Legislative Oversight for Grand Portage Band Set to Become Law
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Move Forward on Rule Disclosing CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Dec. 15, 2014 Sen. Franken Releases Response from Uber on Data Privacy Policies
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Dec. 13, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Vote Against Spending Bill
Dec. 12, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Provide Information on Sexual Assault Investigations
Dec. 12, 2014 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - Increase Investments in Community Wind Projects
Dec. 12, 2014 Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Nolan's Bill to Fix Grand Rapids Land Swap Issue Set to Become Law
Dec. 12, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
Dec. 11, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
Dec. 11, 2014 Key Portion of Portman, Franken and Baldwin Bill to Address Propane Price Spikes Set to Become Law
Dec. 9, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Bill to Rename Portions of Highway 35 in Memory of Congressman Jim Oberstar Passes House
Dec. 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Report "Sobering Reminder that Torture is Immoral"
Dec. 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Government Program Tracking Phones Invades Privacy, Could Violate U.S. Constitution
Dec. 3, 2014 MPR: "Franken Focuses on Uber and Lyft Privacy Policies"
Dec. 2, 2014 Minnesota Christmas Tree Lights Up Nation's Capitol
Dec. 2, 2014 Letter to Logan Green, Chief Executive Officer of Lyft - Data Privacy Policies
Dec. 1, 2014 Letter to Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General of the US Postal Service - Postpone Closings
Nov. 25, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Protect Military Families from Abusive Financial Practices
Nov. 24, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader, of the Senate - Funding Solution for LWCF
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Pressing Other Nations to Contribute to Ebola Fight
Nov. 20, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairman, and Richard Shelby, Vice Chairmain, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman, and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member, of the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee - Proper Use of Harbor Maintenance Funding
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Warm Air Furnace Regulations
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies - Data Privacy Policies
Nov. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Vote
Nov. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken Saddened By Death of Former Minnesota Congressman Bill Frenzel
Nov. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken: MnDOT Recommendation for Relocating Highway 53 is Major Step Toward Completing Project
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Collection of Americans' Cellphone Data from Aircraft
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Allegations of Misconduct at Hibbing VA Clinic
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals
Nov. 17, 2014 Sen. Franken: Thousands of Minnesota Families Will Benefit from Bipartisan Measure to Improve Access to Quality Child Care
Nov. 16, 2014 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Net Neutrality
Nov. 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Lauds President Obama's Strong Net Neutrality Proposal
Nov. 6, 2014 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - Implement Response Plan to Mitigate Future Propane Supply Shortages
Nov. 4, 2014 Senator Franken's Election Night Remarks
Oct. 30, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Unreliable Rail Shipments of Coal Hurting Minnesota Electric Utilities, Could Push up Rates for Consumers
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 28, 2014 A Really, Really Long Blog Post
Oct. 27, 2014 Release: New Ad Highlights Franken's Fight to End Wall Street Hedge Fund Tax Break
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