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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 31, 2017 On National Heatstroke Prevention Day, Blumenthal & Franken Announce Bill to Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban
July 27, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Protect Dreamers
July 27, 2017 Bipartisan Bill Would Increase Housing Stability for Foster Youth Aging Out of Care
July 26, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Chinese Poultry Product Ban
July 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Delay in Potential Employment Information Disclosures for Career Training Programs
July 26, 2017 Sen. Franken Fights Back against Big Banks & Corporate Special Interests That Want to Limit Consumer Justice
July 25, 2017 Grassley, Ernst, Franken Introduce Know Before You Owe Federal Student Loan Act of 2017
July 25, 2017 Sen. Franken Says He Will Continue Fighting GOP Health Care Bill to Repeal ACA
July 24, 2017 Letter to Ms. Mary L. Kendall, Deputy Inspector General, Department of the Interior - Request for Investigation into Reports of Arbitrary Reassignments of Senior Executive Service Employees
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Senators Urge DOJ Antitrust Division to Conduct Thorough and Impartial Analysis of Bayer AG Acquisition of Monsanto Company
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Move to Slash Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Democrats Say Action "Short-Sighted," Will Make it Harder to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies
July 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Senators Urge Colleagues to Support Strong Investments in TIGER Program, Reject Drastic Cut in House Bill
July 20, 2017 Sen. Franken Fights Back Against Challenge to Consumer Protection Rule Limiting Forced Arbitration Clauses in Financial Services Contracts
July 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Comprehensive Review by Trump Administration of Role of Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Security
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State and the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Urge U.S. Dept. Of State, U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Individuals From 10 TPS-Designated Countries
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Preserve Net Neutrality
July 17, 2017 Letter to Marcia Lee Kelly, Deputy Assistant to the President - Revocation of Kushner's Security Clearance
July 17, 2017 Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson Announce National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to Northland Community and Technical College to Advance Education and Training
July 14, 2017 Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Address Teacher Shortages in Communities Across Minnesota
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Congressmembers Call on Education Department to Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mr. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Paris Climate Agreement Renegotiation
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General and Thomas Wheeler, Assistant Acting Attorney General - Democrats Ask Justice Department Whether the Administration Has the Legal Authority to Request Sensitive Voter Information
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
July 11, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senate Democrats Urge President Trump to Implement Rules that Limit Natural Gas Waste and Safeguard Public Health
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Senators Demand Answers, Action from Administration to Reverse Alarming Rate of Latino and Immigrant Workplace Deaths
July 10, 2017 Sen. Franken Lauds Long-Awaited Consumer Protection Rule to Limit Widespread Abuse of Forced Arbitration Clauses in Financial Services Contracts
July 7, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Hemp Industry Access to Financial Services
July 7, 2017 Letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Senators Demand Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials' Voter Roll Data
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
July 6, 2017 Letter to Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Senators Press Trump Administration for Stronger Action Against Trading Partners Who Evade Rules and Hurt U.S. Industry, Workers
July 5, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces Bill to Prevent Children from Becoming Trapped in Hot Cars
July 5, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard Targets
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students
June 28, 2017 FDA Announces Action Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs that Mirrors Senators Cotton, Collins, McCaskill, and Franken Bipartisan Bill
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement
June 27, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate GOP Leadership Delaying Vote on Controversial Health Care Bill
June 27, 2017 Sen. Franken: U.S. Crackdown on Dumped Canadian Lumber is "Another Victory for Minnesota Timber Workers"
June 27, 2017 Sen. Franken Says Nonpartisan CBO Study Exposes Raw Cruelty of Senate Republican Health Care Bill: Fewer Protections, Less Coverage, and Higher Costs for Minnesotans All to Give a Massive Handout to the Super Rich
June 26, 2017 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman - Call for Spending Bills of Dangerous Environmental Riders
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Prevent Trump Administration from Discriminating Against Immigrants
June 23, 2017 As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Sen. Franken and Lawmakers Press President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs
June 23, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President - Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs
June 22, 2017 Judiciary Democrats: Allow ABA to Review Potential Judges Before Hearings
June 22, 2017 Sen. Franken: Senate Republican Health Plan "A Disaster for the Economic Stability and Livelihood of Minnesota Families"
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Act on Russian Cyber Intrusions to U.S. Energy Infrastructure
June 22, 2017 Letter to Chairman Cochran, Ranking Member Leahy, Chairman Boozman and Ranking Member Tester - Decrease Funding for President Trump's Deportation Force
June 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - At&t Acquisition of Time Warner
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