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Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
June 13, 2015 CBS Minnesota - Sen. Franken Speaks Out Against Payday Loans In St. Paul
June 12, 2015 Star Tribune - Franken, Stanek: Inmates with Mental Illness are 'Society's Dirty Little Secret'
June 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Preterm Births
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices
June 11, 2015 Sen. Franken Introduces Bipartisan Measure to Get Life-Saving Medical Devices to Patients Faster
June 10, 2015 Sen. Franken Blasts Republican Attempt to Package Controversial Cybersecurity Legislation with Annual Defense Spending Bill
June 5, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Lending
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 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 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Compete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers
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 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
June 1, 2015 SC Times - Franken Struck by Paradoxes in Cuba
May 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on New Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal
May 22, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Halting Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
May 22, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
May 21, 2015 Letter to Colleagues - Prevention and Public Health Fund
May 21, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Environmental Concerns with Trans Pacific Partnership
May 21, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Allow More Syrian Refugees to Resettle in U.S.
May 21, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
May 21, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Study on Forced Arbitration
May 21, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
May 21, 2015 Sen. Franken to Travel to Cuba to Explore Expanding Opportunities for Trade & Tourism
May 20, 2015 The Hill - Jails are No Substitute for a Mental Health System
May 19, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes for Measures to Raise Bar on Trade Standards, Help Workers Get Training for Open Jobs
May 19, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Cracking Down on Stalking Apps
May 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Continue Push to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
May 19, 2015 U.S. Senators Baldwin and Franken Introduce Amendment for Trade Bill to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturers
May 19, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
May 19, 2015 Sen. Franken Throws Support Behind Legislation to Expand Quality Early Education Programs
May 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Nearly $3 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Cook County-Grand Marais Airport
May 15, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Commission, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Commission - Need for More Support for Precision Medicine
May 15, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity to Businesses Before Enforcing Menu Labeling Rule
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
May 14, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 13, 2015 KVRR - MN Sen. Al Franken Talks Rail Safety Regulations with KVRR
May 12, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Voting against Advancing Trade Promotion Authority on Trade Agreements
May 12, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Access to Affordable Cable TV Programming
May 11, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, US Ambassador, Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Concerns on the Strength of Labor Standards in Trans-Pacific Partnership
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
May 11, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Strong Labor Protections for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
May 8, 2015 Letter to Randy Berry, Special Enjoy for the Rights of the LGBT Persons - LGBT Rights Abroad
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care
May 7, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on Passage of Iran Nuclear Review Bill
May 7, 2015 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Oil Train Safety
May 7, 2015 EPA Must End RFS Uncertainty
May 7, 2015 Sen. Franken Proposes New Measures to Invest in Energy Storage Systems, Help Minnesotans Tap Into Local Energy Sources
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