Al Franken's Public Statements

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2/07/18 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Boost Funding for Heating Assistance & Weatherization Programs 12/22/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Transparency in Corporate Political Spending 12/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary, HHS, the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Treasury - Rescind Rule Denying Women Access to Birth Control Coverage 12/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargen, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of of the Office of Management and Budget, and Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Reverse Course On Dangerous Banned Words List 12/19/17 Letter to Alex Azar, Department of Health and Human Services - Murphy, Help Committee Democrats Ask Health Secretary Nominee to Put Science Over Ideology Following Reports Health Officials Are Prohibiting Words 12/18/17 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Strip Environmental Riders from End-of-Year Spending Package 12/14/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Proposed Cuts to EPA Threaten Public Health 12/13/17 Sen. Franken's Statement on Appointment of Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to Serve as United States Senator for Minnesota 12/12/17 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Citing Unknown Impacts on Students and Schools, Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Delay of Net Neutrality Decision 12/12/17 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Abandon Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules 12/12/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader - Urge Bipartisan Budget Negotiations & Forgo Partisan Funding Bill That Would Underfund Efforts To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Security Agencies like the FBI, Cancer Research, Veterans Healthcare, Rural Infrastructure & More 12/07/17 Executive Session 12/06/17 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA - Protect Strong Fuel Economy Standards 12/06/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Extend Secure Rural School Program 12/06/17 Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn - Senators Blunt, Klobuchar, Young Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister on Adoptions 12/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Trump Administration Reinstate Birth Control Coverage for Millions of Women 12/04/17 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Trump Tweets Aimed at Influencing Justice Department 12/04/17 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules 12/04/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Nominate Aggressive Head of Consumer Watchdog 11/30/17 Letter to Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, and Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators to Trump Administration: Reject Calls for New Nuclear Weapons 11/29/17 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Democrats Again Call on HHS to Explain Troubling Changes to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program 11/21/17 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of US Department of the Interior - Elephant Trophy Decision 11/17/17 Letter to Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Judiciary Democrats Denounce Grassley Blue Slip Decision 11/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Senator Markey Leads Senators in Call to Fund Program for School and Library Internet Access 11/16/17 Letter to the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Honorable Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Honorable Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Answers on Travel ban's Impact on Refugees 11/15/17 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service 11/15/17 Letter to the Hon. Robert E. Lighthizer, US Trade Representative - Strong Protections for Workers 11/15/17 Letter to the Hon. Brock Long, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Nelson Calls for Better Coordination To Address Housing Needs of Hurricane Victims 11/15/17 Letter to the Hon. David L. Hunt, FCC Inspector General - Impartial Investigation into Potential Quid Pro Quo between Chairman Ajit Pai, Trump Administration, and Sinclair Broadcasting 11/15/17 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission Chairman - Impartial Investigation into Potential Quid Pro Quo between Chairman Ajit Pai, Trump Administration, and Sinclair Broadcasting 11/14/17 Letter to Acting Secretary Duke and Acting Director Roman - ICE's Planned Expansion of Detention Sites around St. Paul 11/14/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Discharge Federal Student Loans of Defrauded Students 11/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS, and the Hon. Kevin McAleenan, US Customs and Border Protection - Call for Investigation to Immigration Arrests at Hospitals, Schools and Churches 11/13/17 Letter to Steven T. Walther, Chairman of the Federal Election Commission - Senators Urge FEC to Improve Transparency for Online Ads 11/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Hon. Kevin McAleenan, US Customs and Border Protection - Call for Investigation into Immigration Enforcement in Sensitive Locations 11/13/17 Sen. Franken: GOP Tax Plan is Giveaway to Corporations & the Rich; Says New Provision to Gut ACA is Unconscionable 11/13/17 Letter to Assistant Attorney General Delrahim - Feinstein, Senators Work to Prevent Undue White House Interference with Justice Department Antitrust Enforcement Decisions 11/10/17 Letter to the Honorable Eric D Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Provide Answers on its Interference with Health Care of Young Women in HHS Custody 11/09/17 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of the SSA - Details of Coordination with Trump Voter Fraud Commission 11/09/17 Letter to the Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, GAO - Examine Pruitt's Science Advisory Board Double Standard 11/09/17 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Administration Decision to Expose Thousands to Dangerous Deportations 11/08/17 Sen. Franken's Statement on Reports that DOJ Has Discussed CNN as Part of ATT/Time Warner Deal 11/08/17 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic 11/08/17 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs 11/07/17 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs 11/07/17 Millions of Seniors to Benefit from Fast-Approaching Expansion of Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Diabetes Prevention Program 11/07/17 Letter to Mr. Brenton L. Saunders, CEO, Allergan plc - Monopoly Keeps Price of Drug High, Limits Competition 11/07/17 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to Protect Midwest Family Farmers Signed into Law 11/07/17 U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Expand Services for LGBT Seniors 11/07/17 Letter to the Hon. William Emanuel, Member of the National Labor Relations Board - Warren Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling on NLRB Member to Disclose All Potential Conflicts of Interest

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