Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
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7/25/16 Speech by Al Franken at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention 7/21/16 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs 7/21/16 Sen. Franken's Statement on Justice Department Move to Block Proposed Health Insurance Mergers 7/21/16 Following Efforts from Minnesota Delegation, Department of Transportation To Grant Nonstop Service Between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport 7/21/16 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs 7/20/16 Letter to President Barack Obama- Nuclear Weapons Policy: Restrain and Reduce 7/20/16 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau- Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules 7/19/16 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Canadian Softwood Lumber 7/19/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies 7/18/16 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Protect Workers from Violence on the Job 7/18/16 Following Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, and Emmer, Legislation to Rename Post Office at St. John's University in Memory of Late Senator Eugene McCarthy Passes Senate 7/18/16 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children 7/15/16 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere- Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing 7/15/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $295,000 for Safety Improvements at Thief River Falls Regional Airport 7/15/16 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects 7/13/16 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate- Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill 7/13/16 Sen. Franken Continues Push to Improve Health Care for Millions of Rural Americans 7/12/16 Heller Supports Bipartisan Bill To Create Tax Credit For Energy Storage 7/12/16 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts 7/12/16 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill 7/12/16 Letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc.- Sen. Franken Presses Makers of "Pokemon GO" Smartphone App Over Privacy Concerns 7/11/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce $207,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Paynesville Municipal Airport 7/11/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan Announce Over $1.3 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Bemidji Regional Airport 7/07/16 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules 7/07/16 Letter to Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General- Dayton, Smith, Klobuchar, Franken, McCollum, Ellison Urge U.S. Department of Justice to Conduct Full and Thorough Investigation into Death of Philando Castile 7/07/16 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Secretary of the Federal Communications Committee - Call on FCC To Strengthen Privacy Protections For Consumers 7/07/16 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs- Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education 7/07/16 Sen. Franken's Statement on Death of Philando Castile 7/06/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $170,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Winsted Municipal Airport 7/06/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $220,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Glencoe Municipal Airport 7/06/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $265,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hector Municipal Airport 7/06/16 Letter to Margaret Chan, M.D., Director-General of the World Health Organization - Senate Effort to Press World Health Organization to Address Spread of Yellow Fever 7/01/16 Letter to The Honorable John Thune, Chairman of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Nelson. Ranking Member of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Push to Pass Security Measure to Support DIA 7/01/16 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure- Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization 7/01/16 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice- Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus 6/30/16 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength 6/30/16 Sen. Franken: Pentagon's Plan to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Servicemembers is a Historic Victory for LGBT Rights 6/29/16 Letter to the Honorable President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Preisdent Nieto - Colleagues in Congressional Steel Caucus Join with Members of Canadian Parliament to Urge President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and President Nieto to Address Steel Dumping 6/29/16 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Help So-Called "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" Get The Health Care They Need 6/29/16 Sen. Franken Calls Federal Plan to Crack Down on Tax Dodging Missed Opportunity to Improve Financial Transparency 6/28/16 Letter to Tom Tidwell, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service- Public Listening Sessions for the Iron Range 6/27/16 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard 6/27/16 Sen. Franken: Momentous Supreme Court Ruling Protects Women's Constitutional Right to Access Safe, Legal Abortion 6/24/16 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections 6/24/16 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development- Support LGBT Rights Around the World 6/24/16 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Bipartisan Group of 39 Senators in Calling for a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017 6/23/16 Senators Applaud Agencies for Their Leadership to Increase the Educational Success of Children in Foster Care 6/23/16 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Deadlock in Important Immigration Case Underscores Need for Fully Functioning Court 6/23/16 Sen. Franken: My Bipartisan Measure Will Help Give Foster Kids in Minnesota More Stability 6/22/16 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education- Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers

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