Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
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1/28/16 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Urge EPA To Take Further Action On Climate Change And Cut Methane Emissions 1/22/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids 1/15/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections 1/07/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Concerning Campaign Contributions 1/04/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Murray, Cantwell Join in Friendly Wager on Vikings-Seahawks NFL Wild Card Game 12/22/15 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC Action on Corporate Political Spending Disclosure 12/18/15 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising 12/18/15 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names 12/18/15 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names 12/17/15 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities 12/17/15 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Release of Proposed Rules for Internet Access Under the Americans with Disabilities Act 12/17/15 Cord Blood and Bone Marrow Bill Co-Sponsors Applaud House Passage, Urge President to Sign 12/15/15 President Obama Sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Visit Iron Range Hard Hit By Layoffs Stemming From Foreign Steel Dumping 12/15/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Cut Spending on Nuclear Weapons 12/11/15 After Efforts from Sens. Franken and Cornyn, Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System is One Step Closer to Becoming Law 12/03/15 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations 11/24/15 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader - Scheduling Votes on the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act 11/24/15 Letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan - Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists 11/24/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control 11/23/15 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence 11/20/15 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp 11/19/15 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Guidance on Innovations to Help Workers Retain Retirement Savings Between Jobs 11/18/15 Letter to the Honorable Conference Committee - Regarding Transportation Funding 11/17/15 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls 11/17/15 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls 11/13/15 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate MInority Leader - Protect Safety, Consumer Protection, Fuel Economy Provisions in Surface Transportation Bill 11/13/15 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize 11/09/15 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Foster More Competition and Choice in Pay-TV Video Box Marketplace 11/09/15 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Joseph A. Smith, Special Master, U.S. Department of Education - Grant Students Immediate Relief Following Federal Judge's Ruling that Corinthian Colleges Broke the Law 11/05/15 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable Robert Scott, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - On Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill 11/04/15 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards 11/03/15 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards 11/03/15 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts 11/02/15 Letter to the Hon. Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior - End Sweetheart Deal for Coal Producers at Expense of Taxpayers 10/29/15 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Requesting an Update on Efforts to Implelemt the "Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change" 10/29/15 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program 10/29/15 Letter to The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Servicemembers Deserve Protection from Financial Ruin During Deployment 10/28/15 Letter to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Technology Education 10/27/15 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers 10/26/15 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions 10/26/15 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally 10/22/15 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Close Carried Interest Loophole 10/20/15 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs 10/16/15 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law 10/15/15 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law 10/08/15 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 10/08/15 As Winter Approaches, Klobuchar and Franken Urge Administration to Release Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families as Quickly As Possible 10/07/15 Sens. Franken, Grassley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bills to Help Students Understand Cost of College, Make Cost Comparisons Easier 10/07/15 Sen. Franken Praises Top Consumer Agency for Proposal to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements 10/05/15 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman, Senate Appropriations Committee, The Honorable Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, and The Honorable Patrick Leahy, Subcommittee Ranking Member - Immediate Emergency Funding to Increase U.S. Humanitarian Support for Syria, Capacity for Refugee Admissions