Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
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9/30/16 Labor Secretary Tours U.S. Bank Stadium 9/21/16 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Motion to Proceed-- 9/21/16 Motion to Discharge--S.J. Res. 39 9/16/16 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure 9/13/16 Klobuchar, Franken Introduce Senate Resolution to Honor Life of Jacob Wetterling and Advocacy of Wetterling Family 9/13/16 Klobuchar, Franken Statements on FDA Awarding the Medical Device Innovation Consortium Funding to Establish National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center 9/12/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Nearly $375,000 for Railroad Crossing Safety in Duluth 9/09/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Vote on Zika Funding 9/08/16 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Update Administrative Separation Policy Across All Military Services 9/08/16 Murphy, Paul, Franken, and Lee Introduce Joint Resolution to Block Military Equipment Sale to Saudi Arabia 9/01/16 Sen. Franken Releases Response from "Pokemon GO" App Maker Niantic About Privacy Concerns 8/30/16 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke 8/29/16 Community Breaks Ground on New Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School 8/17/16 Letter to the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - End Local Nuisance Ordinances That Endanger Domestic Violence Survivors 8/11/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $115,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Moorhead Municipal Airport 8/11/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $225,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Pipestone Municipal Airport 8/11/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $380,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Crookston Municipal Kirkwood Field Airport 8/11/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $2 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Morris Municipal -- Charlie Schmidt Field Airport 8/11/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $1.5 Million to Improve Water Systems in Oslo 8/05/16 After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Ellison, and Nolan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Withdraw Proposal That Would Have Resulted in $40 Million Cut to Minnesota Hospitals 8/05/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $215,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Baudette International Airport 8/04/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $150,000 for Land Acquisition and Safety Improvements at Redwood Falls Municipal Airport 8/04/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $80,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport 8/04/16 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika 8/04/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $315,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hawley Municipal Airport 8/04/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $350,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Elbow Lake Municipal Airport 8/02/16 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage 8/02/16 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education 8/01/16 Letter to The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Continue Efforts to End Discrimination on U.S. Turkey Exports 8/01/16 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education 8/01/16 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Following HPAI Outbreak, Ernst, Klobuchar Lead Efforts to End Discrimination on U.S. Turkey Exports 7/29/16 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis 7/28/16 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production 7/28/16 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers 7/25/16 Speech by Al Franken at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention 7/25/16 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief 7/22/16 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups 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. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies 7/19/16 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Canadian Softwood Lumber 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 7/18/16 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Protect Workers from Violence on the Job 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 7/15/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $295,000 for Safety Improvements at Thief River Falls Regional Airport

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