Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
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5/24/17 Letter to President Donald Trump - Support for Paris Climate Agreement 5/18/17 Letter to President Donald Trump, Eric Trump, and Allen Weisselberg - Answers from Trump Organization About Conflicts of Interest & President's Compliance With Constitution 5/17/17 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic 5/15/17 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Murkowski and Tom Udall, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy Program 5/12/17 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy 5/09/17 Letter to Chairmen John Hoeven and Thad Cochran, Ranking Members Jeff Merkley and Patrick Leahy - Call for Farm Service Agency Loan Funding 5/03/17 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran and Brian Schatz - Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies - Funding for VA State Home Construction Grant Program 5/02/17 Letter to the President - Reverse Course on Anti-Women's Agenda 4/27/17 Letter to The Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protect Coastlines from Offshore Oil Drilling 4/26/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Student Loan Protections 4/26/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research 4/26/17 Letter to the President - Condemn Trump Executive Order Threatening National Monuments 4/26/17 Letter to the Honorable Mike Enzi and Bernard Sanders, Charman and Ranking Member of Senate Budget Committee, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Committee - Funding to Promote American Interests and Values in International Affairs Budget 4/25/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader and the Hon. John Barrasso, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works - Buy American 4/25/17 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5 of the EPA 4/14/17 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Concern About Review of Local Law Enforcement Consent Decrees 4/11/17 Letter to the Honorable Ajit Pai, Michael O'Reilly, and Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission - Advance Broadband Deployment in High-Cost Rural Areas 4/11/17 Letter to Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines - United's Boarding Policy 4/10/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President, and the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Army Corps of Engineers' Draft Proposal to Stop Spread of Asian Carp 4/10/17 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation 4/10/17 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies and the Hon. Tom Udall, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies - Designate $154 Million To EPA Brownfields Program In Fiscal Year 2018 4/07/17 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service 4/07/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Regarding Military Assistance To Honduras 4/07/17 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018 4/06/17 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Don't Cut Security Programs That Keep Us Safe 4/06/17 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Designate $3.3 Billion to HUD Community Development Funding in Fiscal Year 2018 4/06/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service 4/06/17 Letter to President Trump - Chinese Steel Dumping and Overcapacity 4/05/17 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Hold China Accountable on Trade During Upcoming Summit 4/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Prioritize Opening Chinese Markets to U.S. Beef 4/04/17 Letter to John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security and the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Requesting Information On Children Separated From Deported Parents As A Result Of Uptick In Immigration Enforcement 3/31/17 Letter to the President - Use American-Made Steel in Keystone Pipeline Construction, Urges McCaskill 3/30/17 Booker Joins Franken and Senate Colleagues to Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices 3/30/17 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Veto S.J. Res. 34, Rescinding Federal Communications Commission Broadband Privacy Rules 3/29/17 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts 3/29/17 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices 3/29/17 Letter to the President - Abandon Harmful DOE Cuts 3/28/17 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog 3/24/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - We're Not Going to Help You Erode Health Care Coverage 3/24/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Attend NATO Meeting 3/23/17 Hatch, Franken Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017 3/23/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Federal Hiring Freeze 3/22/17 Letter to the Hon. Chairman Cochran and the Vice Chairman Leahy - Regarding Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Threaten America's Clean Air and Water 3/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Mich McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis 3/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Michael Piwowar, Acting Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission - Oppose Any Delay in the Full Implementation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule 3/21/17 Letter to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Leahy - Extreme Concern Over the Drastic Cuts President Trump Proposted in FY2018 Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency 3/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) - Reminder of the Extensive and Open Debate the Senate Conducted in Drafting and Passing the ACA in 2009 3/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Questions on Press Access, Human Rights Commitment 3/16/17 Letter to the President - Urging the Administration to Reject Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard That Would Upend Stability and Predictability for Small Businesses, Rural Communities 3/16/17 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment

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