Senator Al Franken's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
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5/05/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Dr. John King, Secretary of Education - Implementation of Key Reforms to Improve Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care 5/02/16 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Enforce Accountability Provision in "Every Student Succeeds Act" 5/02/16 Wyden, Merkley Urge Dept. of Education to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students 4/29/16 Letter to McConnell and Reid - Deliver Critical Payments to Rural Counties 4/27/16 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials 4/27/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 4/21/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement 4/21/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 4/19/16 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 4/18/16 Ayotte, Murray, Whitehouse, Franken: Report Shows Need for Trained Forensic Examiners for Survivors of Sexual Assault 4/18/16 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations 4/18/16 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request 4/15/16 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized 4/14/16 Tillis & Franken Introduce Bipartisan Bill 4/12/16 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors 4/07/16 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Department of Defense - Bring GI Bill Benefits to National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Hostile Areas 4/06/16 Mikulski, Senate Democrats Along with Advocacy Groups Urge Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act 3/28/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability 3/28/16 Hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Letter to Barrack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Nuclear Materials Out of the Hands of Terrorists 3/22/16 Letter to Cochran, Mikulski, Murray and Blunt - Call for Funding for Labor Dept. to Survey Contingent Workforce & Employee Training 3/22/16 Letter to Secretary Perez - Support Labor Dept. Audit of Federal Cafeteria Contractor 3/18/16 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Push for Increased Federal Funding in Science and Engineering 3/16/16 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program 3/15/16 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Help Introduce Major Legislative Package to Cut Student Debt & Address College Affordability 3/10/16 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication 3/09/16 Letter to President Barack Obama - Protect Students From Deceptive Loans 3/08/16 Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Patient Access to Mental Health Coverage Required by Law 3/04/16 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak 3/04/16 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Establish National Plan for Fighting Diseases Like Zika & Ebola 3/02/16 Klobuchar, Franken Announce New Tariffs to Combat Steel Dumping 2/29/16 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers 2/26/16 Peters Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help More Foster Children Find Homes 2/25/16 After Efforts from Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, White House Announces New Actions To Crack Down On Illegal Steel Dumping 2/25/16 Letter to the Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary of Department of Treasury - On Stopping Corporate Tax Dodgers 2/25/16 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of justice and Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Time Warner Cable Deal for Potential Harm to Consumers 2/24/16 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy 2/24/16 Our ``We the People'' Democracy 2/16/16 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Introduce Legislation to Ensure Laid-Off Workers Affected by Steel Dumping Receive Support They Deserve 2/12/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus 2/12/16 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus 2/12/16 After Significant Efforts From Klobuchar and Franken, Senate Confirms U.S. Ambassadors to Norway and Sweden 2/11/16 Letter to the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Deny Federal Funding to Colleges That Use Forced Arbitration Clauses 2/11/16 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Visa Waiver Program for Dual Nationals 2/10/16 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - Restore Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility to Women's Air Force Service Pilots, Other Active Duty Designees 2/05/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus 2/04/16 Letter to the Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Action Against Surge in Cheap Steel Imports from Turkey 2/04/16 Letter to the Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Concerning Information on Workers Without Permanent Employment 2/04/16 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 2/03/16 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 2/03/16 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Bipartisan Push to Increase Support for Dilapidated Tribal School Buildings

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