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Al Franken (US-Senate)

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Al Franken (US-Senate)
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First Name: Alan
Last Name: Franken
Middle Name:
Nickname: Al Franken
Gender: Male
Start Edit Date: 2017/10/02
End Edit Date: 2017/10/02
Office: US-Senate
State: Minnesota
Senate District: MN
Party: Democrat
2018 Campaign for:
Official Gov Site: http://www.franken.senate.gov
Additional Site:
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Franken
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Sen.Franken
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenFranken
Additional Twitter: https://twitter.com/alfranken
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1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

On his senate site, Al Franken states “Climate change is an existential threat to our planet and future generations...We need to act now because the stakes are too high—and the consequences are too devastating—to leave this problem to future generations.” https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=139

He criticized the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, saying in a statement, “[the] decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is a catastrophic mistake that puts the short-sighted interests of his friends in the fossil fuel industry ahead of the safety and security of American people and the future of our planet.” https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3713

In November 2015, he attended the United Nations Paris Climate Conference, saying in a press statement, “Climate change is a global issue that requires international action, so I will work to strengthen partnerships and develop solutions for addressing it.” https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3326

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

In Sept 2017, he pushed for increased renewable energy funding in the 2018 Farm Bill. http://www.myklgr.com/2017/09/14/mn-senator-al-franken-energy-title-proposal-for-2018-farm-bill/

In 2011, he was a co-sponsor for S.940, the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, which would repeal excessive tax subsidies to the world's five largest, most profitable oil companies. https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=294 https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/senate-bill/940

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

On his Senate site, he states, “In Minnesota, climate change is harming our agricultural and food industries, our beloved 10,000+ lakes, our expansive forests, and the health of our communities.” https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=139

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Other relevant and significant information.

Floor statement on Paris Agreement: https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=news&id=3415

In July, 2017, he made a video about climate change with comedian David Letterman. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2017/07/10/al-franken-and-david-letterman-collaborate-on-climate-change-video-series/?utm_term=.5b181d545eae

Policy positions on clean energy. https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=337