Sen. Franken began his second term in the Senate today after being sworn in to the 114th Congress.
Sen. Franken has worked hard in Congress to protect consumer privacy, especially when it comes to new technologies. Late last year, Sen. Franken expressed concerns about how ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft handle sensitive material like consumers' location data.
Sen. Franken has long been an advocate of protecting consumer privacy, especially in light of new technologies. As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, he has recently expressed concerns about how the popular on-demand car services ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft handle sensitive information, like consumers' location data.
The Senate Intelligence Committee recently released a wide-ranging report detailing the CIA's interrogation program following the 9/11 attacks. The report included details of the brutal techniques used by interrogators and revealed that the CIA misled Congress, the White House, and the American the public about the program.
Sen. Al Franken issued the following statement after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took action against Standard and Poor's (S&P)--one of the nation's big three credit-rating agencies--for lowering its standards on ratings in attempt to win business.
Sen. Al Franken marked today's anniversary of Roe v. Wade by working to ensure that women are able to make the best health care decisions for themselves.
Sen. Al Franken issued the following statement in response to President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address.
Sen. Franken invited University of Minnesota Student Body President Joelle Stangler as his guest to the State of the Union Address. You can click here to read his response to the speech.
Click here to read more about the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Chippewa National Forest and the Reservation of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota.
New Report: Sen. Frankens Health Reform Measure Sent Insurance Refunds To Consumers in Minnesota, Across the Country
A health care reform measure authored by U.S. Sen. Al Franken required insurers to rebate $330 million dollars to consumers in Minnesota and across the country this year. Click here to read more.
Click here to read about Sen. Al Franken pressing a key White House official on the need to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) strong to bolster investments in the biodiesel industry, spur job growth in our rural economies, and decrease the nation's dependence on foreign oil.