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Star Tribune: Troops, families gather in Minneapolis to reconnect

Sen. Franken was thrilled to spend time last week with National Guard and Reserve members and their families as part of the Minnesota National Guard's "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" program.

Monday, Jul 28  |  Read More...

Bemidji Pioneer: Franken touts federal workforce bill: Says bipartisan legislation will help skills gap in Minnesota

Sen. Franken's help in passing the first comprehensive update to the nation's workforce development system in 16 years will give a much-needed shot in the arm to our existing federal workforce programs, the Bemidji Pioneer reports. Since joining the Senate, Sen. Franken has visited community and technical colleges all across the state to discuss how schools and businesses can help prepare students for their careers.

Monday, Jul 21  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: Minnesota inspires U.S. revamp of job training

Click here to read the Minneapolis' Star Tribune's coverage of the legislation that includes Sen. Franken's priorities to help community and technical colleges link up with businesses to fill open, high-skill jobs in growing sectors like manufacturing, IT, and energy.

Monday, Jul 21  |  Read More...

KSTP: Franken Tours Flood Damage, Mudslide in Mpls.

Sen. Franken toured the mudslide near Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, which caused more than $4 million in damage and forced the Hospital to relocate large oxygen tanks. After meeting with hospital officials, Sen. Franken reiterated the need for federal assistance-not only in Hennepin County, but in flood damaged communities across the state-telling reporters that he had "never seen a massive mudslide like this" in the state.

Thursday, Jul 3  |  Read More...

Sens. Franken & Heller’s Measures to Strengthen Surveillance Transparency Included in NSA Reform Bill

Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced that their measures to increase transparency over government surveillance programs were included in the USA FREEDOM Act, a key NSA reform bill introduced today in the Senate by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

Tuesday, Jul 29  |  Read More...

Providing benefits to same sex spouses

Linda Ruprecht, a retired federal employee, and her partner married on August 1, 2013. However, they had difficulty determining how Linda could help her partner receive her health care and retirement benefits. Linda reached out to Sen. Al Franken's office, which was able to provide Linda with the information she needed.

Friday, Jul 25  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Fights for Congress to Raise Minimum Wage

On the fifth anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase, U.S. Sen. Al Franken pressed Congress to give a raise to millions of workers across the country.

Thursday, Jul 24  |  Read More...

New Report: Sen. Franken’s 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.

Thursday, Jul 24  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Presses White House on Keeping Renewable Fuel Standard & Biodiesel Industry Strong

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.

Thursday, Jul 24  |  Read More...

Resources and Information for Those Affected by Floods in Minnesota

Click here to read about resources available to those affected by recent floods from high rain fall in many areas of Minnesota.

Friday, Jun 20  |  Read More...

Winning Entries from Sen. Franken's 2014 MN Military Children's Poetry Contest

Click here to read the winning poems from Sen. Franken's 3rd Annual Minnesota Military Children's Poetry Contest. Students from across Minnesota submitted poems paying tribute to the men and women who have honorably served our country. 

Tuesday, May 27  |  Read More...

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