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WCCO: Sen. Franken Pushes to Overhaul “No Child Left Behind”

For years, Sen. Franken, a member of the Senate Education Committee, has been pushing for a long-needed overhaul of the nation's No Child Left Behind law, so that federal education policy works better for Minnesota schools and students.

Wednesday, Jul 22  | 

MPR: “Franken: Schools need more mental health counselors”

Recently, Sen. Franken wrote a provision in the Every Child Achieves Act--a key piece of legislation in overhauling the federal education system--that specifically addresses how to improve and expand mental health services in schools around the country. The Every Child Achieves Act, which was passed with bipartisan support in the Senate, will reinstate federal funding to establish and improve school counseling programs. These counseling programs will ensure that students, with and without disabilities, have access to the mental health services they need.

Tuesday, Jul 21  | 

MSNBC: Sen. Franken Speaks on LGBT Progress and the Student Non-Discrimination Act

Sen. Franken spoke with MSNBC about a measure he's been working on for years to help stop the bullying of LGBT children in schools. Click here to watch his interview with Chris Hayes.

Tuesday, Jul 14  | 

CNN.com: Editorial by Sen. Franken: Congress Must Act to Protect LGBT Kids

Sen. Franken co-wrote an op-ed for CNN.com with President Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers that discusses legislation to protect children from discrimination based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Thursday, Jul 9  | 

Key Federal Agencies Underscore Need for Sen. Franken’s Bill to Ban “Stalking Apps”

With two key federal agencies recently underscoring the need for Congressional action to ban "stalking apps," Sen. Al Franken said that now more than ever American consumers need his legislation to protect their personal data and location privacy.

Monday, Jul 27  | 

Sen. Franken Pushes New Bill to Prohibit All LGBT Discrimination

Sen. Al Franken threw his support behind new legislation that will update federal civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Thursday, Jul 23  | 

After Urging from Sen. Franken, Gov’t Agency Orders Railroads to Continue Disclosing Important Safety Information on Crude Oil Shipments

After pressing earlier this year to extend an emergency order to ensure that state agencies are notified about crude oil shipments, Sen. Al Franken said he is pleased that railroads must continue the practice permanently.

Wednesday, Jul 22  | 

Sen. Franken Releases Report on Health Care Delivery in Minnesota’s Rural Communities

Sen. Al Franken released a new report showing Minnesota's rural health care providers face challenges that can hinder their efforts to deliver high-quality, timely care to the more than 1.2 million Minnesotans who live in rural communities. Click here to read more on the report.

Tuesday, Jun 30  | 

Recipes from the 5th Annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off

Click here to read the recipes from the Fifth Annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off.

Wednesday, Apr 22  | 

On Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Sen. Franken Makes Push to Fix Nation’s Broken Campaign Finance System

Sen. Al Franken marked the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC—the Supreme Court decision that allowed deep-pocketed corporations to spend unlimited money on influencing elections—by reigniting his push to fix our nation's broken campaign finance system.

Wednesday, Jan 21  | 

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