Sen. Franken Makes Stop in St. Cloud on 21st Century Workforce Tour
Wednesday, Aug 27
Sen. Franken Visits Minntac Mine, Presses for More Jobs on Iron Range
Tuesday, Aug 26
For First Time, Family of Late Brainerd WWII Veteran Views A 1944 Pentagon Portrait Painted to Honor His Heroism
Friday, Aug 22
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken made a key stop in St. Cloud today to highlight his efforts to build a 21st century workforce and help fill more than 3 million jobs around the country that need workers with the right skills. Click here to read more.
Sen. Al Franken joined company officials and steelworkers at the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron to discuss the company's plans to expand and create jobs on the Iron Range. Click here to read more about his visit.
Sen. Al Franken, a leading opponent of Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the deal would give Comcast too much market power and lead to fewer choices, higher prices, and even worse service for consumers in Minnesota and across the country.
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.
Click here to read about resources available to those affected by recent floods from high rain fall in many areas of Minnesota.
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.