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BringMetheNews: “All websites will be treated equally: Franken praises FCC’s net neutrality ruling”

During his time in the Senate, Sen. Franken has been fighting to protect net neutrality-the principle that all content on the Internet be treated equally and delivered at the same speed-in order to ensure the Internet remains an open marketplace for ideas and innovation.

Thursday, Feb 26  | 

KMSP TV: “Sen. Franken discusses the importance of paid sick leave”

Sen. Franken visited Common Roots Café in Minneapolis to hear from a local business owner and a young mother about the importance of earned sick leave. Click here to read more from KMSP TV.

Friday, Feb 20  | 

Brainerd Dispatch: Sen. Franken Helps Pass Bill to Reduce Veteran Suicide

Sen. Franken has long worked to help our veterans get the support and care they need after coming home. That's why he pushed to get the bipartisan Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act passed in the Senate to improve mental health and suicide prevention services for veterans.

Tuesday, Feb 3  | 

MinnPost: Federal Budget Proposal to Increase Funding to Minnesota Tribal Schools

Click here to read how Sen. Franken has pushed for more resources for American Indian communities to help rebuild schools that have fallen into serious disrepair and hinder students' ability to get an education.

Thursday, Jan 29  | 

Franken, Walz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog

Click here to read about Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Tim Walz re-introduction of the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2015, a bipartisan, bicameral bill aimed at tackling the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit-claims backlog.

Wednesday, Mar 4  | 

As Supreme Court Hears High-Stakes Health Reform Case, Sen. Franken Says Unravelling Law Would Be Unmitigated Disaster for Millions of Americans

Sen. Al Franken said today that the U.S. Supreme Court must not make a flawed, political decision on a key case that will determine the future of the health reform law and the coverage of millions of Americans, and also called the Republican legal argument bogus.

Wednesday, Mar 4  | 

On Senate Floor, Sen. Franken Blasts Effort to Undo Commonsense Collective Bargaining Reforms

Sen. Al Franken stood up for the rights of workers in Minnesota and all across the country to join a labor union. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Senator expressed his disapproval of a Senate resolution that would strike down National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reforms that modernize and streamline the election process in which workers choose whether or not to form a union.

Tuesday, Mar 3  | 

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  | 

Sen. Franken's Response to 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.

Tuesday, Jan 20  | 

Minnesota Christmas Tree Lights Up Nation’s Capitol

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.

Tuesday, Dec 2  | 

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  | 

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