Click here to read about Sen. Franken's visit with Minnesota veterans in Austin to honor those who served and talk about what he is doing to get veterans the benefits they deserve.
Sen. Franken toured a poultry farm in West Concord, Minn. and met with family farmers to discuss the need to pass a Farm Bill. The Rochester Post Bulletin reported on the meeting and his work to pass a Farm Bill:
Sen. Franken recently toured Forest Lake High School in celebration of "Minnesota Manufacturing Week," and highlighted his efforts to create partnerships between Minnesota schools and businesses. During his visit, Sen. Franken applauded Forest Lake High School for its work to address the "skills-gap"-where jobs go unfilled because businesses cannot find workers with the right skills-and said he hopes the school can continue to build partnerships that promote high-demand jobs in industries like manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and information technology. The Forest Lakes Times printed a column by a former school teacher and administrator.
In an article written by Forbes, Sen. Franken—Chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law—asked Apple how consumers' privacy will be treated with new technologies on the iPhone 5S, including a fingerprint scanner. Forbes reports.
Click here to read Sen. Al Franken's statement after his bipartisan legislation to help keep medicine safe for patients and providers in Minnesota and across the country was signed into law by the President.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) made the following statement ahead of the Hmong New Year, which is traditionally celebrated during Thanksgiving weekend. Minnesota is home to one of the largest Hmong-American populations in the country.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak applauded the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement today to retain the Minneapolis Multifamily housing office, which provides financing, mortgage insurance and operating assistance to a variety of multi-family apartments, nursing homes and manufactured home communities.
As your U.S. Senator, one of my jobs is to ensure that the implementation of health reform works well for Minnesotans. Already, individuals and families throughout the state have already started applying for and enrolling in coverage through MNsure, Minnesota's new online marketplace for getting quality health insurance.
Sen. Al Franken's office is now accepting applications from young Minnesotans interested in attending one of the nation's four military service academies. Click here for new information on how to apply.
Click here to read Sen. Franken's statement regarding the shooting at Navy Yard in Washington.
It's August, and that means it's time for the State Fair. The fair is one Sen. Franken's favorite times of the year, because it gives him the opportunity to meet with and talk to Minnesotans from across the state. Click here for more info on the fair and where to find Sen. Franken's booth.