Since joining the Senate, Sen. Franken has made it one of his top priorities to tackle college affordability. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans recently blocked his Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would have allowed students to refinance their student loan debt at lower rates offered to new borrowers. The Minnesota Daily reports.
At a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Franken laid out his argument for why the FCC needs to restore net neutrality rules. Multichannel News reports:
Star Tribune: Sen. Franken Applauds New Federal Program to Help Stop Overseas Extremists from Recruiting Minnesotans
After Sen. Franken called on the DOJ to double down on efforts to halt terrorist recruitment in Minnesota, the DOJ did just that. Click here to read the Star Tribune report.
Thanks to the work of Sen. Al Franken, a Brainerd family was able to discover a portrait painted to honor their grandfather, a World War II aviator who received the Distinguished Service Cross and a Purple Heart for his military record. After the family travelled to Washington to see the portrait in person, the Brainerd Dispatch reported.
Minnesota Delegation Requests Meeting With VA Secretary to Discuss Reports of Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA Health Care System
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, John Kline, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison, Tim Walz, Erik Paulsen, and Rick Nolan requested a meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss recent reports of falsified records at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.
After U.S. Sen. Al Franken pressed key federal officials to investigate and prosecute the makers of so-called "stalking apps," the Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken unprecedented legal action against the developer of mobile app StealthGenie. Click here to read more.
Minnesota Lawmakers Announce More Than $17 Million to Support Job-Driven Training Programs at 14 Minnesota Community Colleges
U.S Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Tim Walz, and Rick Nolan today announced more than $17 million in grants to support job-driven training programs at 14 community colleges in Minnesota.
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.