For years, Sen. Franken has been fighting to protect everyday Minnesotans from unfair financial practices that were at the heart of the 2008 economic meltdown, including the pay-to-play scheme rampant in the credit rating industry. And although the crisis has passed, the biggest rating agencies are still putting the financial security of millions of middle-class families at risk.
Click here to read the Duluth News Tribune coverage of Sen. Franken's recent meeting in Duluth with local experts on the top needs of patients and providers in rural Minnesota.
Sen. Franken began his second term in the Senate today after being sworn in to the 114th Congress.
Sen. Franken has worked hard in Congress to protect consumer privacy, especially when it comes to new technologies. Late last year, Sen. Franken expressed concerns about how ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft handle sensitive material like consumers' location data.
Sen. Al Franken made the following statement after voting against circumventing the review process to build the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Sen. Al Franken questioned Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch during her confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Al Franken announced his committee assignments for the 114th Congress.
On Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Sen. Franken Makes Push to Fix Nations 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.
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.
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.
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.