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Salon: Sen. Franken Taking on Shady Credit Rating Agencies

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.

Tuesday, Jan 27  | 

Duluth News Tribune: “Franken seeks solutions to rural health challenges”

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. 

Saturday, Jan 17  | 

MPR: Sen. Franken Sworn in for a Second Term

Sen. Franken began his second term in the Senate today after being sworn in to the 114th Congress.

Tuesday, Jan 6  | 

Star Tribune: Sen. Franken Receives “Promising” Response from Lyft on Privacy Concerns

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.

Monday, Jan 5  | 

Sen. Franken’s Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Vote

Sen. Al Franken made the following statement after voting against circumventing the review process to build the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Thursday, Jan 29  | 

Sen. Franken Questions Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

Sen. Al Franken questioned Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch during her confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Wednesday, Jan 28  | 

Sen. Franken Announces Committee Assignments for 114th Congress

Sen. Al Franken announced his committee assignments for the 114th Congress.

Wednesday, Jan 28  | 

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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