Fargo Forum: Employers tell Franken they're worried about filling region's demand for skilled workers.
Sen. Franken visited Moorhead to talk with employers and Minnesota State Community and Technical College to learn about their efforts to prepare students for high-skilled, open jobs. Click here to read news coverage from the Fargo Forum.
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.
Sen. Al Franken led a group of Senators in asking United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to press UN member nations to step up and do their part in the fight against the Ebola virus.
Sen. Al Franken pressed Uber—a popular car service company that uses a GPS-based smartphone application to connect passengers with drivers—to clarify its data collection practices. Click here to read more.
Sen. Al Franken pressed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to explain recent reports that the agency is collecting Americans' sensitive cellphone data from aircraft.
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.