Sen. Franken Releases Report on Health Care Delivery in Minnesotas Rural Communities
Tuesday, Jun 30
Star Tribune: Franken, Stanek: Inmates with mental illness are societys dirty little secret
Friday, Jun 12
Star Tribune: Sen. Franken Works to Ban Non-Compete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers
Thursday, Jun 4
International Falls Journal: Sen. Franken Pushes for Improved Rail Safety
Thursday, Jun 11
During a recent meeting with financial and consumer advocates in St. Paul, Sen. Franken spoke about the dangers of payday loans. He also talked about his press to get the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau-the nation's top consumer agency-to come out with new rules that crack down on payday loans. WCCO writes about the new rules.
Recently, Sen. Franken welcome home a group of nearly 200 Minnesota National Guard soldiers who have been serving in Iraq and Kuwait. Sen. Franken was privileged to attend their welcoming home celebration in Anoka, and is grateful for their sacrifices to protect our nation. Click here to read the Star Tribune writes about the welcome home ceremony.
Click here to read the Star Tribune's coverage of a meeting with Sen. Franken, Hennepin County Sherriff Rich Stenek, and several local law enforcement officials to discuss his bipartisan legislative proposal to reform how mental illness is handled in the criminal justice system.
With recent reports that FBI spy planes have been conducting surveillance over the Twin Cities and other cities across the country, he pressed the nation's top law enforcement agencies to explain more about the scope and legality of these programs. Going forward, Sen. Franken will continue to fight to protect the privacy rights of Minnesotans.
Sen. Frankens Statement on Newly Proposed Rule That Extends Overtime Pay Protections to 5 Million More Americans
Sen. Al Franken released the following statement after President Obama announced that the Department of Labor is proposing an expansion of overtime pay protections to 5 million more Americans, including 90,000 Minnesotans.
Sen. Franken Releases New Report Highlighting Key Problems, Opportunities for Health Care Delivery in Minnesotas Rural Communities
Sen. Al Franken released a new report showing Minnesota's rural health care providers face challenges that can hinder their efforts to deliver high-quality, timely care to the more than 1.2 million Minnesotans who live in rural communities. Click here to read the report.
Sen. Al Franken released the following statement after the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.
Sen. Al Franken released a new report showing Minnesota's rural health care providers face challenges that can hinder their efforts to deliver high-quality, timely care to the more than 1.2 million Minnesotans who live in rural communities. Click here to read more on the report.
Click here to read the recipes from the Fifth Annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off.
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.