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MPR: “Franken pushes bill aimed at ‘stalking’ apps”

Sen. Franken spoke to MPR's Cathy Wurzer about his efforts to pass legislation to stop technology that tracks your location through your smartphone without your knowledge. MPR reported:

Thursday, Mar 27  | 

The Star Tribune: “Franken wants free school lunch for more low-income students”

Sen. Franken believes that children learn better when they aren't hungry. And for some kids, a nutritious school lunch may be the only meal they receive during the day. To help ensure that school children aren't refused lunch because they can't afford it, he's proposed a new measure that would help states cover the cost of lunch for low-income students. The Star Tribune reported on Sen. Franken's recent visit to Meadow Lake Elementary School in New Hope:

Thursday, Mar 20  | 

ARS Technica: “Al Franken: Don’t let Comcast ‘manipulate Internet traffic’”

Sen. Franken—one of the most vocal advocates for net neutrality—has expressed his concern about the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal. He recently stepped up his opposition to the accusation by asking the Department of Justice to examine the net neutrality implications of the proposed acquisition.

Wednesday, Mar 19  | 

ABC News: Sen. Franken Hosts 4th Annual Hotdish Competition

Sen. Franken was joined by the entire Minnesota congressional delegation for his 4th annual Hotdish Off. The friendly, bipartisan competition showcased the lawmakers' cooking skills-each member made their own hotdish, and two former Minnesota congressmen judged the dishes. For the second straight year, Rep. Tim Walz from southern Minnesota took home the grand prize with his "Turkey Trot Tater Tot Hotdish."

Wednesday, Mar 12  | 

Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Help Students in Minnesota, Across Country Access School Meals

Sen. Al Franken introduced legislation to help ensure that students in Minnesota and across the country have access to nutritious meals while they are in school.

Thursday, Apr 10  | 

Sen. Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Will Lead to Fewer Choices, Higher Prices, Even Worse Service

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Sen. Al Franken stood up for the millions of people in Minnesota and across the country who are facing rising cable and Internet costs. Click here to read more.

Wednesday, Apr 9  | 

Family of Late Brainerd WWII Veteran Discovers 1944 Painting Honoring His Heroism is Hanging in Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Sen. Al Franken said the family of late WWII veteran and war hero Roy Shellin of Brainerd plans to make a trip to Washington, D.C. this summer to see a 1944 portrait honoring his heroism in battle that has been hanging in the Pentagon unbeknownst to them.

Tuesday, Apr 8  | 

Sen. Franken to Announce Federal Measure to Ensure No Minnesota Child is Denied School Lunch

On Monday, March 17, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will announce his federal legislation to ensure that every student in Minnesota and across the country can receive school lunch each day. His legislation would allow Minnesota and other states to use the millions of dollars they spend to provide lunches on other educational needs.

Monday, Mar 17  | 

Recipes from the Fourth Annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off

Click here to see the recipes from the fourth annual Minnesota Congressional Hotdish Off

Wednesday, Mar 12  | 

Information on Propane Shortage Assistance

Click here to find out more information on assistance to deal with the emergency propane shortage in Minnesota.

Thursday, Jan 30  | 

Sen. Franken Vows to Keep Fighting for Struggling Families as Efforts to Extend Unemployment Insurance

Sen. Franken was proud to be part of a bipartisan effort to extend Unemployment Insurance for millions of people in Minnesota and across the country. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, Jan 7  | 

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