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Star Tribune: Troops, families gather in Minneapolis to reconnect

Sen. Franken was thrilled to spend time last week with National Guard and Reserve members and their families as part of the Minnesota National Guard's "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" program.

Monday, Jul 28  | 

Bemidji Pioneer: Franken touts federal workforce bill: Says bipartisan legislation will help skills gap in Minnesota

Sen. Franken's help in passing the first comprehensive update to the nation's workforce development system in 16 years will give a much-needed shot in the arm to our existing federal workforce programs, the Bemidji Pioneer reports. Since joining the Senate, Sen. Franken has visited community and technical colleges all across the state to discuss how schools and businesses can help prepare students for their careers.

Monday, Jul 21  | 

Star Tribune: Minnesota inspires U.S. revamp of job training

Click here to read the Minneapolis' Star Tribune's coverage of the legislation that includes Sen. Franken's priorities to help community and technical colleges link up with businesses to fill open, high-skill jobs in growing sectors like manufacturing, IT, and energy.

Monday, Jul 21  | 

KSTP: Franken Tours Flood Damage, Mudslide in Mpls.

Sen. Franken toured the mudslide near Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, which caused more than $4 million in damage and forced the Hospital to relocate large oxygen tanks. After meeting with hospital officials, Sen. Franken reiterated the need for federal assistance-not only in Hennepin County, but in flood damaged communities across the state-telling reporters that he had "never seen a massive mudslide like this" in the state.

Thursday, Jul 3  | 

Sens. Franken, Portman, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Future Propane Shortages

Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced bipartisan legislation to address the root causes of propane shortages like the one that hit families, farmers, and businesses across the Midwest and other parts of the country this past winter.

Thursday, Jul 31  | 

Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing

Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced a bipartisan bill to make sure that young people and veterans who have faced homelessness don't have to make the difficult choice between a place to call home and a good education.

Thursday, Jul 31  | 

Sen. Franken Disappointed That Important Jobs Bill Blocked in Senate

Sen. Al Franken released the following statement after the Senate blocked an important bill that would bring jobs back to America and help our businesses compete in the global economy.

Wednesday, Jul 30  | 

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  | 

Sen. Franken Presses White House on Keeping Renewable Fuel Standard & Biodiesel Industry Strong

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.

Thursday, Jul 24  | 

Resources and Information for Those Affected by Floods in Minnesota

Click here to read about resources available to those affected by recent floods from high rain fall in many areas of Minnesota.

Friday, Jun 20  | 

Winning Entries from Sen. Franken's 2014 MN Military Children's Poetry Contest

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. 

Tuesday, May 27  | 

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