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Star Tribune: "Franken: Uber still has work to do to protect privacy"

Sen. Franken has long been an advocate of protecting consumer privacy, especially in light of new technologies. As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, he has recently expressed concerns about how the popular on-demand car services ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft handle sensitive information, like consumers' location data.

Tuesday, Dec 16  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: “In wake of report, Sen. Franken calls torture immoral and ineffective”

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently released a wide-ranging report detailing the CIA's interrogation program following the 9/11 attacks. The report included details of the brutal techniques used by interrogators and revealed that the CIA misled Congress, the White House, and the American the public about the program.

Thursday, Dec 11  |  Read More...

KSTP TV: Sen. Franken honors Jim Oberstar’s Legacy in Northern Minnesota

Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, along with Congressman Rick Nolan, recently announced that their bill to honor long-time Congressman Jim Oberstar by naming portions of Highway 35 in Northern Minnesota after him has cleared the House. Before his passing, Congressman Oberstar-a passionate advocate for the people of Minnesota-served Minnesota's Eighth District for 36 years.

Tuesday, Dec 9  |  Read More...

West Central Tribune: Sen. Franken heads up rural health talk

Click here to read about Sen. Franken's new rural health initiative to identify the top health care needs of patients and providers in rural Minnesota and to discuss innovative ways to address those health issues in our rural communities.

Tuesday, Dec 9  |  Read More...

After Press from Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Minnesota Will See More Investments in Broadband Internet for Rural Schools and Libraries

After pressure from U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will increase investments in high-speed broadband Internet connections for Minnesota, especially in rural communities.

Wednesday, Dec 17  |  Read More...

Sens. Franken and Klobuchar, Rep. Nolan’s Bill to Fix Legislative Oversight for Grand Portage Band Set to Become Law

A legislative fix proposed by U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar (, along with Rep. Rick Nolan, is set to become law after passing both the House and Senate.

Wednesday, Dec 17  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Releases Response from Uber on Data Privacy Policies

After pressing the popular on-demand car service Uber to clarify its data privacy policies, Sen. Al Franken released the company's response, which he said lacked detail and did not include answers to many of his questions.

Monday, Dec 15  |  Read More...

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  |  Read More...

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  |  Read More...

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  |  Read More...

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  |  Read More...

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