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BringMetheNews: “All websites will be treated equally: Franken praises FCC’s net neutrality ruling”

During his time in the Senate, Sen. Franken has been fighting to protect net neutrality-the principle that all content on the Internet be treated equally and delivered at the same speed-in order to ensure the Internet remains an open marketplace for ideas and innovation.

Thursday, Feb 26  |  Read More...

KMSP TV: “Sen. Franken discusses the importance of paid sick leave”

Sen. Franken visited Common Roots Café in Minneapolis to hear from a local business owner and a young mother about the importance of earned sick leave. Click here to read more from KMSP TV.

Friday, Feb 20  |  Read More...

Brainerd Dispatch: Sen. Franken Helps Pass Bill to Reduce Veteran Suicide

Sen. Franken has long worked to help our veterans get the support and care they need after coming home. That's why he pushed to get the bipartisan Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act passed in the Senate to improve mental health and suicide prevention services for veterans.

Tuesday, Feb 3  |  Read More...

MinnPost: Federal Budget Proposal to Increase Funding to Minnesota Tribal Schools

Click here to read how Sen. Franken has pushed for more resources for American Indian communities to help rebuild schools that have fallen into serious disrepair and hinder students' ability to get an education.

Thursday, Jan 29  |  Read More...

On Senate Floor, Sen. Franken Blasts Effort to Undo Commonsense Collective Bargaining Reforms

Sen. Al Franken stood up for the rights of workers in Minnesota and all across the country to join a labor union. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Senator expressed his disapproval of a Senate resolution that would strike down National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reforms that modernize and streamline the election process in which workers choose whether or not to form a union.

Tuesday, Mar 3  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Says President Obama’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Proposal Lacks “Necessary Teeth”

Sen. Al Franken released the following statement in reaction to President Obama's proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, which would seek to establish protections for Americans' data privacy. The proposal, Sen. Franken said, does not go far enough to hold companies accountable for their privacy policies and to fully protect consumers.

Monday, Mar 2  |  Read More...

Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Push Bipartisan Bill to Stop Spread of Invasive Carp in Great Lakes

Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have helped introduce bipartisan legislation to stop the spread of invasive carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes.

Monday, Mar 2  |  Read More...

On Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Sen. Franken Makes Push to Fix Nation’s 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.

Wednesday, Jan 21  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken's Response to 2015 State of the Union Address

Sen. Franken invited University of Minnesota Student Body President Joelle Stangler as his guest to the State of the Union Address. You can click here to read his response to the speech.

Tuesday, Jan 20  |  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...

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