Sen. Franken to Top Federal Agencies: Look into Potential Anticompetitive Practices by Apple in Music Streaming Market
Wednesday, Jul 22
Sen. Frankens Provisions Included in Senate-Passed Bill to Reform No Child Left Behind
Thursday, Jul 16
MSNBC: Sen. Franken Speaks on LGBT Progress and the Student Non-Discrimination Act
Tuesday, Jul 14
Sen. Franken Releases Report on Health Care Delivery in Minnesotas Rural Communities
Tuesday, Jun 30
Sen. Franken believes that competition is hugely beneficial to consumers-it means more choices, lower prices, and better customer service. That's why when Apple launched is streaming music service, Sen. Franken wrote to federal regulators raising concerns about the potential anticompetitive advantage Apple has over competitors, many of who rely on devices like iPhones and iPads. Sen. Franken wants to ensure that, as the digital music market evolves, consumers benefit from legitimate competition.
For years, Sen. Franken, a member of the Senate Education Committee, has been pushing for a long-needed overhaul of the nation's No Child Left Behind law, so that federal education policy works better for Minnesota schools and students.
Recently, Sen. Franken wrote a provision in the Every Child Achieves Act--a key piece of legislation in overhauling the federal education system--that specifically addresses how to improve and expand mental health services in schools around the country. The Every Child Achieves Act, which was passed with bipartisan support in the Senate, will reinstate federal funding to establish and improve school counseling programs. These counseling programs will ensure that students, with and without disabilities, have access to the mental health services they need.
Sen. Franken spoke with MSNBC about a measure he's been working on for years to help stop the bullying of LGBT children in schools. Click here to watch his interview with Chris Hayes.
With two key federal agencies recently underscoring the need for Congressional action to ban "stalking apps," Sen. Al Franken said that now more than ever American consumers need his legislation to protect their personal data and location privacy.
Sen. Al Franken threw his support behind new legislation that will update federal civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
After Urging from Sen. Franken, Govt Agency Orders Railroads to Continue Disclosing Important Safety Information on Crude Oil Shipments
After pressing earlier this year to extend an emergency order to ensure that state agencies are notified about crude oil shipments, Sen. Al Franken said he is pleased that railroads must continue the practice permanently.
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.