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WCCO: “Sen. Franken Speaks Out Against Payday Loans in St. Paul”

During a recent meeting with financial and consumer advocates in St. Paul, Sen. Franken spoke about the dangers of payday loans. He also talked about his press to get the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau-the nation's top consumer agency-to come out with new rules that crack down on payday loans. WCCO writes about the new rules.

Monday, Jun 15  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: Sen. Franken Welcomes Home Soldiers

Recently, Sen. Franken welcome home a group of nearly 200 Minnesota National Guard soldiers who have been serving in Iraq and Kuwait. Sen. Franken was privileged to attend their welcoming home celebration in Anoka, and is grateful for their sacrifices to protect our nation. Click here to read the Star Tribune writes about the welcome home ceremony.

Saturday, Jun 13  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: “Franken, Stanek: Inmates with mental illness are ‘society’s dirty little secret’”

Click here to read the Star Tribune's coverage of a meeting with Sen. Franken, Hennepin County Sherriff Rich Stenek, and several local law enforcement officials to discuss his bipartisan legislative proposal to reform how mental illness is handled in the criminal justice system.

Friday, Jun 12  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: Senator Franken Calls for Information on FBI Planes Flying Over Minnesota

With recent reports that FBI spy planes have been conducting surveillance over the Twin Cities and other cities across the country, he pressed the nation's top law enforcement agencies to explain more about the scope and legality of these programs. Going forward, Sen. Franken will continue to fight to protect the privacy rights of Minnesotans.

Thursday, Jun 11  |  Read More...

Paulsen, Franken Lead MN Congressional Delegation in Urging Federal Agency to Protect Mental Health Funding for MN Children

Congressman Erik Paulsen and Senator Al Franken have asked the agency in charge of administering Medicaid to ensure that federal funding for mental health services for Minnesota children is not discontinued.

Tuesday, Jul 7  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken’s Statement on Newly Proposed Rule That Extends Overtime Pay Protections to 5 Million More Americans

Sen. Al Franken released the following statement after President Obama announced that the Department of Labor is proposing an expansion of overtime pay protections to 5 million more Americans, including 90,000 Minnesotans.

Tuesday, Jun 30  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Releases New Report Highlighting Key Problems, Opportunities for Health Care Delivery in Minnesota’s Rural Communities

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 the report.

Tuesday, Jun 30  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Releases Report on Health Care Delivery in Minnesota’s Rural Communities

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.

Tuesday, Jun 30  |  Read More...

Recipes from the 5th Annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off

Click here to read the recipes from the Fifth Annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off.

Wednesday, Apr 22  |  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...

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