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.
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.
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.
Sen. Franken has been fighting to protect everyday Minnesotans from unfair financial practices that were at the heart of the 2008 economic meltdown, including the pay-to-play scheme rampant in the credit rating industry. Click here to read more.
In Speech, Sen. Franken Says FCC Vote on Net Neutrality Shows Best Principles of Our Democracy Have Won Out
Sen. Al Franken delivered a speech on the Senate floor to celebrate the FCC's vote to preserve net neutrality. Sen. Franken, who has long been one of Congress' most vocal advocates for net neutrality, called the FCC's decision "historic" and said that it will ensure that the Internet remains the free and open platform that it's always been.
Sen. Franken: FCC Vote to Adopt Net Neutrality Protections an Enormous Victory for American People
Click here to read Sen. Al Franken's statement after the FCC voted in favor of adopting new net neutrality protections that ensure the Internet remains a platform for innovation, economic growth, and free speech.
Sen. Al Franken, a member of the Senate Education Committee, continued his efforts to cut the cost of college for students in Minnesota and across the country by introducing legislation to expand access to programs that allow students to earn college credits while in high school.
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.
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.
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.
New Report: Sen. Frankens 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.