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KMSP TV: Sen. Franken Visits Willmar To Help Fight Avian Flu Crisis

Minnesota have been hit this spring by an outbreak of avian flu that has hurt farmers and communities. Click here to read about how Sen. Franken has been working on several fronts to help our producers deal with the crisis and get back to work as quickly as possible. 

Tuesday, May 5  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: After press from Sen. Franken, new standards to ensure safety of Bakken crude oil trains

After Sen. Franken's press for new measures to address the serious issue of rail safety, the Department of Transportation has just announced new safety standards for trains carrying highly flammable fuels like the crude oil that passes through Minnesota communities after being shipped out of the Bakken region of North Dakota. Sen Franken said that, while these new rules are a step in the right direction, more action is needed to address the pressing issue of rail safety.

Friday, May 1  |  Read More...

KSTP: Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers’ Private Information

As the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, Sen. Franken is one of the strongest advocate for protecting consumers' private information. He recently helped introduce new legislation that would increase accountability for data brokers-companies that collect personal information, including home addresses and medical data , and sell it to third parties without your knowledge. Sen. Franken believes people should have greater control over both whether their information is shared and with whom.

Wednesday, Apr 29  |  Read More...

Bemidji Pioneer: Pioneer Editorial Board recognizes Sen. Franken’s work on the Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act

The Bemidji Pioneer's Editorial Board recognized Sen. Franken for his work in the Senate to address the serious need to improve mental health care in our criminal justice system.

Tuesday, Apr 21  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Leads Effort to Ensure Strong Support for Avian Flu Testing

Sen. Al Franken led an effort with six of his Senate colleagues to ensure strong support to test for and help limit the spread of Avian flu.

Tuesday, May 5  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken's Statement on Secretary of State John Kerry's Unprecedented Visit to Somalia

Sen. Al Franken released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Somalia. In doing so, Sec. Kerry became the first ever U.S. Secretary of State to visit the country.

Tuesday, May 5  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Takes Aim at Predatory Payday Lending Practices

Sen. Al Franken is fighting back against predatory payday lending practices that can trap consumers in Minnesota and across the country in cycles of insurmountable debt.

Monday, May 4  |  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...

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...

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