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Star Tribune: Wisconsin derailments highlight need to press on for rail safety improvements

Sen. Al Franken has been working hard to improve railroad safety for people in Minnesota and across the country.

Thursday, Nov 19  | 

Sen. Franken fights to protect consumers’ right to sue

As one of Congress' most vocal advocates for consumers, Sen. Al Franken has been working hard on behalf of Americans whose rights have been threatened by giant corporations.

Thursday, Nov 19  | 

Sen. Franken continues fight to ban stalking apps

As the top Democrat on the Privacy, Technology, and the Law Subcommittee, Sen. Al Franken has been fighting to protect the fundamental privacy rights of people in Minnesota and across the country.

Thursday, Nov 19  | 

Franken: Solar energy 'good for Minnesota farmers'

Sen. Al Franken has been working hard to help Minnesota farmers reduce energy costs and boost renewable energy production. As a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, he has been fighting to cut energy costs for farmers and rural businesses in Minnesota and across the country.

Thursday, Nov 19  | 

Sen. Franken’s Statement on Shooting at Fourth Precinct

Sen. Al Franken made the following statement in response to the shooting of five people at Minneapolis' Fourth Precinct:

Tuesday, Nov 24  | 

Sen. Franken and Bipartisan Group Press for Increased Flexibility for Dairy Farmers in Transportation Bill

Senators Al Franken, Ron Johnson, Tammy Baldwin, Mike Crapo, Chris Murphy, Jim Risch, Patrick Leahy, Kelly Ayotte and Angus King called for flexibility for America's dairy farmers in the recently-passed Surface Transportation bill.

Monday, Nov 23  | 

Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Effort to Fund Loan Program That Would Help Minnesota’s Tribal Economies

Sen. Al Franken and five colleagues urged top Senate budget negotiators to fund a federal loan program that would help create jobs and ensure access to reliable energy on tribal lands in Minnesota and across the country.

Monday, Nov 23  | 

Sen. Franken Speaks about Humanitarian Tradition of Accepting Vulnerable Refugees

Sen. Al Franken said that our country has a responsibility to do our part to address the Syrian refugee crisis—the largest of its kind since World War II.

Wednesday, Nov 18  | 

Remembering our Veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day, Sen. Al Franken hopes all Americans can see the tremendous sacrifices our veterans—and also their families—have made on our behalf, and to remember that service.

Thursday, Nov 5  | 

What a Real Conversation About Mental Health Looks Like

Click here to read an op-ed that Sen. Al Franken wrote on mental health.

Tuesday, Nov 3  | 

Sen. Franken Stands Up for Detained Immigrants’ Access to Legal Representation

The federal government continues to incarcerate mothers and children fleeing some of the most dangerous countries in the world, despite a recent federal court ruling finding that the government's policy violates established standards for the treatment and detention of immigrant children, many of whom are pursuing valid claims for asylum and other protection under U.S. law. After hearing of these reports, Sen. Franken led a group of his colleagues in pressing DHS about policies regarding detained individuals and their right to counsel. Click here to read more.

Thursday, Oct 22  | 

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