Going to the Minnesota State Fair? Click here to read about Sen. Franken's favorite things to do at the Great Minnesota Get-Together and where to find his booth.
Sen. Franken is deeply concerned about the well-being of the workers and families who are being affected by the idling of Cliffs iron ore mine in Eveleth. Click here to read coverage from the Mesabi Daily News.
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.
Click here to read about how Sen. Al Franken will travel to several countries in Africa as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to explore ways that the U.S. and Africa can expand economic development opportunities.
Sen. Al Franken, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, released the following statement today after President Obama announced a Clean Power Plan to address the growing threat of climate change by scaling back greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Sen. Al Franken stood in opposition to an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying that the organization provides millions of Americans affordable and quality health care services, including family planning services.
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.