Star Tribune Editorial Board Commends Sen. Franken for Leadership on Tribal Schools
Monday, May 18
KVRR TV: Sen. Franken Presses for More Rail Safety Regulations
Thursday, May 14
KMSP TV: Sen. Franken Visits Willmar To Help Fight Avian Flu Crisis
Tuesday, May 5
TIME.com Op-Ed: Five Lessons We Should Learn From The Collapse Of The Comcast-Time Warner Deal
Monday, Apr 27
Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Nearly $3 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Cook County-Grand Marais Airport
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Cook County-Grand Marais Airport $2.9 million to extend its runway.
Click here to read how the Star Tribune's Editorial Board recently praised Sen. Franken for his work on behalf of children in Indian Country who have to go to school in rundown, dilapidated buildings that negatively affect their learning.
Click here to read KVRR TV's reports on how after Sen. Franken pressed for new measures to address the serious issue of rail safety, the Department of Transportation announced new standards for trains carrying highly flammable fuels like crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota.
As a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Sen. Franken been fighting for years to bring more resources to American Indian communities throughout Minnesota and the entire country, including at neglected Bureau of Indian Education schools like the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School on Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken will travel to Cuba as part of a congressional delegation trip to explore ways the U.S. and Cuba can expand trade opportunities.
Sen. Al Franken gave a Senate floor speech on the need to pass the bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act, which would reform federal surveillance programs like those at the NSA.
Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced a bipartisan bill to make sure that young people and veterans who have faced homelessness don't have to make the difficult choice between a place to call home and a good education.
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.
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.