Last year, on Senator Al Franken's "Prescription Drug Listening Tour" across Minnesota, he heard time and time again that prescription drug prices are out of control and need to be addressed. In response, he recently reintroduced an important cost-saving measure to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, which could save up to $24 billion each year.
With one in five Minnesota jobs connected to agriculture, Senator Franken wants Minnesota farmers, ranchers, and producers to know that he will be a voice for them in Washington when the next Farm Bill is written and debated.
Earlier this month, Sen. Franken convened a meeting with the Minnesota transportation commissioner and other experts to discuss the future of the state's infrastructure.
Since joining the Senate, Sen. Al Franken has worked hard to ensure that we keep our promises to the men and women who serve in the military.
Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Introduce Legislation To Ensure Laid-Off Workers Affected by Steel Dumping Receive Support They Deserve
Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, along with Representative Rick Nolan, introduced legislation to ensure laid-off workers affected by steel dumping receive the support they deserve.
Sen. Franken’s Statement on Start of Judiciary Committee Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
Click here to read Senator Al Franken's statement after the first day of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sens. Franken, Capito, Klobuchar, Cornyn Press Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Mobilized National Guard and Reserve Troops Have Access to Same Benefits As Active Duty Troops
Senators Al Franken, Shelley Moore Capito, Amy Klobuchar, and John Cornyn introduced a bipartisan measure to ensure that mobilized National Guard and Reserve Troops who have carried out the same duties as active duty forces are also eligible for the same health, education, leave, pay and retirement benefits they've earned while deployed.
Recently, Senator Franken—a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan—made his annual trek to training camp in Mankato.
Sen. Franken recently announced the Minnesota students who won his fifth annual Poetry Contest. Their poems about "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life" will be displayed in his Senate office and are included below.
On Thursday, March 17, Sen. Al Franken's staff will be at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) in North Minneapolis to meet with residents who need help working with a federal agency, such as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Medicare, Social Security, or the Passport Agency.
Every year, Sen. Al Franken hosts a bipartisan Senate Secret Santa to lighten the mood and to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.