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Brainerd Dispatch: Franken introduces bill to fight teacher shortage

Senator Franken believes that every child should have access to a world-class education-no matter where they live. But right now, too many communities struggle to find and retain enough qualified teachers. Last year, Sen. Franken's office met with education leaders in every region of the state, and heard time and time again that teacher shortages not only hurt their ability to educate students, but also take a toll on them financially.

Thursday, Jul 20  |  Read More...

MinnPost: Everyone claims to be for an open internet. So what’s the latest net neutrality fight really about?

Sen. Franken has long been a champion of net neutrality-the concept that what you read, see, or watch on the internet shouldn't be favored, blocked, or slowed down based on where that content is coming-because it helps drive economic activity and innovation, and it promotes free speech on the internet. Net neutrality keeps the internet free and open for all, and it is the reason why small businesses in Minnesota can compete with their deep-pocketed competitors.

Thursday, Jul 20  |  Read More...

WCCO: Sen. Franken’s Poetry Contest Focuses On Military Families

For Senator Al Franken's sixth annual poetry contest, "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life," students in grades K-12 submitted poems, and winners recently shared their poems at the awards ceremony at Sen. Franken's St. Paul office.

Tuesday, Jun 27  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: Franken tells Burnsville forum: GOP bill isn't about health care

Click here to read about Senator Franken's community meeting in Burnsville where he heard from Minnesotans about the devastating impact the Republican health care plan would have on their lives.

Tuesday, Jun 27  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Fights Back Against Challenge to Consumer Protection Rule Limiting Forced Arbitration Clauses in Financial Services Contracts

Sen. Al Franken released the following statement after Republican members of the House and Senate introduced legislation to undermine a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule through use of the Congressional Review Act.

Thursday, Jul 20  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Joins the Millions of Americans Who are Fighting Loudly to Preserve Net Neutrality

Sen. Al Franken joined the millions of Americans who have weighed in with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect net neutrality, the long-standing principle that what you read, see, or watch on the internet shouldn't be favored, blocked, or slowed down based on where that content comes from.

Monday, Jul 17  |  Read More...

Franken, Klobuchar, Peterson Announce National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to Northland Community and Technical College to Advance Education and Training

Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, along with Representative Collin Peterson, announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant to Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) to advance geospatial information technology (GIT) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education and training.

Monday, Jul 17  |  Read More...

2016 Vikings Training Camp Visit

Recently, Senator Franken—a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan—made his annual trek to training camp in Mankato.

Monday, Aug 8  |  Read More...

2016 "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life" Poetry Contest Winners

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.

Tuesday, Jun 7  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken’s Staff to Lead Constituent Services Event Thursday in North Minneapolis

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.

Thursday, Mar 10  |  Read More...

2015 Senate Secret Santa

Every year, Sen. Al Franken hosts a bipartisan Senate Secret Santa to lighten the mood and to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.

Wednesday, Dec 9  |  Read More...

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