Senator Al Franken Newswire

Senator Al Franken Newswire

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  1. MN Democrats Ask for Quick Approval of Benefits for Laid Off SteelworkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WDIO

    Four Minnesota democrats have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, requesting quick help for steelworkers who were recently laid off at Magnetation. Magnetation will likely idle Plant 2 in Bovey at the end of January, potentially affecting more than 160 employees.


  2. New Bill Would Ban GPS Location Tracking Applications And Limit Other TrackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 |

    On Tuesday, November 10, U.S. Senator Al Franken reintroduced legislation that would ban GPS location tracking applications. The legislation goes much further, however.


  3. Ghanaians need people like Kwame Dzokoto in ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | GhanaWeb

    I have read so many commentaries on Kwame Dzokoto's bid to enter the august house. For the past three days, his pictures accompanied with derogatory messages started trending on social media in a bid to denigrate him.


  4. Thom Hartmann: How Stupid Has the Democratic Party Become?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Ukiah Blog Live

    "Given a choice between a Republican and a Democrat who acts like a Republican; the voters will pick the Republican every time!" That's my big takeaway from Alec MacGillis' fascinating look into the biggest political mystery of our time: why poor white people in red states are not bothering to turn out to vote, leaving the field to Republicans elected by more affluent whites in those states. One of the most famous comes from Thomas Frank, who argued in his book What's The Matter With Kansas? that poor white people vote Republican because Republicans have duped them into caring about social issues like abortion, guns, and gay marriage.


  5. With Iron Range reeling, Nolan proposes bill to ban steel importsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | TwinCities

    U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Monday the situation is so dire for the U.S. iron ore and steel industries that the time has come to ban steel imports to protect American jobs. Nolan on Monday said he will introduce a bill in Congress to ban steel imports into the U.S. for five years -- an effort to boost production of U.S.-made steel and boost demand for Minnesota iron ore, the main ingredient in steel.


  6. Nolan Proposes Five-Year Ban on Steel ImportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | WDIO

    With more than 1,700 Iron Range miners on layoff, Rep. Rick Nolan says he plans to introduce a bill that would ban steel imports for five years. Nolan says the layoffs are a result of imports of low-grade steel subsidized by foreign governments.


  7. Merkley, Wyden aim to expand breastfeeding protections at workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., joined Sen. Lisa Murkowski , joined by Sens. Charles E. Schumer , Edward J. Markey , Kirsten Gillibrand , Elizabeth Warren , and Al Franken , Friday in announcing introduction of the Supporting Working Moms Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation helps ensure that more working mothers can continue to breastfeed their babies after they return to work.


  8. A Shift in Medical-Device SafetyRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 19 | American Society for Quality

    The doctor who will likely head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration promised a new, more robust system for monitoring the performance of medical devices. Dr. Robert Califf told senators at a confirmation hearing Tuesday that he wants to extend a system now used to measure drug performance to the device industry to address a current lack of information about how well FDA-approved devices function.


  9. Senators Seek to Strengthen Trade Enforcement In Wake of Mining LayoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | WDIO

    After announcements of hundreds more layoffs in northeastern Minnesota's mining industry this week, Minnesota U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have introduced a bill intended to strengthen America's trade enforcement capabilities. Klobuchar and Franken say the Northland's mining industry is suffering because other countries are dumping steel into the U.S. market, reducing demand for American-made steel.


  10. Chicken Soup for the Hydropower SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2013 | Renewable Energy News

    Those who remember NBC's Saturday Night Live of the early 1990s undoubtedly recall Al Franken, who, after serving as both a cast member and writer for the show, has since become a New York Times best-selling author, a talk show host, and, most recently, a United States Senator from Minnesota. And though Franken indeed looked every bit a senator in his pinstripe suite and freshly polished wingtips as he slid quietly into the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee chamber this past week, it was still a surreal moment for me as he casually took his seat and began mulling over several pieces of legislation that could each have significant impacts on the future of the American hydropower industry.


  11. Obama FDA nominee defends ties to drug companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Washington Examiner

    Robert Califf, President Obama's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, argued before a Senate panel Tuesday that he wasn't unduly influenced by pharmaceutical companies while participating in trials to test their products. Califf was facing the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for a confirmation hearing to replace former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.


  12. Franken's Senate Secret Santa hits 5th year of bipartisan givingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 | The Hill

    For the past five years, Sen. Al Franken has been one of Santa's helpers on Capitol Hill, trying to bring bipartisanship back with his annual Senate Secret Santa. "In the Senate, we have serious jobs and often face some very sobering issues," Franken said.


  13. Safety off Track: Tonight at 10Read the original story

    Monday Nov 16 |

    ... will save hundreds or even thousands of lives in the future, Congress has delayed its implementation. US Senator Al Franken says when you have the technology that can save lives it's frustrating not to be able to put it to use right away "We need to ...


  14. Al Franken: Don't worry, just a few bad applesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 | Power Line

    Minnesota Senator Al Franken appeared on WCCO's Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy yesterday to talk about the Paris massacres. WCCO has posted an unembeddable video under the heading "Franken talks on Paris attacks, fight against ISIS."


  15. Senator Al Franken tours farm that's implemented Rural Energy for America ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 15 | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    He even wrote the energy provision of the 2014 farm bill, which reauthorized the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, which helps farmers, ranches, and rural businesses invest in renewable energy or energy efficient projects. "We're doing grass-fed beef.


  16. Al FrankenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 | KIMT

    ROCHESTER, Minn- U.S. Senator Al Franken pushed a bi-partisan 5 year farm bill into law last year. Part of the bill is an energy efficient section known as "Rural Energy For America Program".


  17. Denouncing Forced ArbitrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | El Observador

    ... says Sanguinetti. Supporters of mandatory arbitration say it cuts down on frivolous lawsuits. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota reintroduced a bill to ban arbitration clauses in certain contracts earlier this year, but it hasn't come to a ...


  18. Fred Armisen loved Trump on a SNL'; Sen. Al Franken wona t be hosting the show anytime soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | The Washington Post

    From left, actors Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne and Sen. Al Franken attend Smithsonian magazine's 2015 American Ingenuity Awards at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 12. Sen. Al Franken hobnobbing with fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Fred Armisen and "Orange is the New Black" star Natasha Lyonne is a scene so Washington that it can only be found in a Smithsonian institution. Smithsonian magazine held its American Ingenuity Awards "to celebrate the greatest innovators in America today" Thursday night in the National Portrait Gallery's courtyard.


  19. Franken honors fellow 'SNL' alums with Smithsonian awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | The Hill

    SPOTTED: Sen. Al Franken posing for pics with Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Award winners Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. Like Franken, Hader and Armisen are former "Saturday Night Live" cast members.


  20. Senator Al Franken visits Rochester farmer that went solar with MN based companyRead the original story

    Friday Nov 13 | PR Log

    Jerome Walch, Organic Dairy Farmer, worked with MN-based Sundance Energy Solutions to get solar project completed with financing and incentives in place. ROCHESTER, Minn.