U.S. Senate (D-MN)
Al Franken is the junior Senator from Minnesota, serving since 2009. He currently sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Committee on Indian Affairs. He is the
Since taking office, Sen. Franken has developed an impressive record of legislative accomplishments that focus on holding our nation's biggest institutions accountable to the American people they serve and finding commonsense solutions that improve people's lives.
Franken supports comprehensive immigration reform and has championed Minnesota's long tradition of caring for the most vulnerable immigrants-refugees, asylees, women, and children. A proponent of civil liberties, Franken voted in support of the USA Freedom Act of 2013, which brings several reforms to key government surveillance programs.
Marital Status: Married (Franni)
Prev. Occupation: Comedian, Writer, Radio Host
Prev. Political Exp.: No prior elected office
Education: AB Harvard University, 1973
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY