Anyone who has ever applied for college financial aid knows how confusing it can be. Many times, students—and parents—will incur debt that will haunt them years after college is in the rearview mirror. That’s why this week Minnesota Sen. Al Franken reintroduced a bill, The Understanding the True Cost of College Act, to create a universal financial aid award letter. And surprisingly, in the hostile Washington climate, Republicans and Democrats have signed on as cosponsors.
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Wednesday that the current backlog in processing claims for veterans in Minnesota and across the country is unacceptable, and he urged passage of his legislation to speed up the process. The current national average wait time for a veteran’s benefit claim to be processed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is nearly 300 days.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he’s co-sponsoring legislation to make secret government surveillance more transparent.