Legislation introduced in Congress could make buying expensive textbooks a thing of the past.
The bill sponsored by by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) would create a grant program for colleges and universities to “create and expand the use of textbooks that can be made available online” and offered with free access to the public.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) welcomed the release of long-delayed federal guidelines that require insurance companies to cover mental health care to the same extent as other medical services. He also called for a careful review of the new rules prior to their implementation to ensure that millions in Minnesota and across the country can start gaining access to critical mental health services.
For students and their families, the rising cost of college textbooks is a serious problem. Democratic Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Dick Durbin of Illinois have just introduced a bill to begin to fix it.
Months after massive government surveillance programs came to light, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said we still don’t know enough about how much data national security entities are collecting in their counter-terrorism efforts.