Health care: Franken’s provision in the 2010 health care overhaul requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on health care, not administrative costs, marketing, CEO salaries, or profits. If insurers don’t meet the requirement, they must rebate the difference.
Wall Street: In the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown, Franken’s provision to reform Wall Street credit rating agencies became law. It is designed to help prevent future meltdowns by ending a dangerous conflict of interest that let the credit rating agencies give Triple-A ratings to investments they knew were “junk.”
Mental health in schools: Franken helped successfully push for millions of dollars for schools in Minnesota and across the country.
No Child Left Behind: Franken won passage of bipartisan provisions to support foster students, mental health in schools, principal training and recruitment, computer adaptive testing, after-school programs and school counselors and funding to help low-income students afford AP tests.
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school: Franken fought for years to secure the funding to rebuild the school in northern Minnesota.
Net neutrality: Franken led the movement to establish strong rules that protect net neutrality and has been a leader in the effort to beat back the repeal of those rules.