ROCHESTER, MN — From witnessing a proton beam first-hand to working on ways to help food shelves, U.S. Sen. Al Franken is spent a busy day in our area Monday.
It began at the Mayo Clinic where he checked out the installation of a new proton beam.
He is pushing for the passage of the Senate’s version of a new farm bill and he discussed the ways that measure could impact food shelves during a visit to Rochester’s Channel One Food Shelf.
He also heard several updates from local leaders.
“We won’t pass a bill without a nutrition piece on it. I’m hoping that when we come back in session, the house will immediately pass a nutrition bill,” Franken said.