That’s because, shortly after the Minnesota Supreme Court declared the comedian-turned-politician the winner of the hard fought race against Republican Norm Coleman, Franken was appointed to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Franken also won a spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a Washington Post report.
In addition to considering a variety of proposals to dramatically reform the nation’s health care system – including the role of employers in that system – the panel may also be grappling with issues such a 401(k) fee disclosure, retirement plan advice and pension funding problems.
Chairing the HELP panel is Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) while the ranking minority member is Senator Michael Enzi (R-Wyoming).
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