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Al Franken’s First Bill: Card Check

alfrankenWas anyone shocked by this? Senator Al Franken’s (D-Minnesota) first co-sponsored bill was EFCA. It only took six hours after his swearing-in for Franken to announce that he had co-sponsored the bill:

“As of about a half an hour ago, I became the co-sponsor of my first piece of legislation in the Senate,” Franken told a gathering at the AFL-CIO headquarters this evening. “And it’s something called the Employee Free Choice Act.”

Franken, of course, had good reason to make EFCA his first bill:

Franken, a member of four unions, also told audience members that their support was crucial to his 312-vote win over ex-Sen. Norm Coleman (R).

“It is more than fair to say that if it hadn’t been for you, I wouldn’t have won,” Franken told the cheering crowd.

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