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Obama Welcomes Franken to Senate

One man who may be happier about Al Franken’s election to the Senate than Franken himself? President Obama. Now that Franken has won the Senate seat from Minnesota, Obama and the Democrats have a filibuster-proof 60 votes in the chamber. Obama welcomed Franken to the Senate with a statement on Tuesday afternoon: "I look forward to working with Senator-elect Franken to build a new foundation for growth and prosperity by lowering health care costs and investing in the kind of clean energy, jobs, and industries that will help America lead in the 21st century."