Re-elected U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he will continue working across party lines even as Democrats become the minority party in the Senate.
Franken met with reporters Wednesday after easily winning a second term. While the Minnesota Democrat defeated GOP newcomer Mike McFadden, Republicans elsewhere won control of the Senate for the first time since 2006.
Franken says some issues such as infrastructure are nonpartisan. And he says three Republicans voted with him on refinancing student loans, an issue he says "resonates."
Franken expects "some divides" over tax reform. While not indicating how he would vote if Republicans push to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada through the United States, Franken said he wants to make sure steel for the project comes from Minnesota's Iron Range.
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