May 6th, 2009
07:56 PM ET
5 years ago

Biden, Franken rendezvous at the White House

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Democrat Al Franken and his wife dropped by the White House Wednesday to update Vice President Biden on the state of Minnesota's hotly-contested Senate seat.

Franken discussed the Obama administration's agenda and how it would impact the people of Minnesota, according to a statement from Franken's office.

"Minnesotans are eager to see Congress make progress on the administration's agenda – and I'm eager to do my part in that effort," Franken said. "From investments in alternative energy to the expansion of high-speed rail to the Twin Cities, we have a lot to do to help Minnesota's working families, and I was pleased to discuss these important issues with the vice president."

The vice president maintained it's time for the state to have a second senator, insisting that Minnesota's election and recount process was transparent and organized, and applauding the "meticulous" work of Minnesota officials.

"Minnesotans deserve their full representation," Biden said in a statement following the meeting. "Once the Minnesota Supreme Court has issued its final ruling in this case, the president and I look forward to working with Mr. Franken on building an economy for the 21st century.

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