U.S. Sen. Al Franken is part of a Senate delegation that will travel to Vietnam next week.
The group will “look into environmental remediation of dioxin and the joint funding of medical services for people with disabilities, and meet with Vietnamese government officials to discuss education initiatives, labor issues and trade relations.”
He’ll also continue on to Laos. Minnesota has a large community of Hmong who originally came from Laos.
Other Senators on the Vietnam leg of the trip are: Democratic Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Jeff Merkley of Oregon).