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Sen. Amy Klobuchar
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In 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Minnesota's history. Throughout her career, Amy has focused on getting real results that help support families, strengthen education, and promote economic opportunity for all Americans.

A former prosecutor, Amy worked to pass the most significant consumer product safety legislation in a generation, and she took on the cell phone companies for more consumer-friendly policies. She fought to obtain full funding to rebuild the I-35W bridge just 13 months after it tragically collapsed into the Mississippi River.

Amy has passed legislation to expand education and job opportunities for returning service members and to ensure our veterans receive the full benefits and support they deserve. She has focused on bipartisan solutions to reduce our nation’s debt in a balanced way and was one of fourteen senators who fought to create the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. She helped pass the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate and has been a leading voice for Senate rules reform. Just last month she broke the gridlock and led the successful effort to beat the filibuster and confirm the first director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in seven years.

A strong advocate for rural America and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Amy was recently named to the important Senate/House Farm Bill conference committee charged with reaching an agreement on a five-year Farm Bill.

As Senate Chair of the Joint Economic Committee and a member of the President’s Export Council, Amy has been a leading voice in calling for an innovation agenda to help give businesses the tools they need to create good jobs in America. Amy also chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer rights, where she has continued to be a leader in helping to advance policies that boost competition and protect consumers from anti-competitive behavior.

Entries by Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Women Are Getting the Job Done

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 4:56 PM

When Senator Barbara Mikulski first came to the Senate in 1987, it was a pretty lonely place for women. There was only one other female senator, and there wasn't even a women's bathroom near the Senate chamber. Now, just two decades later, there are a record 20 women senators and...

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An America As Good As Its Promise

(17) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 8:00 AM

On March 7, 1965, civil rights leaders led 600 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to protest discrimination including the ongoing exclusion of black citizens from the voting process. At the end of the bridge, the police brutally attacked the peaceful marchers, unleashing tear gas, charging the...

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Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 9:04 AM

The floor of the U.S. Senate isn't a place that usually sees a lot of drama. But last month there was the closest thing to a high drama moment when a bipartisan group of eight women senators (that's half of us) stood together to show a united front and deliver...

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Our Brave Women

(26) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 8:26 AM

Every day, members of our armed forces demonstrate their courage by bravely defending this great nation. But thousands of these servicemembers are also survivors of sexual assault from within their own ranks and are left to face down their attackers through a patchwork of military regulations.

Now, Secretary Gates...

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