A Minnesota Leader Who Makes a Difference
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.
To read more about Amy:
'Meat and potatoes' approach feeds Klobuchar's Senate career
By Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune
Senate race: Amy Klobuchar has plans to solve 'big issues,' too
By Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press
Amy Klobuchar: Poised and popular
By Steve Berg, Star Tribune
By Brian Lambert, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine