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July 19, 2021

At Rules Committee Field Hearing in Georgia, Klobuchar Calls for Bold Action to Protect Voting Rights

WASHINGTON - At today's Senate Rules and Administration Committee field hearing in Atlanta, Georgia, Chairwoman Klobuchar, emphasized the need to take bold action and enact basic federal voting standards in response to new laws limiting Americans' freedom to vote. "We've got to be as sophisticated in Washington as the people trying to mess with us. That's what civil rights legislation was back in the 60s and...people are doing this again, they're finding new ways to mess with the fundamental … Continue Reading


July 19, 2021

In Georgia, Chairwoman Klobuchar Opens First Rules Committee Field Hearing in Two Decades

Klobuchar: "We are here to hear firsthand about the attack on voting rights in Georgia, why we must pass the For the People Act...This would create those basic federal voting rights that are allowed for by our Constitution, that were clearly anticipated in our Constitution." Klobuchar: "The location of today's hearing, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is a powerful reminder of how our country has long fought against the forces of injustice - and that it has only been through … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Praises Joint Report of Rules and Homeland Security Committees on Security, Planning, and Response Failures on January 6th

WASHINGTON - Today in the Rules Committee hearing on oversight of the U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, asked U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton about his reaction to the bipartisan joint Rules Committee and Homeland Security Committee report focused on the security, planning, and response failures of January 6th that was released last week. Bolton praised the work of the committees and stated that … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Opens U.S. Capitol Police Oversight Hearing Following the January 6th Insurrection

Klobuchar: "We are here today just over a week after releasing our bipartisan joint report with the Homeland Security Committee that focuses on the security, planning, and response failures related to the violent and unprecedented insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th" WATCH KLOBUCHAR OPENING REMARKS HERE WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, opened a hearing on oversight of the U.S. Capitol Police following the January 6th … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Senators Klobuchar, Merkley, and Rules Committee Colleagues Urge Capitol Police Board to Obtain Input in Search For Capitol Police Chief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over the U.S. Capitol Police, and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) led a letter with six colleagues to the Capitol Police Board urging it to conduct an inclusive and transparent search for the next Capitol Police Chief. In their letter, the Senators highlighted how the insurrection on January 6th eroded trust in departmental leadership among the rank-and-file officers. The letter noted that, … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Klobuchar and Merkley Statements on For the People Act Markup

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), sponsor of the For the People Act, issued the following statements on the markup of the legislation, which would strengthen democracy, make it easier to vote, and end the influence of secret money in U.S. politics. "Today, we engaged in meaningful discussion to strengthen the For the People Act, legislation … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Opens For the People Act Markup

Klobuchar: "The bill is based on a simple idea that Americans must be able to freely choose their elected officials, and government must be accountable to the people. This is not a Democratic or Republican idea - it is a core American idea." WATCH KLOBUCHAR OPENING REMARKS HERE WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, opened the markup of the For the People Act, … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Reforms in the For the People Act are Widely Popular With Both Republicans and Democrats

Many of the legislation's provisions have already been implemented in states with governors from both parties WASHINGTON - With nine bipartisan bills, including several provisions that have already been implemented in states with governors from both parties, the For the People Act includes reforms that are broadly popular with Americans across the political spectrum. 78% of Americans, including 63% of Republicans, support making early in-person voting available for at least two weeks prior … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Klobuchar Statement on Security Failures and Recommendations Detailed by U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General

Testimony at Committee on House Administration hearing shows reforms to Capitol Police intelligence sharing and procedures are needed WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, made the following statement regarding testimony from United States Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton at today's hearing of the Committee on House Administration. "On January 6th brave law enforcement officers were left to defend not only … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Klobuchar Announces Markup of the For the People Act

Legislation would strengthen democracy, make it easier to vote, and end influence of dark money in politics WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, announced that the Rules Committee would hold a markup of the For The People Act, S. 1, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The markup follows the March 24 hearing in the Committee. "Across the country, the right to vote is … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

First Senate Hearing on For the People Act Details Need for Legislation to Strengthen Democracy

Chairwoman Klobuchar: "This bill is about strengthening our democracy by returning it to the hands of its rightful owners: the American people" Video of the hearing is available HERE. WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, held the first Senate hearing on the For The People Act, legislation that would strengthen democracy, make it easier to vote, and end the … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Rebutting GOP Misinformation About “Chaos,” Chairwoman Klobuchar Describes “Obstacles Facing Voters Across the Country”

Klobuchar's remarks came while Chairing the first Senate hearing on the For The People Act, legislation that would strengthen democracy, make it easier to vote, and end the influence of dark money in U.S. politics Klobuchar: "I did want to clarify one thing. I've been hearing the word chaos tossed around. Well, let me tell you what chaos is...That angry mob, that was chaos." High-resolution video of Chairwoman Klobuchar's remarks are available for download HERE WASHINGTON - Today, Senator … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Kicks off First Senate Hearing on For the People Act to Strengthen Democracy, Make it Easier to Vote, and End Influence of Dark Money in Politics

Klobuchar: "This bill is about strengthening our democracy by returning it to the hands of its rightful owners: the American people" High-resolution video of Chairwoman Klobuchar's opening statement is available for download HERE WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, held the first Senate hearing on the For the People Act, legislation that would strengthen … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar, Merkley, Schumer Introduce For the People Act to Strengthen Democracy and Put Power Back in the Hands of the American People

The landmark legislation aims to restore the promise of American democracy by addressing voter intimidation and suppression, ending the corrupting power of dark money in campaigns, putting an end to gerrymandering, and strengthening ethics laws. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) … Continue Reading


March 07, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Statement on Biden Executive Orders on Voting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement on President Biden's executive orders on voting: "Fifty-six years ago, hundreds of civil rights advocates marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge peacefully insisting on equal voting rights. They were met with violence and brutality. We have come a long way since that tragic day, but people across the country continue to face mounting barriers to their fundamental right to vote. It is unacceptable and it is … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Statement on House Passage of the For the People Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act: "The passage of H.R.1 is a vital step forward in making it easier for all eligible Americans to vote, stop the flood of dark money in our elections, and reform our ethics. As we see unprecedented attacks on voting rights following the November 2020 election, the For the People Act is needed now more than ever to ensure that our fundamental rights to participate in our … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Announces Hearing on ‘For the People’ Act to Strengthen Democracy, Make it Easier to Vote, and End Dominance of Dark Money in Politics

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration will hold the hearing on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight of federal elections and campaign finance law, announced that the Committee would hold its hearing on the For The People Act on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. This will be the first time the bill has had a hearing in the Senate. "I will continue to work to make it easier for all … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar, Colleagues, and House Democratic Women’s Caucus Introduce Legislation to Honor Justice Ginsburg with a Monument in the Capitol

Legislation introduced on the first day of Women's History Month WASHINGTON - To celebrate the start of Women's History Month, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee, with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Martin Heinrich (D-NV), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar, Reed, Peters Urge National Security Officials to Take Steps to Counter Foreign Influence Campaigns

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, urged national security officials to take steps to counter foreign influence campaigns. In the letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of National Intelligence … Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar and Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Take Steps to Strengthen Our Democracy

The Administration has the authority to take significant steps to make it easier for Americans to vote, stop voter suppression, and reform our campaign finance system WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, led a letter with 19 colleagues to the Biden administration urging it to take executive actions to strengthen our democracy. In the letter, the senators emphasized that while America experienced the … Continue Reading

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