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December 09, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads Successful Effort to Confirm Shana Broussard to the Federal Election Commission

Klobuchar pushed the White House to nominate Broussard to the Commission. A highly qualified and experienced FEC attorney, she will also be the first person of color to serve on the Federal Election Commission in its 45 year history WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee which has oversight over the administration of federal elections and federal campaign finance law, led the successful effort to confirm Shana Broussard to serve … Continue Reading


December 07, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Senator Warner, Colleagues Urge Google to Improve Ad Policies and Combat Election-Related Disinformation

Google continues to profit from ads that spread disinformation about the 2020 general election WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Warner (D-VA), and colleagues urged Google to improve its ad policies and combat election-related disinformation and voter suppression. Reports indicate that the company has profited from political ads that spread voting and election disinformation. The senators sent a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai calling on Google to take immediate … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads Effort to Advance Shana Broussard as a Commissioner to the Federal Election Commission

Vote to advance Broussard at Senate Rules Committee hearing was unanimous WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee which has oversight over the administration of federal elections and federal campaign finance law, led the effort to advance the historic confirmation of Shana Broussard to serve on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The vote was unanimous. Ms. Broussard is a well-respected FEC attorney and would be the first … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar-Backed Legislation to Establish National Museum of the American Latino and American Women’s History Museum Passed by Rules Committee

Klobuchar is the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee which unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to establish a Smithsonian American Women's History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino WASHINGTON - Legislation cosponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, establishing a Smithsonian American Women's History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino unanimously passed out of the Rules Committee today. The … Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on the Firing of CISA Director Christopher Krebs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, released the following statement on news that Christopher Krebs, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), was fired by President Trump: "President Trump's firing of Chistopher Krebs is a gut punch to our democracy. Director Krebs has been praised by both Republicans and Democrats at the state and national level for protecting our nation's … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Urges Confirmation of Shana Broussard to Federal Election Commission

Klobuchar has been pushing the White House to nominate Broussard, a highly qualified and experienced FEC attorney, to the Commission for more than a year. If confirmed, she will be the first person of color to serve on the Federal Election Commission. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, released the following statement after the White House announced its intent to nominate Shana Broussard to serve … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Senator Sanders Issue Statement Correcting Misinformation from President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh on Voting Processes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the statement below following President Trump's recent false statement that it is inappropriate and illegal to count ballots after Election Day, and the Supreme Court's ruling in Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin Legislature, where Justice Kavanaugh's concurring opinion contains incorrect information regarding voting. Absentee ballots counted after Election Day do not 'flip the results of an election,' … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues, Demand Explanation of Justice Department’s Sudden Change to Election Non-Interference Policy

The Department has reportedly announced an exception to its non-interference policy that would allow election fraud allegations to be publicly announced before the 2020 election WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, along with 12 members of the Rules and Judiciary Committees sent a letter to Corey R. Amundson, Chief of the Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section, requesting an immediate … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court's 4-4 decision in Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar. The split ruling affirms the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to allow Pennsylvania election officials to count mail-in ballots received within three days of the election, even if they are not postmarked. If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is … Continue Reading


October 18, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar and Colleagues to American People: Do Not Allow Efforts to Undermine Election Results

Following Dangerous Comments By President Trump, Democratic Senators Warn Americans To Be On Alert Against Voter Intimidation And Efforts To Undermine Public Confidence In Election Results READ THE REPORT HERE WASHINGTON - Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today … Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Senators Carper, Menendez Urge Administration to Protect Right to Vote for Americans Overseas

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and mail delays, Senators call on officials to implement best practices from U.S. embassies to ensure that the more than 3 million American citizens living abroad can safely vote WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, Senator Tom Carper, Ranking Member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the … Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues Highlight Need For State Assistance to Prevent Ongoing Threat of Foreign Interference One Month Before the Election

With just one month to go before the 2020 general elections it is important for the federal government to assist states in combating foreign interference WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, along with four colleagues on the Rules Committee sent a letter to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asking what steps are being taken in the final month before the election to assist states in … Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

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

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, with U.S. Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Cortez Masto, Duckworth, Durbin, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Heinrich, Hirono, Kaine, Markey, Menendez, Merkley, Murray, Reed, Rosen, Shaheen, Smith, Stabenow, Udall, Van Hollen, Warren and the House Democratic Women's Caucus, introduced legislation to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's service and dedication to our country by … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Resolution Honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Passes Senate

Justice Ginsburg, the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, will rest on the Lincoln catafalque The resolution provides use of the catafalque for memorial services honoring the late Justice Ginsburg WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee announced that her resolution providing use of the catafalque situated beneath the Capitol Rotunda for memorial services honoring the late Justice Ginsburg, passed in the Senate. This week … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Representative Lofgren Introduce Election Mail Act to Ensure Free Postage and Fast Delivery for Ballots

Legislation seeks to codify long standing U.S. Postal Service practices and ensure voters do not have to pay to return ballots WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, and U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the Committee on House Administration, introduced legislation to direct the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to carry all election mail at a First-Class standard, postmark all ballots for federal elections, improve the … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues Urge Online Platforms to Take Additional Measures to Stop Voting Related Misinformation and Disinformation

The Intelligence Community has confirmed Russia is trying to interfere in the election through social media WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, along with 16 colleagues sent a letter to Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter and YouTube, urging executives to take further measures to stop voting related misinformation and disinformation. The Intelligence Community has confirmed that Russia is trying … Continue Reading


September 17, 2020

On Call with Bipartisan Group of State and Local Election Officials, Ranking Member Klobuchar and Leader Schumer Discuss Election Preparedness and Need for Additional Emergency Funding

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), held a call with a bipartisan group of state and local election officials to discuss plans they are implementing to ensure a successful general election this fall. They also discussed the urgent need for additional emergency election funding as states continue to grapple with … Continue Reading


September 15, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Urges Federal Voting Assistance Program to Protect Voting Rights for Military and Overseas Voters

Reports indicate that military members also have had difficulty accessing state election websites while serving abroad WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, sent a letter to David Beirne, the Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) - an agency that assists military and overseas voters with voter assistance and education programs - at the Department of Defense (DoD), urging FVAP to … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Menendez, Carper Urge Embassies to Protect Right to Vote for Americans Overseas

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and mail delays, Senators call on officials to provide information regarding contingency plans to ensure that the more than 3 million American citizens living abroad can safely vote WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Ranking Member of the … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads House and Senate Leaders with Jurisdiction over Federal Elections to Call on Director of National Intelligence to Immediately Reschedule In-Person Election Security Briefings

On August 28, 2020, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe sent a letter notifying Congress that in-person briefings would stop WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member on the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the Committee on House Administration, Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Senate … Continue Reading

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