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August 29, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Director of National Intelligence’s Cancellation of Election Security Briefings

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, released the following statement regarding the Office of the Director of National Intelligence cancelling all election security briefings to Congress: "The very same month that the Director of National Intelligence issued a warning that foreign adversaries are currently working to interfere in our elections, he cancelled all election security … Continue Reading


August 21, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Carper, Coons, Schumer, and Rules Committee Democrats Request Information From State And Local Election Officials on the Impact of Delays on Election Mail and Other Postal Service Changes

Letter to Secretaries of State and State Election Directors requests that information on election mail delays their state has experienced, delivery time and prices for election mail, changes they have made to state requirements in light of election mail delays, and other important information for investigating USPS WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Tom Carper (D-DE), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Democrats on the … Continue Reading


August 21, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Postmaster General DeJoy’s Appearance at Senate Hearing

Klobuchar and her colleagues have called on USPS to immediately reverse changes to Postal Service operations and address mail service delays WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, released the following statement after the U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled, "Examining … Continue Reading


August 19, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Postmaster General Suspending Changes at USPS until After Election

Klobuchar and her colleagues have called on USPS to immediately reverse changes to Postal Service operations and address mail service delays WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, released the following statement after the U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will halt changes in policies and operations that are … Continue Reading


August 18, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Centennial of 19th Amendment Guaranteeing Women in America Right to Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, on the 100th anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement. [Note: This statement by Senator Klobuchar was published as part of the National Museum of American History's exhibit, Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage.] This year, we celebrate an important milestone in our democracy-the centennial of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women in America the right to … Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues Call on Postal Board of Governors to Immediately Reverse Changes Made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Which Have Degraded and Delayed Postal Service Operations

"It is Critical that you act Immediately to Address Efforts by President Trump and Mr. DeJoy to Sabotage the Postal Service" WASHINGTON -Today U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith and colleagues sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors, calling on them to immediately use their authority to reverse changes to Postal Service operations and mail service delays put in place by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Mr. DeJoy appears to be engaged in a deliberate … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Schumer, Pelosi, Top Committee Democrats Press Postmaster General For Answers On Partisan Campaign To Slow The Mail Before The Election

Democratic Leaders Release Letters From Postal Service This Week Detailing Dangerous Operational Changes At Hundreds Of Facilities Across The Country WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other top Democrats from Congressional committees with jurisdiction over federal elections and the Postal Service - Chairperson Zoe Lofgren … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Peters, Carper and Schumer Lead Senate Democratic Caucus Urging USPS to Fix Delays and Avoid Cost Increases for Election Mail

Letter follows reports that USPS indicated to state election officials it will depart from long-standing practice of prioritizing election mail, delaying delivery times unless states pay more WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Tom Carper (D-DE), and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), led the entire Senate Democratic caucus in a … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on 55th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Today, on the 55th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act into law, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, released the following statement: "Fifty-five years ago, our nation made historic progress in the fight for federal civil rights when the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. The Voting Rights Act was a cornerstone achievement for the civil rights … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Senators Call on Majority Leader McConnell to hold vote on bipartisan bill that would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and over 40 colleagues to introduce the bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which as a reintroduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act and help preserve the legacy of John Lewis - one of America's … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Republican Proposal Failing to Protect Americans’ Right to Vote During Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, issued the following statement in response to the Republican proposal addressing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that failed to include funding to protect elections during the pandemic. "This proposal fails to help states safely administer elections during the pandemic by providing resources and expanding options for Americans to vote. I've … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

In Rules Hearing: Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads Call to Protect Americans’ Right to Vote During the Pandemic

"I would rather be putting ballots in a mailbox than people in the hospital," Klobuchar said WATCH VIDEO REMARKS FROM HEARING HERE WASHINGTON- Today, just 104 days before the 2020 General Election, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, spoke about the need to need to make sure no voter has to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote during a full hearing of the Senate Rules … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Following Request from Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues, CDC Issues Updated Voting Guidance to Protect Voters Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated guidance recommends use of face coverings,voting alternatives that minimize contact, and safety measures for voters and election officials WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration with jurisdiction over federal elections, and Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in … Continue Reading


July 06, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Menendez, Wyden, and Colleagues Urge State Department to Ensure Americans Overseas Can Vote During Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to restrict mail and travel in many countries, jeopardizing the ability of Americans overseas, including members of the military, to vote WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and colleagues urged the State Department … Continue Reading


July 03, 2020

As Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar Selected to Serve as a Leader on 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee

Committee includes Senate Rules Committee Chairman Blunt, Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, House Majority Leader Hoyer, and House Minority Leader McCarthy WASHINGTON - This week U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration with jurisdiction over presidential succession, co-hosted the organizational meeting of the 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee. As Ranking Member of the Rules Committee, Klobuchar will serve on … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Udall, Colleagues, Urge Department of Justice to Address Mass Closure of Polling Locations in Tribal Communities

Closures due to COVID-19 concerns risk disenfranchising many Native American voters WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a letter with Senate colleagues to Attorney General Barr expressing serious concern regarding the mass closures of polling locations in Tribal communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

On Senate Floor: Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads Call to Protect Americans’ Right to Vote During The Pandemic

→ VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE ← Klobuchar leads legislation - the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act - to help state election officials meet the pandemic head-on Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt on Senate Floor: We must be "sure that money is not an obstacle in states being able to have successful elections this year" WASHINGTON - Today, just 126 days before the November election and right before the Senate's July 4 recess, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar and Colleagues Urge Intelligence Agencies to Take Further Action to Combat Disinformation Campaigns Aimed at Disenfranchising Voters

As our country grapples with systemic racism and inequality, we cannot allow foreign adversaries to further divide our country and undermine our democracy WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member on the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, led a letter with her colleagues to the Department of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on News that FEC will Lose Quorum, Just 29 Days After it was Restored

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, made the following statement upon the news that Commissioner Caroline Hunter will resign from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) next week. "This resignation means that the FEC will once again lose its quorum and be unable to hold meetings, promulgate rules, or vote on enforcement matters. In other words, the FEC will be unable to take any substantive … Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

After Ranking Member Klobuchar Push to Pass Legislation on Protecting Voters from COVID-19, Blunt Agrees to Hearing and Additional Funding for Election Safety

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Klobuchar has led effort to ensure Americans can vote safely during the health crisis Today on the Senate floor, as voters cast ballots in six states, Klobuchar asked for unanimous consent to pass the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act, legislation that would expand vote by mail, early voting, and provide funding for poll workers; Republicans objected WATCH VIDEO OF KLOBUCHAR'S FLOOR REMARKS HERE WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy … Continue Reading

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