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October 10, 2019

Following Arrests, Ranking Member Klobuchar Urges Attorney General, Federal Election Commission to Investigate Rudy Giuliani for Potential Campaign Finance Violations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections and the Federal Election Commission (FEC), sent a letter today to Attorney General William Barr and the FEC urging them to investigate whether Rudy Giuliani, the President's personal lawyer, violated campaign finance laws and who is financing his efforts. Earlier today, two associates of Giuliani, who reportedly helped fund efforts to investigate one of … Continue Reading


October 10, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement Regarding Arrests of Giuliani Associates on Campaign Finance Violations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over the Federal Election Commission (FEC), released this statement following reports that two associates of Rudy Giuliani, who reportedly helped fund efforts to investigate one of President Donald Trump's political rivals, have been arrested on charges of campaign finance violations. Klobuchar has sent two letters to the FEC in recent weeks calling for more information regarding … Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

In Response to Senate Intelligence Committee Report Ranking Member Klobuchar Urges Rules Chairman Blunt to Immediately Schedule a Markup of the Honest Ads Act

The Senate Intelligence Committee report examines Russia's efforts to use social media to sow societal discord and influence the outcome of the 2016 election and urges Congress to "examine legislative approaches to ensuring Americans know the sources of online political advertisements" The Honest Ads Act would help prevent foreign actors from influencing our elections by ensuring that political ads sold online have the same transparency and disclosure requirements as ads sold on TV, radio, … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Following Publication of Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on Russia’s Use of Social Media to Interfere in the 2016 Presidential Election, Ranking Member Klobuchar Pushes for Passage of Honest Ads Act and Other Legislation to Combat Foreign Election Interference

The Honest Ads Act would help prevent foreign actors from influencing our elections by ensuring that political ads sold online have the same transparency and disclosure requirements as ads sold on TV, radio, and satellite, the Intelligence Committee Report specifically calls on Congress to pass such legislation WASHINGTON - Following publication of the Select Committee on Intelligence's new report titled, "Russia's Use of Social Media," U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Requests Additional Information from Federal Election Commission Regarding Foreign Contribution Ban

Klobuchar is the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight of the Federal Election Commission WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over the Federal Election Commission (FEC), requested information from the Commission today regarding how they previously defined a "thing of value" and "anything of value" and to provide information on all past instances in which these were applied for enforcing campaign … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Expresses Concern over Reported Justice Department Failure to Notify Federal Election Commission of Campaign Finance Complaint

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over the Federal Election Commission (FEC), sent a letter expressing concern regarding reports that the Department of Justice allegedly failed to follow a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the FEC by not referring campaign finance related complaints to the Commission. "The FEC's jurisdiction over federal elections provides it with tools not at the [Justice] Department's … Continue Reading


September 28, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Reports that Trump Told Russians He Was “Unconcerned” with 2016 Election Interference

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 on the recent reports that President Donald Trump told two senior Russian officials that he was "unconcerned" about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "Our nation's top law enforcement and national security officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations have made it clear that … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Trump-Zelensky Phone Record

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement on the released record of the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. "The record of this call is deeply disturbing-the President solicited a foreign leader to investigate a political rival and his family, prioritizing his personal gain over the national security interests of the United States. President Trump indicated that he would direct his personal attorney … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Amendment to Provide $250 Million in Election Security Funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, released the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment led by Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and cosponsored by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) to provide $250 million for State Election Security Grants. Klobuchar has been a leader in working to secure election security funding for states … Continue Reading


August 31, 2019

In Response to Lack of Quorum at the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Ranking Member Klobuchar Urges the President to Nominate a New Commissioner

Beginning today, the FEC no longer has a quorum and cannot fully enforce federal election laws Klobuchar is the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over the FEC and federal elections WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, sent a letter to President Donald Trump today urging him to work with the Senate to help reestablish a quorum at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Report Highlighting Election System Vulnerability

This week, the Brennan Center for Justice released a report evaluating the state of our country's election security and recommended that more must be done to secure our elections WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued the following statement on a report from the Brennan Center for Justice highlighting the urgent need for action on election security. "Election security is national security. It is time we started acting like it. The integrity of our election system is the cornerstone … Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

On Senate Floor, Ranking Member Klobuchar Presses for Action on Election Security Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, spoke on the Senate floor today urging her Republican colleagues to take up legislation to protect our election infrastructure. The intelligence community, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, has repeatedly confirmed that foreign entities … Continue Reading


July 29, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Introduces Redistricting Reform Legislation to Help End Partisan Gerrymandering

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, introduced new legislation to help end partisan gerrymandering and reform the nation's patchwork redistricting process. The Redistricting Reform Act would require states to establish independent, bipartisan redistricting commissions to draw fair statewide district maps after each decennial census. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Introduces Legislation to Educate Americans about Misinformation Online, Prevent the Impact of Foreign Influence Campaigns

The Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act would establish a grant program at the Department of Education to help develop digital citizenship and media literacy education across grades K-12 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced new legislation to combat foreign interference campaigns by improving media literacy education that teaches students skills to identify misinformation online. Foreign adversaries are using information warfare to influence democracies across the … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement after Republicans Block Her Election Security Legislation

Republicans refused to take up Klobuchar's Securing America's Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, which already passed the House WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, released the following statement today after Republicans blocked Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) effort to pass her bill, the Securing America's Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, which already passed the House of Representatives. "Today, Leader … Continue Reading


June 27, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Partisan Gerrymandering

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decisions in the partisan gerrymandering cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek. "Today's Supreme Court decision gives a green light to politicians who manipulate congressional districts. This is wrong. How we divide our electoral maps should not be political. It should be a fair, non-partisan process that puts the people first, not political parties. That is why I … Continue Reading


June 25, 2019

On the Senate Floor, Ranking Member Klobuchar Calls for Action on Election Security Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took to the Senate floor to call for action on election security legislation. She asked for unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S.1540, the Election Security Act and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) objected. "Russia invaded our democracy. They didn't use bombs, jets, or tanks. Instead, they planned a sophisticated cyber mission to undermine our democratic system," Klobuchar said in her remarks. "The … Continue Reading


June 25, 2019

Klobuchar, Warner Introduce Legislation to Prevent Foreign Interference in American Politics

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, introduced legislation today to expand the scope of the prohibition on political activity by foreign nationals. The Preventing Adversaries Internationally from Disbursing Advertising Dollars (PAID AD) Act would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) to prevent … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

On the Senate Floor, Ranking Member Klobuchar Celebrates Centennial of Women’s Constitutional Right to Vote

Klobuchar joined her colleagues on the Senate floor to recognize the importance of the women's suffrage movement that led to the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) took to the Senate floor to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Klobuchar joined her colleagues on the Senate floor to recognize the importance of the women's suffrage movement that led to the 19th amendment, … Continue Reading


May 17, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads Landmark Election Security Bill

The Election Security Act would improve election cybersecurity and combat foreign interference in our democracy Over three dozen senators have cosponsored the legislation WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, introduced major election security legislation with 38 Senate cosponsors. The Election Security Act would require backup paper ballots and provide election security grants to states for cyber … Continue Reading

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