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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


April 24, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Klobuchar Leads Letter with 31 Senators Urging Increase in Funding for the Election Assistance Commission

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with assisting election officials to provide accessible, secure, and accurate elections WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, which has jurisdiction over elections, led a letter with 31 Democratic senators urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government to increase funding for the Election Assistance … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Urges Department of Homeland Security and FBI to Establish Election Security Task Force

Letter encourages Department of Homeland Security and FBI to establish a task force to combat the spread of online misinformation designed to undermine our elections WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) today urging them to work with the businesses and state election officials to establish a task force to combat the spread of misinformation. Leading tech companies such as Facebook, … Continue Reading


March 07, 2019

On 54th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ranking Member Klobuchar Calls on Congress to Make Voting Easier for All Americans

WASHINGTON - On the 54th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called on Congress to pass her legislation to make voting easier for all Americans. Klobuchar, the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, introduced three bills. One to automatically register all eligible voters, another to inform young people about voter registration and elections, and finally, one to make it easier to vote on Election Day by … Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Introduces Legislation to Make Voting Easier for All Americans

The Register America to Vote Act would require every state to register eligible citizens to vote when they turn 18 The Same Day Registration Act would require states to allow people to register to vote on the same day as the election The Students Voicing Opinions in Today's Elections (VOTE) Act would create a pilot program to educate high school seniors about registering to vote WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with … Continue Reading


January 16, 2019

Ranking Member Klobuchar Seeks Answers about Impact of Shutdown on Transparency and Accountability for Political Fundraising

Government shutdown prevents FEC from enforcing campaign finance laws WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member on the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, led all of the Democrats on the Committee in seeking answers from the Federal Election Commission regarding the government shutdown's effects on their agency and its ability to protect our democracy. According to the Commission's shutdown plan, 90 percent of the agency's 300 employees … Continue Reading


December 17, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on New Reports Detailing Russia’s Use of Information Warfare to Influence Elections

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement after reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee were released, highlighting the Internet Research Agency's (IRA) use of online platforms to sow division and influence discourse in the United States. "For the last two years Congress has been investigating the tactics Russia used in its attack on our democracy. The reports released today show that Russia's operation to divide Americans and undermine … Continue Reading


October 31, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Facebook’s Approval of False Disclaimers for Online Political Ads

Klobuchar is the author of the bipartisan Honest Ads Act, which would increase transparency and accountability for political ads by ensuring that political ads sold online have the same transparency and disclosure requirements as ads sold on TV, radio, and satellite WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement after Vice News published a story about their reporters' experiences in buying political ads on Facebook. The reporters found that while Facebook's … Continue Reading


October 15, 2018

Klobuchar, Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Mandate Transparency for Election Security Systems

As Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, Klobuchar has long been a leader in the fight to protect our elections from foreign interference WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced legislation to bring greater transparency to America's election systems in an effort … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Delay of Secure Elections Act Rules Committee Vote

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, released the following statement today after the announcement that consideration of the bipartisan Secure Elections Act has been postponed. "With only 76 days before the election, with cyberattacks from Russia and other countries and criminal enterprises being revealed every day, with no national requirement for critical security protocols such as … Continue Reading


August 06, 2018

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Peters, Carper, Schumer Call on USPS to Reliably Deliver Election Mail

In a letter to USPS Postmaster Louis DeJoy, the senators demand answers on how USPS will ensure the timely delivery of election mail Despite reports of mail left sitting in processing facilities, USPS has failed to provide Congress with details on impacts to delivery and vote by mail during the pandemic 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, … Continue Reading


August 05, 2018

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Peters, Carper and Schumer Demand Answers from USPS on Reported Changes to Delivery Services

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 Charles Schumer (D-NY) are demanding answers from U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after he refused to answer whether reported changes restricting mail delivery came at his direction. Despite numerous reports from across the country of slow delivery, mail left sitting in facilities … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Facebook’s Announcement That They Have Identified New Paid Ads from Fake Accounts Designed to Divide Americans

Facebook could not immediately identify the source of the accounts but said many resemble those used by Russia during the 2016 elections U.S. intelligence officials have been warning for months that foreign adversaries are using platforms like Facebook to influence upcoming elections WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, released the following statement today after Facebook announced … Continue Reading

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