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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


July 27, 2018

Ahead of Today’s Election Security Meeting, Klobuchar leads letter Urging National Security Council to hold Russia Accountable, Improve Federal Coordination, and Support States

This weekend marks 100 days until the 2018 midterm elections; state and local election officials are still not prepared to combat interference in our elections from foreign powers WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, led a letter today urging National Security Advisor John Bolton to hold the Russian government accountable for attacking our elections, improve interagency coordination to … Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Klobuchar: With the Clock Ticking Down to Election Day, We Must Secure Our Democracy Now

This weekend marks 100 days until the midterm elections WASHINGTON- With this weekend marking 100 days until the 2018 midterm elections, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, called for Congress to take immediate action to prevent foreign interference in our elections. Intelligence officials have confirmed that the Russian government and foreign adversaries interfered in the 2016 elections and are … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Klobuchar, Wyden Lead Entire Senate Democratic Caucus in Calling on Treasury Department to Reverse Decision that Protects Dark Money

It was recently announced that organizations involved in issue advocacy would no longer be required to identify the source of their contributions, a practice that helps prevent ineligible contributors-including foreign actors-from making illegal donations in U.S. elections WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member on the Senate Finance … Continue Reading


July 11, 2018

VIDEO: Klobuchar Pushes Congress to Do More to Protect Elections Against Foreign Interference at Rules Committee Hearing on Election Security

Klobuchar urged the passage of her Secure Elections Act with Senator Lankford, legislation to strengthen election cybersecurity in America and protect against foreign interference in future elections There are only 118 days until the next general election WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, today called on Congress to do more to protect our elections from foreign interference at the … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

VIDEO: Klobuchar Urges Passage of Secure Elections Act at Rules Committee Hearing on Election Security

Last week, Klobuchar and Lankford called on Congress to include key provisions of the Secure Elections Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Klobuchar: There are only 139 days until the next election. We don't have time to wait, Congress needs to act. WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, today urged Senate passage of her bipartisan Secure Elections Act at the first of a … Continue Reading


June 11, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Ohio’s Voter Purge Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee which has oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, today released the below statement on the Supreme Court's decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute to uphold Ohio's controversial purge of voter rolls. "We should be doing everything we can to encourage participation in elections and strengthen voting rights, yet today's Supreme Court decision is going to allow states to make it … Continue Reading


June 11, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Russia Sanctions for Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement on new sanctions on five Russian entities and three individuals for cyberattacks and intrusions of the United States energy grid. "Imposing sanctions on Russia for interfering in our 2016 election and now attacking our energy grid sends an important message that we will not tolerate Russia's behavior. But sanctions alone will not stop Russian cyberattacks. Congress must act immediately to protect our country from … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

After Release of Thousands of Facebook Ads Used by Russian Trolls to Influence the 2016 Election, Klobuchar Calls for Action on the Bipartisan Honest Ads Act

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 WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, today released the following statement on the release of approximately 3,400 Facebook ads used by Russian trolls to influence the 2016 election. The Honest Ads Act would help prevent … Continue Reading

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