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April 18, 2018

VIDEO: Klobuchar Calls for Swift Passage of Resolution to Allow Senators to Bring Their Newborn Children on Senate Floor

As Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar is working to move the resolution quickly through Committee so it can come to the Senate floor for a vote Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) recently become the first sitting senator to have a child; Resolution would allow her and any other senators to bring their infants onto the Senate floor in order to vote on legislation WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to call for swift passage of U.S. … Continue Reading


April 18, 2018

Klobuchar on Senate Rule Change Allowing Children Up to One Year Old on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today issued the following statement following the passage of a rule change that would allow children up to one year-old on the floor of the U.S. Senate with an accompanying parent. As Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar led the effort to make this change with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO). "Every day moms and dads balance being great parents and successful professionals, and workplaces need to … Continue Reading


April 10, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Twitter’s Announcement of Support for Honest Ads Act

Twitter announced today that it joined Facebook to support the Honest Ads Act and will take steps toward increased transparency of political and issue ads 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 … Continue Reading


April 06, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Facebook’s Actions to Implement Honest Ads Act

Facebook announced today that it supports the Honest Ads Act and will voluntarily implement transparency requirements for issue advertisements on their site 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 … Continue Reading


April 04, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Announcement that Data from 87 Million Facebook Users was Shared with Cambridge Analytica

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today released the following statement on the announcement by Facebook that data from 87 million Facebook users was shared with Cambridge Analytica. "Today we learned that 37 million more Facebook users unknowingly had their data given to Cambridge Analytica. 87 million is a shocking number of people and roughly the combined populations of California, Texas and New York. More must be done. No one wants their personal information sent to campaign … Continue Reading


March 15, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today released the following statement on reports that the Administration will impose sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 election. "It took 14 months, multiple indictments, and a poisoning in Britain - but the Administration is finally imposing the sanctions overwhelmingly approved by Congress. However sanctions alone are insufficient. Now we must protect our democracy going forward by securing our election systems and increasing … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

On First Federal Primary Election of 2018, Klobuchar Urges Congress to Act on Legislation to Protect Elections from Foreign Interference

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the below statement on the first federal primary election of 2018 being held in Texas today, and the lack of Congressional action on legislation to protect future U.S. elections from foreign interference. Top U.S. intelligence officials have said Russia interfered in the 2016 election and are working to do it again in the future. "Today is Election Day-a day that comes with excitement and pride in our country and in the democratic … Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Klobuchar Urges Appropriations Committee to Include Funding for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to Carry Out Critical Improvements in Election Security

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urged the Appropriations Committee in a letter to include $400 million in grant funding for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to distribute to states in order to carry out critical improvements in election security. The U.S. intelligence community has left no doubt that Russia interfered with the 2016 elections. Russian hackers attempted to hack at least 21 states' election systems in 2016 and a U.S. voting software company. And according to … Continue Reading


February 13, 2018

Klobuchar Responds to Top Intelligence Officials Affirming that Russia Interfered in 2016 Election and Are Working to Undermine Future Elections

Last week, Klobuchar laid out a six-part legislative solution to protect future U.S. elections from foreign interference WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today released the following statement after top intelligence officials, in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, affirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and they are actively working to undermine future elections. "Last week it was Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and today it was every one of our top … Continue Reading


February 13, 2018

At Center for American Progress, Klobuchar Keynotes Address on Election Security as Russia Continues Attempts to Influence U.S. Elections; Offers Six-Point Solution

Keynote address was part of Center for American Progress' event titled Election Security in 50 States: Defending America's Elections Speech comes week after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said we aren't "better prepared" than we were in 2016 to stop Russia from interfering in our democracy in 2018; Last month CIA Director Pompeo said that Russia is currently working to disrupt U.S. elections WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today gave a keynote address at the Center for … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

In Speech on Senate Floor, Klobuchar Offered a Six-Part Solution to Protect Future U.S. Elections from Foreign Interference

Klobuchar calls out Congressional inaction as Russia continues to attack and influence U.S. elections Yesterday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said we aren't "better prepared" than we were in 2016 to stop Russia from interfering in our democracy in 2018; Last month CIA Director Pompeo said that Russia is currently working to disrupt U.S. elections WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today went to the Senate floor to call out Congressional inaction as Russia continues to attack … Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

Senate Rules Committee Holds Hearing on the Disclose Act of 2014

WASHINGTON, DC-- The Senate Committee on Rules andAdministration convened a hearing today on S.2516, the Democracy IsStrengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2014 or theDISCLOSE Act of 2014. The hearing featured remarks by U.S. Senator SheldonWhitehouse, the sponsor of the 2014 DISCLOSE Act. The committee also heardtestimony from two campaign finance experts. "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously stated"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants," … Continue Reading


June 25, 2014

Senate Rules Committee Holds Hearing on Improving Early and Absentee Voting Opportunities

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration heard testimony today from election experts on best practices involving absentee and early voting. "Part of being American is recognizing the importance of giving a voice to all Americans to participate in our democracy," Schumer said. "Today, with busy lives and work schedules more and more Americans are looking for alternatives to voting on Tuesdays." Congress established Election Day as a Tuesday in 1845 because that was … Continue Reading


May 14, 2014

Senate Rules Committee Holds Hearing on Improving Election Data Collection

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration heard testimony today from election experts on using election data collection to improve how elections are conducted across the country. "Without concrete data to guide us, we are often simply taking our best shot at the dartboard of election reforms," Schumer said. "While we have heard about great suggestions for reform, the starting place must be developing a solid understanding of what is happening in polling places across … Continue Reading


April 30, 2014

Schumer: Senate Democrats Will Bring Udall Constitutional Amendment to Undo McCutcheon, Citizens United Decisions to the Floor This Year

Senator Tom Udall's Constitutional Amendment Reverses Supreme Court Decisions Such As Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC; Allows Congress and States to Regulate Campaign Finances Including Super PACs Schumer Made Announcement at Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Hearing Where Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Testified Schumer: Amendment Would Prevent Us from Going Back to the Days of the Robber Barons Today, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), … Continue Reading


April 10, 2014

Schumer Announces Step Toward Historic Name Change for Government Printing Office

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES STEP TOWARD HISTORIC NAME CHANGE FOR GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICES. 1947, The Government Publishing Office Act of 2014, Reported Out Of Senate Rules Committee Schumer: Updating the name of the Government Printing Office to the Government Publishing Office is the next logical step in this agency's long and proud service to our country WASHINGTON, DC-- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, announced today that S. 1947, The … Continue Reading


April 10, 2014

Schumer Announces The SENTRI Act Has Passed The Senate Rules Committee

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE SENTRI ACT HAS PASSED THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE Bipartisan legislation improves voting opportunities for service men and women including the creation of important safeguards for military and overseas voters Schumer: It is our obligation to do everything in our power to make sure our troops have an opportunity to register and exercise their right to vote WASHINGTON, DC-- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, … Continue Reading


April 10, 2014

Schumer Announces Election Assistance Commission Nominees Thomas Hicks and Myrna Pérez Clear Senate Rules Committee

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION NOMINEES THOMAS HICKS AND MYRNA PÉREZ CLEAR SENATE RULES COMMITTEE WASHINGTON, DC-- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, announced today that Thomas Hicks and Myrna Pérez, nominees to the Election Assistance Commission, have been reported out to the full Senate. Both nominees were reported out of the Rules Committee by voice vote on April 9, 2014. The nominees will now be … Continue Reading


April 09, 2014

Senate Rules Committee Holds Hearing on State Programs that Expand the Number of Registered Voters and Make Voter Lists More Accurate

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON STATE PROGRAMS THAT EXPAND THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS AND MAKE VOTER LISTS MORE ACCURATE State officials describe successful programs that automatically integrate motor vehicle records with voter rolls, and use regional list matching to reduce errors Schumer: We must focus on ways to prevent voter registration problems instead of trying to fix them at the polls WASHINGTON, DC-- The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, chaired by U.S. … Continue Reading


March 12, 2014

Schumer to Introduce Legislation Aimed at Making Elections More Voter Friendly, While Also Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Costs for the Administration of Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2014 SCHUMER, AT RULES COMMITTEE HEARING, ANNOUNCES HE WILL INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT KEY PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON ELECTION ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDATIONS & UTILIZE TECHNOLOGY TO STREAMLINE AND IMPROVE AMERICAN ELECTIONS Schumer to Introduce Legislation Aimed at Making Elections More Voter Friendly, While … Continue Reading

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