Press Releases

March 24, 2021

Rebutting GOP Misinformation About “Chaos,” Chairwoman Klobuchar Describes “Obstacles Facing Voters Across the Country”

Klobuchar's remarks came while Chairing the first Senate hearing on the For The People Act, legislation that would strengthen democracy, make it easier to vote, and end the influence of dark money in U.S. politics Klobuchar: "I did want to clarify one thing. I've been hearing the word chaos tossed around. Well, let me tell you what chaos is...That angry mob, that was chaos." High-resolution video of Chairwoman Klobuchar's remarks are available for download HERE WASHINGTON - Today, Senator … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Kicks off First Senate Hearing on For the People Act to Strengthen Democracy, Make it Easier to Vote, and End Influence of Dark Money in Politics

Klobuchar: "This bill is about strengthening our democracy by returning it to the hands of its rightful owners: the American people" High-resolution video of Chairwoman Klobuchar's opening statement is available for download HERE WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, held the first Senate hearing on the For the People Act, legislation that would strengthen … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar, Merkley, Schumer Introduce For the People Act to Strengthen Democracy and Put Power Back in the Hands of the American People

The landmark legislation aims to restore the promise of American democracy by addressing voter intimidation and suppression, ending the corrupting power of dark money in campaigns, putting an end to gerrymandering, and strengthening ethics laws. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) … Continue Reading


March 07, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Statement on Biden Executive Orders on Voting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement on President Biden's executive orders on voting: "Fifty-six years ago, hundreds of civil rights advocates marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge peacefully insisting on equal voting rights. They were met with violence and brutality. We have come a long way since that tragic day, but people across the country continue to face mounting barriers to their fundamental right to vote. It is unacceptable and it is … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Statement on House Passage of the For the People Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act: "The passage of H.R.1 is a vital step forward in making it easier for all eligible Americans to vote, stop the flood of dark money in our elections, and reform our ethics. As we see unprecedented attacks on voting rights following the November 2020 election, the For the People Act is needed now more than ever to ensure that our fundamental rights to participate in our … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Announces Hearing on ‘For the People’ Act to Strengthen Democracy, Make it Easier to Vote, and End Dominance of Dark Money in Politics

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration will hold the hearing on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight of federal elections and campaign finance law, announced that the Committee would hold its hearing on the For The People Act on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. This will be the first time the bill has had a hearing in the Senate. "I will continue to work to make it easier for all … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar, Colleagues, and House Democratic Women’s Caucus Introduce Legislation to Honor Justice Ginsburg with a Monument in the Capitol

Legislation introduced on the first day of Women's History Month WASHINGTON - To celebrate the start of Women's History Month, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee, with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Martin Heinrich (D-NV), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar, Reed, Peters Urge National Security Officials to Take Steps to Counter Foreign Influence Campaigns

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, urged national security officials to take steps to counter foreign influence campaigns. In the letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of National Intelligence … Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar and Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Take Steps to Strengthen Our Democracy

The Administration has the authority to take significant steps to make it easier for Americans to vote, stop voter suppression, and reform our campaign finance system WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, led a letter with 19 colleagues to the Biden administration urging it to take executive actions to strengthen our democracy. In the letter, the senators emphasized that while America experienced the … Continue Reading


February 11, 2021

Following Chairwoman Klobuchar’s Pushback on Trump Administration Policy Change, Biden Administration Restores Policy of Non-Interference with Elections

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight of federal elections, announced that the Department of Justice will rescind two Trump administration memos that allowed election fraud allegations to be publicly announced before the 2020 election. This action follows a letter Klobuchar and 12 members of the Rules and Judiciary Committees sent to Corey R. Amundson, Chief of the Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section, requesting an … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar Urges Biden Administration to Establish a White House Office for Democracy Reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, led a letter with four colleagues to the Biden administration urging the establishment of an office for democracy reform within the White House Domestic Policy Council. In the letter, the members emphasized that while more Americans voted in the November 2020 elections than ever before, it is clear that an office within the White House with jurisdiction over … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Chairwoman Klobuchar, Ranking Member Blunt Request Information as Part of Investigation into January 6th Attack on U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today released letters they have sent to U.S. Capitol security partners requesting information related to the committee's investigation of the attack on the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6, 2021. "United States Capitol Police line officers did a remarkable job under unimaginable circumstances, despite security planning failures," … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Senator Klobuchar Delivers Remarks at Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

"This is the day our democracy picks itself up, brushes off the dust, and does what America always does: goes forward as a nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." WATCH VIDEO OF KLOBUCHAR REMARKS HERE MEDIA DOWNLOAD HERE WASHINGTON - Today Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) delivered remarks at the swearing in of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies. As the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, Senator … Continue Reading


January 08, 2021

Klobuchar Statement On Death Of United States Capitol Police Officer

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement on the death of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick: "I am deeply saddened by the death of Officer Brian Sicknick who served with the United States Capitol Police for over 12 years. My heart goes out to his family. "The insurrection at the Capitol was more than an assault on democracy, it was a real life or death situation for many brave law enforcement officers who show up to work each day. I … Continue Reading


January 08, 2021

Bipartisan Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committee Leaders Announce Joint Oversight After Attack on the Capitol Building

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), leaders of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and Gary Peters (Mich.) and Rob Portman (Ohio), leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement announcing their intention to hold hearings on and conduct joint oversight of security failures after a criminal mob stormed the Capitol and interrupted the formal count of the Electoral College votes, … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Klobuchar Leads Debate on Senate Floor to Respond to Baseless Objections to Certified Electoral Votes

"Senators, what matters here is not our own futures, not our own short-term destinies, what matters is our democracy's destiny. Because what we do today, how we vote today, is more important than who we are." WATCH VIDEO OF KLOBUCHAR REMARKS HERE MEDIA DOWNLOAD HERE WASHINGTON - As Congress convened a Joint Session to receive each state's electoral votes, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the top Democrat on the Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, led the defense of … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Statement From Senator Amy Klobuchar

WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement: "Today many have put themselves on the line to protect our Republic. Despite the violent and lawless actions of many of those at the Capitol today, we will not be deterred from finishing the job we started. I've spoken with my colleagues, and our plan is that tonight we will finish our work. While this was a dark day in our nation's history, we will stand united in the face of those who seek to divide and … Continue Reading


January 02, 2021

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Some Republicans’ Refusal to Accept Election Results

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), ranking member on the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, issued the following statement after several of her Senate colleagues announced they will raise objections during the January 6th count of the electoral college votes. "Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th, and no publicity stunt will change that. "Every single state in America has certified its election results and that includes by Republican … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Blunt Commends Senate Passage of Legislation to Create American Women’s History Museum & National Museum of the American Latino

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, applauded Senate passage of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Act (S. 959), introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), and the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420), introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (Texas) and Bob Menendez (N.J.). Both measures were included as part of the government funding … Continue Reading


December 17, 2020

Senate Unanimously Passes Blunt-Klobuchar Resolution Naming Rooms in the U.S. Capitol for Senators Margaret Chase Smith & Barbara Mikulski

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today announced that the Senate has unanimously passed their resolution designating room S-124 of the U.S. Capitol as the ‘‘U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith Room’’ and room S-115 of the U.S. Capitol as the ‘‘U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Room.” These are the first two rooms in the U.S. Capitol named for women who served in the … Continue Reading

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