Press Releases

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


December 14, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement On Electoral College Vote

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, with oversight over federal elections, issued the following statement after Joe Biden formally cleared the 270 Electoral College vote threshold. "Today across the country, members of the Electoral College cast their votes to affirm the historic election of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. As the top Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, I will participate in the Joint … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads Successful Effort to Confirm Shana Broussard to the Federal Election Commission

Klobuchar pushed the White House to nominate Broussard to the Commission. A highly qualified and experienced FEC attorney, she will also be the first person of color to serve on the Federal Election Commission in its 45 year history WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee which has oversight over the administration of federal elections and federal campaign finance law, led the successful effort to confirm Shana Broussard to serve … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Blunt Applauds Senate Action to Restore Full Slate of FEC Commissioners

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, released the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Allen Dickerson, Shana M. Broussard, and Sean J. Cooksey to the Federal Election Commission:“The Federal Election Commission plays a critical role in ensuring the integrity of our campaign finance system. I’m glad the Senate has taken action to restore a full slate of commissioners to the FEC, which has been … Continue Reading


December 07, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Senator Warner, Colleagues Urge Google to Improve Ad Policies and Combat Election-Related Disinformation

Google continues to profit from ads that spread disinformation about the 2020 general election WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Warner (D-VA), and colleagues urged Google to improve its ad policies and combat election-related disinformation and voter suppression. Reports indicate that the company has profited from political ads that spread voting and election disinformation. The senators sent a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai calling on Google to take immediate … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Leads Effort to Advance Shana Broussard as a Commissioner to the Federal Election Commission

Vote to advance Broussard at Senate Rules Committee hearing was unanimous WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee which has oversight over the administration of federal elections and federal campaign finance law, led the effort to advance the historic confirmation of Shana Broussard to serve on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The vote was unanimous. Ms. Broussard is a well-respected FEC attorney and would be the first … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar-Backed Legislation to Establish National Museum of the American Latino and American Women’s History Museum Passed by Rules Committee

Klobuchar is the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee which unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to establish a Smithsonian American Women's History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino WASHINGTON - Legislation cosponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, establishing a Smithsonian American Women's History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino unanimously passed out of the Rules Committee today. The … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Blunt-Led Rules Committee Approves Legislation to Create American Women’s History Museum and National Museum of the American Latino

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today announced that the committee has approved 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 passed the committee unanimously. “The … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Rules Committee Votes to Restore Full Slate of FEC Commissioners

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, released the following statement today after the committee voted to advance three Federal Election Commission nominations to the full Senate: Shana M. Broussard, Sean J. Cooksey, and Allen Dickerson. The three nominations passed by voice vote.“The Federal Election Commission has been without a quorum since August of this year and without a full slate of commissioners since February … Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on the Firing of CISA Director Christopher Krebs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, released the following statement on news that Christopher Krebs, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), was fired by President Trump: "President Trump's firing of Chistopher Krebs is a gut punch to our democracy. Director Krebs has been praised by both Republicans and Democrats at the state and national level for protecting our nation's … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Urges Confirmation of Shana Broussard to Federal Election Commission

Klobuchar has been pushing the White House to nominate Broussard, a highly qualified and experienced FEC attorney, to the Commission for more than a year. If confirmed, she will be the first person of color to serve on the Federal Election Commission. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, released the following statement after the White House announced its intent to nominate Shana Broussard to serve … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Senator Sanders Issue Statement Correcting Misinformation from President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh on Voting Processes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the statement below following President Trump's recent false statement that it is inappropriate and illegal to count ballots after Election Day, and the Supreme Court's ruling in Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin Legislature, where Justice Kavanaugh's concurring opinion contains incorrect information regarding voting. Absentee ballots counted after Election Day do not 'flip the results of an election,' … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Blunt Welcomes White House Announcement on FEC Nominations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today welcomed the White House’s announcement that it will nominate two individuals, Sean J. Cooksey and Shana M. Broussard, to the Federal Election Commission. “The Federal Election Commission has been without a quorum since August of this year and without a full slate of commissioners since February 2017,” said Blunt. “I intend to move quickly to process these … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues, Demand Explanation of Justice Department’s Sudden Change to Election Non-Interference Policy

The Department has reportedly announced an exception to its non-interference policy that would allow election fraud allegations to be publicly announced before the 2020 election WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, along with 12 members of the Rules and Judiciary Committees sent a letter to Corey R. Amundson, Chief of the Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section, requesting an immediate … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Statement on Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court's 4-4 decision in Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar. The split ruling affirms the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to allow Pennsylvania election officials to count mail-in ballots received within three days of the election, even if they are not postmarked. If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is … Continue Reading


October 18, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar and Colleagues to American People: Do Not Allow Efforts to Undermine Election Results

Following Dangerous Comments By President Trump, Democratic Senators Warn Americans To Be On Alert Against Voter Intimidation And Efforts To Undermine Public Confidence In Election Results READ THE REPORT HERE WASHINGTON - Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today … Continue Reading

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