Press Releases

May 11, 2021

Blunt Delivers Opening Statement at Rules Committee Markup of S.1

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, delivered his opening statement at the committee markup of S.1, Senate Democrats’ partisan, 800+ page election bill.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“As we prepare for this markup, my staff actually went back and reviewed transcripts of previous Rules Committee business meetings. As most of you know on this committee, we work primarily through consultation, courtesy, and … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Klobuchar Statement on Security Failures and Recommendations Detailed by U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General

Testimony at Committee on House Administration hearing shows reforms to Capitol Police intelligence sharing and procedures are needed WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, made the following statement regarding testimony from United States Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton at today's hearing of the Committee on House Administration. "On January 6th brave law enforcement officers were left to defend not only … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Klobuchar Announces Markup of the For the People Act

Legislation would strengthen democracy, make it easier to vote, and end influence of dark money in politics 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, announced that the Rules Committee would hold a markup of the For The People Act, S. 1, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The markup follows the March 24 hearing in the Committee. "Across the country, the right to vote is … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Blunt Questions Panel Regarding S.1’s Unworkable Mandates, Partisan Changes to the FEC & More

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.),Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, questioned a panel of experts regarding provisions of S.1 that impose costly, unworkable mandates on states, raise serious constitutional concerns, and turn the Federal Election Commission into a partisan body.Video of Blunt’s Q&A is below. The full video of the hearing and list of witnesses can be found … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

First Senate Hearing on For the People Act Details Need for Legislation to Strengthen Democracy

Chairwoman Klobuchar: "This bill is about strengthening our democracy by returning it to the hands of its rightful owners: the American people" Video of the hearing is available HERE. WASHINGTON - Today, 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 democracy, make it easier to vote, and end the … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Blunt Delivers Opening Statement at Rules Committee Hearing on S.1

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.),Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, delivered his opening statement at a hearing on S.1, Senate Democrats’ partisan, 800+ page election bill.Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:“Good morning to everybody here, and pleased others will be attending as the morning goes on.“Before I begin my comments on today's hearing, I'd like to congratulate Chairwoman Klobuchar on becoming head of our committee. Senator Klobuchar … Continue Reading


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

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