Press Releases

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


October 08, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Senators Carper, Menendez Urge Administration to Protect Right to Vote for Americans Overseas

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and mail delays, Senators call on officials to implement best practices from U.S. embassies to ensure that the more than 3 million American citizens living abroad can safely vote WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, Senator Tom Carper, Ranking Member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

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October 01, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar, Colleagues Highlight Need For State Assistance to Prevent Ongoing Threat of Foreign Interference One Month Before the Election

With just one month to go before the 2020 general elections it is important for the federal government to assist states in combating foreign interference WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, along with four colleagues on the Rules Committee sent a letter to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asking what steps are being taken in the final month before the election to assist states in … Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

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

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, with U.S. Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Cortez Masto, Duckworth, Durbin, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Heinrich, Hirono, Kaine, Markey, Menendez, Merkley, Murray, Reed, Rosen, Shaheen, Smith, Stabenow, Udall, Van Hollen, Warren and the House Democratic Women's Caucus, introduced legislation to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's service and dedication to our country by … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Ranking Member Klobuchar Resolution Honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Passes Senate

Justice Ginsburg, the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, will rest on the Lincoln catafalque The resolution provides use of the catafalque for memorial services honoring the late Justice Ginsburg WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee announced that her resolution providing use of the catafalque situated beneath the Capitol Rotunda for memorial services honoring the late Justice Ginsburg, passed in the Senate. This week … Continue Reading

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