Press Releases

July 11, 2018

VIDEO: Klobuchar Pushes Congress to Do More to Protect Elections Against Foreign Interference at Rules Committee Hearing on Election Security

Klobuchar urged the passage of her Secure Elections Act with Senator Lankford, legislation to strengthen election cybersecurity in America and protect against foreign interference in future elections There are only 118 days until the next general election WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, today called on Congress to do more to protect our elections from foreign interference at the … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

VIDEO: Blunt Chairs Rules Committee Hearing on State and Local Election Security

Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and a former Missouri Secretary of State, held a hearing focused on state and local election security preparations. Blunt questioned state and county election officials, including Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller, regarding steps they are taking to secure election infrastructure and ensure confidence in our … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

VIDEO: Klobuchar Urges Passage of Secure Elections Act at Rules Committee Hearing on Election Security

Last week, Klobuchar and Lankford called on Congress to include key provisions of the Secure Elections Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Klobuchar: There are only 139 days until the next election. We don't have time to wait, Congress needs to act. WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, today urged Senate passage of her bipartisan Secure Elections Act at the first of a … Continue Reading


June 13, 2018

Rules Committee to Hold Hearing on Election Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, will hold a hearing titled, "Election Security Preparations: A State and Local Perspective" at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Room 301 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The committee will hear from state and local election officials about the steps they are taking to secure election infrastructure and ensure confidence in our … Continue Reading


June 11, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Russia Sanctions for Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement on new sanctions on five Russian entities and three individuals for cyberattacks and intrusions of the United States energy grid. "Imposing sanctions on Russia for interfering in our 2016 election and now attacking our energy grid sends an important message that we will not tolerate Russia's behavior. But sanctions alone will not stop Russian cyberattacks. Congress must act immediately to protect our country from … Continue Reading


June 11, 2018

Klobuchar Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Ohio’s Voter Purge Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee which has oversight jurisdiction over federal elections, today released the below statement on the Supreme Court's decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute to uphold Ohio's controversial purge of voter rolls. "We should be doing everything we can to encourage participation in elections and strengthen voting rights, yet today's Supreme Court decision is going to allow states to make it … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

After Release of Thousands of Facebook Ads Used by Russian Trolls to Influence the 2016 Election, Klobuchar Calls for Action on the Bipartisan Honest Ads Act

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 following statement on the release of approximately 3,400 Facebook ads used by Russian trolls to influence the 2016 election. The Honest Ads Act would help prevent … Continue Reading


April 25, 2018

Blunt Applauds Rules Committee Passage of Resolution to Improve the Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today applauded committee passage of S. Res. 355, legislation introduced by Senator James Lankford (Okla.) to expedite the confirmation process for executive and judicial nominees. "Senate Democrats' needless delays in the confirmation process are wasting hours of time we should be using to focus on the big issues facing our nation," said Blunt. "President Trump's nominees have faced … Continue Reading


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


December 21, 2017

Senate Rules and Appropriations Committees Release OOC Harassment Settlement Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, on behalf of Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (R-Minn.), and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, on behalf of Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), today released information provided by the Office of Compliance (OOC) regarding the statistical breakdown of awards and settlements involving Senate employing offices from 1997-2017. "Harassment in … Continue Reading

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