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Senator Klobuchar

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U.S. Senator State of Minnesota

In 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. Throughout her public service, Senator Klobuchar has built a reputation of putting partisanship aside to help strengthen the economy and support families, workers and businesses. She was a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, which was responsible for crafting the final Farm Bill that was recently signed into law, and was also part of a bipartisan group of 14 senators that worked to help find solutions to end the shutdown last year.

A former prosecutor, Senator Klobuchar worked to pass the most significant consumer product safety legislation in a generation, and she took on the cell phone companies for more consumer-friendly policies. As Senate Chair of the Joint Economic Committee and a member of the President’s Export Council and the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Klobuchar has authored legislation to help small businesses tap into new markets abroad and championed an amendment aimed at boosting funds for STEM education for American students. Senator Klobuchar also chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer rights, where she has worked to advance policies that protect consumers from anti-competitive behavior and make sure businesses are able to compete on a level playing field.

Her work has gained national recognition. The American Prospect named her a “woman to watch,” and Working Mother Magazine named her as "Best in Congress” for her efforts on behalf of working families. She received an award from the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) for her work to fight sexual assault in the military, and the Disabled American Veterans has also honored her work to improve the lives of America’s veterans.


Senator Klobuchar is currently leading a national effort to position more female Democratic candidates for victory in 2014.  To read more about her efforts, click here.