Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR

D-MINNESOTA

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018

RACE SUMMARY: 

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 5/25/1960

EDUCATION: Yale University (B.A.), University of Chicago (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney, Prosecutor

FAMILY: Married, 1 Child

RELIGION: United Church of Christ

CAREER:

  • County Attorney (1999-2007)
  • United States Senator (2007-Present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
  • Commerce Science and Transportation
  • Joint Economic
  • Judiciary
  • Rules and Administration (Ranking Member)

ELECTED: 2006

 

ISRAEL


  • Co-sponsored U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supports U.S. funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense program
  • Supported a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders

CHOICE


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

In Her Own Words


“America and Israel are close allies whose interests in the Middle East and around the world remain strongly aligned.” 1

“I believe that the United States must reinforce its commitment to leading a meaningful peace process of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. With dialogue, patience, and resolve, our ultimate goal of peace through the region can be realized.” 2

SOURCES: 1 www.klobuchar.senate.gov, 2 www.klobuchar.senate.gov

 

Interesting Facts


Her senior essay in college, published as the book "Uncovering the Dome," chronicles the 10-year-history behind the building of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and is still used at colleges and universities across the country.

She has been named by The New York Times as one of the seventeen women most likely to become the first female President of the United States.

She is the first woman to be elected as a senator for Minnesota.