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  2. Amy Jean Klobuchar ( / ˈkloʊbəʃɑːr / KLOH-bə-shar; born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota, a seat she has held since 2007.

  3. Amy Klobuchar has always been guided by the values she learned growing up in Minnesota. As the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman and the first woman elected to the United States Senate from her state, Amy understands that we live in a country of shared dreams -- that no matter where you come from, or who you are, or the color of your skin, or how ...

    • Who Is Amy Klobuchar?
    • Early Life and Education
    • Career
    • Judge Kavanaugh Hearings
    • 2020 Presidential Campaign
    • Policies
    • Personal Life
    • Religion

    Known for her pragmatism and for successfully reaching across the aisle, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who started out as a corporate lawyer, has been re-elected to her Senate seat multiple times since her first election in 2006. In February 2019 she announced her candidacy in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, before exiting the field in March 2...

    Amy Jean Klobuchar was born on May 25, 1960, in Plymouth, Minnesota. Her mother was an elementary school teacher, while her father was a sportswriter for the Star Tribune. She has a younger sister. Klobuchar's parents divorced when she was 15. She has publicly shared about her past contentious relationship with her father due to his alcoholism and ...

    After law school, Klobuchar went to work as a county prosecutor and later became a partner at two different Minnesota law firms in the Minneapolis area. Her interest in politics came about when she gave birth to her daughter, who was discovered to have swallowing issues. Despite her daughter's condition, the hospital demanded Klobuchar leave since ...

    The controversial SCOTUS nomination of Brett Kavanaughin 2018 pushed Klobuchar into the national spotlight when, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she was seen as cool-headed and fair-minded as she questioned the nominee. Having explained her own experience living with an alcoholic father, Klobuchar proceeded to ask Kavanaugh if he had...

    Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential run on February 10, 2019. Employing her sense of humor (one journalist describedit as "Minnesota mom jokes") regularly on the campaign trail, Klobuchar also bet that — jokes aside — her realistic, middle-of-the-road approach to policy would attract voters in the battleground states. Serving her third term i...

    Healthcare

    A vocal critic of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" plans, Klobuchar believed in adding onto the existing Affordable Care Act by providing a public option. She referred to "Medicare for All" as an "aspiration," calling it a "bad idea"to force people off of private insurance. Additionally, Klobuchar sponsored a bipartisan bill designed to lower prescription drug costs as well as the age requirement for those eligible for Medicare.

    Climate

    In her first 100 days in office, Klobuchar said she would reenter the Paris Agreement, negotiate for even stronger emissions standards and bring back the Clean Power Plan as well as fuel economy standards. While not a proponent of the Green New Deal, she said she wanted to set America on the path to net-zero emissions by the year 2050.

    Education

    Again at odds with the progressives who pushed for completely eliminating college debt, Klobuchar instead called for refinancing student loan debt to help reduce costs and providing tuition-free technical training and community college. She also supported increasing teachers' pay.

    Klobuchar married fellow Minnesotan lawyer John Bessler in 1993. Bessler is a law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and also teaches at the Georgetown University Law Center as an adjunct professor. Together, the couple has one daughter, Abigail Bessler, who was born in 1995 and is a graduate from her mother's alma mater, Yale U...

    Klobuchar attends the United Church of Christ, which is described as a Mainline Protestant church. The church places a high value on interfaith relations and upholds liberal views on sexual orientation, abortion, civil rights and women's rights.

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  4. Senator Amy Klobuchar (1960 - ) In Congress 2007 - Present Member Hide Overview Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office Read biography More on This Member See This Member's Remarks in the Congressional Record View Member Committee Assignments (Senate.gov) Legislation Sponsored or Cosponsored by Amy Klobuchar Hide Filters Hide Tracker 1-100 of 5,149

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