SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR

Democrats Pass Massive Economic Bill Along Party Lines in U.S. Senate, Heads To House Next

WASHINGTON (AP/KVRR) – The estimated $740 billion economic package from Democrats is nowhere near what President Joe Biden first envisioned with his effort to rebuild America‚Äôs public infrastructure and family support systems. The Senate has approved the slimmer but still substantial compromise package 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. It heads next to the House. It’s…

Healthcare expands for veterans exposed to burn pits

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Bipartisan legislation to help veterans exposed to toxic substances is headed to President Biden’s desk. Veterans will have expanded benefits to healthcare through the V.A. for the millions who served near burn pits. They can contain chemicals, cans, tires, plastics and medical and human waste. It directs the VA that certain respiratory illnesses and cancers were related…

Sen. Klobuchar Works To Reunite Twins Legend With His Younger Brother From Cuba

Tony Oliva and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) / Courtesy: Sen. Klobuchar’s OfficeMINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is helping reunite a Minnesota Twins legend with his younger brother who lives in Cuba. Klobuchar’s office has secured a visa for Juan Carlos Oliva to travel to Minnesota on Monday, July 11. That gives him plenty of time spend with his brother,…

Biden To Sign Bill To Get More Access To Shipping Containers, Help Supply Chain

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — President Joe Biden says he looks forward to signing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law. The bipartisan effort was led by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, South Dakota’s Sen. John Thune and Rep. Dusty Johnson and Rep. John Garamendi of California. It is expected to help lower costs for American retailers, farmers and consumers. Biden says…

USDA Urged To Maintain Access To Crop Insurance Due To Delayed Planting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Our wet spring forced delays in planting for farmers across the region. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says absent a dramatic improvement in weather conditions, unplanted acres in our region will be significant. Global wheat stocks are tightening due to the war in Ukraine and weather challenges in the U.S. Hoeven and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar…

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Policing On 2nd Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

THE WHITE HOUSE (KVRR) —   Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and others join President Joe Biden as he signs an Executive Order on policing and public safety. The measure, which comes following months of talks with police professional groups and reform activists, orders federal law enforcement agencies such as the CBP and FBI to revise their…

Sen. Klobuchar Holds Virtual Roundtable On Minnesota Storm Damage and Federal Response

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she believes the congressional delegation will be able to get federal help into the state as communities recover from severe storms, wind, and flooding. She held a virtual roundtable with leaders from Polk, Todd, Stevens and other counties to talk about the damage. The delegation is working with USDA and FEMA to…

Sen. Klobuchar Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Jackson

By: Jeannie Kopstein WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s recent Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, met with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar ahead of her confirmation hearings set to begin on March 21. Klobuchar is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I just think that her experience is extraordinary,” said Klobuchar. “She has more experience as a judge than…