SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR

Klobuchar Announces Run For President, Dismisses Reports Of Being Difficult To Work With

Klobuchar says "I can be tough" and that "I can push people"

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is dismissing reports that she is difficult to work for, saying she has high expectations for the people who work for her. Klobuchar was asked Sunday about the reports of high staff turnover and the loss of potential staff for the presidential campaign she announced in Minneapolis. Klobuchar says “I can be tough” and that…

President Trump Signs Massive Nearly $900 Billion Farm Bill

Senator John Hoeven says the bill maintains strong crop and sugar policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump was joined by the vice president and congressional leaders, including Congressman Collin Peterson, as he signed the new farm bill. The nearly $900 billion bill will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the SNAP program which serves nearly 40 million low-income Americans. Senator John Hoeven says…

“Agreement In Principal” Reached On New Farm Bill On Capitol Hill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: "my hope is that we can get this done in the next week"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is progress on Capitol Hill on the farm bill. The top four congressional negotiators of the massive, must-pass farm bill announced an “agreement in principle”, paving the way for passage by the end of the year. While details of the deal were not released, it has been confirmed that stricter work requirements for SNAP, the food stamp…

Klobuchar Encourages CDC Investigation of Condition Infecting Minnesota Children

AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, is a serious nervous system condition

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senator Amy Klobuchar is encouraging the CDC to investigate recent cases of a polio-like disease in Minnesota. AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, is a serious nervous system condition which causes patients’ muscles to weaken. The Minnesota Department of Health says that AFM has infected six Minnesota children since mid-September. The CDC has acknowledged that 362 cases of…

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Still Needs To Be Reconciled With House Version

Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an agreement on the $428 million bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There will be a showdown in Congress now that the Senate has passed its version of the Farm Bill. It needs to be reconciled with the bill passed last week by the House. A fight is expected over food stamp work requirements, farm subsidies and conservation. Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an…

Sen. Al Franken, Sen. Amy Klobuchar Honor Memory of Late Sen. Paul Wellstone

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared today "Wellstone Remembrance Day."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared today “Wellstone Remembrance Day.” The senator, along with his wife, daughter and campaign aides were all killed in plane crash in northern Minnesota in 2002. The Democratic lawmaker was running for a third term. Wellstone died just…

Sen. Klobuchar Speaks Out Against Health Care Bill

The Republican health bill would make major cuts to Medicaid

WASHINGTON D.C. — Another Democrat is speaking out against the GOP health care bill. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said 32 percent of Minnesotans get treatment for opioid addiction through Medicaid. The Republican health bill would make major cuts to Medicaid. Sen. Klobuchar said the money is essential for the treatment of addiction. “Minnesota lost a favorite son to opioid addiction…