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Senator Amy Klobuchar

Working for the People of Minnesota

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Klobuchar celebrates National Adoption Day with families at Children's Home Society and Family Services in St. Paul, MN.

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Sen. Klobuchar honors America's servicemembers, past and present, in Madison, MN on Veteran's Day.

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Sen. Klobuchar visits the mining operations at Hibbing Taconite which has been hiring workers on the Iron Range in recent months.

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Sen. Klobuchar leads a forum at Augsburg University to discuss how to better protect children and youth in an online world.

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Sen. Klobuchar and college basketball coaches from across the nation speak about the progress made in the fight against cancer.

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Sen. Klobuchar helps lead a celebration for Fury Motors in Lake Elmo remaining in business along with Fury owners Jim and Tom Leonard and Mayor Dean Johnson.

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Sen. Klobuchar joins Amy Roden, the 2010 American Honey Princess, and Minnesota honey producers and beekeepers at a State Fair event in support of the U.S. honey industry.

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Senator Klobuchar joins participants at a rest stop for the United Health Ride 2 Recovery on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol.

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Senator Klobuchar, Rep. Jim Oberstar, and local officials break ground at the new Bemidji airport expansion project.

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Senator Klobuchar and MN Attorney General Lori Swanson highlight actions needed to prevent the spread of Asian carp in the Mississippi River and Great Lakes.

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Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Ron Kind are joined by MN Farmers Union Vice President Gary Wertish to discuss how their legislation will protect farmland and improve water quality in the Upper Midwest.

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Senator Klobuchar assesses storm damage in Wadena with Mayor Wayne Wolden, Sheriff Mike Carr, and Scott Dau, whose local business was destroyed by a tornado.

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Amy joins Pipestone Mayor Laurie Ness and Marisa Kadlec from Rochester at the Pipestone Water Tower Festival

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Senator Klobuchar congratulates Byron Bjorklund, owner of Custom Catering by Short Stop in St. Cloud, on being named the Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year.

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Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Peterson help open the new Alexandria VA clinic last year. Klobuchar's bill to name the clinic after Max Beilke, an Alexandria veteran killed on Sept. 11, 2001, was signed into law on May 5.

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Senator Klobuchar and a Coast Guard officer discuss recovery efforts for the Gulf Coast oil spill aboard a Coast Guard plane during a flyover of the site.

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Senator Klobuchar tours the Digi-Key Corporation facility in Thief River Falls. The company plans to hire an additional 400 employees this year.

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Sen. Klobuchar lends a hand in Moorhead by filling sandbags in preparation for spring flooding in the Red River Valley.

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Senator Klobuchar and other members join President Obama for the signing of the Travel Promotion Act.

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Senator Klobuchar gets a lesson on canoe making at Wenonah Canoe in Winona, MN.

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Sen. Klobuchar, along with Sen. LeMieux, survey the destruction to Haiti's National Cathedral caused by the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

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Senator Klobuchar and U.S. troops show their support for the Minnesota Vikings while in Afghanistan

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Amy, John and Abigail join other Minnesotans to raise awareness for local hunger at the Mall of America on Thanksgiving morning

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Amy joins Cargill in Washington when company receives prestigious national Malcomb Baldridge Award

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Following a Veteran's day event, Senator Klobuchar shares a story with some of the attendees

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Senator Klobuchar holds an export summit for small businesses in Moorhead

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Senator Klobuchar and Attorney General Lori Swanson push for Medicare fraud provisions to be included in federal Health Care Reform

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Senator Klobuchar joins U of M men's basketball coach Tubby Smith and Minnesotans from the American Cancer Society to discuss the importance of health care reform to the fight against cancer.

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At an event to highlight the plight of America's dairy farmers, Senator Klobuchar speaks with a dairy farmer as Maggie the cow looks on

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Amy greets Martin, a member of her Minnesota staff deployed in Iraq, along with his girlfriend Julia and his sister Emma

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Senator Klobuchar discusses elder care and long-term health care insurance at a public roundtable in Minnesota

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Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about the benefits of the First Time Homebuyer's tax credit at an event with a home buyer who used the tax credit to purchase her first home.

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Senator Klobuchar, a former prosecutor and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, greets Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor at her confirmation hearing.

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Vessey, thank Minnesota veterans and service members at the 5th Annual Troop Appreciation Fund Run-Walk.

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Senator Klobuchar Joins President Obama for the signing of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, which will protect taxpayers and help crack down on financial fraud.

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On Memorial Day, Senator Klobuchar met with and thanked Veterans throughout Minnesota, presenting them with U.S. flags flown over the U.S. Capitol.

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Klobuchar holds a forum in Brainerd focusing on the importance of a strong tourism industry for Minnesota. The hearing was titled: "The State of the Travel and Tourism Industry: The Minnesota Perspective."

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Senator Klobuchar met with and thanked U.S. Navy sailors from Minnesota aboard the USS McCain during her recent visit to Japan.

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At a press conference, Klobuchar called on the Senate to provide the government with the tools necessary to prosecute mortgage and corporate fraud that has helped contribute to the current economic conditions.

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Klobuchar held a roundtable at Washburn Elementary in Bloomington to hear views on education reform and the federal No Child Left Behind law, which is up for reauthorization by Congress this year.

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Sen. Klobuchar and Sen. McCain visit the prison where McCain was held captive for 6 years. The stop was part of their Congressional visit to Vietnam, China and Japan to discuss economic and security issues.

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After touring the flooding in northwestern Minnesota, Klobuchar handed out lunch to the hundreds of first responders, public safety officers and volunteers working to protect the region.

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Senator Klobuchar congratulated Jose Hernandez of Minneapolis after he was awarded a medal from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for his heroic actions during the I-35W bridge collapse.

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Senator Klobuchar convenes a roundtable in Minnesota focusing on the importance of food safety in the wake of recent peanut butter recalls.

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Klobuchar speaks in support of Eric Holder for Attorney General during a Judiciary Committee hearing.

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Senator Klobuchar talks with Minnesotans attending her inauguration open house. The open house featured Minnesota foods ranging from Austin Spam puffs to Iron Range potica.

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Senator Klobuchar speaks with Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack about the importance of a strong agricultural economy at Vilsack's confirmation hearing.

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Senator Klobuchar hosts a roundtable in Minnesota on the importance of high speed internet for rural communities.

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Senator Klobuchar and her family discuss safe toys and make a donation to Toys for Tots, a holiday charity run by the Marine Corps Reserve.

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Sen. Klobuchar speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to restore Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.

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Seeking to strengthen America's health care system, Senator Klobuchar hosts a national health care summit featuring top health care professionals from around the country.

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During Minnesota's Winter Hazard Awareness Week, Senator Klobuchar announced new federal legislation to protect people against the deadly dangers of carbon monoxide.

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Senator Klobuchar tests drives a solar car that is part of a car sharing fleet of hybrid plug-ins in the Twin Cities.

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Standing outside a home that recently exploded due to a natural gas leak caused by the theft of copper pipes, Sen. Klobuchar announced new legislation to stem the growing epidemic of copper thefts.

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Senator Klobuchar joins her colleagues to champion the Senate passage of a measure to extend alternative energy tax credits.

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Klobuchar speaks about the challenges facing middle class families after being honored as "Best in Congress" by Working Mother Magazine.

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Bright and early at 6:00 a.m. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Minnesotans from across the state for the opening of the 2008 State Fair.

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Senator Klobuchar reviews progress on the new 35W bridge with workers.

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Senator Klobuchar addresses the Saint Paul-based 34th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Minnesota National Guard at a departure ceremony in Fort Sill, prior to their deployment to Iraq.

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Senator Klobuchar joined Lilly Ledbetter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Mikulski and Clinton outside the Capitol to push for equal pay for women.

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Senator Klobuchar welcomed 14-year-old Liza Stoner of Minneapolis to the nation's capital after a 1,500-mile bike ride designed to increase public awareness for the need of the next generation of electric cars.

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Speaking with health care leaders and senior advocates at Park Nicollet's Methodist Hospital, Sen. Klobuchar said that reform of the Medicare system must aim for "the best care at the best price."

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Sen. Klobuchar joined the University of Minnesota-Duluth Women's Hockey Team at a White House ceremony to congratulate them on winning the 2007-2008 National Championship.

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Klobuchar calls for an energy policy to help American consumers as they struggle to pay for skyrocketing gas prices.

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As oil companies post record profits, Sen. Klobuchar outlines plans for immediate relief for American consumers and long-term solutions to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.

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Sen. Klobuchar questions the CEOs of Delta and Northwest during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee concerning the proposed merger of the two airlines.

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Sen. Klobuchar speaks with college officials, including Jacqueline Johnson, the Chancellor of the U of M Morris, at a hearing Klobuchar chaired on the role of universities and colleges in battling climate change.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) meet with Minnesota mayors and police chiefs in an effort to save the COPS program, putting more officers on the streets of local communities.

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Senator Klobuchar's legislation to ban lead in children's products and keep toxic toys off store shelves passed the Senate on March 6.

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Sen. Klobuchar and her family visit the Ransavage family of Hopkins. Klobuchar helped Andrew and Michelle finally bring home their adopted daughter, Mia, from China after months of delay.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke at the Marketplace of Ideas conference with North Dakota Agriculture Secretary Roger Johnson and Senator Kent Conrad as part of her Main Street tour focusing on economic issues.

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Although 6-year-old Abigail Taylor did not recover from severe injuries suffered in a Minnesota swimming pool, she and her family inspired a new pool safety law to protect children in the future.

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Senator Klobuchar visits Boise Cascade in International Falls as part of her 2008 Main Street tour which focuses on economic issues.

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Sen. Klobuchar unveils legislation to help families care for their aging family members.

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Sen. Klobuchar stands on the Greenland Ice Sheet - land that has seen record melting in recent years.

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Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Tim Walz meet with Southeastern Minnesota homeowners concerned about their flood-damaged homes and community.

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Sen. Klobuchar surveys the I-35W bridge disaster with the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Latest News

Klobuchar's Bipartisan Adoption Bill Signed into Law

12/01/10

Legislation will allow siblings up to the age of 18 to remain together in international adoptions

Klobuchar Announces Passage of Food Safety Modernization Act in the Senate

11/30/10

Legislation includes Klobuchar provision based on Minnesota model to help prevent outbreaks and improve response to food safety issues

Klobuchar Fights Organized Retail Crime

11/24/10

MINNEAPOLIS (Wednesday, November 24, 2010) – Minnesota law enforcement and retail industry representatives joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar at the downtown Minneapolis Target store to announce efforts to combat the problem of organized retail crime.

Klobuchar Announces Bipartisan Asian Carp Bill Passes Senate

11/19/10

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced today that the bipartisan Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act has passed the Senate unanimously. Klobuchar is an original cosponsor of this bill, which was introduced by Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and George Voinovich (R-OH).  The bill would prohibit the importation and transportation of Asian carp, an invasive species that has created problems throughout the lower Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

Senator Klobuchar's Offices

302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main Line: 202-224-3244
Main Fax: 202-228-2186
Toll Free: 1-888-224-9043

1200 Washington Avenue South, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Main Line: 612-727-5220
Main Fax: 612-727-5223
Toll Free: 1-888-224-9043

1134 7th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Main Line: 507-288-5321
Fax: 507-288-2922

121 4th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Main Line: 218-287-2219
Fax: 218-287-2930

Olcott Plaza, Suite 105
820 9th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792
Main Line: 218-741-9690
Fax: 218-741-3692

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Banner photography courtesy of the Paul Stafford of ExploreMinnesota and Iron Range Resources and Rehabiliation Board
Photo Gallery Ethics Reform photo courtesy of Chuck Kennedy at MCT
Grand Forks Herald photo by Eric Hylden

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