Read our 2016 Report Card for Klobuchar.
Our unique analysis of the bills Klobuchar has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Klobuchar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Amy Klobuchar sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
- Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Joint Economic Committee
- Joint Committee on the Library
- Joint Committee on Printing
- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
Klobuchar was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 83: Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act
- S. 2974 (114th): A bill to ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes.
- S. 2949 (114th): Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2016
- S. 179 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial ...
- S. 166 (114th): Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015
- S. 2655 (113th): EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2014
- S. 2522 (113th): A bill to designate the James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway and the James L. Oberstar National Scenic Byway in the State of Minnesota.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Klobuchar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Health (19%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Commerce (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Klobuchar’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1822: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit amounts ...
- S. 1812: A bill to amend the Clayton Act to modify the standard for an ...
- S. 1811: Merger Enforcement Improvement Act
- S.Res. 238: A resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary and honoring the victims of the collapse ...
- S. 1688: Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices Act of 2017
- S. 1660: Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act
- S. 1544: No Funds for Cyber Coordination with Russia Act of 2017
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 4302 (113th): Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Mar 31, 2014. Bill Passed 64/35.
Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which would prevent ICD-10 from being implemented at all without further Congressional approval, has been introduced in House and ...
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
S. 1927 (110th): Protect America Act of 2007
Aug 3, 2007. Bill Passed 60/28.
The Protect America Act of 2007 (PAA), (Pub.L. 110–55, 121 Stat. 552, enacted by S. 1927), is a controversial amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on August 5, 2007. It removed the ...
From Jan 2007 to Sep 2017, Klobuchar missed 28 of 3,201 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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