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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Senator for Minnesota

Klobuchar, a Democrat, is a senator from Minnesota and has served since Jan 4, 2007. Klobuchar is next up for reelection in 2018.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Klobuchar.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Klobuchar is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Klobuchar has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 95% American Civil Liberties Union: 94% NIAC Action: A The Club for Growth: 5% Americans for Prosperity: 3% FreedomWorks: 0%

Committee Membership

Amy Klobuchar sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Klobuchar was the primary sponsor of 25 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Klobuchar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Commerce (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Sports and Recreation (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Klobuchar’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Klobuchar’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay 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 ...
Yea 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 ...
Yea 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Nov 2017, Klobuchar missed 28 of 3,278 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: