Klobuchar is the senior senator from Minnesota and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 4, 2007. Klobuchar’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Klobuchar.
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.
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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 30 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 96: Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
- S. 1536: Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act
- S. 182: Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act
- 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 ...
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 at least about half 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:
Health (18%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Commerce (9%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Klobuchar’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3604: RTP Full Funding Act of 2018
- S.Res. 670: A resolution recognizing the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone ...
- S. 3536: Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2018
- S.Res. 631: A resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Indian Civil Rights Act and ...
- S.Res. 640: A resolution recognizing September 25, 2018, as “National Voter Registration Day”.
- S. 3396: Intercountry Adoption Advisory Committee Act of 2018
- S.Res. 617: A resolution recognizing The American Legion for 100 years of service to veterans ...
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On the Nomination PN1413: Charles Barnes Goodwin, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma
Aug 28, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 52/42.
On the Nomination PN1411: Kurt D. Engelhardt, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
May 9, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 62/34.
On the Nomination PN1423: David Ryan Stras, of Minnesota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit
Jan 30, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 56/42.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
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 Oct 2018, Klobuchar missed 31 of 3,562 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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