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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Democrat, Minnesota
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Office Phone: 202-225-3731
Committees:
Joint Economic
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Judiciary
Rules and Administration
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
11.8% of children are in poverty
12.5% of children under 6 are in poverty
4.5% of children are in extreme poverty
9.2% are food insecure
3.4% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Klobuchar on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored S.1242, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour over a period of seven years.

  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.

  • Klobuchar on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted against H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.337, the FAMILY Act, which would establish the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave and entitle individuals to a family and medical leave insurance payment for extended caregiving periods.

  • co-sponsored S.783, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which would provides for the identification of areas of need with respect to maternity care health professionals.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1354, the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act, which would establish a fund to provide for state individual market stabilization reinsurance programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1462, the Marketplace Certainty Act, which would amend the Affordable Care Act to gradually reduce subsidy payments to insurance companies.

  • co-sponsored S.1970, the Medicare-X Choice Act, which would create a public health care Medicare Exchange plan.

  • co-sponsored S.2001, the State Public Option Act, which would establish a public health care option through Medicaid.

  • co-sponsored S.2456, the CARA 2.0 Act, which would reauthorize the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and introduce new efforts to fight the opioid crisis.

  • co-sponsored S.2637, the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, which would provide for grants to esablish maternity and infant care initiatives and develop a set of measures for evaluating maternal and infant health.

  • Klobuchar on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.937, the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act, which would make the tax credit for adoption expenses refundable.

  • co-sponsored S.1638, the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act, which would prioritize youths aging out of the foster care system in federally assisted housing programs.

  • co-sponsored S.2961, the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act, which would increase funding to improve outcomes for children who have been abused.


  • Klobuchar on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.860, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize the JJDPA and provide for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1917, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, which would reform sentencing laws and corrections and include provisions on parole for juveniles, sealing of juvenile records, and juvenile solitary confinement.

  • Klobuchar on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.1945, the Keep Americans Safe Act, which would regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

  • co-sponsored S.2044, the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, which would prevent domestic abusers subject to a protective court order from purchasing or possessing guns.

  • co-sponsored S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban, which would criminalize the sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.

  • co-sponsored S.2492, the NICS Denial Notification Act, which would increase criminal enforcement of attempted gun purchases by prohibited individuals.

  • co-sponsored S.3300, the Untraceable Firearms Act, which would require that all guns be traceable and prohibits weapons made of materials undetectable by x-ray machines or other means.

  • co-sponsored S.3304, the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, which would prohibit the publication of 3D printer plans for the printing of firearms.

  • Klobuchar on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • co-sponsored S.2945, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which would establish a demonstration program to encourage families receiving housing voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas.

  • Klobuchar on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.klobuchar.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-3731.

    Klobuchar on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.1690, the CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize a program that provides campus-based child care for parents in college.

  • co-sponsored S.1806, the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would expand and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant and provide grants for funding high-quality preschool.

  • Klobuchar on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2572, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require local educational agencties to establish anti-bullying policies and prohibit bullying based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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