Amy Jean Klobuchar is an American politician and lawyer. She is currently serving as a Senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She was born in Plymouth, Minnesota on May 20th, 1960. She is a member of the democratic party and the Minnesota democratic farmer labor party.
She is the first woman to be elected as a senator for Minnesota and is one of twenty female senators serving in the 113th United States Congress. Minnesota’s affiliate of the Democratic Party , she previously served as the Hennepin County attorney.
Amy went to public schools in Plymouth and she was a valedictorian at Wayzata High school. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science magna cum laude in 1982 from Yale University. She spent her time in Yale as an intern for the Vice-president and former senator Walter Mondale.
Senator Amy Klobuchar enrolled at the University of Chicago Law school after graduating from Yale. She served as an associate editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and got her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude in 1985.
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Amy Klobuchar Quotes on Politics/Government/Obama
As elected officials, we were sent to the halls of government by our neighbors to do their work – and much work needs to be done. Remembering our shared experiences with the people we represent makes us better and more accountable civil servants.Amy Klobuchar
As president, Barack Obama has the potential to finally bring our country together to meet the enormous challenges ahead. This includes restoring economic prosperity, moving toward energy independence, delivering affordable health care for all, and implementing a responsible, effective foreign policy.Amy Klobuchar
You have a Republican House, close numbers in the Senate, a Democratic president. If we’re going to move forward at all as a country, we’re going to have to do it by standing together.Amy Klobuchar
The 2008 presidential election was a triumph of hope and unity over fear and divisiveness. Barack Obama’s election reshapes America’s political landscape and wipes away the false geography of ‘red states’ and ‘blue states’.Amy Klobuchar
It is illegal for foreign entities to buy political ads in the United States. But that didn’t stop the purchase of thousands of political ads on Facebook, paid for – in rubles – by foreigners.Amy Klobuchar
Trudeau, like President Barack Obama, is a champion of change.Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar Quotes on Economy
Well, I think the way to go is civil unions. But I do think when you talk about the Republican Party and the debates that are going on within the Republican Party on a number of issues, what I’m hoping is that they will get to a point where they will work with us on moving forward with this economy.Amy Klobuchar
It is time for us to make a real commitment to our rural communities by expanding broadband, by supporting our farmers, by building affordable housing and taking on rural poverty. That’s how we leave no one behind.Amy Klobuchar
We’ve got to get things done. We’ve got an economy that is stabilized, but not moving ahead.Amy Klobuchar
It is wrong when we, in effect, throw safe and sound financial institutions into the same category with banks and lenders that climbed too far out on a limb with no way to return.Amy Klobuchar
Ultimately, the success of America’s market economy depends on trust. This includes trust between buyers and sellers, between lenders and borrowers, and between investors and the companies in which they invest.Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar Quotes on Domestic Violence/Trafficking/Security
It doesn’t take a bruise or a broken bone for a child to be a victim of domestic violence. Kids who witness domestic violence are victims, too.Amy Klobuchar
I have worked positively and successfully with Senator Sessions on issues like adoption and human trafficking.Amy Klobuchar
There must always be a balance between protecting privacy and security. In our country, one of the ways we have struck that balance is by requiring a court order before law enforcement can access certain communications of and data on suspects.Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar Quotes on Rights/Justice/Terrorism
As a prosecutor and a senator, one of my main criminal justice priorities has been enforcing and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a bill with deep roots in Minnesota, seeds planted by former Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila.Amy Klobuchar
Finally, a good prosecutor knows that her job is to enforce the law without fear or favor. Likewise, a Supreme Court Justice must interpret the laws without fear or favor.Amy Klobuchar
I’m looking for a Justice who appreciates the awesome responsibility that she will be given, if confirmed. A Justice who understands the gravity of the office and who respects the very different roles that the Constitution provides for each of the three branches of government.Amy Klobuchar
The continued vitality of our Constitution and the survival of each freedom it protects depend upon the right to vote and the vibrant democracy it affords us. In short, the right to vote underlies each of our other rights.Amy Klobuchar
One thing is certain: we will not be successful in this fight against ISIS and other extremist groups unless countries in the region are a major part of the coalition.Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar Quotes on Healthcare
Families fighting childhood cancer should not have to worry about where they’re going to get the next dose of the drug they need to save.Amy Klobuchar
I believe we can incentivize more affordable health care in general by better regulating insurance and creating meaningful competition for health care services.Amy Klobuchar
We have to do a better job of putting some rules on the insurance companies.Amy Klobuchar
I would prefer a public option that would be a competitive option that would allow people to buy into a Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, which is a series of private plans.Amy Klobuchar
Before we even consider expanding Medicare, or another program based on its rates, we must reform our Medicare payment system so that it rewards value, not volume, and doesn’t disadvantage states like Minnesota that provide high-quality care in an efficient way.Amy Klobuchar
Competition is the best way to ensure prescription drugs are affordable.Amy Klobuchar
We can’t just say the right thing on lowering the cost of prescription drugs: we have to do the right thing, too.Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar Quotes on Environment
Working together, we can meet our shared goal to combat climate change. From harmonizing vehicle emissions standards to using our trading relationship to boost investment in clean energy, the actions the United States and Canada take together will help both nations meet international goals.Amy Klobuchar
Other Amy Klobuchar Quotes
I wanted to be a librarian.Amy Klobuchar
I am deeply troubled by Mylan’s misclassification of the EpiPen as a generic drug.Amy Klobuchar
There are many fronts in the fight to make voting easier for all.Amy Klobuchar
Who would know but ten years ago that kids would be texting each other all the time, that that would be one of their main forms of communication. And so many times, these kids know more about the technology than their parents. And so many times, we’re putting kids in very adult situations and expecting them to behave like they’re 40 years old.Amy Klobuchar
In my job you can’t just put your head in the sand and throw partisan bombshells. You have to get results.Amy Klobuchar
We had a few tragic accidents in our state, as they’ve had in every state, from train crashes on down. And really, no text is worth dying for; that is our message to young people. And this is such a new phenomenon when you look at the number of texts and how they’ve increased exponentially in just the last few years.Amy Klobuchar
Every so often you might have an outburst in the gallery. That’s one of the most exciting things that happen because then you can say, ‘Unless there’s an order we will call the Sergeant at Arms.’ And that sounds really scary.Amy Klobuchar
I remember when I was prosecutor we had truancy and curfew issues and we made a refrigerator magnet, and that was hot with parents. They loved putting it up on the wall and saying, you know, if you don’t follow these rules, you could get prosecuted.Amy Klobuchar
Sometimes people have different views on different issues.Amy Klobuchar
So many times, these kids know more about technology than their parents. And so many times, we’re putting kids in very adult situations and expecting them to behave like they’re 40 years old. Well, that’s just not going to happen.Amy Klobuchar
Well, it is so difficult right now when you look out on the road and how fast people go and the more and more cars you see out there, for teenagers, you’d think a kid that literally, a few years before, was sitting back in a car seat in the back seat is now behind the wheel.Amy Klobuchar
When I was a kid, school recess and physical education class were times for kids to run around and play games.Amy Klobuchar
My husband is the first man to consistently be involved in the Senate Spouses group.Amy Klobuchar
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