Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator

Amy Klobuchar is a three-term U.S. senator from Minnesota and a former county prosecutor.

Unions and Workers

Supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and making it easier for workers to form unions.

Attended the National Forum on Wages and Working People on April 27.

Healthcare

Supports universal health coverage through a public option. Has sponsored a federal public option that would co-exist with employer-sponsored and other private insurance.

Immigration

Supports comprehensive immigration reform that includes the DREAM Act, border security, and an accountable path to earned citizenship. She has spoken out against the Trump Administration’s child separation policy.

Climate Change

Taking urgent action on climate change is a top priority of her candidacy, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions and investing in green jobs and infrastructure. Cosponsors the Green New Deal.

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Klobuchar Addresses Union Members, Focuses on Infrastructure Expansion

Klobuchar spoke to union members about the need to roll back tax breaks on corporations to invest in infrastructure expansion that will create good union jobs.

Klobuchar Touts Support for Free Community College and Refinancing Student Loans

Klobuchar, speaking to AFSCME members at a public services forum, highlighted her support for making higher education more affordable and criticized some plans floated by her opponents that would cover free college for anyone.

Klobuchar Discusses Her Plans to Improve Unions Rights

Klobuchar met with women labor leaders at the Women’s Leaders Rising Forum across the Midwest. “The first thing you need to do is make it easy for people to organize,” Klobuchar said.

Klobuchar Introduces Legislation to Allow Married Couples to Qualify for Medicaid without Depleting Savings When Caring for an Ill Spouse

A new bill introduced by Klobuchar would make “spousal impoverishment protections” permanent for Medicaid-covered home- and community-based services. Without passage of this or a similar bill, the protections put in place 30 years ago to ensure that married couples have access to Medicaid--without having to completely deplete their savings--are set to expire.

Klobuchar’s Plan for Seniors Aims to Secure Retirement Options and Lower Drug Prices Under Medicare

Klobuchar’s plan for seniors would “lift the Social Security payroll cap, create a portable personal savings account requiring a minimum employer contribution and push to let retirees keep their earned pensions.”

Klobuchar Unveils Plan to Address Medical Needs of America's Aging Population

Sen. Amy Klobuchar unveiled a plan to provide a cure and treatment options for some of the most aggressive chronic conditions facing the country's elderly population, including Alzheimer's disease, by 2025.

Klobuchar Outlines Plan to Make Higher Education Affordable

Klobuchar supports expanding Pell grants and making two-year community college free but does not back plans to make all public college free because she believes it’s not affordable.

Klobuchar Announces Plan to Invest in Mental Health Services

Klobuchar’s plan includes support for suicide prevention, addiction and healthcare workers to meet growing needs.

Klobuchar Unveils $100 billion Addiction and Mental-Health Plan

Klobuchar released a $100 billion plan to support people with drug and alcohol addiction and improve mental health care.

Klobuchar Speaks About the Need to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 and Stop Companies from Interfering With Workers’ Freedom to Form Unions

Klobuchar spoke at a forum about her support for the Fight for $15 movement and the need to do more to prevent businesses from interfering with working people forming unions.

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