Amy KlobucharU.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar is a three-term U.S. senator from Minnesota and a former county prosecutor.
Unions and Workers
Attended the National Forum on Wages and Working People on April 27.
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.
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.
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 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, 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 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 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.”
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 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’s plan includes support for suicide prevention, addiction and healthcare workers to meet growing needs.
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.