Amy Klobuchar
yesterday at 18:40. Facebook
Today I spoke with Minnesota firefighters and Dr. Jeff Mandel from the University of Minnesota about the health risks firefighters confront after the flames have been put out. Research suggests that their exposure to fumes and toxins leads to a higher rate of cancer. That's why I introduced a bill last week with a bipartisan group of senators to create a national registry for firefighters...
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Amy Klobuchar
02/19/2017 at 18:32. Facebook
Gustavus Adolphus College just won the College Ballot Bowl, a competition between Minnesota's colleges to register the most students to vote. Our state had the nation's highest voter turnout in the last election -- thanks, in part, to same-day registration. Last week, I introduced a bill with Senator Jon Tester that would expand same-day registration to every state and help Americans make...
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Gustavus Awarded For Ballot Bowl Win

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Amy Klobuchar
02/18/2017 at 14:55. Facebook
Helping Minnesota families navigate the international adoption process is so important to my office. Very glad that the Rahmes in Mankato were united with their adopted baby from Lebanon after waiting nearly one year.

Mankato Couple Brings Home Adopted Child After 11 Months

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Amy Klobuchar
02/15/2017 at 16:14. Facebook
It's clear this goes well beyond Michael Flynn. Reports that Trump aides had repeated contact with Russian intelligence agents before the election are deeply concerning. Two things must happen: (1) Jeff Sessions has a conflict under the law and must recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation; and (2) To augment the Intelligence Committee and Justice Department investigations,...
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Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

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Amy Klobuchar
02/14/2017 at 16:24. Facebook
We need to know the full extent of the Administration's contact with the Russian government during the campaign and transition, including what was said, what was done, and who knew about it. Russia tried to undermine the U.S. election and that was confirmed by 17 intelligence agencies well before the transition was underway. Michael Flynn's resignation raises questions that must be answered.

Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser

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Remember to send a card for Valentine's Day, and here's an idea. James Wiitamaki, a Vietnam War vet now battling cancer at the St. Cloud VA, took an ad out in the paper asking for letters. His great niece Becky interns in my office and on Friday delivered one from me. There are thousands of vets across Minnesota who, just like James, would love to get a note from their neighbors, and there's...
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James Wiitamaki wanted some letters. He got some letters

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Over the last two days I visited with Minnesotans in 10 counties across Southern and Western Minnesota. From a manufacturing floor in Owatonna to a biofuels plant in Claremont to Madelia's rebuilt Main Street, rural Minnesotans were hard at work. The Mankato region's economic growth is incredible, and it was fun to cap it all off at the statewide Ducks Unlimited annual dinner in Willmar....
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Women small-business owners are a big part of rural Minnesota's economic resurgence! I'm on my 10-county rural economy tour and stopped in St. Peter to hear the small business retail success stories from these great women who have helped put St. Peter's retail on the map: Ashleigh Moelter of The Refinery Boutique, Carol Hayes of Contents and Cooks & Co., Margo O'Brien of St. Peter Food Co-op,...
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Thanks to some great local investors, farmers, and the stronger and consistent federal Renewable Fuel Standard, Al-Corn Clean Fuel's ethanol plant in Claremont, Minnesota is expanding! It was a balmy February day, and I enjoyed my visit with the board of directors and workers! Rural Minnesota is the place to be today (and tomorrow).
Today, an appeals court ruled that the refugee/travel ban will not be reinstated. When a "vetting rule" isn't vetted, a check and balance from the independent judiciary is inevitable. The President's executive order has caused chaos for families, businesses, and communities across our country.

Federal appeals court maintains suspension of Trump’s immigration order

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My mom (pictured below) was a public school teacher and taught second grade until she was seventy-years-old. She sent me to public school, and my daughter went to public school too. My mom taught me that every child deserves a good education -- and that means that our nation's Secretary of Education must work every day to make that possible. As I announced two weeks ago, I am voting NO on...
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Was on ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos this A.M. with a focus on Russia, refugees, and courts (as in the "so-called" judges). Our founders set up three equal branches of government for a reason: checks and balances were put in place to constrain unbridled power. And, as I noted on the show, being bold is different than being rash. When a "vetting rule" is never vetted, you get chaos...
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Video: Sen. Amy Klobuchar: 'I Really Do Resent' Comparison of US Leaders to Vladimir Putin

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This week, I pressed the CEO of kaléo, a pharmaceutical company, for answers about the high prices of its products that treat food allergies and opioid overdoses. $4,500 is just too much to pay, and skyrocketing prescription drug prices are hurting Americans across the country. Families need affordable options.

Senator asks Kaleo to explain $4,500 pricetag for overdose, allergy devices

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Wanted to make sure you saw this story...I met Vladimir Kara-Murza through Senator John McCain last year. Vladimir is an incredibly courageous person who has stood up against Russian aggression and human rights violations for years. He was poisoned two years ago and survived and is very sick now again. This is why we introduced the bipartisan bill last month for sanctions and why we must stand...
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Opinion | An activist is mysteriously ill in Russia, and the U.S. needs to speak up

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Last week, I met Samira Dahir, a Somali refugee who lives in Minneapolis, and two of her daughters. Like so many families in America, their lives had been turned upside down by the President's executive order targeting refugees. For over three years, Samira had been trying to bring her third daughter to the U.S., and just when she was on her way, the order stranded the four-year-old in Uganda....
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Back in August, after reports that the price of EpiPen had gone up 500%, I asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Mylan was involved in anticompetitive activities. This week, the FTC launched that investigation. That's a good thing. We need to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable and also pass permanent solutions to lower the costs of prescription drugs.

Mylan Faces U.S. Antitrust Investigation on EpiPen

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This morning, U.S. Senator Al Franken and I met two little girls. They are waiting for their four-year-old sister to join them in the U.S., but she is stranded because of the President's executive order targeting refugees. This is wrong. I met one man who is an engineer at 3M and now can't visit his mom, another who is a former United States Marine and was in tears as he talked about the...
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Here is one of the stories from the article of the people who were detained at Kennedy Airport when the order took effect at midnight:

Mr. Darweesh worked as an interpreter for the Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Baghdad and Mosul starting shortly after the invasion of Iraq on April 1,...
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Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports, Prompting Legal Challenges to Trump’s Immigration Order

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