Amy Klobuchar
03/22/2017 at 14:53. Facebook
We've made a lot of progress in cracking down on illegal steel dumping. Blast furnaces are firing back up and workers are returning to the job at mines across Northeastern Minnesota. Still, there are too many Minnesotans not yet back to work. We need to have their backs. That's why I introduced a bill with U.S. Senator Al Franken and US Rep Rick Nolan to help make sure American workers...
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Delegation vies to ensure steelworkers’ benefits

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Amy Klobuchar
yesterday at 19:27. Facebook
Share this graphic with your family, friends, and neighbors. And tell the Administration: Don't go breaking the Heartland with this budget.
Amy Klobuchar
03/20/2017 at 16:36. Facebook
The Douglases had their home in Delano burglarized and vandalized with racist graffiti last week. And over the past few months, the St. Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Community Centers have both received bomb threats. Hate has no place in our state. Thousands of Delano citizens turned out last night to say just that. And that's what I said when I spoke with Mrs. Douglas and met with Jewish...
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Klobuchar seeks money to fight anti-Semitic threats

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Amy Klobuchar
03/20/2017 at 01:57. Facebook
PLEASE SHARE: Many of you have heard the outrageous choices in the Trump budget -- hits to Meals on Wheels, funding of the arts, a 28% cut to the State Department, 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few. But here are 10 things you may not have heard about that hit us right in the Heartland, things that matter to Minnesota and all of rural America. Share this graphic and...
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Amy Klobuchar
03/17/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Minnesota! It was fun to celebrate with Minnesotans as the Grand Marshall of St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day Parade. In the words of an old Irish blessing, "May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home."
Amy Klobuchar
03/16/2017 at 17:42. Facebook
Talked with ESPN's Andy Katz and ABC News' Rick Klein about March Madness, women in sports, and my dad's long career as a sports writer! Check out my interview while you get ready to watch the Gophers take on (and take down) Middle Tennessee this afternoon. SKI-U-MAH!

Video: 'Capitol Games' with Senator Amy Klobuchar

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Amy Klobuchar
03/15/2017 at 19:01. Facebook
The Great Lakes are a national treasure and so important in Minnesota. That's why, as Vice-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, I'm working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to stand up against cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. This initiative helps protect the Great Lakes' health, ecosystem, and water quality and has strong bipartisan support in Congress....
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office put out its analysis of the House Republicans' healthcare proposal and here's what it found: The GOP proposal would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 14 million by 2018 and 24 million by 2026. To give you a sense of 24 million, that's more than four times the population of our state. That's just unacceptable.

Affordable Care Act revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects

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Today I spoke at the Center for American Progress about the connection between strong antitrust enforcement and a strong economy. More competition lowers prices for consumers, boosts small business growth, reduces income inequality, and increases innovation. With the wave of mergers and attempts to consolidate economic power, we need to step up antitrust enforcement. Our economy depends on it....
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Senator Klobuchar's Antitrust Speech at the Center for American Progress

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Tomorrow the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will offer its analysis of the healthcare proposal put forward by House Republicans. Here's what we already know: Their plan would give $117 billion in tax cuts over the next decade to individuals with wages over $200,000 ($250,000 for married couples), while taking four years off the life of the Medicare Trust Fund. We need to find ways to...
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House GOP health bill adds up to big tax cut for the rich

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What a game! Great job Minnesota Men's Basketball. Now on to the semifinals! #SkiUMah

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Too many Minnesotans -- from teenagers in rural areas to superstars like Prince -- have died after taking synthetic opioids. Sometimes these drugs are shipped from China to U.S. traffickers through our postal system. That's why Senator Rob Portman and I introduced a new bill to help customs agents and the DEA detect packages containing these drugs and keep them out of our country. As Senator...
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Stop trafficking of synthetic heroin through the mail

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Check out these ice cream flavors Milkjam Creamery came up with for Women's History Month. It's an honor to be between Rosa Parks and Michelle Obama. And thanks to Grace for the photo.
Conservation is important in Minnesota. Two concerns from this week -- 1) The results of a study with implications for strengthening our ability to defend the Great Lakes from invasive carp was delayed with no reason provided. 2) Proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could be so drastic that our state would be unable to perform essential roles like radon detection and...
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Proposed EPA cuts would hit Minnesota hard

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At his confirmation hearing, I asked A.G. Sessions, "Do you have any reason to doubt the accuracy of the conclusion reached by our 17 intelligence agencies that, in fact, Russia used cyberattacks to attempt to influence this last election?" He replied, "I have no reason to doubt that." Then last night on Fox, he said he didn't know. The American people deserve answers. We need an independent...
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Sessions breaks with intelligence agencies, says he doesn’t know if Russia wanted Trump to win

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President Obama told Vladimir Putin and the world that he wouldn't roll back Russian sanctions THREE DAYS before Attorney General Sessions met with the Russian ambassador in September. And then Michael Flynn called the Russian ambassador the same day that President Obama expanded sanctions. We need to know what happened at Attorney General Sessions' meeting, whether he discussed sanctions, and...
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Sen. Klobuchar: Our democracy is at stake

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Attorney General Sessions should recuse himself from investigations related to Russian interference in our democracy. He said he would if there was a conflict of interest, and it is clear that there is.

Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose

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At last night's joint address, the President talked about supporting our veterans. One important way to do this is by helping our veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. We saw the real cost of this problem with the passing of National Guard veteran Amie Muller. She was stationed in Balad, Iraq next to one of the military's largest and most toxic burn pits. At just thirty-six-years-old, Amie...
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Hundreds say goodbye to Amie Muller, who sounded alarm over toxic risks for Iraq veterans

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Minnesota’s home to more than 10,000 people of Ukrainian descent -- and yesterday, I spoke and answered questions from hundreds who gathered at the Ukrainian Center. Thank you to U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch for skyping in! We covered a lot of ground, from Ukraine’s economic recovery to ways to strengthen diplomatic ties to foreign policy. One clear takeaway? The U.S. must continue to stand...
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On the road again in rural Minnesota! Friday, we kicked things off at a community meeting on broadband with Rep. Collin Peterson in Detroit Lakes, then had a chance to hear from the next generation of business leaders at Minnesota State University Moorhead. In Ada, I toured Weave Got Maille -- a growing company supporting manufacturing jobs with customers around the world. Yesterday in Fergus...
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