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Background

Experience

Senator, U.S. Senate (2006 - present); Hennepin County attorney (1998 - 2006)

Family
Married; Children: 1
Education
BA Political Science, Yale University,
JD, University of Chicago Law School,
Home Address
P.O. Box 18360
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Work Address
425 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

Klobuchar is a fourth-term U.S. Senator from Minnesota.  In 2016 the Democrats lost most of the Midwest to Trump, so some analysts believe a midwesterner could help defeat Trump.

Reporting Date: March 31, 2019

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?

Health Care

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?

VOTING RECORD

2019

Crime and Public Safety

S 1 (2019) - Reauthorizes a cooperation agreement with Jordan, authorizes sanctions against Syria, extends a loan gaurantee program with Israel, and increases protections for state and local governments that refuse to invest in or contract with companies which boycott Israel. - Voted for Middle East policy bill.
H J Res 46 (2019) - Ends the national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border declared by President Trump. - Voted to end national emergency.
S J Res 7 (2019) - Prevents the U.S. from fighting in or assisting in Yemen's civil war. - Voted to stop the U.S. from fighting in Yemen.

Economy, Budget and Taxes

S Amdt 5 (2019) - Republican bill to end the government shutdown and fund the government through September 2019. The bill includes $5.7 billion for a border wall. - Voted against moving this bill forward.
S Amdt 6 (2019) - Democratic bill to end the government shutdown and fund the government through September 2019. The bill does not include $5.7 billion for a border wall. - Voted to move this bill forward.
H J Res 31 (2019) - Final 2019 federal budget bill, including $1.4 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier on the border with Mexico, $415 million for humanitarian relief at the border, $12 billion for disaster relief, and $3.3 billion for highway and bridge infrastructure. - Voted for final 2019 budget bill.
2018

Crime and Public Safety

S 139 (2018) - Extends so-called "section 702" surveillance by the NSA under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. - Voted to reauthorize surveillance
S 756 (2018) - Makes various reforms to the criminal justice system, such as mandating de-escalation training for correctional officers, improving feminine hygiene for prisoners, and adding more leniency to sentences for non-violent offenders. - Voted for criminal justice reform

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HR 195 (2018) - Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through February 8, 2018. This bill also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. This bill does not include an extension of the immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or any other immigration-related policy. - Voted for temporary funding bill
S 2155 (2018) - Eases some of the financial regulations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. - Voted against easing Dodd-Frank regulations

Social Issues

HR 2 (2018) - "Farm bill" that authorizes a variety of agriculutral programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The final version of this bill did not include stricter work requirements for SNAP, as originally proposed.  The bill also legalizes industrial hemp. - Voted for farm bill
2017

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HR 1 (2017) - Reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, reduces the individual income tax rate for high earners from 39.6% to 37%, increases the income threshold to qualify for the alternative minimum tax, and repeals the mandate to purchase health insurance. - Voted against tax cut bill
HR 1370 (2017) - Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through January 19, 2018. - Voted against temporary funding bill
S Con Res 3 (2017) - Sets the federal budget. This bill also establishes rules that pave the way for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." - Voted against
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Voted to keep stricter rule on privacy of internet browsing data
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Voted to keep stricter rule on privacy of internet browsing data

Health Care

HR 1628 (2017) - "American Health Care Act" that repeals parts of the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare") and revises many health care laws.  For example, this bill would cap Medicaid funding, repeal various insurance coverage requirements, and replace the requirement to buy health insurance with a penalty the next time you get insurance if you allow your coverage to lapse. - Voted against moving this bill forward
H J Res 43 (2017) - Allows states to withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood. - Voted to continue federal funding for Planned Parenthood

Social Issues

H J Res 42 (2017) - Effectively allows states to drug test anybody claiming unemployment benefits or food stamps. - Voted to keep limits on drug tests for unemployment benefits and food stamps

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