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Amy Klobuchar on Abortion
Click here for 17 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Against criminalizing abortion & imprisoning doctors. (Jun 2019)
  • Repeal Hyde Amendment; fund Planned Parenthood. (Jun 2019)
  • Make abortions safe and make them rare. (Feb 2019)
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Jul 2006)
  • Decision between a woman and her doctor. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Budget & Economy
Click here for 14 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Focus on issues affecting small business, rural America. (Apr 2019)
  • Budget & Economy. (Aug 2015)
  • Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach. (Oct 2012)
  • Cut discretionary spending like �bridge to nowhere�. (Oct 2006)
  • Fiscal responsibility in our federal budget. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Civil Rights
Click here for 18 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Trump's failed to protect security of our elections. (May 2019)
  • Pushed for sexual harassment training in Senate. (May 2019)
  • Government must address integrity of elections. (Apr 2019)
  • Paper ballots allow audits, ensure election integrity. (Mar 2019)
  • Reparations can mean investing in communities. (Mar 2019)
  • Anti-gay discrimination is bad for business. (Feb 2019)
  • Hired 30% lawyers of color in County Prosecutor's office. (Aug 2015)
  • Supports civil unions and equal rights for gay partners. (Jan 2006)
  • No constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites. (Apr 2018)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Amy Klobuchar on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Update law, but treat tech companies on case by case basis. (Mar 2019)
  • I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships. (Oct 2012)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Amy Klobuchar on Crime
Click here for 11 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Abolish capital punishment. (Jul 2019)
  • Reduce mandatory minimum sentences. (Jul 2019)
  • Supports prison reform & treatment over punishment. (May 2019)
  • We must address human trafficking abroad and domestically. (Jul 2016)
  • Victims want convictions, but also want to trust courts. (Aug 2015)
  • People who break the law need to be held accountable. (Aug 2015)
  • Lock up predatory sex offenders indefinitely. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Amy Klobuchar on Drugs
Click here for 9 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Legalize marijuana, but no expungement. (Jul 2019)
  • Fund treatment & mental health with opioid tax. (May 2019)
  • Opioid manufacturers should help fund treatment. (May 2019)
  • Use drug courts; diversity in law enforcement. (Apr 2019)
  • Reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Mar 2019)
  • Opioid companies should fund addiction treatment. (Feb 2019)
  • More resources to fight the meth epidemic. (Oct 2006)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Amy Klobuchar on Education
Click here for 11 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Boost teacher pay. (Jul 2019)
  • Magic genie could fix college cost; I'd focus on Pell Grants. (Jun 2019)
  • Address student debt in ways beyond free college. (Apr 2019)
  • Loan forgiveness for those taking public service jobs. (Apr 2019)
  • I am not for free four-year college for all. (Feb 2019)
  • Free community college; expand Pell Grants. (Feb 2019)
  • No Child Left Behind is an unfunded mandate. (Jan 2006)
  • Expand early childhood education opportunities. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Mar 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Energy & Oil
Click here for 21 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Would rejoin climate pact & propose new legislation. (Apr 2019)
  • Open to carbon tax, but without increased prices. (Apr 2019)
  • Green New Deal is aspirational; don't over-promise. (Feb 2019)
  • Green New Deal opens discussion on climate change. (Feb 2019)
  • Rejoin Paris climate deal; meet UN goals. (Feb 2019)
  • 2007: increased gas-mileage standards. (Aug 2015)
  • Invest in homegrown, renewable energy sources. (Jan 2006)
  • Gas gouging penalty against oil companies. (Jan 2006)
  • National strategy to address global warming. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Amy Klobuchar on Environment
Click here for 12 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Support nuclear power. (Jul 2019)
  • Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range. (Jun 2018)
  • I don't think manure is toxic waste. (Aug 2015)
  • Preserve open spaces, farmlands, hunting lands, & wetlands. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Amy Klobuchar on Families & Children
Click here for 7 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • 1996 AdWatch: my daughter endorses 48 hour stay for new moms. (Aug 2015)
  • Daughter's "drive-by birth" inspired 48-hour maternal stay. (Aug 2015)
  • Allow adoption of older kids to keep siblings together. (Aug 2015)
  • Strengthen Family and Medical Leave Act. (Jan 2006)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Amy Klobuchar on Foreign Policy
Click here for 21 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Talking to North Korea good, working with allies better. (Jun 2019)
  • Iran nuclear deal was imperfect but made us more safe. (Jun 2019)
  • Military an option in Venezuela, but focus on diplomacy. (Mar 2019)
  • Stand with our allies, invest in diplomacy. (Feb 2019)
  • Fight ISIS Internet recruiting, but don't indict Islam. (Jun 2016)
  • Tackle terrorist groups, and stand up for Israel. (Aug 2015)
  • Internationalism should include humanitarian policies. (Aug 2015)
  • When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated +4 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Dec 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Apr 2013)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Amy Klobuchar on Free Trade
Click here for 14 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Demand changes to NAFTA; use tariffs to crack down. (Jul 2019)
  • Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA. (Jul 2019)
  • Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries. (Jul 2019)
  • China trade problems are real; use allies, not broad tariffs. (Jun 2019)
  • Increase jobs by exporting, and enforcing against dumping. (Aug 2015)
  • Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs. (Apr 2015)
  • I will fight for fair trade. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes CAFTA. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Government Reform
Click here for 18 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Election Security Act: mandate paper ballots. (Jul 2019)
  • Automatically register citizens to vote when they turn 18. (Mar 2019)
  • Honest Ads Act: no more foreign meddling in elections. (Feb 2019)
  • Washington�s pay to play system hurts the middle class. (May 2006)
  • Institute MN-style restrictions on lobbyist-funded gifts. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Mar 2013)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Nov 2018)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Feb 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges. (Jul 2018)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Gun Control
Click here for 11 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • We passed universal background checks and NRA blocked it. (Jul 2019)
  • No gun confiscation; sensible gun laws don't hurt hunters. (Jun 2019)
  • Commonsense gun laws have wide support. (Feb 2019)
  • Sensible reforms like enhanced background checks. (Jun 2016)
  • I would do nothing to hurt hunting. (Jan 2006)
  • Extend the ban on assault weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Health Care
Click here for 31 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Provide immediate health care for undocumented immigrants. (Jun 2019)
  • Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices & re-import. (Jun 2019)
  • Medicare/Medicaid can be step towards universal care. (Jun 2019)
  • Backs Medicare Advantage, alternative to Medicare. (May 2019)
  • Ensure vets get equal support for mental health. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports public option for Medicaid & Medicare. (Apr 2019)
  • Take on Big Pharma on prices & lack of competition. (Apr 2019)
  • For public option, taking on Big Pharma. (Mar 2019)
  • We can bring drug prices down; Trump can't. (Mar 2019)
  • Medicare-for-all is aspirational and for the future, not now. (Feb 2019)
  • Medicare-for-All for the future; public option now. (Feb 2019)
  • Expand Medicare to age 55. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow sick people to obtain insurance. (Aug 2018)
  • 1996: testified & passed 48-hr maternity hospital stay rule. (Aug 2015)
  • Crack down on the price of health care. (Jan 2006)
  • Universal coverage is our goal. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services. (Feb 2017)
  • Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians. (Jan 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Homeland Security
Click here for 19 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Boost the defense budget. (Jul 2019)
  • Voted for 95% of military spending bills in Congress. (Mar 2019)
  • Offer troops care for traumatic brain injury. (Aug 2015)
  • I supported the Patriot Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools. (Oct 2006)
  • Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster. (Oct 2006)
  • Our troops need the best equipment and intelligence. (Jan 2006)
  • More screening at ports and nuclear plants. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Jul 2014)
  • Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze. (Jan 2017)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Amy Klobuchar on Immigration
Click here for 12 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • 25% of our Nobel laureates were born in other countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Immigrants crucial to labor & management. (Apr 2019)
  • Increase legal immigration but don't abolish ICE. (Feb 2019)
  • Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding. (Aug 2018)
  • No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later. (Sep 2015)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Jobs
Click here for 15 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Enact laws to assure equal pay & equal opportunity. (Apr 2019)
  • Minimum wage must be raised. (Feb 2019)
  • Supported auto bailout to save local car dealerships. (Aug 2015)
  • Level playing field and fair prices for farmers. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Principles & Values
Click here for 11 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • I passed over 100 bills because I listen and I act. (Jun 2019)
  • Heartland Amy: an experienced bipartisan pragmatist. (May 2019)
  • Hold president accountable with investigations & election. (Apr 2019)
  • Minnesota Nice: reliable, calm, aw-shucks bipartisanship. (Nov 2018)
  • Nicknamed "The Senator of Small Things," but some are big. (Nov 2018)
  • Minnesota Nice: Disagree without being disagreeable. (Nov 2018)
  • From Slovenian immigrants; "Klobuchar" means "hatmaker". (Aug 2015)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 94.1% of 324 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • This election is about change; crowd in charge won�t do it. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Amy Klobuchar on Social Security
Click here for 10 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Proposed new retirement accounts for those without. (Apr 2019)
  • Address national debt without cutting entitlements. (Feb 2019)
  • No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase. (Oct 2006)
  • President�s privatization scheme puts us at risk. (Jan 2006)
  • Raise cap from $90,000 for paying in. (Jan 2006)
  • Privatization is a risky scheme. (Jan 2006)
  • Make Social Security more secure for the long term. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives for private retirement options. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 99% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Amy Klobuchar on Tax Reform
Click here for 12 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Changes in corporate tax would fund infrastructure. (Mar 2019)
  • Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K. (Oct 2012)
  • Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year. (Oct 2006)
  • Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%. (Oct 2006)
  • Middle class tax cuts good; but current cuts are for rich. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Keep the inhertiance tax. (Jul 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Technology
Click here for 16 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • $1 trillion for infrastructure from raised taxes. (Jul 2019)
  • Infrastructure the "top budget priority". (May 2019)
  • Sweeping legislation that invests in green infrastructure. (Apr 2019)
  • Users of social media should be able to control their data. (Mar 2019)
  • Investigate big tech for monopolistic practices. (Mar 2019)
  • Tax tech giants when they sell access to personal data. (Mar 2019)
  • $100M for I-35W Mississippi River Bridge collapse. (Aug 2015)
  • Maintain traditional and high-tech infrastructure. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports the V-Chip & Internet filters. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers. (Apr 2008)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet. (Jan 2013)
  • Televise proceedings of the Supreme Court. (Feb 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on War & Peace
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  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • Talking to enemies good if there's results; Trump has none. (Jun 2019)
  • Require that Trump consult Congress before war with Iran. (Jun 2019)
  • Supported regime change in Libya; supports Israeli military. (Mar 2019)
  • Keep US military presence in Syria. (Feb 2019)
  • 2006: turn over governance of Iraq to the Iraqis. (Aug 2015)
  • 2007: Withdraw combat troops from Iraq on sensible timetable. (Aug 2015)
  • Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out. (Oct 2006)
  • Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military. (Oct 2006)
  • Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases. (Oct 2006)
  • Bring the troops home in a responsible manner. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism. (Oct 2006)
  • Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war. (Aug 2006)
  • Supported invading Afghanistan, but not Iraq. (Aug 2006)
  • Iraq war needed moral compass of int�l cooperation. (Jan 2006)
  • Fight for a clear plan to bring our troops home safely. (Jan 2006)
  • Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). (Jul 2019)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against criminalizing abortion & imprisoning doctors: Strongly Favors topic 1
Repeal Hyde Amendment; fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Make abortions safe and make them rare: Favors topic 1
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Decision between a woman and her doctor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges: Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pushed for sexual harassment training in Senate: Favors topic 2
Enact laws to assure equal pay & equal opportunity: Favors topic 2
Reparations can mean investing in communities: Favors topic 2
Hired 30% lawyers of color in County Prosecutor's office: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Anti-gay discrimination is bad for business: Favors topic 3
Supports civil unions and equal rights for gay partners: Favors topic 3
No constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Provide immediate health care for undocumented immigrants: Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices & re-import: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare/Medicaid can be step towards universal care: Favors topic 5
Backs Medicare Advantage, alternative to Medicare: Favors topic 5
Supports public option for Medicaid & Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Take on Big Pharma on prices & lack of competition: Strongly Favors topic 5
For public option, taking on Big Pharma: Strongly Favors topic 5
We can bring drug prices down; Trump can't: Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-all is aspirational and for the future, not now: Opposes topic 5
Medicare-for-All for the future; public option now: Favors topic 5
Expand Medicare to age 55: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices: Favors topic 5
Allow sick people to obtain insurance: Favors topic 5
Crack down on the price of health care: Favors topic 5
Universal coverage is our goal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proposed new retirement accounts for those without: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Address national debt without cutting entitlements: Opposes topic 6
No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase: Strongly Opposes topic 6
President�s privatization scheme puts us at risk: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Raise cap from $90,000 for paying in: Opposes topic 6
Privatization is a risky scheme: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Make Social Security more secure for the long term: Opposes topic 6
Incentives for private retirement options: Favors topic 6
Rated 99% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Boost teacher pay: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No Child Left Behind is an unfunded mandate: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support nuclear power: Favors topic 8
Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range: Favors topic 8
I don't think manure is toxic waste: Favors topic 8
Preserve open spaces, farmlands, hunting lands, & wetlands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abolish capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Reduce mandatory minimum sentences: Opposes topic 9
Supports prison reform & treatment over punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Use drug courts; diversity in law enforcement: Opposes topic 9
Reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
We must address human trafficking abroad and domestically: Favors topic 9
Victims want convictions, but also want to trust courts: Favors topic 9
People who break the law need to be held accountable: Strongly Favors topic 9
Lock up predatory sex offenders indefinitely: Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We passed universal background checks and NRA blocked it: Opposes topic 10
No gun confiscation; sensible gun laws don't hurt hunters: Opposes topic 10
Commonsense gun laws have wide support: Opposes topic 10
Sensible reforms like enhanced background checks: Opposes topic 10
I would do nothing to hurt hunting: Favors topic 10
Extend the ban on assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit): Favors topic 11
Focus on issues affecting small business, rural America: Favors topic 11
Budget & Economy: Favors topic 11
Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%: Strongly Favors topic 11
Middle class tax cuts good; but current cuts are for rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
CC:Keep the inhertiance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
25% of our Nobel laureates were born in other countries: Favors topic 12
Immigrants crucial to labor & management: Favors topic 12
Increase legal immigration but don't abolish ICE: Opposes topic 12
Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes more border security, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Demand changes to NAFTA; use tariffs to crack down: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA: Opposes topic 13
Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Increase jobs by exporting, and enforcing against dumping: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs: Opposes topic 13
I will fight for fair trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes CAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Level playing field and fair prices for farmers: Opposes topic 13
Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets: Favors topic 13
Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
NO on promoting free trade with Peru: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fight ISIS Internet recruiting, but don't indict Islam: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Internationalism should include humanitarian policies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases: Opposes topic 14
Iraq war needed moral compass of int�l cooperation: Strongly Favors topic 14
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: Opposes topic 14
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Boost the defense budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Ensure vets get equal support for mental health: Favors topic 15
Voted for 95% of military spending bills in Congress: Favors topic 15
Offer troops care for traumatic brain injury: Favors topic 15
Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Our troops need the best equipment and intelligence: Favors topic 15
Fight for a clear plan to bring our troops home safely: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Election Security Act: mandate paper ballots: Favors topic 16
Trump's failed to protect security of our elections: Opposes topic 16
Government must address integrity of elections: Favors topic 16
Paper ballots allow audits, ensure election integrity: Favors topic 16
Automatically register citizens to vote when they turn 18: Strongly Favors topic 16
Washington�s pay to play system hurts the middle class: Favors topic 16
Institute MN-style restrictions on lobbyist-funded gifts: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep the troops deployed abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Talking to North Korea good, working with allies better: Opposes topic 17
China trade problems are real; use allies, not broad tariffs: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Talking to enemies good if there's results; Trump has none: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran nuclear deal was imperfect but made us more safe: Opposes topic 17
Require that Trump consult Congress before war with Iran: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supported regime change in Libya; supports Israeli military: Opposes topic 17
Military an option in Venezuela, but focus on diplomacy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Stand with our allies, invest in diplomacy: Opposes topic 17
Keep US military presence in Syria: Opposes topic 17
Tackle terrorist groups, and stand up for Israel: Opposes topic 17
2006: turn over governance of Iraq to the Iraqis: Strongly Favors topic 17
2007: Withdraw combat troops from Iraq on sensible timetable: Strongly Favors topic 17
Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out: Strongly Favors topic 17
Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war: Favors topic 17
Supported invading Afghanistan, but not Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Would rejoin climate pact & propose new legislation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Open to carbon tax, but without increased prices: Neutral on topic 18
Sweeping legislation that invests in green infrastructure: Favors topic 18
Green New Deal is aspirational; don't over-promise: Opposes topic 18
Green New Deal opens discussion on climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rejoin Paris climate deal; meet UN goals: Strongly Favors topic 18
2007: increased gas-mileage standards: Favors topic 18
Invest in homegrown, renewable energy sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Gas gouging penalty against oil companies: Favors topic 18
National strategy to address global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Legalize marijuana, but no expungement: Opposes topic 19
Fund treatment & mental health with opioid tax: Favors topic 19
Opioid manufacturers should help fund treatment: Favors topic 19
Opioid companies should fund addiction treatment: Opposes topic 19
More resources to fight the meth epidemic: Favors topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services: Opposes topic 19
Criminalize imports of opioid precursors: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supported auto bailout to save local car dealerships: Strongly Favors topic 20
Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year: Favors topic 20
Fiscal responsibility in our federal budget: Opposes topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Favors topic 20
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Amy Klobuchar is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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