Amy Klobuchar

  • U.S. Senate
  • Minnesota

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has always been guided by the values she learned growing up in Minnesota. As the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, and the first woman elected to the United States Senate from her state, Sen. Klobuchar has built a well-earned reputation for standing up for families and workers, finding common ground, and working to deliver results. Klobuchar got involved in politics after the birth of her and her husband John’s daughter, Abigail, who was sick when she was born. Even though Abigail was in intensive care, because of insurance rules, Klobuchar was discharged from the hospital after just 24 hours. She took that experience and became the leading advocate for the successful passage of one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for new moms and their babies. With the help of EMILYs List, she was later elected to the U.S. Senate. Klobuchar, in her words, “puts the interests of the many ahead of the interests of a few,” and has one of the best track records in Washington for passing bipartisan legislation. We know that we can count on Klobuchar to keep fighting for women and families of all backgrounds.