In 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Minnesota’s history. The Senator has built a reputation of putting partisanship aside to help strengthen the economy and support families, workers and businesses. Senator Klobuchar serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and as the Ranking Member on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. In 2015, the Senator was appointed to a leadership position as Chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, where she brings together Senators, businesses, community leaders and policy experts to develop policies to move the country forward. She also serves as Ranking Senate Member of the Joint Economic Committee and on the President’s Export Council, where she helps give businesses the tools they need to create good jobs right here at home.
Before serving in the Senate, Amy Klobuchar headed the largest prosecutor’s office in Minnesota for eight years. Her safe schools initiative, community prosecution efforts, and criminal justice reforms earned national awards from both the Bush and Clinton Justice Departments. In the Senate, she led a successful effort to pass bipartisan sex trafficking legislation and played a critical role in passing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.