Known for her tenacity, pragmatism, and commitment to working across the aisle, Amy Klobuchar is the first woman elected to the US Senate from the state of Minnesota.
The first woman to serve as Minnesota’s senator, Klobuchar shot to national attention for her strong debate performance and folksy midwestern charm in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign. She is known for her strong commitment to mainstream Democratic values while maintaining a reputation for bipartisan cooperation.
She has championed issues including competition policy, consumer protections, democracy, workforce development, substance abuse services, and climate action.
Klobuchar serves as the Chairwoman of the Rules Committee and the Chairwoman of the Democratic Steering Committee, the fourth-highest position in the caucus. She also serves on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; and the Joint Economic Committee.
Senator Klobuchar is a J Street ally.
The senator has been a consistent supporter of the two-state solution, speaking out against harmful actions by both parties. She was one of several 2020 presidential primary candidates to join J Street's 2019 National Conference, sitting down for a discussion with Ben Rhodes and Tommy Vietor.
Senator Klobuchar co-signed a 2019 Senate letter urging President Trump to support a two-state solution and warning against unilateral actions that might hinder the peace process. She was part of a bicameral letter in 2022 urging the Biden administration to prevent the forced displacement of Palestinians in Masafer Yatta and a Senate letter calling for a US investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
Klobuchar was a strong supporter of President Obama's Iran deal, which put safeguards, limits, and monitoring in place to block Iran's path to a nuclear weapon, and she strongly criticized President Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the deal. More recently, she was part of a 2023 resolution supporting women’s rights protests in Iran, and condemning the Iranian government’s violent crackdown.