Minnesota Senate Committee Assignments 114th


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Klobuchar.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Klobuchar is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Klobuchar has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Amy Klobuchar sits on the following committees:

  • Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • Joint Committee on the Library
  • Joint Committee on Printing
  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
    • Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security

Enacted Legislation

Klobuchar was the primary sponsor of 27 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Klobuchar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%)Crime and Law Enforcement (16%)Transportation and Public Works (15%)Science, Technology, Communications (12%)Government Operations and Politics (12%)Commerce (10%)Armed Forces and National Security (9%)Sports and Recreation (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Klobuchar’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Klobuchar’s VoteVote Description
Yea On the Nomination PN1423: David Ryan Stras, of Minnesota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit
Jan 30, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 56/42.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay H.R. 4302 (113th): Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Mar 31, 2014. Bill Passed 64/35.
Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which would prevent ICD-10 from being implemented at all without further Congressional approval, has been introduced in House and ...
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Yea S. 1927 (110th): Protect America Act of 2007
Aug 3, 2007. Bill Passed 60/28.
The Protect America Act of 2007 (PAA), (Pub.L. 110–55, 121 Stat. 552, enacted by S. 1927), is a controversial amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on August 5, 2007. It removed the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Mar 2018, Klobuchar missed 29 of 3,372 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2007 Jan-Mar12600.0%0th
2007 Apr-Jun11200.0%0th
2007 Jul-Sep11921.7%56th
2007 Oct-Dec8500.0%0th
2008 Jan-Mar8500.0%0th
2008 Apr-Jun7711.3%31st
2008 Jul-Sep4748.5%81st
2008 Oct-Dec600.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar11843.4%88th
2009 Apr-Jun9600.0%0th
2009 Jul-Sep8900.0%0th
2009 Oct-Dec9400.0%0th
2010 Jan-Mar10810.9%50th
2010 Apr-Jun9611.0%42nd
2010 Jul-Sep4400.0%0th
2010 Nov-Dec5100.0%0th
2011 Jan-Mar4600.0%0th
2011 Apr-Jun5811.7%30th
2011 Jul-Sep4900.0%0th
2011 Oct-Dec8211.2%45th
2012 Jan-Mar6300.0%0th
2012 Apr-Jun10900.0%0th
2012 Jul-Sep2800.0%0th
2012 Nov-Dec5000.0%0th
2013 Jan-Jan100.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar9200.0%0th
2013 Apr-Jun7622.6%59th
2013 Jul-Sep4300.0%0th
2013 Oct-Dec8000.0%0th
2014 Jan-Mar9300.0%0th
2014 Apr-Jun12332.4%54th
2014 Jul-Sep5400.0%0th
2014 Nov-Dec9600.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar13500.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun8511.2%46th
2015 Jul-Sep5200.0%0th
2015 Oct-Dec6711.5%47th
2016 Jan-Mar3812.6%45th
2016 Apr-Jun7900.0%0th
2016 Jul-Sep34514.7%87th
2016 Nov-Dec1200.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun5400.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep5300.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec11710.9%52nd
2018 Jan-Mar4900.0%0th

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:

Amy Klobuchar is pronounced:

AY-mee // KLOH-buh-shar

The letters stand for sounds according to the following table:

LetterSounds As In

Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.

Most Recent Hearings

Meeting Information Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:15 PM in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. The Meeting will include the following: Ways ...

Hearing Information Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 10:00 AM in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building Hearing Advisory Witness ...

Hearing Information Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building Hearing Advisory Witness ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement as he announced the subcommittee chairmen and subcommittee assignments for Republican Members of the Committee for the remainder of the 115th Congress: “Throughout the past year, our subcommittee chairmen and members have worked on ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Ways and Means Committee today introduced several bills to deliver immediate, targeted relief from Obamacare taxes that will be in effect in 2018. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Members introduced their legislation: “Obamacare’s failures are ...

Markup Information Monday, November 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, with continuation throughout the week as necessary. Markup of: H.R. 1, "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the introduction of pro-growth tax reform bill text:  "Ways and Means Committee Members met tonight to discuss the work we are doing on pro-growth tax reform. In ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the third quarter of 2017. “This report reinforces the resilience of the American people. Despite Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate passed its version of the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, a key step toward paving the runway for the Ways and Means Committee to advance tax reform legislation. House ...

Markup Information Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:30 AM in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building Markup of: H.R. 849, “Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of ...

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