NEA supports

Amy Klobuchar

Current Office

U.S. Senate, Minnesota

On the Record

Talking Points

  • Amy's mom, Rose, was a public school teacher who taught second grade until she was 70 years old.
  • Amy and her daughter are both proud graduates of Minnesota's public schools. She is an ardent supporter of public education.
  • Amy has worked to reduce chronic absenteeism, improve educator retention, and expand STEM education and apprenticeships.
  • In the U.S. Senate, Amy voted against the nomination of Betsy DeVos, raising concerns about DeVos's view on educating students with disabilities.

Biography

The daughter of a public school teacher and the granddaughter of an iron miner, Amy has always held education and labor issues close to her heart. She has represented those values in the U.S. Senate, where she consistently has acted in the best interests of educators, workers, and students.

During her time in the U.S. Senate, Amy has earned a reputation for being one of the most effective members of Congress. She has championed legislation to increase resources for STEM education, strengthen two-year degree programs, and expand apprenticeship opportunities. She also has promoted early childhood education programs and worked with schools to develop more effective ways of assessing student progress.

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