Posts tagged with "Amy Klobuchar"

St. Charles farmer joins Sen. Klobuchar at Senate hearing on Cuban exports

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 23, 2015

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was joined by a St. Charles farmer at a Senate hearing on increasing agriculture exports to Cuba. At the hearing, Klobuchar pushed her bipartisan bill to lift the trade embargo and discussed the steps we can take to ensure our farmers and ranchers benefit from modernizing our relationship with Cuba. Klobuchar […]

Klobuchar, Hoeven Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Fuel Innovation, Boost America’s Competitiveness

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 27, 2015

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would help fuel innovation and boost America’s competitiveness in the global economy. The Innovate America Act would help cut red tape, expand successful education programs, promote U.S. exports in new markets, and help America retain its competitive edge. “In order to continue […]

Klobuchar cosponsors legislation to address safety concerns about detergent packets

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 4, 2015

With poisonings from detergent packets on the rise, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) cosponsored legislation to address safety concerns and protect children. According to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, detergent packets – which often come in flashy, candy-like colors and designs – can pose a serious poisoning risk to young children. […]

Klobuchar-“We cannot afford to play politics with our national security.”

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 24, 2015

In the wake of Al-Shabaab’s threats against the Mall of America, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today called for immediate action to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Without congressional action, funding for DHS will expire on Friday at midnight, which would mean over 1,700 DHS employees in Minnesota would be […]

Klobuchar, Fischer Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Wireless Broadband Access in Rural Communities

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 9, 2015

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) today introduced bipartisan legislation to increase wireless broadband access in rural communities in Minnesota and across the country. The Rural Spectrum Accessibility Act would provide incentives for wireless carriers to lease unused spectrum to rural or smaller carriers in order to expand wireless coverage in rural […]

U.S. Army takes steps to ensure benefits for military retirees

Posted by HBC Newsdesk January 15, 2015

The U.S. Army has announced that it is taking action to ensure military retirees receive the benefits they deserve. A recently implemented Army policy has been forcing a significant number of captains and majors who are former non-commissioned officers to retire at their highest previous enlisted rank, causing a significant decrease in lifetime retirement benefits. […]

Klobuchar believes better Cuban relations good for American farmers and businesses

Posted by HBC Newsdesk January 9, 2015

On Friday U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said that modernizing relations between the United States and Cuba will create major economic opportunities for American farmers and businesses. During a speech before the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, Klobuchar made the case that normalizing our ties with Cuba and increasing travel and commerce could jumpstart U.S. […]

FCC to increase investments for broadband internet for rural schools and libraries

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 18, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will increase investments in high-speed broadband Internet connections for Minnesota, especially in rural communities. Last week, the FCC voted to bolster the E-rate program, which provides support to improve Internet access in schools and libraries. Prior to the vote, Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar pressed the […]

A Minnesota tree is the center of attention in Washington D.C.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 3, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit during a special lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. This year’s tree comes from the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota and recently arrived at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after completing a 2,000-mile cross-country journey. The tree is decorated with thousands of ornaments that have […]

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is on its way to Washington D.C.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk October 30, 2014

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke at the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Cutting Ceremony. The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is a White Spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota. The tree will now go on a 2,000 mile cross-country journey that will finish on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. “It is […]

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