U.S. Senate
Democrats Try Again to Block State Restrictions on Voting
2021-09-20 21:44:09
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are trying to firm up support this week for a new bill to reform local and federal elections in a way that puts them on a collision course with a recent wave of laws in Republican-dominated... Read More

Political News
Senate Democrats Introduce Pared Down Voting Rights Bill, Vote Likely Next Week
2021-09-14 19:50:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats introduced a pared down version of the House voting rights bill Tuesday, and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer indicated he likely will bring it to a vote in the chamber as early next week. After introducing... Read More

Political News
Senate Republicans Block Sweeping Voting Rights Bill
2021-06-22 23:02:08
by Dan McCue

WASHIINGTON - Senate Republicans filibustered their Democraticcolleague's signature voting rights bill Tuesday night, denying it the 60 votes needed to advance the bill and start debate. Thought the outcome was a foregone conclusion, it was nevertheless a blow to Democrats'... Read More

House, Senate Democrats Say Time Has Come for Internet for All
2021-03-12 14:49:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House and Senate Democrats assembled at the U.S. Capitol Thursday to unveil a new $94 billion proposal to make broadband internet more accessible and affordable nationwide, striking a blow at the digital inequalities that have become all-too-apparent during... Read More

Agencies Need More Resources to Face Big Tech
2021-03-11 21:23:38
by Victoria Turner

If the U.S. government does not provide more funding for federal antitrust agencies to contend with Big Tech giants like Facebook and Google, it risks the future U.S. economy and the “way of life it supports,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar,... Read More

Antitrust Reforms Could Kill Competition
2021-02-23 22:07:55
by Victoria Turner

Four panelists warned today that proposed legislative reforms for more aggressive antitrust enforcement in Big Tech would likely spill over across all industries, hindering innovation and harming consumers. Strengthening the antitrust laws - federal and state statutes that restrict the... Read More

Sen. Klobuchar Calls for Higher Antitrust Enforcement of Big Tech Companies
2021-01-29 14:27:56
by Victoria Turner

Big Tech is only “growing stronger” due to the pandemic and federal antitrust agencies need to “get serious about enforcement in the tech sector,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., during this week’s State of the Net Conference. “We need that... Read More

Senators Urge McConnell Not To Hold Floor Vote on ‘Partisan’ Fifth Circuit Nominee
2020-06-24 14:03:38
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A group of influential Democratic Senators are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deny a confirmation vote of President Donald Trump’s nominee for a vacant United States appeals court seat. The legislators appealed to McConnell in a letter... Read More

2020 Elections
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops From Consideration as Joe Biden’s Running Mate

MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday night that she asked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to take her name out of consideration as his vice presidential running mate, and recommended that he pick a woman of color. “America must... Read More

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Aims to Provide Unemployed With Access to Skills Training
2020-05-22 20:18:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate this week would create a flexible, $4,000 skills training credit for workers who have lost their job due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Skills Renewal Act affords these... Read More

2020 Elections
Amy Klobuchar Reportedly Being Vetted To Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate

MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, long seen as a possible running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden, is reportedly getting official consideration for the job. That’s according to a tweet Thursday from a CBS News campaign reporter who said... Read More

2020 Elections
Biden Chooses Vetting Team as Running Mate Search Ramps Up

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday named a panel of supporters to vet his running mate. With the presidential campaign largely on hold because of the coronavirus crisis, a significant amount of attention is focused on whom Biden... Read More

2020 Elections
Democrats Rally Behind Biden to Stop Sanders on Super Tuesday

Joe Biden fastened his grip on the establishment wing of his party Monday as prominent Democrats rallied behind the former vice president in an accelerating effort to thwart Bernie Sanders on the eve of the presidential campaign’s biggest and most... Read More

Political News
Klobuchar to End Presidential Campaign, Will Endorse Biden
2020-03-02 19:26:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, will end her presidential campaign Monday night and endorse Joe Biden at his campaign rally in Dallas. The decision comes one day after former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., departed the... Read More

2020 Elections
California Could be ‘Lifeline’ for Women Candidates Trailing Bernie Sanders

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tuesday wasn’t supposed to be a battle for second place. Julie Cecilio and her friends aren’t making campaign calls and knocking on doors this weekend, just days before California’s presidential primary, to help ensure a woman... Read More

2020 Elections
South Carolina an Early Barometer of Amy Klobuchar’s Black Support

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar told a group of black ministers here Wednesday that to win the presidency in November Democrats need a fired-up base, “which has always had its roots in the African American community.” For the... Read More

2020 Elections
2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than... Read More

2020 Elections
Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020-02-12 17:36:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont eked out a win in New Hampshire by appealing to young, liberal college students in the state, but his victory was far from an endorsement of the party's far left. In fact, with... Read More

2020 Elections
Klobuchar Prevails In Early Voting in New Hampshire
2020-02-11 18:56:44
by Dan McCue

Voting is still underway in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, but in two of three locations that voted at midnight, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., emerged as the clear winner. In Hart's Location in Carroll County, N.H., Klobuchar received six votes. Massachusetts... Read More

2020 Elections
Klobuchar Raises $2 Million Off Strong Debate Performance

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Amy Klobuchar’s campaign said it had raised $2 million from donors in all 50 states since Friday night’s debate, in which she went on the offensive against the front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination. The pace was... Read More

2020 Elections
Iowa Caucus Results Delayed After Struggle With New Reporting Process

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats crowded into local caucuses Monday night as Iowa embarked on its first-in-the-nation tradition of picking presidential candidates, with clear divisions along the lines of ideology and age affecting their choices. Early entrance polls conducted for... Read More

Opinion Polls
Buttigieg Grabs Slight Lead in Final Iowa Caucus Poll
2020-02-03 17:55:24
by Dan McCue

Former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a slight lead in a last-minute poll of Iowa Democrats, released by Focus of Rural America. In a poll conducted for the Democratic group last week by David Binder Research, Buttigieg, who... Read More

2020 Elections
Klobuchar Vows to Fight on, Says No Deal With Biden’s Campaign

WASHINGTON — Democrat Amy Klobuchar vowed to battle on for the 2020 Democratic nomination even as her support lags and said she hasn’t made a deal to work in concert with Joe Biden’s campaign in Iowa. The senator from Minnesota... Read More

2020 Elections
Iowa Caucuses Still Up for Grabs, Monmouth Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — Iowa remains up for grabs with nearly half of voters saying they could change their mind five days before the Feb. 3 caucuses, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. The poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers found... Read More

2020 Elections
Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020-01-28 19:14:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- In most presidential election years, being a sitting U.S. Senator might be considered an advantage a week ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. Not in 2020, however. Not by a long shot. That's due to the ongoing impeachment trial... Read More

2020 Elections
Can Amy Klobuchar Pull Off a Surprise in Iowa’s Presidential Caucuses?

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Amy Klobuchar, campaigning across Iowa in the first days of the new year, told voters about a text a friend sent her after a surge in polls and fundraising. “It had autocorrected by mistake, it said... Read More

2020 Elections
Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates

There’s a Midwestern Democrat running for president who’s surging in Iowa right now with a plain-spoken appeal and a moderate message of inclusion. Unfortunately for Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, that candidate is Indiana’s Pete Buttigieg. The mayor of South Bend shot... Read More

‘Free College’ Won’t Fix Barriers to Higher Education, Prosperity
2019-09-05 20:55:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On the one hand, it's easy to see why some in the party would embrace so-called "free" or "debt-free" college and the forgiveness of student loans. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,  electrified younger voters with his ambitious proposals in... Read More

Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

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