Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator from Minnesota

Amy Jean Klobuchar was born in May 1960 in Plymouth, Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. She worked as a corporate lawyer in private practice.

She was elected Henepin County attorney, serving there for eight years.

She was elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2007. She was an early candidate from her party in the 2020 presidential primaries, but later withdrew.

She is married to John Bessler, and they have a daughter. Klobuchar is a member of the United Church of Christ.

In the News…

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was joined with her colleague Mike Lee of Utah in questioning whether Google tried to influence one of its critics to change his testimony before a hearing on dominant app stores.

That witness testified at the hearing that a Google employee had called his company the night before and asked “why our testimony was different than what we’d said about the situation in our earnings call earlier this year.”

In a letter to Google’s senior director of government affairs and public policy, the top senators on the panel that held the hearing said they “are deeply troubled by the possibility that Google may have attempted to influence another witness’s testimony.”

“Any efforts to retaliate against those who speak up about public policy issues or possible legal violations are unacceptable, especially by dominant companies that have the power to destroy the business of a whistle-blower,” they wrote. “We feel an obligation to determine the facts about what occurred during Google’s conversation.”

The hearing was focused on concerns about the power of Apple’s and Google’s app stores.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Klobuchar today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota
425 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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