Amy Klobuchar was born in 1960 and is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. Senator Klobuchar was reelected in the U.S. Senate in 2018 and her seat will be up for election again in 2024.
Klobuchar was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party, she is Minnesota’s first elected female U.S. Senator. Klobuchar previously served as the county attorney for Hennepin County, Minnesota’s most populous county. Senator Klobuchar is the Chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, which fosters dialogue between the Senate Democrats and community leaders across the country.
Senator Klobuchar is currently the Ranking Member on the Rules and Administration Committee. She also serves on the Judiciary Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Joint Economic Committee; and the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.
Below is Senator Klobuchar’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Senator Klobuchar supported the Iran nuclear deal, arguing that the deal helped curb Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon. Recently she has declared that she would reenter the deal of Iran abides by it and she is elected President.
Senator Klobuchar supports the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opposes the discriminatory Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that targets Israel as she believes it harms the two-state solution. She supported legislation that objected to UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity.
In 2018, Senator Klobuchar cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act , a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding.
In 2019, Senator Klobuchar voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things strengthens Israel’s security, and allows a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.
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Supported the Iran nuclear deal https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/news-releases?ID=413df6f5-fd36-4f80-b1a3-0dc2f0e69a31
Supports reentering the Iran nuclear deal https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-2020-democrats-promise-to-re-enter-the-iran-deal-and-israel-is-concerned-1.7157623
Position on Israel and opposition to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/national-security
Voted For the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016
Supports the two-state solution https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/national-security
Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/6/cosponsors
Cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2497/cosponsors