Amy Klobuchar

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Full Name Amy Klobuchar
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name Amy
Gender Female
Famous As Politician, Lawyer
Birth Date May 25th, 1960
Birth Place Plymouth, Minnesota

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Amy Jean Klobuchar is an American lawyer and politician who is serving as the senior United States Senator from Minnesota and she previously served as the Hennepin County Attorney. She is also A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Minnesota's affiliate of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the Hennepin County Attorney.

Amy Klobuchar hits hard against Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All plan at 3rd Dem debate

 Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., came out swinging against the progressive plan to provide government health insurance for all Americans – and what has become a campaign mantra for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. “While Bernie wrote the bill, I read the bill,” Klobuchar fired at Sanders, arguing that the plan would remove millions of Americans off their private health insurance. "And on page eight – on page eight of the bill it says that we will no longer have private insurance as we know it."

“I don’t think that’s a bold idea, I think it’s a bad idea,” she continued. The line was a response to Sanders' oft-repeated line that he "wrote the damn bill" that would move to a Medicare-for-All health insurance system. Health care and the fight over whether to make adjustments to Obamacare or to scrap it for additional government coverage has dominated the opening moments of virtually every Democratic primary debate this year – and it has widely split the field. Klobuchar has said she wants to build on the Affordable Care Act and does not support the Medicare for All plan. She favors a universal health care system that would include a public option, but not mandate it.

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American Lawyer and Politician

Where was Amy Klobuchar born?

Amy Klobuchar was born on 25 May 1960 in Plymouth, Minnesota, U.S. She holds n American nationality and belongs to Slovene ethnicity. Her birth name is Amy Jean Klobuchar with the birth sign of Gemini and was born to her father Jim Klobuchar who is an author and a retired sportswriter and mother Rose Klobuchar who is a retired second-grade teacher.  Klobuchar has one younger sister, Beth Klobuchar. Her maternal grandparents were from Switzerland. Her parents divorced when Klobuchar was 15 years old which took a serious toll on the family and Amy's relationship with her father was not so good until he quit drinking in the 1990s.

Regarding her education, Klobuchar attended public schools in Plymouth and was valedictorian at Wayzata High School. She graduated from Yale University in 1982 with B.A. degree magna cum laude in political science.  For more studies, Klobuchar enrolled at the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an associate editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and received her Juris Doctor degree in 1985.

How tall is Amy Klobuchar?

Politician Amy Klobuchar stands the height of 5ft 4in tall with a bodyweight of 61kg. She has a well-maintained body physique with a body measurement of 36-26-37 inches along with a bra size of 36C, a shoe size of 6.5(US) and a dress size of 4.5(US). Additionally, she has a fair personality with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Career of Amy Klobuchar

  • After law school, Klobuchar started working as a corporate lawyer.
  • Klobuchar was a partner at the Minnesota law firms Dorsey & Whitney and Gray Plant Mooty, where she specialized in "regulatory work in telecommunications law".
  • Klobuchar's political career started when she was elected as a first candidate for public office in 1994 when she ran for Hennepin County Attorney.
  • Klobuchar was elected for Hennepin County attorney in 1998 and reelected in 2002 with no opposition.
  • Minnesota Lawyer named her "Attorney of the Year".
  • Klobuchar was President of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association from November 2002 to November 2003.
  • In 2006, she became the candidate for the senator from Minnesota and won with 58% of the vote.
  • She became the first woman to be elected U.S. Senator from Minnesota. 
  •  In 2009 and 2010 she was described as a "rising star" in the Democratic Party.
  • In 2012, Klobuchar faced State Representative Kurt Bills and won a second term in the U.S. Senate with 65.2% of the vote.
  • In 2018, Klobuchar ran for a third term and was reelected by a 24-point margin.
  • At the end of the 114th Congress in late 2016, Klobuchar had passed more legislation than any other senator.
  • In February 2017 she called for an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his administration. 
  • In October 2017 Morning Consult listed Klobuchar among the 10 senators with the highest approval ratings.
  • In February 2019 BuzzFeed News reported that Klobuchar's congressional office was "controlled by fear, anger, and shame".
  • Since 2015 Klobuchar has served as the chair of the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.
  • The New York Times and The New Yorker named Klobuchar as one of the women most likely to become the first female President of the United States.
  • MSNBC and The New Yorker named her as a possible nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • On February 10, 2019, Klobuchar announced her candidacy in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.

Awards and Honors

  • Klobuchar has received numerous awards during her career.
  • Minnesota Lawyer named her "Attorney of the Year" in 2001.
  • Working Mother named her a 2008 "Best in Congress" for her efforts on behalf of working families.
  • In 2012, Klobuchar received the Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award at a special Great Outdoors Week celebration presented by the American Recreation Coalition.
  • In 2013, Klobuchar received an award for her leadership in the fight to prevent sexual assault in the military at a national summit hosted by the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN).
  • In 2013, she received a Friend of CACFP award by the National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsors Association.
  • She received the American Bar Association's Congressional Justice Award in 2015.
  • In 2015, the National Consumers League honored Klobuchar with the Trumpeter Award.
  • In 2016, she received the Goodwill Policymaker Award from Goodwill Industries for her commitment to the nonprofit sector and leading the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act.
  • In 2017, she received the Arabella Babb Mansfield Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers.
Who is Amy Klobuchar married to?

The United States Senator Amy Klobuchar is married to her husband John Bessler in 1993. who are a private practice attorney and a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. The couple is living happily together in Minnesota with their daughter  Abigail. Additionally,  She is is a member of the United Church of Christ.

Birthday of Amy Klobuchar

Politician Amy Klobuchar celebrates her birthday on the 25th of May with her friends and family.

Net worth of Amy Klobuchar

The US Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar has good earnings from her career although she is one of the 30 poorest senators in the US as of 2019. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be around $1.8 million.