Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee's jurisdiction covers issues such as criminal justice, consumer rights, intellectual property and antitrust law. Klobuchar serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, which is tasked with oversight of antitrust enforcement at the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission and monitoring the state of competition in a variety of industries to help protect consumers . The full Committee is also tasked with reviewing the President's nominees for federal judgeships - including Supreme Court justices - along with many Executive Branch nominations, and providing oversight of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Committee addresses such topics as:

  • Ensuring that law enforcement has the tools they need to keep our streets safe
  • Ensuring equal justice for all Americans
  • Promoting consumer rights and fairness
  • Considering executive nominations and nominations to the federal court

Visit the committee's website: www.judiciary.senate.gov

U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee

Senator Klobuchar is the chairman of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. This Committee brings together senators, businesses, community leaders, policy experts and intergovernmental organizations to help develop policies to strengthen the economy and move the country forward.

Visit the committee’s website: www.democrats.senate.gov/dsoc

Rules and Administration Committee

Senator Klobuchar is the Ranking Member of the Rules Committee, which oversees the rules and operations of the Senate and has jurisdiction over the administration of federal elections and matters related to good governance.

Visit the committee's website: www.rules.senate.gov

Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

The Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has responsibility for a wide range of issues important to businesses and consumers - overseeing everything from product safety to technology to transportation and the Coast Guard. The Commerce Committee's work helps keep consumers safe, strengthen the economy and cut red tape, and guide the future of our nation's transportation systems. The committee is working for businesses and consumers by:

  • Ensuring that U.S. exporters have the tools they need to sell their products abroad
  • Making sure that products made around the world meet U.S. safety standards
  • Protecting Americans from anti-consumer business practices
  • Investing in research and development that will create long-term economic growth and jobs
  • Building a 21st-century transportation network
  • Advancing next-generation telecommunications networks that keep America competitive

Visit the committee's website: www.commerce.senate.gov

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has jurisdiction over issues important to Minnesota, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture's farm, conservation, and rural-development programs; food stamps and nutrition; and forestry policy. This Congress, the committee will be working to pass a new Farm Bill and address other critical issues such as:

  • Extending a fair safety net and a permanent disaster assistance program for farmers
  • Continuing the sugar program with additional protections against imports of subsidized foreign sugar
  • Strengthening the support available for dairy farmers
  • Allowing farms to meet more of our nation's energy needs
  • Supporting the economic development of rural communities

Visit the committee's website: www.agriculture.senate.gov

Joint Economic Committee

The primary task of the Joint Economic Committee is to review economic conditions and to recommend improvements in economic policy.

 Visit the committee’s website: www.jec.senate.gov