Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents a major challenge to our nation and our state, but I know it is one we will get through together. Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of our families and communities, which will require a dramatic scale-up of our testing capacity and ensuring our hospitals and health workers have the resources they need as we work toward the development of treatments and a vaccine. (Read More)

Jobs and the Economy

Minnesotans believe in hard work, fair play, and personal responsibility. We believe that no matter where you come from, if you work hard, you can achieve your dreams, give the gift of education to your children, and have security in your later years. (Read more)

Agriculture & Rural Communities

The economic well-being of our nation is tied to the health of our rural economy. Rural communities also have unique needs – from housing and infrastructure to health care and broadband access often see disproportionate impacts from natural disasters, market volatility, and global pandemics like the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Read more)

Environment, Climate Change, Homegrown Energy and Natural Resources

We must commit ourselves to protecting our environment and preserving our natural resources for generations to come. We also need to chart a new energy future - one that creates jobs, reduces our dependence on foreign oil, increases domestic energy production, keeps energy costs affordable for all Americans, and responds to the challenges of global climate change. (Read more)

Health Care

Quality, universal, and accessible health care is a very personal matter to families all across our state. We must continue working to ensure all Minnesotans have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve, particularly during the public health crisis that has been caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Read more)

National Security

Protecting our nation from those who would do us harm is the first and most important responsibility of Congress. In the midst of turbulent times abroad, we must remain vigilant in deterring hostile nations and pursuing terrorist networks intent on bringing destruction to our country. (Read more)

Veterans, Servicemembers, and Their Families

I have always believed that when we ask our young men and women to fight in defense of our nation, we make a promise that we will give them the resources they need to do their jobs. We also promise to take care of them when they return home. (Read more)

Civil Rights, Public Trust, and Democracy

Our constitutional civil rights are the heart of our democracy and the foundation of our government. Public trust in our government and elections is also essential to the health of our Constitutional system. Public trust can only be gained if we also stand up for the civil rights of all Americans, not only by ensuring that all people can participate freely in our democracy, but also by addressing injustice and making government work better for everyone, not just the well-connected. (Read more)

Seniors

With the number of Americans over age 65 set to double over the next 30 years, we must preserve and enhance the health care and retirement programs our seniors depend on while also helping families prepare for the demands of an aging population. (Read more)

Families & Children

As a mom, I know that parents have an increasingly difficult job in today’s world.  The economic pressures, the time demands, the many outside influences that affect even the youngest children – all of these, and more, make this an especially challenging time for American families. (Read more)

Education

We must work to ensure that all Minnesota families have access to the educational opportunities they need to succeed in the 21st Century economy—from early education to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes, to apprenticeships, training and credential programs, to community and technical colleges, four-year universities, and beyond. (Read more)

Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform

Before I was elected to the Senate, I served for eight years as the chief prosecutor for Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis and 45 suburbs. I know firsthand the vital role our law enforcement and public safety officers serve in keeping our citizens safe. (Read More)

Consumer Protection

The first responsibility of government is to protect its citizens – not only from foreign and domestic threats to our nation’s security, but also from crime, unsafe products, and unscrupulous business practices. (Read more)

Immigration

Since our state's earliest days, immigration has kept Minnesota strong and competitive. From our Scandinavian and German roots, to our Slovenians and Croatians and Serbs on the Iron Range, to our Liberian, Hmong, Somali, and Oromo communities, our state's heritage is filled with immigrants working on the front lines, starting companies, and expanding economic opportunity for all of us. (Read more)

Competition Policy

To ensure a future of shared prosperity for consumers, workers, and businesses large and small, America must guarantee open and fair competition. Our history shows that competitive markets support business growth, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit, leaving room for small, independent businesses to flourish alongside larger corporations. (Read More)