This Congress, Klobuchar has advanced bipartisan legislation to fix supply chains, restore competition online, and expand broadband access
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was named the 10th most bipartisan Senator in the nonpartisan Lugar Center and Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s 2021 Bipartisan Index.
“When we put partisanship aside and people first, we get results,” said Klobuchar. “I’m proud of my work to get stuff done with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. From improving broadband access to supporting our veterans and fixing our supply chains, we’ve passed important bills to help address key issues. I’ve always been committed to finding common ground that will lead to real progress.”
The Lugar Center and McCourt School of Public Policy ’s Bipartisan Index measures how frequently each Member of Congress introduces legislation co-sponsored by members of the other party, or sponsors legislation first introduced from across the aisle.
Other surveys have also found Klobuchar to be one of the most effective Senators. In 2019, the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a project sponsored by the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, named Klobuchar as the single most effective Democratic Senator during the 115th Congress.
Out of the 111 pieces of legislation Klobuchar has introduced this Congress, 82 have been bipartisan, including 20 that have passed the Senate. Klobuchar’s notable bipartisan legislative achievements this Congress include:
- The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, Klobuchar and Senator John Thune (R-SD)’s legislation to help fix supply chains and ease shipping backlogs, passed the Senate unanimously in March.
- The American Innovation and Choice Online Act, Klobuchar and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)’s legislation to restore competition online, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in January with a strong bipartisan vote of 16-6. The legislation became the first technology competition bill to advance out of a Senate Committee since the dawn of the Internet, and has continued to gain momentum, including support from the Department of Justice and Department of Commerce.
- The Restoring Brand USA Act, Klobuchar and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)’s legislation to provide support for Brand USA, a public-private partnership that promotes international travel to the United States, was signed into law in March.
- The Seniors Fraud Prevention Act, Klobuchar and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)’s legislation to prevent fraud targeting seniors, was signed into law in March.
- The Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, Klobuchar and Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)’s legislation to prevent carbon monoxide deaths, was signed into law in March.
- The Abby Honold Act, Klobuchar’s legislation with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) to establish trauma-informed training programs for law enforcement, was signed into law in March.
- Additionally, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law last November, included several key Klobuchar priorities, most notably a historic investment in broadband infrastructure based on Klobuchar’s legislation to expand broadband access.