Great Quotes from Amy Klobuchar

Courage means standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.

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Working together, we can meet our shared goal to combat climate change. From harmonizing vehicle emissions standards to using our trading relationship to boost investment in clean energy, the actions the United States and Canada take together will help both nations meet international goals.

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We need to build roads, bridges, airports, locks, dams, and rail that work for this century – not the last one. And let’s not forget about updating our energy grid, repairing and replacing our water infrastructure and sewers, and making sure all Americans have access to broadband.

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Ultimately, the success of America’s market economy depends on trust. This includes trust between buyers and sellers, between lenders and borrowers, and between investors and the companies in which they invest.

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I have a dream that, one day, maybe we’ll have more women in the Senate than there are victims of Harvey Weinstein’s harassment.

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As elected officials, we were sent to the halls of government by our neighbors to do their work – and much work needs to be done. Remembering our shared experiences with the people we represent makes us better and more accountable civil servants.

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Women aren’t sitting back after they win an election. They’re leaning in!

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It doesn’t take a bruise or a broken bone for a child to be a victim of domestic violence. Kids who witness domestic violence are victims, too.

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I think civility is important to getting things done.

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Competition is the best way to ensure prescription drugs are affordable.

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We can’t just say the right thing on lowering the cost of prescription drugs: we have to do the right thing, too.

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As an intern for Vice President Walter Mondale, I arrived the first day ready to write policy memos and change the world… but my assignment was doing an inventory of the furniture.

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You need people that are willing to talk to the other side, or you’re never going to get anything done. You need to be willing to expand your ground. There’s always usually a place on issues where you can find common ground.

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With the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, American taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for medicine going to waste.

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In my job you can’t just put your head in the sand and throw partisan bombshells. You have to get results.

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Election security is national security, and we have to start acting like it.

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It’s an uphill battle to help our kids learn to make good food decisions – particularly when they are too often presented with an a la carte lunch room choice of french fries or yogurt.

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Things aren’t always the fairy tale that you thought they were.

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It is time for us to make a real commitment to our rural communities by expanding broadband, by supporting our farmers, by building affordable housing and taking on rural poverty. That’s how we leave no one behind.

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When I was a kid, school recess and physical education class were times for kids to run around and play games.

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In many parts of our country, geography and population density can make it difficult to attract private investment. These communities depend on federal investments to maintain and upgrade their transportation systems and stay competitive. And we know that it’s an investment worth making. Because when rural America succeeds, we all do.

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I am a mother, so I’m used to balancing things.

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Where there’s a lack of competition – as we saw with Mylan Pharmaceutical’s virtual monopoly on EpiPen – price increases often follow.

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We’ve got great potential in our country and the only way we’re going to make sure kids are getting the degrees that they need, make sure we’re getting through that red tape, is by working together.

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Well, I think the way to go is civil unions. But I do think when you talk about the Republican Party and the debates that are going on within the Republican Party on a number of issues, what I’m hoping is that they will get to a point where they will work with us on moving forward with this economy.

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I think there’s a lot of Democrats that would favor reducing the corporate tax rate as long as we find a way to close loopholes so we have a way to pay for it.

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There really is a sense of internationalism in the heartland.

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I wanted to be a librarian.

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The consequences of poor nutrition and a lack of exercise are serious.

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In the 21st century, our adversaries will continue to use cyberattacks against us. We need to be prepared to defend our networks against this growing threat to our democracy, especially the most fundamental part of our political system: our elections.

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Who would know but ten years ago that kids would be texting each other all the time, that that would be one of their main forms of communication. And so many times, these kids know more about the technology than their parents. And so many times, we’re putting kids in very adult situations and expecting them to behave like they’re 40 years old.

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I understand now why Hillary Clinton always wore navy blue pantsuits. Remember, for four years? If you have one or two themes, then you have the same shoes, the same bag. Otherwise, it’s a nightmare.

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You have a Republican House, close numbers in the Senate, a Democratic president. If we’re going to move forward at all as a country, we’re going to have to do it by standing together.

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Doing business with Cuba is good for America.

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In any job, you can come under attack or have a door slammed in your face. You do want to listen to critics; you don’t want to be in a cocoon and never change. Get a second opinion from coworkers and friends. Know that criticism can be valid, but don’t take it personally.

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When it’s for the good of your state, you put partisan differences aside.

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There is a difference between being bold and being rash.

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It’s time we update the laws so that online platforms are held to the same transparency standards as other companies that sell political advertisements.

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Let’s be honest: The trade embargo with Cuba hasn’t secured our interests or helped the Cuban people. Because the way to promote positive change and better human rights in Cuba is through engagement, not isolation.

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Finally, a good prosecutor knows that her job is to enforce the law without fear or favor. Likewise, a Supreme Court Justice must interpret the laws without fear or favor.

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Women politicians tend to lead by being accountable for results. We focus on goals and outcomes. You can’t get by on just swagger.

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For me, one of my earliest memories of politics where I thought that I could do anything was when Walter Mondale of Minnesota picked Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. I literally remember what she wore – the red dress, the white pearls. And I saw that, and I thought, ‘Anything is possible.’

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Who would know but ten years ago that kids would be texting each other all the time, that that would be one of their main forms of communication.

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When I was a prosecutor, we had one straightforward goal: convict the guilty and protect the innocent. To me, that simple mission still holds true.

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When I was prosecutor we had truancy and curfew issues and we made a refrigerator magnet, and that was hot with parents. They loved putting it up on the wall and saying, you know, if you don’t follow these rules, you could get prosecuted. Whether or not it actually happens, it changes a culture, and that’s part of what we’re trying to do here.

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We had a few tragic accidents in our state, as they’ve had in every state, from train crashes on down. And really, no text is worth dying for; that is our message to young people. And this is such a new phenomenon when you look at the number of texts and how they’ve increased exponentially in just the last few years.

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Families fighting childhood cancer should not have to worry about where they’re going to get the next dose of the drug they need to save their child’s life.

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So many times, these kids know more about the technology than their parents. And so many times, we’re putting kids in very adult situations and expecting them to behave like they’re 40 years old. Well, that’s just not going to happen.

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My husband is the first man to consistently be involved in the Senate Spouses group.

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I guess my claim to fame is I’ve now gaveled Ted Kennedy to order twice.

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Every so often you might have an outburst in the gallery. That’s one of the most exciting things that happen because then you can say, ‘Unless there’s order we will call the Sergeant at Arms.’ And that sounds really scary.

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My dad was a sports writer when I was younger and then he became just a general columnist. But I grew up with him literally getting into brawls with football coaches.

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