Amy Klobuchar Quotes

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Before we even consider expanding Medicare, or another program based on its rates, we must reform our Medicare payment system so that it rewards value, not volume, and doesn't disadvantage states like Minnesota that provide high-quality care in an efficient way.
— Amy Klobuchar

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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.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

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

Amy Klobuchar

I believe we can incentivize more affordable health care in general by better regulating insurance and creating meaningful competition for health care services.

Amy Klobuchar

I don't think it should be a surprise when we're talking about energy and trying to have more home-grown energy, be less reliant on foreign oil when you look at our health care that we're trying to get more affordable health care, that these are going to create major debates in this country and be somewhat polarizing.

Amy Klobuchar

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

Amy Klobuchar

I look at this in a very simple way: I want to bring the debt down.

Amy Klobuchar

I remember 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.

Amy Klobuchar

I think you're going to see a number of Democrats that do want to see us grapple with spending.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

I would prefer a public option that would be a competitive option that would allow people to buy into a Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, which is a series of private plans.

Amy Klobuchar

I'm looking for a Justice who appreciates the awesome responsibility that she will be given, if confirmed. A Justice who understands the gravity of the office and who respects the very different roles that the Constitution provides for each of the three branches of government.

Amy Klobuchar

If we're going to have standards in schools, let's be honest and have standards.

Amy Klobuchar

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

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

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

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

We have to do a better job of putting some rules on the insurance companies.

Amy Klobuchar

We're actually making stuff in America now. We're exporting stuff. We're inventing things.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

We've got to get things done. We've got an economy that is stabilized, but not moving ahead.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

Well, it is so difficult right now when you look out on the road and how fast people go and the more and more cars you see out there, for teenagers, you'd think a kid that literally, a few years before, was sitting back in a car seat in the back seat is now behind the wheel.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

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

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

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.

Amy Klobuchar

You want to represent the country and you want elected officials that are representative of the country.

Amy Klobuchar

Before we even consider expanding Medicare, or another program based on its rates, we must reform our Medicare payment system so that it rewards value, not volume, and doesn't disadvantage states like Minnesota that provide high-quality care in an efficient way.

Amy Klobuchar