BUDGET & SPENDING:
Sen. Klobuchar voted for the Budget Control Act, which would cap discretionary spending. She still proposes expensive programs, but often stops short of the rest of the field.
Sen. Klobuchar has said she will act in accordance with existing law and voted in favor of reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allowed unlawful spying.
Sen. Klobuchar has promised to repeal some, but not all, portions of the Trump tax cuts. She also proposed new taxes on corporations and capital gains.
Sen. Klobuchar voted for the most recent Farm Bill and was one of the most vocal champions for some of its most wasteful provisions, including increased subsidies for dairy products.
Sen. Klobuchar supported the intervention in Libya, and has been less dovish than most of her counterparts. She did, however, vote in favor of Sen. Mike Lee’s resolution on Yemen war power.
Sen. Klobuchar supported the steel and aluminum tariffs. She has also opposed numerous trade deals as a senator. She has, however, called for a reduction of trade tension with China.
Sen. Klobuchar has not endorsed Medicare for All and stops short of that proposal. However, she would expand government spending and has proposed expanding Social Security to cover the end-of-life costs associated with her plan. Eventually, it would have a similar effect as Medicare for All.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM:
Sen. Klobuchar touts her record as a “tough prosecutor.” Recently, though, she’s co-sponsored the First Step Act and promised to pardon more nonviolent offenders as president.
WELFARE & ENTITLEMENTS:
Klobuchar has endorsed expanding Social Security. She also proposed a plan that lets citizens set up their own savings accounts, matched partly by the government.
TECH & TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
Sen. Klobuchar made re-implementing Title II somewhat of a focus in her campaign announcement. She voted for a Senate resolution to re-implement them as well.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT:
Sen. Klobuchar resisted initially, but eventually co-sponsored the Green New Deal. Her plan would cost $1 trillion building green infrastructure and creating green jobs.
Sen. Klobuchar has rejected calls for free college, but supports massively increasing federal funding for K-12 education and increasing teacher pay.
Sen. Klobuchar has resisted calls for amnesty for companies that hire illegal immigrants. She has proposed extending amnesty for those who cross illegally, however, and resists border security measures.