US Senator (D-MN)
Child: Abigail, 16
Amy Klobuchar works to protect children. She has written two amendments to the “Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act,” which was signed into law by President Bush in December 2007. The act requires public pools to install the newest drain safety technology. She involved herself in this legislation after a six-year-old girl from Minnesota died of complications from injuries she obtained from the powerful suction of a pool drain. She also voted for the “Head Start for School Readiness Act”, which allocated $22 billion to make sure young children are ready to enter school.
Klobuchar’s power in the Senate is certainly on the rise. The New York Times cited her as one of 17 women most likely to become the first female President of the United States.
Klobuchar told The Washington Post of her work life demands: “My husband probably plays a greater role in helping with our daughter than in some families. I thought of this last night at 3 a.m. Because he is out of town this week, a high school neighbor from Minnesota is helping out...Doing this on your own is never easy, no matter if you are a US Senator or a nurse or a flight attendant. You just do your best.”