Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar
details top policy goals
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[June 18, 2019]
By Ginger Gibson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Amy
Klobuchar unveiled on Tuesday a 137-point list of priorities she would
address in her first 100 days in office if elected president, a sweeping
set of policies she is highlighting as part of her bid for the
The policies touch on matters ranging from high-profile topics like
climate change, healthcare and gun regulations to the classification of
federal tax offices.
Klobuchar is one of more than 20 candidates vying for the Democratic
nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in November
2020. The Minnesota lawmaker has so far struggled to gain traction in
She will face off on June 26 against nine other candidates in the first
debate of the nominating contest. An additional 10 candidates will
debate the next night. Her hefty policy list could be used to try to
bolster her debate stage credentials.
Her first two policy positions are topics popular among Democrats -
rejoining the Paris climate agreement from which Trump withdrew the
United States, and promising to fight efforts to reduce health insurance
protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Other promises include taking her first international trips to Canada
and Europe and signing an executive order to end the policy of
separating migrant children from their parents at the border with
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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar speaks during
the Democratic National Committee LGBTQ Gala in New York City, U.S.,
June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
Klobuchar also said she would issue an executive order restoring a
requirement that the Pentagon and CIA issue an annual report
detailing air strikes taken outside war zones and detailing the
number of military and civilian deaths.
She said she would also reverse an executive order Trump signed in
his first weeks of office, which critics said weakened financial
regulations and undermined efforts made in the Dodd-Frank bill after
the 2008 financial crisis.
(Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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