Sen. Amy Klobuchar had been named one of four co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, which, she says, pushes for federal policies that support adoptive children and families.
Klobuchar said in a statement:
I have long worked to advocate for these loving families, and through my new leadership role in this bipartisan caucus, I intend to build upon my work to eliminate red tape in the adoption process and help keep adoptive families strong.
Other co-chairs of the group are:
- Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri)
- Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona)
- Rep. Karen Bass (D-California)
The coalition says it is “the largest bicameral, bipartisan congressional member organization and works on issues pertaining to children in need of permanency, children in the foster care system, and domestic and international child welfare, as well as to advocate for every child’s right to a safe, stable and loving family.”