As a nation, America is at its best when we are thinking and making things and exporting to the world.
I grew up in the public schools, my mom taught in them, and then my daughter is in them.
I am under no illusion that amending the Voting Rights Act in Congress will be easy, but with bipartisan calls for legislation to address it, I'm confident we are moving in the right direction.
While there are plenty of reasons that we lost in 2016, there's at least one that we can definitely fix for next time: We can make sure that no one is left behind in where we go, in who we talk to, in what we say, and in what we do.
I have tried to treat people on the other side civilly and look for common ground.
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.
We should look for ways to expedite generic drug approvals, particularly for products that have a long history of being safe and effective.
Loretta Lynch is supremely qualified to be our nation's top cop, and she should be confirmed immediately.
There are many fronts in the fight to make voting easier for all.
It's time we update the laws so that online platforms are held to the same transparency standards as other companies that sell political advertisements.
Rebuilding our relationship with Cuba would be a win for American business and a win for the Cuban people.
When I ran for the Senate, I ran to bring change to Washington, not simply to become a woman senator.
Where there's a lack of competition - as we saw with Mylan Pharmaceutical's virtual monopoly on EpiPen - price increases often follow.
With the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, American taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill for medicine going to waste.
When you look back at your own story, you may find out that not every 't' was crossed and every 'i' was dotted.
I know we can find a bipartisan response to pressing challenges - like repairing, modernizing and adding to the infrastructure on which we all rely. I know it because I've seen it happen in my own state of Minnesota.
It doesn't take a bruise or a broken bone for a child to be a victim of domestic violence. Kids who witness domestic violence are victims, too.
I was one of the first women partners at my law firm, the first woman in my Minnesota prosecutor job, and the first woman elected from my state to the Senate. So advice from women who had done similar things was important for me.
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.
In my job you can't just put your head in the sand and throw partisan bombshells. You have to get results.
If we're going to have standards in schools, let's be honest and have standards.
We must make our world safer by rooting out the evil in our midst while still protecting the rights of people who mean no harm.
I actually went to law school with Jim Comey. We were in the same class, and he was respected by our classmates just like he was respected by the agents that he supervised.
If the past is an indication, when women are given a job to do in Congress, they get it done.
In every school, community center, city hall, and state capitol, there are women who are making their voices heard and standing up for the people they serve - women who aren't just demanding change but finding ways to create it. They are making an impact, and along the way, they're inspiring others to do the same.
I believe same-day registration has to be part of comprehensive reform of our voting systems that will also restore pre-clearance, shorten lines at polls, and ensure that no one who wants to vote is denied their constitutional right.
We can't just say the right thing on lowering the cost of prescription drugs: we have to do the right thing, too.
I actually spoke at the christening of the USS Minnesota - it was a really, very cool submarine in Norfolk.
Courage means standing next to someone you don't always agree with for the betterment of the country.
As elected officials, we were sent to the halls of government by our neighbors to do their work - and much work needs to be done. Remembering our shared experiences with the people we represent makes us better and more accountable civil servants.
Indeed, in strengthening our security, boosting our economy, and protecting our environment, Canada is our friend, neighbor, partner, and ally.
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.
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.
I think there's a lot of Democrats that would favor reducing the corporate tax rate as long as we find a way to close loopholes so we have a way to pay for it.
The women Democrats and Republicans work together incredibly well.
I saw firsthand the toll that fraud can take on the victims and their families.
If Congress continues to sit on its hands, and the drug companies continue to stash cash in their stockings, Americans will be forever bound in the Jacob Marley-like chains of high prices.
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.
Canada has the world's largest Ukrainian population outside of Ukraine and Russia. As a senator from Minnesota, a state with a large Ukrainian-American community, I understand how important it is that Canada works with us to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine.
For me, one of my earliest memories of politics where I thought that I could do anything was when Walter Mondale of Minnesota picked Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. I literally remember what she wore - the red dress, the white pearls. And I saw that, and I thought, 'Anything is possible.'
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.
You need people that are willing to talk to the other side, or you're never going to get anything done. You need to be willing to expand your ground. There's always usually a place on issues where you can find common ground.
Ultimately, the success of America's market economy depends on trust. This includes trust between buyers and sellers, between lenders and borrowers, and between investors and the companies in which they invest.
When I was a prosecutor, we had one straightforward goal: convict the guilty and protect the innocent. To me, that simple mission still holds true.
It's an uphill battle to help our kids learn to make good food decisions - particularly when they are too often presented with an a la carte lunch room choice of french fries or yogurt.
Women are focused on getting things done and bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to a political system that's crying out for change.