On June 2, Senator Amy Klobuchar made a stop at the Thomson Reuters campus in Eagan, Minn.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Senator Klobuchar for many years, beginning during my tenure as Mayor of Minneapolis – Senator Klobuchar was serving as the Hennepin County District Attorney at the same time.

Senator Klobuchar met with members of Thomson Reuters’ Government Affairs team, including our General Counsel Deirdre Stanley and SVP & Global Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs Ambassador Paula Dobriansky to discuss current legislative issues that matter to a business like ours. Senator Klobuchar is the only member of the U.S. Senate who sits on both the Judiciary and Commerce committees – two committees that directly impact Thomson Reuters.

You can see by this photo that we are using telepresence technology to hold this meeting. If you’ve never experienced a meeting via telepresence, I highly recommend it. Very innovative technology!

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Photo by Adam Lockhart

Senator Klobuchar then participated in a Q&A session with a group of 100 Thomson Reuters employees. Her up-close-and-personal-view of the Supreme Court Justice conferee process was of particular interest to the many legal professionals in the room.

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Photo by Adam Lockhart
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Photo by Jeannette Appold

It’s important for our elected officials to understand our business and our employees, and based on today’s visit, our employees want to know our elected officials, too.

One more thing … give Senator Klobuchar’s Taconite Tater Tot Hot Dish a try.