My office can help you work through an issue you may have with a federal agency, such as the Social Security Administration, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or the Post Office. Acting as a liaison between you and the federal government, my staff and I can often help you answer questions, find resources, or resolve problems. While we cannot ask an agency to circumvent its rules, force it to decide a question in your favor, or change a decision that is already final, we can make inquiries about the status of your situation and review the steps taken thus far to ensure your case is being handled properly.
Planning a trip to Washington, D.C? My office is happy to help you arrange tours during your visit. Below is information about requesting specific tours, as well as links to some of the most popular area attractions. All of the tours described below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
My office is happy to help Minnesota organizations and individuals purchase flags that have been flown over the United States Capitol Building to commemorate special occasions. To request a flag, please fill out the form below. You can choose the size and material of your flag in addition to whether you would like to have the flag flown over the United States Capitol Building. If you would like to have the flag flown in someone’s honor on a specific date, please fill out their information on the form.
This internship is a great opportunity for college students or recent graduates interested in learning how an elected official’s office serves its constituents. Interns will be selected based on the quality of their application and demonstrated commitment to public service. Sen. Smith accepts all applications for internships; however Minnesotans will be given preference. All internships are unpaid. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Sen. Smith has the honor and privilege to recommend some of Minnesota’s most brilliant and skilled individuals to attend the United States Service Academies. These academies allow young people to serve our country while receiving a full four-year scholarship from some of our finest institutions of higher learning. Upon acceptance of an appointment into an Academy, a student commits to five years of service after graduation or work in the Maritime Industry, if they attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.