Last Year’s Republican Tax Law Threatens Tax-Exempt Status of Minnesota Cooperatives Accepting Grants; Senator Plans Legislative Fix
WASHINGTON, D.C. [10/31/18]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) urged the Trump Administration to ensure cooperatives don’t lose their tax-exempt status if they receive government grants to expand rural broadband in Minnesota and across the country.
Letter Follows Up on August Letter Questioning Azar about Blaming PBMs and Drug Distributors for High Drug Prices
Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) today sent their second letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about his potentially misleading statements during Senate testimony in which he blamed pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and drug distributors for drug manufacturers' ongoing refusal to meaningfully reduce their prices.
Legislation Signed by President Includes Senator’s Measure to Expand Mental Health Services in Schools, Especially for Children Living in Rural Areas
WASHINGTON, D.C. [10/24/18]—U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) helped write the bipartisan opioids legislation that the President signed into law today, which gives Minnesota and the nation the tools to combat the crisis by investing in long-term prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.
Senator Says Legislation to Renew Land and Water Conservation Fund is Vital for Minnesota
WASHINGTON, D.C. [10/02/18]—U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) said that a bipartisan measure that she helped push through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today will invest in protecting and enhancing important Minnesota land and water resources.
Senator’s Measure Would Help Communities, Families, Businesses Cope with Growing Child Care Shortages
WASHINGTON, D.C. [10/01/18]—After hearing from families, business, and community leaders across Minnesota throughout this year, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) has introduced legislation to address the growing child care shortage across the state.
Senator Urges Need to Open New Markets, Pass Bipartisan Farm Bill, Strengthen RFS, Address Grain Storage Shortage
WASHINGTON, D.C. [09/26/18]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, pressed the President and other top Trump Administration farm and trade officials to quickly take several meaningful steps to address the growing economic unease being felt by farmers and ranchers in Minnesota and across the country.