Sen. Smith Demands Urgent Action on Climate Change in Floor Speech
Highlights Trump FERC Nominee's Troubling Environmental Record
WASHINGTON, D.C. [12/06/18]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), in a speech on the Senate floor, demanded urgent action to combat climate change and spoke out against Trump Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominee Bernard McNamee’s troubling environmental record.
Senator Presses Department of Veterans Affairs to Launch Investigation,
Provide Clear Answers To Guarantee Veterans are Paid in Full
WASHINGTON, D.C. [12/03/18]—U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) is helping to lead a bipartisan push to get the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to quickly clarify how it intends to “make whole” the more than 360,000 veterans in Minnesota and across the country who are at risk of being denied the full housing benefits they’ve earned.
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.