Tina Smith

United States Senator for Minnesota

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U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, Colleagues Push to End Shutdown Citing Over 4 Million Who Rely on Affordable Housing Programs 

Smith Joins Letter Stressing Impact of Shutdown on Affordable Housing Programs 

U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Colleagues Introduce Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act
Senators Want to Make Sure Federal Contract Workers Hurt by Shutdown Receive Their Paychecks

U.S. Senator Tina Smith Presses Trump Administration to Ensure
Federal Contractor Workers Receive Back Pay Amid Shutdown

While Senator Crafts Bill to Make Sure Contract Workers Hurt by Shutdown
Receive Their Paychecks, Also Urges Trump Administration to Stand Up for Workers



In Floor Speech, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith Shares Stories From Minnesota Air Traffic Controllers Hurt by Government Shutdown
Senator Highlights Toll of Shutdown; Calls For President, Republican Colleagues to Recognize People are Hurting and Reopen Government

Senators Want to Make Sure Contract Workers 
Hurt by Shutdown Receive Their Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. [01/04/19]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), along with her colleagues Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), pledged to stand up for low-wage federal contract workers by announcing plans to introduce legislation to secure back pay for the contractor employees who have gone without pay during the government shutdown.

WASHINGTON, D.C. [1/03/19]—Today, Tina Smith (D-Minn.) was sworn in as U.S. Senator for Minnesota. Sen. Smith was elected to the seat in November, giving her a new term that runs until January, 2021.


WASHINGTON, D.C. [12/14/18]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas deemed provisions of the landmark Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional.

Senators’ Legislation Would Ensure Oral Cancer Drugs are Covered in Same Way as Traditional IV Chemotherapy

Senator Says Final Farm Bill Contains Provisions She Fought for to Help Minnesota

Senator Says Educators Can Now Take Steps So They Will Not Be Forced

To Foot Bill for Thousands in Grants Unfairly Converted to Loans   

WASHINGTON, D.C. [12/10/18]–Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released the following statement after the Education Department announced it will be instituting a process to help teachers who have been unfairly forced to repay thousands of dollars after grants they received were later, and often erroneously, converted to loans.


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