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Klobuchar, Smith Announce Federal Funding for Bemidji Regional Airport Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $95,000 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the Bemidji Regional Airport. The airport will use the money to reconfigure and expand the security checkpoint.  “Investments in our airports serve as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state,” said Klobuchar. “This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will improve the travel experience at the Bemidji Regional Airport by expanding the passenger security checkpoint.”  “The Bemidji Regional airport is a key transportation hub and economic driver for Bemidji and its neighboring communities,” said Smith. “This investment, made possible by the Infrastructure Law, will make our airport more modern, safe and efficient. I’m excited to see this law making an impact and will keep pressing for opportunities to improve our state’s infrastructure.” This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Klobuchar, Smith Announce Federal Funding for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that the that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $21,300,000 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airport will use the money to improve passenger boarding bridges, rehabilitate roofs, and increase energy efficiency.  “Investments in our airports serve as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state,” said Klobuchar. “This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will improve the travel experience and energy efficiency of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport while also creating good paying jobs.” “The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is a key transportation hub and economic driver for communities all across our state,” said Smith. “This investment, made possible by the Infrastructure Law, will make our airport safer, greener, and more efficient. I’m excited to see this law making an impact and will keep pressing for opportunities to improve our state’s infrastructure.” This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Sen. Tina Smith Named to Key Senate Committees Tuesday

After being named to several key Senate committees, U.S. Senator Tina Smith vowed to use the posts to work on the most-pressing issues facing Minnesotans. Sen. Smith will start serving immediately on the following committees: The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs “It’s an honor to serve Minnesota in the U.S. Senate, and I’m excited that my new committee assignments will allow me to work on issues that touch every community in our state,” said Sen.

Sen. Smith Pushes for Action to Support Iron and Steel Workers in Minnesota

U.S. Senator Tina Smith is calling on the federal government to act promptly and conclude a Commerce Department investigation to determine the effect of steel imports on national security—known as a Section 232 investigation—in order to stem the tide of steel imports that puts the jobs of iron and steel workers in Minnesota at risk.  In April of last year, President Trump announced that he would be invoking Section 232 of a U.S. trade law to launch an investigation into the effects of foreign steel imports on national security. After repeated delays from the Commerce Department in issuing recommendations for action, Sen. Smith—who recently

Sen. Smith “Proud” to be Joining Leadership of Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus

Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith  released the following statement after being named to leadership of the bipartisan Senate Rural Health Caucus: “All families deserve quality health care no matter where they call home,” said Sen. Smith. “But rural communities face unique challenges when it comes to access to health care, which is why I’m proud that I’ll be able to serve as a leader of the Senate Rural Health Caucus. It will give me an additional avenue to help fight to lower the cost of health care, combat the opioid crisis, and address the needs that rural communities face when

Sen. Tina Smith Pushes to Help Minnesotans Cut Costly Student Loan Debt

  U.S. Senator Tina Smith has thrown her support behind a proposal to help tens of millions of student loan borrowers in Minnesota and around the country lower their monthly debt burden. The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would give Americans with student debt the opportunity to refinance their loans at lower interest rates. Right now, people can refinance other types of debt—e.g. home, car, or business loans—but there’s no national program in place to refinance federal student loans. “The price tag on a college degree is a serious source of anxiety for Minnesota students and families, and often, the

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