As USDA Prepares to Host Nationwide Roundtables, Sen. Smith Calls for Minnesota Voices to be Heard
U.S. Senator Tina Smith is continuing her push to address the opioid epidemic by calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host a rural opioid misuse roundtable in Minnesota. This comes after introducing a bill last week to help tribes across the country access the resources they need to address mental health and substance use disorders.
Senator Pushes for Resources to Help People Struggling with Addiction, Mental Health Conditions, Other Behavioral Health Crises in Indian Country
Ahead of a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing today on the opioid crisis in Indian Country, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith introduced a bill to help tribal communities in Minnesota and across the country access the resources they need to support people who are struggling with mental illness or substance use disorders.
U.S. Senator Tina Smith is calling on the White House to support Minnesota’s rural communities and American energy independence by maintaining a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the federal program that sets the level of biofuels—like ethanol and biodiesel—that are blended into our nation’s fuel supply.
Senator Highlights Need to Help Parents in Minnesota and Across Nation Access Childcare, Including Student Parents Working to Attain College Degree or Workforce Training Program
U.S. Senator Tina Smith recently launched her “Childcare Access and Affordability” listening sessions across Minnesota, and back in Washington, she’s taking what she’s learning from the state to work on behalf of parents who are attending higher education but lack access to adequate child care options.
Senator Fighting to Prioritize Workforce Development; Health Care; Support for Children, Families, and Seniors; Rural Development; & Law Enforcement and Support for Tribal Communities
As the Senate works on this year’s federal spending bill—often referred to as the appropriations process—U.S. Senator Tina Smith is fighting to prioritize investments in Minnesota families, seniors, and communities. The bill is expected to be released later this month.
Expresses Concern About Reports of Top Pharmaceutical Companies Using Billions in Tax Savings to Enrich Investors Instead of Prioritizing Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith questioned a group of major pharmaceutical executives on how they are using billions of their corporate tax cut dollars, expressing concern that the companies may be using the funds to enrich investors through stock “buybacks” and shareholder payouts instead of prioritizing lower prescription drug prices.