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. [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.
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.