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U.S. Sen. Tina Smith Announces Largest Ever Investment in Key Native Housing Program

Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) – chair of the Senate’s Housing Subcommittee – announced Minnesota Tribes will receive the largest ever housing investment as part of a key federal program dedicated to improving housing on Native land. The $23 million in funding for Minnesota Tribes represents a more than $4 million increase from last year, which Sen. Smith had pushed for.
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Senator Tina Smith on 'Gut Punch' From Leaked SCOTUS Opinion on Roe v. Wade

Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) joined Cheddar News to talk about her reaction to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark abortion rights decision. "It felt like a gut punch. It felt so fundamentally disrespectful to women to say that you don't have the capacity, you can't be trusted — we can't be trusted — to make these most important decisions about abortion and what is best for ourselves, our bodies, our lives, our families," she said.

Congressman Michelle Fischbach and Senator Tina Smith weigh in on Roe-V-Wade

(Washington, DC) -- Republican Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach calls the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe-V-Wade a “seismic and foundational compromise of the independence of the Supreme Court.” But Democratic Senator Tina Smith says Republicans’ focus on the leak shows “how out of step they are with the American public (and) with Minnesotans.” Smith says, “strong majorities in Minnesota and around the country” are opposed to banning abortion, and that the leak suggests the nation’s highest court is in “a lot of disarray.” Meanwhile, Fishbach says if Roe-V-Wade is overturned, it will “put laws back in the hands of the states to be debated and decided by the American people and their elected representatives, not by unelected judges.”

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith Secure $4+ Million for Tribal Nations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) announced that they have secured $4,199,000 for Minnesota Tribal Nations. These funds will support the communities of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. “This federal funding will have a real impact for Minnesota’s Tribal Nations. From supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs to...

Sen. Tina Smith to visit Rochester Friday, will tour infrastructure sites

(ABC 6 News) - Senator Tina Smith will visit the Rochester area Friday to visit several infrastructure sites. Senator Smith will learn about projects that could benefit from the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, tour a new mental health crisis center, hear about equitable economic recovery plans, and learn about water main loop project to protect local businesses.

Senator Tina Smith Proposes Bill To Help College Students Afford Textbooks

(KNSI) – A Minnesota U.S. Senator has proposed a bill to help make college more affordable. Senator Tina Smith is one of the authors of the Affordable College Textbook Act. “Well, when we think about the high cost of college, we often think about tuition. And that’s a big problem. But textbooks are also a significant expense for college students. Often, it’s the biggest expense at the end of the day when college students are trying to figure out how to make ends meet.”

Sen. Tina Smith showcases Rural MOMs Act

ROCHESTER, Minn.-Sen. Tina Smith celebrated the passage of the Rural MOMs Act, which was part of the larger omnibus spending bill signed by President Joe Biden this month. Smith said the law aims to increase medical access to mothers in greater Minnesota by providing more resources for medical facilities, primarily in prenatal and maternal areas.

RLNC President's Club of Excellence Meet US Senator, Tina Smith in Washington DC

I was so proud of our RLNC students for representing our Tribe and College so well this week! They were in Washington all week to advocate for our college and remind our elected leaders how important our college is. Yesterday they met MN Senator Tina Smith. Senator Smith was highly impressed with our students and inspired by their stories of overcoming adversity to succeed in college.

Sen. Tina Smith: Somebody did something about the problems

There’s this old parody article from The Onion, the satirical online newspaper, where a woman complains: “Why isn’t anyone doing anything about all the problems?”. We’ve all had those moments of frustration, encountering yet another of life’s little obstacles and wishing somebody would do something to help. But there might be no greater source of that exasperation than the inconveniences we encounter when we’re just trying to get from one place to another.

Senator Tina Smith talks postal service reform, fuel prices in Minnesota

Congress this week passed legislation that would shore up the U.S. Postal Service and ensure six-day-a-week mail delivery. The long-fought postal overhaul has been years in the making and comes amid widespread complaints about mail service slowdowns. Many Americans became dependent on the Postal Service during the COVID-19 crisis, but officials have repeatedly warned that without congressional action it would run out of cash by 2024, the Associated Press reports.