U.S. Senator, D-MN
US Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) believes the best ideas come from those closest to the issues, which is why she has made it a priority to travel across the state to listen to Minnesotans and transform what she’s learned into laws that will help them. Her collaborative approach to leadership has led her to pass over 50 bills and provisions into law that have benefited working families, farmers, veterans, businesses and Tribal communities. Her bipartisan record sets her apart as a leader with a knack for finding solutions to problems that members from both parties can get behind. This work has made health care more affordable and accessible, expanded broadband service across the state and boosted the efforts of schools and teachers to prepare students for in-demand careers.
She also has been a progressive leader fighting for racial justice, women’s reproductive rights and a clean energy future.
Her work has led to the establishment of Juneteenth as a national holiday, to giving back over 11 thousand acres of land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and to providing a path to citizenship for Minnesota’s Liberian community. As the only U.S. Senator to have worked for Planned Parenthood, she has been a key leader in the fight to protect women’s right to choose. Additionally, as the country faces the climate crisis, she has risen as a leader in the push for a clean energy future.
Tina currently serves on four Senate committees: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and Indian Affairs. In 2021, she was named Chair of two Senate subcommittees: Housing, Transportation, and Community Development; and Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade.