Minnesota’s DFL Members Of Congress Reflect On Jan. 6 Attack; Republicans Remain SilentLast year when rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol building and members of Congress were whisked away to a safe location, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar—a key lawmaker during election certification—said she shared a goal with Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri: That against all odds, they would complete their work.
Minnesota To Receive $74M In Federal Funds To Protect, Conserve Wetland HabitatMinnesota will be getting $74 million in funding for the conservation and protection of wetland habitat and migratory birds.
Sen. Tina Smith To Vote Against Policing Ballot Question, Saying It 'May Well Move Us In The Wrong Direction'"My own experience working in City Hall tells me that this change will exacerbate what is a deeply flawed city governance structure, where accountability, authority and lines of responsibility between the Mayor and City Council are diffused and dysfunctional."
'Horrific': Minnesota Officials React To Mass Shooting At St. Paul BarSt. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Gov. Tim Walz and Sen. Tina Smith are among those who have responded to the violence.
Minnesotans On Both Sides Of Abortion Debate Watch Closely As SCOTUS ReconvenesThe Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks -- which may pave the way for overturning of Roe vs. Wade.
Walz, Smith, Klobuchar Visit Greenwood Fire, Stagnant At 26,000 AcresGov. Tim Walz and senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar visited northern Minnesota Monday to survey the Greenwood fire.
Sen. Tina Smith Says Democrats 'Are Going To Push As Hard As We Can' For Federal Paid Family LeaveThe U.S. is the only developed nation that does not have a federal paid family leave policy. In Congress, efforts to change that have been moving forward slowly.
Minnesota Gets $60 Million Federal Grant To Improve I-494 Near MSPA federal grant of $60 million is slated to be used to improve a stretch of Interstate 494 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Sens. Klobuchar, Smith Again Pushing To Get Fire Sprinklers In Older Public Housing BuildingsMinnesota's two U.S. senators are once again working to get fire sprinklers in older public housing buildings.
Klobuchar, Smith Vote In Favor Of $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package: 'Help Is On The Way'The U.S. Senate narrowly passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package on Saturday, with both of Minnesota's Democratic senators voting in favor.
Sen. Tina Smith Seeks Probe Of Natural Gas Price Spikes During StormMinnesota Sen. Tina Smith says natural gas spot prices spiked as high as 100 times typical levels, forcing utilities and other natural gas users to incur exorbitant costs, many of which were passed on to customers.
'Trump Violated His Oath Of Office': Minn. Politicians Speak Out Following 2nd Impeachment AcquittalBoth Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith voted to convict Trump of incitement charges in the wake of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Talking Points: How Will Democrats Pass A $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package?Biden is calling for a dramatic expansion of the child tax credit. The plan calls for direct payment of $300 per month per child for children under six, and $250 a month per child per month for kids ages 6 to 17. In total, that is $3,600 a year for young kids, $3,000 a year for older kids.
Smith Among 7 Senators Asking Ethics Panel To Investigate Sens. Cruz, HawleySeven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley "to fully understand their role" in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Sen. Tina Smith Urges Biden Administration To Ensure Free COVID Vaccine For AllMinnesota Sen. Tina Smith is calling on the Biden administration to make sure the COVID-19 vaccine is free for all.