Tina Smith ... is the junior Senator from Minnesota.
Institute for Policy Studies
Council for a Livable World
- Last year, Senator Tina Smith won a special election to the U.S. Senate after being appointed in January 2018. She had less than 10 months to set up her office, prepare for a new set of issues, and win in November 2018.
- Since getting to the Senate, Smith has co-sponsored important legislation, including a bill to prevent the President from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress. She has also vigorously criticized the President’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.
- She won the 2018 special election against state senator Karin Housley 53%-42%. Now she is running for her first full term, and Republicans think that they can give her a tough fight.
- Hillary Clinton carried the state by only one and a half percent in 2016, and Minnesota could again become a battleground in the 2020 presidential election.
- We need to keep her in the Senate, and she needs our support.
Yasmine Taeb May 9, 2018:
Today, the Center for Victims of Torture was proud to co-lead w/ U.S. Senator Tina Smith and Congresswoman Barbara Lee a press briefing opposing Gina Haspel for CIA Director. Thank you also to Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Hank Johnson and all our partners for joining us.
Nihad Awad was also there.
NIAC April 12, 2018 · NIAC Action is proud to stand alongside U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Brian Schatz , U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee to demand that the U.S. Senate block the confirmation of Mike Pompeo. #StopPompeo
Thank you to MoveOn.org and all the other amazing organizations and grassroots activists for this event! We're lucky to have allies like Indivisible Guide, J Street, Center for Victims of Torture, Win Without War, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, CAIR, and many, many more!!!
Yasmine Taeb also spoke.
Honoring Wellstone/Domenici Act
October 9, 2018 WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith (both D-MN) introduced a resolution recognizing the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA ensures that health insurance companies don’t impose less favorable limitations on mental health or substance abuse use disorder benefits than on medical or surgical benefits, and in so doing greatly expanded Americans’ access to treatment for mental illness.
“Paul Wellstone was a crusader, an inspiration and a friend. He was a passionate champion for those suffering from mental illness, always fighting for better care, better services and better representation for patients. In 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was enacted and named in his honor, finally bringing mental health parity to health insurance coverage,” Klobuchar said. “With this resolution, we honor Paul’s legacy and this landmark legislation that has changed the lives of millions of Americans living with mental illness who faced unfair discrimination in their access to affordable health care treatment.”
“Throughout his life, Paul Wellstone always stood up for people who were powerless and often forgotten,” Smith said. “His groundbreaking efforts to make life better for those with mental health issues are a major part of his legacy, and his bipartisan work on mental health parity has helped millions of people in Minnesota and across the country get the help they need and deserve. I’m proud to hold his seat, and I’m proud to honor his work with this resolution.”