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Senator Tina Smith 5h
Big pharma is trying to use opioid package—which I helped pass in the Senate—to push a proposal to earn even more $. This is the same industry that helped cause the opioid epidemic in the 1st place! Pharma doesn’t need a bailout. Let’s focus on families
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Senator Tina Smith 6h
A strong RFS is critical to MN—ethanol from corn supports almost 19k jobs. I called on the to share this information with all of us, and transparency is a step in the right direction. But what the EPA really needs to do is stop abusing these waivers.
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Senator Tina Smith 9h
Turning on a light when you wake up. Using the toaster to make breakfast. We often don’t realize how much we depend on the electric grid in our daily lives. I intro'd a bill to help modernize our energy systems to reflect the 21st Century. More info here:
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Senator Tina Smith 10h
A free & open internet isn’t just nice, it’s necessary for families, students & business to thrive. to rallying outside the U.S. Capitol with my colleagues in support of . I'm fighting to restore it—& hope you’ll join me.
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Tim Farley 16h
On today's Morning Briefing, (D-MN) shared details from her proposed Advancing Grid Storage Act.
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Senator Tina Smith 11h
Bob, a 94-year-old midwestern World War II Vet and retired teacher, brightens his neighbors' days with chocolate bars. Stories like this remind me how powerful a simple act of kindness can be.
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Senator Tina Smith 13h
Expanding access to affordable, quality care for Minnesota's rural and ag communities is a top priority of mine. Proud to work with and on addressing the epidemic that’s ravaging the nation.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 19
Today at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis I talked about what I am doing to improve access to mental health services in schools in Minnesota and across the country. Students should be able to access the health care they need—when they need it.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 19
The crisis has devastated families in our small towns and downtowns, and on tribal lands. I helped write the bipartisan opioids bill we passed in the Senate this week because we need to treat this epidemic with the seriousness it deserves.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 19
Robocallers aren’t just a nuisance—they go to great lengths to hide their identity in order to steal money & personal info. Most recently they’re targeting hurricane relief efforts. In the Senate, I’ve been pushing the FCC for important safeguards against robocallers & spammers.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 19
The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest: an 80+ year-old nation-wide competition Minnesotans have a proud history of winning. This year didn't disappoint. Big congrats to Scot Storm of Freeport, MN for painting this year’s winning piece. Scot’s second win! Photo via Outdoor News.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 19
This week in the Health Committee I talked about my new bipartisan bill to ↓ health care costs for individuals and families with . Our bill would help eliminate unnecessary costs and administrative burdens to save you $. More info here:
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 18
Wishing all those observing Yom Kippur a meaningful day of reflection and atonement. Let us all remember our shared humanity. G’mar Chatima Tova.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 18
Minnesotans are often among the first to step up and help during difficult times. Proud of the Minnesotans—including members—who are helping communities impacted by Hurricane Florence.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 18
: The opioids bill I helped write passed in the Senate w/ bipartisan support. It: ✅gives $1.5B to states & tribes to tackle crisis ✅makes Naloxone ↑ avail. to treat overdose ✅↑ access to med-assisted therapy & trauma-informed care ✅↑ mental health services in schools
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 17
Glad to say the Senate passed a bill I cosponsored to save patients $. It prohibits middlemen from incl. clauses in contracts that keep pharmacists from telling you when you can save $ on Rx drugs by paying cash instead of insurance. One of many steps necessary to ↓ Rx costs.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 17
I helped write a bipartisan bill to address the epidemic & we passed it in the Senate today. It gives states & tribes resources to tackle the crisis. It makes Naloxone more available & ↑ access to medication-assisted therapy, trauma-informed care & support for families.
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AFSCME Sep 10
Mild-mannered, patient and dedicated to serving his community. Those are all Mark Ditsch’s attributes, which make him a beloved co-worker and the newest Service Award winner.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 17
These are very serious allegations. Both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford have agreed to testify in front of the Judiciary Committee and that needs to happen. And we must have a full and thorough investigation before anything else can happen with this nomination.
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Senator Tina Smith Sep 14
🚨 Betsy DeVos may undo a rule that protects students from predatory career training programs—which often leave people with large debts & poor job prospects. In Minnesota, students have borrowed $290 MILLION to attend such programs—and they deserve better.
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