Tag: Tina Smith

Senators Smith & Klobuchar Help Secure Funding for Area Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that they have secured significant federal funding for local projects benefiting Northwest Minnesota. This funding will help boost local communities through a wide range of projects including major investments in the Thief River Falls Regional Airport, higher education for Minnesota’s veterans and service…
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March 22, 2022 0

Senator Smith Introduces Broadband Bill

Washington, D.C. — Last week, U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced the Connect Unserved Americans Act. This bipartisan legislation would ensure that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) targets funding through the ReConnect Program to areas most in need of reliable broadband services. Additionally, it…
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February 18, 2022 0

New Program Addressing Supply Chain Issues

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, and Representative Angie Craig (all D-Minnesota) announced a new program that will release approximately $1 billion in funding to shore up food supply chains and support farmers. The funding is available through the American Rescue Plan, which Senators Klobuchar, Smith, and Rep. Craig helped pass earlier this year. Even…
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December 24, 2021 0

Senator Tina Smith Encourages Minnesotans to Utilize Energy Assistance Programs to Help Get Through Winter

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota joined R & J News on Thursday to remind Minnesotans who may be struggling to make ends meet due to inflation and the rising costs of energy prices about an energy assistance program that may be available to help. The American Rescue Plan passed by…
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December 17, 2021 0

US Senator Tina Smith Comments on American Rescue Plan

Washington, DC — A year after being labeled as a global pandemic, President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion relief package that is geared at helping the nation defeat the coronavirus and help the economy recover. The “American Rescue Plan” includes $1,400 stimulus payments for most Americans, an extension of the $300 unemployment…
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March 12, 2021 0

US Senator Tina Smith Comments on Energy Cost Spikes

Washington, D.C. — More information is coming to light about how families are going to impacted financially following a spike in the price of natural gas as a result of the extreme cold in Texas and other parts of the central United States. That spike will soon be passed on to Minnesota customers, which US…
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February 26, 2021 0