Tina Smith

U.S. Senator


Since coming to the Senate in 2018, U.S. Senator Tina Smith has been a fierce advocate for the people and communities across Minnesota. With more than 50 bills and provisions signed into law, her successful bipartisan legislative record has benefited the state’s working families, farmers, veterans, health care professionals, businesses, and Tribal communities.

As a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and chair of the Housing, Transportation, and Community Development subcommittee, Senator Smith’s work intersects with supporting Black entrepreneurs in multiple ways. She has worked on legislation to end discrimination by financial institutions, led a hearing on expanding economic development for underserved communities, and hosted a panel on building Black wealth. Senator Smith understands that barriers faced by Black entrepreneurs are a result of long-standing state and federal policies and believes Congress has a responsibility to dismantle these obstacles.