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Sen. Tina Smith

Democrat - MN

Limited Government Rating

2023: 5.66%

Lifetime: 6.32%

Ratings by Policy Category

12.50%

5.00%

16.67%

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Lawmaker Position

Ensuring Veterans don't Lose their Second Amendment Rights if they Seek Assistance to Manage their Finances at the VA.

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Voted against Limited Government

Harming the Ability to Negotiate a Fiscally-Responsible Budget by Passaging a CR that Delays a Government Shutdown to Right Before the Holidays.

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Promoting Transparency over the Federal Reserve System by Requiring an Audit of the Unaccountable Entity.

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Voted against Limited Government

Advancing Fiscal Responsibility through a $30 Billion Cut in Discretionary Spending within the Minibus Appropriations Package and Rescinding $25 Billion in IRS Funding.

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Voted against Limited Government

Reauthorizing Wasteful Federal Fire Fighting Grant Programs that are Best Handled and Funded by State and Local Governments.

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Overturning a Biden Administration Rule which Paves the Way for Taxpayer Funding of Abortion on Demand at the VA Without Critical Safeguards.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Integrity by Reorganizing a FEMA Program Board to Ensure the Individuals Appropriating $1 Billion in Funds are not also the Recipients of the Cash.

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Spiking Business and Consumer Costs by Imposing an Additional 25% Tax on Imports from China to Balance a Fictitious Trade Deficit.

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Voted for Limited Government

Promoting Self-Sufficiency by Making Permanent the Work Requirement Provisions within the Debt Limit Bill.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayer Funds from Waste, Fraud and Abuse by Requiring an Audit and Investigation into the $113 Billion in U.S. Funding Provided to Ukraine.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting U.S. Standings Abroad and American Farmers by Enforcing a Treaty Commitment with Mexico.

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Voted against Limited Government

Restoring Fiscal Responsibility by Prohibiting Earmarks within the Minibus Appropriations Package that Drive Runaway Spending for Lawmaker Pet Projects.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Blocking $650 Billion in Student Loan Forgiveness Authorized by the Biden Administration.

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Preventing the Weaponization of the Federal Appropriations Process by Bureaucrats Attempting to Push Policies Surrounding Transgenderism in Local Schools.

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Voted against Limited Government

Providing an Additional $676 million to the 9/11 Compensation Fund without Desperately Needed Reforms to Prevent Continued Cash Grabs by Law Firms.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending by Providing $6 Billion in Additional Funding to Ukraine and Passing a Short-Term CR that Weakens the Chance of Passing a Responsible Budget.

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Removing the 1982 Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would Fuel Frivolous Litigation.

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Preventing Future Debt Limit Defaults by Enacting Automatic Cuts in Discretionary Spending.

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Weakening Civil Liberties by Maintaining the FISA Provision within the NDAA, which has Allowed the Warrantless Surveillance of the Trump Campaign and Thousands of Other Americans.

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Combatting Skyrocketing Crime and Attacks on Police by Overturning the D.C. Council's Dangerous Policing and Criminal Justice Reforms.

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Voted against Limited Government

Reducing Housing and Taxpayer Costs by Nullifying a Biden Administration Rule Imposing More Stringent Energy Efficiency Standards on Government Subsidized or Financed Housing.

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Voted against Limited Government

Ensuring U.S. Funds and Dividends at the International Monetary Fund are Not Channeled to Countries that Sponsor Terrorism without Congressional Approval.

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Voted against Limited Government

Advancing Fiscal Responsibility through a 15% Cut in Spending within the Short-Term CR Government Funding Bill.

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Continuing Out-of-Control Spending through a CR Without Any Fiscal Restraints or Border Security Measures

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Protecting Property Rights by Nullifying an Overreaching Biden Administration Rule Concerning the Northern-Long Eared Bat on the Endangered Species Act.

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Advancing a U.S. Financial Collapse by Lifting the Debt Limit without Enacting Any Significant Fiscal Restraints to Stop the Deficit Spending.

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Voted against Limited Government

Threatening a Fiscal Nightmare through the Creation of a New Entitlement Program for any Resident of the St. Louis Region Since 1949 Potentially Impacted by the Manhattan Project.

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Growing Government Dependency and Out-of-Control Spending through the Reauthorization of an Old Native American Welfare Program with a History of Corruption.

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Voted against Limited Government

Ensuring U.S. Service Members Dismissed as the Result of the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate May Seek Reinstatement and Have their Discharge Statuses Changed.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening NATO Accountability by Withholding Aid for Ukraine Until the Other NATO Member Nations Meet their Obligation of Two Percent of GDP Defense Spending.

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Voted against Limited Government

Overturning a Package of Dangerous Criminal Justice Reforms in DC that Weaken Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Fuel Greater Lawlessness.

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Voted for Limited Government

Placing a Critical Check on the Regulatory Power of Unelected Bureaucrats through the REINS Act.

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Voted against Limited Government

Safeguarding Democracy by Defunding Biden's Executive Order that Utilizes Taxpayer Resources to Advance Partisan Politics through Voter Mobilization Activities.

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Voted against Limited Government

Combatting Budgetary Gimmicks in Ukraine Spending by Ensuring Equipment Valuation is Based on Actual Cost to Taxpayers and Not Lower Depreciation Values.

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Voted against Limited Government

Ensuring NATO Does Not Supersede Congress' Constitutional Authority to Declare War.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Individual Liberties by Preventing the Dept. of Transportation from Imposing COVID-19 Mask Mandates in FY 2024.

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Voted against Limited Government

Prohibiting the Draining of the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve to Bolster Adversary Nations

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Voted for Limited Government

Combatting Wealth Redistribution by Blocking the Biden Administration's $156 Billion Student Loan Forgiveness Scheme.

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Voted against Limited Government

Authorizing a Defense Bill without the Removal of Countless Radical Left Policies Surrounding Abortion, Transgenderism, Critical Race Theory, and Civil Liberty Violations.

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Voted against Limited Government

Overturning a Biden Administration Rule Authorizing Fiduciaries to Invest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors Against their Clients Best Interests.

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Voted against Limited Government

Overturning a Biden Administration Policy that Provides Residency Status to Immigrants who Are Reliant on Government Welfare Programs

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Voted against Limited Government

Combatting Illegal Immigration by Including the "Secure the Border Act" within the Debt Limit Bill.

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Voted against Limited Government

Restoring Fiscal Sanity through a "Five Penny Plan" that Makes Significant Cuts in Spending and Balances the Budget within Five Years.

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Voted against Limited Government

Preventing the Debt Limit Bill's "Pay-Go" Provision from Being Bypassed thus Ensuring Any Additional Spending is Offset by Cuts Elsewhere.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Second Amendment Rights by Nullifying a Biden Administration Rule that Subjects Pistols with a Stabilizing Brace to Additional Regulations and Registration Mandates.

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Voted against Limited Government

Advancing Fiscal Responsibility by Reprioritizing Unspent COVID-19 Funds to Help Pay for the Fire Grants and Safety Act.

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Voted against Limited Government

Nullifying an Onerous Truck Emission Regulation Imposed by the Biden Administration that Results in Significant Commercial Vehicle Price Hikes.

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Voted against Limited Government

Handicapping a Future Trump Administration from Negotiating and Pulling the U.S. Out of NATO if Other Member Nations Fail to Make their Contributions.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending through a Minibus Appropriations Package with "Historic" Levels of New Welfare Spending and Enormous Agency Budgets.

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Voted against Limited Government

Combatting Regulatory Overreach by Nullifying Biden Administration Rules Forcing Banks to Report and Publish Additional Data Pertaining to Race, Ethnicity, and Sex.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties by Penalizing Localities that Terminated Employees for Refusing to Obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Accountability by Prohibiting the U.S. from Entering into any Agreement with the World Health Organization without Senate Approval.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Property Rights by Nullifying an Overreaching Biden Administration Rule Concerning the Lesser Prairie Chicken on the Endangered Species Act.

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No vote

Strengthening Property Rights by Overturning Biden Administration Regulations Providing the EPA Overreaching Authority under the Waters of the United States Rule.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Accountability by Establishing an Office of the Special Inspector General for Ukraine Assistance.

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Voted against Limited Government

Promoting Fiscal Responsibility by Rescinding Unused COVID-19 Funds and Reprioritizing Spending.

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Voted against Limited Government

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