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Sen. Tina Smith

Democrat - MN

6.98%

Limited Government Percentage

2022

Ratings by Policy Category

100%

5%

33%

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Lawmaker Position

Delaying Government Interference in the Private Negotiations of the Railroad Industry and Union Through a 60 Day "Cooling off" Period before Congressional Involvement.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Paving the Way for Irresponsible Spending Through the Second CR which Allows the Lame Duck Congress, Not the New Congress, to Set Government Funding.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Rescinding Funding for 87,000 Additional IRS Agents and Protecting Americans from Undue Surveillance by Restoring the IRS Transaction Threshold to $20,000 from $600.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Hiking Non-Defense Domestic Spending by 7% and Promoting Cronyism Through the Revival of Earmarks.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by "Cutting the Pork" in the Budget Through the Elimination of All Earmarks within the 2022 Funding Package.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Bypassing the New Congress by Ramming Through $1.7 Trillion in Spending in the Final Days of the Lame Duck Session.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by "Cutting the Pork" in the Budget Through the Elimination of All Earmarks within the 2023 Funding Package.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Exposing Employers to Frivolous Litigation by Creating Multiple New Avenues for Plaintiff's Attorneys of Pregnant Workers to Sue for Alleged Discrimination.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Strengthening National Security by Prohibiting DHS from Utilizing Taxpayer Funds to Transport Immigrants that Enter the Country Unlawfully to Destinations Further Within the U.S.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Advancing Fiscal Responsibility by Requiring a Two-Thirds Vote (Instead of Three-Fifths) to Override the "Pay-Go Rules" which Require Any New Spending to be Offset.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Imposing Overreaching New Federal Mandates on the Private Sector Concerning Workplace Breast Feeding.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Providing an Additional $1 Billion 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

Eliminating a Key Fiscal Safeguard within the U.S. Postal Service Resulting in $60 Billion in Unfunded Liabilities being Placed on Taxpayers.

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Weakening Civil Liberties by Providing the Department of Justice Overreaching New Powers Through the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism and Corporate Welfare for Semiconductor Manufacturers Through Billions in Subsidies and Tax Credits Under the CHIPS and Science Act.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Passing the "Innovation and Competition Act" with $250 Billion in Wasteful Spending and Special-Interest Subsidies.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Blocking a Proposed Overreaching Ban on "Mink Farming" Based on Allegations of Increased COVID-19 Transmission Risks.

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Voted for Limited Government

Opposing the Paris Climate Agreement and Blocking Wasteful Spending, Including $2 Billion for Developing Nations to Purchase Electric Vehicles and $8 Billion to the U.N. Green Climate Fund.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Protecting Consumers from Higher Taxation by Granting the USTR Flexibility to Provide Exclusions from Tariffs in Cases Where they Harm American Manufacturers and Workers.

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing Economic Growth Through $750 Billion in Wasteful Spending and Tax Hikes Under the "Inflation Reduction Act."

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Voted Against Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency by Expanding Medicaid Under Obamacare to the 12 Red States that Have Refused Expansion.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding American Energy Production by Increasing Oil and Gas Leases in the Gulf of Mexico and the Alaskan Cook Inlet.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Delaying a Surge of Migrants from Crossing the Southern Border by Requiring a Comprehensive Plan Before Title 42 is Lifted.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Increasing Health Insurance Premiums by Imposing Price Controls on Insulin Co-Payments.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Blocking an Unprecedented Expansion of Government by Preserving the Senate Filibuster Rule.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Avoiding Fiscal Responsibility Through the Continual Passage of Short-Term Government Funding Bills.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Protecting Individual Liberties and Parental Rights by Prohibiting Federal Funds from Being Used to Enforce COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates on Students.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Reigning in the $1.4 Trillion Annual Budget Deficit Through a "Balanced Budget Amendment."

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Voted Against Limited Government

Paving the Way for Irresponsible Spending Through a CR which Allows the Lame Duck Congress, Not the New Congress, to Set Government Funding.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Authorizing an Additional $40 Billion in Spending on Ukraine with Minimal Oversight to Prevent Corruption.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Protecting Religious Liberties by Ensuring the Respect for Marriage Act Does Not Result in Government Discrimination.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Placing a Justice with a Judicial Philosophy Not Grounded in Originalism and Textualism onto the Supreme Court Through the Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Authorizing Billions in New Spending on an Ineffective Gun Safety Package that Includes the Seizure of Firearms without Due Process.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Establishing Unreasonable Presumptions Pertaining to Health of Veterans Which May Advance Fraudulent Disability Claims and Further Overload the VA.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Offsetting a Portion of the PACT Act Cost Through a 10 Year Moratorium on Foreign Aid Spending.

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Voted Against Limited Government

FuelingRunaway Spending by Providing Various Businesses, Restaurants, Gyms and Minor League Sports Teams with an Additional $48 Billion in Funds Two-Years After the Start of the Pandemic.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Cutting Spending and Balancing the Federal Budget within 5 Years Through the "Six Penny Plan."

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Voted Against Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties by Ending the Public Transportation Mask Mandate Imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Reigning-in Government Power by Terminating the Federal COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration After 2 Years.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Overturning Unnecessary Rules within the National Environmental Policy Act that Obstruct Permitting for Highways, Pipelines, Oil Wells and Major Infrastructure Projects.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Protecting School Choice by Overturning Department of Education Rules that Burden Charter Schools with Significant Red Tape and Regulatory Barriers.

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Voted Against Limited Government

Hiking Consumer A/C and Cooling Costs and Subsidizing China and other Foreign Countries Through the Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which Cuts Usage of HFCs.

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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

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