AUDIO: Senator Tina Smith provides Washington, D.C. update

U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) called the station this morning, and gave a brief update on things underway in the nation’s capitol.

A $3 trillion stimulus package narrowly passed the House this week, but Smith anticipates it will not move past Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Smith also discussed how the affordable housing crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and raised concerns that the nation may face another housing crisis, similar to what happened in 2008.

She proposed some relief for rent and mortgage payers yesterday in the Senate.

Listen to the full interview here:


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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