Senator Tou Xiong

Senator Tou Xiong represents Senate District 44 which includes Little Canada, Maplewood, North Saint Paul, and Oakdale. He is vice chair of the Energy, Utilities, Environment, and Climate Committee and serves on the Capital Investment Committee and the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee.

ADVISORY: Senator Tou Xiong to Participate in Metro State Town Hall to Discuss Student Loan Borrower Rights & Protections

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m., Senator Tou Xiong (DFL- Maplewood) will join students to discuss the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights and Student Loan Advocate bills that passed the legislature with bipartisan support.… Read More »ADVISORY: Senator Tou Xiong to Participate in Metro State Town Hall to Discuss Student Loan Borrower Rights & Protections

Senator Xiong Celebrates New and Expanded Tax Savings for 2024, Providing Relief to Individuals and Families 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In 2023, DFL legislators passed a historic tax bill, which delivers more than $3 billion in savings benefiting Minnesotans as they file this year’s tax forms. By prioritizing financial relief for Minnesotans, our tax saving measures… Read More »Senator Xiong Celebrates New and Expanded Tax Savings for 2024, Providing Relief to Individuals and Families 

Senator Tou Xiong Responds to Bloomberg Documentary Featuring Minnesota PFAS Ban

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On November 9, Bloomberg Investigates released the documentary – The Poison in Us All, which features compelling accounts of the harmful impacts per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” have on our bodies and the environment. The documentary details the 2023 passage of “Amara’s Law”, in which the DFL Majority acted to protect our communities against these toxic substances. In the first two weeks since its release, the documentary has been viewed more than three million times. 

Statement on the Death of Amara Strande and PFAS Legislation

SAINT PAUL, MN – Amara Strande died April 14 at the age of 20 after a long battle with cancer. Strande grew up in Oakdale, graduated from Tartan High School and was enrolled at Augsburg University, where she majored in Music Production. As a teenager, Strande was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer resulting in tumors throughout her body. Strande had been exposed to per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” which were manufactured at a nearby 3M plant and leached into the water supply. Amara became an outspoken advocate for legislation to ban almost all uses of PFAS chemicals in consumer products and to require companies to disclose their use to the public, which included testifying before the Senate Environment and Climate Committee on March 2.

Minnesota Senate POCI Caucus Voices Support for Tennessee Lawmakers Expelled After Gun Reform Protest

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, April 6, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to expel two Black lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—just failing to oust a third representative, Gloria Johnson, by one vote—a week after the three Democrats led a gun reform protest in the chamber. This follows yet another mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville that left three 9-year-olds and three adults dead.