Congressman Adrian Smith has earned praise for his leadership, hard work and dedication to Nebraska common sense. Smith has tackled issues ranging from biofuels and other forms of domestic energy to transportation research and development to fashioning legislation promoting rural America.
Smith has consistently voted against tax increases, massive government bailouts, and was unwavering in his opposition of the misguided health care bill now creating massive uncertainty for our nation's job creators. He has earned a reputation as a solid conservative through his votes to protect the rights of gun owners, efforts to limit the scope of government, and his strong pro-life voting record.
Smith, who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, actively promotes access for Nebraska agriculture products in Asia, South America, and throughout the world. In 2013, $4.2 billion of Nebraska's goods went to U.S. trading partners. Smith supports trade agreements which will continue to create new opportunities for our agriculture producers and their products to keep Nebraska's economy strong.
Smith's assignment on the Ways and Means Committee also puts him on the front lines in the debate on how to create jobs, promote economic growth, and directly impact tax policy such as the Death Tax, which threatens family farms and ranches.
Smith has introduced two bills to help ensure access to quality health care for rural Americans by removing the 96-hour requirement for patients and delaying physician supervision requirements at Critical Access Hospitals until the impact of the rules is studied.
The Gering native, whose family has called Nebraska home for six generations, was first introduced to politics by his grandfather. Prior to his election to Congress, Smith served his hometown as a member of the City Council. He then represented District 48 for eight years in the Unicameral.
He and his wife, Andrea, reside in Gering.