The request I hear most often from Third District constituents is to be left alone by the federal government. We understand there is a place for the federal government, but lately its priorities do not match the needs or wants of the American people.
The Ebola epidemic is an ongoing tragedy with serious worldwide consequences. With the virus now in the United States, Americans naturally are concerned about what steps are being taken to prevent the further spread of this disease and to prepare for more cases.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has been named a recipient of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 113th Congress on issues critical to manufacturing in the United States.
One of the issues I have heard most about is the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). This proposal would allow the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to expand federal regulatory powers over waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act.