Press Releases

Jan 18, 2017

Smith Statement on Obama Administration's Decision to Take No Action on Extending Preference for Travel Goods to All GSP Beneficiaries

Issues: Trade, Ways & Means

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Obama administration announced it would take no action on the extension of preference for travel goods to all Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) beneficiaries.

Jan 13, 2017

Smith Votes for Budget Resolution to Begin Obamacare Repeal Process

Issues: Budget, Health Care

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, which contains language establishing the process for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Jan 9, 2017

Smith Selected to Chair Ways and Means Subcommittee

Issues: Ways & Means

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has been selected to serve as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Resources, which has jurisdiction over a wide range of anti-poverty, welfare, and social services programs, as well as foster care and adoption.

Jan 6, 2017

Fischer, Smith Respond to VA Decision to Downsize Hot Springs Facility

Issues: Veterans

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb) and Congressman Adrian Smith (NE-3) released the following statement today on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to close a large part of the Hot Springs facility.

Jan 4, 2017

Smith Selected to Serve on Committee on House Administration

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced today he has been named by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to the Committee on House Administration for the 115th Congress.

Dec 22, 2016

Members of Tri-State Delegation Ask VA for Answers About Reduction of Hot Springs Services Despite Superior Rating

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) joined U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today in writing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to ask about the VA’s preferred alternative to drastically cut services at the Hot Springs VA facility despite it being rated by the VA as one of only 14 “five star” facilities across the country.

Dec 22, 2016

ICYMI: USTR NEWS: Obama Administration Takes Action to Address European Union’s Unfair Trade Practices against U.S. Beef Industry

Issues: Agriculture, Trade

Acting on the request of the U.S. beef industry, USTR has scheduled a public hearing and is seeking public comments in connection with the EU’s ban on most U.S. beef products. The EU’s ban on U.S. beef is not based on sound science and discriminates against American beef farmers, ranchers, and producers.

Dec 20, 2016

Smith Issues Regulation Rewind Report

Today, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released his 2016 Regulation Rewind Report, a digital booklet highlighting his efforts to reduce the burden of overregulation on Nebraskans.

Dec 19, 2016

Smith Thanks 2016 Interns

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today to recognize the interns who have served the Third District throughout 2016: Jayme Krejci of St. Paul, Isaac Liberman of Kearney, Marilyn Synek of Kearney, and Colton Schaardt of Steinauer.

Dec 15, 2016

ICYMI: USTR News: United States Challenges Chinese Grain Tariff Rate Quotas for Rice, Wheat, and Corn

Issues: Agriculture, Trade

The complaint filed by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) charges that China’s administration of its TRQs for these commodities breaches China’s WTO commitments and undermines American farm exports. The United States is launching this trade enforcement challenge to hold China to its trade commitments and help level the playing field for American rice, wheat, and corn farmers.