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, government bailouts, and was unwavering in his opposition of the Obama administration's 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. He supports trade agreements which will continue to create new opportunities for our agriculture producers and their products to keep Nebraska’s economy strong. He has also fought for tax relief for Nebraska families, ag producers, and small business owners, including helping to craft the first tax code overhaul to be signed into law in a generation.
As chairman of the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, Smith is focused on improving our country’s anti-poverty programs by demanding positive results which break the cycle of government dependency and empower more Americans through freedom and economic opportunity. He also serves on the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, where he is focused on ensuring access to quality health care for rural Americans, as well as the Committee on House Administration.
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, Nebraska, with their son, Ezekiel.