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Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska

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August 9, 2019 Column

Agriculture is integral to Nebraska’s history. The Homestead Act of 1863 allowed U.S. citizens to earn ownership of lands in the west including Nebraska, provided they improve and farm the land for five years. Four years after the Homestead Act, in 1867, Nebraska earned its statehood with help from these new farmers and ranchers.

August 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn.

 

The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agriculture policy. In addition to Smith, officials such as Director Steve Wellman of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, and Director Jim Macy of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, will join the discussions on selected dates.

 

July 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement regarding the collapse of an irrigation tunnel in Goshen County, Wyoming. 

 

July 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today released the following statement expressing his disappointment with the EPA’s proposed rule on Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2020. 

June 21, 2019 Column

Trade agreements reduce trade barriers, which promotes economic growth and cooperative relationships between nations. Because 95 percent of consumers reside outside U.S. borders, we must constantly be looking for ways to increase access to foreign markets and ensure America’s competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace. Negotiating trade agreements reduce tariffs between countries and open previously closed markets. Trade with foreign nations represents tremendous opportunities for the American economy.

May 31, 2019 Column

In 2018, Nebraska reached its all-time high in ethanol–blended fuel consumption. Since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was enacted in 2005, Nebraska has broken its record for ethanol–blended fuel consumption nine times.

May 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement praising President Trump’s rule to allow the year-round sale of E15 in accordance with legislation introduced by Smith:

May 10, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) spoke today in the House of Representatives before voting in support of H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019, to provide additional assistance to disaster areas, including the March 2019 “bomb cyclone” which struck Nebraska.  The legislation passed the House by a vote of 257-150, and now moves to the Senate.
 
Text of Smith’s remarks, as prepared:
 
Mr. Speaker, I rise to reflect on the importance of the disaster supplemental bill we are considering today.
May 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Adrian Smith (R-NE-3) led a bipartisan group of 35 colleagues in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for large or unqualified refiners under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program.
April 19, 2019 Column

As Nebraskans recover from the historic storms, I have worked with my colleagues and the Administration to ensure our state has the proper federal resources available so hard-working, dedicated Nebraskans can fully recover and rebuild what was lost in these tragic events.  Our entire Nebraska congressional delegation is united in this effort.