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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska



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June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to provide assistance for presidentially declared disasters, including the March 2019 “bomb cyclone” which struck Nebraska. This vote came after the Senate recently voted in favor of this bill, and will now be sent to the President’s desk.

December 21, 2018 Column

As we prepare to join our families for Christmas, I am reminded of so many things we should be thankful for. This year will be our second Christmas with our young son, Zeke. Much of what I do in Washington is motivated by a desire to leave a healthy country for coming generations to inherit.

When I listen to former President Ronald Reagan’s speeches, it is clear he was motivated by the same feelings. He always appealed for unity with a positive disposition, but he never shied away from directly addressing the American people.

April 13, 2018 Column

This week, the House of Representatives considered H.J.Res. 2 to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. This would be an important first step toward rectifying our financial situation because we have a long road ahead if we intend to pay back the more than $21 trillion in debt we currently owe.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means, delivered the following remarks today during consideration of H.J.Res 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Rep. Smith is a cosponsor of the resolution.

March 22, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement today after voting to address the “grain glitch” as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
February 9, 2018 Column
The congressional budgeting process is broken. By continually passing short-term funding bills and driving up spending levels, we are abdicating the constitutional power of the purse.
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after voting against the budget deal.
February 6, 2018 Press Release
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement after House Republicans introduced a continuing resolution that includes proposals to strengthen families and communities:
October 6, 2017 Column
We know we can’t tax our way out of debt. The best way to bring down the deficit is by growing the economy through better tax policy and holding the line on spending. This is why the House fulfilled its constitutional power of the purse by passing the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution during the first week of October.
January 13, 2017 Press Release
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.