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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska



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August 2, 2019 Column

As the strongest democracy in the Middle East, Israel is a special partner and crucial ally to the United States. Together we collaborate on defense, intelligence, and trade. In fact, President Reagan signed our country’s first trade agreement with Israel in 1985.


July 15, 2019 Column

With July upon us, we are now more than halfway through the first year of the 116th Congress. So far 2019 has been marked by partisan divides which have stood in the way of results.

There is much work to do to solve our nation’s challenges. Instead of focusing on impeachment or forcing the President to release his tax returns, Congress should be working on efforts to ratify the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), lower health care costs, and rein in our debt.

January 11, 2019 Column

Our borders reflect the history, geography, and sovereignty of our nation. We monitor and defend them for a number of reasons, including the protection of American citizens from illegal drugs and individuals who would do us harm. The United States is a nation of laws, applied broadly and evenly, with no person outside their reach. If any of us break the law, we face consequences. Our society and legal system rely on these consequences to discourage widespread crime.

January 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced today his nomination of 12 students to the U.S. service academies for the class beginning in the fall of 2019.

Members of Congress have the privilege of nominating young people for admission to the U.S. service academies, which include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 

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.
January 9, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced today his nomination of 13 students to the U.S. Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2018.
September 22, 2017 Column
As North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un issues more threats against the United States, President Trump’s executive order targeting North Korea’s trading partners is a meaningful step to ramp up the pressure on this dangerous regime.
May 26, 2017 Column
My hope is everyone will have taken time on Memorial Day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live freely in America – and not lose sight of our gratitude to these brave men and women throughout the year.
April 26, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) visited the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this week and thanked midshipmen from Nebraska’s Third District for their commitment to serving our country.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced today his nomination of 15 students to the U.S. Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2017.