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March 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith released the following statement after supporting Phase III of the COVID-19 assistance negotiated by the Trump administration, known as the CARES Act:

March 27, 2020 Column

Just a few weeks ago, we were in the midst of the strongest economy in years. We now find ourselves with questions about what will happen to our economy due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In contrast with other times of economic uncertainty, this interruption in our economy was not caused by bad decisions or nefarious actors, nor were we nearing the end of a business cycle. It was caused by a viral pandemic: a natural disaster. Though it may be painful, American resolve will bring us through this crisis.

March 23, 2020 Column

While the COVID-19 outbreak continues, drastic measures have been put in place to slow the spread. Unprecedented actions such as the closures of shops and restaurants, recommendations against gatherings of more than 10 people, and the canceling of many sporting and entertainment events have altered our very way of life.

March 16, 2020 Column

It is clear coronavirus presents a major threat to the health of the most vulnerable among us, and Americans are rightfully taking steps to protect themselves, their families, friends, and neighbors from transmission. In addition, federal, state, and local governments have taken measures to fight against the spread of this virus, provide care for those infected, and maintain economic security. It is important for all of us to take this seriously, and to remain calm. 

 

March 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith released the following statement after supporting the COVID-19 assistance package (H.R. 6201) negotiated by the Trump administration:

March 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) and Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) and U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced companion versions of the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2020, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to facilitate greater use of telehealth in skilled nursing facilities.   

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after voting to support the supplemental funding package to combat coronavirus including vaccine development, equipment and supplies, and assisting state and local health departments.

March 2, 2020 Column

This week the Ways and Means Committee held our annual hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. He discussed the administration’s current work on health care, the administration’s efforts for combating coronavirus, and answered questions we had on both subjects.  

 

February 7, 2020 Column

The State of the Union is a time-honored tradition, envisioned by our Founders in the Constitution, which provides an opportunity to review the past year and hear the President’s ideas to make America even better in the next one. The State of the Union was traditionally given to Congress in writing only until 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson started the tradition of giving a speech to Congress. Regardless of who is President, it is important for Congress, and our country, to hear directly from the leader of our nation.

February 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the introduction of his bill, the Strengthening Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Act, to restore accountability for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) through commonsense guardrails.