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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska


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December 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement regarding Speaker Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Bill (H.R. 3), which is expected to be voted on later this week:

November 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The office of Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host Senior Service Fairs in Grand Island, Scottsbluff, and Beatrice to coincide with Medicare Open Enrollment.

Officials from the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will offer one-on-one consultations on available Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Seniors seeking assistance should bring a complete list of their prescriptions, including dosage information. 

October 28, 2019 Column

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50 percent of Americans took at least one prescription drug in the last month. When used correctly and safely, prescription drugs help millions of people by curing, treating, or preventing diseases. Our pharmaceutical system is designed to reward innovators by allowing them to bring new products to market at a price which allows them to recoup their investment, with generic or biosimilar versions later entering the marketplace to drive down prices through competition.

October 21, 2019 Column

Access to affordable prescription drugs is critical no matter what age you are. For seniors currently enrolled in Medicare, choosing the right Medicare Part D plan is often important to access. Every year Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15 and ends on December 7.

September 27, 2019 Column

Identifying and treating mental illness is a pressing issue in our country. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, while 1 in 25 adults experience serious mental illness each year. As with most conditions, mental illness can afflict anyone.

July 22, 2019 Column

One of my top priorities is improving health care for rural Americans. Access to high quality, affordable, and available heath care is increasingly lacking in many areas. Empowering providers to better meet the needs of patients and reducing costly and burdensome regulations can go a long way to streamline and strengthen our health care system.


June 14, 2019 Column

Federal revenue continued at near-record highs in 2018, at $3.33 trillion. Unfortunately, this amount was not enough to cover the $4.2 trillion in spending last year, further exacerbating our $22 trillion in national debt. As President Ronald Reagan said, “The problem is not that the people are taxed too little. The problem is that government spends too much.”

June 12, 2019 Press Release


Washington, D.C. – In today’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on “Medicare for All” Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) spoke out against the proposal, highlighting the massive tax increase it would put on middle class Americans, and the trend of tax-raising proposals recently put forth by House Democrats.

June 7, 2019 Column

There is no place like Nebraska, and my family has been fortunate to call it home for six generations. The experience of living in a rural area is something not found anywhere else. The wide open spaces, unmatched work ethic, and life-long friendships make our small towns unique. This isn’t to say we do not face struggles living in a rural area. My goal since coming to Congress is to provide solutions to these challenges and strengthen rural America for the future.

May 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, U.S. Reps. Adrian Smith (R-NE-3), Terri Sewell (D-AL-07), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05), and Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2) introduced the Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act. This legislation provides regulatory relief for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and updates Medicare reimbursements to independent RHCs. The 4,100 RHCs nationwide provide essential primary care and preventative services in rural and underserved areas, either independently or affiliated with a hospital with fewer than 50 beds.