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May 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith released the following statement after the introduction of the Lower Missouri Flood Prevention Program Act. He is an original cosponsor of the bill, along with representatives from Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.  The legislation would establish a Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program to improve flood prevention on the Missouri River from Sioux City, IA, to its confluence with the Mississippi River.

May 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) introduced H.R. 6792, the Improving Telehealth for Underserved Communities Act, to improve the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) telehealth fix created by 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.

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.

November 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after his bill (H.R. 1472) to rename Homestead National Monument in Gage County, Nebraska, as Homestead National Historical Park passed the House of Representatives today.

October 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host an educational Infrastructure Seminar at Hastings Central Community College on October 3, 2019. 

September 23, 2019 Column

From the start of his term, President Trump has voiced his support for investing in our nation’s infrastructure. I think we should take him up on his offer. In April, he showed his commitment when he issued two Executive Orders aimed at removing regulatory burdens and streamlining the process for building new energy infrastructure projects. Because we have less population to support redundancies, dependable infrastructure is especially significant in rural America. 


September 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Trump administration finalized the repeal of the Waters of the United States rule, known as WOTUS:


September 9, 2019 Column

Regulations. While the word is often used in a negative light, the process of setting regulations as established by the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), enacted in 1946, plays an import role in allowing federal agencies to appropriately implement federal laws passed by Congress. Under APA, agencies are required to release a draft rulemaking, allow time for public comments, and respond to public concerns when releasing a final rule.

July 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today announced the winners of the inaugural Third District Young Entrepreneur Awards. The award was created to celebrate the efforts of young and rising leaders who strengthen their communities with their entrepreneurial spirit.

The winners will be recognized by Rep. Smith before the U.S. House of Representatives.