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Congressman Adrian Smith

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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.

July 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement regarding the collapse of an irrigation tunnel in Goshen County, Wyoming. 

 

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 10, 2019 Column
The future of our country depends on the development of young leaders who are willing to step up, take a risk, and make a better life for themselves and their community.  In Congress, and especially through my role on the Ways and Means Committee, I want to create new opportunity and attract greater investment in our state for today’s and tomorrow’s generation of families, business leaders, and entrepreneurs.  From expanding access to more markets for our exporters to removing burdensome taxes and regulations, we can encourage new ideas and innovation to grow the economy for everyone.    
May 9, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced the inaugural Excellence in Economic Development for Young Entrepreneurs Award. This award was created to celebrate the efforts of young and rising leaders who strengthen their communities with their entrepreneurial spirit. The competition is open to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Third District who help support Nebraska’s economy through innovation, hard work, creativity, or historic preservation.