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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska

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April 6, 2018 Column

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” For me, what the Founders provided in these words is clear: the American people have the right to arm themselves and no law or government shall ever deprive us of this right.

December 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which passed the House this afternoon.
February 10, 2017 Column
A common request I receive from Nebraskans is for help getting bureaucracy off their backs. Especially over the past eight years, federal agencies have far too often violated the separation of powers and legislated through red tape.
February 2, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.J. Res. 40 to utilize the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Social Security Administration’s rule which automatically adds Social Security beneficiaries with representative payees to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
December 20, 2016 Press Release
Today, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released his 2016 Regulation Rewind Report, a digital booklet highlighting his efforts to reduce the burden of overregulation on Nebraskans.
May 18, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) questioned Social Security Administration Inspector General Patrick O’Carroll in a Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee hearing today about the Obama administration’s proposal to report all 4.2 million Social Security beneficiaries with representative payees to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
January 8, 2016 Column
President Obama has too often disregarded the Constitution to pursue his agenda, from the expansion of federal regulatory jurisdiction over local waterways to his government takeover of health care. His announcement this week of an executive order to restrict gun ownership is one of the most blatant abuses of power to date.
January 5, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after President Obama announced his executive order on gun control to expand background checks and restrict gun ownership.
August 14, 2015 Column
At my mobile offices and meetings throughout the Third District, I have the opportunity to hear directly from Nebraskans about the regulatory burdens impacting their lives and livelihoods. To fight government overreach, I launched my Regulation Rewind initiative in 2014 and have continued these efforts this year.
March 13, 2015 Column
The Obama administration’s recent unilateral effort to ban M855 ammunition posed a challenge to Nebraskans’ Second Amendment rights and undermined the freedoms upon which our nation was built.