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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska


Social Security

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April 26, 2019 Column
When Americans think of retirement, the first thing which comes to mind is often Social Security and the second is often its solvency.  The program has remained largely unchanged since it was created in 1935.  American workers and employers pay a payroll tax into Social Security, and when those Americans reach retirement age they are eligible for benefits based on what they paid in over their working lives.  As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over Social Security, I am eager to work directly on solutions to strengthen the program and ensure it is working a
February 6, 2019 Press Release

To watch a video of Rep. Smith’s remarks, click here.


Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) made the following remarks on Wednesday during a hearing on Social Security reform and retirement policy before the House Ways and Means Committee.  

I appreciate the opportunity to discuss ways we can help Americans plan and be ready for retirement.

November 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The office of Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host Senior Service Fairs in Scottsbluff on Wednesday, November 14 and in Grand Island on Thursday, November 15 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. 

November 2, 2018 Column

We’ve all been there. Our families sit down for a nice, relaxing dinner and just as we begin to eat, the phone rings. But who could it be? It’s fairly late in the evening and mostly anyone who would call at such an hour is already gathered together.

April 13, 2018 Column

This week, the House of Representatives considered H.J.Res. 2 to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. This would be an important first step toward rectifying our financial situation because we have a long road ahead if we intend to pay back the more than $21 trillion in debt we currently owe.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means, delivered the following remarks today during consideration of H.J.Res 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Rep. Smith is a cosponsor of the resolution.

February 5, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) spoke on the House floor today in support of H.R. 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act.
August 11, 2017 Column
Social Security is a large portion of many Americans’ retirement incomes, and Congress is working on a number of solutions to strengthen the program and increase efficiency for beneficiaries.
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.