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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska

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April 23, 2018 Column

This week, the House of Representatives passed a number of bills aimed at reforming the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and updating its antiquated systems and policies. These nine bills are the result of dozens of hearings, roundtables, briefings, and meetings conducted by the Ways and Means Committee, of which I am a member. For too long, the IRS has been plagued by inefficiency, poor customer service, and an utter lack of transparency.

April 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act, and H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act.

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.

March 30, 2018 Column

Everyone agrees agriculture is important to Nebraska and vital to the U.S. economy. This is why the tax code – and any efforts to reform it – should treat businesses and individuals engaged in farming and ranching to the same benefits as other business sectors across the country. For this reason, when we were working to draft tax reform in the Ways and Means Committee I fought for provisions important to agriculture such as keeping full property tax deductibility for agricultural land as a business expense.

March 22, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement today after voting to address the “grain glitch” as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
March 15, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) spoke in favor of the biodiesel tax credit for domestic fuel production Wednesday in a Ways and Means Tax Subcommittee hearing on expired tax extenders. Cal Meyer, Group Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ag Processing Inc. of Omaha, testified in the hearing.
February 2, 2018 Column
President Trump’s first State of the Union address on January 30 was a strong report on what has been accomplished in his first year and his goals for our nation moving forward. The President, along with the inspiring American heroes he recognized, reaffirmed we have every reason to be optimistic about what’s ahead for our great country.
January 30, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement this evening in response to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.
January 12, 2018 Column
To kick off 2018, the American Farm Bureau welcomed President Trump to their annual meeting. It was the first time a U.S. president addressed this gathering in 26 years.
January 11, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued updated withholding tables for 2018, reflecting changes to the tax code due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act becoming law.