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May 7, 2013 Press Release

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its report on the Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Groups.  Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT), leaders of the Tax Reform Working Group on Financial Services, released the following statement:

May 2, 2013 Column
A few years ago, it was far more common to discuss budgets and costs of programs in the billions of dollars – a staggering sum of money. However, after years of government growth it has become increasingly necessary to discuss Washington spending in terms of “trillions” rather than “billions” of dollars.
April 26, 2013 Column
Nebraska has no shortage of patriotic young people willing to serve their country. Each year, young men and women from the Third District attend our nation’s prestigious Service Academies. These institutions provide a first-rate higher education and unmatched opportunities for young people looking to achieve their potential in education and service.
April 22, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE), and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) announced the 2013 Third District Service Academy Open House will take place on Saturday, May 4, in Grand Island. The event will help young people in Nebraska learn more about the U.S. Service Academies and other opportunities for military service.
April 19, 2013 Column

Earlier this month, President Obama released his budget even though it was due on February 4th.  While the House and Senate have already passed 10-year budget resolutions and the President’s proposals have little chance of being enacted, it is a revealing look at his priorities and vision for America.  Of particular interest to Nebraskans is how the President’s proposals would affect agri

April 12, 2013 Press Release
Today, the Obama Administration announced bilateral consultations with Japan about its interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have concluded and the U.S. welcomes Japan joining TPP negotiations.
April 12, 2013 Column
It is mid-April which means the Huskers’ spring game has been played, warmer weather should be upon us soon, baseball has resumed, and of course – tax season.
April 11, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement in support of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 416 – 7.
April 5, 2013 Column

Last month, spending cuts took effect to reduce spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years as agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.  These cuts, also known as the “sequester” were accompanied by dire warnings from President Obama and others about the catastrophic impacts reducing government spending would have on our economy and safety.  Thankfully, these predictions have so far prove

March 28, 2013 Column

It has now been more than three years since the controversial health care law was pushed through Congress and signed by President Obama.  Since the law was passed premiums have increased, health care costs continue to rise, small businesses have been burdened, and the estimated price of the law continues to increase.  Unfortunately, several recent reports and studies conclude the effects




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