Many Americans, including myself, are often frustrated by the inability of Congress to get important legislation passed. Congress was unable to agree to a new long-term Farm Bill last year. The Senate has not passed a budget in nearly four years. And it seems like Congress and the President are locked in constant showdowns to avoid the latest ceiling, cliff, or shutdown.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement after meeting with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe:
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressman John B.
The so-called “sequester” is the latest showdown to grip the attention of Washington and the nation. The House of Representatives voted twice to replace these arbitrary cuts before the March 1 deadline with commonsense reductions and reforms. However, these cuts are now in effect because the President and the Senate have yet to propose and pass a viable alternative.
American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas presented Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) the 2012 ACU Conservative Award. Smith was given the award in recognition his conservative voting record during the Second Session of the 112th Congress.
The founders of our American Republic deliberately designed a federal government with three separate but equal branches; the legislative branch to pass laws, the executive branch to enforce laws, and the judicial branch to interpret and review laws. Through a system of checks and balances, the founders sought to prevent any one branch of government from having too much power.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement after Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) announced he would retire from the U.S. Senate at the end of the 113th Congress:
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement after being appointed to the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade and the Subcommittee on Health: