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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska


November 15, 2019 Column

Every November 11th we celebrate the men and women who defend our freedom – past and present. While November 11 was originally known as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I, we now commemorate all United States veterans on this day.

November 12, 2019 Column

The crisis on our southern border is at the front of many Americans minds. Too often we hear of dangerous cartels, and violence spilling into the United States. Because I wanted to see the urgency of this situation myself, last week I traveled with House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers and three other colleagues to McAllen, Texas, on the United States-Mexico border.

November 1, 2019 Column

One of our most serious and solemn duties as citizens of the United States is electing a President. Overturning an election by removing a duly elected President from office should be equally solemn and serious. Yet, we have seen repeated attempts to impeach President Trump thrown around since before he even took office.

October 28, 2019 Column

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50 percent of Americans took at least one prescription drug in the last month. When used correctly and safely, prescription drugs help millions of people by curing, treating, or preventing diseases.

October 21, 2019 Column

Access to affordable prescription drugs is critical no matter what age you are. For seniors currently enrolled in Medicare, choosing the right Medicare Part D plan is often important to access. Every year Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15 and ends on December 7.

October 11, 2019 Column

It is hard to miss the importance of corn in our great state where we proudly refer to ourselves as Cornhuskers! In fact, the Midwest is often called the “Corn Belt,” because corn is so integral to our economy and culture. We use every part of the plant, from feed to silage to ethanol to maximize its value.

October 4, 2019 Column

During this era of polarized politics, sometimes good news can fall through the cracks. Such was the case recently, when the United States and Japan completed “Phase One” of a trade agreement.


October 4, 2019 Column

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Trump administration released the details of his plan to uphold the RFS.


September 27, 2019 Column

Identifying and treating mental illness is a pressing issue in our country. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, while 1 in 25 adults experience serious mental illness each year. As with most conditions, mental illness can afflict anyone.

September 23, 2019 Column

From the start of his term, President Trump has voiced his support for investing in our nation’s infrastructure. I think we should take him up on his offer. In April, he showed his commitment when he issued two Executive Orders aimed at removing regulatory burdens and streamlining the process for building new energy infrastructure projects.