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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska

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April 19, 2019 Column

As Nebraskans recover from the historic storms, I have worked with my colleagues and the Administration to ensure our state has the proper federal resources available so hard-working, dedicated Nebraskans can fully recover and rebuild what was lost in these tragic events.  Our entire Nebraska congressional delegation is united in this effort.

April 12, 2019 Column

Prescription drugs are vitally important to all Americans – every one of us included.  Advances in science and technology have opened the doors to treat or cure thousands of diseases which not too long ago would have been considered a death sentence. 

March 29, 2019 Column

This week I was at the White House for a meeting with President Trump, members of his cabinet, and a group of my House colleagues about USMCA, the trade agreement recently negotiated with Canada and Mexico to build on NAFTA’s success.

March 15, 2019 Column

It was another busy week in the House Ways and Means Committee with important hearings on tax policy and the state of our economy. We heard from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in his annual testimony before the committee that the American economy is strong and our efforts at reforming the tax code have been very successful.

March 8, 2019 Column

We celebrate National Ag Week to recognize the tireless efforts of our farmers and ranchers to feed the American people and a sizeable portion of the rest of the world. It has always been a point of pride for me to represent Nebraska’s Third District, which is the highest producing ag district in the country.

March 1, 2019 Column

This week, House Democrats proposed two bills under the guise of curtailing gun violence. In reality the bills amount to a fundamental erosion of our Second Amendment rights, which should never be allowed. In Nebraska, the need for firearms is the same today as it was when the Second Amendment was enacted - before we were even a territory of the United States.  
 

February 22, 2019 Column

Access to quality healthcare is among the most important issues facing the country today, especially for aging Americans. In rural areas, such as Nebraska’s Third District, this is even more true. Nearly 50 million Americans, or one in seven, rely on Medicare for their healthcare needs in retirement or when disabled.

February 15, 2019 Column

As you may know, I recently accepted the top Republican position on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, which writes tax policy for Congress. It’s quite an honor for me because my colleagues and I on this panel represent the first line of defense against higher taxes. According to the U.S.

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February 8, 2019 Column

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February 1, 2019 Column

There isn’t much to get excited about when it comes to healthcare these days. Obamacare has failed to deliver the affordable outcomes it promised in just about every way imaginable. The broken promise which troubles me most is President Obama’s famous line, “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it,” because this couldn’t have been any further from the truth.

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