Current Position: US Representative of NE 3rd Disrrict since 2007
Former Position: State Delegate from 1999 – 2007
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures – Committee on Ways and Means
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Clean Energy EXPO 2019: U.S. Representative Adrian Smith (NE)
Source: Government page
Nebraska TV, – August 11, 2021
KEARNEY, Neb. — Rep. Adrian Smith brings ag leaders together to discuss disaster relief and the direction of federal ag policy while also discussing topics surrounding US trade relationships.
Joining Smith was also USDA Foreign Ag Service Deputy Administrator for Global Programs Mark Slupek, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Trade Representative, Jordan Schlake, Orthman Manufacturing CEO John McCoy, and Preferred Popcorn CEO Norm Krug.
Congressman Smith said the trade numbers are looking good for the US; he talked about the Phase 1 China trade deal, specially about the need to expand and diversify the US relationships with other countries.
According to Smith, Nebraska always looks to diversify its trade relationships.
“These other countries are our customers so we are always looking to diversify. I’m encourage by these numbers, from the phase 1, its first few months, I think it’s really the result of the efforts of the last few years,” Smith said.
“Governor Ricketts says he is quite enthusiastic about finding additional marketplace opportunities, and that’s something we are working on the department,” Schlake said.
Source: Government page
Congressman Adrian Smith has earned praise for his leadership, hard work, and dedication to Nebraska common sense. Smith has tackled issues ranging from biofuels and other forms of domestic energy to transportation research and development to fashioning legislation promoting rural America.
Smith has consistently voted against tax increases, government bailouts, and was unwavering in his opposition of the Obama administration’s misguided health care bill now creating massive uncertainty for our nation’s job creators. He has earned a reputation as a solid conservative through his votes to protect the rights of gun owners, efforts to limit the scope of government, and his strong pro-life voting record.
Smith, who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, actively promotes access for Nebraska agriculture products in Asia, South America, and throughout the world. He supports trade agreements which will continue to create new opportunities for our agriculture producers and their products to keep Nebraska’s economy strong. He has also fought for tax relief for Nebraska families, ag producers, and small business owners, including helping to craft the first tax code overhaul to be signed into law in a generation.
The Gering native, whose family has called Nebraska home for six generations, was first introduced to politics by his grandfather. Prior to his election to Congress, Smith served his hometown as a member of the city council. He then represented District 48 for eight years in the Unicameral.
He and his wife, Andrea, reside in Gering, Nebraska, with their son, Ezekiel.
- Congressional Rural Caucus (Chair)
- U.S. – Japan Congressional Caucus (Chair)
- Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
- Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
- Congressional Western Caucus
- Congressional General Aviation Caucus
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My role on the Committee on Ways and Means puts me on the front lines of the debate on how to create jobs, promote economic growth, and impact tax policy. I serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures and am also a member of the Subcommittee on Health.
The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress, and it derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”
The roster of committee members who have gone on to serve in higher office is extensive. Eight Presidents and eight Vice Presidents have served on Ways and Means, as have 21 Speakers of the House of Representatives and four Justices of the Supreme Court.