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Adrian M. Smith
Adrian Smith Congressional Candidate Nebraska District 3
Congressman Adrian Smith has earned praise for his leadership, hard work and dedication to Nebraska commonsense. 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, massive government bailouts, and was unwavering in his opposition of the misguided health care bill now creating massive uncertainty for our nation’s job creators.
Smith, a co-sponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment and a supporter of a Congressional earmark moratorium, 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. Nebraska’s $4 billion in worldwide agricultural exports creates $6.7 billion in additional economic activity. Smith supports trade agreements which will continue to create new opportunities for our agriculture producers and their products to keep Nebraska’s economy strong.
Smith’s assignment on the Ways and Means Committee also puts the Nebraskan on the front lines in the debate on how to create jobs, promote economic growth, and directly impact tax policy – such as the Death Tax which threatens family farms and ranches.
Smith’s also has introduced the bipartisan Small-Scale Hydropower Enhancement Act which would help stimulate the economy of rural America, empower local irrigation districts to generate revenue, and decrease reliance on fossil fuels by encouraging the use of small-scale hydropower projects.
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 continues to reside in Gering.
Biography of Adrian Smith from Adrian Smith for Congress
A lifelong Republican and committed conservative, Adrian Smith has brought Nebraska values to Congress since 2007.
The Gering native, whose family has called Nebraska home for six generations, was first introduced to politics in college before returning to Gering to serve his hometown as a member of the City Council, then representing District 48 in the Nebraska Legislature, where he earned a reputation as a champion of conservative values and ideals. He has consistently voted against tax increases, to protect the rights of gun owners, and maintained a strong pro-life voting record.
Adrian has built on this record since entering Congress, fighting to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, to repeal onerous regulations on Nebraska agricultural producers and small businesses, and to cut spending by trillions of dollars.
Smith, who was reelected with 70 percent of the vote in 2010, currently serves on the Committee on Ways and Means. This assignment puts Adrian on the front lines in the debate on how to create jobs and gives him a unique ability to serve Nebraskans on important issues such as opening international markets for agriculture products and permanently repealing the Death Tax.
Adrian continues to maintain deep involvement in rural issues outside of his committee assignment, serving as chairman of the Congressional Rural Caucus, the Modern Agriculture Caucus, and as co-chair of the Congressional Rural Veterans Caucus.
Adrian is a 1993 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and continues to reside in Gering.