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Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has been named a Guardian of Small Business for his record of voting for policies which support America's small-businesses during the 113th Congress.
The award is given by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's leading small business association.
"Federal policy should support America's small businesses, not undermine their hard work with burdensome regulations, a complicated and uncompetitive tax code, and new health care mandates," said Congressman Smith.
is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today voted to authorize the Department of Defense to arm and train Syrian opposition forces fighting both the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as well as the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
"ISIS clearly poses a threat to American interests and allies, and they must be stopped," said Congressman Smith.
Today, Congressman Adrian Smith welcomed Gloria Becker of Minden to the U.S. Capitol.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today released the following statement:
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today responded to President Obama's address to the nation regarding his plans to counter the threat posed by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS):
"I appreciate the President addressing the American people regarding the ISIS terrorists," said Congressman Smith.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today voted in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act.
This legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing a rule which would expand federal authority to include virtually all water flows, including on private land.
The agencies are once again attempting to broaden their regulatory authority without Congressional consent.
"This attempt to regulate all waters in the U.S. is not only a clear overreach of authority, but also an additional burden to Nebraska landowners, local officials, and water managers," said Congressman Smith.
"The legislation passed today by the House is an important step to prevent the Waters of the US rule from moving forward, require federal entities to consult state and local authorities, and rein in yet another abuse by the federal government."
The bill passed the House of Representatives
with bipartisan support.
previously joined with 230 of his
colleagues in writing to the EPA
opposed to the rule as part of his
Regulation Rewind program.
Congressman Adrian Smith has earned praise for his leadership, hard work and dedication to Nebraska commonsense.
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.
, 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.
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.
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
Prior to his election to Congress, Smith served his hometown as a member of the City Council.
then represented District 48 for eight years in the Unicameral.
continues to reside in Gering.