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U.S. seeking more new trade deals with other countries

By Cody Ronnfeldt, WJAG March 2, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the recent success on trade with USMCA, China, and Japan, Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith said they’re now looking for their next opportunity. During a media conference call last week Smith said they’re exploring a trade opportunity with Kenya. "Obviously the population numbers are there [...]

2020-03-04T15:21:53-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Media coverage|

Congressman Adrian Smith talks about trade and rural health care

By MARK McCARTHY Star-Herald Feb 29, 2020 With the recent success of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and trade agreements with China and Japan, Nebraska Third District Congressman Adrian Smith said the next opportunities on the horizon are likely to include Europe and Africa. Smith said Thursday that he believes the European Union and the [...]

2020-03-04T15:19:44-05:00March 1st, 2020|Media coverage|

Congressman Adrian Smith praises UNMC for handling of coronavirus

By MARK McCARTHY Star-Herald Feb 27, 2020 Updated Feb 28, 2020 Third District Congressman Adrian Smith praised the handling of coronavirus by the University of Nebraska Medical Center staff and the key role Nebraska is playing in containing the outbreak. “The coronavirus outbreak has dominated the news and global events, and Nebraska has played a [...]

2020-03-04T15:17:41-05:00February 29th, 2020|Media coverage|

Nebraska senators, representatives applaud State of the Union

Victoria Ayotte Brown, Lincoln Journal Star February 5, 2020 Sen. Ben Sasse: “At tonight’s State of the Union address, the president talked about some big Nebraska priorities: promoting trade, securing the border and defending life. The USMCA is great news for Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers and it’s an achievement worth celebrating tonight. Border security is [...]

2020-03-04T15:28:02-05:00February 6th, 2020|Media coverage|

Midlands lawmakers sworn-in; ‘With a new Congress comes new options to build consensus’

BY World-Herald News Service | January 4, 2019, WASHINGTON — Midlands lawmakers kicked off a new Congress on Thursday amid a partial government shutdown that has no apparent end in sight. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., took the oath of office for her second term on a Bible her grandmother gave her in 1955. And she [...]

2019-01-07T07:34:21-05:00January 4th, 2019|Media coverage|

Rep. Smith urges action on trade

By the McCook Gazette WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As he looks ahead to 2019, U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith, who represents Nebraska's Third District including the counties of Southwest Nebraska, says his major focus will be "to improve market access for our ag producers." To help accomplish this, Smith says he will encourage the negotiation of new [...]

2019-01-07T07:45:39-05:00December 31st, 2018|Media coverage|

Nebraska Congressman ask for their paychecks to be stopped during shutdown

By Bill Schammert, 1011now.com LINCOLN, Neb. -- Despite a partial government shutdown, Congress is still collecting paychecks, at least most of them. Nebraska Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, Adrian Smith and Don Bacon, along with Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer, have asked for their paychecks to be withheld until the government is 100-percent funded. "Hopefully all [...]

2019-01-07T07:49:15-05:00December 28th, 2018|Media coverage|

Farm bill hailed by congressmen as good for Nebraska

By DON WALTON, Lincoln Journal Star Rep. Adrian Smith hailed House passage of a new farm bill Wednesday, expressing "strong support" for the legislation from the congressional district that he says leads the nation in agricultural production. Smith's 3rd District spreads across western and central Nebraska and also includes the northeastern and southeastern corners of the [...]

2019-01-07T07:52:08-05:00December 12th, 2018|Media coverage|

State leaders applaud progress on trade between U.S. and Japan

By ROBERT PORE, BH News Service GRAND ISLAND - President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan issued a joint statement after a summit Wednesday, outlining plans for future trade negotiations. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said achieving high-standard trade agreements is a top priority for American agriculture, and the announcement of the [...]

2018-10-05T08:31:58-05:00September 30th, 2018|Media coverage|