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 trade agreements and the resolution of current trade disputes as soon as possible.

Rep. Smith’s top trade priorities include ensuring that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) be enacted by Congress and a new trade agreement be negotiated with Japan to reduce trade barriers between the two countries.

Another major concern of Congressman Smith is ongoing deficit spending.

It is his belief that cuts in unnecessary spending could be enacted to reduce the national debt.

In addition, Rep. Smith wants to finish the work he began while serving as chairman of the House Resources sub-committee to connect unemployed Americans with many government jobs across the nation so they can benefit from increased economic activity.

Smith also believes President Trump should continue to roll back burdensome and over-reaching Obama-era regulations to further stimulate growth and incentives for job creation.

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