Experience: House: District 3, 2007-Present
Home State: Nebraska
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $887,282Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Adrian M. Smith
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Andrea
    Birth Date: 12/19/1970
    Birth Place: Scottsbluff, NE
    Home City: Gering, NE
    Religion: Christian


    Attended, Graduate Studies, Portland State University
    Attended, Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Attended, Liberty University, Virginia
    BS, Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1993

Political Experience

    Assistant Republican Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2006-present
    Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2006-present
    Senator, Nebraska State Senate, 1998-2006
    Delegate, American Council of Young Political Leaders, Tanzania, 2004
    Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2000, 2004
    Member, City Council, Gering, Nebraska, 1994-1998
    Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1996

Current Legislative Committees

    Subcommittee on Health (Ways and Means), Member
    Subcommittee on Trade, Member
    Ways and Means, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Chair, Congressional Rural Caucus, present
    Co-Chair, Congressional Rural Veterans Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, present
    Member, Entrepreneurial Initiative and Innovation Task Force, present
    Member, House Pro-Life Caucus, present
    Member, Western Caucus, present
    Former Co-Chair, Congressional Hydropower Caucus
    Former Member, Congressional Rural Health Care Caucus
    Former Member, Congressional Second Amendment Caucus
    Former Member, House Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, present
    Former Member, House Economic Competitiveness Caucus
    Former Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
    Former Member, Parks and Recreation Committee
    Former Member, Tea Party Caucus
    Board Member, Executive Committee, Twin Cities Development, 1995-1998
    Chair, Land Use Task Force, Vision 2020, 1998
    Member, Visitors Advisory Committee, Scotts Bluff County, 1995-1996

Professional Experience

    Marketing Specialist, Buyer's Realty, 1997-2006
    Real Estate Agent, Buyer's Realty, 1997-2006
    Staff Development Project Manager, Educational Service Unit 13, 1994-1997
    Research Assistant, University of Nebraska Foundation, 1992-1993
    Legislative Page, Nebraska Unicameral Legislature, 1992

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church, present
    Member, National Rifle Association (NRA), present
    Member, Rural America Solutions Group, present
    Former Member, Board of Directors, Camp Kiwanis, Scotts Bluff Kiwanis Club
    Former Member, Board of Realtors, Scotts Bluff County
    Former Member, Congressional Advisory Board, Leadership Institute
    Former Member, Congressional Advisory Board, National Youth Leadership Council
    Former Member, Congressional Advisory Board, ThanksUSA
    Former Member, Farm and Ranch Museum Association
    Former Member, Gering Jaycees
    Former Member, National League of Cities
    Member, Nebraska League of Municipalities
    Former Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation
    Former Member, North Platte Valley Historical Society
    Former Member, Riverside Zoological Society
    Board Member, Wyobraska Museum of Natural History
    Chair, Four State Legislative Conference, 2001
    Member, American Council of Young Political Leaders Alumni, India, 2000
    Member, Western Nebraska Regional Airport Operations Board, 1997-1998

Additional Information


    Certificate of Appreciation, Disabled American Veterans
    The Golden Triangle Award, Nebraska Farmers Union
    The True Blue Member of Congress Award, Family Research Council
    Champion of the Merit Shop, Associated Builders and Contractors
    Friend of Pork, National Pork Producers Council
    Spirit of Enterprise Award, United States Chamber of Commerce
    Champion of Transportation, 2009
    A in English Award
    Fueling Growth Award, Growth Energy
    Friend of Agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation
    Guardian of Small Business -- National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
    Tax Fighter Award, National Tax Limitation Committee; Leadership Award, The Medicare Choices
    Defender of Liberty Award, American Conservative Union; Thomas Jefferson Award, International FoodserviceDistributors Association
    Constituent Communication Award, National Write Your Congressman
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

No Opinion
11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Support
Total: 44
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
06/12/2007 H.R.2672 Real Access to College Education Act of 2007 06/12/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
03/29/2007 H.R.1839 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a 15-year recovery period for nonresidential real property in rural areas. 03/29/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
02/27/2007 H.R.1217 CAFO Tax Credit Act of 2007 02/27/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
02/07/2007 H.Res.99 Commending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln volleyball team for winning the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship. 02/07/2007 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.  (All Actions)
Total: 758
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/13/2017 H.R.10 Financial CHOICE Act of 2017
05/05/2017 H.R.2250 Standard DATA Act of 2017
05/03/2017 H.R.2310 Faith in Health Savings Accounts Act of 2017
05/03/2017 H.R.1180 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 Passed Aye
04/13/2017 H.J.Res.43 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients. Passed Aye
04/06/2017 H.R.2031 Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act
03/31/2017 H.R.1825 Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017
03/31/2017 H.J.Res.42 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants. Passed Yea
03/29/2017 H.R.26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 Passed Aye
03/28/2017 H.R.24 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017
03/01/2017 H.Con.Res.32 Congratulating the State of Nebraska on the 150th anniversary of the admission of that State into the United States.
02/28/2017 H.J.Res.40 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. Passed Aye
02/17/2017 H.R.1136 FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017
02/09/2017 H.R.741 Rural Hospital Regulatory Relief Act of 2017
02/06/2017 H.R.490 Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017
02/06/2017 H.R.367 Hearing Protection Act of 2017
02/03/2017 H.J.Res.51 Approving the discontinuation of the process for consideration and automatic implementation of the annual proposal of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board under section 1899A of the Social Security Act.
02/03/2017 H.J.Res.39 Disapproving a rule submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services relating to "Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients".
02/01/2017 H.R.785 National Right-to-Work Act
01/31/2017 H.R.300 Sarah's Law
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