Congressman Adrian Smith today announced the honorees for the 2009 Third District Excellence in Economic Development Award. Smith’s award honors ten individuals, businesses, and organizations which – through innovation, hard work, and entrepreneurship – have helped strengthen Nebraska communities.
WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, today successfully offered an amendment to the Wind Energy Research and Development Act (H.R. 3165) allowing for research and development into the transmission of renewable energy from remote areas.
Congress passed House Resolution 590 – supporting the goals of Domestic
Violence Awareness Month while raising awareness of domestic violence
throughout our country, and I am here today to voice my support for everyone
impacted by this horrible nightmare.
Congressman Smith today commented on the Senate announcment it will not take action on the government-run health care legislation until September, and the earliest. The timeline for the House of Representatives action on the bill remains uncertain. Click here for Smith’s comments.
Click here for Congressman Smith’s comments on his vote against H.R. 2997, the Fiscal Year 2010 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, citing dangerously high spending and a provision which could lead to the closing of a major agriculture market. The measure passed 266 to 160.
The Science and Technology Committee today unanimously approved the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009. The bill included language by Smith requiring the Small Business Administration make outreach efforts to rural areas a priority.
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