Nebraska’s 3rd District Congressman is making the rounds talking to Nebraskans about their concerns about what is happening in Washington D-C. Congressman Adrian Smith says Nebraskans are very worried about what is happing in our Capitol Hill.
“My constituents and a whole lot of Nebraskans are concerned about the debt and spending. Certainly they have other concerns too. The Death Tax. It could be other pending tax increases. They want to repeal the Health Care Bill but that comes about from their concern about the growing government, its scope and power. The power of the government is expanding and has a lot of people nervous, especially when the taxpayers are sent a bill, if you will, for the cost of government and a lot of things taxpayers never requested.”
Congressman Smith gives the example of being called back to Washington the first week of August to vote on the $26 billion state aid bill. He says that took away time from his duties in Nebraska and was an expensive call-back.
“Americans are paying more attention to the process in Washington than ever before. They don’t like it when legislation is rushed. They don’t like it when a bill is called up for a vote in the middle of a district work period that unnecessarily spends money to bring people back to Washington. I’m not complaining about having to go back there to vote. That is part of the job. I’m saying it was extremely unnecessary.”
Congressman Smith says he is very much looking forward to hear more of what Nebraskans want and expect from Washington.
“We are looking for ideas from the American people. America Speaking Out-dot-com is a website that people can go to to give us their ideas. There is a list of things already that have been proposed on the floor of the House. They have failed because of partisan votes but there are good ideas we have been getting from the public. I’m anxious to hear even more. Meanwhile, we will continue to plug away and try to bring some Nebraska common sense to Washington where it is certainly lacking.”