Nebraska Third District Congressman Adrian Smith is announcing his intent to run for re-election this fall.
Smith, a Republican, was first elected to the seat in 2006. He says he wants to run again to continue the progress he’s seen.
While Smith says the progress isn’t “tangible” to everyone, he wants to see a continued reigning in of spending.
While good economic and employment numbers are coming out lately, he says those trends will reverse without significant policy changes.
Smith says he sees some important legislation coming through his committees.
“Being on the Ways and Means Committee, we’ve got the opportunity to address our tax code,” Smith says. “I was glad the other night when the president talked about corporate tax reform but I wasn’t glad when he talked about all of these new loopholes he was introducing.”
Recent public opinion polls show Congress with a 9% or 10% approval rating. Smith says Congress through history has never had high approval ratings.
Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton