Dr. Jason Combs
geography professor, 308.865.8605.
International trade and global engagement will be the topic of a presentation by Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Smith’s 3:30 p.m. presentation in Copeland Hall Room 142 is being given as part of Geography Awareness Week, according to Dr. Jason Combs of the UNK geography department.
Smith, who represents the third district in Nebraska, is a cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment and supports a Congressional earmark moratorium. He actively promotes access for Nebraska agriculture products in Asia, South America and throughout the world, and he introduced the bipartisan Small-Scale Hydropower Enhancement Act that would help stimulate the economy of rural America, empower local irrigation districts to generate revenue and decrease fossil fuel reliance.
He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Smith is from, and currently resides in, Gering where his family has lived for six generations. Before his election to Congress, Smith was a member of the Gering City Council and then represented District 48 for eight years in the Unicameral.