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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Monday June 24, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Fort Report: Rivers Run Through It
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: A long time ago, I had a job that required me to sit on a river barge all night long. Using a marine radio, I attempted to hail riverboat pilots as they passed by. This was a Corps of Engineers project to determine the location of lower water points. A number of the pilots were helpful to me; others not so much. I had my river face on, but riverboat banter is not exactly the parlance of a trained economic ana  more

Rep. Fischer: Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Technological Innovations in Transportation
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, will convene a hearing titled, "Examining Technological Innovations in Transportation," at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The hearing will examine the adoption of technology by transportation stakeholders and th  more

Rep. Fortenberry Issues Statement on Death of Native American Advocate LaMere
LINCOLN, Nebraska, June 17 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on the death of Native American advocate Frank LaMere: "I am saddened by the loss of our friend Frank LaMere. "His passion for Native American issues, his love of politics, and his desire to help those most in need showed through in his extraordinary life," Fortenberry said. "Frank was a frequent visitor to Washington, but I last saw Frank at Nebraska Wesleyan's graduation, where Frank received a s  more

Sasse, Fischer Introduce Legislation To Rename Homestead National Monument
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer introduced legislation to rename Homestead National Monument as Homestead National Historical Park. "Nebraska was born with grit and the humble hard work of our ancestors. For decades, Homestead has played an important role in teaching our kids about what life was like for homesteaders on the prairie. The name 'Homestead National Historical Park' paints a fuller picture  more

Sasse, Fischer Introduce Legislation to Rename Homestead National Monument
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer introduced legislation to rename Homestead National Monument as Homestead National Historical Park. "Nebraska was born with grit and the humble hard work of our ancestors. For decades, Homestead has played an important role in teaching our kids about what life was like for homesteaders on the prairie. The name 'Homestead National Historical Park' paints a fuller pictu  more

Sen. Fischer: Nebraska Legislators Send Letter to FCC Supporting Wireless Opportunities for Nebraska Students, Communities
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) along with Congressman Don Bacon (Neb.-02) and Congressman Adrian Smith (Neb.-03) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai supporting a statewide proposal from the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), State Office of the CIO (OCIO), and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) that would help Nebraska t  more

Sen. Fischer: Promises Fulfilled for Rural Americans
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: For many years, I have been fighting to end the unnecessary ban on year-round sales of E-15. It's been a serious issue that has restricted our farmers and retailers and robbed families of choices at the pump for too long. Every year, retailers were unable to offer fuel with higher blends of ethanol during the busiest months of the year - the summer driving season from the beginning of June to mid-September. When   more

Sen. McConnell Discusses the Crisis at Southern Border on Fox & Friends
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" this morning to discuss the crisis at the border, stopping socialism, and Iran. See below for highlights or click here (https://senmcconnell.app.box.com/s/31c9aisqp8gnjo5k82hcrovjbwebvm31) to watch to the full interview. On addressing the humanitarian crisis at our southern border: "It's a rea  more

Sen. Sasse Calls for Term Limits
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse argued for the implementation of Congressional term limits. Sasse is a strong supporter of term limits. The first action Sasse took after being sworn in was to cosponsor term limit legislation. "I think Mr. Smith Goes to Washington would have been an incredibly crappy movie if Jimmy Stewart had stayed around for 100 years,  more

Sen. Sasse Calls for Term Limits
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse argued for the implementation of Congressional term limits. Sasse is a strong supporter of term limits. The first action Sasse took after being sworn in was to cosponsor term limit legislation. "I think Mr. Smith Goes to Washington would have been an incredibly crappy movie if Jimmy Stewart had stayed around for 100 year  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Death of Nebraska State Trooper Smith
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding the death of State Trooper Jerry Smith in Morrill County: "The men and women of Nebraska law enforcement selflessly work everyday to ensure the safety of our communities. "Trooper Smith served our state as a Patrolman and our nation for decades in the U.S. Army. "Melissa and I pray for Trooper Smith's family and friends during this difficult time."  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on New Charges in Malaysia Airlines Case
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement regarding charges against three Russians for murdering 298 people by shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014. "We've known for a long time that Vladimir Putin was behind these murders, but today it's important that the world knows the names and the faces behind this evil. "Put  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Rollback of EPA Energy Rule
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after the EPA rollbacked Obama-era rules on coal-fired power plants. "This rollback is good news. Unless you're going to a football game in Boulder, batteries don't just rain from the sky. "The energy we use to power our economy has to come from somewhere and, right now, a lot of reliable energy comes from coal. "We absolutely need to develop efficie  more

Sen. Sasse: Pro-Abortion Extremism 'Wildly, Spectacularly Out of the Mainstream'
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: * * * - Sasse condemns pro-abortion extremism and slander of pro-lifers ahead of Planned Parenthood forum * * * U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the author of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, went to the Senate floor today to condemn pro-abortion extremism that is well outside mainstream public opinion. Senator Sasse's remarks come a week after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand compared pro-life beliefs to  more

Senate Transportation Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Technological Innovations in Transportation
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on Transportation and Safety issued the following hearing information: Examining technological innovations in transportation at 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 2:30 p.m. on June 25: The hearing will examine the adoption of technology by transportation stakeholders and the effects of technology on the surface transportation network. Witnesses will discuss new technologies in the transportation sector, assoc  more

USMCA - Modernizing Trade In North America
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Trade agreements reduce trade barriers, which promotes economic growth and cooperative relationships between nations. Because 95 percent of consumers reside outside U.S. borders, we must constantly be looking for ways to increase access to foreign markets and ensure America's competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace. Negotiating trade agreements reduce tariffs between countries and open previously cl  more