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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Cortez Masto, Fischer Introduce Legislation to Authorize Quarter Series Honoring Women's History
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced legislation authorizing a series of quarters to be minted in honor of women's history and suffrage. Using the 50 States Quarters Program as a model, the Women's History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act would create a new   more

Rep. Fortenberry Issues Statement on Returning From El Paso Sector of U.S.-Mexico Border
LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 31 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after returning from the El Paso sector of the U.S.-Mexico border: "The border situation is complex. You are dealing with lawbreaking, smugglers, and crime--as well as persons in need and children. Smuggling people is the new cash crop for bad guys. "I found Border Patrol to be highly professional and dedicated--and overstretched. This year, 150,000 people have entered illegally through the El Paso   more

Rep. Gonzalez Encourages South and Central Texans to Apply for USDA Assistance to Restore Flood-Prone Lands
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has begun accepting applications for funding for conservation easements on lands damaged by and prone to flooding and other natural disasters. The NRCS has made available $217.5 million for 11 States. The funds are made available by the Emergency Watershed Pr  more

Rep. Smith Announces Winners of Inaugural Young Entrepreneur Awards
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today announced the winners of the inaugural Third District Young Entrepreneur Awards. The award was created to celebrate the efforts of young and rising leaders who strengthen their communities with their entrepreneurial spirit. The winners will be recognized by Rep. Smith before the U.S. House of Representatives. "I'm proud to announce the winners of the inaugural "Young   more

Rep. Smith Issues Column: An Extraordinary Partnership
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: As the strongest democracy in the Middle East, Israel is a special partner and crucial ally to the United States. Together we collaborate on defense, intelligence, and trade. In fact, President Reagan signed our country's first trade agreement with Israel in 1985. Strengthening U.S.-Israeli relations has been a priority for the current administration and it has begun a new chapter in our alliance. From the histor  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: A New Judge for Nebraska's Federal Bench
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: In 1838, a young man rose to give a speech to a youth group about the political events that were taking place at the time. His audience was undoubtedly anxious, as James Madison, the last of the Founding Fathers, had recently died. Without the example of American virtue displayed by the "patriots of '76," many people felt they were left without direction and mob rule was spreading. But the aspiring politician de  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on $4 Million Transportation Grant for North Platte Regional Airport
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, issued the following statement announcing that North Platte Regional Airport has been awarded a $4.465 million grant from the Department of Transportation: "Our regional airports in Nebraska keep our communities connected and improve the flow of commerce. "The Department of Transportation awarding North Platte Regional Airport with this grant will benefit central Nebraska and our state as a whole.   more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Environment & Public Works Committee Surface Transportation Bill
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, chairman of the Senate Commerce subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, issued the following statement after the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduced the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act: "I applaud Chairman Barrasso for releasing a bill that maintains the formula funding structure, which provides certainty to states like Nebraska. "I look forward to continuing to work on this critical piece of legislation   more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Two-Year Budget Agreement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement in advance of the Senate's vote on a two-year budget agreement: "I appreciate the efforts of our congressional negotiators to come to a good faith agreement, but this deal fails to make the necessary spending reductions or reforms and does not meet the requirements of the national defense strategy."  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on U.S.-E.U. Beef Trade Agreement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump announced a beef trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union: "The Beef State welcomes the news of this new trade agreement between the U.S. and the EU. "Nebraskans produce some of the most high-quality and delicious beef there is and this deal marks another opportunity for our families, communities, and businesses. "I look forward to   more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement After Voting Against Bipartisan Budget Agreement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after voting against the bipartisan budget agreement: "Our national debt is already $22 trillion, and this deal is going to bankrupt our kids with deficits of more than a trillion dollars every year for the foreseeable future. "Both parties are ignoring basic math and the only thing Washington seems to agree on is spending money we don't have. "I want to spend more on national defense, but I'm not going to hold  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Supreme Court Border Wall Ruling
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can use military funds to build a wall along the southern border: "I voted to support the President's emergency declaration to build the wall because we have an obvious crisis at the border and the National Emergencies Act allows the President to act swiftly and decisively. "It's good that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Administration can get to w  more

Senate Commerce Committee Passes Fischer-Duckworth Pipeline Safety Bill
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, the Senate Commerce Committee passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA). U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), the chairman of the Transportation and Safety Subcommittee, introduced the bill with Subcommittee Ranking Member Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.). "Pipeline safety is critical to ensuring Nebraskans and all Americans have access  more

Senate Finance Committee Issues Testimony From American Trucking Associations
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following testimony by Derek Leathers, president and CEO of Werner Enterprises and testified on behalf of the American Trucking Associations, at a hearing to examine the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: "Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on behalf of the American Trucking Associations (ATA),/1 and discuss the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). My name is Derek Leathers, and I am the President   more

Three Trump Nominees Confirmed by U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of three individuals for positions in the Trump Administration on July 24: Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for the term of five years. Wendy Williams Berger, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. Brian C. Buescher, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska.  more