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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Fort Report: Why I Do Town Halls
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Last Wednesday evening during the Bellevue town hall, Sharon gracefully stood, steadied herself to keep from crying, and softly spoke: "I am going to tell you a story that never gets easier, and I'll try to be as quick as possible. "On April 24th, I took my mom out for lunch, she and my dad. It was three days before her 80th birthday, and it was a fantastic day. They were scheduled to go on a cruise to Alask  more

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Our country is in need of healing after a violent weekend at the hands of hate-filled individuals. My prayers go out to the victims, their families, and friends. And my heartfelt thanks go out to the first responders for their heroic actions. "We must hold those responsible accountable and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. The shoote  more

Rep. Smith: Agriculture Update Tour
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Agriculture is integral to Nebraska's history. The Homestead Act of 1863 allowed U.S. citizens to earn ownership of lands in the west including Nebraska, provided they improve and farm the land for five years. Four years after the Homestead Act, in 1867, Nebraska earned its statehood with help from these new farmers and ranchers. This dedication to agriculture never diminished, and to this day one out of four job  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: We Will Never Forget
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: There is something inherently special about our first responders. They are both heroic in their actions and their character. It's why our children grow up playing with model firetrucks, police cars, or ambulances, and dream of a day when they could save lives too. Kids imagine putting on that heavy jacket and helmet and running toward danger to help others. Even at a young age, there is an instinct that selflessnes  more

Sen. Sasse Encourages President to Reject Pelosi's Pro-Abortion Extremism
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE), Steve Daines (R-MT), and their colleagues in the pro-life majority sent a letter to President Trump, urging him to reject pro-abortion policies in bills passed by Speaker Pelosi's Democratic majority in the House. "Our pro-life work is pro-baby, pro-woman, and pro-science," Senator Sasse said separately."Nancy Pelosi is trying to jam an extreme pro-abortion agenda into appropria  more

Smith to Hold Ag Update Tour Sessions in Alliance, York, Auburn
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: * * * - August 29 Event to Feature Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative * * * As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn. The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agricul  more