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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Following Tyson Holcomb Plant Fire, Fischer Calls for Commodity Market Oversight and Flexibility for Livestock Haulers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, wrote letters to Chairman Heath Tarbert of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Administrator Raymond P. Martinez of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seeking to mitigate the effects of a fire at a Tyson beef processing plant in Holcomb, Kansas, on Nebraska   more

Nebraska and Wyoming Lawmakers Call on Department of Agriculture to Cover Massive Irrigation Losses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), along with Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), wrote to the Secretary of Agriculture, seeking crop insurance protection for producers hurt by the collapse of the Gering-Ft. Laramie-Goshen irrigation canal tunnel. "On behalf of the producers in Wyoming and Nebraska  more

Sen. Enzi: Wyoming, Nebraska Lawmakers Call on Dept. of Agriculture to Cover Massive Irrigation Losses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyoming, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., joined U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer and Representative Adrian Smith, all R-Neb., in writing to the secretary of agriculture seeking crop insurance protection for producers hurt by the collapse of the Gering-Ft. Laramie-Goshen irrigation canal tunnel. "On behalf of the producers in Wyoming and Nebraska," wrote t  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: An Answer to Prayers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Army Captain Robert Yllescas, a Polk County native, was assigned his first active duty assignment on September 10, 2001. The next day our world changed forever. America shifted its focus to combat terrorism and claim justice for the lives of nearly 3,000 people lost on September 11th. After years of training and earning the admiration of his fellow soldiers, Rob learned of his deployment to Camp Keating in Afghani  more

Sen. Fischer: Nebraska and Wyoming Lawmakers Call on USDA to Cover Massive Irrigation Losses
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), along with Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), wrote to the Secretary of Agriculture, seeking crop insurance protection for producers hurt by the collapse of the Gering-Ft. Laramie-Goshen irrigation canal tunnel. "On behalf of the producers in Wyoming and  more

Sen. Fischer: USDA Determines Irrigation Losses From Tunnel Collapse Are Insurable
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the Gering-Ft. Laramie-Goshen irrigation tunnel collapse was caused by unusually high precipitation. The Risk Management Agency has determined that since the collapse happened due to a natural cause, it will be an insurable event for ag producers affected by the irrigation disruption. "I appreciate the Risk Management Agency making  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Charges Against University of Kansas Researcher Who Hid Work for China
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration's decision to bring federal charges against a researcher at the University of Kansas who hid the fact he was working full time for a Chinese university while also working on U.S. government-funded research: "China's largest export is espionage. "The Chinese Communist Party's university-to-Beijing pipeline is a serious national secu  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Federal Bureau of Prisons
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Oversight, issued the following statement after Attorney General Bill Barr removed Hugh Hurwitz from his position as acting head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons: "This is a good start, but it's not the end. "Jeffrey Epstein should still be in a padded cell and under constant surveillance, but the justice system has failed Epstein's victims at every turn. "The case against this international   more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to Sell F-16s to Taiwan
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration's decision to sell F-16s to Taiwan: "The Trump Administration is right to stand with Taiwan. "This ought to send a clear message to the Chinese Communist Party: the United States will no "Our allies in the Pacific should take heart knowing that we stand with free people as they stare down the daily threat of Chinese aggression."  more

Sen. Sasse: USDA Determines Irrigation Losses From Tunnel Collapse are Insurable Decision Follows Neb., Wyo. Delegation Letter
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the Gering-Ft. Laramie-Goshen irrigation tunnel collapse was caused by unusually high precipitation. The Risk Management Agency has determined that since the collapse happened due to a natural cause, it will be an insurable event for ag producers affected by the irrigation disruption. "This is great news and it's exactly what we've been fighting  more

Smith to Hold Ag Update Tour Sessions in Alliance, York, Auburn
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: 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 agriculture policy. In addition to Smith, officials such as Director Steve Wellman of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Director Jim Macy   more

Wyoming, Nebraska Lawmakers Call on Department of Agriculture to Cover Massive Irrigation Losses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., joined U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer and Representative Adrian Smith, all R-Neb., in writing to the secretary of agriculture seeking crop insurance protection for producers hurt by the collapse of the Gering-Ft. Laramie-Goshen irrigation canal tunnel. "On behalf of the producers in Wyoming and Nebraska," wrote the la  more