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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Fort Report: Standing Bear
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Something stirring happened in Washington this week. Chief Standing Bear, native Nebraskan, first American, leader of the Ponca Tribe, was welcomed to the United States Capitol in Statuary Hall. In 1877, the Ponca Tribe was forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland. The harsh injustice of their journey eventually culminated in the famous trial in which Standing Bear raised his hand and declared: "I   more

Rep. Bacon Named to NDAA Conference Committee for Third Consecutive Year
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was named by the House of Representatives as a conferee to the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee. A conference committee resolves the differences between Senate and House versions of the same bill, and this is Rep. Bacon's third consecutive appointment. Rep. Bacon previously served on the FY18 and FY19 NDAA conference comm  more

Rep. Fortenberry Issues Statement on Chief Standing Bear Statue Ceremony
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following after the statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear was unveiled in National Statuary Hall in the U.S.: Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) offered the following statement today after the statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear was unveiled in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol: "The gift of America is that we tether ourselves to what is permanent, noble, and ideal and at the same time we challenge ourselves  more

Rep. McCarthy Remarks at Unveiling of Chief Standing Bear Statue
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy honored Ponca Chief Standing Bear at the unveiling of his statue at the United States Capitol. Chief Standing Bear's statue will be one of two representing the State of Nebraska. McCarthy also honored the sculptor of the statue, Benjamin Victor, who grew up in Bakersfield, attended Foothill High School, and adds his third statue to the collection in the Capitol. High  more

Rep. Smith Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Scottsbluff Mayor Overman
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Scottsbluff Mayor Don Overman: "We are saddened to say goodbye to one of the staples of the Scottsbluff-Gering community. "For decades, Don served our community through his role as City Councilman and Mayor of Scottsbluff. "His diligence and hard work as Chairman of the Airport Board for Western Nebraska Regional Airport allowed for the success it sees today, benefiting the entire area. "  more

Rep. Smith to Hold Infrastructure Seminar
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host an Infrastructure Seminar in Hastings on October 3, 2019. At the Infrastructure Seminar, Third District residents will be able to hear from a wide variety of Nebraska officials and stakeholders on the current state of infrastructure, plans for the future and resources available to communities; Panel topics included will be: "Workforce, Trade Skills Education, Econ  more

Rep. Smith's Office Announces Caseworker in Your Community Events for September
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) are invited to meet with a congressional caseworker from his office in Auburn and Falls City on Monday, September 23. Caseworker in Your Community is an opportunity for constituents to meet directly with one of Smith's congressional caseworkers who may be able to assist those with flood recovery concerns as well as with federal agencies such a  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: Nebraska National Guard's Bronze Star Recipients
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Many Nebraskans have heard of the Bronze Star Medal that is awarded to members of the military. But this week I want to highlight its history and the level of courage, character, and honor required to receive the award. Col. Russell Reeder was the commander of a 3,000-man regiment which landed on Utah beach on D-Day. After landing, he quickly realized they were in wrong landing area - nearly two miles south of t  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Scottsbluff Mayor Overman
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on the death of Don Overman, Scottsbluff's longest serving mayor and a Nebraska community leader for over 50 years: "Bruce and I mourn the passing of a pillar in the Scottsbluff community, Don Overman. "He was a positive person who worked tirelessly to serve his church, community, and state, and he'll be greatly missed. "I had the privilege of working with Don on many issues, and he was always a strong advoc  more

Sen. Fischer Joins Congressional Leaders at Dedication Ceremony for Chief Standing Bear Statue
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined Nebraskans, members of the Ponca tribe, and House and Senate leadership at a dedication ceremony for Nebraska's statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol. "Chief Standing Bear is a Nebraska treasure and an American hero. It was a privilege to join so many Nebraskans, Ponca tribe members, and colleagues today at his statue dedication ceremony. The sta  more

Sen. Fischer Named to Conference Committee for 2020 Defense Authorization Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, has been appointed to the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, which authorizes defense spending and sets the policy and priorities for our military. The conference committee will focus on rectifying t  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Unveiling of Chief Standing Bear Statue
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the unveiling of Chief Standing Bear's statue in the U.S. Capitol Building: "Nebraskans are a people with honor, integrity, and grit. "Chief Standing Bear was a man who exemplified all of these qualities and more. "He was a man dedicated to his family and his people. "His legacy has lived on and I am proud to welcome his statue to our Nation's Capitol."  more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Remarks at Dedication Ceremony Honoring Ponca Chief Standing Bear of Nebraska
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following remarks: Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Congressional Leadership and other Members of Congress for the Congressional statue dedication and unveiling ceremony in honor of Ponca Chief Standing Bear of Nebraska. Below are the Speaker's remarks: Speaker Pelosi. Good afternoon. Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the Capitol on this happy occasion. As Speaker of the House, it is my privilege to welcome distinguish  more