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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Cotton, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Hold States Accountable for Botched Abortions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) last week introduced legislation that would require states to report information about abortion to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including cases where infants are born alive during abortions. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), James Lankford (R  more

Fort Report: Due Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: There's an inscription in stone on the side of the Nebraska State Capitol: "Wisdom. Justice. Power. Mercy. Constant Guardians of the Law." There is a fine line between a wise, merciful pursuit of justice versus a political power play. For it to be properly exercised, power must be inextricably intertwined with wisdom and justice. This week, North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine. China unve  more

GAO Issues Report on U.S. Government Funding for Democracy Assistance in North Macedonia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the U.S. government funding for democracy assistance in North Macedonia. The report (GAO-20-158) is titled "North Macedonia: U.S. Government Has Provided Funding to Support Democracy Activities". The report was sent to Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabam  more

Reminder: Smith to Host Infrastructure Seminar This Thursday in Hastings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host an educational Infrastructure Seminar at Hastings Central Community College on October 3, 2019. At the educational Infrastructure Seminar, Third District residents and officials 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 t  more

Rep. Smith: A Huge Win on Trade
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: During this era of polarized politics, sometimes good news can fall through the cracks. Such was the case recently, when the United States and Japan completed "Phase One" of a trade agreement. This agreement is huge for American agriculture, and Nebraska agriculture in particular. Currently, Japan is Nebraska's number one trade market for beef, pork, egg and wheat exports. These accomplishments have come despite   more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: Hope and Healing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Mental illness is a disease similar to any other. It's not something you can will your way into healing or simply wait for it to pass. For many, their disease ebbs and flows, and often strikes when they might least expect. For others, it remains an ever-present, unhealed wound. This year, from October 6th through October 12th, Nebraskans and people across our country will unite to demonstrate their support for M  more

Sen. Fischer: RFS Deal Provides Certainty for Farmers and Ethanol Producers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) deal. Among other changes, the EPA will begin to account for projected numbers of gallons exempted when coming up with Renewable Volume Obligations for refiners, providing farmers and ethanol producers with more certainty.   more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on 70th Anniversary of Communist Tyranny in China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement on the 70th anniversary of communist rule in China: "Today Chinese tyrants celebrated 70 years of communist oppression with their typically brutal symbolism: by sending a police officer to shoot a pro-democracy protester at point-blank range. "The freedom-seekers in Hong Kong mourn this anniversary, and the American people stand with them against those who deny their  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Forthcoming SCOTUS Abortion Case
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's announcement that it will consider a Louisiana law requiring abortion clinics to have admitting privileges from a nearby hospital: "The Supreme Court has an opportunity to uphold safety and common sense. Being pro-life means being pro-woman, pro-baby, and supporting life-affirming health care. "The only folks against this are big-abortion businesses and their armies of lawyers. "Thi  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Ethanol Deal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration's ethanol deal: "This is good news for Nebraska farmers and producers. "The President and I have talked repeatedly about how important it is for our farmers to have clarity, and I'm glad that he's focused on this issue. "This is a tough time for agriculture but Nebraskans are grateful that the EPA is committed to E-15 being available year-around and following the law when it c  more

Senate Entrepreneurship Committee Issues Testimony From Women's Business Development Center
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Emilia DiMenco, president and CEO of the Women's Business Development Center, at a field hearing entitled "Barriers to Entry in the Tech Industry for Diverse Entrepreneurs": "My name is Emilia DiMenco, I am President and CEO of the Women's Business Development Center, the WBDC. The WBDC serves women, minority and veteran business owners in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,  more