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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Fort Report: Farm Country
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: The first lesson in emergency care is: Airway, Breathing, Circulation. The vital signs for life. If the Airway is open, a person can get oxygen to the body. If there is regular Breathing, the body is moving toward recovery. If there is Circulation, the heart is beating, blood is getting to essential organs. Last week, I drove through small-town Nebraska and saw up close Nebraska's vital signs for the nation.  more

Rep. Bacon's Staff Will Provide Additional Resources to Seniors at Medicare Open Enrollment Events
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 12 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: * * * - Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 - December 7 * * * Staff members from Congressman Don Bacon's (NE-02) District office will join Volunteers Assisting Seniors (VAS) at several Medicare Open Enrollment events throughout the district, to provide seniors additional information about federal programs to assist with their transition into retirement. Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 a  more

Rep. Fortenberry Issues Statement After Testifying Before House Natural Resources Committee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after testifying before the House Natural Resources Committee on the Recovering America's Wildlife Act: "The Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) is the single most exciting public policy development in conservation in decades. "It protects ecosystems, enhances community, supports recreation. "It's why we have a diverse group of persons from across the political spectrum--sportsmen, hunters, anglers,   more

Rep. Fortenberry Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Our colleague Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. "He had a beautiful saying: 'Make your pain become your passion and your passion become your purpose!' "I suspect he would like us to remember him in this way. "May he Rest in Peace."  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: Fighting for a World Without Breast Cancer
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: There's a beautiful story that was recently published in the Omaha World-Herald. I think it captures the magnitude of why we come together during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to honor those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease and celebrate the courageous survivors. The article features breast cancer survivor, Karen Kruse, and what she appropriately named her "survivor garden." The garden bursts wi  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on EPA Supplemental Rule on Renewable Fuel Standard Deal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency released a supplemental rule on the renewable fuel standard seeking comments on reallocation of biofuel gallons waived due to exemptions for small oil refineries: "It's good to see that the EPA has rolled out this supplemental rule to protect the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. However, I am disappointed in how the   more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Nomination of Vice Adm. Richard as U.S. Strategic Command Commander
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, issued the following statement on the nomination of Vice Adm. Charles Richard as U.S. Strategic Command Commander: "As a former deputy commander of STRATCOM, Admiral Richard understands the responsibilities of the command and its mission well. "With threats from Russia and China continuing to grow, nuclear deterrence is becoming more importa  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 14 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the president has ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria: "I am increasingly concerned by the situation on the ground in Syria. "The Kurds have been some of our strongest partners in the fight against ISIS, and the U.S. departure will leave a vacuum in the region which benefits Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime. "Turkey's actions have   more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on China Asking NBA to Fire General Manager Morey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver's announcement that China asked the NBA to fire Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, for his tweet in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong: "It's good that Morey still has his job and the NBA deserves credit there. "Let's put this in perspective though: When an American citizen stands for basic human rights, the Chinese  more

Sen. Sasse Speaks About Resolution on Freedom of Conscience
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 16, on a joint resolution (S.J.Res. 58) expressing support for freedom of conscience: I come to the floor today to ask each and every Member of Congress to answer this simple question: Is it right for the U.S. Federal Government to get into the business of policing Muslims', Jews', and Christians' religious beliefs, about whether or not they are acceptable?   more

Sen. Sasse: 'Government Doesn't Define True and False Religion'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Introduces Legislation Condemning Beto's Assault on the First Amendment * * * Today, less than a week after former Congressman Beto O'Rourke threatened to strip mosques, synagogues, and churches of their tax-exempt status if they don't bless same-sex marriages, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse introduced legislation condemning the unconstitutional attack and called on Republicans and Democrats to reaf  more

Senator Fischer Speaks on the Importance of USMCA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- 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, spoke on the Senate floor on the importance of passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues to support this trade agreement. Below is the full transcript of today's speech on the USMCA as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to v  more

Sens. Duckworth, Fischer Introduce Bipartisan Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced the bipartisan Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Improvement Act, which ensures small airports support nursing moms and promote breastfeeding-friendly environments by providing accessible, clean and convenient lactation rooms for travelers. The bill builds on Duckworth's success in enacting legislation that ensures all large and   more