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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Fort Report: Farm to School
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Today, I had the pleasure of visiting Clinton Elementary School in Lincoln to celebrate the launch of a truly innovative event known as "The Crunch-Off." Nebraska schools, along with our neighbors across the Midwest and the Mountain Range, are competing to see who can bite into the most crunchable fruits and vegetables, hoping to highlight the great local farmers and producers who feed America. This initiati  more

House Infrastructure Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Atchison County 911 Director Wiley
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management issued the following testimony by Rhonda Wiley, emergency management and 911 director of Atchison County, at a hearing entitled "Assessment of Federal Recovery Efforts from Recent Disasters": "March 15, 2019 the Missouri River Flood that had been affecting Iowa and Nebraska made it to Northwest Missouri. The first levee to begin to over top in Holt C  more

Legislative Update: Multiple Legislation Cosponsored by Bacon Passes VA Committee and the House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Last week, multiple legislation cosponsored by Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) passed the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and the House of Representatives. The House Veterans' Affairs Committee passed H.R. 3749, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act. Today, Rep. Bacon released the following statement regarding H.R. 3749: "Through the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs, H.R. 3749 provides grants to organiza  more

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Vote Against Motion to Table House Resolution Condemning, Censuring Rep. Schiff
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after voting against the motion to table the resolution (H.Res. 604), which would have condemned and censured Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California: "Tonight, I voted against the motion to table the House resolution that would condemn and censure Adam Schiff for misleading the American people. "Schiff falsely claimed there was evidence of Russian collusion with the President; fabricated contents of the President's phone  more

Rep. Bacon Supports Honest Elections - Decries Trojan Horse 'Shield Act'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted against the House Democrats' "Shield Act" and showed his commitment to safe-guarding elections from foreign influence and to protecting the first amendment rights of Americans by supporting and co-sponsoring the "Honest Elections Act." The "Honest Elections Act" was introduced last Friday by the House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (Ill.), and c  more

Rep. Smith: Taking Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Access to affordable prescription drugs is critical no matter what age you are. For seniors currently enrolled in Medicare, choosing the right Medicare Part D plan is often important to access. Every year Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15 and ends on December 7. In addition to those seniors who rely on traditional Medicare and Part D, over 22 million Americans - one third of all Medicare beneficiarie  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: Preparing Our Future Generations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: During these fall months, many of Nebraska's high school seniors are starting to apply for college admission. Some of these students will go on to study in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including at great programs in our state. While the Cornhusker State offers world-class science and engineering programs through our public, private, and community colleges, the reality is t  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Meeting With Vice Adm. Richard
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the subcommittee on Strategic Forces, issued the following statement on meeting with Vice Adm. Charles Richard after he was nominated to be the next Commander of STRATCOM: "I enjoyed meeting with Admiral Richard and discussing his views on nuclear deterrence and the other key aspects of STRATCOM's mission. "Admiral Richard has a strong understanding of the threats facing ou  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Renewal of Essential Air Service Contract by DoT with Skywest
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, chairman of the Senate Commerce subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation renewed an Essential Air Service contract with SkyWest to provide support for three years to airports in Scottsbluff and North Platte: "Nebraska's small airports connect our families and businesses to the rest of the world, and the EAS program is critical to maintaining air service in our rural areas  more

Sen. Fischer to STRATCOM Commander Nominee Vice Admiral Richard at Nomination Hearing: You Have My Support
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: At today's Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), the chairman of the subcommittee on Strategic Forces, expressed her support for Vice Admiral Charles Richard, the nominee to serve as the next commander of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM). During the hearing, Senator Fischer and Admiral Richard discussed topics including supplemental systems called for in the  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Anti-Free Speech Legislation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to hold a vote on anti-free speech legislation (H.R. 4617): "Today Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are voting to gut the First Amendment and silence free speech. "This bill is pile of hot garbage that would give federal bureaucrats the power to decide what is and isn't political speech and then demand that records are kept on who says what. "This bill is so blatantly  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on House to Respect Due Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding his co-sponsorship of a resolution led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lindsey Graham that urges the House to take public trust seriously and respect due process: "I'll say it again: Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Schiff are running a partisan clown show in the House. "This resolution says Congress should act like adults. "Knock it off with the hyperventilating for TV cameras, star  more