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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding the impeachment inquiry hearings: "I have been busy attending committee hearings and meeting with visiting constituents. "The Democratic leadership obsession with impeachment is distracting us from the real work we need to be doing for Americans: passing a budget, ensuring our military is fully-funded, and ratifying the USMCA so American farmers and manufacturers can operate their businesses with confid  more

Rep. Smith's Office to Host Senior Service Fairs in Grand Island, Scottsbluff, Beatrice
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: The office of Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host Senior Service Fairs in Grand Island, Scottsbluff, and Beatrice to coincide with Medicare Open Enrollment. Officials from the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will offer one-on-one consultations on available Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Seniors seeking assistance should bring a complete list of their prescriptio  more

Rep. Smith: Reflecting on Veterans Day
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Every November 11th we celebrate the men and women who defend our freedom - past and present. While November 11 was originally known as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I, we now commemorate all United States veterans on this day. This year I had the opportunity to attend two Veterans Day celebrations; one at Gering Junior High School, and at our local American Legion Post #36. I appreciated visiting   more

Rep. Smith: What I Learned at the Border
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: The crisis on our southern border is at the front of many Americans minds. Too often we hear of dangerous cartels, and violence spilling into the United States. Because I wanted to see the urgency of this situation myself, last week I traveled with House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers and three other colleagues to McAllen, Texas, on the United States-Mexico border. I was very impressed by   more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: Funding Our Military
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Recently, our nation observed Veterans Day, when we honored the men and women who answered the call to serve our nation. As threats to the homeland from around the world continue to grow, we are reminded of how much we owe to them for their service and sacrifice. The recent elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by U.S. Special Forces demonstrates that there are still evil people devoted to killing Americans and des  more

Sen. Fischer Meets Angels in Adoption Honorees From Nebraska
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) welcomed the Bush family of Lincoln to her Senate office. Jake and Lauren Bush will be recognized this evening as 2019 Angels in Adoption Honorees from Nebraska for their outstanding work raising their two foster children, brothers Sterling and Payton. "It was very moving to meet with the Bush family today and I was touched by their story. After Jake and Lauren fostered the  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement After Police Shot Pro-Democracy Protestor in Hong Kong
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 11 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the police shot another pro-democracy protestor in Hong Kong: "This is why Hong Kongers have turned against the despots in the Chinese Communist Party: Beijing's power depends on violence because they don't give a rip about human dignity. "Beijing can't hide these images from the world "Free people everywhere stand with Hong Kong, and the Chinese Communist Party is going to discover that suppressing  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Judge Buescher's Investiture
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on the investiture of Judge Brian Buescher: "The most important thing the Senate is doing right now is putting great judges on the courts -- folks like Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Nebraska's own Brian Buescher and Steve Grasz. "I'm proud to have led Brian's confirmation fight in the Judiciary Committee. Brian is a good man and a great judge. "This fifth-generation Nebraskan is going to make our state prou  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Rocket Launch Against Israel
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza: "Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are terrorist organizations, period. "These attacks are an ongoing reminder that terrorists in Gaza are capable of wreaking havoc on our ally Israel. "Americans should stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our ally, and the U.S should increase our security assistance to Israel."  more