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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Fort Report: Walter's Story
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Amidst the nasty partisan arguments occurring in DC this week, I stood outside the U.S. Capitol on a brisk sunny fall day with fellow Republicans and Democrats to speak about a new important idea. Our goal is to broaden the services available to America's struggling veterans. This idea doesn't involve more traditional treatment options, no extra buildings, or prescriptions. It involves service dogs. Walter   more

Rabbi Abraham Delivers Opening Prayer on House Floor as Guest of Rep. Bacon
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Rabbi Steven Abraham of Beth El Synagogue delivered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives today, as the guest of Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02). Following the prayer, Rep. Bacon delivered remarks thanking him for his leadership in the community. "I was humbled when Rabbi Abraham agreed to deliver the opening prayer as he is a not only a leader in the Jewish community, but in the community as   more

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Government Funding Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after voting against the continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Dec. 20: "Over the last two years we have made great progress in restoring the readiness and modernization of our military, but under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi these gains are now unraveling. "House Democrat leadership are not willing to meet in the middle and have put an anti-Trump agenda ahead of our national security.   more

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Passage of Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (S.1838): The Senate version of H.R. 3289 and titled the same. S. 1838 requires sanctions to be imposed on individuals or entities responsible for human rights violations in Hong Kong and directs various departments to assess whether political developments in Hong Kong justify changing Hong Kong's unique treatment under U.S. law. "These sanctio  more

Rep. Fortenberry Announces Veterans History Project Events in Nebraska
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) offered the following information and statement on Veterans History Project events scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, in Nebraska's first district: Congressman Fortenberry invites Nebraska veterans to record their story of service to be preserved by the Library of Congress as a part of the archives of America. The events will be held from: 10:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.  more

Rep. Fortenberry Issues Statement After House Voted to Change Name of Homestead National Monument
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the House voted to change the Name of the Homestead National Monument to the Homestead National Historical Park: "This small but important name change will help clear up confusion about this unique National Park Service unit by accurately reflecting its nature and mission. "The word 'monument' is generally associated with a single individual or a specific feature. Homestead is much more--a unique pie  more

Rep. Smith Issues Statement on Renaming Homestead National Monument as National Historical Park
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the House passed his bill (H.R. 1472) renaming Homestead National Monument in Gage County, Nebraska, as Homestead National Historical Park: "The Homestead Act shaped the American West and made the American dream real for millions of Americans. "Exhibits at this park such as the modern visitor center and the easily navigated Homestead record database allows families to connect with their own history. "Re  more

Rep. Smith: Coming Together on Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: Because we are so busy in our daily lives, Thanksgiving provides an important opportunity every November to gather with family and friends and show gratitude for all God has provided us. After a year full of challenges, it is important to take a step back and reflect. Nebraskans have each other to be thankful for during this tough year. In 2019, we experienced historic floods, an irrigation tunnel collapse, reco  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: A Day of Thanks
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: When Abraham Lincoln called for a national day of thanksgiving in 1863, he believed that a special time for our nation to come together and celebrate our blessings would have a "deep moral influence" on America's collective character. In his proclamation, he wrote: "The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies." It was an extraordinary way to   more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on U.S. Strategic Command Building Dedication, Change of Command
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Strategic Forces, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Strategic Command building dedication and change of command: "Congratulations to the men and women of STRATCOM on the official opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art headquarters. Today also marks the change of command. "I want to thank General Hyten for his steadfast leadership and determination as commander. "I  more

Sen. Fischer Leads Ag State Colleagues in Calling on EPA to Provide Clarity on Biogenic Carbon Emissions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, led 17 of her colleagues from agriculture states in signing a bipartisan letter calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to provide clarity on the regulatory treatment of biogenic carbon emissions produced from feedstocks such as corn and soybeans. This clarity will remove an obstacle to inve  more

Sen. Fischer: Midwest Senators Renew Renewable Fuel Standard Recommendations to President Trump
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) today renewed their recommendations to President Trump with respect to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) supplemental rule. The letter, which enclosed their initial comments to EPA, urges the administration to take c  more

Sen. Sasse Condemns Lack of Answers on Epstein Case
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse took strong issue with the Bureau of Prisons' refusal to provide public answers about the events surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's death. "[T]his death happened in the middle of August, early August," Senator Sasse said. "It's Thanksgiving and you're here to testify today, and you say you're not allowed to speak about this incident.   more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Planned Parenthood Policy Summit in Grand Island
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood's policy summit in Grand Island: "Nebraskans are pro-life, pro-woman, pro-baby, and pro-science. "Pro-lifers don't have Planned Parenthood's government subsidies or their lawyer armies, but we do have something more important: love and compassion for every mom and her baby -- which is why pro-lifers are winning."  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Senate Bill Supporting Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously approved a measure backing Hong Kong: "Americans stand for human dignity and against tyrants. "This resolution is a declaration of solidarity with the freedom-seekers in Hong Kong. "They seek freedom while the Chinese Communist Party seeks oppression and subjugation. America stands with the protestors. "Chairman Xi should pay attenti  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement Delay
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding what he calls House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's nonsense claim that there isn't enough time to finish the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement in 2019: "Nancy Pelosi is holding Nebraska farmers and ranchers hostage and House Democrats are wasting time on circuses instead of doing real work for the American people. "Last week Speaker Pelosi said a vote on the USMCA trade deal was 'imminent,' but today she's sa  more

Sen. Sasse Statement on STRATCOM Change of Command
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after attending the change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base to welcome Vice Adm. Charles Richard as head of the U.S. Strategic Command: "STRATCOM is one of the crown jewels of our entire national security mission and it was a pleasure to welcome Admiral Richard back home to Nebraska."  more

Senators Introduce Bipartisan SCOPE Act to Prevent Deaths From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Stop CO Poisoning Exposures (SCOPE) Act, which would require vehicles with keyless ignitions to automatically shut off after a certain amount of time in order to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning: "Many people inadvertently leave their vehicles with keyless ignition running, which can lead to  more

Sens. Cotton and Schumer Request Suspension of Licenses Allowing U.S. Exports to Huawei
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York) today led a letter to the president expressing deep concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has begun issuing export licenses to U.S. firms looking to resume business with Huawei Technologies--despite the significant threats these license approvals pose to our national security. Senators Schumer and Cotton were joined on the letter by Senat  more