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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Ben Sasse to DOJ Inspector General: Finish the Epstein Investigation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) led a bipartisan group of Senators on the Judiciary Committee in urging the Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice to finish his investigation into the circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein's death. The letter, sent by U.S. Senators Sasse, Blumenthal, Cruz, and Blackburn, follows a Judiciary Committee oversight hea  more

Fort Report: Fair Prices, Better Cures
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: I went to the doctor the other day. He prescribed me an antibiotic. It's a common treatment for a particular ailment used throughout the world. I said, "I have to know the cost before we go further." He said, "It's minimal. Six dollars." Turns out, it was six dollars. In 2011. Now, it's $420. This unfair dynamic is not unique to me. Many other persons are being hit by the sky-high price of drugs. In one case   more

Rep. Smith: Reducing Carbon Emissions the Right Way
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: While Nebraskans have faced many challenges this year, particularly in our agriculture industry, the United States economy remains strong overall. Unemployment is at a 50-year low, wages are rising, and the GDP has been even higher than projected. The longtime strength of our economy is dependent on many factors, including a strong belief in the rule of law and property rights, a commitment to hard work and ingenu  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Column: Rural Communities Deserve Local TV Access
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following column: When we want to learn what's on the news, most of us turn on our television. According to a Pew Research poll, television is still America's favorite platform for news consumption. When Nebraskans need to know the latest about events taking place in their community, the weather, or broadcast coverage of local sports, it is essential that they have access to their local television networks. Unfortunately, when man  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on FEMA $2 Million Disaster Relief Grant for Nebraska Communities
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the Homeland Security Department's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the Loup Power District and Boyd County will receive disaster relief grants: "In the wake of this year's bomb cyclone and major flooding, I am pleased that FEMA is providing this assistance to Nebraskans. "This funding will help repair critical utilities so that our communities can continue on the road to full recovery." Mor  more

Sen. Sasse Calls for Passage of USMCA on Senate Floor
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse took to the Senate floor to call out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for stonewalling the United States, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA.) "Time is running out, and we don't want to let our farmers and ranchers face 2020 with the uncertainty and confusion they now feel. These Nebraskans want to do business. They want to trade. We want to win... The clown show in the House of Repr  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on China Suspending Navy Visits to Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after China retaliated over U.S. backing of Hong Kong by banning U.S. Navy visits: "Beijing's tantrum doesn't change anything. "The U.S. Navy didn't spank the Chinese Communist Party in last week's elections, the people of Hong Kong did."  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Hong Kong Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump signed legislation backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong: "Know this, Chairman Xi: Americans despise tyrants and stand in solidarity with Hong Kong. "The whole world has seen both the courage of Hong Kongers and the brutality of your Chinese Communist Party. "As long as freedom-seekers fill the streets of Hong Kong, the America  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Japan Trade Deal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after Japan ratified signed trade agreements with the U.S.: "This Japan deal is a big win in a big market. "We're going to sell grade-A, corn-fed, Nebraska beef to our allies. "China is trying to consolidate its power in the Pacific and strong trading relationships like this are an important way to push back against the commies."  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on Mexico Cartel Attack
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after a cartel assault force staged an hour-long attack in a town near the Texas border: "Things aren't getting better on the other side of our border. "The drug cartels are going to keep escalating these military-style attacks as they fight for turf. "We need to go on the offensive against these butchers." Background: Last week, U.S. Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to the Secretary of the  more

Sen. Sasse Issues Statement on USDA Announcement on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement after the Agriculture Department announced that it will finalize regulatory reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that promotes work requirements for able-bodied adults: * * * - USDA rule follows Sasse-led effort to promote work * * * This comes after Senator Sasse led the effort to have the Department update these rules. "We ought to be celebrating the dignity of work, and that's exactly wha  more