Senator Fischer Releases New Tech Agenda

Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) unveils a new vision for technology policy that empowers innovators and promotes economic growth at a critical time. Our nation’s innovators currently face outdated policies and regulations that stifle creativity on everything from health care to telecom. That needs to change.

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Fischer Sends Letter to CDC Questioning Strategy on Ebola

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) sent a letter today to Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), expressing her concern that the CDC’s efforts so far have not been sufficiently proactive in addressing instances of Ebola in the United States. Despite the excellent care provided to patients at medical facilities like the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the CDC and federal partners have failed to adequately anticipate next steps and confusion persists regarding proper protocols, screening, and the treatment of Ebola patients. Fischer wrote, “The federal government must be vigilant in evaluating all options to help identify, better manage, and actively fight the spread of Ebola. We need to be better prepared. We need better coordination and leadership that ends the current pattern of being one step behind this...

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Fischer, King Survey U.S. Nuclear Weapons Facilities in New Mexico

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Angus King (I-Maine), members of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which has oversight of the country’s nuclear weapons enterprise, toured the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico.

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September Newsletter

In September, the Senate passed – with my support – a bill to fund the government through December. The bill also included $500 million to arm and train moderate Syrian forces to combat the growing terrorist group, ISIL.

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Fischer Calls on FCC to Follow Through with Process to Improve Rural Telephone Service

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it to follow through with plans to improve telephone service in rural areas.

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Fischer Supports Continuing Resolution

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted against advancing the continuing resolution – which includes $500 million to train and arm Syrian rebels – but voted in favor of the overall measure

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