Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce “The Internet of Things” Resolution

“The United States is well-positioned to lead the world in innovation policy. Our Internet of Things resolution would commit our nation to a national strategy incentivizing the use of new technologies to maximize consumer opportunity and to facilitate economic growth. This forward-thinking initiative would call for a modern framework that encourages innovators. By doing so, we can usher in new ideas and solve problems in the years to come.”

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Fischer Joins Bill to Support Nursing Programs

“The growing need for nurses and caregivers has become a major issue across the country. By coming together, we have put forward a way to correct a technical problem that will allow us to train and equip more men and women to meet this demand. I’m proud to be part of common-sense solutions like this, which can quickly target our needs and encourage people to take action. Nebraska’s health care professionals continue to lead the world, and this bill will give them more resources to do so.”

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Fischer Joins Bill to Cut Red Tape for Nebraska Teachers

“Once again the federal government is trying to micromanage how local institutions run their operations. I’ve heard from teachers and staff at colleges throughout Nebraska who are concerned that these complex requirements would increase tuition costs for students and negatively impact K-12 programs in underserved communities. Our legislation would prohibit the Department of Education from issuing these regulations and ensure that our education programs are not saddled with burdensome federal red tape.”

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On the Road at Home

The Senate was in recess last week and I was delighted to be back in Nebraska. As I travelled the state, I had the opportunity to visit with many Nebraskans and hear your thoughts on a variety of different issues. Your feedback continues to guide my efforts here in the Senate, and I’m looking forward to bringing that Nebraska common sense back to Washington.

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Fischer Chairs Surface Transportation Hearing on U.S. Ports

“Today’s hearing was an important opportunity to examine the impact of service disruptions at our nation’s ports and the impact on our transportation supply chain. Given the real economic consequences of the ongoing port congestion on the West Coast, I’m calling for a swift resolution to the current negotiations. That way, businesses in Nebraska and across the country can quickly return to business as usual.”

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Fischer Presses EPA Administrator to Withdraw WOTUS Rule

“The proposed WOTUS rule is a direct attack on the people of Nebraska. Through this unprecedented proposal, the EPA is seeking to impose mandates, and thereby control our state’s water resources. This will have far-reaching consequences and hurt growth, jobs, Nebraska families, and our economy. This is wrong and I will continue to fight against it.”

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