Working For You

I am pleased to report that over the past two years I have been able to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get important things done for Nebraskans and all Americans. ‘Working For You’ is a look back at my work and all we were able to accomplish despite persistent gridlock. As we enter the 114th Congress, I remain committed to working with members from both parties to achieve meaningful and enduring solutions to the nation’s toughest problems. Flip through the book below by clicking on the arrows at the edge of each page. You can also read this e-book in full screen by clicking on any page. Having trouble viewing this document? Click HERE. ...

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Fischer Statement on EPA's Proposed Ozone Regulation

VALENTINE Neb. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's sweeping proposal to further tighten ground-level ozone standards: "Today's announced plans by the Obama Administration to dramatically increase ozone regulations means more federal burdens passed on to hardworking American families, as utilities and businesses struggle with new compliance costs," Fischer said. "This proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the potential of being the most expensive regulation in our nation's history at a time when American families are already struggling to pay the bills. Utilities can't control energy costs and businesses can't grow and hire more employees when they are faced with crushing federal regulations. Stricter standards could also expose urban areas like Omaha that currently comply with federal clea...

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Fischer: We Must Invest in our Greatest Deterrent

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, today released the following statement regarding Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s plan to make significant investments in the nation’s nuclear weapons programs. Hagel’s announcement followed a recent Department of Defense report highlighting the need to make significant improvements to our nuclear weapons program. “Secretary Hagel’s announcement today confirms the need to modernize and invest in our entire nuclear enterprise – something I have often discussed,” Fischer said. “Our nuclear deterrent is the ultimate safeguard for our national security; Secretary Hagel described it as the highest priority mission in the Department of Defense. However, as the Department&rsquo...

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Fischer E-Label Act Passes Congress

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed Senator Deb Fischer’s (R-Neb.) proposal to modernize outdated federal labeling requirements for electronics manufacturers. The bipartisan Enhance Labeling, Accessing, and Branding of Electronic Licenses (E-Label) Act, which unanimously passed the Senate on September 18, 2014, is now awaiting President Obama’s signature before becoming law. “I’m pleased that both the Senate and the House has passed this commonsense legislation to provide relief for job creators, increase options for consumers and bring outdated regulations into the 21st century,” Fischer said. “This bill increases options and lowers costs for manufacturers while also making required regulatory information more easily accessible to consumers. “I look forward to the President signing the E-LABEL Act into law and I am confident the FCC’s Office o...

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Our True Heroes

Throughout our nation’s capital are towering reminders of our freedom and how it was secured. Memorials throughout Washington, D.C., stand as tributes to battles fought and won and men and women lost. They help us to reflect on the true cost of our independence and the ongoing effort to ensure our security today. But granite memorials and bronze statues can never tell the full story. You don’t have to visit the National Mall to fully appreciate the work of our men and women in uniform. The best reminders of the enduring effort to defend our freedom are all around us. They go to our churches, work alongside us, and serve in our communities. They are our veterans. These men and women have volunteered to commit a portion of their life to a cause far greater than self. They willingly signed up to risk life and limb, often for people they’ve never even met before. Their mission to protect and defend our American way of life has taken them t...

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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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