Halftime in a Year of Progress

As we begin the final half of 2015, I am proud to be part of this new majority – one that is more efficient, more productive, and more accountable to the American people. This year alone, over 80 bipartisan bills have passed the Senate. Thirty-one of these bills have been signed into law, including legislation to expand trade, a bill to bring justice to the perpetrators of human trafficking, and a bill that requires Congress to have a say in the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Lights Out

On August 3, 2015, President Obama finalized new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. This rule, known as the Clean Power Plan, attempts to reduce our state’s carbon emissions by 40 percent through punishing mandates. For Nebraska, this rule is even worse than initially expected. In fact, we are one of the “biggest losers” under the administration’s final rule because the reductions goals for our state are 50 percent more stringent than they were in the proposed rule.

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Fischer Welcomes Secretary Foxx to Nebraska

Senator Fischer and Secretary Foxx held a press conference this afternoon at Frontier Harley Davidson in Lincoln following a roundtable discussion with Nebraska stakeholders and a site visit of the Diverging Diamond Interchange Highway project. The roundtable earlier in the day was hosted at the University of Nebraska’s Whittier Transportation.

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Fischer: We Must Prioritize Women's Health, Not Planned Parenthood

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined “America’s Newsroom” host Martha MacCallum this morning to discuss her work in the Senate to hold Planned Parenthood accountable.

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VIDEO: Fischer Addresses Planned Parenthood Scandal

This afternoon, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) endorsed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. Her remarks on the Senate floor come on the heels of new videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price and manipulation of abortion methods to obtain baby body parts. Senator Fischer is an original cosponsor of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and redirect these funds to local health departments, community health centers, and hospitals. The Senate will take a procedural vote to advance the legislation, known as S. 1881, this evening.

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Fischer Responds to Clean Power Rule Announcement

"As the sole 100 percent public power state, Nebraska will be disproportionately impacted by this overregulation of our electricity system. This harmful mandate will effectively shut down many existing coal-fired power plants, forcing families and businesses to pay higher electricity bills."

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