Fischer, Heitkamp Lead Majority of Senate in Bipartisan Letter Calling for More Public Comment Time

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today led a bipartisan group of 53 senators in calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to provide a 60-day extension for the public comment period on EPA’s proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The 53 senators expressed that because the proposal is incredibly complex and broad in scope and would impact electric generation, use, and costs throughout the country, an additional 60 days is needed to provide more time for all stakeholders to fully review it and offer comments. In May, Fischer and Heitkamp led 47 Senators in sending a letter to EPA to request the agency grant at least 120 days for public comment on its new proposal on e...

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Fischer Statement on ISIL, NATO Summit

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, released the following statement regarding ISIL and the NATO summit occurring in Wales: “In the past week, the president’s top cabinet officials and the Vice President have all called for efforts to destroy ISIL. There is no doubt that ISIL is an imminent threat to Western Europe, our allies in the Middle East, and the United States. This is not a ‘manageable’ problem. I expect the president to use his time at the NATO summit to shore up our allies to unite on a clear, consistent strategy to stomp out this scourge.” ...

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August Newsletter

Friends, During the month of August, I had the chance to visit communities and meet with Nebraskans across the state. I held over a dozen listening sessions in Omaha, Lincoln, Schuyler, Columbus, Norfolk, O’Neill, Stuart, Gordon, Rushville, Curtis, Lexington, Cozad, and Ogallala.These forums allowed me to gather input directly from Nebraskans, which enables me to best represent your interests in Washington. Below is a video highlighting some of my visits this month. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the video. Read More

Fischer, Johanns Recommend Judicial Candidate to President

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer today confirmed that they are recommending to President Obama Robert Rossiter, Jr., of Omaha to fill an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. Johanns and Fischer selected Rossiter after a nearly year-long search. Traditionally, when submitting judicial nominations, the President gives deference to home state Senators during the selection process. Fischer said, “Throughout Bob Rossiter’s long legal career, he has demonstrated the highest integrity, legal skill, professionalism, and dedication to the rule of law. I have no doubt he has the proper temperament to serve on the federal bench in Nebraska, where he is widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. After many years of service to his community and his profession, I am thankful to Bob for his willingness to enter public service.” ...

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Fischer Announces Public Schedule in Nebraska in August

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced her public schedule of events open to the media during the Senate’s state work period in August. TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 Constituent Listening Session East Meeting Room, Omaha Public Library – Millard Branch 13214 Westwood Lane, Omaha, NE 68144 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm CST WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014 Constituent Listening Session Southeast Community College Rooms V-103 & V-104 8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68520 7:30 am – 8:30 am CST THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014 Constituent Listening Session Municipal Building 1103 B Street, Schuyler, NE 68661 12:45pm – 1:15pm CST Read More

Here to Help

By: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer This month, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to travel the state and spend time in several different communities across Nebraska from Omaha and Lincoln to the panhandle. Nebraskans have a great deal on their minds, and I’m grateful to all who have attended my constituent listening sessions to voice their concerns about the issues before us as a nation. Nebraskans are very well informed, and I appreciate their suggestions and specific ideas about ways to improve the lives of their families and neighbors. While these listening sessions give me the chance to hear directly from constituents, I continue to encourage all Nebraskans to contact any one of my offices by phone, mail, or email to share their views and personal stories about challenges resulting from misguided policies at the federal level. These insights and suggestions help guide my decision-making as I seek opportunities to revise current federal policies or offer n...

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