Fighting for a World without Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a reminder that we must do everything we can to increase early detection and enact policies that bring us closer to a world without breast cancer. Read in this week's column how Nebraskans are doing their part to help save lives.

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Fischer Encourages Nebraskans to Submit Comments on EPA’s Supplemental Rule on RFS Deal

It’s good to see that the EPA has rolled out this supplemental rule to protect the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. However, I am disappointed in how the agency is proposing to address the three year rolling average to ensure a net 15 billion gallons is blended into our fuel supply. This is different than what we expected based on our previous conversations with the administration.

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Fischer Statement on the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria

I am increasingly concerned by the situation on the ground in Syria. The Kurds have been some of our strongest partners in the fight against ISIS, and the U.S. departure will leave a vacuum in the region which benefits Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime.

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Fischer Visits Habit for Humanity of Omaha

It was so great to visit the team serving Habitat for Humanity of Omaha as they work to ensure that Omaha families have roofs over their heads. Their dedication to helping Nebraskans is admirable and they are a perfect representation of the generous spirit of the Good Life.

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DoT Launches New Initiative to Support Rural Transportation Needs

It’s good to see the DoT focusing on infrastructure needs in rural America. I encourage Nebraska’s communities to review these transportation resources at transportation.gov/rural, or reach out to the department at rural@dot.gov for more information on federal opportunities for rural areas.

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Fischer Statement on U.S.–Japan Trade Agreements

“This agreement between the U.S. and Japan is a victory for Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and ethanol producers. By securing reduced tariffs on a variety of exports like beef, pork and ethanol, this agreement expands markets for Nebraska’s great ag products. I appreciate the administration’s hard work on this deal, and look forward to continuing to work with the president toward additional trade agreements.”

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