Strengthening Our Military

The NDAA is an investment in our safety and our future, and it begins with addressing the readiness gaps that have materialized over the past decade when the Department of Defense was asked to do more with less. During testimony before the Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stated, “I have been shocked by what I have seen about our readiness to fight.” Other military leaders have given the same assessment.

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Senate Approves FY 18 Defense Authorization Bill

“Whether answering the threats from turbulent regions of the world or providing help here at home, our military has a tough job to do. The bipartisan vote in the Senate today proves this legislation is a strong product that will provide our men and women in uniform with the resources they count on to carry out their missions. The Senate’s FY 18 NDAA contains provisions to improve our military’s readiness, strengthen missile defense, and stay ahead of the challenges of tomorrow, all of which are critical to keeping the American people safe and secure.”

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Fischer Backs Bipartisan Bill to Improve Palliative and End-of-Life Care

“Watching a loved one struggle with a serious disease like Alzheimer’s or face the final stages of life is devastating and stressful. This bipartisan legislation aims to provide comfort to patients and their families. Through increased education, training, and incentives for the physicians providing this type of care, Americans can receive better care during these very difficult circumstances," said Senator Fischer.

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VIDEO: Fischer Delivers Remarks on Defense Authorization Bill

Click here or on the photo above to view Senator Fischer’s full remarks. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), the chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, today delivered remarks on the Senate floor focused on the importance of passing the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This annual legislation sets the policy and priorities for the U.S. military. The full text of Senator Fischer’s remarks as prepared for delivery is below. M. Pre...

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Fischer Welcomes Administration’s First Step to Speed Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure Projects

“Nebraskans have made it clear they want a more reasonable and efficient environmental review process that will move infrastructure projects forward at a faster rate. The need for this was a major topic of discussion when I hosted U.S. Transportation Secretaries Elaine Chao and Anthony Foxx in our state. I have championed legislation to streamline the infrastructure permitting process in the U.S. Senate, and it’s good to see the Trump administration take action to get these important projects going.”

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Fischer Statement on Defense Secretary Mattis Visit to STRATCOM

I appreciate Secretary Mattis taking the opportunity today to visit STRATCOM, whose nuclear forces serve as the ‘bedrock’ of our national security. The excellent work of the men and women of STRATCOM is invaluable, especially as the U.S. confronts a rising intercontinental ballistic missile threat from North Korea. I’m happy to see Secretary Mattis pay close attention to the modernization of our nuclear arsenal. This a top priority of mine as the Chairman of Strategic Forces Subcommittee and something the Senate Armed Services Committee strongly supported in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.

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