A Renewed Focus on America’s Heartland

I am encouraged by this renewed bipartisan focus and progress we’ve seen in providing for America’s Heartland – and I am excited to move forward together and bring results to Nebraskans.

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Senator Fischer, Representative Fortenberry Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Expedite Disaster Recovery

“Nebraska has made progress recovering from last year’s devastating floods, but some districts are still waiting for permanent repairs to their levee projects. I am proud to introduce this bill, which I am working to have included in water resources legislation. It will enable local sponsors to assist with flood-control infrastructure repairs, making rehabilitation more efficient and saving communities time and money on their road to recovery,” said Senator Fischer.

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Senator Fischer Helps Kick-off Bipartisan Rural Working Group

The heartland is not flyover country. It’s full of wonderful, selfless people who help feed and fuel the world. Those of us who live in rural America already know this, but we need to show Washington that our families, communities, innovators, and businesses are worth the investment.

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VIDEO: At Armed Services Hearing, Fischer Discuss Nuclear Modernization with STRATCOM Commander

As the great power competition continues to escalate, a modern and effective nuclear deterrent is absolutely vital for our national security. I worked with President Trump to increase spending on the modernization of our nuclear enterprise in his FY 2021 budget. In his testimony today, Admiral Richard underscored the importance of this effort and why these robust investments are necessary.

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Senator Fischer Meets with STRATCOM Commander Admiral Richard Ahead of Committee Hearing

I appreciated the opportunity to visit with Admiral Richard ahead of his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee tomorrow. We discussed key aspects of STRATCOM’s mission and his responsibilities as commander.

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VIDEO: At Commerce Hearing, Fischer Questions Witnesses on Compensation for College Athletes

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) questioned witnesses about efforts to create new rules that compensate college athletes for commercial use of their names, images, and likenesses without unintentionally harming competiveness for Nebraska’s colleges, student-athlete recruitment, or women’s athletic programs.

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