Fischer Statement on Joe Kelly Nomination for U.S. Attorney

“Joe Kelly is a highly-respected prosecutor who will put the safety of Nebraska’s families and communities first. It was my honor to recommend Joe to serve the people of our state in this capacity. His decades of experience, steady leadership, and top-notch legal skills will make him an incredibly effective U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska.”

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Defense Authorization Bill Passes Congress

Today Congress is sending bipartisan legislation to the president’s desk that will provide our military with the resources they need to keep the American people safe. I had the great privilege of working on this legislation every step of the way: in the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, in the full Senate Armed Services Committee, on the Senate floor, and as a conferee. The legislation is a critical step toward rebuilding our military, something our commanders agreed is sorely needed, and gives our troops the biggest pay raise in eight years. It also includes important provisions to strengthen missile defense and modernize our nuclear forces, key priorities to ensure we stay ahead of the threats our nation faces.

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Fischer’s Paid Leave Plan Included in Chairman’s Tax Reform Mark

I am thrilled Chairman Hatch adopted my paid family leave proposal in his tax reform markup. This is a big step toward enacting the first nationwide paid leave policy in U.S. history.

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VIDEO: Fischer at Hearing on Ag Technology

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today participated in a Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing entitled Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming. Today’s hearing focused on the importance of agricultural technology advancements and the benefits of data analytics to farmers and businesses.

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Fighting to End Human Trafficking

On September 17, 2017, Ms. Yvonne Ambrose shared a heartbreaking story in front of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. She testified about her wonderful daughter, Desiree. She told us about how Desiree enrolled in JROTC because she dreamed of becoming a doctor in the United States Air Force. She wanted to help people.

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Fischer Statement on Senate Tax Reform Bill

“The release of the Senate tax reform proposal is a key step toward achieving our goals of providing relief for middle-class families, reducing burdens on small businesses, and making America more competitive. This bill is six years in the making and is the product of more than 70 committee hearings. My priority throughout this process will remain fighting for middle-class families.”

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