Jan 06 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska was named to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s leadership team. Please see Senator Fischer’s statement in the release from Majority Leader McConnell’s office below:
McConnell Names Sen. Fischer as Counsel to Senate Majority Leader
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he has appointed Sen. Deb Fischer, (R-NE), to serve as a counsel to the Majority Leader in the 114th Congress.
“As a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, Sen. Fischer will bring invaluable insight to our conference on issues that affect American families. She is firmly committed to working on increasing jobs and improving the economy for America’s middle class, and getting the Senate back to work,” McConnell said.
Fischer said, “I am grateful to Majority Leader McConnell for asking me to join the leadership team and bring some Nebraska common sense to the table. This position will give me the unique opportunity to present the concerns of Nebraskans directly to Republican Leadership at our weekly meetings and add a new perspective to our conference. I look forward to working for the people of Nebraska in this new role.”
Fischer is one of four counsels to the Majority Leader that McConnell appointed in the 114th Congress. The other three are Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).
As counsel, Sens. Fischer, Portman, Lee, and Capito will offer input, guidance and advice to the Republican leadership.