Plattsmouth to Receive $53 Million FEMA Grant for Wastewater Treatment Plant Repairs

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced the city of Plattsmouth will receive a nearly $53 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will go towards repairing the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

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Omaha Public Works Department to Receive $19.6 Million FEMA Grant for Wastewater Treatment Plant Repairs

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced the Omaha Public Works Department will receive a $19.6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will go towards repairing damage to the Papio Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant from severe flooding in 2019.

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Fischer Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Make Access to VA Services Over the Phone Easier for Veterans

Today, Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced the reintroduction of the Veterans Assistance Helpline Act. This bipartisan legislation would permanently establish a helpline for veterans to access all services from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill would also work toward deploying a simple, easy-to-remember dialing code for veterans to use to immediately connect them to all of the VA’s resources. Fischer reintroduced the bill with Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev).

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A Culture of Life

It’s no secret that I am a strong advocate for pro-life, pro-woman policies. As a member of the Nebraska Legislature, I supported a bill that banned most abortions in Nebraska after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which unborn babies begin to be able to feel pain. Nebraska was the first state in the nation to pass a bill of this kind. And we passed it 44 votes to 5, with senators from all over the political spectrum – Democrat, Republican, pro-choice, and pro-life – coming together to protect our unborn children.

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Fischer Announces $1.6 Million Federal Grant for Omaha Transit

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and the top Republican on the Surface Transportation Subcommittee, announced today that the City of Omaha will receive a $1.6 million Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for a feasibility study on transit improvements along the 24th Street Corridor.

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Happy Thanksgiving

In September 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World. The ship’s 102 passengers and 30 crew members – an eclectic mix of religious families fleeing persecution and single men seeking to become landowners on a new continent – had one thing in common: They hoped that better lives were waiting for them at the other end of the sea.

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