Duty, Honor, Courage

We live in the land of the free because of the brave. And for that we are truly lucky.

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Fischer Joins Bill to Alleviate Baby Formula Shortage for WIC Families, Demands FDA Explanation of Failures that Caused Shortages

“Infant formula supplies at local grocery stores were relatively stable for the first half of 2021. The out-of-stock percentage started to climb steadily in the later half and continued to worsen throughout this year. It’s concerning that FDA and key officials in the Administration did not anticipate this crisis or take action within days following Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall considering the company holds 48.1 percent of the U.S. market in infant formula. Families are getting to the brink of pursuing unsafe and potentially dangerous options to feed their infants including homemade infant formula. And physicians are, once again, running defense on misinformation due to a lack of federal action to get the word out on safe alternatives.”

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DoD IG Report Confirms Flaws in U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy in Wake of Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

“The IG report reaffirms many of the concerns I’ve been raising for months. ISIS-K is reconstituting its capabilities in Afghanistan, yet the Biden administration often downplays the obvious flaws in its ‘over-the-horizon’ counterterrorism strategy. This includes our lack of reliable partners on the ground, lack of intelligence and strike assets close to the battlefield, and lack of assured access to airspace. This report should serve as a wakeup call to the administration. We must adequately address the shortcomings of the current U.S. approach to counterterrorism in Afghanistan.”

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Fischer Applauds Interagency Agreement on Heightened Coordination for Broadband Deployment

“The goal for broadband buildout is to close the digital divide so that reliable Internet service is accessible for all Americans no matter where they live. Better coordination and awareness about where agencies are supporting deployment is crucial and that was the goal of my amendment to the bipartisan infrastructure bill. I’m pleased the agencies are recognizing the importance of increased collaboration so funding can reach as many households in need of connectivity as possible,” said Senator Fischer.

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Fischer Welcomes $2 Million Water Infrastructure Federal Investment in Southern Nebraska

“It’s exciting to see this investment from the infrastructure law come to Nebraska. Through these key water efficiency projects, the Lower Republican Natural Resources District will be able to improve irrigation and save more water resources. That’s good news for farmers, property taxpayers, and the environment,” said Senator Fischer.

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National Police Week

Nebraskans take police week seriously. From the candlelight “Walk the Beat” vigil in Omaha to National Law Enforcement Day memorial services in Douglas County and Grand Island, we demonstrate that we back the blue.

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