Last month, we restarted an 80-year-old tradition: the Nebraska Breakfast! These breakfasts are one of my favorite traditions — they bring Nebraskans together in Washington, DC to discuss important issues and celebrate all our state has to offer.
It was great to meet with members of the Nebraska Legion and discuss their policy priorities for the year. Across 352 Posts, the Nebraska American Legion supports thousands of veterans around Nebraska through community engagement and tireless advocacy.
It was wonderful to meet with representatives from the Nebraska Sugarbeet Growers Association. We talked about the importance of a strong safety net, better access to crop protection tools, and infrastructure needs in Western Nebraska.
I enjoyed speaking with some members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors about the upcoming Farm Bill, my work pushing back against President Biden’s WOTUS rule, and Mexico's unacceptable ban on genetically modified corn.
I appreciated meeting with the Nebraska Veterans Coalition to consider how we can improve the delivery and access of mental health services for veterans in Nebraska.
It was great to speak with the Nebraska Soybean Association about topics impacting Nebraska growers, including the Farm Bill, trade expansion, infrastructure, biofuels, and regulatory issues.
Oxford House supports individuals recovering from addiction across our country. I appreciated meeting with members of the organization to discuss how we can help those suffering from substance abuse disorders.
I met with leaders from the Nebraska Credit Union League to talk about the Credit Union Modernization Act and other ways to support credit institutions. Nebraska’s credit unions play an important role in our communities by offering a personalized approach to financial services.
I enjoyed speaking with the Nebraska Broadcasters Association about the ways Congress can support local broadcast media, including efforts like the next generation of broadcast television (NEXTGEN TV).
The National Association of Convenience Stores supports convenience stores across Nebraska. I had a good discussion with some of its members about the issues impacting convenience stores, like inflation.
It was great to meet with representatives from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, who represent more than 9,000 oral surgeons across the country — including many in Nebraska.
I always enjoy meeting with Nebraska firefighters. Every day, they go above and beyond to help others. I spoke with a group of them this month about ways to provide more resources for firefighters and first responders.
I enjoyed talking with members from Humanities Nebraska to hear about their work to promote the study of the humanities in Nebraska.
Every day, Multiple Sclerosis affects the lives of countless Nebraskans. I spoke with members of the National MS Society about ways to support those with Multiple Sclerosis, including increasing air travel accessibility.
I recently met with the Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars to discuss ways to support our veterans. We need to stop predatory actors looking to take advantage of veterans by filing false claims for VA benefits.
I enjoyed speaking with the American Library Association about ensuring libraries remain a hub for learning, expanding internet access for young children, and creating programs for children to read with their parents.
I appreciated meeting with representatives from the American Dental Association and the Student Dental Association. They work to help dentists and dental students provide quality care for Nebraskans.
It was an honor to receive the 2023 Distinguished Community Health Center Advocate Award from the Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN). In the Senate, I’ll continue working to support community health centers and organizations like HCAN who do so much to support underserved populations in our state.
I appreciated meeting with the National Hemophilia Foundation to speak about ways we can help those with Hemophilia better access the care and treatment they need.
It was a privilege to meet with superintendents and board members from Native American schools in Nebraska about impact aid and other ways to support Native American students.
I met with the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance this month to discuss how we can support women fighting this tragic form of cancer.
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