Aug 31 2015

August Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This time of year is always exciting for me because I am able to travel across Nebraska and hear your views on the many important issues facing our nation. From the alarming Iran deal to the EPA’s attack on our water and energy resources, there are many problems causing concern for families across Nebraska. 

Over the past four weeks, I hit the road, charting over 2,400 miles with 13 listening sessions from Omaha to Scottsbluff and many stops in between. Your voice will guide my work when I return this month to the U.S. Senate, and will remain my most important source of information. Please take a moment to watch this new video highlighting my visits in Nebraska this month. I also encourage you to continue contacting my offices for help regarding the federal government.

I hope you and your families are enjoying the first weeks of the new school year. And like many of you, I'm ready for a great football season. Go Big Red!

Click here or on the image above to watch “August in Nebraska.”

In Case You Missed It … Fischer in the News

Congress is in recess, which means lawmakers are home to hear you out 
Omaha World-Herald
“We’re looking forward to learning from the folks in Nebraska about what’s most urgent on their minds,” said Sen. Ben Sasse. Sasse and fellow Republican Sen. Deb. Fischer have scheduled listening sessions across the state.

Deb Fischer says Iran nuclear deal should go back to drawing board 
Omaha World-Herald
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer isn’t buying the idea that if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the only other option is war.

Work together on roads, U.S. transportation chief says in Nebraska
Lincoln Journal Star
Foxx came to Nebraska as a guest of Sen. Deb Fischer, and the two have pushed lawmakers to work together on a long-term highway bill when Congress returns to Washington in September.

KETV Chronicle: Senator Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joins Brandi Petersen to talk about Iran, Planned Parenthood, and the crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls, among other issues of the day.

Senator Fischer Holds Listening Session in Northeast Nebraska
Wayne Daily News
Senator Deb Fisher (R-Neb.) held a listening session at Elkhorn Valley Bank and Trust which offered local Nebraskans a forum to share their views and speak with their U.S. Senator in a more informal setting about their questions or concerns.

(Neb)-Sen Fischer Draws Attentive Crowd In Chadron
KCSR Radio
About 30 people turned out today over the noon hour in Chadron for a listening session with U-S Senator Deb Fischer of Valentine at the Bean Broker. 

Sen. Fischer visits Scottsbluff during congressional break
Scottsbluff Star Herald
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer visited Scottsbluff on Friday to speak with constituents and give an update on recent congressional activities

Sen. Fischer stops in Sidney for listening session
Sidney Sun-Telegraph
Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer stopped in Sidney Friday afternoon as part of a listening session tour throughout the state.

Fischer holds hearing on EPA ozone proposal
Lincoln Journal Star
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer invited manufacturing and public power representatives, a public health expert and the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce to weigh in on the potential impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to lower ozone levels.

Fischer: We Must Prioritize Women’s Health, Not Planned Parenthood
“America’s Newsroom” – Fox News Channel
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Photos of the Month

Flywheel is one of many startups I visited while in the Omaha area. Thanks again to the entire Flywheel team for showing me around their headquarters. 

I appreciated North Platte residents sharing their thoughts with me at my listening session on August 25.

It’s always a great time visiting with young Nebraskans. Thanks to the students and faculty at Crete Elementary School for such a warm welcome. 

One of the best parts of my job is being able to thank our troops for their service. I was honored to welcome home soldiers of the 456th Movement Control Team at a special ceremony in Elkhorn. 

While in McCook, I hosted a roundtable discussion on economic development with local stakeholders. 

Talking with Nebraskans and listening to their concerns about our state and our country at my Omaha listening session. 

I hosted a roundtable with Nebraska veterans of the War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom at the American Legion in Omaha. Their stories and the challenges they face inspire my work to ensure they receive the benefits they earned protecting our nation. 

Leading a roundtable discussion regarding long-term infrastructure solutions with my guest, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in Lincoln. 

It was great speaking at the Career Academy ribbon cutting for Lincoln public schools. I’m excited to see this institution prosper in the years to come. 


Deb Fischer
United States Senator for Nebraska

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