Oct 25 2023

September Newsletter

Dear Friend,

In September, I continued pushing back against President Biden’s overreach and taking steps to protect our nation at home and abroad. I also continued working with my colleagues to craft a strong Farm Bill for producers across Nebraska. 

Read more about my work for you below: 

As your U.S. Senator, protecting America’s national security is my top priority. That begins with securing our border. 

I’ve been to the southern border, and I have seen the chaos there. It’s nothing short of a humanitarian and national security crisis. If President Biden won’t act to fix the crisis he has created, then Congress must.

This month, I co-led the introduction of the Secure the Border Act. Our legislation will force the Biden administration to finally take steps to secure the border, including resuming construction of the border wall, ending catch-and-release, and reinstating President Trump’s Remain in Mexico Policy.

President Biden’s economic agenda — so-called “Bidenomics” — has made many promises, but it’s failed to keep a single one. Instead, the president’s policies have inflated prices for working families and hurt small businesses already struggling from inflation. 

In September, I spoke on the Senate Floor twice to highlight the true nature of Bidenomics: poison disguised as a cure for the middle class. The only way to heal our economy is to roll back President Biden’s unnecessary regulations, unleash American energy, and get rid of wasteful spending policies.

President Biden’s overreach was on full display this month when his Department of Education tried to block funding to elementary and secondary schools with hunting and archery programs. The president claimed this would help eliminate dangerous activities, but it would actually have the opposite effect. Basic archery and hunting education programs teach Nebraska students important safety skills, and they provide our youth with a valuable athletic outlet.

I co-led legislation to stop this misguided decision. President Biden’s Department of Education has no business disrupting Nebraska schools and blocking funding for critical initiatives. 

This month, President Biden made comments suggesting climate change is a bigger threat to global security than nuclear war. I delivered a speech on the Senate floor to push back against these remarks and set the record straight. I will always call out the president for downplaying the nuclear threats this country faces.

President Biden’s comments send the wrong signal to our adversaries and allies, and it demonstrates a total ignorance of the instability of today’s global threat environment. In my speech, I called on the president to seriously address the existential threats posed by China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.

Agriculture is the economic engine of Nebraska, and our producers work hard to feed and fuel the world. That’s why I’ve been working hard to deliver for them in the 2023 Farm Bill.

In my recent op-ed in the Washington Examiner, I discussed my priorities for this important legislative package. We need to maintain a strong safety net for our producers, as well as crucial crop insurance programs. I also wrote about my precision agriculture legislation, which would help more farmers and ranchers access precision ag technologies. Finally, my LAST ACRE Act would expand network connectivity across farmland and ranchland, connecting last mile broadband service to the last acre.

I’m working to ensure that the Farm Bill includes my legislation to expand broadband access and reform the Emergency Conservation Program. My Emergency Conservation Program Improvement Act would provide producers affected by disasters with advances on cost-sharing relief.

For the first time in history, the United States is facing two peer nuclear adversaries: Russia and China. Projecting strength against our adversaries will require targeted investments in advanced military capabilities.

As the top Republican on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over our nation’s nuclear forces, I joined Senator Angus King of Maine in a Washington Post op-ed this month to highlight the importance of the Sea-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) program.

I’m glad that the U.S. Senate’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes continued research and development funding for SLCM, ensuring that our military has the variety of options necessary for effective deterrence.

We had some great Nebraska Breakfasts this month. I enjoyed seeing so many Nebraskans come together for this decades-long tradition.

Douglas County Sheriff Aaron Hanson stopped by to discuss important safety issues and deputize Fred!

Agriculture is the lifeblood of our state. I had a great meeting with the Nebraska Farmer’s Union about ways to support our family farmers and ranchers and craft a strong Farm Bill.

For over 40 years, the Food Bank of Lincoln and the Food Bank for the Heartland have provided for those in need across Nebraska. I appreciated meeting with them to discuss ways to combat food insecurity across our state.

Expanding access to E15 lowers prices for consumers, helps family farmers, and boosts American energy security. I enjoyed speaking at Growth Energy's Biofuel Summit about the importance of getting my year-round E15 legislation passed. I’m thankful for Growth Energy’s good work to support biofuel producers.

Across Nebraska, credit unions support our local communities and provide families and businesses with the customized options they need. I enjoyed meeting with Vic from Papillion about ways to strengthen these important local institutions.

I continue hearing from producers who are worried about access to reliable, consistent financial services. I spoke with the Farm Credit Council Board of Directors to provide an update on the Farm Bill and discuss the Council’s work to support farmers and ranchers across our state.

Light- and medium- duty trailers are a critical tool for families and small businesses across Nebraska. I met with the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers recently to discuss the importance of trailer safety and increasing awareness about best practices.

In Nebraska, livestock is foundational to our economy and our cultural heritage. I appreciated the opportunity to meet with members of the Livestock Marketing Association about ways to support producers and the need for a strong Farm Bill.

Today, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, almost all of us know someone who has been affected by it. I appreciated meeting with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently to talk about the importance of cancer research as we work to find a cure.

This month, Big Ten Commissioner Tony Pettiti stopped by my office to talk about ways to support student athletes, including the need for national guidelines on Name Image Likeness policies.

Every day, the Nebraska Farm Bureau works hard on behalf of producers across our state. I enjoyed sitting down with them recently to talk about the Farm Bill and how I’m fighting to support agriculture in Nebraska.

I had a productive discussion with Brian from Christensen Farms about animal disease prevention and this year’s Farm Bill!

Nucor Steel Nebraska is one of North America’s top sustainable steel and steel products companies. I had the chance to sit down with them to speak about the critical need for strong U.S. trade policy.




Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator for Nebraska


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