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Connecting with Nebraskans

Recently, I traveled around our state and visited with many Nebraskans. As always, it is great to meet people where they are and to talk about what matters most to them. Communication with your... Full story

 

New Economic Developments in Nebraska

Nebraskans are hard-working, resilient, and innovative. One of the many reasons I love traveling the state is that I get to see that spirit on full display in communities across Nebraska. Just this...

 

New Economic Development in Nebraska

Nebraskans are hard-working, resilient, and innovative. One of the many reasons I love traveling the state is that I get to see that spirit on full display in communities across Nebraska. Just this...

 

Military Preparedness

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I believe it’s critical we ask ourselves the following the questions: Is the United States fully prepared to respond to the changing threat enviro...

 

Federal Broadband Investments

I often talk about the importance of investing in our core infrastructure. That’s things like our roads, bridges, railways, airports, drinking water systems, and ports. But in today’s digital age,...

 

Improving Air Travel

Every August, I always enjoy travelling the state to visit directly with Nebraskans. Taking a moment to speak with constituents, listen to their concerns, and talk about how we can best serve them is...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    August 31, 2022

Supporting Kids

I often say one of Nebraska’s most precious resources is our children. They represent the next generation of great entrepreneurs, family farmers, doctors, police officers – you name it – that...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    August 10, 2022

Improving Air Travel

If you or a loved one has traveled recently, you’ve likely experienced flight delays or cancelations. A combination of factors has disrupted our air travel system. According to the latest federal...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Senate Internships

Every fall, spring, and summer, my office provides some outstanding college students with the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. or at one of our state offices. These internships give students...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 6, 2022

A Landmark Pro-Life Ruling

There was recently a momentous victory for life when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on June 24, 2022. This marked an amazing day for our nation and a huge victory for...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 29, 2022

The Road to Omaha

Baseball is America’s pastime. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a hot dog in the stands, hearing the sound of a home run, or watching your favorite player beat the tag at home. Every year in...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Entrepreneurship in Nebraska

I always enjoy visiting with Nebraskans and seeing the exciting developments happening across our state. As part of a recent state work period, I had the chance to spend the day in Hastings and...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Update on the Safe Connections Act

 Your cell phone number is tied to countless aspects of your daily life. If you are like me, you have had the same number for a decade or more. Your family and friends all know how to reach you...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    May 25, 2022

Living The Pledge of Duty, Honor, Courage

"Duty, honor, country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.  They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    May 18, 2022

National Police Week

May 11 to May 16 was National Police Week. It’s an opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation to the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our people and communities safe....

 
 By Deb Fischer    Community    May 11, 2022

Fairness in The Cattle Market

As Nebraskans know well, we are the beef state. We have every segment of the supply chain from cow-calf producers, to backgrounders, to large and small feed yards and also three of the four big packer...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Nebraska's Great Outdoors

 As the weather warms up this spring and summer, thousands of Nebraskans are planning to visit our state’s many national treasures and other historic sites. From Homestead National Historic Park...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 13, 2022

At Nebraska Fish Fries, All Are Welcome

For many Nebraskans, Lent means two things: a time for personal reflection, and a time for weekly fish fries.  My daughter-in-law comes from a big Catholic family who have called Omaha home for...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Putting American Security First

As we mark one month since Putin began his invasion of Ukraine, keeping America safe is our priority. In just one month, Putin has displaced millions of Ukrainians from their homes, killed thousands...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Ukraine Crisis Demands We Reevaluate Our Approach to Dealing with Putin

On Thursday, February 24, the world awoke to news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. Vladimir Putin launched attacks from land, air, and sea. By the next day, Russian forces had reached the outskirts...

 

The March for Life

In August 2020, our nation marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, which gave women the right to vote. This was the final victory in a decades-long struggle by these...

 

A Day that Continues to Live in Infamy

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, World War II was already raging in Europe. It had begun more than two years earlier, after Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. And just months before...

 

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...

 

Sky-High Energy Prices

While President Biden was criss-crossing Europe, Americans have been watching inflation spiral out of control. The cost of electricity has surged to the highest level in decades, and it’s expected...

 

Hope for a Cure

During the month of October, Americans from across the country come together to raise awareness about a disease that will affect one in eight U.S. women at some point in their lives: breast cancer....

 

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