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Sen. Fischer Speaks on Justice Amy Comey Barrett

On Monday, Oct. 26, the Senate gave its consent to confirm Amy Comey Barrett as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is an excellent choice, and she will be a role model for young...

 

Remembering Investigator Mario Herrera

I was deeply saddened to learn that Investigator Mario Herrera, a 23-year veteran of the Lincoln Police Department, had passed away after being shot in the line of duty on August 26. He was helping...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Community    July 29, 2020

Battling Hunger and COVID

Whether it is the significant demand at the Food Bank of Lincoln or long lines at food pantries elsewhere in our state, the images of people struggling to put food on the table are alarming reminders...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Independence Day

When a 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson sat down in a rented room in the heat of the Philadelphia summer to write the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution had already begun. On one level,...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 10, 2020

'Tools to Thrive'

Since 1949, the month of May has marked Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. This campaign aims to draw public attention to the sobering fact that in any given year, one in five...

 
 By Deb Fischer    News    April 15, 2020

COVID Relief for Nebraska's Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of Nebraska's economy. From your favorite store on main street to your local coffee shop, small businesses bring vibrancy and prosperity to our communities. There...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Together Apart

Nebraskans are tough, resilient, and generous. Our strength of character is revealed on an everyday basis, but it’s especially illuminated during difficult times like we are facing right now with...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Relief in a Time of Crisis

In a matter of just a few weeks, the outbreak of COVID-19 has upended how Nebraskans and all Americans are living their lives. Schools have closed their doors, bars and restaurants have shut down, and...

 

The Best of America

On Christmas Eve, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew reached the lunar orbit. The year, as we all know, was full of deep division. But on that night, more than 50 years ago, the astronauts understood they had...

 
 By Deb Fischer    News    December 4, 2019

Rural Communities Deserve Local TV Access

When we want to learn what’s on the news, most of us turn on our television. According to a Pew Research poll, television is still America’s favorite platform for news consumption. When...

 

Supporting Those Who Serve

The members of the American military have been putting their lives at risk to defend our country since our founding. As they protect our way of life, they deserve to have what they need to get the...

 

Renewed Optimism and a Strong Economy

Since the passage of tax reform, every day we seem to see a new story touting the success of this legislation and our economy. Falling unemployment, continued economic growth, and a booming stock...

 

Access To Air Travel

Small and regional airports throughout Nebraska serve as the connection between rural communities and their families, the economy, and the world. They also act as access points that help attract...

 

Joining The Agriculture Committee

Like many Nebraskans, my life has been shaped by agriculture. For over 40 years, I’ve worked with agriculture and rural development organizations across our state and recognized how the success of...

 

Serving Our Families

Serving Nebraska during the last five years has been an honor, and as I begin 2018, I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of our great state and our great people. My staff, both in Washington...

 

Keeping Nebraska Healthy

Our children are our future. In Nebraska and across the country, families are working hard and doing all they can to keep their kids happy and healthy. When a child is sick, caretakers want to know...

 

Standing Up For Rural America

Shortly after the founding of our nation, American citizens engaged in a debate about what kind of country they and later generations would live in. No one understood the value of rural Americans...

 

Shopping Local

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. We love visiting with family and friends, sharing a meal and catching up with relatives—some whom we may not have seen since last year. After the plates hav...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 4, 2013

Rolling back regulations

Few Americans will ever forget being told Congress had to first pass the healthcare law “to find out what is in it.” Well, almost exactly three years ago, the bill was passed and now we know the...

 

Time to get to work

On January 3, I had the privilege of taking the oath of office and becoming Nebraska’s 39th United States Senator. I am grateful that members of my family and so many friends traveled from Nebraska...

 

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