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Senator Deb Fischer releases statement following PACT Act vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT Act) is a bill to improve health care and benefits for veterans suffering injury or disease from burn pit smoke, Agent Orange, and other contaminants. Senator Deb Fischer released the following statement Tuesday after voting to pass the...
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NE US Senator Deb Fischer Introduces Legislation to Fight Democrats’ Radical Environmental Agenda, Protect Nebraska Producers

Nebraska U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently joined several of her Senate Republican colleagues in introducing the Food and Energy Security Act. The legislation would prohibit the Biden administration from forcing its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda onto the American economy. Specifically, the bill would require federal financial and securities regulators to estimate the impact of their rules on affected businesses involved in the agriculture or energy supply chains. If any rules are estimated to drive up food, energy, or gas prices, the regulators would then be prohibited from implementing the rules during times of high inflation.
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Improving Air Travel by NE U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

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 data, an astounding 88,161 flights were canceled from January to May this year. But it’s not just the inconvenience of cancellations or delays that are concerning. One factor contributing to the travel difficulties is the lack of available pilots, which has forced many airlines to reduce the volume of flights they can offer.
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NE US Senator Deb Fischer Introduces Legislation to Address Pilot Shortage

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined five of her colleagues in introducing the Let Experienced Pilots Fly Act to address airline flight cancellations caused by a shortage of pilots. The legislation:. Raises the mandatory commercial pilot retirement age from 65 to 67.
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Senate Internships by NE U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

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 the chance to learn more about public policy, our system of government, and constituent service. This summer, I welcomed four interns to our D.C. team. These college students are all from Nebraska, and over the last 8 weeks they have done important work on behalf of the state. I am always delighted to welcome young people to our nation’s capital and am consistently impressed with the motivation and skills of our next generation of Nebraskans.
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Visiting with Nebraskans By NE U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

While visiting Columbus recently, I was asked by a member of the press what was my favorite part of my time in the area. I explained that the truth is visiting with Nebraskans is one of the best parts of my job. As lawmakers, it’s vital that we are out in our communities, listening to Nebraskans, and hearing what’s on folks’ minds. That’s why I was pleased to have the opportunity to stop by this great community.
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Continued Momentum for Cattle Market Reform By NE U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

If you’re familiar with the cattle industry, you are probably aware that cattle producers are receiving a falling share of the beef dollar. At the start of the pandemic demand for beef was through the roof, forcing consumers to pay higher prices for steaks and other products. Many family ranchers understandably expected that to lead to a long-overdue profit increase for their operations. That didn’t happen. Instead, meatpackers’ market power left producers with a smaller and smaller share of every dollar you and I pay for beef at the supermarket. Things tilted so far in one direction recently that meatpackers enjoyed record profits while many producers and feeders struggled just to make ends meet. A weak economy and skyrocketing inflation are only making matters worse.
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Sen. Deb Fischer visits Columbus

While congress is on recess for Independence Day, U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer decided to visit Nebraska towns in her brief time off. On July 6, Fischer spent the morning with Columbus Community Hospital officials and toured the facility to see what the hospital is doing in the community. "I met...
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A Landmark Pro-life Ruling By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

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 the pro-life movement. In a 6-3 ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Court upheld a Mississippi state law that prohibits abortions after 15 weeks of gestation except in certain cases. The court also affirmed that there is no constitutional right to abortion. Both conservative and liberal legal scholars have long questioned the legal reasoning in Roe v. Wade. Following the justices’ ruling, policy-making decisions on the issue of abortion will be returned to state lawmakers.
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Entrepreneurship in Nebraska by NE US Senator Deb Fischer

Entrepreneurship in Nebraska, By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer. 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 participate in a series of business tours. In this week’s column, I’d like to tell you a little bit about what I saw that day. My first stop in Hastings was with Small Town Famous, a “modern” general store and screen-printing shop with great staff. Many of their fun products and custom apparel celebrate the state of Nebraska. I toured their shop and production facility with co-owner, Jacque Cranson, who explained how the business started in her home before expanding to downtown Hastings. I even had the chance to print my very own t-shirt at their shop. Jacque has some great ideas and I am excited to see what’s in the future for this store. Small Town Famous is a participating member of this year’s Nebraska Passport program, a wonderful initiative to help travelers discover Nebraska’s many hidden gems, so be sure to stop in and get your passport stamped.
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Update on the Safe Connections Act with NE US Senator Deb Fischer

Below is Nebraska US Senator Deb Fischer’s weekly column:. 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 at that number. If you change it, you could lose contact with dozens of loved ones and many other people who need to contact you for crucial needs – like your bank, healthcare provider, employer, or your children’s school. Would you panic if you had to change your number all of a sudden? This is a dilemma many survivors of domestic violence must face. Through a shared mobile wireless phone plan, private information can be accessed and misused to control victims. If an abusive partner is the plan’s account holder, they could access sensitive information like location, messages, or calls to a domestic violence support hotline. Depending on differing company policies that may not consider these circumstances, many survivors cannot separate their phone numbers on their own without authorization from the abusive partner.
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NE US Senator Deb Fischer, 46 Others Renew Commitment to Block Any Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Pro-Life Caucus, joined a letter with 46 of her colleagues to Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pledging that they will vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion, or any other pro-life protections. “We write to express our unwavering support for the Hyde Amendment and all other longstanding pro-life protections. For more than 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, saving the lives of nearly 2.5 million preborn children. As you know, the Hyde Amendment is supported by both a substantial majority of the American public and a bipartisan majority of sitting United States Senators, and was most recently signed into law by President Biden in Public Law 117-103,” the Senators write.
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