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Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Keeping nursing homes open

Sen. Deb Fischer - May. 31, 2024

Almost 10,000 Nebraskans live in certified nursing facilities. These facilities are a home for our seniors, a community where they receive care, meet friends, and visit with family. For years, the number of these facilities has dwindled. Since 2015, 44 nursing homes and 35 assisted living facilities across our state have shut their doors. Those […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Keeping nursing homes open

Sen. Deb Fischer -

Almost 10,000 Nebraskans live in certified nursing facilities. These facilities are a home for our seniors, a community where they receive care, meet friends, and visit with family. For years, the number of these facilities has dwindled. Since 2015, 44 nursing homes and 35 assisted living facilities across our state have shut their doors. Those […]

Sen. Deb Fischer

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Immigration must be reformed

Sen. Deb Fischer - Sep. 25, 2023

Earlier this year, I visited our nation’s southern border. I knew there was a crisis there, but that visit opened my eyes to more instability and hardship than I had previously seen. Along the border wall at midnight, my colleagues and I spoke with dozens of illegal immigrants who had been detained. I was heartbroken […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Immigration must be reformed

Sen. Deb Fischer -

Earlier this year, I visited our nation’s southern border. I knew there was a crisis there, but that visit opened my eyes to more instability and hardship than I had previously seen. Along the border wall at midnight, my colleagues and I spoke with dozens of illegal immigrants who had been detained. I was heartbroken […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Willa Cather’s place at U.S. Capitol

Sen. Deb Fischer - Jun. 13, 2023

“Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet,” Willa Cather once wrote. The famed literary artist first came to Nebraska at the age of nine, when her family settled in Webster County. Years later, she reflected on what it was like to first step foot in our great state. “My deepest feelings […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Willa Cather’s place at U.S. Capitol

Sen. Deb Fischer -

“Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet,” Willa Cather once wrote. The famed literary artist first came to Nebraska at the age of nine, when her family settled in Webster County. Years later, she reflected on what it was like to first step foot in our great state. “My deepest feelings […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Blocking excessive emissions standards for semi-trucks

Sen. Deb Fischer - May. 1, 2023

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed my resolution protecting truckers and consumers. The legislation would overturn a Biden administration rule that makes emissions standards stricter for heavy-duty vehicles like trucks. This aggressive rule, released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), would force truckers to purchase new, expensive equipment to abide by a radical climate agenda […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Blocking excessive emissions standards for semi-trucks

Sen. Deb Fischer -

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed my resolution protecting truckers and consumers. The legislation would overturn a Biden administration rule that makes emissions standards stricter for heavy-duty vehicles like trucks. This aggressive rule, released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), would force truckers to purchase new, expensive equipment to abide by a radical climate agenda […]

Sen. Deb Fischer

Archived: Fisher in the Senate: Helping smaller farms afford precision technology

Sen. Deb Fischer - Mar. 13, 2023

My colleagues and I on the Senate Agriculture Committee have already begun working on the 2023 Farm Bill, a package of critical agriculture legislation passed only once every five years. Those of us on the Agriculture Committee often agree on many aspects of the Farm Bill, and one of the most popular solutions we hope […]

Archived: Fisher in the Senate: Helping smaller farms afford precision technology

Sen. Deb Fischer -

My colleagues and I on the Senate Agriculture Committee have already begun working on the 2023 Farm Bill, a package of critical agriculture legislation passed only once every five years. Those of us on the Agriculture Committee often agree on many aspects of the Farm Bill, and one of the most popular solutions we hope […]

Archived: Continued chaos at the southern border

Sen. Deb Fischer - Dec. 26, 2022

Any day now, an immigration provision called Title 42 could expire. Title 42 is a public health order that gives the federal government the ability to immediately expel individuals entering the country illegally. This Trump-era tool has helped to prevent the situation at the border from spiraling even further out of control. President Biden previously […]

Archived: Continued chaos at the southern border

Sen. Deb Fischer -

Any day now, an immigration provision called Title 42 could expire. Title 42 is a public health order that gives the federal government the ability to immediately expel individuals entering the country illegally. This Trump-era tool has helped to prevent the situation at the border from spiraling even further out of control. President Biden previously […]

Archived: Sen. Deb Fischer: Reckless government spending, tax hikes

Sen. Deb Fischer - Aug. 8, 2022

In March 2021, Democrats unilaterally passed a massive $1.9 trillion spending bill. That bill is credited with jumpstarting the inflation nightmare our country is now confronting. This weekend, Democrats unilaterally passed yet another reckless spending bill. The Schumer-Manchin legislation will waste taxpayer dollars, raise taxes, and do nothing to address inflation. Let’s start with the […]

Archived: Sen. Deb Fischer: Reckless government spending, tax hikes

Sen. Deb Fischer -

In March 2021, Democrats unilaterally passed a massive $1.9 trillion spending bill. That bill is credited with jumpstarting the inflation nightmare our country is now confronting. This weekend, Democrats unilaterally passed yet another reckless spending bill. The Schumer-Manchin legislation will waste taxpayer dollars, raise taxes, and do nothing to address inflation. Let’s start with the […]

Archived: Momentum for cattle market reform

Sen. Deb Fischer - Jul. 11, 2022

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 […]

Archived: Momentum for cattle market reform

Sen. 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 […]

Archived: Fischer in Congress: Landmark pro-life ruling

Sen. Deb Fischer - Jun. 27, 2022

There was recently a momentous victory for life when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on June 24. 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 […]

Archived: Fischer in Congress: Landmark pro-life ruling

Sen. 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. 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 […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Catastrophe in Afghanistan

Sen. Deb Fischer - Oct. 5, 2021

The withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest U.S. foreign policy blunder in decades. We left hundreds of American citizens and thousands of our Afghan allies at the mercy of the Taliban, the same group that gave safe haven to al Qaeda as it planned the 9/11 attacks. A suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed […]

Archived: Fischer in the Senate: Catastrophe in Afghanistan

Sen. Deb Fischer -

The withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest U.S. foreign policy blunder in decades. We left hundreds of American citizens and thousands of our Afghan allies at the mercy of the Taliban, the same group that gave safe haven to al Qaeda as it planned the 9/11 attacks. A suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed […]