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Brewer at the Legislature: Constitutional carry is top priority

Sen. Tom Brewer - Jan. 7, 2022

The second session of the 107th Legislature has convened. Second sessions are short, 60 legislative days. Bills introduced but not passed in the first session carry over into the second session. The current end of the session is scheduled for the 20th of April. I have introduced 16 bills so far this session. The last […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Constitutional carry is top priority

Sen. Tom Brewer -

The second session of the 107th Legislature has convened. Second sessions are short, 60 legislative days. Bills introduced but not passed in the first session carry over into the second session. The current end of the session is scheduled for the 20th of April. I have introduced 16 bills so far this session. The last […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Constitutional right to carry arms without permit

Sen. Tom Brewer - Dec. 25, 2021

I began my career as a soldier by taking an oath to defend the United States Constitution. The Constitution was supposed to set up a government of checks and balances. Those checks and balances are how we protect liberty and prevent government abuse. The Second Amendment is a critical part of our constitutional system. I […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Constitutional right to carry arms without permit

Sen. Tom Brewer -

I began my career as a soldier by taking an oath to defend the United States Constitution. The Constitution was supposed to set up a government of checks and balances. Those checks and balances are how we protect liberty and prevent government abuse. The Second Amendment is a critical part of our constitutional system. I […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Season of gratitude

Sen. Tom Brewer - Dec. 17, 2021

It’s that time of year when we all should pause a moment and consider the very long list of things that we all have to be thankful for. I’ve seen much of the world, and a lot of it wasn’t a pretty sight. Americans for the most part fail to grasp how blessed we all […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Season of gratitude

Sen. Tom Brewer -

It’s that time of year when we all should pause a moment and consider the very long list of things that we all have to be thankful for. I’ve seen much of the world, and a lot of it wasn’t a pretty sight. Americans for the most part fail to grasp how blessed we all […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Sen. Tom Brewer - Dec. 10, 2021

As many of you know, last month I embarked on a journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the Roof of Africa, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and ranks No. 4 on the list of the Seven Summits at 19,340 feet. I was joined by 11 other […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Sen. Tom Brewer -

As many of you know, last month I embarked on a journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the Roof of Africa, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and ranks No. 4 on the list of the Seven Summits at 19,340 feet. I was joined by 11 other […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Vaccine mandate for National Guard is wrong

Sen. Tom Brewer - Dec. 5, 2021

Since the past election, there have been an increasing number of what I call “state expressions of sovereignty.” Things such as multiple states passing resolutions declaring a second-amendment sanctuary, for example. In our federalism system (Federal, State & Local, the People) I see the states doing this to remind the federal creature (they created) to […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Vaccine mandate for National Guard is wrong

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Since the past election, there have been an increasing number of what I call “state expressions of sovereignty.” Things such as multiple states passing resolutions declaring a second-amendment sanctuary, for example. In our federalism system (Federal, State & Local, the People) I see the states doing this to remind the federal creature (they created) to […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Spending federal ‘infrastructure’ money

Sen. Tom Brewer - Nov. 24, 2021

As the next legislative session rapidly approaches (Jan. 5), senators will be busy trying to find ways to spend over $1 billion in federal funds from the so-called federal “infrastructure” package. Politically conservative people have a hard time with a task like this. We believe government redistribution of wealth, and the business of doling-out money […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Spending federal ‘infrastructure’ money

Sen. Tom Brewer -

As the next legislative session rapidly approaches (Jan. 5), senators will be busy trying to find ways to spend over $1 billion in federal funds from the so-called federal “infrastructure” package. Politically conservative people have a hard time with a task like this. We believe government redistribution of wealth, and the business of doling-out money […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: President reached too far with healthcare mandate

Sen. Tom Brewer - Nov. 19, 2021

This past summer, President Biden announced a series of federal vaccine mandates. In July, the first mandate was issued covering federal employees and contractors. The next mandate applied to workers at healthcare facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid dollars. In early September, the president announced a massive mandate for all employers of more than 100 employees. […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: President reached too far with healthcare mandate

Sen. Tom Brewer -

This past summer, President Biden announced a series of federal vaccine mandates. In July, the first mandate was issued covering federal employees and contractors. The next mandate applied to workers at healthcare facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid dollars. In early September, the president announced a massive mandate for all employers of more than 100 employees. […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Climb mountain, exercise teamwork

Sen. Tom Brewer - Nov. 12, 2021

This has been a busy legislative interim. The Government Committee has held several study hearings. We continue to hold meetings about potential legislation, and of course we spent much of September in a special session for redistricting. Relationships matter a great deal in politics, and relationships between some senators have gotten pretty raw over the […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Climb mountain, exercise teamwork

Sen. Tom Brewer -

This has been a busy legislative interim. The Government Committee has held several study hearings. We continue to hold meetings about potential legislation, and of course we spent much of September in a special session for redistricting. Relationships matter a great deal in politics, and relationships between some senators have gotten pretty raw over the […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: EMTs few, far between in Sandhills

Sen. Tom Brewer - Nov. 5, 2021

One of the unspoken assumptions that many Nebraskans make every day is that we can call 911 and get an ambulance quickly if there is a medical emergency. Outside of the major population centers, this is not always true. Ambulance crews in Lincoln and Omaha do not have to hold fundraisers to provide the revenue […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: EMTs few, far between in Sandhills

Sen. Tom Brewer -

One of the unspoken assumptions that many Nebraskans make every day is that we can call 911 and get an ambulance quickly if there is a medical emergency. Outside of the major population centers, this is not always true. Ambulance crews in Lincoln and Omaha do not have to hold fundraisers to provide the revenue […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: State veterans home understaffed

Sen. Tom Brewer - Oct. 27, 2021

The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs committee that I chair recently held an interim study hearing brought by Sen. Aguilar about the challenges facing the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney. This facility is incredibly important to our veterans. Unfortunately, they are not immune to the labor shortage every business in Nebraska is facing. This […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: State veterans home understaffed

Sen. Tom Brewer -

The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs committee that I chair recently held an interim study hearing brought by Sen. Aguilar about the challenges facing the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney. This facility is incredibly important to our veterans. Unfortunately, they are not immune to the labor shortage every business in Nebraska is facing. This […]