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Smith in Congress: Opposing $1.9 trillion stimulus bill

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb. 27, 2021

Rep. Adrian Smith of Nebraska took to the floor of the House of Representatives Friday to speak in opposition of the proposed budget reconciliation ahead of the vote on the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Smith voted against the American Rescue Plan Act. Here is his floor speech: Mr. Speaker, I rise […]

Smith in Congress: Opposing $1.9 trillion stimulus bill

The North Platte Bulletin -

Rep. Adrian Smith of Nebraska took to the floor of the House of Representatives Friday to speak in opposition of the proposed budget reconciliation ahead of the vote on the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Smith voted against the American Rescue Plan Act. Here is his floor speech: Mr. Speaker, I rise […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Second amendment rights

Sen. Tom Brewer - Feb. 26, 2021

Last year, we saw nearly a dozen Nebraska counties join a growing movement across the country to announce that they are “Second Amendment Sanctuary” counties. While those resolutions send an important message, unfortunately they do not have much direct legal impact. Watching those county officials speak out in favor of our God-given, constitutionally recognized rights […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Second amendment rights

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Last year, we saw nearly a dozen Nebraska counties join a growing movement across the country to announce that they are “Second Amendment Sanctuary” counties. While those resolutions send an important message, unfortunately they do not have much direct legal impact. Watching those county officials speak out in favor of our God-given, constitutionally recognized rights […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Sanctuary for gun owners

Sen. Steve Erdman -

The second amendment to the United States Constitution says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That this right cannot be infringed upon means that no government entity may pass legislation encroaching upon this right, […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Sanctuary for gun owners

Sen. Steve Erdman -

The second amendment to the United States Constitution says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That this right cannot be infringed upon means that no government entity may pass legislation encroaching upon this right, […]

Groene at the Legislature: Narrowing the possibility of election fraud

Sen. Mike Groene - Feb. 24, 2021

This past election cycle, we have had doubt cast on the trust that citizens have in America’s election system. Conspiracy theories range from altered, foreign owned voter machines, ballot box stuffing, to outright rejection of legitimate ballots. Is there truth in any of the claims?  I do know there is never smoke without fire, and […]

Groene at the Legislature: Narrowing the possibility of election fraud

Sen. Mike Groene -

This past election cycle, we have had doubt cast on the trust that citizens have in America’s election system. Conspiracy theories range from altered, foreign owned voter machines, ballot box stuffing, to outright rejection of legitimate ballots. Is there truth in any of the claims?  I do know there is never smoke without fire, and […]

Fortenberry in Congress: #No fake meat

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry - Feb. 19, 2021

Here’s a tweet I wrote this week: “I’ve been in meetings with @BillGates.  I respect his intellect and desire for social responsibility by the world’s wealthy. On this idea, though, maybe he should come to #Nebraska and learn a little more. #NoFakeMeat.”      I was responding to an interview Gates did for the MIT Tech Review in which the Microsoft […]

Fortenberry in Congress: #No fake meat

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry -

Here’s a tweet I wrote this week: “I’ve been in meetings with @BillGates.  I respect his intellect and desire for social responsibility by the world’s wealthy. On this idea, though, maybe he should come to #Nebraska and learn a little more. #NoFakeMeat.”      I was responding to an interview Gates did for the MIT Tech Review in which the Microsoft […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Nebraska needs energy independence

Sen. Tom Brewer -

How is it possible that a “regional transmission authority” in Arkansas can order our Nebraska public power utilities to shut off electricity to Nebraskans? Nebraska by itself has more than enough electrical generation within our own state to meet the load requirements that Nebraska users have. Why must power be shut off to Nebraskans? In […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Nebraska needs energy independence

Sen. Tom Brewer -

How is it possible that a “regional transmission authority” in Arkansas can order our Nebraska public power utilities to shut off electricity to Nebraskans? Nebraska by itself has more than enough electrical generation within our own state to meet the load requirements that Nebraska users have. Why must power be shut off to Nebraskans? In […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Shorter time to rule on tax appeals

Sen. Steve Erdman -

If it is true that every cowboy sings a sad song, then in Nebraska they all sing the same sad song about protesting their property valuation.  Protesting property values in Nebraska is like turning a lump of coal into a diamond. If you squeeze the same lump of coal in your hand all the days […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Shorter time to rule on tax appeals

Sen. Steve Erdman -

If it is true that every cowboy sings a sad song, then in Nebraska they all sing the same sad song about protesting their property valuation.  Protesting property values in Nebraska is like turning a lump of coal into a diamond. If you squeeze the same lump of coal in your hand all the days […]