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Letter Calls for USDA, HHS to Reject Dietary Report

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined 29 of her colleagues in objecting to a report on food guidelines that advises Americans to decrease consumption of red meat. In a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the senators condemn the report’s conclusions, which ignore relevant scientific evidence on nutrition. Show More Summary

Senate to Hold US Ports Hearing

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will convene the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security on Tuesday, February 10 for a hearing to focus on the U.

Just in time for the election, Republicans vote against fair pay for women ... again

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) is annoyed at being forced to vote on fair pay. Republicans blocked a key equal pay measure Monday night, and are whining that Democrats made them vote on it at all. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close...Show More Summary

Senator Deb Fischer: Border Crisis Will Worsen When 'Temperatures Cool'

Law enforcement officials at the U.S.-Mexico border told Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and six other Senators that the border crisis will get worse when the temperature starts cooling down. The delegation went to the McAllen Border Patrol Station, the Hidalgo Bridge, and Lackland Air Force Base on Friday. Show More Summary

Would You Like A Slurpee With That IUD?

(Optional Musical Accompaniment For This Post) The Wall Street Journal brought out a couple of women from the Senate—Kelly Ayotte, The Metternich Of Manchester, and Deb Fischer, the rookie fluke from Nebraska—to reassure their fellow ladi...

Iowa’s quadrennial grip on American politics has begun again

Ask yourself this: Why is it that we pay more attention to the comings and goings of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) than, say, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.)? They’re all Republican senators (you may not actually have known that about the latter two), all in their […]

Video: Phil Robertson, Ted Cruz Among Conservative Figures Celebrating Sarah Palin's 50th Birthday

On Sarah Palin's 50th birthday, Duck Dynasty family patriarch Phil Robertson and other prominent figures and officials – like Ted Cruz, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Trump, John McCain, Deb Fischer, Allen West, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and South Carolina Gov. Show More Summary

Getting the American people back to work

By U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, The new year in Congress presents a fresh chance to take on daunting challenges like joblessness in America.

GOP Senator Denounces Reid for 'Radical Form of Control'

Senator Deb Fischer (R., Neb.)? railed against Majority Leader Harry Reid's "shameful" approach of using the Senate's amendment procecss to prevent "meaningful debate" within the chamber. She turned the tables on Democrats' accusations...Show More Summary

Ex-senator Bob Kerrey sells Nebraska house

Democrat Bob Kerrey bought Omaha house during his unsuccessful 2012 Senate race vs. Deb Fischer.

Video Special: Osborn on taxes, IRS, President Obama as he kicks-off Senate bid

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Shane Osborn walking in the recent Elkhorn Days parade As Shane Osborn kicks-off his U.S. Senate campaign Thursday, it appears he’s looking to follow in Deb Fischer’s strategic footsteps. When Fischer came out of nowhere to win last year’s GOP primary against two better known candidates, Jon Bruning and Don...

Palin Looks to 2014

Sarah Palin’s PAC is out with a new video, one that quotes from her anti-consultant CPAC speech and that touts her notable endorsements of candidates who went on to win (including Ted Cruz and Deb Fischer): Keep reading this post...

Senate Democrats Vote Against Conscience Protections From HHS Mandate

Senate Democrats voted on Friday against an amendment from pro-life Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska to the budget that would offer Americans conscience protections from the controversial HHS mandate. The amendment would establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect women’s access to health care, including primary and preventive care, but in a manner consistent with [...]

The GOP 27

Perhaps the cloture vote on Chuck Hagel was a passing of the guard on the right. Among the 27 senators who stood firm against cloture, doing all they could, were Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Deb Fischer (R-Okla.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Ted … Continue reading ?

Jennifer Rubin: Distinguished Pol of the Week

She is the only Republican freshman in the Senate to have picked up a Democratic seat, and she has had a series of tricky votes and issues to navigate in her first days in office. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) has pulled it off with aplomb. Read full article >>

Freshman senator calls for 'serious action' in Washington

(CNN) - Sen. Deb Fischer, who was sworn into her first term just over a week ago, laid out a path for the Republican Party to follow through the debt limit and spending battles ahead in the next few months. "These hardworking taxpayers are tired of petty 'beltway battles' and they're frustrated with the lack [...]

Meet Deb Fischer, Nebraska's First Female Senator

Deb Fischer will be sworn in today as Nebraska's first female senator, a title she won in a landslide. (58 percent to former Senator Bob Kerrey's 42 percent.) But what is Fischer, a 61-year-old cattle rancher, all about — and what does her win mean for Nebraska's women? This PBS interview gives us an idea. More »

Home State Heroes

Of the 12 newly-elected U.S. Senators to take their seats in the 113th Congress, just four were born in the state they will represent: Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona, Republican Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota,...

A Ladyguide to Two More Newly Elected Female Senators

Good news! There are so many women in the Senate after last week’s historic election, that it takes TWO posts to introduce them! This week, meet Senators-Elect Fischer and Heitkamp. Senator-Elect, Deb Fischer, Nebraska Senator-Elect Fischer is the only newly elected Republican woman. Show More Summary

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