May 22, 2018 In The News
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE1) says the failure to pass a Farm Bill Friday means lawmakers have another chance to produce a better bill. The chamber failed to approve the bill Friday on a 198-213 vote after all Democrats and a faction of Republicans withheld support....
May 22, 2018 In The News
The US House of Representatives failed to pass a new farm bill proposal last week.  The 213-198 vote is an embarrassing blow to House GOP leaders, who had hoped to tout its new work requirements for recipients of food stamps.
May 22, 2018 In The News
Rep. Don Bacon, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed disappointment Friday in the wake of House failure to pass the farm bill constructed by his committee. All three Nebraska House members, including Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith, voted to enact the...
May 18, 2018 In The News
Work has begun on an $86 million expansion of the Omaha VA medical center. Construction of the 157,000-square-foot ambulatory care clinic is expected to continue until summer 2020, according to a press release from the Bozell public relations firm. It will include new exam...
May 18, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON — The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up...
May 9, 2018 In The News
There was one piece of advice Grace Protzman of Norfolk kept getting before she applied to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Graduates of the program — including her brother, Ben — emphasized that she had to know why she wanted to attend. That's because the U.S. service...
May 9, 2018 In The News
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. On Tuesday, Trump signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing from the 2015 agreement and he is planning to reinstall sanctions on the Iranian regime. He said in an...
May 9, 2018 In The News
Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb.: “Any agreement that legitimizes an Iranian nuclear program is terribly flawed and needs to be renegotiated or rejected. The inspection protocol in the JCPOA was too weak. We cannot ignore Iran’s involvement with terrorist organizations and its nuclear...
May 9, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON — When Kyle and Tiffany Lechtenberg’s son came down with severe stomach pains last summer, they worried it could be appendicitis. Fortunately it wasn’t, but with their insurance plan’s high deductible, they had to cover out of pocket the entire $5,000 it cost to...
Apr 27, 2018 In The News
Last month, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that this year more than $1.1 billion will be distributed to state wildlife agencies from taxes generated by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (widely referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act) and the Dingell-...