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The writer, of Lincoln, represents Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
I recently toured the newly renovated United States Capitol dome. It contains a striking fresco — entitled “The Apotheosis of Washington” — of a stern and purple-clad George Washington exalted in the heavens.
WASHINGTON — Moses Ward is part of the problem facing health insurance in America today, and he knows it.
Members of Congress are debating whether it’s time to adopt new security procedures after the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia.
Even before the attack, Republican members of Congress were on edge about threats and harassment from constituents angry with President Trump and the GOP’s push to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was wounded in the attack by a gunman who targeted congressmen practicing for a charity baseball game. A congressional aide, lobbyist and two Capitol Police officers were also injured. The gunman was shot and killed by police.
WASHINGTON — Wednesday morning’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice rattled lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and prompted many to decry an increasingly toxic political discourse.
Members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation trickled into their weekly breakfast with constituents just as news of the shooting was breaking.
Stunned and saddened by a shooter's targeted attack at a congressional baseball practice, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Lincoln said Wednesday that "the country cannot continue to rip itself apart like this."
The "dark cynicism" of today's political climate has poisoned the political debate, he said, and the scene of Wednesday's attack was "triply ironic" in terms of American values.
Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry tells KLIN's LNK Today that he is shocked and grieved by the shooting spree where congressmen were practicing baseball in Virginia. Congressman Fortenberry says it only adds to the tragedy that the gunman attempted his shooting spree in an area where children were present.
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said.
A congressional aide said Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers.
As news broke Wednesday morning of multiple people being shot at a congressional baseball team practice, members of Nebraska's congressional delegation expressed their concern.
In a tweet, Sen. Deb Fischer said she was praying for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and the others injured in a shooting on a baseball field in a park in Alexandria, Virginia.
Members of Congress reacted to the shooting at the Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday morning with a mixture of sadness, shock and defiance.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., two Capitol Police officers and two staffers were shot.