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Reps. Adrian Smith and Jeff Fortenberry spoke Wednesday on the House floor in memory of Ambassador Clayton Yeutter.
Here are their remarks:
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
I rise in memory of Ambassador Clayton Yeutter, a native of Eustis, Nebraska, who recently passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
The City of Blair will celebrate the grand opening of its 24,000-square-foot Blair Public Library and Technology Center on Saturday morning with flag-raising and dedication ceremonies. Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry will speak.
The dedication for the new Blair Library and Technology Center will be on Saturday.
The flag raising ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front of the new facility at 2233 Civic Drive, off of North Highway 75 in the Deerfield Subdivision. It will be followed by the dedication ceremony at 10:45 a.m. in the new meeting facility.
Earlier this month, a group of Logan View High School students got a chance to take in the history of Washington, D.C. and see government in action.
The group of 29 juniors took part in the trip from March 12 through the 17 and were able to visit the White House, Smithsonian Museum and several national monuments.
Human rights activist Nadia Murad, who was held captive by the Islamic State terror group and gang-raped and forced to watch the execution of several of her family members, says the radicals use Islamic law to justify their selling and rape of underage girls.
I want to thank Rep. Jeff Fortenberry for meeting with his constituents (“Fortenberry faces boisterous crowd,” March 11 World-Herald). He takes his job very seriously, and I respect him for that.
Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who represents most of eastern Nebraska, including Bellevue and Lincoln, skillfully handled a town hall meeting Monday that could have gotten out of hand.
Fortenberry, whose town halls regularly draw 150 to 200 people, hosted 1,200, including organized protesters who at times tried to shout down his replies.
WASHINGTON — Coins commemorating the Boys Town centennial officially went on sale at noon Thursday.
President Trump’s recent announcement that his administration will create safe zones in Syria should be welcome by all who seek to protect civilians and take steps to end that terrible conflict, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions.
Stitched in among the quilt of Vietnamese restaurants, Mexican mercados and Middle Eastern groceries along North 27th Street, Lincoln’s Yazidi community added its own patch to “Cultural Row” on Friday.