Nov 10, 2017 In The News
The adoption tax credit has been restored to the congressional tax plan, where it had originally been left out. Advocates for the credit argue that it helps defray the high costs of adoption, which might prevent children otherwise eligible for adoption from finding families....
Nov 5, 2017 In The News
“The adoption tax credit is a clear and legitimate statement by the government that we have a preferential policy for life,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Ne) said, speaking in opposition to its removal in the Republicans' tax proposal. “We are vigorously making the case of...
Nov 4, 2017 In The News
Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Dina Kawar said Saturday she decided to come to Nebraska this week as part of her effort to reach out and "strengthen the connections" between her country and Americans as they battle together against terrorism and seek peace in the...
Oct 5, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON — American taxpayers would see their standard deduction nearly double under the tax overhaul Republicans started pitching last week. “It removes people from the tax rolls, really,” said Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., who represents Nebraska’s sprawling 3rd District and...
Sep 19, 2017 In The News
NEBRASKA CITY – Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery released an American bald eagle at the MRB Lewis and Clark Center at Nebraska City following a first-of-its-kind skin graft. The bird was found injured near Syracuse around Memorial Day. Plastic surgeon Dr. Coleen Stice...
Sep 15, 2017 In The News
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) presented Representative Jeff Fortenberry with the Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union’s (NFU) highest legislative honor. The award was presented recently as part of the annual NFU fall Fly-In that brought 320...
Sep 6, 2017 In The News
Nebraska's governor, attorney general and other state Republicans stood firmly in favor Tuesday of President Donald Trump's action to rescind the DACA program. Meanwhile, state Democrats branded Trump's decision a cruel act that threw thousands of families into disarray.
Aug 16, 2017 In The News
Nebraska and Iowa officials responded in recent days to events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. — “These people are utterly revolting — and have no understanding of America. This creedal nation explicitly rejects ‘blood & soil’ nationalism.” Sen. Deb...
Aug 14, 2017 In The News
The last time Percy Pika saw his father, the smell was suffocating. The prison had no air conditioning, no defense against the African heat. The cells had no toilets or water, but they did have dozens of men living and dying in each, sleeping on cardboard or on mats no thicker...
Aug 10, 2017 In The News
Sen. Ben Sasse, Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry focused on the economy, trade and North Korea at a Federal Legislative Summit at the Strategic Air Command museum Wednesday morning. Sasse and Fischer both serve on the Armed Services Committee, and both say the US...