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WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill Republicans are taking their first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act this week, delivering on a key campaign promise but also raising questions about what comes next.
WASHINGTON — Offutt Air Force Base appears unlikely to be the military base that will house mission control for a new drone unit.
Offutt had been one of five finalists for the remotely piloted aircraft group, but the Air Force has instead opted for South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base as its preferred location, according to the office of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry submitting Nebraska service academy nominations for the class of 2021:
LINCOLN – More than 220 individual schools and school districts from across the state, including schools in Madison County: Battle Creek Public Schools, Newman Grove Schools, Norfolk High School, Norfolk Jr. High School, have received special certificates from Secretary of State John Gale recognizing their efforts to honor military veterans.
Insurance companies may be backing out of the federal health law, and Republicans in Congress may be moving to repeal it.
But at OneWorld Community Health Centers in South Omaha, staffers tell their clients to sign up for health insurance while they can, and more people in Nebraska, Iowa and 38 other states are taking that advice.
Participants in the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama that precipitated passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were recognized Feb. 24, 2016, with a congressional gold medal for their efforts in the struggle for civil rights.
"Our system is so extraordinary that even after a divisive hard difficult election we can come together and replenish our system with new ideas, new people and start afresh," Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1) said.
On the first day of the new Congress, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry turned an eye to the possibilities of tax and health care reform along with an infrastructure program that offers the potential for bipartisan cooperation.
Congress has coalesced around Omaha’s sound idea to let local donors help the Veterans Administration serve the medical needs of local veterans better, faster and cheaper than the federal bureaucracy can on its own.
Labour MP Joan Ryan was in Washington, D.C. this week arguing for American money towards peace-building initiatives in Israel and the Palestinian territories, which aims to spend £160 million ($200 million) per year.