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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.
The Nebraska Legislature will see considerable turnover when it convenes in January. Seventeen of the 49 lawmakers will be freshmen. That’s a third of the membership.
The Legislature also will be electing a new speaker and nine new committee leaders.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry said Thursday he sees "possibilities of real policy reform" emerging from the November election in terms of health care, modernization of the nation's infrastructure and fundamental changes in budgeting and taxation.