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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the standard measure of inflation, catapulted 6.2%, the highest one-year jump in over thirty years. Gasoline (up 50%) and used cars (up 26%) led the surge, though food prices were not far behind. Bacon pric…

The special session of the Nebraska Legislature began this last Monday, September 13, for the sole purpose of redistricting (along with various confirmations of gubernatorial appointments). The nine-member redistricting committee (of which I am a member) has been hard at work for several wee…

Take a look at a question I raised last week in the Appropriations Committee, where I serve as Ranking Member on Agriculture. I was speaking in support of an amendment to the Ag Appropriations bill that would block Communist China and its surrogates from purchasing U.S. farmland, and would m…

OMAHA (AP) — The Biden administration plans to issue a new rule to protect the rights of farmers who raise cows, chickens and hogs against the country’s largest meat processors as part of a plan to encourage more competition in the agriculture sector.

This week in Washington, I focused on something we don’t think much about: our food. The vastness of our land, our ingenuity, our technological prowess allows our nation to provide the most abundant, low-cost, nutritious, and diverse array of foods in the world. As we near the July 4th holid…

OMAHA (AP) — Thirty Nebraska state lawmakers — including seven representing Northeast and North Central Nebraska — urged local school boards on Thursday to reject proposed state health standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression.

(Washington, D.C.)—Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, made the following statement today against U.S. funding of abortion overseas during House Appropriations Committee debate on the 2022 State and Foreign Op…

(Washington, DC)— Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), made the following statement today in advance of the House Appropriations Committee full-committee markup…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today her staff is hosting virtual local office hours for constituents in Madison County on Friday, June 25, 2021. These office hours serve as a convenient opportunity for constituents to speak directly with Senator Fischer’s sta…

I would consider the recently completed legislative session successful for Nebraska taxpayers. Among other items, we passed, and the governor signed into law, bills to provide a sales tax exemption on municipal water, tax relief for military retirement recipients, tax relief for social secur…

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