LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Wednesday that he has hired a Bennington native with experience in Washington as his new strategic communications director.
Alexis (Alex) Allen Reuss will replace Taylor Gage, who left the governor's office last week to take a new job as executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime spokesman for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leaving his post to take a new job as executive director of the state Republican Party.
Taylor Gage, the governor's strategic communications director, will assume his new role on Monday.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week prepared to vote on dueling proposals to end the government shutdown.
But it appears that neither approach is likely to end the standoff anytime soon.
Sen. Deb Fischer said Thursday she would give President Donald Trump a "B" for performance as he reaches the halfway point of his four-year term, withholding a higher grade essentially because of his policies on trade.
Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts and Sen. Deb Fischer cruised to re-election Tuesday, toppling Democratic challengers Bob Krist and Jane Raybould of Lincoln.
And Nebraska's three incumbent GOP congressmen hoped to paint the state fully red once again, with Reps.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha attorney who ran for attorney general has been nominated to serve as a federal judge in Nebraska...
Fischer says she’s ‘a yes vote’ for Kavanaugh; Sasse offers support for #MeToo movement in emotional floor speech
As senators awaited the latest FBI background report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Deb Fischer said she intends to vote for confirmation of Kavanaugh's nomination to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court when the issue comes before the Senate.
Nebraska Senate candidate Jane Raybould, a Democrat, said Tuesday that she had agreed to participate in three more debates and a candidate forum.
The announcement was an attempt by her campaign to increase the pressure on Republican U.S.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao visited Omaha on Tuesday to announce a new pilot program to help qualified young veterans get jobs in the trucking industry without additional training.
State transportation officials also gave Chao and her hosts, U.S.
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday.
The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago...
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Senate challenger Jane Raybould aimed a pair of Nebraska farmers at Sen. Deb Fischer on Monday over Congress’ lack of action on tariffs and trade.
Fischer, the Senate’s resident rancher, said she was disappointed in the Raybould team’s repeated attacks on her commitment to Nebraska agriculture.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The trade fight between the United States and China has prompted the Asian country to stop buying U.S. soybeans.
The move is in response to higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from China.
A collection of Midwestern senators, including Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer, are fighting the good fight for their home-state corn farmers in Washington.
This bipartisan bloc of lawmakers has formally petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to stop granting waivers to exempt smaller oil refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard on the grounds of economic hardship.
Todd Watson is seeking the Republican nomination in 2018 to run for the U.S. Senate, but his motivation for running is the same as it was four years ago when he ran as a political independent.
“It's the same reason I ran in 2014: to defend the Constitution,” Watson said.
Sen. Deb Fischer has gained a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee as it begins to shape a new farm bill.
"Nebraska needs to be at the table," Fischer said Tuesday in announcing her appointment.
As Nebraska's Republican delegation in Congress hailed the pending passage of a massive tax cut bill as good news for families and businesses, Democratic candidates seized on the issue Wednesday and party activists prepared to take to the streets.
WASHINGTON — Karl Elmshaeuser and Nancy Johner have been appointed as directors to the U.S. Department of Agriculture state agencies.
Elmshaeuser will direct Rural Development and Johner will serve as the executive director for the Nebraska Farm Service Agency, the White House announced on Saturday.
VALENTINE - Nebraska has gotten a visit from the new Secretary of Agriculture.
Specifically, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue participated in a roundtable discussion with ranchers at U.S.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Senator Deb Fischer discussed President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, transportation, trade, education and the Senate’s healthcare bill during her weekly conference call with reporters Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Nebraska United States Senator says the Trump Administration needs a strategy for handling the hotspots of the world.
Sen. Deb Fischer says North Korea is an isolated, unpredictable country and the United States needs help to avoid allowing the tensions to ratchet up any higher.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this week North Korea fired a medium range ballistic missile that fell into the Sea of Japan. This was one of several test missiles by that country so far this year ordered by leader Kim Jong Un.
About 60 protesters peacefully assembled Saturday afternoon outside Sen. Deb Fischer’s office in Scottsbluff to voice their opposition to Fischer’s decision to vote in favor of confirming Besty DeVos, President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education.
Roughly 200 people gathered Friday afternoon in front of U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer’s office in west Omaha, protesting her decision to vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
The protesters, holding signs that said things like “Bad move Deb!” and “Corporate hands off education,” questioned DeVos’ competence, criticized her devotion to charter schools and said if Fischer, a Republican, voted to confirm, they would work against her when she ran for re-election in 2018.