Terry Statement on President’s Decision to Use Military Action in Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) today made the following statement after hearing President Obama’s decision to use military force against Syria:

“I’m pleased that President Obama has decided to seek Congressional approval before the use of military force in Syria. I look forward to a debate worthy of the American people.

“I want to be clear that the use of chemical weapons is wrong. But, I believe the use of military force should only be used when the security of our country or …

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Fortenberry: No U.S. Bombing of Syria

WASHINGTON – Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today made the following statement on the situation in Syria:

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today said President Obama should not move to unilaterally attack Syria. He also encouraged Speaker John Boehner to consider the introduction of a resolution opposing military intervention in Syria.

“The U.S. should not bomb Syrians in the name of stopping violence in Syria,”Fortenberry said. “Quick, unilateral military strikes might satisfy the President’s ‘red line’ rhetoric, but the collateral damage and destabilization risks are too high.”

“The international community must …

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September 2013 Meeting

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

We are pleased to announce that our Guest speaker this month is United States Senate Candidate Ben Sasse. Ben will be speaking and doing a Q&A.

Ben Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan who fixes broken institutions. He currently serves as president of Midland University, which was on the verge of closing when he arrived, but has now been Nebraska’s fastest-growing college four years in a row under his leadership.

For a more detailed look at Ben …

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Terry Calls For Congressional Approval of Air Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) today made the following statement on the situation in Syria:

“I believe President Obama must seek Congressional approval prior to authorizing air strikes in Syria.

“Any military action must be clear in its purpose, strategic in its execution and have well-defined goals.  I have yet to hear a clear strategy on Syria come from this White House. Presidential leadership and a clear explanation of our strategy is important because it will take the public’s confidence and Congressional will to …

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Papio NRD Spending Out Of Control, Priorities Misplaced

Concerned taxpayers need not focus on Washington, D.C. to witness wasteful spending and fiscal mismanagement. They can get an even better view of it here in Nebraska via the Papio NRD Board’s decision to, once again, throw them under the bus – something that this Director finds absolutely appalling.

At the August Papio NRD board meeting, a majority of the board inconceivably voted to approve yet another six percent budget increase. Since 2009, when the Papio NRD was granted authority to issue bonds, budget spending has …

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