Gov. Heineman Names Garrett of Bellevue to State Legislature

(Lincoln, Neb.)  Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced his appointment of retired Col. Tommy L. Garrett of Bellevue to represent District 3 in the Nebraska Legislature. Garrett, 59, is a successful small business owner in Bellevue and a 26 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Gov. Heineman said, “I am pleased to appoint Tommy. He shares Nebraskan’s values and is excited to represent the people of this district. He is a hard-working, fiscally conservative family man who has a proven record of public service and job …

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The World Lost an Icon Today

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) today made the following statement on the passing of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela:

“Nelson Mandela’s courageous and peaceful resistance to right wrongs has left the world a better place. In the coming days, we’ll no doubt hear countless stories about his steadfastness. I hope his legacy can inspire each of us. The world lost an icon today.

“Let us keep his family and the country of South Africa in our prayers as they mourn his loss. May God bless Nelson …

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Terry Votes to Rein In “Out of Control Patent Lawsuits”

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, today voted in favor of The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) which protects small businesses from the destructive and abusive actions of patent trolls. Upon voting yes on The Innovation Act, Rep. Terry released the following statement:

“To be sure, small inventors are benefitted by entities that pool patents and can litigate on their behalf.  But some of these entities have made a business of extorting innocent …

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