April 2014 Meeting

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

We are pleased to announce that we will have 3 guest speakers this month and they will all be doing a brief Q&A!

Our first speaker will be Nebraska Governor Candidate, Pete Ricketts.

Born in Nebraska City and raised in Omaha, Pete is the son of an entrepreneur and a public school teacher.  Pete and his wife Susanne have been married for 16 years and live in Omaha with their three children, freshmen Roscoe and Margot and 7th grader …

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Chairman Terry’s Opening Statement: Subcommittee Data Breach Hearing on Protecting Consumer Personal Information and Financial Security

WASHINGTON – Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) today held a hearing on recent data breaches affecting our nation’s retailers that included testimony from representatives of Target, Neiman Marcus and the appropriate law enforcement agencies titled “Protecting Consumer Information: Can Data Breaches be Prevented? ”.  The following statement is as prepared for delivery:

“Today, we are turning our focus to an important issue that has affected nearly one-quarter of American consumers:  a string of …

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On Keystone XL Terry Says President Obama is Out of Excuses

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lee Terry(R-NE) made the following statement after the Department of State released the final environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“After over five years, President Obama is out of excuses. There is no question that moving forward with Keystone XL is in our ‘national interest.’  This is an opportunity for the President to do more than just talk about ‘an all-of-the-above energy strategy’. It’s an opportunity for him to show leadership by using his pen to take meaningful action that …

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February 2014 Meeting

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

We are pleased to announce that we will have two guest speakers this month and both will be doing a Q/A!

Our first speaker is Nebraska Governor Candidate State Auditor Mike Foley.

Mike currently serves the citizens of Nebraska as our Auditor of Public Accounts, having held that position since his election in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010 by with 80% of the statewide vote. Auditor Foley has exposed millions of dollars of waste in …

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Terry Votes in Favor of Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lee Terry(R-NE) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the five-year farm bill conference report by a vote of 251-166:

“Even though this bill is not perfect, it’s needed and I’m confident this legislation will serve Nebraska farmers well.

“My main concern with the farm bill was making meaningful reforms to SNAP so that it serves those who really need it without the rampant waste, fraud, and abuse that currently plagues the system.

“I also strongly support the establishment of a 10-state …

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Terry Response to the State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) tonight released the following statement after President Obama delivered his address on the State of the Union:

“The state of our Union cannot be strengthened with more spending, more taxation, and more regulation like what the President proposed. It can be strengthened through the resolve of leadership and by working together, but the President made abundantly clear tonight that he’d rather govern like a King rather than through the constitutional framework created by our founders.

“What the President didn’t say tonight …

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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Terry Says

WASHINGTON – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) today released the following statement upon passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act (H.R. 7) that passed the House by a vote of 227-188:

“I believe strongly that life begins at conception and that it’s our obligation to protect the right to life, especially for the most defenseless. This right is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence written by our Founding Fathers who declared that we have the right to life, along with the right to liberty and …

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Terry, Graves Introduce Trio of Natural Gas Infrastructure Bills

Legislation would make it easier for long haul trucking industry to utilize natural gas as fuel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Lee Terry (R-NE) and Sam Graves (R-MO) have introduced a trio of bills to improve the ability of long haul truck drivers to access and utilize natural gas as a fuel.  The legislative proposals are aimed at making it safer, more convenient, and more cost-effective for trucking transportation companies to use natural gas when transporting goods across the country.

A number of nationwide publications have highlighted …

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President Signs Terry Legislation Into Law

WASHINGTON – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) made the following statement after President Obama today signed into law the Poison Center Network Act (H.R. 3527):

“I’m pleased to hear this afternoon that President Obama signed into law my common sense legislation reauthorizing the funding of our nation’s poison control centers. These centers are served with trained professionals offering expert advice and peace of mind to nearly three million families each year at the moment the unthinkable happens and a loved one ingests a poisonous substance. My legislation …

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EPA Should Recuse Themselves From Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Says Terry

WASHINGTON – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) today made the following statement after emails show senior policy officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have met and collaborated with radical environmental activist groups in a coordinated attempt to block approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“The revelation of these emails is disturbing and quite contrary to how one would expect the self-proclaimed, most transparent administration in history to act. EPA should recuse themselves from any deliberations regarding the Keystone XL pipeline due to a clear conflict of …

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