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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Republican U.S. Senate Candidates to Debate in Gering January 29

LINCOLN, Neb. – The four Republican Party candidates seeking election to the U.S. Senate will share a stage for the first time as part of a candidate debate scheduled for Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Gering Civic Center. The debate is sponsored by the Nebraska Republican Party in partnership with the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF). Candidates participating in the debate include Sid Dinsdale, Bart McLeay, Shane Osborn and Ben Sasse.

“This is an opportunity for Nebraska voters to get familiar with all …

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November 2013 Meeting

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

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

Sid serves on the boards of directors of the University of Nebraska Foundation, the Methodist Hospital Foundation and Ameritas Life. He has also served on the boards of Children’s Hospital, Bellevue University, Elkhorn School Foundation and the Boy Scouts.

For a more detailed look at Sid see his bio here: …

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Johanns Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Agreement to Re-open Government, Prevent Default

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today voted in favor of a bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and prevent a default on our debt, while preserving the spending cuts signed into law in 2011. It passed 81-18.

“The compromise reached in the Senate rightly addresses what this debate should have focused on all along: reining in  our debt and spending,” Johanns said. “The legislation passed tonight accomplishes the urgent matters of resuming government operations and avoiding a default on our debt while ensuring the overall …

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Fischer Votes To Re-Open Government, Prevent Default

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today released the following statement upon voting in favor of an agreement to re-open the government and prevent default:

“Today I voted to both open up the government and prevent a default.  I firmly believe that a government should not intentionally make life harder on its people. A government shutdown, combined with a default on our debt, would pose an unacceptable threat to our national and economic security.  This agreement preserves spending cuts enacted by the Budget Control Act, …

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October 2013 Meeting

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

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

Shane Osborn has spent most of his life in service to our country, safeguarding our freedoms. He is committed to ensuring America is on a sound financial footing so our children have a prosperous future.

For a more detailed look at Shane see his bio here: http://www.sarpycountygop.com/voter-tools/candidate-list/shane-osborn-bio/

It is important to …

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Fischer Opposes Military Action, Criticizes “Pinball Diplomacy”

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced this morning that she will oppose military intervention in Syria at this time:

“All along, I have called for the president to present the American people with a coherent plan for military action in Syria. While the president made an impassioned moral case in last night’s address, his argument regarding a significant U.S. national interest remains weak. Indeed, even his argument for an overwhelming moral purpose is undercut by his desire to focus narrowly on the latest …

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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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Fischer Opposes Schumer-Corker-Hoeven Amendment

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement upon voting to oppose advancing the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment:

“Though I appreciate the efforts of my colleagues, the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment falls short on a number of critical border security issues. Rather than simply throwing taxpayer money at the problem with promises of dramatic improvements, we need a proposal that brings about verifiable, measurable results along the southern border. I support a carefully crafted border security plan that is strategy-driven, cost effective, accountable, and responsive to …

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Johanns Will Vote No on Rushed Immigration Bill Rewrite

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today announced his opposition to a rushed, nearly 1,200 page amendment that rewrites the immigration legislation before the Senate, without addressing several key concerns.

“I recognize our system is broken but the solution begins with border security so we aren’t back in this same spot a decade from now,” Johanns said. “Unfortunately, this amendment’s promise of secure borders is not airtight. Additionally, several organizations representing our border agents and related personnel say this bill weakens national security and prevents …

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