Sen. Pete Pirsch for State Auditor Receives Key Nebraska Endorsements

(Omaha, Neb.) Today, Pete Pirsch, Republican candidate for Nebraska State Auditor, announced that U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, U.S. Senator Mike Johanns, and 19 State Senators in the Nebraska Unicameral, have endorsed Senator Pirsch’s candidacy. The backing of both U.S. Senators from Nebraska, as well as the Nebraska State Senators, continues the strong momentum of Senator Pirsch’s campaign. From Scottsbluff to Omaha, Pirsch’s endorsements range from areas throughout Nebraska.

“I am honored to receive the support of Senator Mike Johanns and Senator Deb Fischer, as well as …

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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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Terry Blasts White House As Canadian Officials Accuse Administration of Punting on Keystone

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Terry, the House leader on the Keystone XL Pipeline, today released the following statement after Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the Keystone XL Pipeline at a press conference with his North American colleagues:

“[Canadian] Prime Minister [Stephen] Harper said the Administration has clearly decided to punt. I agree with his sentiment, but I would say, this White House has fumbled the ball on the biggest job-creating infrastructure project this country has right now.

“It has been more than five years since …

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Terry Statement on President’s Intelligence Reform Efforts

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) today released the following statement on the President’s Executive Order reforming intelligence surveillance efforts:

“President Obama gave the public a nice history lesson today on the origins of intelligence gathering and surveillance in this country.  I don’t think it was an adequate apology for his administration’s betrayal of the American people.  Moreover, the suggestions he has offered are incomplete and do not go far enough.  In the same speech, he told us he would end bulk phone record collection and …

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In Case You Missed It: ZERO!

Terry on the White House Argument that this Bill Costs:

“Here is the CBO score. Zero. Zero. Not millions that we’re being told.”


Terry’s on Opposition to Open Exchanges:

“You have to ask the question if they’re fighting so hard, what are they trying to hide?”


Terry on the Navigators:

“Grants go to organizations, but we don’t know who is actually sitting down and selling policies or helping them through the exchange. That’s again, basic information that is normal course of business in the insurance world.”


Terry on The Exchange Information …

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Terry Seeks Transparency of Data

WASHINGTON– Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) released the following statement on his legislation H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act:

“Today we are taking what should be an easy vote for members on both sides of the aisle.

“My legislation – the Exchange Information Disclosure Act—does nothing more than ask the Administration to provide Congress, Governors and State Insurance Commissioner and the American people with information.

“This should be easy.

“What we’re talking about today is basic transparency so we all have the data to assess what’s working, what’s not …

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Too Much Spending in Omnibus Terry Says

Terry Votes Against Saying It’s a “Poor Way to Govern”

WASHINGTON – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) today made the following statement after voting against the Omnibus spending bill:

“I believe the American people deserve a full and transparent process that occurs through regular order. Omnibus bills, like the one we voted on today are exactly why people have lost their trust in Washington.

“Yes, supporting this omnibus is better than operating by continuing resolution but we cannot continue to govern like this. I can’t support a bill …

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Terry Touts Transparency Bill at Zero Cost

Administration Cites Bill as “Costly” While CBO Scores It at Zero

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Terry (R-Nebraska), a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and author of H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act, blasted the Obama Administration for characterizing legislation that would require HHS to provide policymakers and the American people with weekly reports detailing in real-time the condition of as “extraneous” and “costly.”

“How can the President cite ‘cost’ when the CBO scored this bill at zero?” asked …

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Salvation Of The State

“The salvation of the state is watchfulness in the citizen.” This statement is carved into the wall of our State Capitol. There are two temptations that political institutions and citizens must over come: (1) the tendency for governmental agencies to accumulate more power and (2) complacency. As a prudent elected official I believe in this motto. I took an oath to uphold the laws of this state – not to deprive my constituents of their due process. So, when the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District board …

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House Passes Poison Control Center Legislation Authored by Rep. Terry

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3527, the Poison Center Network Act, authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) that reauthorizes the nation’s network of poison control centers with a bipartisan vote of 388-18.

“This legislation helps eliminate costly and unnecessary emergency room visits each year,” said Rep. Terry. “The professionals who answer the calls at these centers provide expert advice and peace of mind to nearly three million families each year at the moment a loved one ingests a potentially poisonous substance.”

Currently, there …

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