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(Neb)-Fischer Votes Against Spending Compromise

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/05/2017 09:10 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nebraska U-S Senator Deb Fischer of Valentine was among the 18 who voted against the spending bill passed by the Senate yesterday to keep the government running until September.  The 79-18 Senate vote followed overwhelming bipartisan approval in the House on Wednesday.

      Fischer says she appreciates the good faith efforts to come to an agreement on government spending, but had the same problem with the bill that she had with earlier measures she'd also opposed - it's "an ineffective way of prioritizing the spending of taxpayer dollars."

     Fischer says she's encouraged to see more resources go toward national defense, but disappointed to see a lack of support for domestic renewable fuels to strengthen the nation's energy diversity. She pledges to "continue to fight for more reasonable government spending and champion priorities for Nebraska's families and communities."


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