Politics & Elections
8:10 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Sen. Fischer talks about August work session, Senate priorities

Nebraska’s Congressional delegation has returned home for the August work session.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer is holding a series of listening sessions throughout the state. The first was Tuesday in Omaha. Fischer says she’s focusing on bipartisan efforts, such as the new VA and highway bills.

"We passed a water resources development act, which is very important for this area of the state. It’s to finish up the building of levees outside the Ashland area, and that protects the drinking water for Omaha and Lincoln. It protects over 400 residential and non-residential structures, it protects our Interstate 80 and Highway 6."

Lawmakers return to session after Labor Day. Fischer says Congress needs to deal with a budget, appropriations, and the Defense Authorization Act.