Omaha Public Radio News
10:58 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Sen. Nelson says bipartisanship needed in a divided Congress

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator says tax cuts and incentives for businesses to invest in America need to be continued.

Senator Ben Nelson's comments came Wednesday during an appearance in Omaha. Nelson expects it'll be more difficult to get things done in Washington when Congress re-convenes. The November second election resulted in a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.

He says both parties need to work together to extend the tax cuts, business incentives, the ethanol tax credit and incentives supporting research and development. Without those, Nelson believes businesses will move overseas.

Nelson says as of now, he plans to seek re-election in 2012. But he says he's focused on returning to Washington, D.C. for the 2011 session and working on business, energy, and other issues.