Fischer says Washington needs "a change in culture"
U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer says the legislature needs a citizen candidate, not another professional politician. Fischer, a state senator from Valentine, is running against Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg in the Republican primary.
Fischer says it is time for voters to "change the culture" in Washington and elect a "citizen lawmaker" who has been on a family ranch outside Valentine all her life.
Fischer says she's proud of the number of bills that she introduced in her state legislative career that passed, including her controversial priority bill last year that earmarked part of the state sales tax money to new road projects. Governor Heineman initially opposed the legislation but later put his support behind an amended version of the bill that had widespread support.
Fischer says the federal government can take a book from Nebraska state government and use the method conducted by the Nebraska Unicameral to help trim spending and reduce federal government.
Fischer says when the Unicameral was faced with making cuts to balance the budget they used their committee structure to get the job done.
Fischer says Congress needs to pass a balanced budget amendment, repeal Obamacare and No Child Left Band, eliminate ineffective and duplicative programs and agencies, and implement a process for Congressional oversight of regulations. Fischer says the state has a program for oversight of regulations due to a bill she introduced and got passed in the legislature.
Fischer will have a public meet and greet this evening from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Scottsbluff Public Library.
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