Deb Fischer

United States Senator from Nebraska

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Name: Deb Fischer

Office Title: United States Senator from Nebraska

First Elected: 11/06/2012

Last Elected:

Office Address:

Gender: Female

Family: Husband: Bruce; 3 Children: Adam, Morgan, Luke

Date of Birth: 03/01/1951

Place of Birth: Lincoln, NE

Home City: Valentine, NE

Religion: Protestant


National Key Votes
Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 14, 2014 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45) Nay
Dec. 18, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 36) Nay
Nov. 21, 2013 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44) Nay
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46) Nay
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) Yea
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 7, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32) Nay
Nov. 7, 2013 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) Yea
Nov. 4, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30) Nay
Oct. 29, 2013 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013 Motion Rejected - Senate (45 - 54) Yea
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18) Yea
Oct. 12, 2013 S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45) Nay
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46) Nay
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46) Nay
Sept. 27, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44) Nay
July 24, 2013 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18) Yea
July 24, 2013 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53) Nay
June 27, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32) Nay
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 54) Yea
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Amendment Rejected - Senate (36 - 58) Yea
June 11, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Cloture Invoked - Senate (82 - 15) Yea
June 10, 2013 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 27) Yea
June 6, 2013 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (40 - 57) Yea
June 6, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 46) Nay
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 52) Nay
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 953 Limits Subsidy Payments for Individuals with Incomes More Than $750,000 Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 33) Nay
May 6, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27) Yea
April 25, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30) Yea
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60) Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 54) Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 715 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 46) Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 43) Yea
March 23, 2013 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46) Yea
March 23, 2013 S Con Res 8 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014, Revising the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2013, and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (50 - 49) Nay
March 20, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 26) Nay
March 14, 2013 S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54) Yea
March 13, 2013 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 52) Yea
March 7, 2013 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 34) Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 41) Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Invoked - Senate (71 - 27) Nay
Feb. 14, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 40) Nay
Feb. 12, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22) Yea
Jan. 31, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34) Nay
Jan. 28, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36) Nay
Nebraska Key Votes
Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 18, 2012 LB 599 Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 16) Nay
April 11, 2012 LB 1161 Authorizes Land Study in Nebraska for Keystone XL Pipeline Route Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 5) Yea
April 11, 2012 LB 599 Prenatal Care for Children of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15) Nay
May 26, 2011 LB 703 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 9) Nay
May 26, 2011 LB 704 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) Yea
May 23, 2011 LB 521 Requires Physician Presence During Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9) Yea
May 17, 2011 LB 421 Park Entry Permit Fees Veto Override Passed - Senate (42 - 5) Yea
May 12, 2011 LB 22 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 7) Yea
April 13, 2010 LB 999 Temporary Prohibition on New Hospital Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 6) Yea
April 12, 2010 LB 1103 Prohibiting Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 5) Yea
April 12, 2010 LB 594 Abortion Screening Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 9) Yea
April 9, 2010 LB 780 PTSD Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 5) Yea
April 9, 2010 LB 861 Alcohol Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 5) Yea
April 8, 2010 LB 842 Repealing Special Prosecutor Requirement for In-Custody Deaths Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 4) Yea
April 6, 2010 Amdt 2454 Limiting First Responder PTSD Death Benefits to 1 Year Amendment Rejected - Senate (17 - 27) Nay
April 6, 2010 Amdt 2455 Limiting First Responder PTSD Benefits to 26 Weeks Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 30) Nay
March 30, 2010 LB 1102 Legalizing "Horse Racing Machines" Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (30 - 13) Yea
March 26, 2010 LR 284 CA Abolishing Office of State Treasurer Resolution Passed - Senate (38 - 8) Yea
March 25, 2010 LB 1105 Death Penalty Cost Study Motion Rejected - Senate (22 - 22) Nay
March 24, 2010 LB 952 Water and Natural Gas Infrastructure Replacement and Sewage Program Sales Tax Exemption Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (23 - 22) Nay
Jan. 21, 2010 LB 1103 Prohibiting Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2010 LR 284 CA Abolishing Office of State Treasurer Senate Co-sponsor
May 29, 2009 LB 675 Requiring Ultrasounds before Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 5) Yea
May 28, 2009 LB 36 Requiring Lethal Injection Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 12) Yea
April 17, 2009 LB 355 Exempting Cigar Bars from the Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22) Yea
April 3, 2009 LB 260 Wrongful Conviction Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 9) Yea
Feb. 27, 2009 LB 5 Trapping In Rights-of-Way Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18) Yea
Feb. 20, 2009 LB 85 Bond Revenue to Fund Streets and Bridges Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 10) Nay
Jan. 21, 2009 LB 675 Requiring Ultrasounds before Abortion Senate Sponsor
Nov. 21, 2008 LB 1 Establishing an Age Limit on Safe Haven Law Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 5) Yea
Nov. 18, 2008 AM 4 to LB 1 Establishing an Age Limit on Safe Haven Law Amendment Rejected - Senate (23 - 26) Nay
April 10, 2008 LB 1082 Expanding Workers' Compensation Benefits Motion Rejected - Senate (22 - 18) Nay
April 7, 2008 LB 1157 Uniform School Testing Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 15) Nay
April 7, 2008 LB 959 Gas Tax Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 15) Yea
April 1, 2008 AM 2319 to LB 1174 Farm and Ranch Ownership Requirements Amendment Rejected - Senate (20 - 27) Nay
March 28, 2008 LB 959 2007-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9) Yea
March 25, 2008 LB 1063 Abolishing the Death Penalty Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 28) Nay
Feb. 22, 2008 LB 395 Statewide Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14) Nay
Feb. 14, 2008 AM 1736 Eliminating Opt-Out Provision of Smoking Ban Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 13) Nay
Feb. 6, 2008 LB 39 Restricting Petition Circulation Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14) Nay
Jan. 15, 2008 LB 253 Repealing Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 25) Yea
May 31, 2007 LB 653 Standard Academic Testing Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 13) Nay
May 30, 2007 LB 551 Sports Arena and Convention Center Funding Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9) Yea
May 24, 2007 LB 641 School Property Tax and Learning Communities Bill Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14) Yea
May 16, 2007 LB 367 Tax Credits and Reductions Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 2) Yea
March 20, 2007 LB 476 Elimination of the Death Penalty Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 25) Nay
Jan. 12, 2007 LB 367 Tax Credits and Reductions Senate Co-sponsor
April 13, 2006 LB 1024 School Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16) Yea
April 13, 2006 LB 239 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18) Nay
April 13, 2006 LB 239 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 16) Nay
April 12, 2006 LR 449 Impeachment of C. David Hergert Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 22) Nay
April 6, 2006 AM 3142 Redistricting of Omaha Public Schools Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 6) Yea
April 5, 2006 LB 1060 2005-2007 Biennium Budget Veto Override Failed - Senate (14 - 24) Nay
April 3, 2006 LB 188 Campaign Finance Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10) Nay
March 30, 2006 LB 454 Concealed Handgun Permit Act Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12) Yea
March 28, 2006 LB 1060 2005-2007 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 7) Yea
Jan. 13, 2006 LB 454 Concealed Handgun Permit Act Senate Co-sponsor

Profession: Rancher, Sunny Slope Ranch

Education:
BS, Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1988

Political Experience:
Senator, United States Senate, 2012-present Senator, Nebraska State Senate, 2004-2012 Former Member, Board of Education, Valentine Rural High School, 1999-2004 Former Member, Board of Education, Cherry County School District 5

Professional Experience:
Rancher, Sunny Slope Ranch, 1972-present

Non Legislative Committees:
Commissioner, Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education, 2000-2004 Former Member, Cherry County Visitor Promotion Committee Former Member, Governor's Agricultural Advisory Council Former Member, Governor's LB 806 Task Force Former Member, Nebraska Judicial Nominating Commission Former Member, Nebraska School Finance Review Committee

Current Legislative Committees:
Armed Services, Member Commerce, Science and Transportation, Member Environment and Public Works, Member Indian Affairs, Member Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Member Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Member Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Member Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion, Member Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, Member Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Member Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Member Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, Member Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Member Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Member Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, Member

Organization:
Member, Goals 2000 State Panel, 2000 Kellogg Fellow, Resources for the Future, National Center for Food and Policy Research, 1991 Fellow, LEAD VIII, Nebraska Leadership Program, 1988-1990 Member, Agbuilders of Nebraska Member, American Legion Auxiliary Member, Cherry County Hospital Auxiliary Life Member, Gamma Phi Beta Member, Public Affairs Committee, National Cattlemen's Beef Association Member, Nebraska Cattlemen Member, Nebraska Cattlewomen Member, Nebraska Farm Bureau Lifetime Member, Alumni Association, Nebraska Leadership Education Action Development (Nebraska LEAD) Member, Philanthropic and Educational Organization for Women Member, Sandhills Area Foundation Member, Sandhills Cattle Association Member, Society for Range Management Lifetime Member, Alumni Association, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Member, Cather Circle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lifetime Member, Chancellor's Club, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Former Leader, 4-H Club Former President, Class VI Regional High School Association Former Member, Executive Committee, Class VI Regional High School Association Former Leader, Cub Scouts Former Regional Board Member, Federal Land Bank Association Former Member, National Nominating Committee, National School Boards Association Former Member, Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council Former President, Board of Directors, Nebraska Association of School Boards Former Member, Chancellor's Committee of Visitors, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Former Member, President's Advisory Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Former Member, Board of Directors, Valentine Area Arts Council Former Member, Valentine Rural High School Board of Education Former President, Valentine Rural High School Foundation

Awards and Publications:
"Lifetime Achievement Award", Nebraska Association of School Boards, 1999 "Outstanding Board Member Award", Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association, 1999

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