U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced her intentions to seek re-election to the United States Senate on Wednesday morning. Surrounded by long-time supporters and several high-ranking community leaders and elected officials at the Nebraska State Capitol, Senator Fischer made it official. A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer is the senior senator from Nebraska. Senator Fischer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2012, becoming the first Nebraska woman elected to a full term and the first Nebraska state senator elected directly after service in the state legislature. Six years later, in November 2018, Nebraskans voted overwhelmingly to send her back to the U.S. Senate for a second term.
As a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, she is committed to defending against growing threats to our homeland and our allies. Senator Fischer recently joined the Appropriations Committee, which helps shape the federal government’s spending policies. As a member of the Commerce Committee, Senator Fischer continues to lead on issues related to our nation’s infrastructure.
Senator Fischer also sits on the Agriculture Committee.