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Two Nebraska county GOP organizations censure Sen. Deb Fischer for infrastructure vote

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The Dawes and Sheridan County Republican parties in northwestern Nebraska's Panhandle voted to censure Republican Sen. Deb Fischer for her vote to enact the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

The two party organizations met in a joint session in Rushville in October and voted 23-2 to censure the senator.

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"This vote was taken after (an earlier meeting in September) that included a conference call with Senator Fischer and her explanation of why she voted for this bill," the county organizations stated in a news release.

Fischer was one of 19 Senate Republicans who voted for the bill that was approved by the Senate on a 69-30 vote.

The bill, proposed by the Biden administration, included $2.5 billion in federal funding for Nebraska roads and bridges.

In Dawes County, 61.1% of the 5,324 registered voters are Republicans, according to the Nebraska Secretary of State's office. In Sheridan County, that figure is 72.1% of 3,641 registered voters.

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