For most Americans, Aug. 3 was a normal Tuesday, but for Yazidi-American Wisam Saado, it's a reminder of how precious life is.
Lincoln is home to the largest community of Yazidis living in America now.
It will provide $250 million over five years to expand "people to people" Israeli and Palestinian grassroots programs that generate peace and reconciliation while also helping bolster Palestinian economic development.
If full funding ultimately is acquired, that would signal the end of a long quest for a USDA presence at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Other projects on Fortenberry's list are $40 million in federal funding for expansion of agricultural research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and $750,000 for the Arbor Day Foundation's community forestry program.
But the tone of their answers pointed to a desire to move on.
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming faces ouster from a Republican House leadership role following criticism of former President Donald Trump.
The soldiers are members of the Nebraska National Guard's 67th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.
“Our earlier bipartisan emergency measures to turn the corner on this harsh pandemic should not become an excuse for a hostile takeover by the federal government of every aspect of American life,” Rep. Jeff Fortenberry said.
The Lincoln congressman wanted to test how long it would take Capitol Police to respond to his emergency duress office button.
Lincoln Airport Executive Director David Haring estimates the total value of leasing and capital upgrades at the airport will land in the $30 million to $35 million range.
The Lincoln chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby works hard -- and respectfully -- to educate the public and pass legislation to slow climate change via a tax on carbon emissions returned to taxpayers as a dividend.
How long will the honeymoon last?
Attendees marched from the state Capitol to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Newman Center during the event, which marked the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
The mob that broke into the U.S. Capitol spent hours roaming the building, including Statuary Hall where a bronze statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear was installed in 2019.
“The decision by the Speaker to impeach a week prior to the inauguration will only exacerbate the divide we have and further inflame the passions,” Don Bacon said in a statement. “We need to put cold water on the fire, not more fuel.”
Fortenberry asked whether seeking political retribution would calm violence and division in the country: “We can keep canceling one another, hurting one another, hating one another, or we can stop.”
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., says Trump's legal team hasn't proven election fraud. She will oppose the effort in Congress to overturn Biden's win.
The Republican congressman said he would have voted against enactment of legislation that would provide new $2,000 pandemic relief checks for most Americans instead of an earlier $600 authorization.
The federal appropriations package for 2021 includes $11.2 million in funding for planning and design of the facility on Innovation Campus.
"The Electoral College has voted and affirmed Vice President Biden's victory," the Lincoln congressman said, "... and I wish President-elect Biden the best as he assumes the awesome responsibility of governing our great nation."
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has gathered the signatures of 240 House co-sponsors for a bill to speed and expand access to critical and promising therapies for ALS patients while streamlining the drug review process.