Born and raised in Nebraska, Deb Fischer has consistently worked to improve the lives of her neighbors. A rancher, she is deeply connected to her state’s agricultural community. And as a former commissioner on the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education and former board president of the Nebraska Association of School Boards, Deb is equally committed to improving education for every child.
Deb’s exceptional leadership and natural ability to work with others to achieve common goals have been the hallmarks of her career - including in the Nebraska legislature where a colleague from another party once called her “one of the most talented and effective senators in the body, maybe in the history of the body.” With her stellar reputation, it’s no surprise Deb was the first woman to be elected to a full term as U.S. Senator from the Cornhusker state.
As a Senator, she works tirelessly to defend our nation and knock down bureaucracy and regulations that hurt middle-class families. Deb’s first term has been defined by her leadership on issues like transportation, keeping our military strong, and working to make our economy work for women.
You’ll find Deb on the ballot for reelection in Nebraska this November.
While the U.S. Senate is not known as a fast-moving legislative body, Deb has not slowed down one bit since taking office in 2013. She has introduced 89 pieces of legislation, 20 of which have passed the U.S. Senate and 4 of which have become law.
The safety and security of the United States is Deb’s number one priority. She is the Chairwoman of the Armed Service Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, the subcommittee that oversees missile defense – including our nuclear arsenal. Deb has also fought to make sure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to keep America safe by supporting key parts of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, including those that gave our military members their largest raise in 8 years.
Deb wants to see women succeed in the workplace. In the Senate, she has worked with other conservative women to sponsor the Workplace Advancement Act – a bill that would ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work by allowing employees to talk openly about their salaries without fear of retaliation by their employers. Deb has also reached across the aisle to draft and promote the Strong Families Act which would encourage employers to offer paid leave to their employees.