President Donald Trump lifted federal protections Thursday for some of the nation’s millions of miles of streams and wetlands, completing one of the administration's most far-reaching environmental rollbacks.
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Sen. Ben Sasse, who has been critical of President Donald Trump, has been endorsed by the president in his bid for reelection, though Trump could always retract that endorsement if Sasse upset him during the impeachment trial. Sen. Joni Ernst, seeking reelection in a purple state, says she's not worried about Democrats making her impeachment vote an issue: “I don’t think constituents in Iowa are watching it now, honest to goodness.”
Former Nebraska Sens. Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey say the Trump administration has stonewalled Congress on documents and witnesses for Trump's impeachment trial in ways that President Bill Clinton's did not.
Rep. Don Bacon said he would look at the GAO report, but questioned how the law could have been broken when the aid was only temporarily frozen and was ultimately provided before the date required.
The new trade deal with China "should mean a return to levels of trade seen prior to the dispute, plus some,” according to a preliminary analysis by the Nebraska Farm Bueau. But the report also cites uncertainty around whether those amounts will be met.
The House voted 228-193 Wednesday — mostly along party lines — to send the articles to the Senate and approve seven House prosecutors to present the case. Iowa and Nebraska House members stuck to their respective sides of the aisle with Democrats voting to send the articles and Republicans opposing.
The White House has objected to that legislation as overly burdensome for the federal agencies involved, but critics say those agencies have been dragging their feet in dealing with the problem.
Originally published in the Omaha World-Herald Oct. 2, 2003.
Nebraska's all-Republican delegation on Thursday denounced a House resolution limiting President Donald Trump's war powers. House Democrats said they want to prevent an impulsive president from marching the country into yet another war.
"Dark patterns" — the many ways in which people can be tricked online — should be addressed, an NU law professor testified Wednesday, but lawmakers should be wary of stifling legitimate, productive uses of new technology.