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Gov. Ricketts and Nebraska Ag Director Congratulate Senator Fischer on Appointment to Senate Ag Committee

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman congratulated U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska on being appointed to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.

“Congratulations to U.S. Senator Deb Fischer on being selected to serve on the Senate Ag Committee,” said Governor Ricketts.  “This is a critical time in agriculture as the Farm Bill debate begins.  Senator Fischer will play an important role in helping ensure the interests of Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers are heard in Washington.”

“I’m pleased to hear Senator Fischer joined the Senate Agriculture Committee,” said NDA Director Wellman.  “The committee’s role in agriculture and nutrition is extremely important to Nebraska.  The Senator’s presence will provide an important voice for our state.”

Senator Fischer also serves on the following Senate Committees:  Armed Services Committee; Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Committee on Environment and Public Works; Committee on Rules and Administration; and the Special Committee on Aging.