Johanns optimistic deal will be made on fiscal cliff

November 15th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns says not addressing the fiscal cliff would be a “failure of Congress.” In a conference call with reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday, Johanns said he’s optimistic that won’t happen.

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Johanns: Payroll tax cut “messes around” with Social Security

December 8th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns says he can’t support extending the payroll tax cut if it “messes around” with Social Security. Meanwhile, Congress hasn’t made much progress finding a compromise.

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Will the Missouri’s levees hold for another wet season?

October 21st, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Some U.S. Senators are wondering what will happen if the Midwest sees a lot of rain next spring… or even just a little more than normal.

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Senate takes on trade, jobs

October 14th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Senate focused on creating jobs at the Capitol this week. They turned down a deal the President said would create almost two million jobs, but others said would be ineffective. And they passed trade agreements some say will create thousands of jobs and others say will outsource jobs.

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Obama’s deficit plan draws lukewarm response from Nebraska

September 23rd, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – President Barack Obama’s deficit plan was front and center at the U.S. Capitol this week, and drew a lukewarm response from Nebraska’s Senators.

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Nebraska’s response to Obama jobs speech

September 8th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, (D-NE) responded to President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress Thursday night with a lukewarm statement.

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