Nebraska's congressmen meet for Legislative Summit

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August 16, 2011

Nebraska

OMAHA, Nebraska: Nebraska's congressional delegation met at the Nebraska Legislative Summit which was held at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland. Business leaders got a chance to talk about debated issues in Washington, including the federal budget deficit. The deficit is expected to breach $1 trillion this year and both Democrats and Republicans agree that things need to change to get the federal budget back on track.[1]

Democratic Senator, Ben Nelson said, "We need to meet our challenges in a non-partisan way, putting this nation ahead of partisan agendas and the needs of the American people ahead of political parties and special interests. That's what we've done in Nebraska and that's what needs to be done in Washington." In line with Nelson's remarks, Republican Senator Mike Johanns stated, "We have to head in a better direction. We cannot sustain trillion dollar deficit forever and we're going to all have to give and take to get there."[1]

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