Resolution in Support of Governor Ricketts

Whereas, in 2014, Governor Pete Ricketts and Lt. Governor Mike Foley ran on a platform of growing Nebraska, providing tax relief, and making state government more efficient; and

Whereas, Governor Ricketts has worked to cut the growth of state spending by over 90 percent; and

Whereas, Governor Ricketts worked to increase the property tax relief credit fund almost 45 percent to its largest amount in history, providing over $840 million in property tax relief while in office; and

Whereas, Governor Ricketts and Lt. Governor Foley worked together with the Unicameral to pass the first pro-life bill in 5 years and are committed to preserving the dignity of life; and

Whereas, Governor Ricketts has tirelessly worked to bring new companies, including Facebook and Costco, to Nebraska and encouraged new investments from major companies like Kawasaki, Cargill, and Yahoo!; and

Whereas, Governor Ricketts has been a constant advocate for Republican taxpayers and their principles; therefore, be it

Resolved, the Sarpy County Republican Party congratulates and expresses its gratitude to Governor Ricketts for his efforts to grow Nebraska and control the growth of government, and strongly supports the re-election of Governor Ricketts and Lt. Governor Foley.


Resolution In support of U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

Whereas, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, in 2012, ran on a platform of promoting strong conservative principles; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer has kept her promises to vote to repeal and replace ObamaCare, pushed back on regulatory overreach, opposed tax increases, supported a balanced budget amendment, protected the Second Amendment, and defended the unborn; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer has worked to neutralize cyber threats, voted for stronger sanctions on North Korea, and opposed the bad Iran deal; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee which oversees STRATCOM, has ensured that our military has the needed resources to keep our country safe and has helped obtain needed funding for a new runway at Offutt while protecting priorities for STRATCOM in each annual defense bill; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer was instrumental in advancing critical legislation in the Senate, which was signed into law, allowing the Omaha VA to move forward with an innovative, new public-private partnership model; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer helped write the last 5-year highway bill with $1.5 billion for Nebraska roads, offering proposals to cut red tape and finance road construction without raising taxes; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer has enabled Nebraskans to directly shape policy and voice their priorities by bringing Washington to Nebraska through four U.S. Senate committee field hearings in the state, as well as coordinating visits to Nebraska for two U.S. Secretaries of Transportation, the Secretary of Agriculture, and two Federal Communications Commissioners, and

Whereas, Senator Fischer has been a champion for Nebraska agriculture, helping to open new markets in Israel for Nebraska beef and fighting for fair trade deals for Nebraska producers; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer led the fight against the Waters of the U.S. rule, which expanded federal control into local waterways like ponds and farm ditches, potentially driving up costs for all families and our state’s agriculture producers; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer has worked to expand the market for biofuels, protected crop insurance, and pushed back on harmful EPA on-farm fuel storage tank rules to support our farmers and ranchers; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer serves on the critical Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and chairs the subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security and will be fighting to give Nebraskans a voice as the Senate writes the new Farm Bill this year, and

Whereas, Senator Fischer has been endorsed by more than 1,000 Nebraskans across the state, the Nebraska Federation of Young Republicans, the Nebraska Farm Bureau, and the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List; and

Whereas, Senator Fischer has been a relentless fighter in the U.S. Senate for Nebraska values; now therefore, be it

Resolved, the Sarpy County Republican Party congratulates and expresses its gratitude to Senator Fischer for her leadership and strongly supports her re-election.


Resolution in Support of Congressman Don Bacon

Whereas, U.S. Representative Don Bacon, in 2016, ran on a platform of promoting liberty, security, prosperity, and strong conservative principles; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon has kept his promises to vote to repeal and replace ACA, reduce regulations, cut taxes, support our men and women in uniform, protect the Second Amendment, and defend the unborn; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon possesses vast geopolitical knowledge and experience due to his background as a Brigadier General and 30-year veteran of the United States Sir Force, voted for stronger sanctions on foreign threats, and supports Israel as our strongest ally in the middle East; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee and House Homeland Security Committee, was the only Freshman to serve on the NDAA Conference Committee authorizing the most funding for the military in a decade and has been an active proponent of increasing military readiness; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon has collected more co-sponsors on his bills in 10 months than his predecessor did in a full term, and has garnered bipartisan support to pass major legislation for the families of our fallen men and women in uniform; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon has hosted foreign ambassadors and dignitaries in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, and has hosted several House Committee Chairmen in the district; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon has promoted Nebraska agriculture as a member serving on the House Agricultural Committee, and has extensively traveled the state’s rural areas to better understand agricultural issues; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon is a member of the House Climate Solutions Caucus to promote the renewable energy sources that account for a third of his district’s electricity production; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon has spent virtually every day of congressional recess traveling the district and interacting with the community, or visiting troops in the Middle East, or participating in delegations to our allies overseas; and

Whereas, Rep. Bacon has created a powerful and energetic youth movement in the district’s politics, helping form some of the Republican Party’s leaders of the future; therefore be it

Resolved, the Sarpy County Republican Party acknowledges and takes pride in the principled conservative leadership of Congressman Don Bacon, and strongly supports his re-election in 2018.