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Janurary 2, 2013 Terry Statement on House Vote on Biden-McConnell Fiscal Cliff Deal WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) released the following statement on the Biden–McConnell Fiscal Cliff deal, which passed...

Terry Announces Military Academy Nominees

Jan 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) has selected 14 students to receive nomination to America’s military academies.

“This is a tremendous honor for these young men and women. As always, I was impressed with the high caliber of the applicants.  Nominees must demonstrate impressive leadership, dedication, and integrity.  I commend them for their desire to serve our country,” Terry said.

The following students received nominations:

Jordan Cassalia received nominations to the United States Military Academy.  Jordan is the daughter of Greg and Patty Cassalia of Omaha, NE and attends Millard West High School.

Abigail Culp received nominations to the United Sta...

Terry Statement on Nebraska Keystone Reroute Report

Jan 04, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) released the following statement today in response to Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality (NEDQ) delivering the Final Evaluation Report on the Keystone Nebraska Reroute to Governor Dave Heineman:

“I am pleased the final evaluation report from NDEQ on the Keystone reroute was prepared and presented to Governor Heineman in a timely and efficient manner.  The entire process conducted within the state of Nebraska has been handled effectively through transparency and public opinion.  I am confident the Governor will make an unbiased and fair decision based on the facts presented to him.”

According to state law, the Governor has up to 30 days to review the report and ...

Terry Applauds Land Acquisition for Eastern Nebraska VA Cemetery

Dec 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) released the following statement regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acquisition of a 236-acre site located at the northeast corner of South 144th Street (Highway 50) and Schram Road in Sarpy County for the development of the future Eastern Nebraska VA national cemetery:

“Providing a final resting place for our area veterans has been a priority of mine for a number of years and I am pleased that the Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized its purchase of the land for a national veteran’s cemetery in Eastern Nebraska.  Our veterans and their families deserve a final honorable resting place close to home and I look forward to watching the cemetery become a reality.”


Terry Delivers Remarks on Local Community Radio Act at FCC Meeting

Nov 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lee Terry (NE-2) today had the privilege of speaking at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) open commission meeting in support of the Local Community Radio Act (PL No. 111-371), which was authored by Congressman Terry and Congressman Michael Doyle, and signed into law on January 4, 2011.

“Our local radio voice just got a little louder today as the FCC finalized the rules for my Local Community Radio Act.  Non-profit groups throughout the country will now have the opportunity to obtain low-power FM licenses,” stated Terry. “Places like North Omaha and, in particular, people like local radio personality William King and Tim Clark, with Love’s Jazz and Art Cen...

Terry Selected As Subcommittee Chairman of Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade

Nov 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) today was selected as the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.

“I am honored to be named the new Subcommittee Chairman of Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade for the 113th Congress.  I am looking forward to working closer with my friend, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, and all of my subcommittee colleagues” stated Terry. “CMT has jurisdiction over many consumer issues and regulations which affect every American on a daily basis.  I will take my subcommittee chairmanship seriously and work hard to improve lives, promote safety and support job-creating trade agre...

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Our Nation's Budget


"Yesterday, Mr. Obama's chief economic adviser, Gene Sperling, reported that the President wants a new "global minimum tax." Mr. Sperling said the new tax is necessary "so that people have the assurance that nobody is escaping doing their fair share as part of a race to the bottom or having our tax code actually subsidize and facilitate people moving their funds to tax havens." *Wall Street Journal, February 15th, 2012

     In February, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Again, this document is short on spending reductions and long on raising taxes on American families. He proposes adding over $1.3 Trillion to our national debt, and increasing taxes by close to $2 Trillion. This means that over the last four years, these four budgets would have added over $6 Trillion to our national debt. This is not the right way to bring spending under control and returning fiscal sanity to our nation.

      Our country is in the middle of an economic crisis and the President's budget does nothing to help solve this problem. In fact, it may even lead to more problems down the road. Growing the federal government, adding to our national debt, refusing to cut spending and increasing taxes on the American people, is irresponsible and backwards. We need to give small businesses and families the opportunity to flourish, not to be burdened with high taxes. I can assure you that I will fight for spending cuts so our country can get back on track.