There's nothing wrong in America that can't be fixed by what's right in America.
I'm proud to be able to represent Bellevue and the Offutt and StratCom communities.
Based on my experience, I believe that Ben Sasse has the right policy background, a notable commitment to public service - and, perhaps most importantly, the courage - to help renew our country.
The consequence of shutting down the government was not healthy.
The tax code is weighted toward the ultra-wealthy and ultra-wealthy corporations and has created an offshore aristocracy of people who can afford to hire an army of accountants and lawyers. This shifts the tax burden to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and others.
I don't fund county roads.
Shifting loyalties in the Middle East make it difficult to vet supposed moderate groups.
I would like to see Donald Trump lay out specifics on an economic agenda that are realistic, that are small-business focused.
With the consent of the people, I will seek to continue service in Congress for the well-being of our state and our nation.
Fiscal discipline can turn the economy around.
Some states like Nebraska have thus far responsibly managed their budgets, even in tough times, and I could not ask Nebraskans to pay for poor governance elsewhere.
Iraqis must fight for their own country.
The House of Representatives should not be locked down by the decided play of a few in leadership.
People can transcend and overcome their differences and be very easily bonded.
By keeping your eye on the ultimate goal, you lean into the mess and try to make the outcome a little better.
I thought incorporating Columbus and Platte County into the 1st District was a good idea.
Considering community support and cost-benefit analysis, I have supported earmarks for projects of high public purpose involving such areas as higher education, alternative energy, transportation, medical research and military infrastructure.
You cannot classify a whole group of people based upon their religion and determine their intent. That's not fair. It's not American.
Christianity in the Middle East is shattered. The ancient faith tradition lies beaten, broken, and dying.
Congress must demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
There is a need for a vision that's compelling and uplifting, especially in a time when people are worried. At the same time, in this era, hard work and lofty rhetoric are not going to compel you to the presidency.
I wanted the opportunity to play for Tom Osborne. Here we are in the locker room at half-time, gathering around Coach Osborne. It grows quiet, and I'll never forget what he said. He said, 'Let's get this over with.'
We need to reinstate the idea of federalism.
What if we thought of health and security in retirement as one basket?
It is my belief there is too much concentration of power and spending in Washington.
Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is a scourge for humanity, and America must project its values and protect vulnerable persons.
Christians, Yezidis, and other religious minorities have every right to remain in their ancestral homelands.
I reserve the right to survey the national political landscape for candidates at all levels who reflect a proper understanding of our national security, economic security, and family security - the ideals of social conservation, the heart and strength of our country.
From all indications, the Offutt runway replacement is not a matter of 'if.' It is a matter of 'when.'
We need a new health care architecture that will reduce costs, improve outcomes, and protect vulnerable persons.
We must continue to foster relevant and constructive dialogue among Israeli and Palestinian communities.
Respect and a gentlemanly character - those are marks of a Nebraskan.
My degree in theology was an important part of my formation.
What Trump has done is tap into a deep-seated anxiety about where the country is headed. There is an anxiety that is real and sincere. Many people feel helpless.
While the agreement provides a level of constraint on Iran's nuclear weapons program, it confers legitimacy on their nuclear threshold status, an unprecedented shift for a country with so many entanglements.
You want stability in the world, you have to start with values.
The high-flying rhetoric of 'Making America Great Again' frankly appeals to me. It appeals to many people. But you've got to back that up with substance, and you've got to quit offending people who may not agree with you.
So many young people are coming out of a generation that has experienced deep woundedness and brokenness, and they are full of life. They are eager to engage. They care about community, and they care about one another.
Communities are suffering, children are suffering, and our immigration policy appears in disarray.
I used to be on the Lincoln City Council. You learn that there's never enough money for all of the police officers and fire-fighting apparatus you'd like to have.
If one group of people can exterminate another in the name of so-called religion, the world has no hope.
We need to stop this overspending. We need to start turning this battleship in the right direction. And we all have to share in the sacrifice.
The promise of peace seems very far away, but you keep working steadily with good and uplifting attitudes, and that's sometimes tough in the environment we're in.
My responsibility is to make judgments about hard, complex issues that I believe to be right.
We want a faithful Catholic businessman not to have to provide a service he finds unethical.
The responsible use of earmarks can have public benefits.
To simply demand that Assad go, and create a vacuum, could make the circumstances worse. To 'protect' Assad and his brutality is unconscionable. So you have to have a transition period here.
The strong arm of government should not force Americans to buy health-care products that they have reasoned objections to.
Donald Trump has not yet earned my vote. And I'm not simply going to say 'never', because I do not want to empower Hillary Clinton.
I belong to the political party that generally fits my philosophical beliefs, but I reserve the right to vote my conscience after careful deliberation. My voting record reflects this.