Nebraska representatives and senators in Washington, D.C. continually debate and vote on bills and resolutions pertaining to many issues of importance to fiscal conservatives. The Congressional Quarterly, newspapers, periodicals, and Internet websites record the votes of these elected officials. We believe our membership and the public are entitled to examine these voting records, in order to form educated opinions about their Capitol Hill representatives. Too many reps and senators go to great lengths to hide their voting records from their constituents by making excuses and shading the truth about their positions on legislation. These officials rely on their constituents not discovering roll call votes and their consequences. Our project instructs our members how to monitor voting records and lobby their Capitol Hill officials.
Diligently keep current on congressman positions and votes.
Note positions and votes especially on current, controversial issues.
Use these positions and votes as a basis upon which to write your opinion/criticism to your rep or senator or to request clarification or additional information from him.
Thank officeholders for their efforts and conservative votes.
Read periodic bulletins sent to NTF by the National Taxpayers Union, based in Washington, D.C. These bulletins, plus bulletins that we download from the Internet and our own research, annotate important bills and resolutions currently pending in the House and Senate.
Use “How to Write Your Congressman” and other NTF outlines to lobby your senators and representatives.
CONGRESSMAN FORTENBERRY 2014 VOTING RECORD
NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM: CONGRESS WATCH BULLETIN. THE VOTING RECORD OF YOUR CONGRESSMAN: 2014. CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY 1st DISTRICT: NEBRASKA 113th CONGRESS, 2nd session NTF voting score: 83% Taxes. HR 4: To redefine full-time employee for purposes of employers providing health care coverage under Obama Care from 30 to 40 hrs. per week. Employers can […] Read more »
CONGRESSMAN SMITH 2014 VOTING RECORD
NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM: CONGRESS WATCH BULLETIN. THE VOTING RECORD OF YOUR CONGRESSMAN: 2014. CONGRESSMAN ADRIAN SMITH 3rd DISTRICT: NEBRASKA 113th CONGRESS, 2nd session NTF voting score: 96% Taxes. HR 4: To redefine full-time employee for purposes of employers providing health care coverage under Obama Care from 30 to 40 hrs. per week. Employers can […] Read more »
NEBRASKA SENATORS 2014 VOTING RECORDS
NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM: CONGRESS WATCH BULLETIN. THE VOTING RECORD OF YOUR SENATORS: 2014 113th CONGRESS, 2nd Session Sen. Mike Johanns NTF voting scores during this session: 80% Sen. Deb Fischer NTF voting scores during this session: 95% Taxes. S. 2569: Amend IRS code to grant business tax credit for up to 20% of expenses incurred […] Read more »
CONGRESSMAN TERRY 2014 VOTING RECORD
NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM: CONGRESS WATCH BULLETIN. THE VOTING RECORD OF YOUR CONGRESSMAN: 2014. CONGRESSMAN LEE TERRY 2nd DISTRICT: NEBRASKA 113th CONGRESS, 2nd session NTF voting score: 96 % Taxes. HR 4: To redefine full-time employee for purposes of employers providing health care coverage under Obama Care from 30 to 40 hrs. per week. Employers […] Read more »
REPEAL THE FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
Cong122.doc. 4-15. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: REPEAL THE FEDERAL ESTATE TAX. BACKGROUND. Conservatives and conservative congressmen have fought long and hard to repeal the federal estate tax, commonly called the death tax. Congress enacted this tax 3 times to pay for wars and then speedily repealed it but reinstated it in 1916 to […] Read more »
NE CONGRESSIONAL CONTACT INFO
Congressman Brad Ashford House of Representatives 107 Cannon Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-4155 Fax: 202-226-5452 Website: https://ashford.house.gov OMAHA 7126 Pacific Street Omaha, NE 68106 402-916-5678 Congressman Jeff Fortenberry House of Representatives 1514 Longworth Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515-2701 202-225-4806 Fax: 202-225-5686 Website: http://fortenberry.house.gov LINCOLN 301 South 13 St. #100 Lincoln, NE 68508 402-438-1598 Fax: 402-438-1604 NORFOLK […] Read more »
CONSERVATIVE SEN. EFFORTS ON OBAMA CARE
NTF issue paper: cong90.doc. 2-15. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: CONSERVATIVE SENATE EFFORTS TO REPEAL OBAMA CARE. BACKGROUND. Conservative senators are sponsoring bills to repeal parts of socialist Obama Care. The Senate consensus is that it is easier to dismantle Obama Care in pieces rather than attempt to repeal it entirely in one bill. […] Read more »
END CONGRESSIONAL PENSIONS
NTF issue paper: cong67.doc. 1-15. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: END CONGRESSIONAL PENSIONS. BACKGROUND. Conservative Cong. Ron DeSantis (Fla.) has introduced HR 584, the End Pensions in Congress Act. This legislation would end pensions for all future congressmen and those presently serving but not yet vested in the congressional retirement plan. DeSantis himself refused […] Read more »
BRAD ASHFORD: BAAAAD FOR CONGRESS
Ashfordb1.doc. 9-14. A worksheet by Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom If you like high taxes, runaway spending, and lots of strangling government regulations, then Brad Ashford is your candidate for Congress. If you think illegal aliens have a right to crowd our schools, burden our welfare system, take our jobs, murder our fellow Nebraskans, and continue […] Read more »
Urge Your Congressman and Senators
Urge your congressman and senators to press forward on the following congressional reforms: Congressmen must purchase their own retirement plans, like the rest of us. Congressmen no longer can vote themselves a pay raise. Their pay increases by the lower of the CPI or 3% annually. Congress loses its current cushy health care system and […] Read more »
RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE A BAD IDEA
NTF Issue Paper: cong113.doc. 1-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE A BAD IDEA. BACKGROUND. Leftist Sen. Tom Harkin (IA.) in his S. 460 bill proposes to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 from $7.25 per hour, the wage since 2009. The Democrat Party platform supports this or a similar plan, […] Read more »
And you thought Canada was more progressive?
Do you think other nations don’t watch the US? I shudder to think what our enemies think of us. Pretty soon the interest payments on our national debt will fund the entire Chinese military. Well, don’t take my word for it. Watch this video of Pierre Poilievre, a Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, Canada, as […] Read more »
PASS THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT
NTF Issue Paper: balancedbudget2.doc. 8-11. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: PASS THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. BACKGROUND. In 1995, a Balanced Budget Amendment passed the House but failed to pass in the Senate by 1 vote. The U.S. national debt has reached over a massive $14.3 trillion, and our national deficit teeters at $1.65 trillion. […] Read more »
Support Veterans' Benefits for Business Startups
Contact your congressman to support Cong. Fortenberry's legislation to allow veterans to cash in their educational benefits for funds to start up small businesses, as many returning soldiers would rather use skills already learned than attend college. Only a third of vets use their benefits to attend college. This legislation will spur job creation and […] Read more »
Oppose Tax on Employer-based Benefits
Contact your congressman today to oppose the Obama effort to tax employer-based health benefits. Employer-based plans bring help to many employees during health crises, and this system has worked effectively for a long time for American workers. This Obama ruse seeks to push workers into ObamaCare. Call Cong. Lee Terry at 402-397-9944, Cong. Jeff Fortenberry […] Read more »