Today is Omaha Gives! day.
And Leavenworth St. asks that you consider giving to our favorite charity, the Kamie K. Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation. To help you learn a little about it, here is a video that tells Angie’s story…
To give directly, click here, which will take you to the Omaha Gives! page for the Hereditary Cancer Foundation.
You’ve been getting Leavenworth St. free for all these years, how about you kick in a few shekels for a good cause, eh?
Next, here’s the Facebook LIVE version of Kara Eastman’s Congressional candidacy announcement in the Old Market:
And no, she does not have a specific plan on how to fix the AHCA or bring jobs to low-income Omahans.
Bacon takes the floor
Here is Don Bacon on the floor of the House of Representatives, talking about National Foster Care Month:
Today, I have the honor of being shadowed for the day by Kimberly Grosse of Omaha, NE. Kimberly was in foster care for 8 years. Starting off in a group home, she was later placed at Boys Town where she graduated high school. Kimberly currently works as a Communications Specialist dispatching Medical EMS helicopters. She also volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for kids currently in the foster care system. Kimberly, like so many other alumni of the system, pay it forward with their dedicated support. She is a shining example of determination and perseverance in all aspects of her life. I know that this young lady has an extremely bright future ahead.
Fischer keeping it local
And finally U.S. Senator Deb Fischer on the floor of the Senate, speaking about transportation and infrastructure:
Of note, she says,
“Furthermore, (U.S. Transportation) Secretary Elaine Chao explained that the administration ‘will not specify any list of projects’ in an infrastructure plan.
“States know their transportation needs best, not the federal government.
“The larger the role states have from start to finish in developing their own infrastructure, the more they can direct funding to the projects that truly affect their citizens.”
And on that note…
“Greater flexibility, improved collaboration, and more autonomy can help states begin and complete their vital infrastructure projects in less time with lower costs.
“The Build USA Infrastructure Act would let them do that through state remittance agreements.
“This legislation would offer states more flexibility and control of infrastructure funding by establishing a new partnership between them and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration.
“Under this arrangement, states are permitted to enter into voluntary “remittance agreements,” whereby they can remit 10 percent of their federal-aid highway dollars in exchange for state purview over the design, permitting, and construction aspects of federal-aid highway projects.
“The state-remitted money to the Federal Highway Administration would be deposited into the HTF to help further address its growing deficit.
“It would give states breathing room as they work to bring in projects on-time and on-budget.”