Weekly Senator Update Reminding District 17 Residents To Remain Patient, Congressman Smith Statement Attached  

WAYNE – So many changes have taken place to lifestyles throughout Nebraska and across the U.S. which has resulted in harm to our economy, our agricultural goals and challenges to daily work and family life.

According to a weekly release from Senator Joni Albrecht (District 17), President Trump announced his three-part plan for Re-opening America last week. True to the 10th Amendment and common sense, the President provided the outline of a plan while recognizing the importance of placing leadership for the reopening with governors who know their states.

Thursday also marks day 14 of the governor’s 21-day Stay Home and Stay Healthy request for Nebraska residents. For updates on the national numbers, go to https://www.cdc.gov/covid19  click on CASES in the US.

Senator Albrecht also provided an update about Nebraska’s federal delegation in Washington, D.C. continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation with an eye towards its impact on individuals, businesses and agricultural operations in Nebraska.

Congressman Smith Statement

The recently passed CARES Act included stimulus checks for most Americans, as well as emergency funding for businesses and replenished funding of the Commodity Credit Corporation for agricultural producers. Stimulus checks have been received by millions of Americans and thanks to the efficient work of Nebraska bankers, Nebraska has been the number one recipient of small business funds made available by the CARES Act. The program ran out of funds last week, but members of Congress, the Senate and the White House are working for additional funding to help businesses stay at the ready for reopening.

For more information about the USDA authority under the CARES Act, go to www.USDA.gov and/or www.farmer.gov. To see the declaration regarding the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, go online to: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/expanded-emergency-declaration-under-49-cfr-ss-39023-no-2020-002-relating-covid-19

Also, remember the deadline for sending in your request for absentee ballots is May 1 and the Nebraska Primary is May 12.

Contact Senator Albrecht with your thoughts, ideas, concerns or suggestions by emailing jalbrecht@leg.ne.gov or by calling her office at 402-471-2716.