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Deb FischerREPRepublican United States Senator
71
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
NEResidence (state)

Debra Lynelle Fischer (née Strobel; born March 1, 1951) is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator from Nebraska, a seat she has held since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, Fischer was the first woman elected to a full term as a U.S. senator from Nebraska, and previously served in the Nebraska Legislature, representing the 43rd district for two terms from 2005 to 2013.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$6,389,119
Total Raised
$5,988,114
Total Spent
$511,617
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Leadership PACs$495,632
46%
Insurance$231,574
44%
Securities & Investment$222,022
43%
Lawyers/Law Firms$214,473
43%
Lobbyists$213,189
42%
Telecom Services$210,600
41%
Retired$204,914
37%
Crop Production & Basic Processing$187,384
35%
Agricultural Services/Products$176,425
32%
Railroads$161,999
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Bachelor of Science
1988
Lincoln Southeast High School
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Senator
United States Senate, Nebraska
2012 - Current
Senator
Nebraska State Senate
2004 - 2012
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Rancher
Sunny Slope Ranch
1972 - Current
Other Experience1 - 56 of 56
Life Member
Gamma Phi Beta
Current
Lifetime Member
Alumni Association, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Current
Lifetime Member
Chancellor's Club, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Current
Lifetime Member
Alumni Association, Nebraska Leadership Education Action Development (Nebraska LEAD)
Current
Commissioner
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education
2000 - 2004
Member
Board of Education, Valentine Rural High School
1990 - 2004
Member
Goals State Panel
2000
Kellogg Fellow
Resources for the Future, National Center for Food and Policy Research
1991
Fellow
LEAD VIII, Nebraska Leadership Program
1988 - 1990
Former Leader
Cub Scouts
Former Leader
4-H Club
Former Member
Valentine Rural High School Board of Education
Former Member
Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council
Former Member
National Nominating Committee, National School Boards Association
Former Member
Executive Committee, Class VI Regional High School Association
Former Member
Chancellor's Committee of Visitors, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Former Member
Board of Directors, Valentine Area Arts Council
Former Member
President's Advisory Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Former President
Board of Directors, Nebraska Association of School Boards
Former President
Valentine Rural High School Foundation
Former President
Class VI Regional High School Association
Former Regional Board Member
Federal Land Bank Association
Member
Nebraska Farm Bureau
Member
Philanthropic and Educational Organization for Women
Member
Sandhills Area Foundation
Member
Society for Range Management
Member
Public Affairs Committee, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Former Member
Nebraska Cattlewomen
Former Member
Nebraska Judicial Nominating Commission
Former Member
Governor's LB 806 Task Force
Former Member
Governor's Agricultural Advisory Council
Former Member
Cherry County Visitor Promotion Committee
Former Member
Cather Circle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Former Member
Nebraska School Finance Review Committee
Former Member
Nebraska Cattlemen
Former Member
Cherry County Hospital Auxiliary
Former Member
American Legion Auxiliary
Former Member
Agbuilders of Nebraska
Member
Sandhills Cattle Association
Forme Chair
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, United States Senate
Former Chair
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
Former Member
Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Cybersecurity Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate