Sen. Deb Fischer is getting accustomed to the United States Senate.
Fischer says her love of history prepared her well for the Senate. She has found the U. S. Senate to be pretty much what she expected it to be.
“It’s a body where you have debate, where you have compromise, where you have to work together. That’s what it has been over the years and that’s what I hope it continues to be,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Fischer won election in 2012 and began her career in Washington, D.C. joining a Congress that breaks hard along partisan lines, at times drifting into polarization.
Fischer, a Republican, is in the minority and says the little things build trust between Republicans and Democrats.
“Sometimes, we’re in gridlock, sometimes frustrated, but you just have to learn that you can still reach out and find issues that you can agree upon with people who are on the other side of an issue.”
Fischer says the federal health care law has been the most popular topic of conversation during her public meetings with constituents. Fischer objects to the Obama Administration delaying implementation of the mandate that businesses extend health care to their employees. She says no one segment of the country should be treated differently that the other segments. Fischer favors delaying implementation of the law for everyone.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]