Sen. Deb Fischer looks forward to serving in the majority in the United States Senate next year.
Fischer has served for two years in the minority, chafing under a Democratic leader not friendly to Republican input.
Fischer, a Republican, says voters spoke loudly in 2014 against such tactics.
“I think people want to see action. They want to see the Senate and the federal government get some things done,” Fischer says.
Fischer, as well as Sen. Mike Johanns, complained often about the leadership of Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Ried, a Senator from Nevada. Both claim Reid blocked debate on legislation, not allowing bills to come to the Senate floor that he thought might prove harmful to Democrats at the polls.
The 2014 General Election flipped control of the Senate, giving it to Republicans who have chosen Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as the new Majority Leader.
Fischer expects McConnell to return the Senate to its traditional business activity with committees approving and passing legislation onto the floor for debate and amendment.
Sen. Johanns leaves the Senate at the end of the year. Ben Sasse, also a Republican, will be sworn in when the new Congress convenes.
Nebraska will be served in the United States Senate with the least experience of any delegation. Fischer has served for only two years. Sasse is a rookie.
Still, Fischer says Nebraskans shouldn’t be ill at ease about such inexperience.
“Nebraskans I don’t think have anything to fear about the delegation and the work that we will continue to do for them.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]