A United States senator welcomes President Obama to Nebraska and says the president can learn a lot from the state.
President Barack Obama makes his first stop in wake of his final State of the Union to Nebraska, speaking at the University of Nebraska-Omaha this afternoon.
A White House official has said the president is visiting Nebraska, because Omaha is a great example of the president’s policies making a real difference in people’s lives.
“I give Nebraskans credit for the good things that are happening in the state of Nebraska,” Sen. Deb Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network with a chuckle.
Fischer says Nebraska has much to be proud of, such as a strong agricultural economy and healthy business environment that has sparked a number of creative and innovative start-ups.
Fischer says it’s good the president is coming to Nebraska. But Fischer says the healthy Nebraska economy is a result of Nebraska policies.
“They are not a result of the president’s policies,” according to Fischer. “It’s in spite of the president’s policies that Nebraska is doing well.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]