Kate's Priorities

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Health care

As your Congresswoman, I’ll take on the drug companies to lower the cost of your prescription drugs. I’ll make your health care more affordable and accessible, especially for those of you with pre-existing conditions like diabetes or asthma. I’ll promote a public option for people who need it, but I won’t force Nebraskans off of their health insurance. I’ll make sure you can get care when you need it most by protecting critical access hospitals in smaller communities. I’ll address health care concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic especially for nursing facilities and essential workers.

Jobs

I’ll make job training and higher education available through apprenticeships and scholarship programs to get more Nebraskans into high paying, high wage jobs. Everyone deserves fair pay. I’ll work to make sure that all workers, especially women, are paid fair wages and that people have the opportunity to advocate for the wages they deserve. The global coronavirus pandemic has shown the importance of unemployment insurance and paid sick leave. I’ll work tirelessly in Washington to protect workers when they need it. Community service programs are great opportunities to learn, serve, and gain valuable job skills. That’s why I’m calling for the creation of the National Endowment for Community Service and Leadership, which would encourage volunteerism and public involvement in communities across the country. I’ll also promote community service programs like Americorps to make our communities and workers stronger.

Infrastructure and the Economy

Nebraska farmers and ranchers lost over a billion dollars in 2019 alone due to failed trade policies. I’ll work to rebuild and grow trade of agricultural products worldwide. I’ll champion broadband technology that rural communities deserve to thrive and compete.

Environment and the Economy

Nebraska can be a leader in wind and solar energy development. I’m committed to growing green energy programs across the state. 
 
I’ll promote strategies informed by scientists and public health experts to address climate change including green energy development, infrastructure investments to protect our communities from future flooding, and efforts to protect clean water. 

Veterans and Active Military Members and Families

I’ll champion quality health care for our veterans, especially mental health care. Our active military members and their families deserve fair pay for their service to America. I’ll always be on the side of fair compensation for our brave military members. Offutt Air Force Base is an asset to Nebraska and the nation. I’ll champion investments in Offutt and push back against any cuts.

Kids

Research shows that getting children off to a strong start is essential to their lifelong success. I’ll make preschool available to more kids and improve child care quality and affordability for parents.

Senior Citizens

I will protect Medicare and Social Security and I won’t water down these important programs.

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