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(Neb)-Fischer And Sasse Bring Distinguished Guests To State Of The Union

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/30/2018 11:57 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Each member of Congress can invited a guest to the State of the Union and Nebraska Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse each brought a Nebraskan praised for their actions.

     Fischer's guest was John Cook, the head coach of the National Champion University of Nebraska volleyball team. Cook also joined Fischer for the annual supper in the Capitol before viewing the president's address from the Senate gallery. 

      Fischer says she invited Cook because he and the Husker Volleyball National Champions have taught everyone about leadership, excellence, and how to win 'the Nebraska way.'

      Nebraska graduated 3 First-Team All-Americans from last year's Final Four squad, then turned around thi year to win its 5th national championship, second in 3 yearsm and 4th since Cook took over the program in 2000.

      A Nebraska State Trooper who led an effort to help families affected by Hurricane Irma Nebraska attended with Sasse. Trooper John Lewis led an effort to match Nebraskans with 14 families in Florida recovering from Hurricane Irma.

      Sasse says "Nebraskans know we can count on each other when we need it the most (and) Lewis took that truth to another level this past Christmas by setting up a program that had Nebraskans provide much needed supplies, relief, and holiday cheer to folks who lost nearly everything.

       Sasse says "Trooper Lewis and the Nebraskans who pitched in to help are shining examples of what make our communities so great."

      Lewis downplays his efforts saying "This is just what Nebraskans do - serve and love your neighbor." and that the state is "full of men and women who lean in and solve problems every single day."


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