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Freshman Fischer calls Senate pace frustrating

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U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska said she's getting acclimated to life in Washington.

The first-year senator, who took her oath of office three months ago, was in Norfolk, Nebraska Monday for an open house with the Chamber of Commerce.

Fischer said she's starting to get comfortable after her first few months on the job in the nation's capital. But, she adds she's disappointed in the pace of the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Deb Fischer, (R) Nebraska, said, "We have a routine, but in the United States Senate there's no schedule, and not too much happens. That's pretty frustrating."

Fischer says the number one concern she's heard from Nebraskans is the amount of spending in Washington, specifically in the budget passed in the Senate.

Fischer said she's been working with Senator Tim Kaine, a democrat from Virginia, to try and reach across the aisle.

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