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    Mar 15, 2019 Fort Report
    Josh Moenning is the Mayor of Norfolk and a close friend of mine.  Given the ongoing flooding, over a third of Norfolk had to evacuate because of rising water concerns.  I texted Josh, and I called him.  He did not answer me­­––and I am glad he didn’t.  I know he is busy taking...
    Mar 12, 2019 In The News
    (Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to put Lincoln on the short list for relocation of two critical USDA programs, the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the...
    Mar 8, 2019 Fort Report
    This might seem like an odd time to write about the rituals of summer when the frozen ground is covered by seven inches of snow.  This time of year, however, is when the important niche rural business of corn detasseling makes plans for summer hiring of local teens.  While only...
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    May 17, 2019 Fort Report
    I have been to China once.  I found the Chinese people welcoming and warm.  The academic conference I attended with Chinese officials was thorough and thoughtful.  At a break, I walked over to the conference area window and looked out.  It was a very strange site––­­like fog had...
    May 10, 2019 Fort Report
    This week I was pleased that the House of Representatives took concrete steps to help Nebraskans rebuild after the flood.  In both the Appropriations Committee on which I serve and before the whole House, key amendments were offered and passed to help our farms, communities, and...
    May 3, 2019 Fort Report
    Decisions in government are not always about nice programs.  Sometimes, it’s about life and death.  The other night in my DC office, I stood in front of framed photos of young men and women from Nebraska who died in Iraq.  Some of their families I know.  Some I have never met. ...
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