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    Dec 21, 2018 Fort Report
    This time of year, we pause as Nebraskans, as Americans, to celebrate the origins of an ancient faith tradition and its enduring spiritual beauty: the idea of family, the idea of giving, the idea of Christmas.  Nebraska has a longstanding, well-earned reputation for nurturing...
    Dec 17, 2018 In The News
    Video of Congressman Fortenberry Delivers Remarks on House Floor in Remembrance of Dr. James Billington
    Dec 14, 2018 Fort Report
    This week the House and Senate passed a new Farm Bill with a very strong bipartisan vote.  For a lot of Americans, it’s easy to overlook this accomplishment.  Our grocery bills are the lowest in the world, food is readily available, and our safety net is well considered.  It...
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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 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...
    Mar 2, 2019 Fort Report
    You may not see this on TV, but much of the work in Washington goes on outside the glare of media.  It’s in committees where the hard work of advocating for lower drug prices, safer foods, and helping the world’s most vulnerable is accomplished.  Here are two examples from this...
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