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    Mar 18, 2010 Fort Report
    In the past few days, White House and Congressional leaders have intensified efforts to pass health care legislation.  Their efforts have become so urgent that the Speaker of the House is considering the use of an arcane legislative maneuver to “deem” the Senate bill passed in...
    Mar 17, 2010 Press Release
    Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today called for a straight “yes or no” vote on the Senate-approved health care legislation now before the House of Representatives.  “A policy this costly, complex, and far-reaching deserves a “yes or no” vote,” Fortenberry said...
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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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