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    Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
    Summer is typically the time in the United States Congress when appropriations for the upcoming Fiscal Year are considered.  However, this summer, two important policy issues have been added to our agenda: energy legislation and significant health care reform.  The intensity of...
    Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
    As Congress considers various proposals related to health care reform within the next few weeks, we have an extraordinary opportunity to do something right and good for the American people.   While the challenges before us are multiple, shifting the health care paradigm from a...
    Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
    In recent weeks, my office has received dozens of comments on the Supreme Court nomination process.  As you may know, on May 2, 2009, Supreme Court AssociateJustice David H. Souter notified the President of his intention to retire at the conclusion of the current term.  The...
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    Oct 11, 2019 Fort Report
    Middle Eastern dynamics seem far removed from a brisk fall in Nebraska.  It’s hard to get animated by the region’s interminable struggles when the harvest season is upon us and water levels remain a concern.  We eventually just get weary.  We also sense that we can’t keep...
    Oct 4, 2019 Fort Report
    There’s an inscription in stone on the side of the Nebraska State Capitol: “Wisdom.  Justice.  Power.  Mercy.  Constant Guardians of the Law.”  There is a fine line between a wise, merciful pursuit of justice versus a political power play.  For it to be properly exercised, power...
    Sep 27, 2019 Fort Report
    This week, I put out a tweet that read: “My advice to Congress: less drama, more work.”
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