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    Apr 12, 2019 Fort Report
    As we continue as a state to recover from the massive flooding, so many beautiful stories of neighbor helping neighbor and personal sacrifice have emerged.  One particular story of heroism stands out.  James Wilke was a farmer from near Columbus who gave his life during the...
    Apr 5, 2019 Fort Report
    In 1971, at the peak of protests against the Vietnam War, the U.S. passed the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, lowering the voting age in state and federal elections from 21 to 18.  It was the swiftest passage of any amendment in American history.  Young people strongly supported the...
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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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