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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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    Feb 15, 2019 Fort Report
    Early one morning this week, I headed to the United States Department of Agriculture for a breakfast meeting with Secretary Sonny Perdue from Georgia.  We had a productive discussion about the new internet initiative for rural America, the ecosystem of rural development, and the...
    Feb 8, 2019 Fort Report
    A woman named Nadia Murad won the Noble Peace Prize in 2018.  She is a Yazidi from Northern Iraq.  The Yazidis are a people bound by an ancient faith tradition.  They have sought to live in peace in harsh surroundings.  Along with the Christians of the area, they have endured...
    Feb 1, 2019 Fort Report
    I hear it over and over again: “I was stationed at Offutt.  We fell in love with Nebraska.  After our service commitment, we decided to make it our home.  We love it here.”  That love and pride are returned by Nebraskans.
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