Nov 15, 2019 Fort Report
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will be hosting open interviews for the Veterans History Project at the following locations: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Richmont Village Independent Living, 702 Fort Crook Rd. South, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cornhusker Hotel, 333...
Nov 8, 2019 Fort Report
One hundred and one years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent.  The Great War that devastated Europe and took millions of lives had come to an end.  On this Armistice Day, the United States and our allies commemorated the loss of our...
Nov 1, 2019 Fort Report
This past Saturday, in a daring nighttime raid on a heavily fortified compound near the village of Barisha in Syria’s terrorist-infested Idlib province, American commandos took out the elusive founder and leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  Cornered in a dead-end tunnel, with...
Oct 25, 2019 Fort Report
Today, I had the pleasure of visiting Clinton Elementary School in Lincoln to celebrate the launch of a truly innovative event known as “The Crunch-Off.” 
Oct 18, 2019 Fort Report
The first lesson in emergency care is: Airway, Breathing, Circulation. The vital signs for life.  If the Airway is open, a person can get oxygen to the body.  If there is regular Breathing, the body is moving toward recovery.  If there is Circulation, the heart is beating, blood...
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.”
Sep 20, 2019 Fort Report
Something stirring happened in Washington this week.  Chief Standing Bear, native Nebraskan, first American, leader of the Ponca Tribe, was welcomed to the United States Capitol in Statuary Hall.  In 1877, the Ponca Tribe was forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland.
Sep 13, 2019 Fort Report
There was a little-known hearing this week in Congress.  The major media did not cover it.  But fundamental questions about science, reason, and ethics were considered.