Jan 11, 2019 Fort Report
The U.S.-Mexican border is a bit under 2000 miles long. About 650 miles of the border have various kinds of barriers, including fencing, vehicular obstacles, and wall-like structures.  
Jan 4, 2019 Fort Report
Every two years in America, we experience something almost miraculous in the history of the world: the safe, civil, and dignified transfer of power.  In the House of Representatives, this long-standing and peaceful replenishing is truly something to behold.  There is excitement...
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 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...
Dec 7, 2018 Fort Report
At President George H.W. Bush's home in Kennebunkport, Maine, there is a sign with four letters: C-A-V-U.  Aviators know what this means.  Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited.
Nov 30, 2018 Fort Report
This longer-than-usual Fort Report gives you some highlights of a wide-ranging radio interview I did this past week about the many issues facing this upcoming Congress.  We covered issues such as the dynamics of a lame duck session, leadership change, the budget, the border, and...
Nov 21, 2018 Fort Report
I wish you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving with your family.  As I was thinking about this Fort Report, I thought it would be nice to just list some of the good things, good trends happening in our world: 
Nov 16, 2018 Fort Report
Last week, Americans elected a record 88 new members to the U.S. House of Representatives – the constitutionally mandated body charged with representing Americans across all walks of life.  There are also a record number of women representing millions of constituents, comprising...
Nov 9, 2018 Fort Report
This past August, at a town hall in Norfolk, an older gentleman raised his hand.  After he rose from his seat with difficulty, I asked him whether he was a veteran and of what war.  He said he served in World War II and Korea.  Although I do not remember his question, I cannot...
Nov 2, 2018 Fort Report
To understand the power, beauty, and dignity of what America means, one only has to look at the picture of the ordered white crosses nestled along the cliffside of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.  It is solemn.  It is noble.  And it reflects the idea that one has no greater...