Jan 6, 2018 Fort Report
Thank you for the privilege of representing you in the United States Congress. In Nebraska we have a longstanding commitment to preserve the vibrancy of our communities, to build a resilient economy, and to sustain the storied traditions that continually renew our responsibility...
Dec 23, 2017 Fort Report
This time of year, we pause as Nebraskans, as Americans, to celebrate the origins of an ancient faith tradition and its beauty: the idea of family, the idea of giving, the idea of Christmas. Nebraska has a longstanding, well-earned reputation for nurturing vibrant communities,...
Dec 15, 2017 Fort Report
Little did I know that my recent online shopping experience would become a lesson in a forthcoming policy debate.   To demonstrate my point, I pulled up a major Internet news site on my phone during a staff meeting in Washington.  There it was, an advertisement with customized...
Dec 8, 2017 Fort Report
 Last Sunday, I turned on the television. Every single station was focused on one thing: Scott Frost. But, it was about more than a new coach. It was about the return of one of our own—the natural and long-awaited heir to the gritty, consistent, hard-won success Husker fans...
Dec 1, 2017 Fort Report
Small Business Saturday occurred this past week.  I like it.  It's not exactly a national holiday to be celebrated, but it reminds us of the importance of Main Street as an essential part of a properly functioning market based economy.   
Nov 22, 2017 Fort Report
There was a vote in my office this week and the consensus was: Keep the Fort Report short. In gratitude, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!  It’s Made in America.
Nov 17, 2017 Fort Report
On one occasion, I was reviewing one of our major strategic assets, and frankly, I was surprised by the age of the equipment.  Then something caught my eye.  Among the various sophisticated components, I saw a roll of duct tape.  With a bit of a smile, I said to the crewman, "...
Nov 10, 2017 Fort Report
Americans have historically united around an enduring principle: our veterans deserve our unwavering respect, love, and gratitude. In the airport one day a large number of troops came off a commercial flight. Suddenly, the entire terminal began to applaud in a spontaneous...
Nov 3, 2017 Fort Report
Andy from Nebraska wrote me a note yesterday that I would like to share. He said that he is very encouraged by the tax plan under consideration by the House of Representatives: "If it makes it into law, my back-of-the-napkin calculations show it should benefit my family by...
Oct 27, 2017 Fort Report
Along a reach of the Missouri River north of Tekamah, Nebraska is a place called Pelican Point.  As Lewis and Clark passed through the area in 1804, a concentration of pelicans caught the fabled explorers’ attention, and the name is with us today.  I saw a flock fly overhead as...