Oct 26, 2018 Fort Report
In the 1980s, I traveled with a Jesuit priest to a Guatemalan refugee camp in Southern Mexico.  The people there had fled from the horrific political violence raging all around Central America.  On the heels of many innocent people getting killed, including four American nuns in...
Oct 19, 2018 Fort Report
I know it is a bit old-fashioned, but I like stepping into the voting booth and using a pencil to fill in an oval on paper.  There is no Russian hacking or fancy Facebook algorithm interfering with my vote.  It’s my conscience, my pencil, on paper.
Oct 12, 2018 Fort Report
From the interstate highway system to the Erie Canal, the transcontinental railroad to the Hoover Dam, infrastructure projects have transformed our nation, lifted our spirits, and caused the world to marvel at the incredible ingenuity of America.  As your representative, it is...
Oct 5, 2018 Fort Report
Right in our neighborhood, in Bellevue, is the United States Strategic Command, also known as USSTRATCOM.  Their mission is to deter strategic attack and, if necessary, deploy strategic forces as the ultimate guarantor of our security and our allies.  It’s a place of highly...
Sep 28, 2018 Fort Report
For most of its history, the unofficial motto of search engine giant Google was “Don’t Be Evil.”  The phrase is so deeply ingrained in the company’s DNA that it is the basis of the wireless password on shuttles that shepherd Google employees to the Mountain View, California, “...
Sep 22, 2018 Fort Report
When Kelsey left her family farm in Lindsay for the University of Nebraska, she told her father, “Lincoln is the smallest town I will ever live in.”  Now living with her husband Bob and their four children, she milks dairy cows near Creston, Nebraska.  Population: 208.
Sep 14, 2018 Fort Report
My office recently received a call from Craig, who does a tidy business in industrial coatings. He had an unusual complaint: Business is too good! He could not hire enough qualified people fast enough to keep up with demand. 
Sep 7, 2018 Fort Report
This week in Washington, I attended an event with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, the largest bipartisan caucus in Congress.  I met a gentleman from South Carolina who travels twice a year to Nebraska.  He's a real authority on turkeys and was eager to show me a video...
Aug 31, 2018 Fort Report
A woman named Mary came into my office recently with two truckers.  Their pensions were in danger.  Mary wanted to livestream the meeting so that truckers around the country could watch.  I said, “Mary, that’s not our policy.  What’s on your mind?”  We just talked.  Mary began...
Aug 10, 2018 Fort Report
Once a year, the entire Nebraska delegation gathers at the SAC Museum in Ashland for high-level discussions of federal policy.  This year’s “summit” was well attended by people from across the state.  As important as these DC dynamics are, potentially more meaningful was what...