Jul 23, 2017 Fort Report
Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old baby who lives in London, is one of only 16 people in recorded medicine to suffer from a rare genetic condition called MDS (Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome). MDS is a series of disorders that cause tissues to experience a major drop in...
Jul 23, 2017 Fort Report
Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old baby who lives in London, is one of only 16 people in recorded medicine to suffer from a rare genetic condition called MDS (Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome). MDS is a series of disorders that cause tissues to experience a major drop in...
Jul 15, 2017 Fort Report
Last week I was back in Nebraska for the Fourth of July congressional work period. On the way to work one morning I turned on the radio to one of the news talk shows in which I occasionally participate, expecting to hear a dialogue about the latest crisis du jour in Washington....
Jul 7, 2017 Fort Report
No matter how busy the calendar in Washington, or how tumultuous the political climate, it is a July 4th tradition for Representatives to have time back in the district to listen to constituents. As always, I had a number of excellent visits and conversations during this July...
Jul 1, 2017 Fort Report
I recently toured the newly renovated United States Capitol dome. It contains a striking fresco—entitled The Apotheosis of Washington—of a stern and purple-clad George Washington exalted in the heavens. On his right is the Goddess of Liberty, symbolizing emancipation, and on his...
Jun 23, 2017 Fort Report
If you are starting to feel overwhelmed by our nation’s struggles, talk to a vet. If you see our policy battles as impossible to solve, talk to a vet. If you want to reconnect with those things that bind us, talk to a vet. In Congress, we often hear about how much we care for...
Jun 16, 2017 Fort Report
Earlier this week, a gunman opened fire on Members of Congress and staff assistants as they were practicing for the annual bipartisan charity baseball game. Among the many injured was my dear friend and colleague, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. As news of the event came in...
Jun 10, 2017 Fort Report
After 9/11, crime all but vanished from the streets of New York City. In other words, the shock and horror caused a community to rally together above any social discord in the spirit of unity. We glimpsed this same spirit of solidarity when Osama bin Laden was finally confronted.
Jun 2, 2017 Fort Report
On Memorial Day, I met a gentleman who had flown fifteen bombing missions from England to Germany during WWII. A quiet and unassuming man, he had come to the graveside ceremony in Elmwood, Nebraska to pay respects to our war dead. He shared with me that he was the last remaining...
May 29, 2017 Fort Report
On Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their last full measure in service to our country. We stop the busyness and pause: to observe, to reflect, to remember. The formal remembrance of our nation’s war dead is more than a nostalgic tradition. That a person would lay down his...