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...
Oct 20, 2017 Fort Report
When I stopped in on Bob Meduna in the fields just west of Wahoo, I asked, “How does the harvest look?” “Looks pretty good,” Bob said. “What’s everyone else saying?” It was one of those perfect fall mornings in Nebraska. On the horizon, the rich blue sky seemed to stretch down...
Oct 15, 2017 Fort Report
In the entryway of the municipal building of the little town of Sainte-Mère-Église, France hangs an American flag. Sainte-Mère-Église was a site where our paratroopers landed prior to the D-Day invasion. They landed in the midst of German troop formations, fighting as they came...
Oct 6, 2017 Fort Report
As I approached the door of my DC office recently, I noticed a large crowd of men in camouflaged t-shirts waiting outside.  We see a number of constituent groups and sometimes they stack up in the hallway.  As I got closer, I noticed that on the front of their shirts it read, ...
Sep 30, 2017 Fort Report
During one of my telephone town hall conversations, a woman on the line told a story. She and her husband desired to start their own architectural firm. Starting a business is a lift under any circumstance. Many persons dream of it—and that’s good. But it’s hard, and there must...
Sep 22, 2017 Fort Report
Nestled in the heavily wooded hillsides along the Missouri River bottoms in Nebraska City is the exceptional Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. I made a quick trip there Monday. A nice-sized crowd had gathered in a light rain for the release of a giant bald eagle. Surrounded...
Sep 15, 2017 Fort Report
In a shelter in Houston, Todd walked around and around his bed. A Bible lay open in the middle of it. He had made notes around certain passages. Todd was recovering from the great flood.
Sep 8, 2017 Fort Report
Meet Katie Kubacki, a young woman who ranches in the Sandhills.  She’s got a fascinating story.  She’s a first generation Nebraskan, majored in animal science, and made a choice to take up residence in the heart of our great state to get started.  I’ve included a few snippets...
Aug 19, 2017 Fort Report
When I was in 3rd grade, I had a friend named Phillip Brown. My birthday party was nearing, and it was common at the time to invite all the boys in the class to a party. And I did invite everyone, including Phillip, who was a particularly special friend. The party was at a...