Aug 11, 2017 Fort Report
As I began college, I attended a large assembly of new students. I remember the speaker at the time saying, “look to your right, and look to your left. Each of those persons will not be here in four years.” In other words, two of the three people who were starting would not ...
Aug 4, 2017 Fort Report
A newly elected representative recently submitted a document for consideration by all Members of Congress. I read it, and it’s wise. And I think it’s smart. I signed it, along with 130 other Members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle. I invite you to read it. It’...
Jul 28, 2017 Fort Report
Every August, I spend a week during the congressional work period holding discussions in multiple towns and cities across the First District of Nebraska. I am honored to serve in the House of Representatives, and I endeavor to give comprehensive updates from Washington, as well...
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...