Dec 4, 2009 Fort Report
Some of the most difficult and touching discussions I have had with constituents in Nebraska involve parents of children with autism—the difficulty of costs, degrees of manifestation and of the condition, and uncertainties about the child’s future.  If you or anyone you know...
Nov 20, 2009 Fort Report
On Saturday, November 7, at about 11 pm, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962, the House health care bill, by a vote of 220 – 215. 
Oct 29, 2009 Fort Report
Yesterday afternoon I spoke before the House of Representatives about America’s involvement in Afghanistan. While our nation focuses on an important debate regarding health care, it is critical we not overlook the seriousness of the current situation in Afghanistan and the...
Oct 28, 2009 Fort Report
Mark Twain is said to have noted that, “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”  Now, as eastern Nebraska experiences some of the coldest October temperatures on record, there may be something you can do -- protect yourself from weather’s extremes...
Oct 20, 2009 Fort Report
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Oct 1, 2009 Fort Report
Over the past several weeks, thousands of Nebraskans have shared their views with me regarding the health care proposal in Congress.  I have hosted a public field hearing on “Addressing the ‘Health’ in Health Care,” held personal meetings with constituents, conducted town halls...
Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
As any college-bound student and his or her family know, April can be an extremely nerve-wracking month.  High school seniors are expected to complete their final semesters, juggle writing final papers and scholarship essays, and make decisions about college and career plans. 
Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
I would like to update you regarding my vote on H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the economic stimulus.
Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
Will we borrow and spend our way to economic recovery, empowering the big to get bigger and making complex financial arrangements all the more complex?  That is the approach a majority in Washington have embraced thus far.
Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
As the new year begins so does a new session of Congress.  While the next two years will present historic challenges and require many hard decisions, it is a great honor to serve as your Representative in the 111th session of the United States Congress.