Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
In recent weeks, my office has received dozens of comments on the Supreme Court nomination process.  As you may know, on May 2, 2009, Supreme Court AssociateJustice David H. Souter notified the President of his intention to retire at the conclusion of the current term.  The...
Aug 26, 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 townhalls...
Aug 5, 2009 Fort Report
As Congress considers various proposals related to health care reform within the next few weeks, we have an extraordinary opportunity to do something right and good for the American people.   While the challenges before us are multiple, shifting the health care paradigm from a...
Jul 14, 2009 Fort Report
As we celebrate our nation’s independence and rich history in the coming days, I thought you might be interested in learning about one of the U.S. Capitol’s lesser known monuments to great leaders of our past, the National Statuary Collection. 
Jun 25, 2009 Fort Report
Summer is typically the time in the United States Congress when appropriations for the upcoming Fiscal Year are considered.  However, this summer, two important policy issues have been added to our agenda: energy legislation and significant health care reform.  The intensity of...
Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report
Lincoln, Nebraska is the largest city in the world named for President Abraham Lincoln. Nebraska itself is a state that bore great significance to Abraham Lincoln' legacy.
Jun 19, 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.
Jun 19, 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.
Jun 19, 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.
Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report
On March 4, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, addressed a joint session of Congress.  In a generous speech, he spoke of our nations’ shared traditions and values—our historically forged partnership—but he also invoked the complex idea of a global New Deal.