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.
Jun 19, 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.
Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report
Confused about all the government spending?  Wondering just how and where your taxpayer money is being spent?  You are not alone.  This unprecedented commitment of taxpayer funds, amidst spending plans for economic stimulus and the government' yearly budget, is dizzying.  Where...
Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report
The “Nebraska Breakfast” is a six decade-old tradition that welcomes visiting Nebraskans to the nation' capital on the Wednesdays that both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are in session.  Wednesday, February 10, 2009, marked the return of the Nebraska Breakfast in...
Jun 18, 2009 Fort Report
Today,  I received a briefing from the Department of Homeland Security Director and Health and Human Services Secretary, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials, regarding the U.S. outbreak of the H1N1 virus, otherwise being referred to as “swine...