Mar 29, 2019 Fort Report
The catastrophic flooding in Nebraska shattered a too-comfortable truth about residing in the Heartland.  If pressed, most of us would admit to a little self-satisfaction in not having to endure the annual hurricanes that plague the Southeast, the wildfires that plague the West...
Mar 26, 2019 In The News
COLUMBUS – As the Columbus area continues to recover from the flooding disaster, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry got a first-hand look at the devastation that was caused.
Mar 24, 2019 Fort Report
Pretty hard to get the mind around a 500-year flood.  Standing on the ridge at Offutt Air Force Base, where the Platte River flowing east meets the Missouri River flowing south, I saw how rain on top of snow on top of frozen ground unleashed an unprecedented force of water that...
Mar 22, 2019 In The News
The Trump administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture review was so short on nonproliferation that a Republican congressman is proposing a new government body to address it.
Mar 15, 2019 Fort Report
Josh Moenning is the Mayor of Norfolk and a close friend of mine.  Given the ongoing flooding, over a third of Norfolk had to evacuate because of rising water concerns.  I texted Josh, and I called him.  He did not answer me­­––and I am glad he didn’t.  I know he is busy taking...
Mar 12, 2019 In The News
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to put Lincoln on the short list for relocation of two critical USDA programs, the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the...
Mar 8, 2019 Fort Report
This might seem like an odd time to write about the rituals of summer when the frozen ground is covered by seven inches of snow.  This time of year, however, is when the important niche rural business of corn detasseling makes plans for summer hiring of local teens.  While only...
Mar 2, 2019 Fort Report
You may not see this on TV, but much of the work in Washington goes on outside the glare of media.  It’s in committees where the hard work of advocating for lower drug prices, safer foods, and helping the world’s most vulnerable is accomplished.  Here are two examples from this...