Fort Reports

Jul 10, 2020 Fort Report
Dear Friend, 
Jul 3, 2020 Fort Report
Dear Friend,  The origins of this country were born from those who were willing to sacrifice everything on this day some 250 years ago.  On the Fourth of July, we reconnect to the understanding of where we came from and reflect on who we are and who we want to become.
Jun 12, 2020 Fort Report
Today, I had the opportunity for an impromptu and frank conversation with Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister.  I invite you to watch: 
Jun 5, 2020 Fort Report
I originally drafted the letter below to send to Nebraskans who had written in about the trauma in our country over the tragic death of George Floyd, the ensuing nationwide protests, and the need to go deeper in this national conversation.  However, upon reflection, I thought I...
May 29, 2020 Fort Report
One of the most basic expectations of government is the health and well-being of our nation.  The raging coronavirus has called attention to a much-overlooked problem.  In the name of global profiteering, we’ve enabled the dangerous outsourcing of pharmaceutical production to...
May 24, 2020 Fort Report
Our lives, our communities, our nation has been seriously disrupted, yet, as we fight our way through coronavirus, we still pause to remember, to honor, and to cherish those who fought and died for us and the ideals of our country.  
May 15, 2020 Fort Report
There is an extraordinarily important committee in Washington you might not have heard of: CFIUS, or The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.  This high-level interagency panel assists the President in overseeing national security consequences of foreign direct...
May 8, 2020 Fort Report
We’re here to help.  At the federal level, in the midst of this coronavirus fight, our goal is to protect healthcare, protect individuals and families, and protect small business.  We are doing three things at once––ensuring we have the ability to care for the sick, fight the...
Apr 24, 2020 Fort Report
This week, Congress passed Phase 3.5 of coronavirus relief.   It includes $310 billion to replenish the important Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small business, $75 billion for hospitals, especially those in rural areas, and $25 billion for testing.