Fort Reports

Feb 21, 2020 Fort Report
Technology and science are rapidly advancing all around us.  From curing disease, to revolutionizing communications, to creating sustainable environmental solutions, new breakthroughs can deliver enormous good, when used properly.  One scientific endeavor right here in Nebraska...
Feb 14, 2020 Fort Report
The air pollution in Beijing, China is so bad that it takes years off your life.  Some days it looks like fog.  As a service to the Chinese people, the United States Embassy implemented an air quality tracking monitor.  The Chinese government was not happy.  
Feb 7, 2020 Fort Report
It is the ultimate tribute to our enduring republic that no matter the tenor of the time, the state of the world, the politics of the moment, the President of the United States stands before Congress, Justices of the Supreme Court, and a rapt nation and delivers a State of the...
Jan 31, 2020 Fort Report
In Washington, the start time is generally 9 a.m. each day.  That’s pretty late for Nebraskans.  So, on Wednesday, we set the clock back.  Any Nebraskan who is in town is invited to gather for the Nebraska Breakfast.  At 8 a.m., we start to Get ‘R Done.
Jan 24, 2020 Fort Report
On the northern tip of Africa are the bordering countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. They have been long-time enemies, leaving 100,000 persons dead and a million more displaced over the last few decades. When he assumed office recently, the new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...
Jan 17, 2020 Fort Report
I invite you to read my 2019 Year-End Report.  It was prepared for you as a review of the work of my offices in Washington and Nebraska.  This report contains an overview of important initiatives across various policy lanes, including health care, agriculture, national security...
Jan 10, 2020 Fort Report
Several years ago, a colleague hosted a member of Iran’s legislature (the Majiis) in his office in Washington.  I was invited, so I went.  The Iranian official was cordial, guarded, and politely gave the party line.  Our system afforded him the opportunity to travel, meet, and...
Dec 23, 2019 Fort Report
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!  
Dec 13, 2019 Fort Report
In the 1980s, when Central America was engulfed by proxy wars between the U.S.
Dec 6, 2019 Fort Report
I went to the doctor the other day.  He prescribed me an antibiotic.  It's a common treatment for a particular ailment used throughout the world.  I said, “I have to know the cost before we go further.”  He said, “It's minimal.  Six dollars.”  Turns out, it was six dollars.  In...