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Sep 16, 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.
Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
In the spirit of celebrating our nation’s independence and rich history, 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. 
Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report
We Nebraskans take great pride in being the Cornhusker State, but a national survey recently showed we could rightfully share the title, “Volunteer State,” with Tennessee, which holds the title as its official state motto.      
Sep 16, 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’s yearly budget, is dizzying.  Where...
Sep 16, 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...
Sep 16, 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...
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. 

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