Fort Report: Ending the Government Shutdown

Outside the United States Capitol, a ring of heavily armed police officers guards the institution. Not too many years back, you could simply walk into the Capitol. But times have changed. As I left the House of Representatives this week, a group of officers was casually bickering about something. I lightheartedly entered into their conversation and asked, “What’s the matter?” One of the officers looked at me and said: “I don’t care if you are a Republican or a Democrat, I need my paycheck.”

He’s right. …

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Fortenberry: No U.S. Bombing of Syria

WASHINGTON – Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today made the following statement on the situation in Syria:

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today said President Obama should not move to unilaterally attack Syria. He also encouraged Speaker John Boehner to consider the introduction of a resolution opposing military intervention in Syria.

“The U.S. should not bomb Syrians in the name of stopping violence in Syria,”Fortenberry said. “Quick, unilateral military strikes might satisfy the President’s ‘red line’ rhetoric, but the collateral damage and destabilization risks are too high.”

“The international community must …

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