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    Feb 19, 2019 Press Release
    (Lincoln, NE) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced today that, due to severe weather conditions, the Farm Bill review session scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, at the Elkhorn Natural Resources District Conference Room in Norfolk has been postponed....
    Feb 15, 2019 Fort Report
    Early one morning this week, I headed to the United States Department of Agriculture for a breakfast meeting with Secretary Sonny Perdue from Georgia.  We had a productive discussion about the new internet initiative for rural America, the ecosystem of rural development, and the...
    Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
    (Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) released this statement today:  “The border needs to be secure. That is the basis of a lawful, just, and compassionate immigration system. The intensity of the problem has reached emergency status. The legal questions will...
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    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 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...
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