May 25, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Pete Visclosky (D-IN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), and Jim Banks (R-IN) successfully included an amendment in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to speed the...
May 24, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today issued the following statement on the cancellation of the historic summit between North Korea and the United States: “It was so close,” said Fortenberry. “But we have to accept the hard realities of a gravely broken...
May 22, 2018 In The News
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE1) says the failure to pass a Farm Bill Friday means lawmakers have another chance to produce a better bill. The chamber failed to approve the bill Friday on a 198-213 vote after all Democrats and a faction of Republicans withheld support....
May 22, 2018 In The News
The US House of Representatives failed to pass a new farm bill proposal last week.  The 213-198 vote is an embarrassing blow to House GOP leaders, who had hoped to tout its new work requirements for recipients of food stamps.
May 22, 2018 In The News
Rep. Don Bacon, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed disappointment Friday in the wake of House failure to pass the farm bill constructed by his committee. All three Nebraska House members, including Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith, voted to enact the...
May 18, 2018 In The News
Work has begun on an $86 million expansion of the Omaha VA medical center. Construction of the 157,000-square-foot ambulatory care clinic is expected to continue until summer 2020, according to a press release from the Bozell public relations firm. It will include new exam...
May 18, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today made the following statement on the Farm Bill: “The Farm Bill is important for Nebraska, important for America,” said Fortenberry. “The Farm Bill provides essential policies that mitigate risk for farmers and helps...
May 18, 2018 Fort Report
This morning in the Capitol I ran into one of my friends, a classmate who served as a sheriff before coming to Congress.  As a young 21-year-old deputy, he responded to a domestic violence call.  When he arrived, he found a man holding a butcher knife to his wife’s neck. ...
May 18, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON — The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up...
May 17, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today issued the following statement on his Farmer to Farmer Program amendment to the Farm Bill: