Nov 9, 2018 Fort Report
This past August, at a town hall in Norfolk, an older gentleman raised his hand.  After he rose from his seat with difficulty, I asked him whether he was a veteran and of what war.  He said he served in World War II and Korea.  Although I do not remember his question, I cannot...
Nov 9, 2018 In The News
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with moderate Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska about areas where Republicans and Democrats might work together in the next Congress. AILSA CHANG, HOST: OK, the attorney general's resignation comes less than 24 hours after the Republicans...
Nov 2, 2018 Fort Report
To understand the power, beauty, and dignity of what America means, one only has to look at the picture of the ordered white crosses nestled along the cliffside of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.  It is solemn.  It is noble.  And it reflects the idea that one has no greater...
Nov 1, 2018 In The News
The thousands of Christians who have returned to Iraq in recent months after suffering genocide during the Islamic State (ISIS) occupation are breathing life back into their devastated villages, opening up schools and shops, Breitbart News has learned.
Oct 26, 2018 Fort Report
In the 1980s, I traveled with a Jesuit priest to a Guatemalan refugee camp in Southern Mexico.  The people there had fled from the horrific political violence raging all around Central America.  On the heels of many innocent people getting killed, including four American nuns in...
Oct 19, 2018 Fort Report
I know it is a bit old-fashioned, but I like stepping into the voting booth and using a pencil to fill in an oval on paper.  There is no Russian hacking or fancy Facebook algorithm interfering with my vote.  It’s my conscience, my pencil, on paper.
Oct 17, 2018 In The News
A bipartisan bill meant to help create the conditions on the ground necessary for an eventual end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been introduced by Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Lowey’s office announced on Tuesday.
Oct 17, 2018 Press Release
(Lincoln, NE) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today provided the following statement after introducing a resolution in the House of Representatives for the development of a security plan for religious minorities in Northern Iraq:
Oct 17, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of lawmakers in Congress introduced a bill that would invest in businesses in the Palestinian areas — a bid to replace some of the massive cuts in assistance imposed recently by the Trump administration. Under the measure, the United States...
Oct 15, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Last week, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) introduced the Palestinian Partnership Fund Act of 2018.  This legislation builds bridges between Israelis and Palestinians, laying the groundwork for peace and prosperity...