Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

Fort Reports

Feb 16, 2018 Fort Report

Last week in Lincoln, I held a first-in-the-nation forum on the impact of the new tax bill on individuals, families, and small businesses. Please keep reading!

Feb 9, 2018 Fort Report

This week I had the privilege of speaking at a dinner before a group of persons from different faiths, political parties, and nationalities who gathered in Washington, D.C. for the annual National Prayer Breakfast   In my opening remarks, I gestured to two friends who practice an ancient faith tradition called Zoroastrianism.

Feb 2, 2018 Fort Report

We have too much political theater in our country.  Time-wasting scream-fests on cable TV, reporters masquerading as objective analysts, and media moguls profiting from the divisive environment they help create.  The State of the Union, however, holds a prominent, perhaps righteous, place, amid the American political tumult.

Jan 26, 2018 Fort Report

One night, along the Rio Grande, I stood in the underbrush with Border Control by my side.  We were there to observe one of the more serious problems facing our country.  I watched as persons swam across the river, illegally entering America. 

Jan 19, 2018 Fort Report

Our nation recently suffered a severe, heart-wrenching tragedy in the heart of Africa. Four young American troops were killed in an ambush attack, and several others were wounded. I recently met with one of the wounded warriors of the Special Forces team caught in that Niger firefight. He was fortunate to return home, and I was privileged to speak with him.

Jan 12, 2018 Fort Report

Perhaps you’ve seen this commercial. It shows a shelter for the poor and the homeless around Christmas. Men and women enter from the cold and wintry streets, gathering under bright lights and sharing good cheer, clearly benefiting from an outpouring of holiday charity, compassion, and fellowship.

Jan 6, 2018 Fort Report

Thank you for the privilege of representing you in the United States Congress. In Nebraska we have a longstanding commitment to preserve the vibrancy of our communities, to build a resilient economy, and to sustain the storied traditions that continually renew our responsibility to each other.

Dec 23, 2017 Fort Report

This time of year, we pause as Nebraskans, as Americans, to celebrate the origins of an ancient faith tradition and its beauty: the idea of family, the idea of giving, the idea of Christmas.

Dec 15, 2017 Fort Report

Little did I know that my recent online shopping experience would become a lesson in a forthcoming policy debate.   To demonstrate my point, I pulled up a major Internet news site on my phone during a staff meeting in Washington.

Dec 8, 2017 Fort Report

 Last Sunday, I turned on the television. Every single station was focused on one thing: Scott Frost. But, it was about more than a new coach. It was about the return of one of our own—the natural and long-awaited heir to the gritty, consistent, hard-won success Husker fans remember from the Coach Devaney and Osborne era.