Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

Fort Reports

Jul 14, 2009 Fort Report

As we celebrate our nation’s independence and rich history in the coming days, I thought you might be interested in learning about one of the U.S. Capitol’s lesser known monuments to great leaders of our past, the National Statuary Collection. 

Jun 25, 2009 Fort Report

Summer is typically the time in the United States Congress when appropriations for the upcoming Fiscal Year are considered.  However, this summer, two important policy issues have been added to our agenda: energy legislation and significant health care reform.  The intensity of debate over these two matters has prompted many constituents to contact my office with their inquiries and concer

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

Lincoln, Nebraska is the largest city in the world named for President Abraham Lincoln. Nebraska itself is a state that bore great significance to Abraham Lincoln' legacy.

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

On March 4, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, addressed a joint session of Congress.  In a generous speech, he spoke of our nations’ shared traditions and values—our historically forged partnership—but he also invoked the complex idea of a global New Deal.

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

As the new year begins so does a new session of Congress.  While the next two years will present historic challenges and require many hard decisions, it is a great honor to serve as your Representative in the 111th session of the United States Congress.

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

Confused about all the government spending?  Wondering just how and where your taxpayer money is being spent?  You are not alone.  This unprecedented commitment of taxpayer funds, amidst spending plans for economic stimulus and the government' yearly budget, is dizzying.  Where we once spoke about billions of dollars of taxpayer liabilities (you may recall last year' $700 billion Wall Stre

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

I would like to update you regarding my vote on H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the economic stimulus.

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

Will we borrow and spend our way to economic recovery, empowering the big to get bigger and making complex financial arrangements all the more complex?  That is the approach a majority in Washington have embraced thus far.

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

The “Nebraska Breakfast” is a six decade-old tradition that welcomes visiting Nebraskans to the nation' capital on the Wednesdays that both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are in session.  Wednesday, February 10, 2009, marked the return of the Nebraska Breakfast in the 111th Congress.

Jun 19, 2009 Fort Report

As any college-bound student and his or her family know, April can be an extremely nerve-wracking month.  High school seniors are expected to complete their final semesters, juggle writing final papers and scholarship essays, and make decisions about college and career plans.

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