Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

Fort Reports

Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report

As Congress considers various proposals related to health care reform within the next few weeks, we have an extraordinary opportunity to do something right and good for the American people.   While the challenges before us are multiple, shifting the health care paradigm from a system that treats the symptoms of sickness and disease to one that promotes lifelong wellness and prevention for

Sep 16, 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.

Sep 16, 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

Sep 16, 2009 Fort Report

In the spirit of celebrating our nation’s independence and rich history, 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. 

Sep 16, 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’s yearly budget, is dizzying.  Where we once spoke about billions of dollars of taxpayer liabilities (you may recall last year’s $700 billion Wall St

Sep 16, 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. 

Sep 16, 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.

Aug 26, 2009 Fort Report

Over the past several weeks, thousands of Nebraskans have shared their views with me regarding the health care proposal in Congress.  I have hosted a public field hearing on “Addressing the ‘Health’ in Health Care,” held personal meetings with constituents, conducted townhalls by telephone (which allow dialogue with individuals and families from the convenience of their homes), and receive

Aug 5, 2009 Fort Report

As Congress considers various proposals related to health care reform within the next few weeks, we have an extraordinary opportunity to do something right and good for the American people.   While the challenges before us are multiple, shifting the health care paradigm from a system that treats the symptoms of sickness and disease to one that promotes lifelong wellness and prevention for

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. 

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