Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

In The News

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

Tuesday was supposed to be a joyful day overflowing with happiness, a day for one Yazidi family to reunite after five long years overcoming indescribable danger and improbable odds.

Haji Hameka was expecting to reunite with his sister, Naam, her husband, and the couple’s three teenage sons as the family joined the more than 1,300 Yazidis living in Lincoln.

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

Washington, DC, January 31, 2017 –– The George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group today announced the selection of two nuclear policy professionals to serve as inaugural Congressional Nuclear Security Fellows. Fellows will work collaboratively to cultivate and expand bipartisan discourse in Congress on nuclear security issues.

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., said Monday that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is a complicated issue and he’d prefer not to be put in the box of completely supporting or opposing it.

Jan 28, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Like many of the abortion opponents marching Friday, Shanna Hoven savored the moment when she reached the top of Capitol Hill and was able to look back at the throngs of people still coming behind her.

“It’s just amazing to see how many people care,” Hoven said. “Every single year, the numbers grow. And every single year, the crowd gets younger and younger.”

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

Gov. Pete Ricketts said Friday he believes President Donald Trump made it clear in his inaugural address that he's going to make "what's good for America" his guiding priority, while "paying attention to all those who have been left behind."

"But he reached out to everybody in America," the governor said during a pause in his two-day sweep through inaugural events in Washington.

Jan 13, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill Republicans are taking their first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act this week, delivering on a key campaign promise but also raising questions about what comes next.

Jan 13, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Offutt Air Force Base appears unlikely to be the military base that will house mission control for a new drone unit.

Offutt had been one of five finalists for the remotely piloted aircraft group, but the Air Force has instead opted for South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base as its preferred location, according to the office of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.

Jan 11, 2017 In The News

LINCOLN – More than 220 individual schools and school districts from across the state, including schools in Madison County: Battle Creek Public Schools, Newman Grove Schools, Norfolk High School, Norfolk Jr. High School, have received special certificates from Secretary of State John Gale recognizing their efforts to honor military veterans.

Jan 11, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry submitting Nebraska service academy nominations for the class of 2021:

Jan 8, 2017 In The News

Insurance companies may be backing out of the federal health law, and Republicans in Congress may be moving to repeal it.

But at OneWorld Community Health Centers in South Omaha, staffers tell their clients to sign up for health insurance while they can, and more people in Nebraska, Iowa and 38 other states are taking that advice.