Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

In The News

Oct 5, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — American taxpayers would see their standard deduction nearly double under the tax overhaul Republicans started pitching last week.

“It removes people from the tax rolls, really,” said Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., who represents Nebraska’s sprawling 3rd District and serves on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

Sep 19, 2017 In The News

NEBRASKA CITY – Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery released an American bald eagle at the MRB Lewis and Clark Center at Nebraska City following a first-of-its-kind skin graft. The bird was found injured near Syracuse around Memorial Day.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Coleen Stice diagnosed the wound as an electrical burn and offered her skills to his recovery.

Sep 15, 2017 In The News

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) presented Representative Jeff Fortenberry with the Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union’s (NFU) highest legislative honor.

Sep 6, 2017 In The News

Nebraska's governor, attorney general and other state Republicans stood firmly in favor Tuesday of President Donald Trump's action to rescind the DACA program.

Meanwhile, state Democrats branded Trump's decision a cruel act that threw thousands of families into disarray.

Aug 15, 2017 In The News

Nebraska and Iowa officials responded in recent days to events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. — “These people are utterly revolting — and have no understanding of America. This creedal nation explicitly rejects ‘blood & soil’ nationalism.”

Aug 14, 2017 In The News

The last time Percy Pika saw his father, the smell was suffocating.

The prison had no air conditioning, no defense against the African heat. The cells had no toilets or water, but they did have dozens of men living and dying in each, sleeping on cardboard or on mats no thicker than a sponge.

Aug 10, 2017 In The News

Sen. Ben Sasse, Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry focused on the economy, trade and North Korea at a Federal Legislative Summit at the Strategic Air Command museum Wednesday morning.

Aug 7, 2017 In The News

Stories of Nebraska City, the Arbor Lodge and the conservation efforts of the Arbor Day Foundation will reach school age children and other residents of the UK this week as Suella Fernandes returns home to London after a week-long visit to Washington, D.C., and a weekend visit to Nebraska City as well as the capitol building and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Aug 5, 2017 In The News

To mark the anniversary of the genocide, members of the Yazidi community gathered in a Lincoln church to remember the tragic events that took place in Iraq and to reaffirm their Yazidi identity.

The event was organized by Nibras Khudaida, a senior at Lincoln North Star High School. Her family moved to the United States in 2015 from Northern Iraq after ISIS invaded in 2014.

Aug 4, 2017 In The News

Recent events involving the state’s congressional delegation have been woefully short on Nebraska nice.