Jun 8, 2019 In The News
The story of Chief Standing Bear “is a story of strength, grace and dignity,” U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry rightly told a congressional subcommittee recently. The 1st District lawmaker repeated his call for the federal government to honor the legacy of the Ponca leader by creating...
Jun 6, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON — Several Nebraska lawmakers will attend the ceremonies in Normandy commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Rep. Don Bacon said he appreciated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inviting him to participate in Thursday’s events. The Omaha-area congressman has read much...
Jun 5, 2019 In The News
Some scientists oppose a prohibition on trying to use genetically modified embryos to create babies. A congressional committee voted Tuesday to continue a federal ban on creating genetically modified babies in the United States. The House Appropriations Committee voted to...
Jun 5, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON — Years before he was elected to Congress, Jeff Fortenberry and his wife, Celeste, welcomed their third baby daughter to the world. And then they received the terrible news: Kathryn had been born with multiple heart defects. Fortenberry recalled being overwhelmed by...
May 28, 2019 In The News
Speaking at times in the Ponca tongue, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry urged a House subcommittee last week to endorse his proposal to honor Chief Standing Bear with a designated national historic trail. The trail would mark the route the Poncas traveled when they were forced to...