Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

In The News

Jun 8, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will review Christopher Wray’s nomination to be the next FBI director.

But the Iowa Republican learned of Wray’s selection the same way as many others Wednesday — via a tweet by President Donald Trump.

May 30, 2017 In The News

ELMWOOD – Elmwood Cemetery served as a place of remembrance on Monday for scores of people who attended Memorial Day services there.

May 29, 2017 In The News

ELMWOOD – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry told hundreds on Monday that uniting behind those who have served, may help sow the partisan divides throughout the country.

Fortenberry spoke at a morning Memorial Day service at Elmwood cemetery, delivering a speech that gave several examples of unknown men and women performing heroic actions.

May 18, 2017 In The News

After putting in 60 or more hours of work, eight Bellevue students were honored May 9 at the annual Congressional Award ceremony at the Bellevue Public Schools Welcome Center.

The award recognizes people age 14 to 24 through six levels of awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.

May 16, 2017 In The News

Angry protestors decided to pay a visit to the home of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Thursday, leaving a vulgar sign that he would later tweet and condemn.

Fortenberry’s 11-year-old daughter first discovered the sign, prompting the family to report the incident to local authorities.

May 16, 2017 In The News

A section of biking and hiking trail from Beatrice to Barneston is now owned by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

A deed ceremony last week capped a Remembrance Walk tribal members took across the state.

Tribal chairman Larry Wright Junior says it was inspiring to be with fellow members every day on the walk that stretched from Niobrara to Barneston.

May 16, 2017 In The News

BARNESTON, Nebraska — For so long, this sliver of land has pierced the hearts of the Ponca people.

May 5, 2017 In The News

As ambassadors who have represented the United States at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), we know how it contributes to U.S. national security. We therefore applaud Representatives Jeff Fortenberry, Bill Foster and Pete Visclosky for cosponsoring H.Res.

May 4, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation made a special point to welcome and thank the Vietnam War veterans participating in Monday’s Honor Flight to the nation’s capital.

May 4, 2017 In The News

The writer, of Lincoln, represents Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.