Aug 2, 2017 In The News
A Nebraska Congressman gets an earful on a familiar topic. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says he understands the frustration, even anger, being expressed about health care during his town hall meetings across the First Congressional District. “It’s very personal. It’s...
Aug 2, 2017 In The News
FREMONT – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry made the trip to Fremont on Tuesday afternoon to give an update from Washington and also to listen to questions and concerns. Every August Fortenberry spends a week during the congressional work period holding town and city hall meetings...
Aug 1, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), Don Bacon (NE-02), and Adrian Smith (NE-03) have written to President Donald Trump outlining Nebraska’s request for a federal disaster declaration. Their...
Jul 29, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON — The early morning defeat of Senate Republicans’ “skinny repeal” legislation brought sighs of relief from health insurers, including those in Nebraska and Iowa. Medica plans to offer insurance on both the Nebraska and Iowa Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018 and...
Jul 20, 2017 In The News
WESTON – A new black granite monument in Weston tells all who gaze upon it that Bob Cerv was more than a Major League ball player. He was a man, Curtis Havelka said, who embodied the American spirit. “Never quit, never give up. If you want it, earn it,” Havelka said was the...
Jul 19, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Republicans simply allow the Affordable Care Act to collapse on its own is sounding better and better to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. “It’s starting to make some sense now,” King said Tuesday. “Let the pain of Obamacare compound...
Jul 8, 2017 In The News
Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry visited the People's City Mission Friday to connect to his community and see what new ways the mission is using to make a difference... He found the 251campaign. "We're asking the public to fund one meal for one person, once a month, that'...
Jul 3, 2017 In The News
The writer, of Lincoln, represents Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. I recently toured the newly renovated United States Capitol dome. It contains a striking fresco — entitled “The Apotheosis of Washington” — of a stern and purple-clad...
Jun 25, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON — Moses Ward is part of the problem facing health insurance in America today, and he knows it. The 46-year-old small-business owner from Lincoln works hard to keep himself in good health, but he has a rare genetic disorder that causes parts of his body to randomly...
Jun 15, 2017 In The News
Members of Congress are debating whether it’s time to adopt new security procedures after the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia. Even before the attack, Republican members of Congress were on edge about threats and harassment from constituents angry with...