Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

In The News

Mar 4, 2017 In The News

LINCOLN, Neb.- "It's very important for them to show that we resisted for thousands of years and trying to preserve our culture and we can do it here in the United States too", says Hadi Pir,Yazidi Cultural Center Director.

The Yazidi community held a "Welcome Home" grand opening today for their brand new cultural center in Lincoln.

Mar 3, 2017 In The News

Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) national and regional leaders concluded two days of policy-level consultations with key State Department officials and Members of Congress, as part of a nationwide advocacy campaign aimed at leveraging America’s political transition to advance a broad array of Armenian American policy priorities.

Mar 3, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate offered an official happy birthday to Nebraska on Wednesday as the state hit the big 1-5-0.

Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, both Nebraska Republicans, sponsored the resolution that passed unanimously. They also delivered lengthy odes to the Cornhusker State on the Senate floor.

Mar 2, 2017 In The News

A scorecard on Congress and members' advocacy for religious liberty abroad shows Republicans got a majority of the A's – and D's – Catholic News Agency reported Wednesday.

The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, in its scorecard for the 114th session, found lawmakers can "do more to prioritize international religious freedom," CNA reported.

Mar 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - In the absence of any meaningful Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on the horizon, two U.S. Congress members presented on Tuesday new legislation to increase American and international support for grassroots and people-to-people initiatives connecting Israelis and Palestinians.

Mar 1, 2017 In The News

Two congressmen introduced a measure to establish and provide money for an international fund to promote peace between Israel and Palestinians.

Mar 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Iowa and Nebraska lawmakers were full of praise for their fellow Republican’s first joint address to Congress as they emerged Tuesday night from the House chamber.

“It was a fabulous speech,” Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb said. “I thought it was very optimistic. I thought it was very inspiring.”

Mar 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nebraska representatives from both the House and Senate offered their response after President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night.

Sen. Deb Fischer said the President laid out admirable goals of rebuilding the military, keeping communities safe, strengthening infrastructure and promoting American innovation.

Feb 17, 2017 In The News

The Swiss Ambassador to Washinton, Martin Dahinden, has presented a brochure. It is intended to draw attention to the achievements of Swiss employers in the USA.

Feb 8, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Laila Ashur is originally from Sinjar in Northern Iraq. She came to America for the first time nearly two weeks ago.

"They stopped her, they said there's been an executive order and you cannot travel," her husband Nawaf Ashur said.